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    The Zen Hotel

    4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4075
    (650) 493-4492
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Adorable hotel, great location, nice amenities, good price, free parking. The one problem is the doors are not very sound proof so you can hear everything that happens in the parking lot. If you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs. Overall, a good experience.

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    Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

    Looked forward to my stay here based on all the good reviews, and it didn't disappoint. Cute little motel with doors that open out to parking lot. Very clean, very tidy, zen feel with bamboo and rock gardens. Clean nicely appointed rooms with lovely amenities....More

    Thank Sharon W
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded September 20, 2017

    Dear Sharon W, I want to thank you for choosing The Zen Hotel for your visit to Palo Alto. We greatly appreciate the kind words and for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We are so happy to learn that we exceeded your expectations. More...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I normally stay at chain hotels when traveling to the area, but the Zen caught my eye this time when making reservations. The Zen is what I remember growing up as a roadside motel. However, the Zen has been updated inside and out to bring...More

    Thank BruceR_2832
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear BruceR_2932 Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to show you what The Zen Hotel is all about. As you mentioned we have done remodeling in all of our guest rooms to give our guests a better overall experience and I am...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The Zen hotel is a renovated motel which, from the outside, is nothing spectacular. But it's the service that makes this motel exceptional. There are complimentary snacks and L'Occitane toiletries in the room. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast selection consisted of a...More

    Thank tgdow
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear tgdow, I would like to thank you for leaving such a wonderful review regarding your personal experience at The Zen Hotel. We are so happy to learn that we met and exceeded your expectation during your visit with us. The amenities that we offer...More

    Reviewed December 8, 2017

    My husband was scheduled to have surgery at Stanford with a registration time of 5am. Since he had to have pre-op procedures the day before, we opted to get a hotel room for that night so we wouldn't have to go back and forth from...More

    Thank nicolecX6536XU
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, General Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear nicolecX6536XU, Thank you for sharing your first experience at The Zen Hotel. I am very glad to see it was a positive one, especially due to the reason for your visit. Finding a place that can provide you a restful night before surgery is...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Price range
    • $131 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #4 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #5 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 37
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    • Palo Alto
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    • Townhouse Hotel Palo Alto
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    April 14, 2017|
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    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto | Property representative |
    Dear LindaL246, Thank you for your question. Our complimentary breakfast buffet hours are Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 10 am. If you need to leave earlier than our standard breakfast hours, we have some items we can make... More
    Room Tips
    "200's are on the 1st Floor (300's above us) out our Room's back door=ZEN GARDENS"
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    "Rooms on the inside area are quieter."
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    "Upstairs room w/balcony above side patio offers airy space to yourself. Rooms are closer to covered parking..."
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    "junior suite was located on the second floor and it backed up to the main street. Little bit of road noise."
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