I went to the hotel for a single night, to have a photo shoot. We stayed in the Bali - Lanai Suite. The room was very interestingly decorated, even though not really "Bali" themed. It was more like "pan asian" themed. The conditions were definitely dated, I'm think the room itself hadn't been update since the 70s, but it had a charm to it.
The fireplace was in an awkward place, but the two flat-screen televisions were fabulous. The bathroom was immaculate with cool spa features. The bed was HUGE (three people slept in it!) and very comfortable. The intricate headboard (it took up the entire wall) was definitely the highlight of the room. The hotel staff was very accommodating; though it was irritating to have to pay a deposit because I wasn't 21. Not to many late night delivery places near by, but it's a college town, so...
The garden had a beautiful asian theme with huge koi. There was a recently renovated pool (we didn't swim) with a great looking pool house. We took many photos in the beautiful garden. The only major turn off for me is that, the hotel looked like a sketchy motel on the outside.
If you're looking for a quirky, boutique hotel with good value, great customer service but a bit dated (with some surprising renovations): Dinah's Garden Hotel may be the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned and operated since 1957, Dinah’s Garden Hotel in Palo Alto is a lush oasis in Silicon Valley, and was voted “Best Hotel in Palo Alto!” Dinah’s is located near Stanford and the headquarters for the world’s leading businesses. We are California Green Certified and feature gardens, Koi-filled lagoons, well-appointed guestrooms, banquet facilities, two restaurants, and art from around the world. All 97 guestrooms and 32 suites are inspired by decorum from around the globe – creating environments that are both relaxing and productive. Visitors and locals alike love dining casually at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant or enjoying a first class meal at THE SEA by Alexander’s Steakhouse. Although Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a historic location, we hope you enjoy our modern amenities such as brand new 42” LED televisions, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and Business Center in the lobby. Come discover why we have been a destination creating a unique brand of hospitality for more than 55 years! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Dinahs Garden
- Dinahs Garden Hotel
- Dinahs Garden Palo Alto