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Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto

2.5-star2.5 stars
3945 El Camino RealPalo AltoCA94306United States of America

Palo Alto city-center guestrooms with comfy beds
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Very fortunate that our room was ready when we arrived early after a harrowing ride from…Mar 8, 2018
  • Overall, our stay was good. The daily rate is reasonable and the breakfast is a plus.…Feb 24, 2018
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Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto

from $89
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard 2 double non smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 70 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 300
  • Conference space size (meters) - 28
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto’s small print

Also known as

  • Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford
  • Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University
  • Comfort Inn Stanford
  • Comfort Inn Stanford University
  • Comfort Inn Stanford University Motel
  • Comfort Inn Stanford University Motel Palo Alto
  • Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University Motel


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for an extra charge

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.

What’s around Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto


  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • Monte Bello Open Space Preserve - 2 min walk
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 33 min walk
  • Stanford Stadium - 44 min walk
  • Stanford University - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Stanford Shopping Center - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Stanford Maples Pavillion - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Rengstorff Park - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 31 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Palo Alto Station - 7 min drive
  • Menlo Park Station - 9 min drive
  • Atherton Station - 12 min drive
  • Palo Alto California Ave Station - 27 min walk
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 435 reviews

Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto
Very Good8.0
Great hotel for the value
Went to Stanford University doctor so the stay was close to where were going. My wife has allergies pretty bad but the room was very clean with non-down pillows.
Ken, us1 night trip
Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto
Very Good8.0
It was good!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto
Very Good8.0
Everything was fine, except I’m tired of always being given an upstairs room in the motels I book through This time it was upstairs and way back in the back corner even though The parking lot was basically empty.
Susan, us1 night trip
Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto
The rooms and the location are clean and the continental breakfast is better than many other hotels
Elmer, us2 night family trip
Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto
"Cozy" Uncomfortable Inn
Accommodations are noted as "cozy." The truth is that they are "tiny" at least for the single bed rooms, which leave much to be desired. Upon entry to the room you won't believe your eyes as you see how much like a shoebox it is. A bed is crammed between a dresser that Ikea wouldn't even sell due to low quality, a desk, and a chair stuck in the corner with no room to move. Then you won't believe your nose as the faint odor of beer-urine and stale marijuana permeates the room, making you all the more wary of that stain on the carpet. Between the inability to use the "separate" workspace (which is a desk less than two feet from the end of your bed - so you'd better be skinny or you won't fit in it), the maid service which arrives before 4:30PM 90% of the time, the unappetizing yet somehow edible microwaved yellow foam egg product for breakfast, the possible black mold in the bathroom, the water leaking through the ceiling in the main lobby during breakfast time, being located two blocks from a very active and loud railroad, and the gall to charge $200 a night.... besides all that, this hotel was passable. This was certainly in stark contrast with other Comfort Inn's I've stayed at. This hotel has soured me to the Comfort Inn name.
A Traveler, us5 night business trip

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Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University, Palo Alto

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