Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto

3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, United States, 94306show map
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Overview

Stanford Motor Inn is rated 3 stars and is placed about 15 km from Great America Theme Park. Stanford Motor Inn was opened in 1990. Stanford Motor Inn comprises of 36 rooms.

The hotel is 4.1 km away from The Stanford Shopping Center. It is a 15-minute walk from California Ave Caltrain train station and just a few steps from Mitchell Park.

You can enjoy bars, a theme park and restaurants in the hotel's surroundings.

It is sited about 5 minutes' walk from Hansen & El Camino bus station.

Rooms

The property offers non-smoking guest rooms with a storage space, a kitchen and a work desk. A tub, a shower and toiletries can also be found in each room.

Eat & Drink

A daily continental breakfast is served in the morning for guests of Stanford Motor Inn. Guests can enjoy a Indonesian meals at INDO Restaurant & Lounge within 5 minutes' walk of the property.

Services

24-hour front desk assistance, ironing service and newspaper service are available at this hotel.

Relax

The hotel also features free car parking, a storage room and a vending machine.

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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Check-infrom 12:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
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  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Palo Alto (PAO)3.0 mi
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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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Check-infrom 12:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
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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