Ratings based on 220 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Denver

The Best Place in Menlo Park - for the Price

Posted Mar 31, 2015
There are few choices for hotels in Menlo Park - and most are 2 or 3 times the price of the Red Cottage Inn. You can definitely find a nicer hotel if you want to pay the price multiple. But if you want a reasonably priced hotel, this is it. It's definitely the best - even the locals will tell you that this is the place they put up their friends and relatives. The hotel is cute and quaint. It's relatively small - in all ways. The room is a bit small, the pool is small, the parking lot doesn't have a lot of spots, the breakfast area is tight ... But it's enough and what's there is well done: the room is nice and has everything you need: enough room in the bathroom, a mini-frig and microwave, a nice TV, and even a little patio with chairs and table by the pool. It's set back from El Camino Real so don't let the address dissuade you. And yes, the train is relatively close too, but we hardly noticed it - and only when train whistle drew our attention.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Los Angeles

Nice basic lodging for a very reasonable price.

Posted Mar 22, 2015
This will remind nobody of the Ritz, but for the price is an excellent value. Super clean room - nice amenities like a Keurig machine in the room instead of the old fashioned coffee-makers...and a wooden "lap desk" for working while in bed if you wish. Basic continental breakfast in the morning....close to just about everything mid-peninsula. Staff very pleasant - and I presume equally helpful though I didn't ask for anything in particular. My one suggestion would be to replace the apparently new shower heads in the shower - - it is way too high and un-adjustable, so you get the water over the top of your head and that's about it - - unless you're a visiting basketball player. I'd stay here again without hesitation - again...price to value was excellent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom ca

Nic and clean

Posted Jan 23, 2015
Very nice and clean hotel ,close to Menlo Park. It is far from the road,less noisy and has beautifully maintained garden. Rooms are very clean and tidy. Recommend to everyone.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great little place

Posted Jan 14, 2015
Looks like a little motel from the outside, but the insides are well appointed and the maid staff does a very good job.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Very close to Stanford

Posted Dec 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
Perfect for Stanford University and hospital locations.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Leonardfrom Lake Forest, Ca

Menlo Park Retreat

Posted Dec 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very satisfactory, but very brief.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by David

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Dec 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom SLO, CA

Lovely hotel near town.

Posted Dec 16, 2014
Pros: It was spotless, attractive and accommodating. The bed suited us and one of us is very picky.
Location: Plenty of tasty restaurants and shops. Loved Café Barrone.
We had an overnight stay. The room was accommodating, the bed was just right, the amenities were what we needed and inside and out it was tidy and smelled good. The showerhead did not have much ability to adjust so that it came down on your head instead of your body but the bathroom was otherwise outstanding.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Contra Costa County

Overnight stay

Posted Dec 15, 2014
Pros: Close to main streets
We stayed there after a party so we wouldn't have to drive more than an hour on unfamiliar roads after dark.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Christian

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Nov 24, 2014 on Hotels.com