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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Room was fine. Nice view of the Koi pond. Took some drinks and snacks to sit by the pool late afternoon and a restaurant staff member came out to tell us that the pool area was part of the restaurant and we couldn't have our own drinks and food. Understand that glass by the pool isn't allowed but there was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am extremely impressed with this hotel. Religious family with young children...not a hotel's favorite clients...staff was efficient, warm and happy to be there and help...grounds were impeccable, responses to our needs were immediate...kids had a blast...parents as well. I would stay there again in a moment.

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1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dinah's nails it. They've combined the convenience of a motel with the amenities and service of a hotel. From the rooms, to the lagoons of koi and ducks, gardens, pool and restaurant the environment is as great as the staff.

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California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have family nearby and have stayed here often. Prices in Palo Alto swing wildly from one week to the next, so I've actually stayed at at least a dozen different hotels there, depending upon what is reasonably affordable at the time. Dinah's is easy to get to, there is easy and free parking, free wi-fi, and most rooms have... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your most recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are glad to hear that you continue to come back to Dinah's when visiting your family and we hope that you will be visiting them and us again soon. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

Jenks, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really unique and nice place to stay. Stayed prior flight out next day at SFO. Had a great room with a patio by the koi ponds with the ducks there too. Ate at the restaurant and had appetizers drinks and dessert, all of which were excellent.

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

Thank you Mark for the five star review of your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your Deluxe Patio Room and our Poolside Restaurant. We hope you will visit us again for a longer stay sometime in the near future. Sincerely, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

Chicago, United States
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room and amenities at this hotel were wonderful. The suite was extremely spacious containing refrigerator, stove, and microwave. The bathroom was even equipped with steam! The location was ideally situated, near many restaurants, highway and businesses.

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

Thank you so much for the kind words regarding your recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed one of our Theme Suites and hope that you will visit us again when your travels bring you back to the Palo Alto area. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our review was great. We had a great time and everything was comfy and homey. Coffee in room and Lobby, frig had sturr in it, extra sink, Restaurant was very good and the wait staff was marvelous! Made us feel like family. We had a great stay at Dinah's and certainly would stay again. It rained but even that was... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your room, our Poolside Restaurant, and our celebrity ducks who will soon be getting very large egos if they learn how much attention they are getting on Trip Advisor! We hope that you're next trip... More 

Nevada City, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to tell you how wonderful this hotel is because I don't want to share! But, it is. Beautiful landscaping, nice restaurant and pool. Rooms are over the top nice. Must have been recently remodeled. Bed was really comfortable. Big, soft pillows. Very roomy and immaculate. Nice restaurants on the property. We always stay here when we can while... More 

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

Thank you Cheryl for the kind words regarding your stay with us at Dinah's, and thank you for deciding to not keep it a secret! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the property, your room, and the Poolside Restaurant. We hope that you will be visiting your family and us again in the very near future. Best Wishes,... More 

San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Dinah's (as I have in the course of some 58 years) is always a treat. The grounds and general environment are exceptional, the accommodations are luxurious, the staff is uniformly pleasant and attentive, and the restaurant (and room service) quality is top tier. Stop by to eat at their poolside facility even when you're just passing through; it's... More 

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

Many thanks for the five star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and the Poolside Restaurant and continue to visit us after all of these years. Please get in contact when your travels bring you back to the area as we look forward to your return visit. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager... More 

tokyo, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carps and Gooses are welcoming you. Easy access to 101. You can walk to Evergreen on your foots. A good restaurant, The sea, is on site. The pool is available in Winner. Peaceful and casual air make you free.

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

Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay at Dinah's. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and that you had the opportunity to dine at Alexander's By the Sea, which is a wonderful sea food restaurant located adjacent to the hotel. We look forward to your return visit in the near future. Best Regards, Steve... More 

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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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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
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: $127 - $499 (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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“Ground floor lagoon is a great serene break from a business day”
 of 5 bubbles D9292YTdavidv, 5 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a suite. Some also have fireplaces which are great for handling the morning and evening chills during the winter season.”
 of 5 bubbles hastykayaker, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms that have a patio on the ground floor that look onto one of the creeks would be my recommendation.”
 of 5 bubbles T6518KQmarkb, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Get room overlooking central koi pond (pretty & quiet)”
 of 5 bubbles nyctravelr, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Choose on one of the themed suites”
 of 5 bubbles smcrawford38, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
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