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Dinah's Garden Hotel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Dinah's Garden Hotel

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Dinah's Garden Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSan Antonio Shopping Center17 min walk
  • Popular LocationRengstorff Park4 min drive
  • Popular LocationCharleston Plaza5 min drive
  • AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)30 min drive

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About this area

Palo Alto

Located in Palo Alto, Dinah's Garden Hotel is in the business district and near a train station. Shoreline Amphitheatre and Computer History Museum are cultural highlights, or if an activity is on the agenda, check out Twin Creeks Sports Complex. Check out an event or a game at Levi's Stadium, and consider making time for California's Great America, a top attraction not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 17 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 4 min drive
  • Charleston Plaza - 5 min drive
  • Googleplex - 10 min drive
  • Computer History Museum - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • California Ave Station - 5 min drive
  • Whisman Station - 7 min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 30 min drive

Restaurants

  • Poolside Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Dinah's Poolside Restaurant — 3 min walk
  • Hobee's Restaurant — 5 min walk
  • A Good Morning — 11 min walk
  • Phở Vỉ Hoa — 11 min walk

About this property

Dinah's Garden Hotel

Art Deco hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 129 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and minibars. Comforts include premium bedding and pillow menus, and guests will also find conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.
Dinah's Garden Hotel offers 129 accommodations with minibars and safes. These individually decorated accommodations include desks. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided.

This Palo Alto hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free offsite parking
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–1 PM: USD 8-25 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (180 square feet)
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Entertainment

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
Dogs welcome
2 per room (up to 50 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per night (for stays between 1 January - 31 December)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Dinah's
Dinah's Garden
Dinah's Garden Hotel
Dinah's Garden Hotel Palo Alto
Dinah's Garden Palo Alto
Dinah's Hotel
Dinahs Garden Hotel
Dinahs Garden Palo Alto
Hotel Dinahs Garden
Dinah's Garden Hotel Hotel
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Dinah's Garden Hotel Hotel Palo Alto

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Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 732 out of 947 reviews
5 - Excellent 77%
Rating 4 - Good. 175 out of 947 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 29 out of 947 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 947 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 947 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A comfortable and peaceful ethos permeates the grounds of Dinah's Garden Hotel. The poolside dining was lovely with delicious and affordable food and beverages; not to mention the sounds of children excited by the simple act of swimming. The 60 years of gardening and pond care show, and we look forward to returning. Frankly, I'm almost scared to tell folks about Dinah's, I wouldn't want popularity to affect what has been meticulously built. Rooms are simple--so this is a place to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Unfortunately the room wasn’t clean .
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room was next to a pond with ducks and fish with a running fountain, very peaceful and relaxing. Convenient location to Stanford for next day appointment also. The room was comfortable and accessible. Very satisfied.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very spacious room with abundant amenities. Comfortable and extremely quiet. Beautiful and peaceful grounds and very friendly and helpful staff.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was beautiful and we loved our room. We had a lanai king and it was comfortable and spacious. Diane checked us in and her commitment to customer service really was outstanding. We can’t wait to return!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021