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The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

Palo Alto Art Deco guestrooms with comfy beds

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
From
£87

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  • Terrace/Patio
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Suite, Non Smoking, Kitchen (3 Queen Beds) - In-Room Dining
  • Suite, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (2 Queen Beds) - Living Area
  • Terrace/Patio
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4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306, CA, United States of America
9.2.Superb.
  • Loved it! Perfect in many ways. Location, decor, parking. I need to figure out the A/c…

    Oct 11, 2021

  • This was a renovated old hotel that was very very nice and comfy. There was a great sushi…

    Oct 9, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Convenient
Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 37 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden

For families

  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • Stanford University - 40-minute walk
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 25-minute walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 39-minute walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 42-minute walk
  • Googleplex - 3.1 mi / 5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Suite, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (2 Queen Beds)
  • Suite, Non Smoking, Kitchen (3 Queen Beds)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • Stanford University - 40-minute walk
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 25-minute walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 39-minute walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 42-minute walk
  • Googleplex - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Los Altos History Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Stanford Stadium - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Hoover Tower - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Stanford University Medical Center - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) 18-min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) 30-min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 40-min drive
  • San Antonio Station 28-min walk
  • California Ave Station 4-min drive
  • Mountain View Station 6-min drive
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4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Size

  • 37 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 3
  • Year Built – 1970
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Braille signage
  • Closed captioned TV

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless checkout is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available.

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash.

Also known as

  • Zen Hotel Palo Alto
  • The Zen Hotel Palo Alto Motel
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  • Zen Palo Alto
  • Townhouse Hotel Palo Alto
  • The Zen Hotel
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FAQs

  • Yes, The Zen Hotel Palo Alto does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include So Gong Dong Tofu House (3-min walk), Fuki Sushi (3-min walk) and Pizza Chicago (4-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities such as a fitness centre and a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice!

    Amazing comfortable! Clean! Friendly and nice! I loved it! Good breakfast, nice location close to Stanford Stadium.

    Sherryl, 2 night family trip, Oct 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent place away from all the traffic and noise.

    Frank, 1 night business trip, Sep 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great little gem

    We love this hotel and have been coming here for years. It is under new management, but the main staff is the same friendly wonderful people as before. I'd say the only difference is that the breakfast and toiletries are both much lower quality. However, the cost is also much lower and considering the pandemic, this was likely a necessity for them. I'd recommend this hotel, as it is very clean, comfy and convenient!

    6 night trip, Sep 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely, reasonably-priced spot in Palo Alto

    We had a lovely stay! Everything was clean and put together and the staff couldn't have been friendlier.

    Sara, 1 night trip, Sep 12, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Worst stay ever

    The worst stay in my life the room and shower has a lot of ants and spiders and the balcony is full of spiders webs .my kids didn’t sleep well because of that and were scared to use the bathroom and shower and one we stopped to use the bathroom and it was locked from inside and they couldn’t opened it and I kept trying till opened it my self so I would like to get a refund or some kind of credit for the horrible stay

    Mohd, 5 night family trip, Sep 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfectionly Zen!!

    Omg So I was q little nervous based on some reviews.. but this place is amazing!!! From the sweet man in the front to the ambience and patios in the back of our rooms! Cant wait to stay here again!!

    Aglovina, 1 night trip with friends, Sep 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great spot for the money! The place is even better than the pictures. We would stay again!

    Lisa R, 2 night trip, Sep 3, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Not "GREAT" but pretty good enough

    All in all, it went well. First night was a bit "bumpy" as we were unaware that the window was open. Cars chirping etc. A/C was pretty noisy but we "adapted." We asked for full housekeeping service one day during the middle of our nine day stay and after the fifth day, they kept coming several days in succession. Front desk was not able to hold our luggage for a few hours after checkout. In messaging the hotel the night before they did not mention that they could only store a small piece. Breakfast was satisfactory in a good way and the coffee was very good. We are planning another stay there in a few months so let that say what it may.

    Dan, 9 night trip, Sep 3, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good stay !!

    Sean, 2 night trip with friends, Aug 31, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hotel is as seen on photos and comes with everything that is advertise like the shower bath robes. Comfortable bed and pillows. Super clean. Parking is right infront of your unit. Breakfast was to go and limited do to the covid restrictions but ok. The area is peaceful and there are dining within walking distance like Baja Fresh restaurant. I was impress by the commodity of the hotel being that is so small. Excellent will recommend..

    1 night trip, Aug 30, 2021

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