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Stanford Guest House

2575 Sand Hill Rd Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA 94025-7015
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#7 of 11 hotels in Menlo Park
The Stanford Guest House is an impeccably designed and well-appointed property located in the picturesque foothills of Palo Alto. Whether you’re visiting our beautiful campus, conducting research at the internationally renowned SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, or caring for a loved one at the Stanford Medical Center, we make it our number one priority to provide first-class accommodations for the duration of your stay with us. No facility is better equipped to anticipate and address the needs of Stanford clientele than the only hotel owned and operated by Stanford University. Our exclusive lodgings boast one-of-a-kind art and photography highlighting the Nobel prize-winning research conducted at SLAC and, as part of the Stanford family, our staff members are uniquely equipped to help you plan your campus experience. We take great pride in serving the Cardinal community and very much look forward to your next visit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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KLMMadison wrote a review Jan 2020
Madison, Wisconsin174 contributions102 helpful votes
The rooms are compact-not a lot of room to around and the shower is very compact. That said, this hotel had extremely friendly front desk and breakfast staff. There is a shuttle bus from campus that runs every 30 minutes that was very convenient to campus and the hospital (does not run on weekends) but then the hotel shuttle did on demand. The breakfast starts at 6:30, but the coffee/hot drink machine is always available (Loved that and the choices for tea, french vanilla, latte, etc). There is a Starbucks in the parking lot, open weekdays only. No restaurant, but door dash does deliver. WiFi. Accessible. Would stay there again. Very quiet.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Only three floors. The second is the entry floor.
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Shakirak2013 wrote a review Jan 2020
Fremont, California80 contributions45 helpful votes
This hotel is located conveniently on the University campus and has a bus that comes every 15 minutes to take the gusts to the hospital and other areas. They provide a decent breakfast, are very helpful. The rooms are very small but sufficient for 2 people. It is not walking distance but that is not an issue because the Stanford bus comes by so frequently. It is mostly for patients and their families who come from far away areas to be treated at Stanford or for consultation, Breakfast is included and is quite good. There is a very nice sitting area with a garden like setting on the lower floor The prices are reasonable. I highly recommend making arrangements months ahead of time. I have used it.
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Date of stay: December 2019
CayUcusZ wrote a review Nov 2019
Clovis, California159 contributions49 helpful votes
On a recent trip to the medical center with a friend undergoing serious treatment, we arrived in town only to discover that at the last minute our reservations at another hotel had fallen through. We were staring at extremely overpriced accommodations somewhere else in the area when Stanford Guest House came through. The staff couldn’t have been more kind and positive, putting our overly stressed friend at ease. The straight forward, clean and quiet room overlooking an oak covered hillside was balm for the nerves. The medical center was minutes away. In an area of over-inflated room pricing due to locale and construction worker markups, the Guest House was a godsend of reasonable rates. Thank you for making our stay a respite of calmness for our friend.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
Kathy M wrote a review Oct 2019
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This is my second stay here. The room is small, but I'm traveling on my own and it fits my needs. I like the breakfast buffet and I have a refrigerator in my room for stashing a few cans of diet soda; not sure if all of the rooms have this but was happy to find it here. My son is at Stanford so I like running into so many people that have some kind of connection to the university. People are friendly including the the staff. Room is kept clean and the bed is comfortable. Very nice TV, better than what I have at home. I did rent a car, and with that it is very short ride to the campus. There is a Safeway down the street and I discovered a cozy and friendly Mexican Restaurant next to that - El Cerrito - which enjoyed so much I took my son and two of his friends there last night. I did hear a little noise through the walls occasionally so it might bother a light sleeper in the morning, but for me it was not a problem. The Stanford Guest Hour is not fancy, but I feel very comfortable here and will stay here again. I really like it here!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Olivia L wrote a review Sep 2019
Perth, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place to stay if you are working at the university or the hospital. However, the lay out of the university is that unless you are working at the SLAC or the hospital, you will have to drive to get to where you need to be. There is a bus and also free shuttle if you don’t have to go far. Nonetheless, the hotel itself has everything needed, and staff are friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stanford Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Stanford Guest House?
Nearby attractions include SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Stanford Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Stanford Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Stanford Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stanford Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Madera, El Cerrito, and Eric's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Stanford Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Stanford Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Stanford Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hewlett Packard Garage (3.0 miles).
Is Stanford Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.