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The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

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Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
Suite, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (2 Queen Beds) | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
Suite, Non Smoking, Kitchen (3 Queen Beds) | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk
Suite, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (2 Queen Beds) | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

2.5-star property
Art Deco motel in city centre in Palo Alto

9.2/10 Superb

1,025 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Map
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Palo Alto
  • Stanford University - 40 min walk
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre - 13 min drive
  • San Francisco Bay - 15 min drive
  • Stanford University Medical Center - 15 min drive
  • California's Great America - 21 min drive
  • Levi's Stadium - 21 min drive
  • Santa Clara University - 23 min drive
  • Avaya Stadium - 24 min drive
  • Winchester Mystery House - 26 min drive
  • Santana Row Shopping Center - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 30 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 52 min drive
  • California Ave Station - 6 min drive
  • Menlo Park Station - 9 min drive
  • San Antonio Station - 28 min walk

Restaurants

  • So Gong Dong Tofu House - 3 min walk
  • Fuki Sushi - 3 min walk
  • The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse - 8 min walk
  • Su Hong - 8 min walk
  • Celia's Mexican Restaurant - 12 min walk

About this property

The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

At The Zen Hotel Palo Alto, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Stanford University. Guests can enjoy the fitness centre, or take advantage of nearby hiking/biking trails. Fellow travellers say great things about the comfortable beds and comfortable guest rooms.

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1970
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Zen
Zen Hotel
Zen Hotel Palo Alto
Zen Palo Alto
Townhouse Hotel Palo Alto
The Zen Hotel
The Zen Hotel Palo Alto Motel
The Zen Hotel Palo Alto Palo Alto
The Zen Hotel Palo Alto Motel Palo Alto

Frequently asked questions

Does The Zen Hotel Palo Alto offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Zen Hotel Palo Alto does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto on 3 Feb 2023 start from $99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities such as a fitness centre, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Zen Hotel Palo Alto?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include So Gong Dong Tofu House (3-min walk), Fuki Sushi (3-min walk) and The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse (8-min walk).
What's the area around The Zen Hotel Palo Alto like?
The Zen Hotel Palo Alto puts you in the heart of Palo Alto. Popular attractions include Stanford University, which is 7 minutes away by car. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.

Reviews

9.2

Superb

9.4/10

Cleanliness

9.4/10

Staff & service

8.7/10

Amenities

9.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

Ivy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sonomafoodie
Absolutely true value. Place is spotless, staff friendly great location
suzanne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ping-Chun, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Happy couple
Excellent! Best experience we ever had. Room was cozy bed was comfortable but best of all the room and bathroom were immaculate exceptionally clean.
Ed, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and comfortable. Great buffet breakfast.
Jeffrey S, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Zen
Clean, well priced hotel in an expensive city
Lisa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thanks for a great stay
The room was very nice. Spacious and clean. The service was outstanding. Breakfast was hot and plenty.
Paul, 6-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay. Great price.
We stayed one night while in town and was a great stay for the price. Bed was comfortable and the room was clean. We initially booked a King bed but had to switch to two Queen beds and the hotel was able to accommodate our request. They had free hot breakfast which was great. Location was perfect. Would definitely stay here again.
Emmanuel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michele, 2-night trip
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