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Flagstaff Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a local family reunion. This is an older property, nicely refurbished and maintained. Rooms very quiet. The pool and poolside restaurant were always very crowded, but the property has a series of Koi and duck ponds that provide many private areas to relax. There is a Pokemon gym located on top of one of the Koi pond... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed on a Friday night, with my son, in a huge room at the far end of the hotel. They offered a free upgrade, but I needed 2 beds since I was with my son, and the upgrade was for 1 king bed. The room was great and I have never stayed anywhere with such a quiet AC. The... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large comfortable room with sliding glass door and a cute little patio. From the Front Desk to the pool side restaurant, all the employees, very polite, courteous and smiling!I was in Palo Alto, to attend a friend's wedding, first time there. Spoke with other guest that were staying at Dinah's and everyone was pleasantly surprised to the quaintness of this... More 

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New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The facilities and amenities are fine, but nothing to write home about: things seem clean and functional. The gardens aren't quite how they appear in the pictures--there are so many other rooms around, you don't really have any privacy if you want to hang out out there. The furnishings and fixtures are all clean and fine, but definitely feels older... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Because of frequent recent necessary trips to Palo Alto, Dinah's has become my home-away-from-home. Each of the rooms I have stayed in have been artistic, individual, and luxurious. It is refreshing to step outside onto a private patio overlooking the beautifully maintained lagoon. The entire staff, from the front desk to the maintenance workers, are trained to be friendly, courteous,... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a huge suite, right on the fishpond, with the sound of the water and the ducks (and the pump!). You would not know that you are in town, and just off the main road. The room was clean and nicely appointed. With one notable exception, all of the staff were pleasant and polite and eager to please.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a comfortable room with a nice view and a lot of toiletries, mini bar items etc. be aware that the second story does not have an elevator, which might be an issue for those with mobility issues....

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lagoon is relaxing and spectacular. The price was great. The rooms were a bit shabby. The $50 charge to hold sundries was irritating (putting it mildly) for the minibar. The parking is very tight and resulted in at least 5-10 cars a night parking along curbs without spots.

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Evry, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After many business stays over the years, I found the Dinah's Garden Hotel (previously Dinah's Motor Hotel) always atypical for its organization around the pool & leisure-like ambiance but VERY expensive (nearly 400$ for a single room).

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Kelseyville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband is in the Hospital at Stanford. I stay at Dinah because it is Friendly,very clean, you can do everything you have to do right there. They have a very clean pool, dining is excellent. You feel very safe there.

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DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dinah's Garden Hotel and for taking the time to give us a review. I'm so glad you had a positive stay. Wishing your husband a speedy recovery. Sincerely, John Hutar More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated since 1957, Dinah’s Garden Hotel in Palo Alto is a lush oasis in Silicon Valley, and was voted “Best Hotel in Palo Alto!” Dinah’s is located near Stanford and the headquarters for the world’s leading businesses. We are California Green Certified and feature gardens, Koi-filled lagoons, well-appointed guestrooms, banquet facilities, two restaurants, and art from around the world. All 97 guestrooms and 32 suites are inspired by decorum from around the globe – creating environments that are both relaxing and productive. Visitors and locals alike love dining casually at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant or enjoying a first class meal at THE SEA by Alexander’s Steakhouse. Although Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a historic location, we hope you enjoy our modern amenities such as brand new 42” LED televisions, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and Business Center in the lobby. Come discover why we have been a destination creating a unique brand of hospitality for more than 55 years! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dinah's Garden Hotel

Address: 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4495
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $152 - $482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dinah's Garden Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Hotel Dinahs Garden
Dinahs Garden Hotel
Dinahs Garden Palo Alto
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#1 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
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