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The Palo Alto Inn

4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

+1 650 493 4222

per night


based on 468 reviews

About The Palo Alto Inn, Palo Alto

Value for money

Situated in Palo Alto, The Palo Alto Inn is within a 35-minute drive of San Francisco International Airport and offers a swimming pool. It also features an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and a BBQ/picnic area. A wide range of personalized services are available for guests of The Palo Alto Inn, like a ticket service and a concierge. Additionally, the multilingual staff are available to offer local information. The hotel provides modern rooms equipped with cable/satellite channels, a refrigerator and a microwave, plus all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay. They boast an en suite bathroom where a hair dryer can be found. The hotel is within a half-an-hour walk of San Antonio Caltrain Station. California's Great America and Stanford University can be easily reached by car.

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Motel Amenities & Facilities

  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Shower chair
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • 24hr front desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted


  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchenette

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pants press
  • Tumble dryer


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Snack bar

Places of interest near The Palo Alto Inn

Attractions in Palo Alto, California curated by momondo

The Palo Alto Inn location: 4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Restaurants and Cafés

Su Hong Eatery0.1 mi
The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse0.1 mi
Hobee's - Palo Alto0.1 mi
Dinah's Poolside Restaurant0.1 mi

The Palo Alto Inn Reviews

GreatBased on 468 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Nicely decorated and modern rooms (in 41 reviews)
  • Really helpful and nice staff. (in 34 reviews)
  • "breakfast, coffee machine, great clean room." (in 30 reviews)
Cons -
  • "Neighbor was very loud and felt like the area, parking lot was scary" (in 9 reviews)
  • The owner/desk person was adamant I requested 1 bed only. (in 4 reviews)
  • It was VERY NOISY because of traffic at el Camino rd. (in 1 review)

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The Palo Alto Inn room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • There is a $105/night difference in the average price of 3 star hotels in Palo Alto ($194/night) and the average nightly rate at The Palo Alto Inn ($89/night).

  • If there is no traffic, the 20.4 mi drive between San Francisco and The Palo Alto Inn should only take about 1h 1min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • If you intend on renting a car to travel from San Francisco to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that The Palo Alto Inn offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $23/day for a base model rental. A very popular option for travelers staying at The Palo Alto Inn would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from San Francisco directly to the hotel.

  • If you are staying at The Palo Alto Inn, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Judging by our data, The Palo Alto Inn does not have a pool on site, but hotels regularly make additions and changes to their venues and do not always notify us. It would be best to call The Palo Alto Inn at +1 650 493 4222.

  • Getting to Palo Alto city center should be easy enough, as it is just 2.6 mi away from The Palo Alto Inn. In Palo Alto city center you will find Stanford Stadium, along with many other popular sights and things to do.

  • If you have questions about The Palo Alto Inn or your reservation, please call the front desk directly at +1 650 493 4222.

  • Yes, The Palo Alto Inn has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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