Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto

3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, United States, 94306show map
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FabulousBased on  59 reviews
Overview

Stanford Motor Inn is a 3-star cozy guesthouse, located only minutes from the beach. Stanford Motor Inn was opened in 1990 and offers non-smoking rooms.

The property boasts a great location minutes away from California Ave Caltrain train station. A theme park and restaurants are stroll from the hotel.

Guests may find Stanford University within 3 km and The Stanford Shopping Center within 4.1 km of the property.

25 minutes drive will take guests to Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

Rooms at Stanford Motor Inn feature modern touches such as individual climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, pay TV, a personal safe and a work desk. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can wine and dine at INDO Restaurant & Lounge and The Fish Market, located in the neighborhood.

Services

Residents will benefit from 24-hour front desk, ironing service and newspaper service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   36.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Pets allowed
Air conditioning

Services

  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Gryphon Stringed InstrumentsGryphon Stringed Instruments1400 ft
California Ave CaltrainCalifornia Ave Caltrain3300 ft
Body Therapy CtrBody Therapy Ctr3000 ft
Language Pacific Intl InstLanguage Pacific Intl Inst3000 ft
Country Day Little SchoolCountry Day Little School2700 ft
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INDO Restaurant & LoungeINDO Restaurant & Lounge100 ft3295 El Camino Real
Hunan GardenHunan Garden300 ft3345 El Camino Real
The Fish MarketThe Fish Market700 ft3150 El Camino Real
Cibo Restaurant & BarCibo Restaurant & Bar400 ft3398 El Camino Real
Driftwood Deli & MarketDriftwood Deli & Market800 ft3450 El Camino Real
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American Airport SvcAmerican Airport Svc1.9 mi
Palo Alto Junior MuseumPalo Alto Junior Museum1.6 mi
Pacific Art LeaguePacific Art League2.1 mi
Boot Strap Foundation IncBoot Strap Foundation Inc2.3 mi
Palo Alto Recreation DeptPalo Alto Recreation Dept1.7 mi
Palo Alto Parks DivPalo Alto Parks Div1.9 mi
Foothill College Off-CampusFoothill College Off-Campus1.6 mi
Transpersonal Counseling CtrTranspersonal Counseling Ctr1.9 mi
Children's Health CouncilChildren's Health Council2.5 mi
The Stanford Shopping CenterThe Stanford Shopping Center2.6 mi680 Stanford Shopping Ctr
Shoreline AmphitheatreShoreline Amphitheatre3.2 mi1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View
Computer History MuseumComputer History Museum3.3 mi1401 N Shoreline Blvd
The Lace MuseumThe Lace Museum6.7 mi552 S Murphy Ave
San Mateo County History MuseumSan Mateo County History Museum6.8 mi2200 Broadway St
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Getting around
Airports
Palo Alto (PAO)3.0 mi
San Carlos (SQL)8.8 mi
Train
California Ave Caltrain3700 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  59  reviews

Rating by category:

8.7
Location
7.7
Rooms
9.3
Service
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Quiet, comfortable room. Not your standard motel decor--instead it's quirky, individualized and whimsical. Convenient to Stanford, where we had appointments. A variety of restaurants located within walking distance. Wonderful place to smell the roses--literally.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff was excellent, very friendly. Bed's were surprisingly comfortable given the price. Basic room, but very good and they stock the fridge with a few treats + drinks.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Staff was extremely kind and helpful at all times. The location was great

    The air conditioner was loud and did not regulate the room temperature very effectively.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Its good but it does not provide shuttle free of cost to drop some where. I had to walk daily to stanford uni. Also rates are very high

    Everything is fine except rates which I thimk r relatively high

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Golden oldie! Very comfortable bed, excellent re-done bathroom, very clean and cheerful manager. This is an excellent choice for a budget hotel- nothing fancy but excellent for those like us who never planned to spend much time at the hotel. Very convenient to Stanford University (and in our case) family in the area. Wifi acess and automated wakeup calls nice amenities. Pool looks good but too cold and rainy during our visit to test.

    For the price every thing was fine. Bit crowded by furniture and open closet.No real negatives for budget, family style built a long time ago.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Cleanliness, closeness to Stanford, Fry's Electronic.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Generally nice retro atmosphere. Clean bathrooms.

    Old Bedspreads & Shams,dust collector roses over bed.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The Stanford Motor Inn was two miles from my appointment with Stanford University Medical Center and was an easy commute.

    I found my stay to be quiet and clean so I was happy.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    It is in a 60's time warp.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    I liked how close it was to the Stanford Campus.

    Loud guests

  • 8.4
    Superb

    I did not like the thick, hard, plastic sheet directly under the bottom sheet. It creases up. There were no rolls in the frigo. The desk lady did come all the way up to help me turn the tv on.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The reception received from hotel's front desk (especially the willingness to assist at all times by Neil ??) was beyond any expectation. We really felt at home and knew that we could approach this gentleman with any problem and he would assist. Keep it up Neil. You are the best.

    Continental breakfast needs to be explained as our expectation of continental breakfast was very different from from what we found, if this had been expalined, then we would not have had any problems. Cleanliness of the rooms was a serious issue, apart from making up the bed, Iam not sure if anything else was done as things would be left exactly as they were (ie if you left a shoe facing downwards, you would find it in the same position etc). Unfortunately we have to include complaints in the review because this is the only way that the hotel can improve.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Manager gave us great leads to restaurants.

    Mattress was too hard for my wife

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Staff was personal, the rooms were clean, the decor was pleasing.

    I would like to say dont stay here.. So I can assure a vacant room when I need to visit my son at Stanford but honestly this was the best room we've found in the town and we've tried several.. I will be a regular here for the next 5+ years!!

  • 6.2
    Good

    It was close to our destination.

    The room was too small with too much furniture in it.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  59 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Palo Alto (PAO)3.0 mi
San Carlos (SQL)8.8 mi
Train
California Ave Caltrain3700 ft
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