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Dinah's Garden Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $164 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (986 reviews)

"The most stunning hotel grounds I've seen in the Bay area. A sort of lake (I think some call it a lagoon) winds through the buildings, complete with fountains, koi, and ducks. More trees than I could count (I didn't even try), and very nice Asian-themed sculptures and decorations. The room was unusually ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dinah's Garden Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
5 out of 5
2050 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA
The price is $500 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (483 reviews)

"the bathtub was broken"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
The Zen Hotel
3 out of 5
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $91 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (955 reviews)

"everything really clean , very comfterblevto stay at, down fall you can hear every noice of the rooms around"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The Zen Hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto, CA
3 out of 5
4329 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $129 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (358 reviews)

"Hotel clerk was very friendly and answered questions well about our stay. Very clean room."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto, CA
Creekside Inn - A Greystone Hotel
3.5 out of 5
3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $114 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

"Quick check in zero contact perfect for the quarantine necessity"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Creekside Inn - A Greystone Hotel
Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos
3 out of 5
4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA
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The price is $93 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (580 reviews)

"Staff was excellent. Even let me check in a few hours early which was completely amazing. Beds were comfy. Room was clean. Pool was heated. Had to reserve a time for the pool because of covid but we didn’t have a problem with that. Had the pool all to ourselves for an hour. Would definitely stay ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
3 out of 5
4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $119 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (622 reviews)

"Everything was clean I’m a happy and satisfied customer will definitely come again"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto
3.5 out of 5
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $76 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"Overall a pretty good hotel. The $12 extra for overnight parking was a bit unnecessary but everything else was pretty good."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto
Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University
2.5 out of 5
3945 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $76 per night
3.7/5Good! (990 reviews)

"Staff was very nice and service was excellent. I enjoyed the air conditioning during the ‘heat wave’ we had in the area. I loved the handheld showerhead as an unexpected and welcome luxury!"…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University
Oak Motel Palo Alto
2 out of 5
4279 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $74 per night
3.3/5 (913 reviews)
Good basic hotel

"Nice basic hotel. The service was great. Room was comfortable. Breakfast was very basic."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

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Beach Hotels in Palo Alto

Known for its university life and art galleries, Palo Alto offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation. With your choice of 9 beach hotels and other accommodation options in this destination, it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you search for a place to stay by the water in Palo Alto, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.

Dinah's Garden Hotel - 3.5-star boutique hotel. It features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Guests love the beach locale and proximity to shopping.

Oak Motel Palo Alto - 2-star motel. Our travelers recommend its overall value and comfortable rooms. This motel boasts an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto, CA - 3-star hotel. It offers an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi. Guest reviews highlight the good location and breakfast.

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto - 5-star luxury hotel near the beach. It features an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and 2 restaurants. Guests love the pool and walkable location.

Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto - 3.5-star hotel. Our travelers recommend its spacious rooms and helpful staff. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant.

Planning Your Trip to Palo Alto

If weather is an important factor for your vacation, you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide your travel dates.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average temperature of 80°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 39°F
  • Driest months: July, May, October, and April, with an average rainfall of 0.51 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 2.92 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Palo Alto

After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. Beach lovers can spend some quality time by the water at Lakeshore Park Beach. Experience the area's university life and art galleries, and make time for local attractions like Stanford Shopping Center and Shoreline Park. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Stanford Maples Pavillion or Stanford Stadium. Visitors also enjoy Palo Alto for its:
  • Bird watching
  • Restaurants
  • Gardens
  • Mountain views
  • Shopping
  • Cafés

Getting Around Palo Alto

To get to Palo Alto, you can fly into Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County), the closest major airport, which is located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city center. Head to Palo Alto California Ave Station for metro transit. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Palo Alto Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Palo Alto like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its university life and art galleries, Palo Alto offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation.
What's the best place to stay for a beach vacation in Palo Alto?
The Clement Hotel is a top 3-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options for your beach trip include The Zen Hotel and Creekside Inn - A Greystone Hotel. Head to Lakeshore Park Beach or Niles Beach for some quality time by the water.
How many beach hotels are there in Palo Alto?
Expedia has 10 beach hotels in Palo Alto that are great for your beachside getaway.
What's the seasonal weather like in Palo Alto?
Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 66°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 50°F. Average annual rainfall for Palo Alto is 16 inches.
What is there to see and do around Palo Alto?
After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you’ll likely want to venture out and explore. Beach lovers can head straight to Lakeshore Park Beach or Niles Beach for some quality time by the water. Experience the area’s university life and art galleries, and make time for local attractions like Stanford University and Stanford Shopping Center. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Stanford Stadium or Hoover Tower.
What's the best way to get around Palo Alto?
To get to Palo Alto, book a flight to San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), the closest major airport, which is located 18.8 mi (30.3 km) from the city center. To see more of the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from California Ave Station or Palo Alto Station.

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