Stanford Terrace Inn - Palo Alto

531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94306  show map
 3 stars
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Stanford Terrace Inn - Palo Alto

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The business Stanford Terrace Inn accommodates guests in a shopping area of Palo Alto. The hotel opened its doors in 1962 and was remodeled in 2000.

This hotel is situated 1400 meters away from Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, Stanford Shopping Center and Stanford University. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

The hotel lies within a 10-minute walk of California Ave Caltrain train station. 25 km to Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

There are modern rooms with flat-screen television, a writing table, a sofa, climate control and ironing facilities provided for travelers staying in Palo Alto. The guestrooms look out on the garden. They also have a dishwasher, a stove and an oven available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Sundance The Steakhouse offers American dishes and lies 150 meters away.

Services

Guests can take advantage of a business center, a meeting room and computer rental along with dry cleaning, housekeeping and ironing service provided on-site.

Relax

Leisure facilities include a sunbathing terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 4 years
Extra bed USD 25
Existing bedding FREE
All children
5 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 50
Children above
18 years or adults
Extra bed USD 50
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

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City Center
  • Palo Alto
    1.8 km
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    700 m
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Restaurants
  • Sundance The Steakhouse (cuisine: American)
    140 m
  • Starbucks
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    80

Rooms and availability

Premium Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed

Premium King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Room, 1 King Bed

Stanford Terrace Inn photos Room
Queen Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Computer
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Hypoallergenic bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Stanford Terrace Inn photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Computer
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Hypoallergenic bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Video on demand
King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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Stanford Terrace Inn photos Room
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Computer
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony (Stanford Suite)

Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds (With Bar)

Junior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Kitchen unit
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite, 1 King Bed (With Bar)

Stanford Terrace Inn photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Toilet
  • Bedding:Hypoallergenic bed
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Allergy Friendly

Stanford Terrace Inn photos Room
Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Toilet
  • Bedding:Hypoallergenic bed
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:CD player
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Allergy Friendly

Spacious King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Computer
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Video on demand
Stanford Terrace Inn photos Room
Business Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

Suite|Business Suite, 1 Bedroom

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.7 km

Places of interest

Train stations

  • California Ave Caltrain600 m

Sport related

Amusement

  • Winter Lodge2.1 km
  • Aquarius Theater2.3 km

Stadiums

  • Maples Pavilion1.6 km

Museums

  • Palo Alto Junior Museum1.8 km
  • Pacific Art League2.0 km
  • Boot Strap Foundation Inc2.6 km

Parks

  • Palo Alto Recreation Dept1.9 km
  • Palo Alto Parks Div3.4 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Language Pacific Intl Inst400 m
  • Body Therapy Ctr400 m
  • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science1.0 km

Business areas

Medical care and Hospitals

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Hoover Tower1.5 km
    Stanford University, Palo Alto
  • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve1.9 km
    East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
  • Professorville2.8 km
    Bryant Street, Palo Alto
  • The Memorial Church of Stanford University1.8 km
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Cantor Arts Center2.3 km
    Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto

Near the hotel

  • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden1.4 km
    1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto

    Restaurants nearby

    • Sundance The Steakhouse140 m

      Address: 1921 El Camino Real
      Phone: (650) 321-6798

      74% likes this, based on 109 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: CAD 41 - CAD 52

    • Red Mango280 m

      88% likes this, based on 14 reviews

    • Joanie's Cafe430 m

      Address: 447 S California Ave
      Phone: 650-326-6505

      70% likes this, based on 77 reviews
      Cuisine: American, French

    • Starbucks70 m

      Address: 2000 El Camino Real
      Phone: (650) 320-8125

      61% likes this, based on 8 reviews

    • Wahoo's Fish Taco330 m

      Address: 2305 El Camino Real
      Phone: 650-330-1144

      Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 12

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
      80

    Stanford Terrace Inn Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Stanford Terrace Inn

    Average guest rating

    7.8out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 45 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    7.0

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      10.0

      Well designed, well appointed, easy to navigate, great staff, free internet. A delightful place.

    • Single
      7.0

      The staff at the counter desk were friendly and helpful. The hotel looked nice and breakast was good.

      The parking was a tight even for my prius. The noise through the walls was horrible. I could hear ever single person walking outside and the room above me as well. The walls are hollow and I couldn't sleep at night. I will never stay at this hotel again -- even if I liked the staff.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Quiet, wonderfully large rooms, ample breakfast included, close to main street, but not bothered with traffic or noise, secure underground parking was greatly appreciated.

      It wasn't that we did not like the third floor room with the sky-light, but we would probably not ask for a sky-light since the bright light woke us each morning earlier than we had planned. However, if that was the room we got, we'd still take it--roomy, clean, lots of closet space, large desk area for computer (or two)--so not a complaint, just an observance. (Also, would have liked to have been able to apply the week-end special for $119--because 5 nights cost over a thousand by the time taxes, et al were added. But still a very nice place.

    • Family with children
      9.6

      The breakfast was a cut-above. The rooms were clean, and the swimming pool was great.

    • Family with children
      7.4

      Since my daughter attended a 6 day swim camp at Stanford, the location of the hotel is just perfect. The hotel is so conveniently located especially if you are driving, as it is close to a lot of good restaurants and shopping places. The free breakfast is good and the rooms are huge. We will recommend it to friends and will surely stay here again when we will go to Stanford or Palo Alto.

      None really except that, there should be at least some variety in the breakfast> we stayed for 6 nights and breakfast was the same everyday

    • Single
      4.2

      Noisy. All the time disturbed by the noise from the hallway and upstairs. Especially, sound of floor deflection from upstairs room annoyed me during night.

    • Single
      5.0

      Comfortable bed

      No restaurant, poor facilities, general upkeep, room layout and finishings.

    • Single
      8.2

      The staff was very pleasant, the room was nice and clean and the continental breakfast had great variety and was tasty. The location of this hotel made it very easy for me to get to my morning meeting as well.

      There was not much 5 minute or temporary parking while you checked in so I had to park far away and walk back to the hotel to check in.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Close to Stanford. Peaceful. Reasonable.

      I would stay on the top floor if you want to sleep in, as I could hear the guests above.

    • Single
      8.8

      I liked the ammenities in the room (Executive Suite), the WiFi connection, the bed was really comfortable, the shower worked really well, there was good closet space...

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      Excellent responsiveness to our needs, very clean, very pleasant.

    • Single
      6.2

      The swimming pool within the hotel is nice (although you often don't use it), and rooms are quite big and comfortable.

      The staff was really confused and not helpful, internet was really slow, there were no proper tables for breakfast.

    • Group of friends
      6.2

      Proximity to Stanford campus, since I came for the football game.

      Cleaning carts seemed to be left outside rooms. TV in my room, 311, was of poor quality. I could not see words on many channels. Not a flat screen in HD like my friends room.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      The Inn has lovely gardens and a nice pool to relax by.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      Good location Quiet Convenient Starbucks next door!! Perfect No bar But honor bar in room Breakfast extremely basic but ok.. Do your own bagels etc and cereal Fresh fruit Nothing extravagant but if you want fairly priced base which has a nice pool (which noone is ever in) and will be out all day sightseeing etc then it's perfect Only thing it gets noisy with people just milling about from 8.00 am as most guests are off out and about early as most are business guests for Stanford uni etc so you will probably be woken up as all rooms are on corridors or facing pool courtyard etc I would definitely stay there again Less than $200 a night incl breakfast for family of 5 brilliant with extra rollaway and 2 doubles

      Bit noisy for us lazy holiday makers who wanted to lie in past 8.30 am and a cooked brekkie option whilst not helping the waistline would have been welcome but otherwise what a good find

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Stanford Terrace Inn - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
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    Hotel Address:

    531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Palo Alto
      1.8 km
    Train Stations
    • California Ave Caltrain
      700 m
    • Train Stations
      100 m
    • Bus stop
      500 m
    Restaurants
    • Sundance The Steakhouse (cuisine: American)
      140 m
    • Starbucks
      70 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
      80