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Novato, California
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We expected a place to place to spend the night, and we received more. A pleasant and well kept facility. friendly and helpful staff and a great location- excellent restaurants within walking distance, the Stanford campus nearby, short drive to Shoreline Amphitheater, easy freeway access.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed for one night. Very clean hotel. Very well located. Great Asian restaurant next door. Staff very helpful. good price in an expensive area. Refreshing pool in courtyard. Murals on the wall remind me of the Plainview Motel in Oregon but not as extensive. Breakfast just ok. We choose to down the street to Bakery cafe... More 

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Somewhere Outhere
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff I encountered were very nice. That said, this motel is desperately needing refurbishing. All of the linens were noticeably worn, some threadbare. The carpets were filthy. The decorations looked like leftover garage sale. The beds felt like wood boxes with a mattress pad. I could hear tenants in the rooms above and on each side of me. The... More 

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Turlock, ca
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123 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I stayed at this hotel the week of Nov 16, 2015. I was staying at the Comfort Inn down the street but needed to stay in Palo Alto a couple of extra days because a family member was at the Stanford Medical Center longer than projected. The Stanford Inn is an older property for the budget minded person or family.... More 

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FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Some other members of our group stayed in other local motels, and I was in some of them, and I must say I was glad I picked the Stanford Motor Inn. The management here is very friendly, helpful, and on top of everything. Yes, it is an older motel, and no it isn't the Hilton, but it is just what... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

The nicest thing about this place was the people. The room was dingy, with old decor, bedding, furniture and poorly maintained. The bedding was especially nasty, sheets and pillows cases very thin and the bedspread/ throw pillows were possibly 20 years old. I am glad I did not have any idea how often the spread was laundered. I had stayed... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Neil, the proprietor of the motel is one of a kind. I don't think I've ever been as warmly greeted in any hotel/motel as I was here. Yes, the room and furnishings are dated but it's clean and everything functioned. The rates were reasonable compared to other properties. The location is exceptional (down the street from our corporate offices). Plenty... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Property is very dated but clean. The owner was in the office our entire stay and he was genuinely a nice guy. Very knowledgeable and helpful about the area. We did not partake in breakfast which was a very minimal offering. OK if you like cold cereal for breakfast. Not a problem since Panera is 2-3 doors away. Would stay... More 

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California
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I arrived only to learn that they did not have a room for me, despite the fact that I had a legitimate confirmation and confirm # from their booking company (as they fully acknowledged when I showed them the email). Apparently they had had a communication outage that had meant they lost some reservations and never confirmed them at the... More 

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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Dirty bed linen , Broken toilets, cigarette stench in a "smoke-free"room and on top of that if you choose not to stay they will not refund your money. Not worth the hassle or the money. I would not recommend this inn to anyone.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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Additional Information about Stanford Motor Inn

Address: 3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $177 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stanford Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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