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Americas Best Value Inn - Palo Alto

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Reviewed May 17, 2015

We weren't expecting much, but it really is a decent place to stay, far enough away but relatively easy access to US-101 and 40 minutes from downtown San Francisco and 15 minutes from San Jose Airport. "Free" breakfast consits of packaged sweet rolls, bottles of OJ and a container of water for the in-room coffee maker. Refrigerator, microwave and satellite...

Thank Mark R
Fairfax VA
Reviewed April 2, 2015

Given the name, I had low expectations. They were exceeded. Room is very clean. Furniture is adequate if dated, bed was comfortable. Office staff is friendly and helpful. Two minor complaints - the WiFi capacity isn't enough, so it was really slow in the evening (although I'm writing this very early in the morning, and it's fine now - which...

1Thank JeremyInFairfax
Ashburn, Virginia
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....

2Thank Kevin L
Santa Cruz, California
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...

Thank Louise W
San Francisco, California
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...

Thank Erin74
Cleveland, Ohio
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.

4Thank khuser
Atlanta, Georgia
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.

Thank Dhruval S
Bakersfield, California
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.

Thank Danikadobies
Modesto, California
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...

2Thank Bryan H
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...

1Thank californiaraiderdiva
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $95 - $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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“It does have a handicap room & they accept multiple discount options.”
 of 5 bubbles Kitty5466, Jul 17, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be about the same quality. Ones in the back were single story as I recall (at least we didn't have any overhead noise).”
 of 5 bubbles jerroldk334, May 18, 2015 | Read review
“The two story unit appears to be suites.”
 of 5 bubbles F5607AEmarkr, May 17, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the far end of the "U" layout.”
 of 5 bubbles louisew591, Nov 4, 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from El Camino. The rooms toward the back of the hotel and away from the street are much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Erin74, Oct 3, 2014 | Read review
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