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    Cardinal Hotel

    235 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    Overview
    • Excellent42%
    • Very good40%
    • Average9%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “shared bath” (17 reviews)
    “ceiling fan” (11 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 197 reviews

    Reviewed 4 July 2017

    My associate and I both got single rooms with shared bath. They gave us rooms next door to each other which was convenient and I know not always possible. The rate was lower than I could get for even discount lodging brands. And! The hotel...More

    Thank Donna E
    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 8 July 2017

    Greetings Donna, I'm glad you and your associate enjoyed your time with us! Your insights about our fantastic location and the shared style of room will undoubtedly be quite pertinent to your fellow travelers. All of the toilet rooms and shower rooms are indeed, "immaculate",...More

    Reviewed 18 May 2017

    Great mix of old and new. Super comfortable and if you don't mind sharing a bathroom, the prices are great for Palo Alto. Sitting in the lobby lounge withe roaring fire place and old style deco with super high ceiling I feel like I'm in...More

    1  Thank richardedwardlesliep
    Response from BrianSmith1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 23 May 2017

    Warm greetings Richard, Thank you for sharing your experience. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay and the history of our hotel, and we have much of our storied past on display throughout the lobby. That roaring fireplace is also one of my favorite features. I...More

    Reviewed 14 May 2017

    The Cardinal Hotel is a pure delight for any traveler that longs for the comfort and character of a timeliness stay. The lobby is large, airy and graced by a large wooden desk with brass keys and mail slots recalling an age gone by. The...More

    1  Thank Michael E
    Response from BrianSmith1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 16 May 2017

    Greetings, Michael. What a wonderful review! It paints such a vivid picture of the experience we strive to provide for each of our guests. A stay at the Cardinal Hotel really is like stepping back in time. One of my favorite things about our hotel...More

    Reviewed 22 April 2017

    We know Palo Alto since before the Silicon Valley explosion, so It is nice to see the Cardinal has made it over the years. The location can hardly be beat. It is hard to believe the number of restaurants in the walking distance. The hotel...More

    Thank Kagni L
    Response from BrianSmith1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 25 April 2017

    Dear Kagni, We cannot thank you enough for your kind words. It is hard to believe Cardinal Hotel has been here since 1924! Our rooms have been upgraded recently to provide modern amenities you'd expect from a hotel in Silicon Valley while still maintaining the...More

    Reviewed 19 April 2017

    I stay at the Cardinal Hotel two or three times a year, and have for may be the past decade. It is a tired hotel, but the rooms have been upgraded, and the prices are sane, at least when compared to the others in Palo...More

    Thank LeFrondeur
    Response from BrianSmith1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 23 April 2017

    Greetings LeFrondeur, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. You are certainly a Cardinal Hotel extended family member after ten years! We thank you so much for your loyalty. I agree about our hotel rates being "sane" when compared to...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$134 - US$294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 59
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    • Palo Alto
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    Paul K
    27 July 2016|
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    Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
    There is an elevator right by the registration desk. However, I do not recall rooms on the first floor. Also, you will want to call to check for an accessible entrance. I am remembering stairs at the two entrances.
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    "rooms that face the inner courtyard were quiet at night"
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    "Request a room with en suite bathroom. Higher floors have less street noise."
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    "Sometimes there maybe a party in one of the nearby restaurants or bars.Ramona street side was quiet for us."
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    "insist that you are not on the alley"
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