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“Not worth the money - or any money”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Menlo Park Inn

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Menlo Park Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Menlo Park
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Denver
1 review
“Not worth the money - or any money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

$339 per night for this hotel? Come on, really? I stayed for two nights and cannot believe the rate for this motel. I could easily hear the people talk in the next room. Each morning I woke up to their alarm at 3:30 am. One phone did not work and every time I turned then TV on I needed to reprogram the HDMI settings for it to work. I could hear street noise - no wonder they left a nice packet in the room with ear plugs... Never going back here again. It is an overpriced motel with dirty carpet and no closet (open coat rack in the bathroom area). Wow.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

the Menlo Park Inn is a very nice (small) motel in Menlo Park. the rooms are well appointed and very clean. Staff is courteous and efficient. Good value for the money. The continental breakfast had a nice selection and the coffee is excellent!!!! The in room coffee maker is a welcome benefit.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Just across the line from Palo Alto, this motel is quite convenient to Stanford, which was our destination for this trip. This is a typical L-shaped, two-story motel setup that has been nicely rehab'd and kept up. The operators are very friendly and put out the extra effort to make you feel welcome as a guest instead of just another wallet. At check-in, we were presented with a basket of bottled waters and home-made cookies, both quite welcome after a long drive. The rooms are decently sized, with mix-and-match furniture that is nonetheless in good shape, comfortable, and useful. The bathrooms were clean and modern, the beds firm and comfortable. Wifi is free and excellent, with four different repeater locations to choose from so that you get a strong signal. One of my favorite features is that the hidef flat screen TV is provided with an actual hidef cable feed, unlike many "luxury" hotels that provide only an analog signal (with it's "fat-people" picture). And it has a generous array of channels including ESPN. We had an upper room, which I would recommend if you can handle a flight of stairs with your luggage, as our floor in the sink area squeaked prodigiously, and I wouldn't have wanted the room below ours (208). We didn't have occasion to use either the heat or the AC, but the unit appeared to be newer. The breakfast room was light and pleasant, and the offerings ranged from cold cereals to make-your-own waffles. Entirely adequate and very welcome each morning. There are several restaurants within walking distance, including a Turkish one that was quite good. We'll be repeat visitors whenever we are in this area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great little hotel close to Stanford, Palo Alto, Menlo Park...within easy walking distance of everything on El Camino Real...yet, quiet! Great cookies and snacks included! Nicely renovated....Super breakfast also included...Very friendly staff....will definitely stay here again...

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are farther from El Camino Real
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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palm springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

great location for my business trips, nice rooms recently redecorated. good service, nice amenities. The property has large rooms, with nice linens and decent mattresses. there could be better pillows and towels, but for the money it is a great value in the area north of Palo Alto

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is an old motel that's been renovated - with some nice touches. Nice decoration, good plumbing, wireless. The people at the front desk are the nicest you will find anywhere. The little snacks were really helpful when I came in late, hungry, and tired.

The location is great - easy walking distance to Menlo Park's little but very nice downtown.

One thing they didn't upgrade was the walls - I know way more about the football recap playing in the next room than I cared to at 11:30 PM, and could hear every cough of the older gentleman in the room on the other side.

Breakfast was ok, but nearly all starch. Cereal, toast, make-it-yourself waffles, hard boiled eggs, a little fruit.

Room Tip: El Camino is very noisy all night long, so see if you can get a room towards the back.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Menlo Park hotels have become seriously overpriced (thank you Silicon Valley), and I've been looking for a moderately priced hotel to stay when visiting family. I was pleasantly surprised to find this hotel had been updated from the standard 1960s, dated decor of comparably priced properties. While there is no pool and my sister complained about the breakfast, I enjoyed my room, the front desk was friendly, and the overall experience was positive. One can't change the fact that this is an older hotel, but at least they've invested some capital to overhaul the rooms and reception area (unlike some of the others in the neighborhood).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Menlo Park Inn
Address: 1315 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4210
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Location: United States > California > Menlo Park
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Menlo Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Menlo Park Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a region renowned for razor-sharp venture capital firms and a generous dose of Stanford-style intellectual innovation, the Menlo Park Inn carves a decidedly unique niche - a sleek, utterly stylish inn that makes all-star service its top priority. Sure, our guests love our easy, under-two-mile access to Palo Alto, but what really makes them smile? We think it's the sweet smell of fresh-baked cookies. It's an Xperience you'll never forget. ... more   less 
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