When I saw the other reviews I had to double-check the address to be sure it was the same hotel. Yes, full credit to the staff. Otherwise...
True, it's 10 minutes or so from Stanford University. I was visiting a business in Palo Alto and my GPS got completely confused (which others told me is not unusual, so go with good directions.) El Camino Real is a very busy street with heavy traffic pretty much all day and no shortage of signals. At this time there's also road construction, so driving is not a pleasant experience.
The hotel is motel-style, with all rooms opening to outside corridors. It made me nervous about leaving my blackout curtains open, with people walking past my front window. It is however surprisingly quiet. The workspace is pretty good. Internet is free, fast and reliable though it forces you to log on every time. The small fridge and microwave tucked into a corner are very useful.
The bathroom has a shower and toilet area separate from the vanity. It closes with a heavy door and I found it a little claustrophobic. Bathroom amenities include soap, shampoo. conditioner, lotion, and bath gel.
The breakfast includes a good assortment of hot options as well as the famous cinnamon rolls. Oatmeal is instant and the only fruit is bananas. Coffee and granola bars are always available.
The fitness center is the lowlight of the facility, badly in need of updating with two ancient treadmills and a couple of rickety weight machines, barely usable.
The area is run down, though it feels perfectly safe. I found dining options quite scarce unless you want to brave the traffic on El Camino Real again. There is a "room service" delivery menu. I ended up buying food at the Target down the street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Atherton Park Inn & Suites is an extended-stay hotel in Redwood City, California for business travellers and family vacation with spacious guest rooms, onsite restaurants, fitness centre, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, and easy access to Stanford University, Stanford Medical Centre & Downtown Palo Alto. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Redwood City Hotel Redwood City
- Holiday Inn Redwood City
- Redwood City Holiday Inn