Get an overview of this hotel3-star motel 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

This smoke-free motel features a fitness center, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area. 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

High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. A 24-hour business center is on site at this 3-star property. A complimentary breakfast is offered. This Palo Alto motel also offers a fitness center, multilingual staff, and a garden. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

The Zen Hotel is a smoke-free property.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the motel include a fitness center.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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

For bookings of 5 rooms or more, special cancellation and deposit policies will apply. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


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.

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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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