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Oak Motel Palo Alto

No-frills Palo Alto motel with outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi

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  • Place is clean but run down. The upstairs walkway looks like it will fall off the…

    Mar 10, 2020

  • Hotel is not in any way shape good. No heat, shower had no hot water, only hot was from…

    Jan 13, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) 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
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 42 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

For families

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 15 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 34 min walk
  • Los Altos History Museum - 38 min walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 44 min walk
  • Googleplex - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds


  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 15 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 34 min walk
  • Los Altos History Museum - 38 min walk

What’s around


  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 15 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 34 min walk
  • Los Altos History Museum - 38 min walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 44 min walk
  • Googleplex - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Stanford Stadium - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre - 3.6 mi / 5.7 km
  • Stanford University - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Stanford University Medical Center - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
  • Computer History Museum - 3.7 mi / 6 km

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 17 min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 30 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 46 min drive
  • San Antonio Station - 20 min walk
  • California Ave Station - 5 min drive
  • Mountain View Station - 5 min drive

At a glance


  • 42 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 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.

Special check-in instructions

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


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


  • No onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the motel

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff


  • Elevator


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Small print

Also known as

  • Oak Motel
  • Oak Motel Palo Alto
  • Oak Palo Alto
  • The Oak Motel Palo Alto Hotel Palo Alto
  • Oak Motel Palo Alto Motel
  • Oak Motel Palo Alto Palo Alto
  • Oak Motel Palo Alto Motel Palo Alto


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.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

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.


  • Yes, Oak Motel Palo Alto 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 and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Oak Motel Palo Alto.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Dinah's Poolside Restaurant (3-min walk), Hobee's Restaurant (4-min walk), and A Good Morning (10-min walk).
  • Oak Motel Palo Alto has an outdoor pool.
  • 6.0.Good

    Broken window broken window

    clay, 1 night business trip, Mar 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good basic hotel

    Nice basic hotel. The service was great. Room was comfortable. Breakfast was very basic.

    Kimberly, 2 night family trip, Nov 27, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Adequate - clean and comfortable

    Easy check in. Quiet setting. Close to Stanford Medical Center which was the purpose of our trip. Rooms were dated but clean and comfortable. Continental breakfast - adequate - don't expect more. Presentation of breakfast choices, clean and orderly. Restaurants nearby. Pricey but probably not for the area. Friendly staff.

    Daniel, 1 night trip, Nov 20, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Terrible Place

    This motel is way over priced for the conditions of the room I had. The light and fan in the bathroom didn’t work, the room smelled terrible and one of the outlets wouldn’t work unless then light switch was on so I had to unscrew the light bulb in order to sleep while charging my phone. The room felt like it was storage for extra furniture because there was a bedside table tucked under a desk that was pretty unusable. The carpet just looked old and gross. Ended up cutting my reservation early to find another place to stay!

    Kimberly, 9 night business trip, Nov 17, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Furniture was old and beds just fair. First room was not nice at all but they moved me to a different room and the experience was better.

    2 night business trip, Nov 13, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    I liked the convenience of having to sleep in my clothes as i was too nervous to touch the sheets. Was easy to get up & leave the second i woke up.

    1 night business trip, Nov 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Stayed here for the second time because it is a reasonably priced room for a place to spend the night near the event I was attending. I did not partake of the inferior "breakfast" and went to Hobbies instead.

    Mike, 1 night trip, Nov 8, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    When we arrived in the room, we discovered that half of one of the double beds was soaking wet. I went to shut the drapes to discover that both sliding windows were unlocked, and the bathroom window was both unlocked and open. As the room was on the ground floor, that's very unsafe. When we first arrived, we noticed the bedroom door was wide open, with nobody inside, so we left. On our return, 90 minutes later, the room door was STILL wide open. Nobody inside. On the plus side, it is very affordable. The beds were comfortable. We were warm and dry (if I slept on the other side of the bed). The TV had lots of channels, altho no way to use the Guide!! It's good for one night. More than that and I'd have been pretty unhappy.

    Suzanne, 1 night family trip, Nov 6, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Never Again! OMG! Warning: The bed mattress was the worst ever! Very old and lumpy. The wifi was horrible, I finally gave up. The "Free Breakfast" is actually a pathetic "Continental Breakfast". The balcony upstairs is held together with little wooden stakes (See Pic). AC/Heater knob missing. Place is run down badly. Needs major renovation, but I doubt if they will spend any money on this place. I will NEVER stay here again.

    Johndoe, 1 night business trip, Nov 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice place

    Walking distance to my family

    3 night family trip, Oct 30, 2019

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