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Featured Motels in 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 $72 per night

Located in the heart of Palo Alto, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from San Antonio Shopping Center and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Stanford University. Charleston Plaza ...

3.7/5Good! (993 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
The Zen Hotel
3 out of 5
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $82 per night

Located in the heart of Palo Alto, this motel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from San Antonio Shopping Center and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Googleplex. Charleston Plaza and Rengstorff ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (954 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
Hotel Parmani
2 out of 5
3200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $95 per night

Situated in the business district, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stanford Stadium, Stanford University, and Stanford University Medical Center. Hoover ...

3.7/5Good! (644 reviews)

"Staff was very responsive when we had trouble with the Wifi. Enjoyed the covered parking."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Hotel Parmani
Oak Motel Palo Alto
2 out of 5
4279 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $74 per night

Situated in Palo Alto, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from San Antonio Shopping Center and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Googleplex. Rengstorff Park and Los Altos History ...

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

Oak Motel Palo Alto
Glass Slipper Inn - Stanford Palo Alto
2.5 out of 5
3941 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night

Located in Ventura, this motel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Stanford University and within 6 mi (10 km) of Stanford Shopping Center and Shoreline Amphitheatre. Levi's ...

4/5Very Good! (21 reviews)
Small, Quiet & Clean

"The Glass Slipper is a small quiet hotel. Staff is great, Upon checking in the gentleman at the front desk walked me up to my room made sure everything worked correctly. I would recommend this motel to anyone"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Glass Slipper Inn - Stanford Palo Alto
Country Inn Motel
2.5 out of 5
4345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $108 per night

Situated in Palo Alto, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Computer History Museum, Stanford Shopping Center, and Shoreline Park. Stanford University and Santa ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (538 reviews)
quiet, clean, great amenities and service

"This was my second stay and both times have been great. This time was even better, because my stay was off season so my rate was lower. They offer fabulous amenities, including chapstick and earplugs and lotion on tap as well as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the shower. The water was super ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Country Inn Motel
The Palo Alto Inn
3 out of 5
4238 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
The price is $69 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from San Antonio Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rengstorff Park and Charleston ...

3.9/5Very Good! (288 reviews)
Quaint in a big city

"The accommodations were great except the tv didn't work."…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

The Palo Alto Inn
Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley
2 out of 5
3255 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night

Situated in Palo Alto, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stanford Stadium, Stanford University, and Stanford University Medical Center. Hoover Tower and Stanford ...

3.1/5 (489 reviews)
we will go back .

"they are remodeling so some things are a little rough right now . but our room everything was brand new and very well done . we enjoyed it ."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley
Americas Best Value Inn Sky Ranch
2 out of 5
4234 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night

Situated in Palo Alto, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from San Antonio Shopping Center and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Googleplex. Rengstorff Park and Charleston Plaza ...

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
Berbeda Place
2.5 out of 5
3339 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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Situated near the airport, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stanford Stadium, Hoover Tower, and San Antonio Shopping Center. Stanford University and Cantor ...

4.2/5Excellent! (391 reviews)

"Highly recommended! Don’t let the modest exterior fool you, it’s an excellent place to stay. Standard Room is nostalgic, modern, stylish, comfortable and clean with meaningful and useful amenities (refrigerator, microwave, Keurig with nice coffee and tea selections, lounge chair to sit and watch ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

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Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
3.5 out of 5
625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
The price is $103 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,780 reviews)

"The hotel was clean but dated. The bathroom looked newly remodeled. The staff was courteous. Good location, able to walk to town and country and campus.It was very well priced, but I don't know whether the lower price was just a reflection of it being during covid."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
3 out of 5
4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
The price is $119 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (619 reviews)

"Clean - comfortable bed. Only con: fee for parking"…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto
Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto
3.5 out of 5
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
The price is $76 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (998 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
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Palo Alto Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 9 affordable motels in Palo Alto among more than 74 hotels and other accommodations. These budget accommodations can help you cut costs when compared with traditional hotels, which offer more amenities but ones that you may not use.

Because you'll save on your room price, you can enjoy all that Palo Alto has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Stanford Shopping Center, Shoreline Park, and San Francisco Bay.

Fun fact: Starting in the early 1950s, customized neon signs often lit up the roadside motels, and today, examples of these can still be found along historic U.S. Route 66. At most motels, you'll often find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot.

Below are some of Expedia customers' favorite Palo Alto motels to select from:

Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University

  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Stanford Shopping Center and Computer History Museum.
  • Enjoy access to the business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Country Inn Motel

  • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a 10-minute drive of Computer History Museum and Stanford Shopping Center.

The Palo Alto Inn

  • Enjoy access to the business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Computer History Museum and Stanford Shopping Center.

Oak Motel Palo Alto

  • It's located within a 10-minute drive of Computer History Museum and Stanford Shopping Center.
  • An outdoor pool along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

Hotel Parmani

  • Stay within a quick 5-minute drive of Stanford Shopping Center.
  • Enjoy access to the business center, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

What to Do in Palo Alto

While you're sightseeing around the area, enjoy its picturesque gardens and top-notch restaurants. People who visit Palo Alto love its university life and shops.

Here are some popular places:

  • Stanford Shopping Center
  • Shoreline Park
  • San Francisco Bay

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Rodin Sculpture Garden
  • Stanford University Arboretum
  • Byxbee Park

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
  • California's Great America
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

Palo Alto is also notable for its:

  • Sports
  • Cafés
  • Art
  • Bird watching

Best Time to Visit Palo Alto

Determine the perfect time for your visit to Palo Alto by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically August and September, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 68° F and nighttime temperatures average 38° F
  • April-June: 80° F is the daytime average and 44° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 80° F and nighttime averages are around 51° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 78° F during the day and 38° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 15.71 inches in a year

How to Get to Palo Alto and Around the Area

Palo Alto Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) Airport 3 mi (4.8 km)
San Carlos, CA (SQL) Airport 8.6 mi (13.8 km)
San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) Airport 12.5 mi (20 km)
Palo Alto California Ave Station Metro Station 0.5 mi (0.8 km)
Palo Alto Station Train Station 1.8 mi (2.8 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Palo Alto?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can make the most of what Palo Alto has to offer. In the larger area, favorite places to visit include Shoreline Amphitheatre, Levi’s Stadium, and California’s Great America.
What are motels like?
Motel properties often have free parking, and many have outdoor pools. Often one or two stories tall, motels usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot. The first motels popped up in the 1920s as convenient lodging for the weary traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America.
What are the best motels in Palo Alto?
The Palo Alto Inn: Stay within a short 9-minute drive of Googleplex. Enjoy access to the business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Hotel Parmani: A business center along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. It’s located within a 20-minute drive of Shoreline Amphitheatre and Stanford University. The Zen Hotel: Enjoy access to the fitness center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Stay within a 10-minute drive of Googleplex and Computer History Museum. Glass Slipper Inn - Stanford Palo Alto: It’s located within a 20-minute drive of Shoreline Amphitheatre and Stanford University. Free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk are available during your stay. Country Inn Motel: Stay within a short 10-minute drive of Googleplex. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
What things can I to do in Palo Alto?
As you’re exploring the area, check out the college campus and enjoy the picturesque gardens. Visitors to Palo Alto speak highly of its shops and restaurants. Favorite places in and around Palo Alto include Shoreline Amphitheatre, Levi’s Stadium, and California’s Great America. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Rodin Sculpture Garden, Shoreline Park, and Baylands Nature Preserve. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, and Aqua Adventure Water Park.
What's the 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 rainfall for Palo Alto is 16 inches.
What's the best way to get around Palo Alto?
Fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is located 18.8 mi (30.3 km) away from the city center. You can also search for flights into San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), which is 12.5 mi (20 km) away. To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at California Ave Station or Palo Alto Station.

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