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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

The 3-star Stanford Terrace Inn boasts close proximity to Stanford University and Stanford Shopping Center just 1.9 km away. Founded in 1962, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2000.

Nestled in the university district and 2 km from the city center.

This hotel boasts close proximity to hills.

25 minutes' drive from Mineta San Jose International airport and 10 minutes' walk to California Ave Caltrain train station.

Rooms

There are 80 spacious rooms appointed with cable TV with on-demand movies, pay TV, a CD player, IDD telephone and a wet bar. Other comforts include a microwave, a stove and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The hotel Stanford Terrace Inn provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Services

Guests will make use of a designated smoking area, a safe deposit box and an elevator as well as a meeting room, a copy machine and a business center.

Relax

The hotel provides a sun terrace, a golf course and an outdoor swimming pool to ensure guests enjoy their stay.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • HBO available
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

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City Center
  • Palo Alto
    1.8km
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    700 m
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Restaurants
  • Sundance The Steakhouse (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood)
    150 m
  • Starbucks (cuisine: Coffee Shop)
    80 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    80

Rooms and availability

Premium Double Room
Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
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Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed or Queen Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
Size: 35m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This room features a kitchenette.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: King Size bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
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    This suite connects to a smaller adjacent room. It features a dining area, oven and cable TV.

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      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed
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      • Air conditioning
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      This room features a cable TV and a CD player.

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        Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
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        This spacious double room has a minibar, bathrobe and private entrance.

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          Executive Suite
          Size: 71m2
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          This spacious suite connects to a smaller adjacent room. A dining area and a cable TV with HBO film channels are included amenities. Guest bathrobes are provided.

          Room facilities
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            Business Suite
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            • Air conditioning
            • Bathtub
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            Offering a small meeting room that holds up to 8 people, this suite has a dishwasher and dining area.

            Room facilities

              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
                1.8km
              Train Stations
              • California Ave Caltrain
                700 m
              • Train Stations
                100 m
              • Bus stop
                500 m
              Restaurants
              • Sundance The Steakhouse (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood)
                150 m
              • Starbucks (cuisine: Coffee Shop)
                80 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  10 am
              • Number of rooms:
                80

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              What's nearby

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 1.7km

              Train stations

              • California Ave Caltrain - 600 m

              Sport related

              Shopping areas

              Amusement

              Stadiums

              • Maples Pavilion - 1.6km

              Museums

              • Palo Alto Junior Museum - 1.8km
              • Pacific Art League - 2.1km
              • Boot Strap Foundation Inc - 2.6km

              Parks

              • Palo Alto Recreation Dept - 1.9km
              • Palo Alto Parks Div - 3.4km

              Halls

              • Elks Lodge - 3.6km

              Universities, Institutes

              • Language Pacific Intl Inst - 400 m
              • Body Therapy Ctr - 400 m
              • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science - 1.0km
              • Stanford University - 2.2km

              Medical care and Hospitals

              College Campuses

              Local Attractions

              • Hoover Tower - 1.5km
                Stanford University, Palo Alto
              • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve - 2.0km
                East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
              • Professorville - 2.8km
                Bryant Street, Palo Alto
              • The Memorial Church of Stanford University - 1.8km
                Palo Alto, CA
              • Cantor Arts Center - 2.3km
                Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto

              Near the hotelNear the hotel

              • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden - 1.4km
                1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Sundance The Steakhouse - 150 m

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

                  74% likes this, based on 109 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
                  Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 54

                • Red Mango - 280 m

                  88% likes this, based on 14 reviews
                  Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

                • Joanie's Cafe - 420 m

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

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

                • Starbucks - 80 m

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

                  61% likes this, based on 8 reviews
                  Cuisine: Coffee Shop

                • Wahoo's Fish Taco - 320 m

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

                  Cuisine: Seafood
                  Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 13

                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  10 am
                • Number of rooms:
                  80
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                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
                Excellent
                Based on 45 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Location
                7.0

                Individual 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
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                531 Stanford Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

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