Cardinal Hotel

235 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
+1 650 323 5101

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8.7

Excellent
based on 335 reviews
Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto, CA, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.6 km
Location rating 8.8
Nearest Airport San Jose
Distance to airport 22.5 km

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beautifully decorated for the holidays in 13 reviews
clean rooms in 15 reviews
comfortable bed in 12 reviews
cup of tea in 10 reviews
free parking in 16 reviews
great location in 69 reviews
great place in 5 reviews
great stay in 22 reviews
historic hotel in 11 reviews
lobby and nice in 13 reviews
nice area in 15 reviews
nice hotel in 3 reviews
old world charm in 13 reviews
palo alto in 15 reviews
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stanford in 5 reviews
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  • Excellent
    Aug. 2019
    10.0

    The staff is super friendly and helpful. The shared bathroom and shower was always available and always incredibly clean. Complimentary coffee was great.

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    10.0

    It was a hot summer day, no Air conditioning in the room, the fan helps Some to sleep

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    9.5

    Friendly staff, the lounge and the chats that occurred their and the easy walk to a bevy of theatre, restaurant and shopping choices with the Stanford Campus only a 10 minute walk

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    10.0

    great location!

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    8.8

    Such a historic and charming location and property, very welcoming! It "oozed" nostalgia. The rooms were updated and very clean. Great location, close to everything. Comfortable and quiet. -Loved the Cafe Maxine breakfast. The coffee was outstanding!

    No air-conditioning. There were Dyson fans in hallways and in the room. The ceiling fan did an ample job, along with the Dyson, of keeping the room comfortable*. The carpet in stairwells and hallways had a bit too be desired (worse for the wear).... but the staff and charm had us easily over-looking that shortcoming. *NOTE: we were visiting in July and it was a bit warm during the day, thus it was a bit stuffy at night. (But as a "hot sleeper" this may not apply to everyone).

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Overview

Palo Alto, California is a fun city to visit. Tourists find that it has a lot of history and culture. When they are looking for a historic, yet boutique hotel to stay in, they can stay at the Cardinal Hotel. This hotel was built in 1924 and is located near Stanford University. It has a 24-hour front desk, business center, and is located on a non-smoking property.

The rooms here include a flat-screen television with premium channels, media hub, WiFi, USB ports, work desk and chair, Tarocco Orange bath products, iron, hairdryer, housekeeping, and micro tec robes and slippers. Guests of the Cardinal Hotel can dine on-site at Osteria and Bistro Maxine.

This hotel is right in the middle of all the fun. Guests will find that it easy for them to get to many attractions in Palo Alto, including Stanford University. They can also check out the Apple Store, Whole Foods, Yogasource, Cal Train, Stanford Theatre, Hana Haus, Aquarius Theatre, Bing Concert Hall, Downtown Library, Shinola, and Patagonia. There is shopping nearby and quite a few restaurants.

When guests are booking their room here, they will need to find out if there are any Stanford events in the area. These events can cause the hotels in the area to fill up, and due to its popularity, the Cardinal Hotel fills up fast. The staff here can help with any booking questions that guests may have. The staff here is incredibly friendly and welcoming, and guests of the hotel will truly enjoy the service they give to them!

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.7 Excellent

based on 335 reviews

10.0

Food

9.8

Cleanliness

7.8

Amenities

7.6

Room

Things to Know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Nice building
  • Pleasant entrance area

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Business centre
Internet
Concierge service
Laundry service
No smoking
Restaurant
Express check out
24hr front desk
Safe
Free parking
Storage available
Free Wi-Fi
Elevator
Library
Laundry facilities
Room service
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Stanford Theatre 164 m
  • Museum of American Heritage 325 m
  • Nature Gallery 0.6 km
  • Lathrop House 0.7 km
  • Arboretum Grove 0.7 km
  • Stanford Shopping Center 0.9 km

Getting Around

San Jose 22.5 km
San Francisco 27.5 km
Santa Clara-Great America 17.6 km
Fremont 18.6 km

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