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    Cardinal Hotel

    235 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    Traveler (55)
    Room & Suite (18)
    Hotel & Grounds (58)
    Overview
    • Excellent43%
    • Very good38%
    • Average9%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible5%
    Travelers talk about
    “shared bath” (19 reviews)
    “ceiling fan” (11 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Business Center
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 217 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I recently stayed at the Cardinal Hotel for two nights while traveling for business. When I checked in, I gave my credit card for any incidental charges and as a deposit. I informed the employee at the front desk that the trip was reserved and...More

    Thank flyzapper
    Response from CardinalHotel1924, General Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Mr. Sandler, I want to apologize for the series of mistakes we made at the Cardinal Hotel that resulted in your credit card getting charged for your stay when it should not have been. The front desk agent that checked you in was wrong...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Was very nice and comfortable. There was a lot of noise in the alley, but the windows helped to reduce some of that noise. Thanks for the nice stay and comfortable welcome. The taxi service was great and the tv service was fantasticMore

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Patrick! Thank you for the high praise! We are nestled in the thick of it all in downtown Palo Alto, with so many great restaurants, bars, shops and cafes just a stone's throw away. I hope we see you again, soon! We will have...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Amazing location, terrific staff, great amenities in room and so very very clean. Dont be worried about shared showers etc , lots of capacity and so incredibly clean. Breakfast included next door is terrific. Bike storage amazing, business center, quiet , bed and bedding perfect,...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Kate! Thank you for spending such a memorable occasion with us! We take great pride in being a historic family owned hotel, since 1924! There is something magical about the history of Cardinal Hotel - much of which is on display in our lobby....More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This hotel has not A/C anywhere and we visited during a heatwave. It's not advertised anywhere on their website. Had we known, we would not have booked. There's also no coffee anywhere in the hotel, not in rooms, not in the lobby. This place should...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Megan, Thank you for your review. I apologize, we experienced an all time record heatwave for a few days during your time in Palo Alto. It was certainly not the norm. I can 100% understand and empathize with your experience. As we are a...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Hotels in downtown Palo Alto are expensive; if you're willing to go for the shared bathroom option at the Cardinal and stay on one of the floors where showers and restrooms are located at the end of each hallway, you can save quite a bit...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Hi there, Erik! Thank you for the A+ review! You are so right about Palo Alto and other hotel options in the neighborhood can be expensive. One of the things that set us apart from our competition is our unique "Shared Bath" style of rooms....More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Palo Alto
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    Traveler (55)
    Room & Suite (18)
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    Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
    There is an elevator right by the registration desk. However, I do not recall rooms on the first floor. Also, you will want to call to check for an accessible entrance. I am remembering stairs at the two entrances.
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    "Make sure to book rooms with restrooms away from the backside if you MUST stay here."
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    "rooms that face the inner courtyard were quiet at night"
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    "Request a room with en suite bathroom. Higher floors have less street noise."
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    "Sometimes there maybe a party in one of the nearby restaurants or bars.Ramona street side was quiet for us."
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