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Flemington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was getting late and we were driving from Santa Cruz,our flight from San Francisco International was at 7AM so we wanted to get some sleep,pulled in and asked for a room,one was available so we took it,woman was very polite and cordial,room was clean along with the sheets,had a Microwave and a refrigerator.Woke up at 3 and no one... More 

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Stockton, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a place close to Stanford that didn't require a second mortgage and could guarantee us a ground floor room. We called and Neal could not have been more helpful and accommodating unlike a couple of other places we called. Is it brand new? No. Is it clean and well-maintained? Most definitely! And given its right on El Camino... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stayed at the Stanford Motor Inn for 2 nights. The room was quite big, it has a small kitchen. The rooms have thin walls, you could hear your next door neighbor all the time. The bathroom was nice and clean. The WiFi has it's ups and downs, it may work really well or it will kick... More 

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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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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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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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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Stanford Motor Inn

Address: 3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2804
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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