Get an overview of this hotelWoodsy getaway on Palo Alto's Matadero Creek

Close to Stanford

Matadero Creek meanders through this hotel's 3-plus verdant acres, within 2 miles of Stanford Business Park, downtown Palo Alto, and Stanford University and 2 blocks from a commuter-train station.

Tranquil setting

Wooden bridges and paved walkways lead across the creek and through the gardens with a fountain and swimming pool. Town Car service and afternoon wine are among Creekside Inn's complimentary amenities.

Balconies and Wi-Fi

In multiple buildings, some with creek views, all rooms at Creekside Inn include private patios or balconies, complimentary wireless Internet access, compact refrigerators, and complimentary bottled water.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Creekside Inn is within two miles of Stanford Business Park, downtown Palo Alto, and Stanford University. A Caltrain commuter-rail station is two blocks away.

The hotel comprises nine smoke-free buildings spread out over wooded grounds. Matadero Creek meanders through the property, which also features a gated outdoor pool area with fountain.

A business center is open 24 hours, and complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. The hotel hosts a complimentary wine reception Sunday–Thursday evenings. Guests can work out in the fitness center or jog on paths that wind through the hotel's 3.5 acres.

The hotel is entirely smoke-free.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 136 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Free area shuttle 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free bottled water 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Tablet computer 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Complimentary wine is offered Sunday–Thursday evenings, 5 PM to 8 PM (hours subject to change).

Cibo Bar & Grill - Californian and Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Dinner selections may include Prawns Linguine, Lemon-Cream-Sauce Ravioli, Almond-Crusted Salmon, and Veal Piccata. Full bar. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Driftwood Market - Deli and convenience store. Sandwiches, drinks, and packaged snacks. Open Monday–Friday, 8 AM–8 PM; Saturday, 10 AM–7 PM; closed Sunday. (Hours subject to change.)

Room service - Available from early morning to mid-evening.

Nearby Things to Do

A gated outdoor pool with fountain, set amid lush gardens, is open year-round. Creekside Inn's complimentary fitness room includes a treadmill, stair machine, strength-training machine, and free weights. Guests can also jog and walk through the 3.5-acre property.

Among the area golf courses open to the public is Shoreline Golf Links, 5.5 miles from the Creekside Inn.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby in the Palo Alto or Silicon Valley areas; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Additional policies apply to bookings reserved by persons under the age of 18. For more details, contact the property using the information provided after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 6.50 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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