Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto

3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306  show map
 2 stars
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Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

24-Hour

24-hour reception

Pets

Pets allowed

Air conditioning

Overview

Stanford Motor Inn is located in a shopping area of Palo Alto in close proximity to The Memorial Church of Stanford University, Rengstorff Park & Pool and Hoover Tower. Stanford Motor Inn has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1990.

The city center is 30 minutes' walk of the property. A theme park and restaurants are stroll from the hotel.

California Ave Caltrain train station is swiftly reachable. Due to its location 20 km from Mineta San Jose International airport, fast access to the Stanford Motor Inn is provided.

Rooms

This property has 36 guestrooms including Standard Double Room and Suite appointed with heating, free Wi-Fi, a DVD player, a dressing area and an iron with ironing board. They also have coffee/tea makers, a microwave and a fridge available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide range of dishes, Cibo Restaurant & Bar and INDO Restaurant & Lounge can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

There are a free car park and a vending machine at guests' disposal.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   36.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

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City Center
  • Palo Alto
    1.6 mi
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    3700 ft
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • INDO Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: Indonesian)
    100 ft
  • Hunan Garden (cuisine: Chinese, Hunan)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    36

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double beds or King-size bed
Size: 380 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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    Stanford Motor Inn photos Room
    Suite
    Bed type: 3 Queen-size beds
    Size: 520 sq. feet
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Palo Alto
        1.6 mi
      Train Stations
      • California Ave Caltrain
        3700 ft
      • Train Stations
        400 ft
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • INDO Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: Indonesian)
        100 ft
      • Hunan Garden (cuisine: Chinese, Hunan)
        300 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        36

      Stanford Motor Inn Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • American Airport Svc - 1.9 mi

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.5 mi

      Places of interest

      Train stations

      • California Ave Caltrain - 3300 ft

      Sport related

      Amusement

      • Winter Lodge - 5000 ft

      Stadiums

      • Maples Pavilion - 1.7 mi

      Museums

      • Palo Alto Junior Museum - 1.6 mi
      • Pacific Art League - 2.1 mi

      Parks

      • Palo Alto Recreation Dept - 1.7 mi
      • Palo Alto Parks Div - 1.9 mi

      Halls

      • Elks Lodge - 1.4 mi

      Universities, Institutes

      • Language Pacific Intl Inst - 3000 ft
      • Body Therapy Ctr - 3000 ft
      • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science - 1.3 mi
      • Foothill College Off-Campus - 1.6 mi
      • Transpersonal Counseling Ctr - 1.9 mi

      Medical care and Hospitals

      College Campuses

      Local attractions

      • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden - 1.5 mi
        1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto
      • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve - 1.7 mi
        East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
      • Cantor Arts Center - 2.2 mi
        Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto
      • Hoover Tower - 1.7 mi
        Stanford University, Palo Alto
      • The Memorial Church of Stanford University - 1.9 mi
        Palo Alto, CA

      Restaurants nearby

      • INDO Restaurant & Lounge - 100 ft

        Address: 3295 El Camino Real
        Phone: 6504947168

        69% likes this, based on 63 reviews
        Cuisine: Indonesian
        Price Range: USD 30 - USD 40

      • The Fish Market - 700 ft

        Address: 3150 El Camino Real
        Phone: 650 493 9188

        70% likes this, based on 170 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 15 - USD 30

      • Driftwood Deli & Market - 800 ft

        Address: 3450 El Camino Real
        Phone: 650-493-4162

        82% likes this, based on 33 reviews

      • Hunan Garden - 300 ft

        Address: 3345 El Camino Real
        Phone: (650) 565-8868

        61% likes this, based on 42 reviews
        Cuisine: Chinese, Hunan
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

      • Cibo Restaurant & Bar - 400 ft

        Address: 3398 El Camino Real
        Phone: (650) 494-2426

        63% likes this, based on 39 reviews

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        36
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      Stanford Motor Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Stanford Motor Inn

      Average guest rating

      7.6out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 58 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      8.7
      Rooms
      7.7
      Service
      9.3
      Value
      6.0

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        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.

      • Single
        8.2

        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.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        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.

      • Single
        6.2

        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

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        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.

      • Family with children
        8.2

        Cleanliness, closeness to Stanford, Fry's Electronic.

      • Single
        6.2

        Generally nice retro atmosphere. Clean bathrooms.

        Old Bedspreads & Shams,dust collector roses over bed.

      • Single
        8.2

        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.

      • Older travelers
        5.0

        It is in a 60's time warp.

      • Family with children
        7.4

        I liked how close it was to the Stanford Campus.

        Loud guests

      • Single
        8.4

        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.

      • Single
        6.2

        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.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Manager gave us great leads to restaurants.

        Mattress was too hard for my wife

      • Family with children
        10.0

        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!!

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        It was close to our destination.

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

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Palo Alto
        1.6 mi
      Train Stations
      • California Ave Caltrain
        3700 ft
      • Train Stations
        400 ft
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • INDO Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: Indonesian)
        100 ft
      • Hunan Garden (cuisine: Chinese, Hunan)
        300 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        36