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Dinah's Garden Hotel

Boutique hotel in Palo Alto with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306, CA, United States of America
  • Check in was easy and quick. Room was spacious, quiet, clean and comfortable.

    Nov 16, 2021

  • We love this hotel. Beautiful gardens with large Koi ponds. Everything you need is on…

    Nov 11, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Gym
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 129 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • 1 outdoor pool
    • Breakfast available
    • Fitness center

    For families

    • Refrigerator
    • Premium TV channels
    • Television
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Daily housekeeping

    What’s around

    • San Antonio Shopping Center - 17 min walk
    • Rengstorff Park - 35 min walk
    • Los Altos History Museum - 40 min walk
    • Stanford University - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    • Googleplex - 3 mi / 4.9 km
    • Stanford Stadium - 3.1 mi / 5 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden Area
    • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
    • Suite, 1 King Bed, Lanai
    • Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen
    • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen
    • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
    • Deluxe Room, Lagoon View
    • Deluxe Room, Patio
    • Signature Suite, 1 King Bed
    • Standard Single Room

    What’s around


    • San Antonio Shopping Center - 17 min walk
    • Rengstorff Park - 35 min walk
    • Los Altos History Museum - 40 min walk
    • Stanford University - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    • Googleplex - 3 mi / 4.9 km
    • Stanford Stadium - 3.1 mi / 5 km
    • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
    • Computer History Museum - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    • Shoreline Amphitheatre - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    • Stanford Shopping Center - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    • El Camino Hospital - 4 mi / 6.4 km

    Getting around

    • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 30 min drive
    • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 18 min drive
    • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 41 min drive
    • San Antonio Station - 22 min walk
    • California Ave Station - 5 min drive
    • Mountain View Station - 6 min drive
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    4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306, CA, United States of America

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 129 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-1:00 AM
    • Check-out time is noon

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

    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 18


    • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
    • No cribs (infant beds)


    • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
    • Specific rooms only*
    • 2 per room (up to 50 lbs)
    • Pets must be supervised


    • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
    • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


    • Free onsite self parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
    • Electric vehicle charging point on site
    • Onsite parking includes off-street options
    • Free offsite parking nearby

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service (during limited hours)
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • Number of outdoor pools - 1
    • Fitness facilities

    Working away

    • 24-hour business center
    • Business center
    • Number of meeting rooms - 1
    • Conference space
    • Conference space size (feet) - 180
    • Conference space size (meters) - 17
    • Computer station


    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Limo or town car service available
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff


    • Number of buildings/towers - 7
    • Year Built - 1957
    • Elevator
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace in lobby
    • Television in common areas


    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Turkish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Minibar
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board

    Sleep well

    • Pillow menu
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Premium bedding

    Things to enjoy

    • Individually decorated

    Freshen up

    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • 42-inch LCD TV
    • Premium TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator


    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Special features


    Poolside Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

    Fees & policies

    Refundable depositPay at property

    • Deposit: USD 50 per night (for stays between 1 January - 31 December)

    Optional extras

    • Breakfast costs between USD 8 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

    PetsPay at property

    • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
    • Service animals exempt from fees
    • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation to request a pet-friendly room

    Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

    • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


    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.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB International and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted.

    Also known as

    • Dinah's
    • Dinah's Garden Hotel Hotel
    • Dinah's Garden Hotel Palo Alto
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    • Dinah's Garden
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    • Dinah's Hotel
    • Dinahs Garden Hotel
    • Dinahs Garden Palo Alto
    • Hotel Dinahs Garden

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, Dinah's Garden Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
    • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
    • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
    • Yes, Poolside Restaurant offers Californian cuisine, pool views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include A Good Morning (11-min walk), Phở Vỉ Hoa (11-min walk), and Oregano's (12-min walk).
    • Dinah's Garden Hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great stay at Dinah's

      Beautiful hotel with lovely grounds including waterfalls, tropical landscaping, koi ponds and ducks. Stayed in a lagoon view room with outdoor patio, nice for morning coffee and duck watching. Also nice heated outdoor pool and poolside restaurant with good breakfast options. Staff very polite and helpful. Easy access to Stanford U. Nice break from "generic" chain hotels.

      Deborah, 3 night family trip, Oct 29, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      awesome place. Great service, great

      thomas, 1 night family trip, Oct 28, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Peaceful Stay

      Quiet, peaceful stay. Comfortable beds. Very clean. Love the lagoon and fountains. Made for good sleeping. Very attentive help in restaurant and excellent breakfast.

      1 night trip, Oct 27, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      It was average

      Had high reviews but it was average. Good location & clean. The bed was super hard and the restaurant was convenient but I would not go back. There weren’t many people staying at the time we were but they put everyone together. I suppose to help the cleaning people. The people next door kept us up the first the night and the people upstairs did the second night. If they would spread people out even one room it would’ve helped a lot. But for the price I will find another place next time.

      Kristen Thompson, 2 night trip, Oct 24, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Dinah’s is delightful!

      Most pleasant stay I’ve had in a very long time. Immaculately clean, gorgeous grounds, quiet and peaceful environment. The staff was especially accommodating & courteous. Will definitely recommend & hope to return soon.

      Carole, 2 night trip with friends, Oct 17, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Dinah's Garden is an absolute gem! Enjoyed a relaxed stay on their beautiful property, and the staff were friendly and went above and beyond to accommodate requests. Will definitely repeat when I travel to the South Bay.

      Scott, 1 night trip, Oct 14, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      The linens were so bad they were scratchy and they’ve just been like filled with bleach that it was really uncomfortable. It just doesn’t take much to have nice linens for a hotel. And for this hotel in this location in Palo Alto it should’ve been much nicer. This felt like a subpar best western absolutely nothing more. Although the location has a pool and a bar restaurant and it’s supposed to be nice but really bad.

      Denise, 1 night trip, Oct 10, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Outstanding hotel

      Everything about this hotel was excellent. Front desk lady was very nice. Gave me a complimentary upgrade room and a box of Sees candies. Room was very clean and big. I opened up the back window (screened) and let the fresh air and the sound of water put me to sleep all night. Wonderful place.

      Duke, 1 night trip, Oct 10, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      My go-to hotel near Stanford.

      It’s always a nice place to stay when visiting Stanford and Palo Alto and provides a good balance of being a good hotel while also being reasonably priced.

      2 night trip, Oct 1, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      This is a pleasant and very different hotel. It is quiet, except for Sunday mornings when a lot of people come for brunch in its very good restaurant. Terrific breakfasts. Good service

      Frances, 3 night family trip, Sep 30, 2021

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