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Stanford Park Hotel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Menlo Park
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San Luis Obispo, California
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8 reviews
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“Extremely impressed with Stanford Park!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a beautiful hotel! Great location ... easy to find, in a lovely city, close to restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops and the Stanford Mall! the doormen and front desk clerks were all very welcoming and courteous. Lots of interesting things to look at in the lobby and hallways: statues, English paintings, even books that you can borrow! Cookies in the lobby every night. We stayed in Room 317 ... it had just been refurbished and was really pretty! Very English. Very high ceilings, which made it seem more like a home than a hotel. Very comfortable beds! And a great view of the pool. The pool was lovely ... lots of chairs and chaise lounges, flowers, trees, birds everywhere ... and lots of pool towels were always available! My husband's favorite part? The hotel's very nice fitness center is open 24 hours! .... We look forward to returning next time we're in the area.

Room Tip: Room 314 was great, with a view of the pool!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

This hotel staff continues to out do itself. I had stayed at the Stanford Park Hotel last month for only a day, but when I walked in last week, everyone seemed to recognize me. And when I saw my room, it was not only amazing, but it was the same room I had been in last time (they had remembered that I liked the room). I now recommend the hotel to all my business associates traveling to Palo Alto.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Ojai, California
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

With a background in architecture and design, I appreciate the attention to details and the tasteful interiors of the Stanford Hotel. The rooms are beautifully appointed, but I have to say, the service was the best part of my experience. Friendly smiles from every member of the staff, ready and willing to help.

It's a very good value too: free valet parking, no internet charges, and free shuttle buses to the surrounding areas

Room Tip: The courtyard rooms on the ground floor are excellent, spacious with a nice view to the outside.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is such a lovely place to stay when visiting Stanford. It is 3 minutes from campus and across the street from a fabulous shopping mall with several restaurant options. It has a beautiful courtyard, a welcoming restaurant/bar, and a well equipped fitness center. The rooms have every amenity including free water and wifi. But it's the little things you notice. Warm, fresh baked cookies in the evening, free wine tastings every weekday, and free bicycles for borrow. The pricing can get high and is very variable depending on whether you're there during the week or a weekend, but this is our place of choice when in town.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms near the dumpsters--lots of noise in the morning.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stayed here for 2 days with husband on a business trip in May. Check in easy, efficient. Our room was small and odd shaped, but then again we'd requested a quiet, out of the way room, which it was. Best thing about the hotel is that it takes business seriously: there's the WiFI, the 24 hour business center with free printing, the Wall Street Journal. Hotel was tastefully decorated, and clean. Pool was pleasant. Location great for Menlo Park. Only "heads up" for guests such as ourselves coming from Europe-- the restaurant serves ver-y generous portions. One could easily split an entree for two. Highly recommend for those doing business in the area.

Green Features: Rather odd that they are proud of being "environmentally friendly" as during our stay the air-co was on-- as well as fireplace. (US hotels in general have to make it easier to open windows at night to sleep in cool air instead of using air co.)
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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White Rock, Canada
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

I visited San Francisco on a long weekend, June 24 to June 26. I tried to arrange a residence around Pebble Beach and have a tour along 17 Miles, but found no room was available even you could afford seven hundred dollars a night. Then I used Google Map, searched hotels around San Francisco, check their prices and rankings, double check with Tripadvisor. It seemed Standford Park Hotel can offer a good price in this kind of long weekend holiday. It was just as good as the Tripadvisor ranking showed. I really enjoyed my stay there.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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La Mesa, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a top notch hotel with top notch staff. We enjoyed not only the lovely ambiance of the hotel, but also our comfortable room and the wonderful amenities. Our breakfast was delicious and the service was excellent. The location was perfect for our trip to Stanford. We can't say enough about how great our stay was here. Unfortunately, we were only there one night, but look forward to returning. We highly recommend the Stanford Park Hotel.

Room Tip: I'm sure any room would be perfect. Our room happened to face the busy street, but besides havi...
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Green Features: We appreciate this aspect of the hotel, and praise them for ensuring compliance in so many areas that the rest of our world need to practice also.
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Stanford Park Hotel
Address: 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5292
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Menlo Park
#1 Business Hotel in Menlo Park
#1 Family Hotel in Menlo Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanford Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
European luxury awaits you at the Stanford Park Hotel. Enjoy superb service, award-winning cuisine, and exquisitely appointed guestrooms at one of the finest hotels in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula. Conveniently located adjacent to Stanford University and Palo Alto, the Hotel provides an elegant and tranquil setting for a productive meeting, memorable wedding, or a restful personal retreat. ... more   less 
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