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“Low cost for Palo Alto has good features”
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Hotel Parmani
Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Low cost for Palo Alto has good features”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

I travel from the UK to Palo Alto 4 or 5 times a year for a week at a time. I like this hotel because:
[a] Wired Ethernet - rock solid for VOIP and VPN work
[b] Fridge - I keep UK hours [8 time zones away] - so spend several hours working in my room before most of California wake up. I stock the fridge from Safeway on arrival.
[c] Walking distance from CalTrain station if I need to go into San Francisco
[d] Standard coffee machine - I buy a pound of Peet's coffee and a box of Melitta filter papers from the supermarket and I can make as much coffee as I want at a decent strength. Avoid the "dish water" coffee pack provided by the hotel!
[e] It's often reasonably priced as I book some months in advance.
[f] I can park very near my room.

What's missing:
[a] AirCon is noisy
[b] Breakfast is not worth bothering with

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are quieter
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank FPnu
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GM_Super8PA, General Manager at Hotel Parmani, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor.

We are glad you find our hotel convenient when visiting the area. As you mentioned, many of our business travelers appreciate the speed and stability of our wired internet connection.

As we transition to becoming Hotel Parmani effective October 1, 2013, we will be providing a few extra touches to enhance the guest experience, such as in-room Starbuck's coffee (though Peet's is an excellent choice).

We look forward to serving you on a future visit to Palo Alto.

Sincerely,

General Manager
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Miami
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Very old building, very old and minimum furniture, owner is very stingy. The only good thing was the internet.

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Thank Ibrahim T
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GM_Super8PA, General Manager at Hotel Parmani, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Ibrahim T,

I apologize that we did not meet your expectations during your stay at our hotel.

I have reached out to you via email to see if you could provide me specific feedback on how we could have made your stay better.

Should you have specific feedback, please feel free to email me directly at innatstanford@gmail.com and I would be happy to address any issues you experienced.

Sincerely,

General Manager
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Walnut Creek
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Spacious room. Friendly staff. Clean. Lovely bedding (no florid, floral polyester bedspreads)! Nice to have a fridge and a microwave. Nice curved shower curtain rod. Liked having both sheer and blackout curtains. Hooray for unscented soap! Close to Stanford campus. Loved my window which faced OUT - not into the courtyard/parking lot/walkway - much better for privacy (this was a rare room considering the design configuration of this site but is something which designers of future Super 8's should keep in mind; having people walk by your room window is no fun, then you close the curtains and feel like you're staying in a cave.) Improvements that could be made: 1) Use 2-ply toilet paper; 2) Put a shade, blind, or curtain over the bathroom window. Yes, the glass is frosted, but the sun comes blasting in in the a.m. and the bathroom becomes too hot; 3) Fix tippy table; 4) All lighting was from ceiling lights. This is a bit annoying at night when one wants to wind down or read. A lamp on the nightstand would be wonderful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Charmaine B
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GM_Super8PA, General Manager at Hotel Parmani, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Charmaine B,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor.

I am pleased that you found our accommodations to be spacious and clean, and our staff friendly and accommodating. I wanted to address some of your suggested improvements, which are helpful to know.

Regarding the one-ply toilet paper, this was an error in shipment from our supplier which resulted in the delivery of one-ply versus two-ply. We caught the error and notified our supplier, who replaced the remaining boxes. I apologize that the old ones were not swapped out of your guest room as our new shipment had already arrived.

We will also take a look at the table in your room. As for the lighting, we are looking into a table lamp option to supplement our overhead lighting.

We sincerely appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the future as we transition into becoming Hotel Parmani. You may visit our new website at www.hotelparmani.com.

Sincerely,

General Manager
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Orangevale
1 review
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I had a very nice stay. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Room was extremely clean - white bedspread, etc. I would recommend to anyone on a budget. You do have to turn around when coming in from the south but it isn't a big problem. Also walking distance to excellent restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Judy H
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GM_Super8PA, General Manager at Hotel Parmani, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Judy H,

Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am extremely pleased that you found our staff to be courteous and our rooms to be clean. Our housekeeping does a tremendous job and we are glad you noticed.

As you mentioned, we are walking distance to many excellent restaurants.

We look forward to serving you again in the future as we transition to becoming Hotel Parmani. In the coming weeks, we will have our new website up at www.hotelparmani.com.

Sincerely,

General Manager
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Property: Hotel Parmani
Address: 3200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Parmani 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy excellent lodging in Silicon Valley, right near Stanford University. Our hotel offers modern guest rooms and suites featuring free WiFi, flat screen televisions, and business center. Shop and dine on University Avenue or wine taste and stroll the Stanford gardens during your stay in Palo Alto. ... more   less 
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