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Recent guest reviews

Very comfy room ! Loved the Asian flair to the courtyard. Very friendly staff. Super clean rooms. Tons of channels on the TV.

It is a nice room at a good price. And well located too.

Very pleasant stay. Room was clean and everything functioned well. Pleasant, honest, and hard working staff. A restful, quiet, and safe environment during Covid-19 times! Would highly recommend when visiting the area.

Very good quality, but still was like being in a motel. Loved the little bath salts.

Loved it stayed in seven different motels this week while my mom was at Stanford medical center this was the best by far for the money

Loved the free parking on site! The room was perfect and bed super comfy. Very quiet and peaceful stay.

Relaxed setting. Fresh cookies and a very nice welcome snack package. Plenty of charging ports.

Following our previous experience with Bay area hotels this hotel has one of the best ratio price/quality. In particular, I would mention high sleep quality and excellent breakfast..

This hotel offer complimentary in room snacks and breakfast. Great location and free parking.

The location is quite excellent, and worth the price.

Everything was nice here: comfortable bed, cookies in the lobby each afternoon, extra travel sized items in the room (wooden comb! Pumice stone!) and big TV. The breakfast was well above the usual hotel breakfast. The Bluetooth clock was nice, too. They carried out the Zen theme nicely. Shower was the type that kinda shoots forward instead of down. Parking spaces might be tight for big SUVs.

The staff was very friendly and the room was clean and comfortable. The free breakfast was hot and delicious and they even had smoothies!

Quite the “Zen” experience...a very relaxing and enjoyable stay of 5 nights. Room was comfortable with extra touches like snacks upon arrival, water bottles replenished daily, even packs of dental floss & a bamboo comb were left in the bathroom. Another added feature was a simple doorstopper attached to the entry (and back) doors....made it so easy to bring in our luggages...all hotels should have this! Would recommend a room on the bottom floor as the back door opens to a courtyard with gently flowing water features and chairs to relax on. Daily breakfast was excellent especially the freshly made smoothies! Convenient location for our needs with a variety of restaurants nearby. Would highly recommend a stay here, and we look forward to returning!

I stayed at Zen for business and would do so again. The little things mean a lot. A friendly and accommodating staff, bottled water and snacks, and high-quality bath products make a business trip much more enjoyable.

Very good motel with with nice soaps and a complimentary breakfast that's much better than typical continental breakfast offerings.

El Camino Real Palo Alto CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of San Antonio Shopping Center, The Zen Hotel places you within a few miles (5 km) of Googleplex. This 3-star motel has 37 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center.


Dining

Free on-the-go breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 4:00 AM to noon.


Rooms

All of The Zen Hotel's 37 soundproofed rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free weekday newspapers, safes, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

At The Zen Hotel, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Junior Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Zen Hotel

Everyone (16) Business (3) Couples (20) Family (13) Other (3)
5
Everyone

Very comfy room ! Loved the Asian flair to the courtyard. Very friendly staff. Super clean rooms. Tons of channels on the TV.

By , from Sonoma on Aug 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 23, 2020

Thank you very much for your great review We look forward to serving you in the near future

5
Partner Couples

It is a nice room at a good price. And well located too.

By on Aug 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 18, 2020

Thank you very much for your great review and for choosing The Zen hotel We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards,

5
Everyone

By on Aug 15, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2020

Thank you very much for your review We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to palo alto Best regards,

5
Everyone

By on Aug 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 13, 2020

Thank you very much for your great review

5
Family

Very pleasant stay. Room was clean and everything functioned well. Pleasant, honest, and hard working staff. A restful, quiet, and safe environment during Covid-19 times! Would highly recommend when visiting the area.

By , from Los Angeles on Jul 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 21, 2020

Hello Thank you very much for taking the time and provide us with your feedback We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward at serving you in the near future Thank you for choosing The Zen Hotel Best regards,

4
Business Business

Very good quality, but still was like being in a motel. Loved the little bath salts.

By on Feb 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 4, 2020

Thank you for choosing The Zen Hotel for your recent stay. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you.

5
Family Partner Couples Family

Loved it stayed in seven different motels this week while my mom was at Stanford medical center this was the best by far for the money

By on Dec 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 6, 2020

Thank you so much for choosing The Zen Hotel for your recent stay. We are glad to hear you had a pleasant stay. Warm Regards,

5
Everyone

By on Dec 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 30, 2019

Thank you. Happy New Year!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 28, 2019

Appreciate your comments and review.

4
Everyone

By on Sep 16, 2019

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