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Grand Lake
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a nice stay in Palo Alto at this hotel. The room was very clean and comfortable. Close to good restaurants, shopping, movie theater, Redwood forests, etc. We loved the grounds, there were ponds with duck quacking, running water, very different from most hotels. Parking was handy, you park outside your room.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

In an area where chain hotels abound, it's a treat to stay in a family-owned hotel with lots of charm and character. The rooms are set amidst lovely gardens. Everyone on the staff is extremely helpful. All in all, a terrific place to stay.

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

Thank you Caroline for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent experience at Dinah's. "Charm" and "character" are two aspects of our service that we cherish, and we are glad that you enjoyed the property and our staff. Please get in touch with us when you plan to visit the area again. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great experience from spacious, clean room to excellent restaurant to very friendly staff. First time I stayed here and won't be my last! Good wi-fi and high end coffee in the room. Had breakfast in their restaurant as my dinner was so good.

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County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I LOVE this hotel. Although its a business trip, Dinahs has the ability to help you relax and enjoy the surroundings of the hotel and soak up its amenities The staff are super helpful and supportive. 100% recommend it to anyone visiting the Bay area

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights over New Years. The front desk provided us with a complimentary upgrade upon check in which we really appreciated! They may not always be able to do this but the hotel wasn't full during this time. Our room was clean, spacious and modern. The hotel and grounds have kind of a 60s motor inn vibe,...

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Boulder, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Understated but high quality establishment, with quiet spaces for reflection and privacy, and high-quality rooms. Professional guest interaction; highly recommended. On-site restaurant very convenient and a reasonable choice. Excellent coffee available in lobby consistently, and fitness room has good equipment, if a bit limited in scale and scope of facility. All in all, very well done.

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San Mateo, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are locals but had friends from out of town so thought it would be fun to get out of the house. We could not have found a better property! The rooms are big and sparkling clean. ALL the staff: so friendly, always smiling and helpful. 80 degree pool just gorgeous, I so enjoyed my night swim gazing at the...

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Huntington, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful small, family-owned hotel. Lovely garden with water features, koi, and beautiful, authentic Asian statuary throughout. Friendly, helpful and efficient staff. Simple, roomy, clean, fresh accommodations with bamboo floors. Restaurant food is very good, though service was a bit slow. Overall, an excellent hotel for the cost. Highly recommend!

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southern cal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our one night stay was really really nice from the minute we checked in ~ to the second we departed. The dining room was filled with local diners so we know we were in for a treat. Sorry, but we must spread the word! Our meals were perfection and the price was right. If we lived in the area, we...

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New Delhi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely ambience. Huge, spacious rooms. Great staff! Courtney in particular was super helpful. I was happy with the complimentary laundry availability, and had fun feeding the fishes and ducks :) Wish the restaurant had more options and a buffet breakfast.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your room and our staff and will make sure to pass on your kind words to Courtney. We are currently updating some items to our restaurant menu and hope that you will visit us soon to try...

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Amenities

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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 )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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
  • 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 - $500 (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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“The Exec Suites are truly awesome and really good value”
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“We were at the back of the property, and it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles BethB963, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the water. Many of the first floor rooms have balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles ruthz698, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Garden Rooms overlooking the water gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles bclane613, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“Our room on the second floor had an excellent view of the pool and gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles 150carolineh, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
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