I have mixed emotions about this hotel... First impression was great. The lobby is gorgeous, the location is great, and the service was friendly.
The rooms are a bit plain (no big deal). The beds leave a little to be desired. They arent terrible, but I've definitely slept on much more comfortable beds.
What I didn't like was: no A/C or ventilation of any kind (it was July). Yeah, the weather in the bay area is nice, but when you open the window, you're on busy hamilton street. Even with the window closed, I can hear the truck traffic in the morning and the drunken college students at the bar across the street at night.
Also, only street parking is available (2 hr or 3 hr M-F).
- 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