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Central Coast California
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

After one miserable night in a hotel a block away, I was able to get into this very warm and friendly place. The owners are so helpful and nice, offering whatever advice they can. I had a son who was a patient at Stanford, and these people made my stay so much easier. The rooms are a bit dated but... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Hotel prices are high in Palo Alto. I picked Stanford Motor Inn because of price and, on a previous visit, I had driven by and it seemed reasonable. But the office had a nasty, fishy smell - cooking in the back room, perhaps? My room itself was dirty and smelled really bad. The bed was actually comfortable, sheets clean, but... More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2015

From the outside, it's not terribly appealing but the staff is extremely attentive and kind, and the rooms are very clean, orderly AND quiet! A delightful surprise, truly, and considering the rise in prices for hotels this was a blessing in more ways than one. Parking on site. Continental breakfast in the morning. WIFI. Everything worked. Didn't hear noise from... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

I think most of the reviews reflects the facts: the motel seems quite old, and is somewhere between kitsch and quaint, depending on your perspective. Staff is great, friendly and helpful. Noise level from El Camino are tolerable but could be better. Updated bathroom and general cleanliness are a plus. But furnishings and decor are from 1970-80s, complete with amateurish... More 

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California
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24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

I have to be in Stanford Hospital every 2-4 weeks and the Stanford Motor inn is clean and a good value. Add updated bathroom, very friendly front desk, and no hassle with the dog and you have a winning combination. The décor is a little funky but the bed is comfortable and the noise level from busy El Camino muted.... More 

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Reviewed 24 November 2014

While seeking a hotel in the vicinity of Stanford Hospital, we came across a posting for Stanford Motor Inn. Just through my phone conversation seeking additional information regarding the proximity to the hospital, the helpful, pleasant and professional manner of staff, I opted to book our stay. The Inn is a quaint facility, rooms very spacious, comfortable and clean. While... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

This is a very clean and well kept, though fairly dated motel. If you like kitsch and Americana you'll appreciate it here; if you prefer modern sophistication and luxury, not so much. There is a patio seating area and a heated pool that are both quite cute. I enjoyed my stay and liked that it had more personality than your... More 

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California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

This is an old motel, which I chose in order to avoid the skyrocketing cost of the hotels in the area. The room we had was in the rear and thus avoided traffic noise. Forget the breakfast and try some coffee shop, e.g. the nearby Cafe Brioche. The room was clean but, otherwise, I don't have anything positive to say... More 

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Holzkirchen, Germany
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Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights during a 20 day trip in California as a family with three adults and three children 11, 8 and 6. I can only second what many other said: Neil welcomed us in sich a friendly, warm and smiling way that we immediately forgot the 5h drive which we just had completed! Rooms are ok and... More 

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O'Fallon, IL
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed her while working on a project at Stanford Med good experience from check in to check out decor is dated seems they work hard to keep things clean and in working order cannot beat the price close to Stanford Med

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Stanford Motor Inn

Address: 3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: RM685 - RM894 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stanford Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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“Small kitchenettes are available.”
 of 5 bubbles 670ElizabethS, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I doubt if there were any good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Av530, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the street (at the back) seem more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles DaveTurlock_ca, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms are further away from the highway the hotel is on so it's a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles X6032QLtomw, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back of the hotel, away from the street, if you want quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles lakemissy, 19 May 2015 | Read review
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