Stanford Terrace Inn - Palo Alto

531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, United States, 94306show map
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Overview

Stanford Terrace Inn is set in a beach area of Palo Alto and gives access to Stanford University, which is about 20 minutes' walk away. This designer hotel dates from 1962 and was refurbished in 2000.

The property is about 20 minutes' walk of Professorville. The center of Palo Alto is 2 km away from the hotel.

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

It will take a 10-minute drive to get to Palo Alto airport.

Rooms

The venue features 80 modern rooms fitted with a heating system, a kitchen and a trouser press. Many rooms overlook the garden. A dishwasher, an oven and a stove are included in each unit at the property.

Eat & Drink

The hotel offers a continental breakfast daily. It has an on-site poolside restaurant as well as a 24-hour bar. Starbucks is adjacent to the hotel, about 100 meters away.

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

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

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

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar

Business

  • 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
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
18 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Palo Alto (PAO)3.0 mi
San Carlos (SQL)8.0 mi
Train
California Ave Caltrain2300 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  67  reviews

Rating by category:

7.0
Location
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The Bedroom was very big, beautifully furnished and super clean.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The cleanliness and the helpfulness of the front office staff were the best things. Also, the continental breakfast was very nice.

    Did not have the prices for the "honor bar" posted anywhere? Or maybe I missed it?

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Room was nice and clean, with everything I needed in there, friendly personal.

    Magnet key did not work for a couple of times

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It was clean and cozy. Its location is a little far on foot to the downtown of Palo Alto, but their shuttle service covers good enough. One of their staff was impressivly kind to help me to find my bag I left at the restaurant in downtown.

    Everthing was great but I think they could offer it for a bit lower rate.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Overall an excellent hotel, with wi-fi included, very good breakfast included, and veery good and polite staff. One particular staff member went out of her way to help us get to the train station.

    Elevator (lift) to higher floors was difficult to find. Not sign posted. We walked up with our luggage.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Stanford Terrace Inn is the closest to Stanford University unless you want to stay at a chain like the Sheraton. I like to support local businesses. The rooms are incredibly spacious, the setting is lovely with a deck/garden area, and the breakfast is exponentially better than most "breakfast included" places. Wifi is free.

    Walls may be thin or family next to me on my last stay or above me on an earlier stay might have been exceptionally noisy. Whatever the explanation, my stay was not as serene as I had hoped given noise from other guest.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The reception person was exceptional. We had a suite that was very good value. Parking was a major plus inthat it was very secure.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Nothing. It was very expensive "cheap" hotel. I paid 200$ for something which is worth 50$ only. The hotel is construction side now.

    Nothing, I would leave after 1 night, but was forced to stay another one. Nightmare.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Great location, comfortable beds, quiet rooms easy parking, very good value

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Convenient location for Stanford campus, and weekend football game. Breakfast included.

    Charges on bill for "honor bar"...I.E. Cokes in the refrigerator. No notifications throughout the room (...thought prior occupants had left them!)

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Loved the close proximity to Stanford. It was clean, safe, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were large and my daughter loved the pool. It served our needs very well.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff was great. The room was spacious and clean. The breakfast was much better than the norm with Belgian waffles and real bagels. The middle courtyard was lovely.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Cozy, comfortable and close to the S. University

    Is was kind of pricy...

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The Stanford Terrace Inn is conveniently located a few minutes east of Stanford University, and a few minutes west of California Avenue, which has numerous places to eat. The complimentary breakfast had a variety of items - fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, bagels, bread, make-em-yourself waffles, and more. The room was spacious and clean. The pool area was great - pretty foliage, plenty of lounging chairs, and a clean pool. We had to bring our own towels from our room, though.

    Extremely little natural light in our room. The only window looked into the courtyard, and since we were on the main floor, there were often people walking by. The lighting within the room was limited, as well. One floor lamp, a bedside lamp and a desk lamp. If you are looking for bright and airy, this is not the place for you.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The location is ideal for business travelers to Palo Alto. There are not a lot of choices for well located hotels with good amenities that are priced reasonably.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
18 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Palo Alto (PAO)3.0 mi
San Carlos (SQL)8.0 mi
Train
California Ave Caltrain2300 ft
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