$158 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 6, 2014 Check-out: Nov 9, 2014

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto

2 stars
3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
7 reviews
Good hotel

If you are looking for a cheap hotel, here is the one. rooms are clean, staff is helpful, walking... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Apr 20, 2008
Nice with a twist

If you want VALUE and a pleasantly easy experience, this is the place to go. The front desk staff... See full review

  • skijdean
  • Oct 16, 2010
The Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, is located just 2 miles from Stanford University and Stanford University Medical Centers. It is minutes from the Palo Alto Airport and near others including Oakland International, San Francisco International and Mineta San Jose International Airports. The Stanford Motor Inns convenient location on El Camino Real is only minutes from major businesses and attractions like the Shoreline Amphitheater, Great American Theme Park, Baymeadows Race Track and popular Palo Alto restaurants and shopping centers. The hotel welcomes guest in clean and comfortable rooms, featuring kitchenettes, and free internet access. Guests also enjoy free local calls, 24 hour front desk service, free parking, complimentary wireless Internet access and an outdoor pool. Small pets are allowed for a nominal fee.

Hotel Map

37.4207 -122.1366
Area served
The Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, is located just 2 miles from Stanford University and Stanford University Medical Centers
Nearby airports
Palo Alto Airport is 16 miles.
Area description
Conveniently located on El Camino Real, in Palo Alto, all major business areas are 30 to 35 minutes from our front door.

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Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto Rooms

2 Double Beds Nonsmoking
Continental Breakfast, free high speed internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, free local calls, iron and board, coffee maker, hairdryer, microwave and mini-fridge, alarm clocks, and wake up service.
1 King Bed Nonsmoking
Continental Breakfast, free high speed internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, free local calls, iron and board, coffee maker, hairdryer, microwave and mini-fridge, alarm clocks, and wake up service.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
General
Pet friendly
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Maples Pavilion: 1.5 mi
  • Stanford Stadium: 1.7 mi
  • Stanford University: 2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Avid Traveler Pam
Business
Woodbridge, VA
Jul 22, 2011

One Night in Palo Alto

My friends and I were only staying in Palo Alto for one night. We wanted a decent and affordable room for an evening before we headed on to San Francisco. We also wanted to be fairly close to Stanford so we could check it out. The Motor Inn is a typical small hotel--it was very basic, but we found it to be comfortable and perfect for a one night stay. [...], the manager in the office, was wonderful and helped show us how to get to Stanford and also the next morning to get us on our way to San Fran. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
CA
May 31, 2011

Won't be back

very dated. Road noise from El Camino.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sutter Creek, CA
Dec 9, 2010

close everything but very dated

I only was there to sleep and have some bring in food. I had problems getting on the wireless. No tv guide

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
skijdean
Business
Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 16, 2010

Nice with a twist

If you want VALUE and a pleasantly easy experience, this is the place to go. The front desk staff was terrific...very friendly and very helpful. Someone with a creative touch (artist) left their mark in a big way on the outside of the building as well as in the room. Everything was up to date, the bed was very comfortable. The light continental breakfast in the room was easy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Richmond, CA
Jul 16, 2010

One hot summer night

Clean, comfortable beds, good tub-shower, spacious enough, free-moderate-speed internet connection, wide variety (California, Malyasia, Chinese, Boston Market, good Deli) of food places within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Aug 8, 2008

Clean and friendly

This motel was in a very good location 2 block from Stanford univ. Nice resaurants within a block. rooms are clean but small and nicely furnished. Room has a small fridge and microwave. Very tight parking that would be tough for big trucks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

1 mile from Stanford shopping center

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Review of Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 20, 2008

Good hotel

If you are looking for a cheap hotel, here is the one. rooms are clean, staff is helpful, walking distance to Stanford. plenty of food a few blocks away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

walk down a few blocks to a street full of cafes. farmers market on Sunday.

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