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Luxury home, close to Stanford, Palo Alto, I-101
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3.36 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Lovely

"This house is absolutely beautiful! Aida was so kind, extremely accommodating, and quick to respond to all my questions! I will definitely be staying here again! :)"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Luxury home, close to Stanford, Palo Alto, I-101
Close to Stanford and Facebook!Luxury Renovated Modern 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home
The price is $221 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
3.6 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"This place was so nice and clean very roomy! Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a staycation!! Definitely staying here again!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Close to Stanford and Facebook!Luxury Renovated Modern 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home
The Westin Palo Alto
4 out of 5
675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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1.55 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (854 reviews)

"Extremely Friendly staff! Dog friendly as well. They had beds, treats, blankets and doggie bags for my pup! Clean rooms and easy parking."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

The Westin Palo Alto
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Stanford Group Extended Stay
3 out of 5
531 Stanford Ave, Palo Alto, CA
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0.37 mi from city center
3.2/5 (197 reviews)

"Breakfast was included when i booked but the hotel not serving breakfast for past 1 month"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Stanford Group Extended Stay
Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto
2.5 out of 5
3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $79 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
0.54 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (123 reviews)

"I was pleasantly pleased by the high quality of this reasonably-priced motor hotel. The staff was out-of-their-way accommodating and nice. The location was convenient as well -- near Stanford and also downtown Palo Alto and Google. It really suited my needs. I was pleased."…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2020

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
5 out of 5
2050 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $600 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
2.53 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (485 reviews)

"The hotel and the customer service was as usual amazing but what made it even better is the outstanding staff including Thomas at the front desk."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
Modern Studio W/bath+kitchen. Stanford, Faceb00k
The price is $129 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
2.78 mi from city center
Modern Studio W/bath+kitchen. Stanford, Faceb00k
Dinah's Garden Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $150 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
1.77 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (987 reviews)

"We love Dinahs Garden! It’s a beautiful smaller boutique hotel with very nice clean rooms!! The grounds are well kept with ducks on a little stream. Really great out door restaurant onsite. Love it!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dinah's Garden Hotel
Cozy House 3 Miles to Stanford /parking/ac
The price is $165 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
3.04 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Perfect location

"We needed a place to stay in East Palo Alto. This is a fabulous find. Very clean, behind an adorable front house."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Cozy House 3 Miles to Stanford /parking/ac
Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley
2 out of 5
3255 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $75 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
0.49 mi from city center
3.1/5 (498 reviews)

"They accommodated my request and the room was very clean and sheets were nice."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley
Luxurious 1 Bed 1 Bath - Living Room & Kitchenette. 600sqft.
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3.52 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Beautiful property with driveway parking. Would definitely stay here again!

"Great property! Owner is very accommodating and property well taken care of. Convenient location with easy access to 101 and Stanford. Parking in driveway saves headache of finding parking on the street. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2018

Luxurious 1 Bed 1 Bath - Living Room & Kitchenette. 600sqft.
The Clement Hotel – All Inclusive
5 out of 5
711 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $752 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18
1.52 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
Amazing Hotel!

"Rooms are beautiful and super comfortable. Dining room and it’s good are too notch. Service is incomparable to anything I’ve ever experienced in a hotel."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

The Clement Hotel – All Inclusive
Hotel Keen
2.5 out of 5
425 High Street, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $119 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
1.81 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (446 reviews)

"Clean and quiet small room but pefect set up I will return back soon"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Hotel Keen
Garden Court Hotel
4 out of 5
520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA
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1.9 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (373 reviews)

"The staff, location, room amenities, lighting. . . Everything is perfect!!!! This is a delightful hotel run by the nicest and most competent staff. I would never stay anywhere else in Palo Alto by choice."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Garden Court Hotel
Hotel Parmani
2 out of 5
3200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $80 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
0.44 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (651 reviews)

"Clean, quiet and easy parking. Close to California St. for some great food"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Hotel Parmani
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 $79 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
1.06 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (994 reviews)

"Even though Covid-19 eliminated the free breakfast bar, a bag breakfast was available."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University
New! Upscale studio w/bath+kitchen. Stanford, Faceb00k, G00gle, Amaz0n
The price is $129 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7
2.78 mi from city center
New! Upscale studio w/bath+kitchen. Stanford, Faceb00k, G00gle, Amaz0n
Americas Best Value Inn Sky Ranch
2 out of 5
4234 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $90 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
1.67 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (473 reviews)

"One of the most accommodating hotels We have ever stayed at."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn Sky Ranch
Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
4.5 out of 5
180 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $385 per night from Mar 23 to Mar 24
1.69 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (272 reviews)

"Awesome service period! But Restaurant food not at Nobu standards"…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
The Nest Hotel Palo Alto
3.5 out of 5
3901 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is $100 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
0.98 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (381 reviews)

"I definitely got my money’s worth. The room was very clean."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

The Nest Hotel Palo Alto
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Visiting Palo Alto

Travelers to Palo Alto give high marks for the college vibe, fun sporting events, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its shopping, cafés, and art. Top sights in the city include Stanford Shopping Center and Shoreline Park.

  • There are 54 hotels and other accommodations in Palo Alto
  • The closest major airport is in Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County), 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in San Carlos, CA (SQL), 8.6 mi (13.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Palo Alto

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the gardens and these places to visit: Shoreline Park, Rodin Sculpture Garden, and Stanford University Arboretum. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Stanford Shopping Center is a favorite for retail therapy. Football fans will find lots to cheer about, while everyone can enjoy an event or game at Stanford Maples Pavillion or Stanford Stadium.

In Palo Alto, there are 54 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect vacation. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Clement Hotel - All Inclusive - This 5-star hotel features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its pool and helpful staff.
  • Nobu Hotel Epiphany Palo Alto - Our customers like the helpful staff and proximity to shopping at this hotel. With a stay at this 4.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and a bar, along with free WiFi.
  • Garden Court Hotel - This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Expedia customers like its central location and comfortable beds.

Outside the city, top places to visit include Computer History Museum, located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the heart of the city, and California's Great America, which is 9.8 mi/15.7 km away.

Getting Around Palo Alto

With so many transportation options, exploring all of Palo Alto is a breeze. 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.

Dressing for Palo Alto

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 68°F and the nighttime average to be 38°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 80°F during the day and 44°F at night
  • July through September averages 80°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 78°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • Palo Alto gets about 15.71 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 80°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 39°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Palo Alto?
The Clement Hotel – All Inclusive is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Traveler reviews also recommend Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto and Dinah’s Garden Hotel as top options for your visit.

Stanford is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. Another favorite neighborhood in Palo Alto is East Palo Alto.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Palo Alto, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get top deals in Palo Alto.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Palo Alto?
To access more information about changing or cancelling your trip to Palo Alto, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Palo Alto?
Based on reviews, Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Oak Motel Palo Alto and Americas Best Value Inn Sky Ranch.
What's the best accommodation in East Palo Alto?
In this neighborhood, you’ll find 14 places to stay. When looking at places to stay in East Palo Alto, Luxurious 1 Bed 1 Bath - Living Room & Kitchenette. 600sqft is a top choice. This guesthouse features in-room kitchens and living rooms. 2861 Fordham Street - 3 Br Home and 957 Beech St - 2 Br Home are other good choices for your stay in the neighborhood.
What are some accommodations with pools in Palo Alto?
Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a restaurant. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto and Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel.
What is the best spa hotel in Palo Alto?
Oak Motel Palo Alto is a highly recommended spa hotel with an outdoor pool. In-room massages are also available. Other popular spa hotels in Palo Alto include The Clement Hotel – All Inclusive and el PRADO.
What is the best accommodation for staying close to San Francisco International Airport (SFO)?
El Rancho Inn, Signature Collection is a popular 3-star property featuring free breakfast and a restaurant. It’s located a short 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from San Francisco Intl. Airport. Other good options within close proximity to the airport include La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport West and Bay Landing San Francisco Airport Hotel.
What is staying in Palo Alto like?
Travelers to Palo Alto give high marks for the college vibe, fun sporting events, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its shopping, cafés, and art. Around the area, top sights include Shoreline Amphitheatre, Levi’s Stadium, and California’s Great America. In Palo Alto, there are 140 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Palo Alto?
Cultural venues include Rodin Sculpture Garden and Cantor Arts Center. Landmarks like Hoover Tower and Stanford Theatre might be worth a visit. The natural setting is picturesque, namely the colorful gardens, and these places to see: Shoreline Park, Baylands Nature Preserve, and Foothills Park.
How should I get around Palo Alto?
To explore the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from California Ave Station or Palo Alto Station. Palo Alto might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.
What's the seasonal weather like in Palo Alto?
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 precipitation for Palo Alto is 16 inches.

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