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1 room, 2 adults

The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto

3-star3 stars
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, United States of America

Family-friendly motel within easy reach of Tesla Motors
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Delicious food
Tasty breakfast
Great room
Very comfortable
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From 424 reviews

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The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto

from $129
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Run Of House

What’s around The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto


  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 27 min walk
  • Charleston Plaza - 40 min walk
  • Rengstorff Park - 44 min walk
  • Tesla Motors - 2.1 mi / 3.4 km
  • Googleplex - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Los Altos History Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Stanford Stadium - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

  • Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) - 13 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 21 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 29 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 37 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Palo Alto Station - 11 min drive
  • Menlo Park Station - 15 min drive
  • Sunnyvale Station - 17 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 37 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
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
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1975
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • 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
  • Townhouse Hotel Palo Alto


For bookings of 5 rooms or more, special cancellation and deposit policies will apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per night

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

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 253 reviews

The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto
Great value!
Just crashed there, didn't have time to have the breakfast. Room was clean, area was quiet. I'll stay there again. Good price
Eric and Amy, us1 night trip
The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto
Great affordable accommodations
The Zen Hotel is the perfect small hotel with a warm cozy feeling. The bed was really comfortable and the outside patio was such a nice surprise. To top it off, they served the best breakfast from green juice to bacon and eggs. They had something for every appetite.
, us1 night family trip
The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto
Very Good8.0
Great Value
Great Value for conference week. Great location with free parking. Great breakfast buffet, but the lady in the kitchen was not so friendly. Kazi at the front desk was terrific with a great friendly smile! The gym was well equipped and clean. Noise level was high. I heard the cars outside and the people outside with the door opening and closing. Overall, great value.
, us2 night business trip
The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto
Very Good8.0
Beds are broken Smells a bit Should have been better for the price
Dawn, us2 night romance trip
The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto
Very Good8.0
A Zen Stay in Palo Alto
The Zen Hotel was pleasant and clean. The room had a queen bed and was comfortable for a single person. Everything was clean though the bathroom area is in some need of updating. The hotel had a really nice gym and breakfast. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
, us2 night business trip

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The Zen Hotel, Palo Alto

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