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Country Inn
Ranked #13 of 27 Hotels in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 30, 2007

Found this great place through Trip Advisor. The shower was great, beds good, and we had coffee by the pool every morning! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. They even printed my boarding pass for me!

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 26, 2007

We stayed for 8 nights and were looking for a place with kitchen and a nice flair. The Country Inn was a great choice. The owners were always available with advice and help, the rooms are tasteful and cozy and the everything is well-maintained and appealing. I can only recommend this motel and we will stay there again next year.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2007

I'm not usually fond of motels,. They once held a certain tragic/romance, but that's long gone. So for me to give this motel a favorable review, it must mean the Country Inn is a winner. Well, it is. At least for a motel. Good shower. Good bed. Quiet. And reasonably priced compared to the rest of the area.
Bottom line: it's absolutely fine on a budget. And when you're in Palo Alto, most everyone NEEDS to be on a budget.
Save your hotel money, and eat well.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 30, 2007

I stayed there several nights at this hotel its a great very small clean hotel.. the beds are not the best.. very inexpensive for a single its 68.00 with tax.. aaa rate. be sure to tell them not to use there room freshener very strong unless you don't mind.. it a mom &pop kind of of place.. be sure to be clear with them on your reservations they seem to get confused very easily a few times they messed up on my reservation and I did not have rooms.. also one time i stayed a night and I said I might stay two but I left really early and i did not let them know and when I came back I was locked out.. which any hotel would see your belongings in the room and would assume you are staying another night. the have your cc. with all that I would highly recommend it for the price...

Stayed: October 2007
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Reviewed October 6, 2007

I found this small independent motel through TripAdvisor. Most reviews but not all were very positive. Now that I have stayed there myself, I would like to add another positive review. My mom and my wife and I travelled to Palo Alto to attend a wedding and we stayed at the Country Inn Motel for five nights in two adjacent rooms. Other family members were in two other rooms, and we all enjoyed our stay. The rooms are decent and clean for a very reasonable price. But in addition, unlike other motor inns in the vicinity, which seem to be all building and parking lot, the Country Inn Motel has a sizable and well maintained lawn and garden with some beautiful mature trees and a nice pool and enclosure with flowering shrubs in built-in planters and flowering climbers on the pool enclosure wall. The effect is to invite you to come out of your room. One quirk is that most rooms do not have coffee makers, but that is balanced by coffee and tea being available 24 hours a day from the motel office. I will mention that one of our four rooms did have a ntoticeable odor when we first arrived, but it faded once the room had been aired out. I would not hesitate to go back to this motel.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2007

Rooms are clean, comfortable and affordable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled on business
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Thank California25
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Reviewed July 21, 2007

Hi, this motel is clean and comfortable and I found the staff to be friendly. However, I do have to agree with Boberto's review - for some reason, they overdo the fragrance in the rooms. It's not too bad if you are gone all day long because the fragrance fades away slightly during the day and you can open your windows to air it out a little more.
The only other slight complaint was that we were promised a room upstairs but ended up with one downstairs in the corner of the motel -

  • Stayed: July 2007
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1  Thank loganCalifornia
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Additional Information about Country Inn

Address: 4345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Price Range: $150 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palo Alto Country Inn was built in 1954 along the El Camino Real, the main thoroughfare of that time. Shaded by large trees and surrounded by orchards, travelers would stay here when visiting Stanford University or the city of San Francisco. Founded by Italian immigrants, the Cesano family took care to provide excellent service, and clean, well-maintained rooms for their guests. Many became good friends as they made the Country Inn their home away from home. Today, the inn lies at the heart of a busy Silicon Valley. Destinations such as Google, Yahoo, Apple, Stanford and many Bay Area attractions are within easy reach. Although the surroundings may have changed, the Cesano children and grandchildren have carried on the traditions of providing an affordable and comfortable place to stay. The staff and the accommodations continue to earn the trust of returning clientele and the rave reviews of new visitors. Some special features of the Country Inn are the lovely garden patio that greets you as you arrive, the pool area with available barbeques and ample patio furniture, rooms with kitchens, free wi-fi, and consistently friendly service. At the Country Inn you will find all of the modern conveniences as well as enjoy the warmth and welcome of a quaint inn of days gone by. Please consider us as your hosts on your next trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Country Hotel Palo Alto
Country Motel Palo Alto
Country Inn Palo Alto
Palo Alto Country Inn

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