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Stanford Terrace Inn - Palo Alto

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


On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet


Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Stanford Terrace Inn is a 3-star property offering a designer accommodation with dry cleaning, room service and newspaper service. The hotel opened its doors in 1962 and was remodeled in 2000.

A convenient location of Stanford Terrace Inn provides an easy access to Stanford University within a 20-minute walk. A 20-minute walk to the center of Palo Alto.

The hotel is easy access to the public beach in Palo Alto.

Mineta San Jose International airport can be reached in 30 minutes by car from Stanford Terrace Inn.


Stanford Terrace Inn is a property in Palo Alto that comes with 80 rooms and provides climate control, a safe, a writing table, ironing facilities and a sofa. Some rooms overlook the garden. The bathrooms come with a hairdryer, free toiletries and bathrobes for more comfort.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at Sundance The Steakhouse and Starbucks located within a 5-minute walk of the property.


The hotel offers car rentals to all guests.


Leisure facilities in Stanford Terrace Inn include a sunbathing terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course. Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness center are available on site.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

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

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   80.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course


  • Free shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Taxi service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter


  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities


  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE
Children above
18 years or adults
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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

531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94306

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  • California Ave Caltrain
    2300 ft
  • Sundance The Steakhouse (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • Starbucks
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

This room includes a kitchenette, a Smart TV with cable and HBO film channels, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.

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Local attractions

  • The Stanford Shopping Center1.7 mi
    680 Stanford Shopping Ctr
  • Computer History Museum4.1 mi
    1401 N Shoreline Blvd
  • The Lace Museum7.6 mi
    552 S Murphy Ave
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre3.9 mi
    1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View
  • San Mateo County History Museum6.0 mi
    2200 Broadway St

Restaurants nearby

  • Sundance The Steakhouse500 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 Mango1000 ft

    88% likes this, based on 14 reviews

  • Joanie's Cafe1500 ft

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

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

  • Starbucks300 ft

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

    61% likes this, based on 8 reviews

  • Wahoo's Fish Taco1100 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  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Stanford Terrace Inn Reviews

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

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  • Single

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

  • Single

    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

    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

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

  • Family with children

    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

    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

    Comfortable bed

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

  • Single

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Single

    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

    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

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

  • Family with children

    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, California, United States, 94306

Get directions
  • California Ave Caltrain
    2300 ft
  • Sundance The Steakhouse (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • Starbucks
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms: