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Get an overview of this hotelMotel in Palo Alto with free breakfast and fitness center


Located in the heart of Palo Alto, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of San Antonio Shopping Center, Rengstorff Park, and Tesla Motors. Los Altos History Museum and Stanford Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

Along with a fitness center, this smoke-free motel has a 24-hour business center and coffee/tea in the lobby. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 37 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Conveniences include refrigerators and coffee makers, and guests will appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This motel offers access to a 24-hour business center. A complimentary breakfast is offered. This Palo Alto motel also offers a fitness center, multilingual staff, and a garden. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

The Zen Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 37 
  • Year Built 1975 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Soundproofed rooms  

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Slippers 
  • Soundproofed rooms 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 12 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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