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1 room, 2 adults

The Palo Alto Inn

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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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Such a sweet inn in a centrally located part of town! Lots of eateries nearby or a short…Oct 26, 2020
  • Owners are really uneducated, especially with running a hotel but also common sense. They…Oct 24, 2020

The Palo Alto Inn

from Rs6,230
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub (Non Smoking 1 King Room)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Non Smoking 1 Queen Room)
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Bathtub (Non Smoking 2 Queen Room- Bathtub)

What’s around The Palo Alto Inn


  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 18 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 36 min walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 40 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 - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Stanford University - 5.7 mi / 9.1 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) - 47 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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

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
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 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’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.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

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

  • 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 gives staff 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.
  • 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).
  • What is there to do at The Palo Alto Inn and nearby?
    The Palo Alto Inn has a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 191 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Mamta Was awesome Checking in She smiled and had beautiful music in the air. Good vibrations filled the air. The room is exceptional clean quiet and comforting. Wow
David, us1 night business 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
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommend!
Karen, us1 night family 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
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
Exceptional 10.0
Easy check-in\check-out, clean room, close to restaurants.
us2 night romance trip

The Palo Alto Inn