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The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

Palo Alto Art Deco guestrooms with comfy beds

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
Rs7,857

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  • Studio Suite, 2 Queen Beds - In-Room Dining
  • Suite, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (2 Queen Beds) - Living Area
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4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306, CA, United States of America
9.2.Superb.
  • I really wanted to rate this stay higher but three things bothered me. A long hair in my…

    Nov 28, 2021

  • Nice facility: well located, with pleasant, thoughtful and courteous staff.

    Nov 25, 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

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

Property highlights

Main amenities

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

For families

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • Stanford University - 40 min walk
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 25 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 42 min walk
  • Stanford Stadium - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Googleplex - 3.1 mi / 5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Suite, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (2 Queen Beds)
  • Suite, Non Smoking, Kitchen (3 Queen Beds)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • Stanford University - 40 min walk
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 25 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 42 min walk
  • Stanford Stadium - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Googleplex - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Los Altos History Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Hoover Tower - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Stanford Shopping Center - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Computer History Museum - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 18 min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 30 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 40 min drive
  • San Antonio Station - 28 min walk
  • California Ave Station - 4 min drive
  • Mountain View Station - 6 min drive
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4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306, CA, United States of America

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

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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 18

Children

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the motel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

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

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 - 1970
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Braille signage
  • Closed captioned TV

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
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

More

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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

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.

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.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

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FAQs

  • Yes, The Zen Hotel Palo Alto 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, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, 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.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fuki Sushi (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, a picnic area, and a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 4.0.Fair

    A Motel8 look-alike, "Zen Hotel" is an oversell!

    1 night trip, Nov 19, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very convenient location. Great neighbourhood. I would definitely recommend this hotel and we will stay there again at four in the Palo Alto area.

    Lisa, 2 night family trip, Nov 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great find’

    Very clean and friendly. I appreciated Peets coffee, especially the decaf! Good breakfast and onsite parking. Excellent fitness gym!

    Frank, 2 night trip, Nov 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I like this hotel, parking is great, you can park on parking lot or under porch nice and hiding, great breakfast!! I’m surprised they have it, most hotels don’t have breakfast because of COVID, very clean hotel , comfortable beds and pillows, owners very friendly, close to restaurants.

    Alejandro, 1 night trip, Nov 13, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very nice for a motel

    Very nice people, updated old school motel style place. Best shower head I've ever seen in a motel.

    Cheryl, 1 night trip, Nov 6, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Stanford Visit

    Friendly staff, clean rooms, and the patio is a bonus. Parking is tight.

    Peggy, 1 night family trip, Nov 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    No negatives except the breakfast patio could have some natural screening from the street.

    Jim, 2 night trip, Oct 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great for the price - would recommend

    My 20-something kids stayed and it was perfect (and breakfast was included). Very clean and comfortable accommodations. Great price in Palo Alto.

    3 night trip with friends, Oct 29, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Clean and well maintained

    Clean but used. Well maintained.

    Mindy, 1 night trip, Oct 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect little hotel

    Loved it! Perfect in many ways. Location, decor, parking. I need to figure out the A/c which kept going on and off in night. I’m sure it’s just user issue on my part.

    Robin, 1 night business trip, Oct 11, 2021

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