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Dinah's Garden Hotel

4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4495
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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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Updated 12/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 28 hotels in Palo Alto
Travelers' Choice
The 129 guest rooms (including 32 suites) are inspired by décor from around the globe. This boutique hotel is a welcome escape and is surrounded by Tropical/Asian gardens including lagoons, koi ponds and lush landscaping which provides a relaxing and peaceful environment in a bustling area. A year round heated pool is enjoyed by travelers from all over the world. The restaurant, Poolside, provides a relaxing space for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as has weekly entertainment Poolside from 6-9 pm on Thursday evenings though October.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bowling offsite
Kids stay free
Electric vehicle charging station
Paid private parking nearby
Parking garage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
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
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Turkish


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45Car recommended
Grade: 45 out of 100
53Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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Popular mentions
FRANK S wrote a review Jan 9
1 contribution
The incredible Staff are Friendly, Knowledgeable, and more than Efficient. They are always Upbeat and willing to please. The beautiful gardens and ponds on the grounds make this property so calming you'll not want to Check out! It is truly an Oasis, yet convenient to anything and anywhere you may need to be. The poolside Restaurant is a favorite with the locals which that itself tells you how Good it is! I Guide every out of town Client and Family member here when they are visiting. We have ALWAYS been Delightfully Pleased!
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The Lagoon and Patio rooms are wonderful! i highly recommend them.
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Karen O wrote a review Dec 2021
Sebastopol, California47 contributions14 helpful votes
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
Helen K wrote a review Dec 2021
Coronado, Ca6 contributions
We got the top level room which was spacious and included not only a kitchen but an exercise bike (gym is closed) and a steam shower! All the furniture was comfortable and included both a desk and a separate table. Although this property has been around forever, they have made every effort to upgrade it everywhere. Breakfast was great (love the pancakes with REAL maple syrup). All the staff was genuinely friendly. We usually stay with friends when we are in the area but wanted to be in the same hotel with another out-of-town couple. Glad we did and will surely come back.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Kathy N wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
booked this room for my sister, she had the most wonderful experience. Dinahs has an extremely caring and professional team. Alma, Diane, and Jasmine gave us the most warmest welcome. After all these medical visits our requests could be a bit annoying. Your team not once made us feel uncomfortable. On the contrary, they made sure we had the most pleasant stay. Thank you so much. We will recommend and will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Bags Packed to Go wrote a review Nov 2021
Pacifica, California117 contributions59 helpful votes
From making, cancelling, reinstating reservation, through to check out, this was a perfect stay with our pooch Oliver, who had his own, especially covered loveseat and treats! Comfortable room, beautiful grounds, excellent dinner. Extremely reasonable for the quality of the stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: There is a lovely dog park right on the property, the restaurant is very good so no need to leave...
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$129 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center 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, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dinah's Garden Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Turkish.