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“Best place when visiting Stanford” 5 of 5 stars
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Rosewood Sand Hill
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Menlo Park
Certificate of Excellence
Central New York
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best place when visiting Stanford”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Fantastic high tech room, good pool, hot bar, excellent food, tremendous view, very close to campus.

  • Stayed September 2011
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New Westminster, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Silicon Valley has been described by many as a souless place - not so the Rosewood. Everything about the experience reflects a high-touch, luxury experience and, despite the proximity to the 280, a relative sea of tranquility.

Rather than repeating many of the very accurate previous reviews, form the perspective of Salomone in the technology sector, the Rosewood is in close proximity to the always important Sandhill and Page Mill Road locale of technology companies and venture capitalists, offering a great opportunity to meet, deal or simply chill either inside but the fire, or outside on the terrace. The after sunset crowd is also fascinating, a mixture of businessmen, couples and those wishing to meet the next billionaires. The only negative is the restaurant itself which offers truly average food.

Overall, worth a visit, worth a drink, and definitively worth a stay if you are in the area.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Boh_1
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san francisco
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32 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

The quintessential luxurious resort in the heart of the Silicon Valley. I love the privacy of the rooms, almost cottage-like. Simple yet classy decor throughout the property. Stayed in a suite that was quite spacious, bright and contemporary. I love the open floorplan with the television wall divider. The bathroom has an enormous shower and huge tub....another reason we had difficulty getting out and about in a timely fashion.
The spa is huge and one could spend the entire day relaxing and enjoying all it has to offer....quiet room, sauna, fresh fruit, cool water and outdoor jacuzzi. The pool and jacuzzi are the perfect size to accomodate the whole place, never feels overcrowded...super friendly pool servers, too.
Food - Every meal was delicious including room service....although extremely pricey and a very limited selection during breakfast and lunch.
Service was excellent in all areas of the hotel. Extremely friendly and accommodating, especially the front end; front desk, valet and bell staff.
Will return soon.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank tripgal1
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quezon City
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

this is the best hotel one can stay in at the bay area. The rooms are spacious and appointments are really great!!! We stay here often whenever we need to be close to stanford. It has very easy access in and out and prices are great for what they offer.We have even used this for family reunions when the children from all over the country stay here to be together. Food is excellent and can not complain. Only one hitch when we ordered breakfast room service, the milk for the coffee came late and it was not warm in spite of repeated calls to room service. however, that is such a small glitch for a great hotel. We are going back there this tuesday to enjoy the comfort of this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank truth40
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Portland, Oregon
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304 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

I stayed while my son was interviewing for medical residency at Stanford. This resort was above all expectations and I have stayed at other Rosewood resorts. The rooms are incredibly quiet even though it was at 100% occupancy. No noise at all, the blinds really do block all the light so if you want to take a nap you can. The beds are super comfortable.
The towels are plush, the amenities in the bathroom are top notch including the bath salts. Altogether amazingly wonderful.
The Madera restaurant deserves its rave reviews. Every small detail was well done. The food was perfect. The service superb.
The spa was well worth the expense. Best facial ( from Joy) and Massage ( Kim) I have ever had in my entire life and I am over 50 and been to many highly rated spas.
The only downsides are things that the property may not be able to control. For example there are so many FLIES outside. They land on you as you sit on the pool deck or your patio and we were here in the WINTER. They are inside the lobby too and land on you at the bar, in the restaurant. Beats me how to get rid of them in a way that doesn't drench everything with pesticide-- maybe import some fly eating birds ( but then they poop everywhere). That was quite annoying actually. The local taxis are very poor. Every single time we had issues as did other guests. The drivers are frankly unsafe AND don't have a clue where anything IS. Even when we asked to be picked up at the "oval at Stanford" which is a local landmark the barely English speaking driver wanted an exact address for his GPS. Then on the return to the hotel he didn't know where the Rosewood was and couldn't spell Sand ( as in Sand hill drive) so my son had to get out his GPS on his phone and direct the driver who turned the wrong way on a one way street. My advice is to rent your own car-- also you WAIT and WAIT for a Taxi-- at least half an hour, there don't seem to be any taxi stands at tourist areas...

The town car driver we had contracted with for the airport wasn't any better-- our flight was slightly delayed due to fog and he kept calling the cell saying
"the airport told him we had landed so he left"!! So spending lots of money isn't the answer either.

The concierges were uniformly incredibly helpful especially Margo McKinnon. She even took the "house car" and drove us to Stanford when the taxi which was supposed to arrive didn't after 15 minutes. Now that is personal service.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Warren, NJ
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Reservations made by Stanford. Arrived @ 9PM to find room being aerated from prior smoker. Desk staff were most helpful and accommodating. Provided dinner, while waiting, and this was the second surprise: The meal was wonderful, and the staff, waitress and others were as friendly and helpful as I might have wished. Came to dinner the next night, and the meal was again wonderful, the service exceptional. When coupled all together, a wonderful stay, and highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Joseph A
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Salt Lake City, UT
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30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

My wife and I recently stayed here while we were in the area. I was there for business, she was there to see old friends in the area. Before we arrived, they sent a quick note asking if there was anything we needed for our stay. We mentioned a crib would be nice for our baby.

When we arrived there was a crib, an assortment of diapers, a baby bath, baby soap and shampoo. We were taken back by how our simple request for just a crib - became a complete package for baby care.

Additionally, at one point I needed to attend a nearby meeting and my wife the car. I called the front desk to arrange cab service, and they said they would be more than happy to take me and pick me up with their hotel car. The driver was very kind, the car comfortable, and it couldn't have been easier.

I've stayed at the Westin and Four Seasons in Palo Alto numerous times, and going forward, for business or visits to the area, the Rosewood would be my first choice. The gym was terrific, the grounds incredibly manicured, and the rooms were twice the size of the four seasons and in much better shape. Thanks Rosewood for a memorable and enjoyable stay for our family.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank glbltrotter
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Property: Rosewood Sand Hill
Address: 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Location: United States > California > Menlo Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Menlo Park
#2 Family Hotel in Menlo Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Rosewood Sand Hill 5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amid 16 pristine acres in Silicon Valley, Rosewood Sand Hill® melds the rich heritage of relaxed California Ranch architecture with fragrant gardens and stunning Bay Area views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The hotel appeals to an array of guest experiences with resort-like amenities, lush courtyard gardens and local charm. Whether relaxing in the largest guestrooms on the peninsula, indulging at Sense® spa or delighting in the freshest of fare at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Madera, guests enjoy unparalleled attention to detail and service. ... more   less 
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