The Cardinal Hotel is my go-to place when visiting our college kids at Stanford. Rooms are perfectly comfortable, in-room bathrooms recently & nicely renovated with Tarocco amenities. Large lobby with fireplace, coffee/tea station, & round-the-clock security. Location can't be beat: short walk to transport shuttles & to local restaurants avoids need for a rental car. Best breakfast place--Coupa cafe--literally steps from the hotel. Drawbacks: no AC in summer months, corner location can be noisy, lobby staff but mostly but not uniformly courteous and helpful, on-street parking only. Bonuses: Stanford discount available, making this a good value; washer/dryer on guest floors if you want to do your student's laundry! Greatly preferable the chain hotels along Camino Real.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Old World charm in vibrant downtown Palo Alto. Built in 1924, the Cardinal was Palo Alto’s premiere Hotel. Today the ambiance remains; the gracious lobby still provides a delightful glimpse of Old Palo Alto. Enjoy the hotel’s warm atmosphere and proximity to world class dining, shopping and Stanford University. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cardinal Hotel Palo Alto