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180 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1618
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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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 27 hotels in Palo Alto
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Nobu Hotel Palo Alto – a 73-room boutique hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley has recently unveiled a completely brand new hotel including an exclusive Nobu Ryokan guest experience on the top two floors. You will arrive by way of a grand spiral staircase with floating stone treads and a carved teak handrail, set above the globally acclaimed Nobu Restaurant. Then you will be welcomed into a light-filled lounge with rich wood, Crema Marfil stone, Venetian plaster ceilings, and luxurious furnishings like George Nakashima’s legendary chairs and John Wigmore’s ethereal light sculptures. Designed by LA-based Montalba Architects, the Hotel will also feature a new façade of chiseled stone, textured with waves of cream and gold. The peaceful and buoyant design will express subtle echoes and contrasts with the hotel’s commanding views of the city, Stanford University, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the surrounding Bay Area foothills. Enjoy world-renowned Nobu hospitality, Palo Alto-style.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Patio
Car hire
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Butler service
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more
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JanilleMac wrote a review Nov 15
Morgan Hill, California1 contribution
We live in Morgan Hill ( south Santa Clara county) and searched for a place we can stay-cay, relax, rejuvenate & enjoy amazing dining. We found Nobu Palo Alto!!! The cost for Our stay was pleasing as Other 4+ stars hotels were almost double in price. The location is Perfectly nestled in downtown Palo Alto, Surrounded by incredible restaurants that is within walking distance. Also, around the corner is one of our favorite places, Watercourse Way where we able To enjoy wonderful spa services! The staff is great And you have a personal Concierge available to you 24 hours through text! The room is simple, elegant and high tech all at the same time with an incredible balcony that over looks downtown. We will definitely be back For more stay-cations!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Randy B wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California54 contributions23 helpful votes
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We happened upon Nobu by chance after the hotel we booked in San Jose looked like a war-zone. What a sheer delight. The rooms are not big (but the wall-mounted TV is huge). It has every modern convenience including a Nespresso coffee machine and a TOTO bidet-toilet. (A real pleasure if you’ve never seen or used one.). The bedding and bed itself are pure pleasure. The room has a balcony (pretty unusable given the fires) and has a sheer curtain and a blackout curtain that are operated remotely (push a button). The bathroom is wonderful. Good size and great light. Finally the location is right downtown and the bottom floor is a Nobu restaurant. Fabulous food but very pricey. Probably more than 20 restaurants (all serving outside) are within walking distance.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Colleen Donlin, Guest Services / Front Office at Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Dear 994raandyb, Thank you for staying with us on your most recent visit to Palo Alto. It was a pleasure to host you. We greatly appreciate your kind words. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Voyager310 wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California115 contributions29 helpful votes
My teen son and I stayed here one night to celebrate his 18th birthday. Minutes from Stanford and the Apple Campus, we were loving the location. This hotel takes great effort to present meticulous rooms and public areas. It reminded me of a previous trip I took to Kyoto as the influence on decor and decorum is decidedly Japanese. Our room was quiet with a view of Palo Alto. The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on in my entire life. The bathroom was small but meticulous. There was no bath - if you need a bath you may wish to ask for one. Staff members were absolutely wonderful - gracious and hospitable. Nothing is overlooked. If I had to say one thing that snagged us - there is no parking here. When we arrived at the hotel we found ourselves driving around in circles looking for a place to arrive - there isn't any. Guests must park at a public parking lot. I would definitely stay here again - this is a warm, welcoming place to stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Ashley87H wrote a review Dec 2019
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Great valet service, very nice and welcoming at check in. The room was nice and neat and beyond my expectations. Very comfortable stay, the in room dining was also delicious. I ordered the spicy tuna, cauliflower, and chicken all three were very good. The chicken was cooked and presented perfectly and was also juicy and tasty. The cauliflower comes with really good sauce as well. I really enjoyed staying here and hope to visit again soon.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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DeirdreIrish wrote a review Nov 2019
Dublin, Ireland60 contributions41 helpful votes
First time staying here., but not sure I’d return. Some construction in main foyer meant that access is through a side fire escape at the moment. Really odd. Also on day I left had to find alternative elevator as one was out of order and I ended up exiting through the kitchen or something like that. Very strange. At check out I was charged the wrong rooms bill including stuff I hadn’t had. Only spotted this as asked for a copy of the bill. Took ages to correct this and I ended up leaving without a reprint. They did refund some money to me in the end but it was the inconvenience that impacted me over all, as its my employer who gets that back not me. The room was lovely. High tech with Alexa controlled lights and blinds. Weirdly the blinds open when you switch the lights on which isn’t ideal when you’re in nightwear!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from ColleenDonlin, Manager at Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
Responded Nov 24, 2019
Dear Ms. DeirdreIrish, Thank you for staying with us on your most recent visit to Palo Alto and for taking the time to share your feedback. I sincerely apologize for not delivering what should have been an enjoyable experience for you. I will certainly look into the errors in your handling your bill as well as the glitch in the drapery timing. We have since opened our first floor and appreciate your patience tremendously while we worked through it. I hope that we can make this up to you. I have left my contact information below. Thank you again for your time. Colleen, cdonlin@nobuhotels.com
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PRICE RANGE
$418 - $1,159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaPalo Alto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
Which popular attractions are close to Nobu Hotel Palo Alto?
Nearby attractions include The Stanford Theatre (0.1 miles), Downtown Palo Alto Farmer's Market (0.2 miles), and The Wine Room Palo Alto (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nobu Hotel Palo Alto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Nobu Hotel Palo Alto?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nobu Hotel Palo Alto?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Nobu Hotel Palo Alto?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nobu Hotel Palo Alto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Evvia, Oren's Hummus, and Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nobu Hotel Palo Alto?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Nobu Hotel Palo Alto located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the center of Palo Alto.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nobu Hotel Palo Alto?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Nobu Hotel Palo Alto offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nobu Hotel Palo Alto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian.