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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cardinal is a tremendous old school hotel with very clean rooms and friendly, attentive staff. Located in a very nice section of Palo Alto......I am anxious to return. A Bistro near / Bistro Maxiene is really delightful with very experienced barristas and a wonderful menu.

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Thank Mick K
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hotel that kept the old style in the common areas, but the rooms are very good, well equipped, big and comfortable. It is very well located close to main shopping road and close to a big Mall. I would defiitely come back next time in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After my experience in San Francisco (SF) hotel i.e. cheap hotel in union square, I was not very optimistic about the hotel in Palo Alto. But I was wrong. This hotel was excellent and the cost was also affordable. I paid 139$ per night but had to share the bathroom with other guests. The rooms with bathroom are bit expensive... More 

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atlanta, ga
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought the air conditioning in this hotel was "out" when I walked in the lobby. It was humid, and smelled like something that had been locked in a closet for too long. As this is an "historic" hotel, the elevator is very old - you have to slide open a heavy door to get in the actual elevator. When... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it's an older property but it's got charm. When's the last time you were actually handed a key on a brass key ring with your room number on it? The room I was in was a combination of two rooms. It was redone to accommodate a queen size bed in one room and a large flat screen with love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you enter the Cardinal Hotel you get a sense of what it was like to visit here 100 hundred years ago. The modernized original lift gives you a real such sense when you move up to the rooms. The same goes for the reception desk in the main room of the hotel.

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Thank Mikael S
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Cardinal Hotel is ideally located for those visiting Stanford University. It is close to the Palo Alto Transit Centre which makes it easy to use the train or maguerite buses. There are many restaurants close by as well.

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Thank JeffOtieno
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

More than friendly staff, free tea and coffee in the bar, and an awesome location with plenty of great restaurants, bars and cafes in nearby Palo Alto, which is beautiful. Half an hour lovely walk to Stanford, ideal place to stay.

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

First off this location is incredible, it's right in the heart of Palo Alto. It's within walking distance of the caltrain station and a bunch of great bars and restaurants. It's definitely walkable to most places you would want to hit in the city, but Uber is a great option as well. The shared bathroom/shower is a bit inconvenient, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Cardinal is a good place to stay for business as well was leisure purposes. The rooms are well furnished, with TV and all necessary amenities; even a iron and ironing board and a hairdryer. The lobby has complimentary coffee and tea counters 24x7, and it also has a business centre wth printing options and internet connections. along with that there... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience Old World charm in vibrant downtown Palo Alto. Built in 1924, the Cardinal was Palo Alto’s premiere Hotel. Today the ambiance remains; the gracious lobby still provides a delightful glimpse of Old Palo Alto. Enjoy the hotel’s warm atmosphere and proximity to world class dining, shopping and Stanford University. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cardinal Hotel

Address: 235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2530
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $134 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cardinal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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Cardinal Hotel Palo Alto
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
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