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    The Zen Hotel

    4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4075
    (650) 493-4492
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    • Excellent53%
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    Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

    We booked the Zen Hotel based on reviews for a one night stay on our trip across California. It's a small property in a centrally located section of town. Things I Loved: The Little Extras- complimentary snacks which included pistachios, trail mix, l'occitane toiletries, slippers,...More

    Thank Lisa T
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, General Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 22 July 2017

    Dear Lisa T, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. It is wonderful to see how your decision to book our hotel was based on the good reviews and that your stay helped us earn yet another five-star...More

    Reviewed 11 July 2017

    I cannot say enough about this hotel and their staff. We needed a place to stay as a family for a surgery at Stanford Medical. The staff here is so nice. We had to make a last minute change in our room location and Lety...More

    Thank krzykajun
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 18 July 2017

    Dear Kryzkajun, Thank you so much for choosing The Zen Hotel for your most recent visit to Palo Alto. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and that our proximity to Stanford Medical Center was convenient. I would like...More

    Reviewed 11 July 2017

    two things in this hotel make me very very impressive. First, the bath suite it offered is L'OCCITANE. Second, the breakfast bar offer fresh organic fruit/vagetable juice. Room is very comfortable and clean.More

    Thank Roger L
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 18 July 2017

    Dear Roger L, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience from your visit at The Zen Hotel. We are delighted to hear that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations. I am so happy that you were...More

    Reviewed 11 July 2017

    A motel is a "motor hotel" where you park directly in front of your room. So, this is a rather nice, dressed up motel. I'd say the building itself is probably 30+ years old, but decently renovated on the inside. Up-market soaps and good coffee,...More

    Thank Brian L
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 18 July 2017

    Dear Brian L Thank you so much for choosing The Zen Hotel for your visit to Palo Alto. I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We value each and every comment from our guests...More

    Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

    We booked online knowing it had good reviews, and lots of great photos. I needed a place to stay for an appointment at Stanford the next morning and wasn't too picky about where. This place exceeded our expectations over and over again. From the l'occtaine...More

    Thank kristin m
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 17 July 2017

    Dear Kristin M, Thank you for taking the time to complete such a fantastic review regarding your experience with us at The Zen Hotel. I am so happy to learn that we were able to exceed your expectations by providing you with our exceptional breakfast...More

    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Price range
    • US$132 - US$361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #4 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #5 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 37
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    15 April 2017|
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    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto | Property representative |
    Dear LindaL246, Thank you for your question. Our complimentary breakfast buffet hours are Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 10 am. If you need to leave earlier than our standard breakfast hours, we have some items we can make... More
    Room Tips
    "200's are on the 1st Floor (300's above us) out our Room's back door=ZEN GARDENS"
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    "Rooms on the inside area are quieter."
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    "Upstairs room w/balcony above side patio offers airy space to yourself. Rooms are closer to covered parking..."
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    "junior suite was located on the second floor and it backed up to the main street. Little bit of road noise."
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