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1 room, 2 adults

The Palo Alto Inn, Palo Alto

3-star3 stars
4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, United States of America

Palo Alto motel in entertainment district
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Good: - Breakfast options are decent for continental type - Rooms are clean - Toiletries…Jan. 24, 2019
  • Terrible. Jan. 22, 2019

The Palo Alto Inn, Palo Alto

from $77 CAD
  • 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, Palo Alto


  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 18 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 36 min walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 39 min walk
  • Los Altos History Museum - 40 min walk
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Stanford Stadium - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
  • Googleplex - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km

Getting around

  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 30 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 20 min drive
  • Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) - 12 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 45 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 20 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 32 min drive
  • San Antonio Station - 22 min walk
  • California Ave Station - 5 min drive
  • Mountain View Station - 6 min drive

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking on site

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Room service
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
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

The Palo Alto Inn, Palo Alto’s small print

Also known as

  • The Palo Alto Inn Motel
  • The Palo Alto Inn Palo Alto
  • The Palo Alto Inn Motel Palo Alto
  • Days Inn Stanford
  • Days Inn Stanford Motel
  • Days Inn Stanford Motel Palo Alto Area
  • Days Inn Palo Alto Stanford Area Motel
  • Days Inn Stanford Area Motel
  • Days Inn Stanford Area
  • Days Palo Alto Stanford Area
  • Days Stanford Area


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Palo Alto Inn, Palo Alto

  • Does The Palo Alto Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Palo Alto Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Palo Alto Inn?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Palo Alto Inn?
    Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Are pets allowed at The Palo Alto Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Palo Alto Inn?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Palo Alto Inn?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Dinah's Poolside Restaurant (4-min walk), So Gong Dong Tofu House (9-min walk), and Fuki Sushi (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 235 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Cute and cozy inn
Such a sweet inn in a centrally located part of town! Lots of eateries nearby or a short drive away. The room was spotless and not outdated at all. Would stay here again!
Jocelyn, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Keep looking for sure
Owners are really uneducated, especially with running a hotel but also common sense. They give you 30 minutes extra for late check out.. The sheets had brown stains all over them, mainly the bottom fitted sheet that you sleep on. The comforter had stains and smelled weird so we threw it off the bed. They called 4 times and housekeeping knocked 3 times in the span of 11:30-11:35. All due to me packing bags rushing to get out and being 5 minutes later than they wanted. Also, on the phone when I called for late check out she stated 11:30 or 11:45 because if your any later than 12:00 pm then they charge for an extra day.. These people are a joke and so is their hotel. DONT stay here.
Cole, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice rooms! But a little rude the reception.
Carlos, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Floor was dirty
The tile floor was very dirty! It was gray tile meant to look like wood, it hide the dirt so it looked clean but it felt gross. We dripped water on the floor and when we wiped it up the white napkin was black. The beds were really hard as were the pillows. The hot water was also very slow and it was hard to figure out how to adjust the temp in the shower. The woman who checked us in was very nice!!
Holly, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful Inn located in Palo Alto
Had a great stay at a great spot in Palo Alto. Will definitely be staying there again when in the area
us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Clean and Friendly stay
It was what I was looking for they are close to Stanford Hospital, clean, very helpful and friendly staff I did not encounter any problems with my stay, so I am very satisfied.
Jackeline, us13 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommend!
Karen, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Even if they mentioned free breakfast in the web site while you book your place, they DO NOT serve breakfast which is not cool at all. They need to remove that misinformation from everywhere. This misinformation costed me 1 and half hour of my time which was important for me and had to reschedule my day. Covid-19 cannot be the excuse for that. If other hotels can provide breakfast, then this hotel can too.
IHSAN, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Clean, convenient hotel near the VA Palo Alto. Friendly staff.
Salvador, us1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Quaint in a big city
The accommodations were great except the tv didn't work.
us2 night business trip

The Palo Alto Inn, Palo Alto