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1 room, 2 adults

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto

2.5-star2.5 stars
3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, United States of America

No-frills Palo Alto hotel with outdoor pool
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • Nice hotel close to Stanford. Liked the upgrade Jul. 15, 2018
  • This is the best hotel I have ever stayed at. Drive was impeccable and he was the nicest…Sep. 16, 2020

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto

from $115 CAD
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Suite

What’s around Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto


  • Stanford University - 45 min walk
  • Stanford Stadium - 33 min walk
  • Hoover Tower - 41 min walk
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 42 min walk
  • Stanford University Arboretum - 44 min walk
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo - 44 min walk
  • Palo Alto Art Center - 45 min walk
  • Stanford University Medical Center - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 20 min drive
  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 28 min drive
  • Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) - 10 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 38 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 16 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 29 min drive
  • California Ave Station - 17 min walk
  • Palo Alto Station - 5 min drive
  • Menlo Park Station - 7 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Hindi

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto’s small print

Also known as

  • Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto
  • Stanford Motor Inn
  • Stanford Motor Palo Alto
  • Stanford Motor Hotel Palo Alto
  • Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto Hotel
  • Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto Palo Alto
  • Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto Hotel Palo Alto


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards 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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 30.00 per stay

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30.00 per accommodation, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

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 Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto

  • Does Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto 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 Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto?
    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 Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto?
    Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 30.00 per accommodation, per stay, and there's also a deposit of USD 30.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto?
    You can check in from noon to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Driftwood Deli and Market (3-min walk), The Fish Market (3-min walk), and Taqueria El Grullense (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 121 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Was a great stay and reasonably priced. Owner/manager was quick to take care of our needs while staying. Only recommendation, need a hot tub.
Larry, us3 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Everything was really good and spacious lived the staff and service. The only problem was the a/c in the room was a little weak.
Tony, us4 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
interesting original murals
It was clean and comfortable. The original murals outside were very interesting and little accents painted on the inside were sweet. The last motel in Palo Alto had chipped paint all around so this was definitely an improvement. Only problem was a backed up toilet; but luckily we only planned to stay one night so we just let them deal with it after we left.
Gina, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not well maintained and way overpriced. Dirty carpet. Moldy shower. Smelly room. Patches all over the walls.
Karen, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable, convenient, amazingly friendly staff, attractive furniture, comfortable beds.
us2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Will be back, staff very friendly and helpful. Needs bigger tv in room.
eyjag, us1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
nothing.Very old. We bought for the "modest"" cost. Decent bed but too noisy.
us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Great location, pretty quiet, but needs some work
Stayed 3 nights here. Friendly, helpful staff. Can't beat the location. Pretty quite despite being on the main street. Room was very clean, and while the furniture appeared to be a newer upgrade, it was much too large for the room. Room had a desk, which I needed, but I couldn't pull out the chair far enough to get in it because it was that close to the bed. Had to work at an awkward angle in order to use the desk. Room itself was in serious need of drywall repair and paint. Couldn't control the temperature. Window unit was either a blast furnace or freezing.
Anne, us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Old but very well maintained and clean
The service at the lobby was so helpful and complete. The room was very clean and the bathroom was quite large. Breakfast buffet was good, with cereal, pastry, juice, coffee or tea.
Jeffrey S, us1 night business trip
Good 6.0
This property was rated so high that I was a little
Helen, us2 night family trip

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto

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