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Garden Court Hotel

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520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Palo Alto, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location: Located on the edge of Palo Alto downtown, makes this hotel a great location for a base to walk around this charming city. Room: Very comfortable and it feels very homey. Furnished with high end amenities. Services: Something that they need to work on. When we arrived to the hotel to check in, no one was helping us and... More 

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New York
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The reviews on here made this sound like a world-class boutique hotel. It's nicely kept and central but truly didn't offer anything special or memorable, and the desk staff often seemed bewildered by basic requests.

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Olympia, Washington
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We upgraded to a room with a balcony. Just a wonderful room with high quality touches, an inviting fire place, and large bathroom with beautiful touches. Ultimate luxury, wish we could have spent the entire time inside the room and on the balcony! A perfect place to re-connect and relax while being inches away from dining and shopping and the... More 

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Chrissy, thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much and enjoyed the balcony! They are a favorite feature for our guests, for sure. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Jeffery Phillips General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was perfect! Someone put a lot of thought into anticipating any needs. A nice large desk made it easy to work in the room. Any office supplies you could possibly need were in the desk drawer- a stapler, tape, paper clips, scissors, even white out. I am a bit of a bed and linen snob and these were... More 

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Catherine, thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you to the Palo Alto area! Best, Jeffery P. General Manager More 

River Falls, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed two nights on business. Room was very nice, quiet and well maintained. Great staff. Restaurants all around. The restaurant in the hotel was good. We stayed on the third floor. They fresh fruit they provided every morning was an added treat.

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Jeffery P. General Manager More 

Manila, Philippines
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect hotel in Palo Alto in terms of location, look and amenities. The room is pretty with a balcony and perfectly laid out. The bathroom shower is perfect, layout just right and amenities are great! You can tell management anticipated the needs of clients. I would definitely stay here again! Staff is very helpful as well. Great hotel choice👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to her you enjoyed your stay with us and found our amenities comfortable and to your liking. We feel it's everything, from the big things to the little touches, that help make a perfect stay. We look forward to welcoming you back any time! Best, Jeffery P. General Manager More 

Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this hotel. The rooms are very pretty and clean. We stayed in a suite and it was very nice. The bathroom was a little small with only a pedestal sink, but it was marble and pretty. I like more space in a bathroom, especially a suite - but this is not a bad feature, just preference. The... More 

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Angela, thank you so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon if your travels bring you back to Palo Alto! Best, Jeffery P. General Manager More 

Norton, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I want to say your hotel is beautiful.. I was traveling with my 2 girlfriends from Norton, Ohio going to Standford University Hospital for my breast cancer. We called all over for a hotel, when I called yours I was quoted $129 and I repeated back to your person at the desk and he said yes...(which he was a very... More 

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear earlyb58, We are heartbroken that you left feeling this way. Garden Court has been helping fight the battle against breast cancer for ovewr 20 years and will NEVER stop. I know we can help join you in your fight along with Stanford. If you are willing, please contact me directly. I would be very grateful for the opportunity to... More 

Carmel, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My daughter has had several trips to Stanford for Dr appointments. This hotel is close to the hospital and is within walking distance to restaurants and stores. The rooms are beautiful and the beds are comfortable. The pastries they put out in the lobby in the morning were yummy. All the employees are very helpful and kind.

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review! We're so glad you and your daughter were comfortable with us. Please keep us in mind for any necessary future stays in the area. We always look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Jeffery P. General Manager More 

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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Best location, nicely furnished with the family run feeling. If you can find a room there it is the best place to stay in Palo Alto. Staff is very efficient and the food is great, the rooms are spacious and the amenities are incredible

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Simona, thank you for the lovely review! We're thrilled to hear your stay with us was so pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Jeffery P. General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Garden Court Hotel and Event Venue rated in 2014 - Four Stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Located in downtown Palo Alto's tree lined streets this luxury boutique hotel offers 62 guestrooms and suites. Ideal for business travelers, meetings in Silicon Valley, leisure guests exploring the area and brides looking for a romantic wedding. With contemporary chic design, charm, luxurious amenities, attention to detail, spectacular location and privacy this ultimate urban retreat is amazing! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Court Hotel

Address: 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $279 - $841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Garden Court Palo Alto
Hotel Garden Court
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
#1 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palo Alto
#4 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
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