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The Zen Hotel

Palo Alto city-center guestrooms with comfy beds

  • Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
Rs7,939

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9.4.Exceptional.
  • It was so quiet and clean. The gym was great also. The staff was awesome and very…

    Apr 29, 2021

  • I don't know why this hotel show a three star rating.. This is NOT the fact.. This Hotel…

    Apr 22, 2021

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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
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Convenient
Safe
Easy parking
Quiet
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 37 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 25 min walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 39 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 42 min walk
  • Googleplex - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Los Altos History Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Studio Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Studio Suite, 2 Queen Beds
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Studio Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Location

  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 25 min walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 39 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 25 min walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 39 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 42 min walk
  • Googleplex - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Los Altos History Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Stanford Stadium - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Hoover Tower - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Stanford University - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Stanford University Medical Center - 5.4 mi / 8.8 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) - 46 min drive
  • San Antonio Station - 28 min walk
  • California Ave Station - 4 min drive
  • Mountain View Station - 6 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 37 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-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.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Children

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

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

At the motel

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1975
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Zen
  • Zen Hotel
  • Zen Hotel Palo Alto
  • Zen Palo Alto
  • Townhouse Hotel Palo Alto
  • The Zen Hotel Motel
  • The Zen Hotel Palo Alto
  • The Zen Hotel Motel Palo Alto

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; 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.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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

  • Yes, The Zen Hotel 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.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include So Gong Dong Tofu House (3-min walk), Fuki Sushi (3-min walk), and Pizza Chicago (4-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center and a garden.
9.4.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice, affordable stay in Palo Alto

    Pros: Helpful staff Clean Quiet Free parking and wifi Cons: Bed was not comfortable

    Charles, 2 night trip, Apr 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quick Stop to Palo Alto.

    Excellent service. Fast and friendly. I thought the gift bag of breakfast bars and snacks was a great touch. Will come back!

    Leleinga, 1 night trip, Apr 15, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good experience overall

    Beds could be more comfortable. Clean and good service overall. Breakfast can use more creativity I stayed there for 6 nights getting the exact same thing every morning. I would come back the price was right. Thank you’

    Lourdes, 6 night family trip, Apr 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Doesn’t disappoint

    Nice hotel/motel. Nice little patio off room. Because of COVID no breakfast but great snack bag!!!

    Valdeen, 1 night family trip, Apr 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One night stay. I have no complaints. I have stayed here a few times recently.

    David, 1 night trip, Apr 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place

    John, 1 night trip, Mar 31, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice stay.

    Clean, comfortable, friendly helpful staff. All in all, a pleasant stay.

    2 night family trip, Mar 31, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It's a motel, but a cool one

    I really liked this place. They call it a hotel, but it's a nicely renovated motel. The rooms are a bit small, maybe 10 to 15% smaller than an equivalent room on a midrange hotel. The bed was extremely comfortable. I'd gladly stay here again.

    Scott, 5 night business trip, Mar 18, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Never again

    The room assigned to me was not cleaned!!! I typically would’ve been ok with just getting a clean one but I just had a medical procedure and needed to lay down right away but going to the reception area and complained about the dirty room plus waiting for a clean room were so inconvenient and painful for me!!! And I didn’t get any regrets form the receptionist!

    Lynn, 1 night family trip, Mar 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice Stay

    It was a nice stay for the price. Comfortable beds. It was a plus that our room came with a refrigerator and a microwave. Dimas(I think that was his name) was very kind at check in.

    Kerby, 2 night family trip, Mar 16, 2021

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