Hotels in Palo Alto, California

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Palo Alto overview

Visitors speak favorably about all that Palo Alto has to offer, including its college atmosphere, gardens, and restaurants. There's a nice selection of cafés to enjoy during your stay. Visitors to Palo Alto who are hunting for the perfect souvenir may want to head to Stanford Shopping Center to shop. Popular sights in the surrounding area include Computer History Museum and Shoreline Park.

Where to stay in Palo Alto

A welcoming city for everyone, Palo Alto has a variety of hotels to choose from. There are 34 hotels in Palo Alto and you can shop as many as 1211 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%. We have room prices as low as 27 USD per night and here you'll find a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Palo Alto as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 11 5-star hotels from 189 USD per night
  • • 135 4-star hotels from 103 USD per night
  • • 269 3-star hotels from 100 USD per night
  • • 114 2-star hotels from 80 USD per night

How to get to Palo Alto

Fly into San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from the heart of Palo Alto. San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 18.5 mi (29.8 km) away. Palo Alto Station is the closest train station, located 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from the city center. The closest metro station is Palo Alto California Ave Station, located 0.9 mi/1.5 km from the city center.

What to see around Palo Alto

The area is recognized for its natural setting, offering these places to visit:
  • • Byxbee Park
  • • Baylands Nature Preserve
  • • Stanford University Arboretum
Recommended sights include:
  • • Stanford Shopping Center
  • • Palo Alto Art Center
  • • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo
  • • Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center
  • • Stanford Theatre