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“Good hotel, great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301   |  
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Ranked #15 of 26 Hotels in Palo Alto
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 hotel reviews
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“Good hotel, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Best thing about the hotel is the location. It is walking distance or short bus ride to Stanford campus, and walking distance to downtown Palo Alto. Train station to San Francisco is right next to the hotel. Stanford Shopping Center is also very close. Otherwise hotel is nice but nothing special. The rooms look a bit tired but are otherwise fine. Nice pool and a koi pond in the courtyard. Breakfast OK but nothing memorable. Overall, good hotel but cannot get too excited about it.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed here for two nights. The location is fantastic with easy access to Stanford University. The hotel is noisy (can hear all the noise from the courtyard and anything in the hallway). The staff was very friendly when I checked in but when I returned the next day to inquire about something, the front desk staff was rude.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I stayed here for a visit to standard. The location is excellent. Walking distance to downtown PA and campus, and easy access to public transportation.

At $350/night it's pricey for a Sheraton, but it's reasonable for the area.

Theonly complaint is with the shower. The water came out about 5 feet above the tub floor. As a 6 foot guy, I had to bend down to wash my face and hair. Not a big deal, but not the great experience I've come to expect from Starwood properties.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Beds are awful...very noisy and squeeky. There is no where outside of the bathroom to put on makeup..no lighted mirror, or dressing table at all, and there isn't room in the bathroom for more than one person. Trains are noisy, just behind the property...all day and night.
Had trouble with the business center while trying to check in and print boarding passes, and Adan was very rude and not helpful at all. Numerous guests have complained about him.
Property is not a regular Sheraton, it is independently owned.
Location is good, but that is about it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Having visited the Sheraton before, I was aware of the excellent location, large rooms, and attractive lay-out with the pond and the pool in the centre.

This time I booked an Executive Floor room, which includes Executive lounge access.
The room itself was good: A massive bed, excellent quality mattress and generally very spacious.
The absence of a minibar and a safe however is curious to say the least. That said, you get complimentary bottles of water in the room. The room looked towards the pond, so it was the quiet side.

The Executive Lounge is however an embarrassment. It is basically 2 converted hotel rooms with some garden furniture in it. It looks and feels cramped, the snacks available are so-so, and it has very limited opening times. Where other hotel chains offer a real lounge with working and meeting areas, full on buffets etc, this was well below par.

A free breakfast is served in the lounge, but this is a continental choice. Again, not like the others.
We had breakfast in the main restaurant every day, which is the second best breakfast I have experienced anywhere around the world. The choice is huge, the cooks make your omelettes/waffles etc to order, with any ingredient you like. In one word magnificent! Coffee and juice service is continuous, staff is great, and the cost id quite OK as well (18$).

So, it is simple: If you want the best located hotel in Palo Alto: Take a normal room (not Exec Floor), and get a fantastic breakfast in the main restaurant. This combination is still 40 $ cheaper than the Executive Floor including their paltry breakfast.

All in all, Sheraton remains a good bet if you avoid the Exec Lounge.

Room Tip: Inside looking towards the ponds
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

The hotel was a little old as mentioned in other reviews, but was clean and comfortable. There was some style, not just a plain box hotel and the room had nice amenities and lots of pillows. The dining options however left much to be desired (for dinner). The hotel restaurant was't at all iteresting and also over priced. The breakfast was Ok, but $18 dollars.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had reserved a quiet suite in this hotel. When we arrived we were directed to a suite which was on Camino real, with the club doors just accross the corridor banging as of 6:00 am until 10:00pm with people getting in and out the club. It was not possible to move to another room.
Typical old hotel. Next time we will stay at the Westin which is more modern and next to it.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel

Address: 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 26 Hotels in Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 346
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is a luxury accommodation in Silicon Valley near Stanford University and San Francisco Bay Area attractions like Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown, and Napa Valley. ... more   less 
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