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Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Everything was so OVER-priced this week when I traveled for business to Palo Alto, my Travel Agent said "I've never put anyone here before, but there is really nothing available". It's an older "drive up type" motel, but has everything I need....very clean, free wifi, free water bottles, quiet, and they even give you 2 danishes for breakfast each day.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

this is the 2nd time we've stayed at this motel. Both times it has been spotlessly clean, quiet and comfortable. We chose it for proximity to medical appointments and for price. I have paid considerably more for less quality in other places. Best rooms for quiet are at the end of the U-shaped layout of the wings. Bonus for people... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After reading the reviews, I wasn't excited about staying at this hotel. However, my experience turned out to be much better than expected. While this is not a fancy hotel, it is clean and comfortable. For a brief stay, it was just fine and very budget-friendly. The exterior of this America's Best Value Inn is a tad depressing, but after... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Room was ready. Guests next door smoking outside. Guest in room was shouting to guest smoking outside. Later, 11:30 pm, a loud smoking party ensued. Called front desk clerk to let him know. Rather than intervene, he invited me to leave.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Clean hotel. We got a non-smoking room and I was with my mom and sister. Safe location, daily housekeeping. The owner helped us with late check-in and also received a fax on our behalf! Definitely recommend staying here.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Like to stay here. Very clean and quiet! I sleep during the day and get good rest at this hotel. Would recommend for anyone wanting to stay in Palo Alto and be near Stanford University or Stanford Hospital and Clinics.

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Modesto, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Well this is one for the record books. There were five of us and we had reserved 3 rooms as we were staying in the city visiting a friend in the hospital. We arrived at 10 pm tired from a long day at the hospital. A young man at the front desk was helping a customer in front of me... More 

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Rooms updated & very clean. Came with microwave, mini frig, flat screen tv. Room was toward back on first level so no outside noise. Yes breakfast consisted of 2 sweet rolls, OJ & coffee but who could expect more with such a reasonable rate! Close to restaurants and grocery stores. Front desk & staff very friendly. I'd definitely stay here... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My 11 month old daughter suddenly required a hospital stay so we could not travel as planned. Because this happened with such little notice I missed the cancellation window and was forced to pay $154 to not stay here. If they won't offer any help for people who have a baby in the hospital, what will they help with? Do... More 

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Selby T, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. Upon investigating this matter, we found that your reservation was made through an online third-party travel agency. Their policy states that modifications must be completed the day before arrival. Medical emergencies are an exception with proper documentation. Feel free to contact our staff if you have further questions. We look... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

As Stanford alumni, we find this is the best value in the area. Priced at $115-150 (depending), it's rooms are more spacious and have better furniture. Fully equipped and well-run. Good lights for reading.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Palo Alto hotel is 100 percent smoke-free. Business travelers and family vacationers alike are sure to find our spacious accommodations, attentive service, and ample amenities to their liking. Each of our guest rooms features free wireless and high-speed wired Internet access, microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, hairdryer, flat panel cable TV, HBO, ESPN, iron, ironing board, clock radio, free local calls, and wake-up service. Complimentary tea, coffee, packaged danish, orange juice, and bottled water are also in every guest room. Children 11 years of age and under stay free in parent's room with existing bedding. Sorry, no pets allowed. At Americas Best Value Inn Sky Ranch, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto

Address: 4234 El Camino Real, (aka Sky Ranch Inn), Palo Alto, CA 94306-4404
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $111 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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