Stanford Terrace Inn - Palo Alto

531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94306  show map
 3 stars
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Stanford Terrace Inn - Palo Alto

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Stanford Terrace Inn is a business 3-star property placed next to Cantor Arts Center, Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve and Allied Arts Guild. Founded in 1962, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2000.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot.

Stanford Terrace Inn can be reached in 25 minutes by car from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 80 modern rooms featuring an individual safe, a writing desk, a sofa, climate control and ironing facilities. The rooms look on to the garden. Room facilities include a dishwasher, an oven and a cooktop as well as a pillow-top mattress, foam pillows and down pillows.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at Sundance The Steakhouse and Starbucks located within 5 minutes' walk away.

Services

Stanford Terrace Inn provides a business centre, a meeting room and computer rental along with dry cleaning, housekeeping and ironing service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 4 may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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Hotel Address:

531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

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City Center
  • Palo Alto
    1.1 mi
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    2300 ft
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Sundance The Steakhouse (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • Starbucks
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    80

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed or Double bed
Size: 380 sq. feet
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      Deluxe Double Room
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        Bed type: King-size bed
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        Executive Suite
        Size: 765 sq. feet
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          Business Suite
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Stanford Terrace Inn - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
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            Hotel Address:

            531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Palo Alto
              1.1 mi
            Train Stations
            • California Ave Caltrain
              2300 ft
            • Train Stations
              400 ft
            • Bus stop
              1700 ft
            Restaurants
            • Sundance The Steakhouse (cuisine: American)
              500 ft
            • Starbucks
              300 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  10 am
            • Number of rooms:
              80

            Stanford Terrace Inn Location

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1.1 mi

            Places of interest

            Train stations

            • California Ave Caltrain - 2000 ft

            Sport related

            Amusement

            • Winter Lodge - 1.3 mi
            • Aquarius Theater - 1.4 mi

            Stadiums

            • Maples Pavilion - 1.0 mi

            Museums

            • Palo Alto Junior Museum - 1.1 mi
            • Pacific Art League - 1.2 mi
            • Boot Strap Foundation Inc - 1.6 mi

            Parks

            • Palo Alto Recreation Dept - 1.2 mi
            • Palo Alto Parks Div - 2.1 mi

            Universities, Institutes

            • Language Pacific Intl Inst - 1400 ft
            • Body Therapy Ctr - 1400 ft
            • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science - 3300 ft

            Business areas

            Medical care and Hospitals

            Public parking

            Local attractions

            • Hoover Tower - 5100 ft
              Stanford University, Palo Alto
            • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve - 1.2 mi
              East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
            • Professorville - 1.8 mi
              Bryant Street, Palo Alto
            • The Memorial Church of Stanford University - 1.1 mi
              Palo Alto, CA
            • Cantor Arts Center - 1.4 mi
              Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto

            Near the hotel

            • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden - 4600 ft
              1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto

              Restaurants nearby

              • Sundance The Steakhouse - 500 ft

                Address: 1921 El Camino Real
                Phone: (650) 321-6798

                74% likes this, based on 109 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: USD 33 - USD 42

              • Red Mango - 1000 ft

                88% likes this, based on 14 reviews

              • Joanie's Cafe - 1500 ft

                Address: 447 S California Ave
                Phone: 650-326-6505

                70% likes this, based on 77 reviews
                Cuisine: American, French

              • Starbucks - 300 ft

                Address: 2000 El Camino Real
                Phone: (650) 320-8125

                61% likes this, based on 8 reviews

              • Wahoo's Fish Taco - 1100 ft

                Address: 2305 El Camino Real
                Phone: 650-330-1144

                Price Range: USD 5 - USD 10

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  10 am
              • Number of rooms:
                80
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              Stanford Terrace Inn Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Stanford Terrace Inn

              Average guest rating

              7.8out of 10
              Fabulous
              Based on 45 reviews

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              Location
              7.0

              Guest reviews

              • Single
                10.0

                Well designed, well appointed, easy to navigate, great staff, free internet. A delightful place.

              • Single
                7.0

                The staff at the counter desk were friendly and helpful. The hotel looked nice and breakast was good.

                The parking was a tight even for my prius. The noise through the walls was horrible. I could hear ever single person walking outside and the room above me as well. The walls are hollow and I couldn't sleep at night. I will never stay at this hotel again -- even if I liked the staff.

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                Quiet, wonderfully large rooms, ample breakfast included, close to main street, but not bothered with traffic or noise, secure underground parking was greatly appreciated.

                It wasn't that we did not like the third floor room with the sky-light, but we would probably not ask for a sky-light since the bright light woke us each morning earlier than we had planned. However, if that was the room we got, we'd still take it--roomy, clean, lots of closet space, large desk area for computer (or two)--so not a complaint, just an observance. (Also, would have liked to have been able to apply the week-end special for $119--because 5 nights cost over a thousand by the time taxes, et al were added. But still a very nice place.

              • Family with children
                9.6

                The breakfast was a cut-above. The rooms were clean, and the swimming pool was great.

              • Family with children
                7.4

                Since my daughter attended a 6 day swim camp at Stanford, the location of the hotel is just perfect. The hotel is so conveniently located especially if you are driving, as it is close to a lot of good restaurants and shopping places. The free breakfast is good and the rooms are huge. We will recommend it to friends and will surely stay here again when we will go to Stanford or Palo Alto.

                None really except that, there should be at least some variety in the breakfast> we stayed for 6 nights and breakfast was the same everyday

              • Single
                4.2

                Noisy. All the time disturbed by the noise from the hallway and upstairs. Especially, sound of floor deflection from upstairs room annoyed me during night.

              • Single
                5.0

                Comfortable bed

                No restaurant, poor facilities, general upkeep, room layout and finishings.

              • Single
                8.2

                The staff was very pleasant, the room was nice and clean and the continental breakfast had great variety and was tasty. The location of this hotel made it very easy for me to get to my morning meeting as well.

                There was not much 5 minute or temporary parking while you checked in so I had to park far away and walk back to the hotel to check in.

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                Close to Stanford. Peaceful. Reasonable.

                I would stay on the top floor if you want to sleep in, as I could hear the guests above.

              • Single
                8.8

                I liked the ammenities in the room (Executive Suite), the WiFi connection, the bed was really comfortable, the shower worked really well, there was good closet space...

              • Group of friends
                10.0

                Excellent responsiveness to our needs, very clean, very pleasant.

              • Single
                6.2

                The swimming pool within the hotel is nice (although you often don't use it), and rooms are quite big and comfortable.

                The staff was really confused and not helpful, internet was really slow, there were no proper tables for breakfast.

              • Group of friends
                6.2

                Proximity to Stanford campus, since I came for the football game.

                Cleaning carts seemed to be left outside rooms. TV in my room, 311, was of poor quality. I could not see words on many channels. Not a flat screen in HD like my friends room.

              • Older travelers
                7.8

                The Inn has lovely gardens and a nice pool to relax by.

              • Family with children
                7.8

                Good location Quiet Convenient Starbucks next door!! Perfect No bar But honor bar in room Breakfast extremely basic but ok.. Do your own bagels etc and cereal Fresh fruit Nothing extravagant but if you want fairly priced base which has a nice pool (which noone is ever in) and will be out all day sightseeing etc then it's perfect Only thing it gets noisy with people just milling about from 8.00 am as most guests are off out and about early as most are business guests for Stanford uni etc so you will probably be woken up as all rooms are on corridors or facing pool courtyard etc I would definitely stay there again Less than $200 a night incl breakfast for family of 5 brilliant with extra rollaway and 2 doubles

                Bit noisy for us lazy holiday makers who wanted to lie in past 8.30 am and a cooked brekkie option whilst not helping the waistline would have been welcome but otherwise what a good find

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Stanford Terrace Inn - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Palo Alto
                1.1 mi
              Train Stations
              • California Ave Caltrain
                2300 ft
              • Train Stations
                400 ft
              • Bus stop
                1700 ft
              Restaurants
              • Sundance The Steakhouse (cuisine: American)
                500 ft
              • Starbucks
                300 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  10 am
              • Number of rooms:
                80