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Cardinal Hotel

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All reviewsshared bathcity hallceiling fanvintage hoteleuropean styleunbeatable locationbeautiful lobbywithin walking distanceheart of downtownstanford universityaffordable hotelold schoolwifi worked wellenjoyed my stayminute walkrestaurants and barssilicon valley
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I only stay at the Cardinal Hotel when I stay in Palo Alto. The location is in downtown Palo Alto walking distance to the best restaurants, shopping and Stanford University. The price is the lowest available for the amenities and location.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Palo Alto is one of the most expensive towns in the US. But this charming hotel is great for those of us who have business in the area and don't want to overpay at the luxury hotels across the tracks. Geat location in downtown Palo...More

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

Greetings tcladouhos, Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your review and the high praise. Palo Alto has certainly become a destination for Silicon Valley business travelers, Stanford alumni, prospective students and parents. Stanford Shopping Center and University Avenue are both walking distance. And...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding hotel time and time again. No other place to stay or worth considering. Consistently impeccable service style comfort over and over again. Have recommended to everyone I know visiting the Bay Area.More

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

Warmest Greetings Eric, Thank you for such high praise. I've shared your review with the team and we are all beaming with gratitude. It is our mission to make guests feel like they are Cardinal Hotel "extended family" and we thank you for your recommendations....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a classic hotel that has antique touches. The cardinal hotel is precisely perfect for these reasons, and it’s been updated with the number of modern amenities that make it a very pleasurable experience in the heart of Silicon Valley.More

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

Thank you, Ned! Your review is simply "perfect" as well! We're delighted to hear that you had such a pleasurable and relaxing stay. The hotel is a Historic Building mixed with those "antique touches" and modern amenities you'd expect from a luxury boutique hotel in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience. Very friendly staff. Overnight parking on the streets worked out well. Very inviting lobby takes you back to prior era. Was a bit concerned about the shared bathrooms, but this worked out just fine. Very convenient location. Two thumbs up!!More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kerby, I give your review "two thumbs up" as well! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience, thank you for sharing it! I'm glad you took advantage of the "Shared Bath" style of rooms we have, which allow for...More

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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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$134 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
$134 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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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"2nd floor is easier to get to with your bag"
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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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