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Dinah's Garden Hotel

4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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  • Los Altos History Museum
    1.9 mi
  • 3 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed yesterday
Lovely
A nice break from all the large chain hotels. The grounds are... more
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice break from all the large chain hotels. The grounds are great, the room large and very comfortable. We really enjoyed the restaurant, too. The location is ideal for travel to Stanford Medical. Great shopping nearby.

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Tucson, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dinah's is lovely, clean and a wonderful place to stay. Priced well on weekends. Location is very central. Staff is very personable and helpful. The gardens and water features are unusual and just beautiful.

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Ansembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had lovely rooms with nice sitting place and kitchen. Was a great hotel and restaurant breakfast was also perfect. A little distance to university avenue but worth it. Didn't have a chance to try the pool, but it looked very good

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service in a clean, convenient and safe place to stay while in Palo Alto. I like being able to park right in front of my room on the ground floor. They don't have an elevator and taking my luggage up the stairs would have been a challenge for me since I was traveling alone. The room was spacious and...

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Homey hotel with lots of nice amenities. Easy for business travel to the area. Helpful staff and a very heated pool - bring your bathing suit! Spacious room though not necessarily updated. Very comfortable beds and nice grounds

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

Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on your first trip to Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed the property, our staff, and our heated pool. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future when your travels bring you back to the Palo Alto area. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very helpful team who gave us a great customer experience. Food is excellent and beer too, albeit pricy at $8.50 a pint! Heated pool and a very 'resort' feel to the place. Would highly recommend. Am typing these last few words as Trip Advisor insists that I write a minimum of 200!

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

Thank you Peter for all 200+ kind words regarding your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that our customer service met your expectations and that you had the opportunity to use our pool and visit our Poolside Restaurant. Please get in contact with us when you plan to visit the area again. Best Regards, Steve...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up to the hotel and it was beautiful. Then we opened the door to our room and it felt like a room in a Thai resort! It was so nicely decorated and roomy and comfortable. I will stay here every time I'm in town.

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

Many thanks Janelle for the wonderful review of your first trip to Dinah's. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed the property and your room, and do hope that you will stay with us every time your are visiting the area. Please give us a call when you are planning to visit next! Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is quaint. It has good facilities and is slightly campy. It is where you might imagine rich elderly relatives would stay if they didn't have access to the internet. Still. For merely good facilities the price is excessive ($340/night?) and the value is mediocre. The staff is average when they should be exceptional. Friendly but they don't actually...

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

Please accept my most sincere apology for Dinah's not meeting your expectations during your most recent visit. I welcome the opportunity to discuss the matter with you directly. I can be reached at jhutar@dinahshotel.com or 650-798-1307. Sincerely, John Hutar, General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinah's is one of the best hotels I have stayed in so far. I am quite picky when it comes to cleanliness and here everything was spotless. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The fireplace is perfect for a chilly night

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

Thank you so much Tino for the five star review of your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are quite pleased to hear that our staff was helpful during your stay and that our housekeeping department did their customary great job in keeping your room and the property spotless. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near...

West Hollywood, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like this hotel because of friendly staff and environment. I also like the apples the hotel provided on daily base. I wish I could stay longer to enjoy the environment. The shuttle driver was very friendly and was willing to go out of his way to make the customer satisfied. The front clerk was very nice to arrange the...

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

Many thanks for the kind words regarding your recent visit to Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the staff and the environment we provide here for our guests, and are happy to also hear that you were able to take advantage of our shuttle services. We also hope that your next trip will be longer...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $144 - $501 (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 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
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“Ask for a room overlooking the water. Many of the first floor rooms have balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles ruthz698, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for Garden Rooms overlooking the water gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles bclane613, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Our room on the second floor had an excellent view of the pool and gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles 150carolineh, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“I would go for a 2nd floor room next stay.”
 of 5 bubbles ohsusanna733, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ground floor lagoon is a great serene break from a business day”
 of 5 bubbles D9292YTdavidv, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
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