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Conveniently near the airport in Menlo Park, Stanford Inn - Stanford Univ/ Medical Center is close to Stanford Shopping Center, United States Geological Survey, and Sunset Headquarters and Gardens. Also nearby are Stanford University and Portola Art Gallery.
Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. The motel features business amenities including a business center and small meeting rooms. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and barbecue grills. Onsite parking is complimentary. The property has designated areas for smoking.
Rooms have courtyard views. The 14 air-conditioned guestrooms at Stanford Inn - Stanford Univ/ Medical Center include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds have pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is provided. Televisions are equipped with premium digital channels and free movie channels. All accommodations provide desks and phones; free local calls are offered (restrictions may apply). All units have kitchens with stovetops, microwaves, refrigerators, and separate dining areas. Additional amenities include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily.
"Great location but badly needs renovation"
The location is great. But the hotel is badly in need to renovation. The owners live on premises, and while courteous, don't know what professional hospitality and service means. Room is better than some bottom of the line budget motels. But that is not saying a lot because this place is still pricey. Staying once was ok but not again. Live in Mountain […] view instead if you can drive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very close the Stanford University"
I was very dissappointed with my stay. The room had stained chairs. The kichenette was not stock with dishes, glasses or any of the things needed to use it. The main reason for picking this location was the location to Stanford and kichenette. Pay for you get!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst hotel experience"
The owners couldn't let me leave my luggage there because 'people wouldn't be there during the day' My room was literally shaking from 2-4:30 am because of road work, but there was no one to talk to to change rooms The room was freezing The front desk was incredibly unhelpful with asking for directions to the nearby medical center Would never stay […] here again. Stay at the hotel next door! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Don't stay here"
horrible- dump, horrible- dump, horrible- dump, horrible- dump, horrible- dumpGenuine Expedia guest review
The traffic noise from the street was very loud. (as was the train). The hotel was smaller than we thought - only about 5 parking spaces. Had to find parking on the street. The room was very spacious - it's cleanliness was questionable (stained carpet). The room was darkish and the TV didn't work. We found a fuse box in the closet and screwed in the […] fuses. No drinking cups or coffee cups. The room seemed well used and aged. Towels were very old and well used. Did not feel like spending any time there. Slept and left first thing in the morning. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"You get what you pay for. which is not much."
The condition of this hotel was appropriate for the price that was paid. The owners running the place and living there were nice enough but you can hear their activities (and children crying) through the paper thin walls. There is little insulation in the place and the unit heater does little to help. The excessive mold in the bathroom is a huge issue. […] It seems more like a run down apartment than a motel and I would not recommend staying here unless the price is too good to pass up. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quant place to stay in a large comfy room"
Great place to stay, has a B&B feel and is very comfortable. One note, if you're getting in late at night, there may be no one at the check in so your keys will be left in an envelope on the desk of a check in office. Not a worry, but just something to know as a heads up.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome hotel for low price"
Huge shiny rooms with bath, TV, kitchen and everything else. Clean and comfortable. You can use it like your home. Great for long term stay too. I didn't need any service from hotel staff (just one night of stay). Express check-in and express-check-out => Didn't even have to see any of the hotel staff! But a phone number was available to call up someone […] if needed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
no positives, here are all the negatives: 1) insufficient parking - they don't tell you on the description that you will be parking on the street every night and need to fill out a tag to hang on your rearview mirror 2) the room smelled awful, patchouli i think. candle cost me $30 from nearest shop in the mall. 3) no drain stopper in bathroom sink. […] unacceptable for contact lens wearers. the owner gave me a moldy kitchen sink stopper. dreadful. 4) claustrophobic shower. i'm 5'2", 105 lbs and i couldn't even turn without hitting the wall 5) don't know why they even bothered with a shower door, the entire bathroom floor was soaking wet, 1" of water outside the door when i was done. 6) crummy blinds that were falling down and smashed, no privacy 7) door lock was so jammed, i was afraid i'd actually be locked IN the hotel room 8) super loud upstairs, side of room, no privacy at all expedia, do yourselves a favor and remove this motel from your options Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I read a lot of negative reviews about this inn, but it was the only place in the area that had a room available in the area I was looking for- and the price was right. The location was great, but parking was very limited and inconvenient. The room itself had a lot of charm. There was a fully functioning kitchen including a gas stove, fridge and freezer, […] and microwave. I believe these places may even be available for long term rental. There are only two issues I wish to comment on negatively. One is that the only ventilation is a small window in the tiny bathroom that does not have a screen on it. The other is that the place needs a serious deep cleaning. The bedding and towels were clean, but the room itself had a lot of dirty corners, baseboards, and windowsills. There were also spiderwebs in the corners, and a chair that had filthy upholstery. Overall, I was pleased. The room met my needs and more, and I think the negative ratings I have seen were a little harsh. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice room, but noisy."
A small place, well located if you have a car (right between Menlo Park and Palo Alto on the main road), but a bit of a lonely walk along a big road without one. Still, pretty close to Menlo Park's downtown and the Caltrain station, which was great. The place itself is quite old but homey, like living in an old apartment building. I was given the room […] nearest to the street corner on the main road. Nice and spacious, if aged, and with a whole kitchen. The main problem was the noise - since it's an old place and the room was just a few feet from the road, the rumble of the big trucks going by on the highway at hight speeds really echoed through the place. I managed, but it was as bit stressful to be awash in traffic sound constantly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Makes the cut, but won't blow your mind"
The good: -Location is great, whether you're trying to check out Menlo Park or Palo Alto. -Room is almost absurdly spacious - it's more like an apartment than a hotel room. -There's a full kitchen, with great sized fridge, oven, stove, microwave. -There was an additional bed in the room, which we definitely didn't expect, a pretty great surprise. -Not […] that this is that big a deal, but it's pretty cool that there is a lemon tree and an orange tree inside the hotel interior. I ate 2 oranges right off the tree. Not something a native New Yorker gets to do every day. -Huge windows and a great air conditioner unit made the temperature perfect, although that's not that hard to do in this area I understand. ------------ The bad: -We stayed there for 4 or 5 nights. After the second night, no one came in to clean or refill our toilet paper, refresh towels or anything along those lines. I don't really care about the cleaning or towels, but toilet paper's kind of important. -Although I felt safe (as it's a safe area), our hotel room looked right onto the street, so people could look in if we opened the blinds, and they could probably easily come in if we open the windows. But again, we did feel safe. -The hotel staff are ghosts. No one's ever around - In the multi-day stay we had there, I think we saw one staff person one time. This is fine if you don't need anything, but when say, the internet goes out (which it did multiple times), it's nice to have some help. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wish I could say something nice..."
I wish I could say "it's not that bad" but, it really was not nice staying here. The place is just so old. My room actually had a lot of character - beautiful wood flloors - but the windows barely worked and had no screens, it was incredibly hot in my room and the portable air conditioner just didn't fit the bill, the toilet seat was broken, lots of […] dust bunnies on the floor, and I could hear every single car that passed on the nearby road - very difficult to hear the TV, much less get any sleep. The people there were so nice and it's clearly a family business. I'm sure they work hard. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good price and location, but setting was dismal."
Price and location were very good, and the only reasons that I would recommend the hotel. Hotel is old and not very well kept up. Parking situation was bad, very few spaces and they were tight.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An amazing dump."
To look at their website, you would think this a decent hotel. It doesn't look luxurious or anything, but it at least looks clean. Don't be fooled. What an incredible dump. It has an attractive price, so if that's your *only* criteria you should consider staying home.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Really bad service"
I had reserved a ground floor room more than 1 month in advance for my mother who cannot climb stairs. I received confirmation that a ground floor room was booked, but when we arrived the desk clerk on duty said only a second floor room was available. She was rude, offered no help, and did not attempt to contact the manager, who was not on site. I was […] eventually able to contact the manager, who helped resolve the situation, but the desk clerk was really bad. Also the hotel looked terrible. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dated, and not maintained"
The name of the hotel is Stanford Inn, though the keys still read "Stanford Arms" - a throw back to another era. This hotel is exactly that. It looks and feels like it was built in the early 50's. The suite I had was spacious with a real kitchen, dinnette, a living area with wood floors and an oriental rug, and besides the bed, a daybed in its own alcove. […] But EVERYTHING was tired and hadnt been updated in decades. The kitchen sports a water heater. The bathroom floor tile glaze had long worn off. The shower featured mold in the grouting, especially towards the top and the junction with the wall, not to mention the wall itself above the tile. The towels were rough and felt crusty, and the entire place smelled old. Outside my room the carpet on the stairs leading up to my level was old, worn, and stained. Clearly this place could use a make over -big time! It could be charming if they spent a bit on updates to attract the retro-seeking crowd. But for what I got, I am not sure they shouldnt have paid ME to stay. Love the neighborhood - close to the mall and a bike path for jogging, but next time I am checking out the Best Western Riviera next door. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the value"
Should lower the priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do Not Stay Here"
This hotel appears it is for drug users; it is very dirty and not well maintained.Genuine Expedia guest review
"close to hospital"
could be a cute place if cleaned upGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great place to stay"
real cool place, real kick back type - if you expect 5 star, not for you though, just a nice room, comfortable bed and super location to relax and kick back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Stanford Hospital"
This hotel is old, it also appears that some of the units are being used as apartments, HOWEVER, the unit was clean, the beds were comfortable, could have comfortably slept 5. Having the kitchen was a god sent. My grandson was at the Lucille PAckard hospital, and for the price and the convenient location, we almost couldn't ask for more. I would reccomend […] again, with the disclaimer that is it an older hotel...but totally suited our needs. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oh my G-d"
Mold in shower, hardly any hot water, TV old - sound of TV even 'older'. Room right on busy highway - no sound attenuation. I am surprised I didn't see any rodents. Other 'guests' in the Inn included families living in the complex (judging by the children's bikes locked to interior courtyard poles). If comfortable beds are important to you - forget […] this place, too. Better yet, simply forget this place period. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
A decent hotel. I had a kitchen and plenty of room. Nothing fancy, but the rate was so much lower than the higher end hotels down the street. It took me 5 minutes to drive to the conference every morning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A sad place"
There was no safety lock on the entrance door. The room fronted El Camino Real, and the window was single-pane, so it was very loud, all night long! There was mold on the shower curtain, and the bathroom door didn't lock. The blanket was pilled with age. The towels were discolored. My friend, who stayed in another room, called the hotel a "dive." I […] wouldn't contradict her. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Okay but not great"
Very parking places and you have to, generally, park on the street. Otherwise a 3.5 would have been appropriate.Genuine Expedia guest review
Could be a cute boutique hotel with about a million dollar up grade. Ideal location, BUT..... I understand once again government imposed restrictions make it difficult for the owner or investor to do what is needed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Read the reviews on "Trip Advisor" beforehand!"
There is no lobby at the Stanford Inn. Your transaction is, via a window. Although Ahmed, the clerk at the window, was friendly and accommodating and I was upgraded to a larger room that was to include a kitchen, the room was dirty, there was hair in my bed, there was one spoon, one coffee cup, thread bare towels, poor security on the door, a dirty […] refrigerator and oven. I am over 50 and I must say this was one of the worst places I have stayed in the past 30 years. My suitcases are still in my garage because I fear I may have brought bed bugs back with me. I should have researched this place more thoroughly. There are a number of Inns and Hotels with "Stanford" in the name, beware they are not equal in quality. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The price was too high and need a lot of up grading.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quirky, but a little too shabby to be worth it"
This hotel is run by a very nice family and it has a certain old-fashioned motor-court charm. However, it is too run-down and poorly-maintained to really be worth staying at. Leaky faucets, grumbling refrigerator, threadbare towels, and a mildewed shower curtain slapped up in a shower that was missing half its sliding shower door -- not to mention strange […] smells and loud noises coming through the ceiling and walls -- made this a less than pleasant stay. I was awarded a room with a kitchen. Strangely, the room included a number of pots and pans, but no stove. I still don't know what to make of that. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Awful. Awful. Awful. Motel old, rugs dirty, noisy location, both truck traffic and train. Beds old with dated linens, bed spread. Bathroom difficult to navigate and moldy. Over priced for what you get. Up side was location close to medical center. New bed with new mattress and bedding and new rug would help. Best Western or similar would be much better […] choice and cheaper even tho little farther away fm med center. No use for tiny kitchen and large TV with game wires strung all over. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location to get places but very noisy"
Really close to busy highway and railroad tracks, so very noisy. Also flourescent lighting from outdoors shined into room even around the curtains -- but not all the windows had curtains. So it was never truly dark and quiet during the night. Also, the bathroom remained damp and chilly from overnight condensation. Even the toilet paper roll was damp. […] Also, the room door did not have a deadbolt -- only a doorknob lock. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
When we arrived it was quite cold (low 40's) and we wanted to turn the gas heater on. It was not working and the manager upgraded our room to a studio but the other day. We used two electric heaters to warm up the room. The next day we moved to the studio. The tap in the shower continuously leaked. The cleaning lady! emptied the bins and prepared the […] bed only. I dont think she ever broomed the room. She was leaving the door unlocked and left the lights on every now and then. Terrible experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotels along El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA"
El Camino Real is really noisy. Maybe El Camino Imaginary will not be so. Thus, if city noises are soothing to your soul, it is a good place to stay. If you are more of a country person, stay away from any hotel along El Camino Real; the road noise will spoil your sleep.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Room was only superficially clean. Some cooking utensils were missing. Room was spacious, but on a noisy street location. Furniture was well worn. The Bathtub not usable (stopper did not work). This is a older dated hotel with only minimum updates to the room. When we checked in the carpet and floors were still wet.Genuine Expedia guest review
Charming but heavily used retreat on the edge of Palo Alto oppulence. Very clean, roomy and comfortable. We stayed here over the Christmas holiday so most staff were absent. They were still very responsive by phone and arranged for us to occupy the room even with no one in the office.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very convenient to go to the hospital the following day for surgery. Otherwise would have to drive from home about 90 miles away in morning comute trafficGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice rooms, great location"
This hotel is small but don't let its overall size fool you. The room that we stayed in was huge, and had an 'old California' charm. Yes, that meant single-pane windows, but also it felt like my grandfather's older California home. Recommended; will stay there next time I'm in the neighborhood.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Stanford Inn"
This place is more motel than hotel. The rooms are older and run down; bathroom tile grout - both in the shower and around the floor - was full of mildew and cracks. Towels in the bathroom also didn't match and were often frayed at the edges. The walls in the bathroom, kitchen, closet and bedroom/living room all have been patched and touched up with […] paint/dry wall mud that didn't match. Tthe kitchen was "outfitted" with random dishes - nothing that matched in size, color or type - four bowls, eight large plates, one small plate - totally random and many that were chipped. And speaking of chipped, the fridge and freezer were constantly icing up to the point where I had to daily chip ice off the inside of the fridge. I tried turning the temperature down but then nothing stayed cold. The biggest problem - the television audio failed on numerous channels (but not all channels) including the main broadcast networks. It took three days to have the problem fixed. While the bed was comfortable no sleep ensued because the hotel is across the street from the train tracks and you could hear trains running all night long. Lastly, what hotel doesn't supply a blanket? This place only supplied a polyester bed spread that you definitely didn't want touching your skin. The nicest thing to say about this place - the staff is very nice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One star at best"
This hotel is creepy, dirty, cold, noisy and totally unsuitable for anything but a flophouse.Genuine Expedia guest review
"large but uncomfortable room"
The room was very large, with a kitchen, but it as not comfortable. The bed sucked and was covered with dust. There were some nails coming out of the hardwood floor. The bathroom was tiny and very hard to use. The shower was hard to use and it was almost impossible to get the water to the temperature you want. For a cheap hotel, it's a fine stay with […] reasonable service, but since the room wasn't that cheap, it underwhelmed us. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is in a good location, convenient to Stanford and the Medical Center. The rooms are spacious, but I was not happy with the bed linens (very old, and worn), or the condition of the room. Although the owners have tried to update where possible, the bathroom window was covered with a dirty and ancient screen of sorts that looked almost like a […] bandage, and the proximity of the busy road out front made it very loud. As a woman traveling alone I did not feel especially safe on the first floor. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Budger hotel close to Stanford U"
Located on El Camino Real: very busy street; noisy. Single pane windows do not absorb much noise. Good for short stay. Managers (and children) are very friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
I had a studio for 10 nights, here are my thoughts: Pros: - The studio was large in space. - It had all necessary equipment. Cons: -The building is old. -I had problems with the water pressure, water sink, air conditioner, telephone, TV. -The house keeping was too bad. -I was sleeping like 5 meters away from El Camino Real, so I had hard time trying […] to sleep given the cars noise. -It was too expensive for the quality of service I got. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is a hidden gem. Aside from the two arm chairs that either needed to be cleaned or covered, the room was spotless. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen fairly well stocked. This isn't just a room, it's an apartment. Our room faced the busy street, but the noise was minimal.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Customer Service"
Older but large room. I did like the full kitchen. Very convenient. But the best part was the extreme helpfulness of the staff. They were very accomodating. A pleasure to deal with.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A complete dump"
The title says it all - a complete dump. Dirty, peeling paint, a throw-rug in the sleeping area on top of the bare wood floors that likely had not been cleaned in years. No window screening. This place probably gets a lot of business due to it's name. In my opinion, Stanford should sue for a name change of this place, as they are potentially implying […] a relationship. If you can, stay at the Stanford Guest House. It's run by Stanford, offers about the same rate, but is light-years better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"More Than Expected"
I was a bit concerned when I pulled into the parking lot as it is a very old building. As it turned out, it was well kept, convenient, quiet and more than suitable. I had requested a room with 2 queen beds and got a "suite" - actually an apartment - with a living room with a bed, a dining area, full kitchen and bedroom. Old and funky. Nice people. I'll […] return! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel within walking distance to Stanford and Palo Alto downtown"
This modest hotel has appartment-size rooms with a kitchen, walk-in closed and a living room + bedroom. Very convenient to Stanford U/Medical center, downtown Palo Alto and a shopping mall. The only disadvantage is that it is on El Camino Real, a v. busy and noisy road, but the price and location are v. good. This is our second stay. Be sure to ask […] for a room not facing the main road if at all possible. Suitable for a longer stay as well (kitchen, refrigerator, dining room, desk). Comfortable bed. Non-smoking rooms available. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The price is right and the room was nice on the inside, but if you want to get any sleep at all do not stay on the first floor as you can hear every step of those above you. I was up all night. Women may not want to stay here as the windows and doors open up right on the street/parking area so it is not particularly secure. But the inside of the room […] was fine. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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