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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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West Hollywood, United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Westminster, Colorado
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I liked this hotel, it wasn't far from the university, and was close to my office for a business trip. The property is nice, with plenty of foliage. It was a little bit odd not having any carpeting in the room, but the room had what I needed, and had a lovely patio that I would have used more if...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved staying at this lovely hotel just minutes away from Stanford, where my daughter is attending law school. Will definitely stay there again - easy entering and leaving, great location, friendly staff.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon when visiting your daughter. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

Palos Verdes Estates, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this elite, sophisticated town in Silicon Valley, you don't expect to find a little bit of Hawaii tucked away on the major street through town. But that's exactly what you discover at Dinah's Garden Hotel. Yes, it's a bit old fashioned, but it's a clean and relaxing enclave built around a lovely pool and deck area, with meandering ponds,...

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

Aloha from Dinah's! Thank you for the kind words regarding your recent stay with us. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the property and our staff and are also happy that you were able to spend some time at our Poolside Restaurant during your stay. Please get in touch soon when you plan to visit the Palo...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there 2 separate nights and staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious and clean. Love it that the complex is smoke-free!! and very zen with a koi pond and ducks. Keurig coffee dispenser in room. will definitely come back whenever I 'm in that area.

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

Thank you for the kind words and five star review regarding your recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room, our koi pond, and our celebrity ducks. Please do come back when your travels bring you back to the area. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are consistently pleased with our stay at Dinah's year after year. The rooms are very clean, the front desk is efficient and friendly. Even in the winter the outdoor pool is heated and families can swim. The Poolside Restaurant is great. It is within walking distance of Stanford University where our son is a student. I use internet hotel...

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

Thank you for the five star review of your most recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your room, our staff, and The Poolside Restaurant and hope that you will visit us again soon when visiting your son at Stanford. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden...

San Mateo, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a nice quiet New Years weekend. The front desk staff was wonderful. The room was very nice with a large balcony and nice view of the pool and greenery. Hotel was decorated beautifully for the holidays. Will visit again!

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Many thanks for the five star review of your stay with us over the New Year's weekend. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your room and our front desk staff and hope that you will spend the next "Staycation" with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

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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
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 94306-4495
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, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for Garden Rooms overlooking the water gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles bclane613, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Our room on the second floor had an excellent view of the pool and gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles 150carolineh, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I would go for a 2nd floor room next stay.”
 of 5 bubbles ohsusanna733, 2 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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