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The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto

2.5 stars
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Palo Alto city-center guestrooms with comfy beds

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
When you stay at The Zen Hotel, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Computer History Museum and Stanford University. Guests can enjoy the fitness center or take advantage of nearby hiking/biking trails. Nice touches like iPod docks, bathrobes, and pillowtop beds with premium linens are offered up in all rooms.

Main amenities

  • 37 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Lobby TV

What’s around

  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • San Antonio Shopping Center (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Rengstorff Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Tesla Motors (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Los Altos History Museum (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Stanford Stadium (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
Excellent4.5 / 5
  • They have done a very nice job of renovating an older, motel style facility. The rooms…Nov 17, 2015
  • I stayed one night in this hotel. It is very cozy and convenient location. Very quite and…Oct 25, 2015
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Hotel Info: ‎866-539-8117‎

from $139
  • One Bedroom King Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Accessible parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

  • Hotel Zen
  • Zen Hotel
  • Zen Hotel Palo Alto
  • Zen Palo Alto


This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1975
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Access via exterior corridors

The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Zen
  • Zen Hotel
  • Zen Hotel Palo Alto
  • Zen Palo Alto


This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto

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