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1 room, 2 adults

The Palo Alto Inn

3-star3 stars
4238 El Camino RealPalo AltoCA94306United States of America

Palo Alto motel in entertainment district
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Good internet service
Awesome vibe
Delicious food
Great room
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From 78 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Palo Alto Inn

from ZAR 1,959
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Bathtub
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Shower)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Bathtub

What’s around The Palo Alto Inn


  • Rengstorff Park - 40 min walk
  • Los Altos History Museum - 43 min walk
  • Tesla Motors - 2.2 mi / 3.5 km
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Googleplex - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Stanford Stadium - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Stanford Maples Pavillion - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Computer History Museum - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

Getting around

  • Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) - 15 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 22 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 29 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 39 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Palo Alto Station - 12 min drive
  • Menlo Park Station - 16 min drive
  • Sunnyvale Station - 17 min drive
  • Mountain View San Antonio Station - 24 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Playground on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 177 reviews

The Palo Alto Inn
Didnt get king bed I had asked for - assigned ada compliant room I didnt need - but which meant I could not hang up my clothes (rail in closet at waist height) and no shelf space in bathroom for my toiletries etc.... everything was low which actually hurt my back. Told at check-in no other rooms but next day when I mentioned issues told I could have switched if asked ... wifi also poor. And while I realise its never supposed to be cold in Northern California, it was and there was no heating in bathroom .... told to heat bathroom by turning on shower and/or turning up heating in room and leaving door open to bathroom. The water in the shower even at highest heat setting not that warm (even after I found switch to move past regulator to stop accidentally getting hot water). and I hate wasting it so to make bathroom tolerable needed to make room too hot....
A Traveller, us2 night trip
The Palo Alto Inn
A RIPOFF! They overbooked, did not have a room for me, yet I was still charged almost $500. Disgraceful!
A Traveller, us1 night trip
The Palo Alto Inn
Very nice and pleasant!
weimin, us2 night trip
The Palo Alto Inn
family spouse
was good could not get television to work. Hotel guest helped out
Joseph A., us1 night trip
The Palo Alto Inn
Very Basic
This hotel is much like a Motel 8. Don't expect anything fancy. Also the "breakfast" is basically store bought danishes.
Lisa, us1 night trip

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