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4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#2 of 29 hotels in Palo Alto
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
Dinah's Garden Hotel has 129 rooms and suites arranged around charming tropical gardens teeming with exotic plants, koi ponds and lagoons, cascading water and fountains, a bridge, gazebos and stone sculptures, we offer a quiet escape from the usual corporate experience. Family-owned and operated since 1957, Dinah's Garden Hotel is a lush oasis in Silicon Valley. This is where different lives.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Evening entertainment
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Electric vehicle charging station
Paid private parking nearby
Parking garage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Patio
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Shannon G wrote a review Sep 2022
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We go to Palo Alto regularly for visits to Stanford and typically stay in one of the chain hotels. Thought we’d change it up and stay somewhere different. Dinah’s filled the bill! So cute! It’s an older hotel, but that just adds to the charm! We stayed in a deluxe garden room. The room was huge and had the most quaint little patio. It was so calming to hear the water outside and to see the koi and ducks. The room was clean and had all of the standard amenities. And, bonus, we were able to bring our dog! They even have a cute little dog park on the premises! We will definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Karen O wrote a review Dec 2021
Sebastopol, California47 contributions14 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We stayed at Dinah’s this year for Christmas Eve and it couldn’t have been more perfect. They have special dog rooms that are quite roomy and with a little loveseat with a dog cover on it just for our dog. She also really appreciated the beautiful dog park that is full of beautiful roses and other shrubbery and very well laid out. Our king size bed was pretty comfortable and the pillows were decent. Breakfast is always was delicious and the day after Christmas it was a welcome treat before we left. The grounds still look like they did when I was a kid and that is such a familiar feeling and very calming. The sound of water throughout the area with all the Koi ponds adds to that relaxation. One of the few things that still looks like my childhood Palo Alto. I will be returning again and again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Laura F wrote a review Sep 2022
Tucson, Arizona, United States13 contributions7 helpful votes
I stayed 3 nights here while my husband was having a procedure at Stanford Hospital. I hope they understand how appreciative I am for their Stanford patient discount. When you're from out of town and your loved one is going through health issues, having to find an affordable/safe place to stay can be overwhelming. Pros - Great wifi - Spacious, clean room. - Close to Stanford hospital (15-18 minutes depending on time of day). - I could not hear neighbors through the walls like at other hotels. - No additional charge for parking, like other nearby hotels. Cons - Parking near your room can be tricky, even with a handicap tag. - The mini-fridge didn't get very cold, it was concerning for food items. - Horrible, flat pillows
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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KirklandTom wrote a review Sep 2022
Kirkland, Washington870 contributions138 helpful votes
I can't really complain anything about Dinah's Garden Hotel - it's spacious, quiet, safe, convenient, clean, and beautiful, at the heart of Palo Alto, with easy access to Facebook HQ and Stanford University, and tons of awesome restaurants around. There may be only one thing - it's kind of too old and parking is sort of limited (you might not be able to find a parking spot right beside your building if you come back late).
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Zohar wrote a review Sep 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel5 contributions8 helpful votes
This is not my first stay as Dinah’s Garden Hotel and they maintain the highest level of service, cleanliness and surprise-free visit. My room was ready before time and I was able to check in with no extra charge, which is something I appreciate more and more as everybody else seem to look for more ways to extract money from customers. Meanwhile, Dinah’s keep offering a complementary laundry room, bottled water and don’t charge for parking.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Max W wrote a review Aug 2022
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I've stayed at Dinah's twice in the last few months and each time have been impressed with the rooms and the ambience, and most of all the friendly and professional staff. The rooms are clean and--for the price--well appointed. I like the the whole thing: the ponds and fountains and ducks (and ducklings in the spring), even the section of El Camino on which it's located--one of the slightly less busy commercial strips in Palo Alto.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Compass168451 wrote a review Aug 2022
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My husband had surgery at Stanford so I booked Dinah’s to be close. Everyone was so accommodating and welcoming especially since things were in such a state of flux. Thank you to all the staff who put up with my ever changing reservations! You were all so nice and helpful!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Executive suites are well apportioned. Loved the sound of the fountains from all rooms.
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Sandra H wrote a review Jul 2022
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This was our third visit to Dinah’s Garden. We love the ambiance, the pool and the restaurant. The rooms are large, and comfortable, the staff is helpful. The lush gardens make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise. The food in the poolside restaurant is delicious and Cullum, our waiter, was especially accommodating and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Request a pond-side room for the kids.
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JT wrote a review Jul 2022
Pacifica, California10 contributions3 helpful votes
I have been to Dinah’s 3 times this year already. I only live 40 minutes away and I LOVE doing a Staycation there. The STAFF is so kind ams even though they are a bit short staffed at the dining area they hustle and do a fantastic job! Employees need to be recognized by management in my opinion of being a manager of our 27 years and I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Ricardo who is a “Young Man Of All Trades” He not only seated us, served our dinner, was the bartender, cleared the tables, greeted the guests but most importantly did it all with a Welcoming Smile at ALL times! My stay was supposed to be for only 2 nights but I ended extending for an additional 2 more nights. Alma at the front desk always greets the guests with a radiant smile and remembers us by name and that is so Welcoming. I will be back again in a few weeks for more rest, relaxation and ☀️ sun. A Diamond On The Rough …. DINAH’S GARDEN HOTEL 💗💗💗💗💗 5 Heart Rating JuJu Trade
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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darlenen49 wrote a review Jul 2022
Lemoore, California4 contributions
Nice to park right outside of our room; clean room with a patio; free water; friendly staff; coffee in room with REAL mugs! lush gardens with water feature nearby. Price was perfect for our quick overnight for a DR appointment at Stanford early in morning. Didn't have to check out till we returned.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$192 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaPalo Alto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dinah's Garden Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Village at San Antonio Center (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, Chef Chu's, and Pacific Catch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Dinah's Garden Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.