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1 room, 2 adults

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto

2.5-star2.5 stars
3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, United States of America

No-frills hotel in Ventura with outdoor pool
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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From 84 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Very welcoming, convenient location, and comfy rooms Nov 5, 2019
  • Very clean and comfortable. Great location for Stanford reunionOct 30, 2019

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto

from $168
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Suite

What’s around Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto


  • In Ventura
  • Stanford Stadium - 33 min walk
  • Hoover Tower - 41 min walk
  • San Antonio Shopping Center - 43 min walk
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo - 45 min walk
  • Stanford University - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Stanford Shopping Center - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Tesla Motors - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) - 10 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 18 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 34 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 29 min drive
  • Palo Alto Station - 9 min drive
  • Menlo Park Station - 13 min drive
  • Atherton Station - 16 min drive
  • Palo Alto California Ave Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 37 rooms


  • Check-in time noon-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Hindi

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto’s small print

Also known as

  • Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto
  • Stanford Motor Inn
  • Stanford Motor Palo Alto
  • Stanford Motor Hotel Palo Alto
  • Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto Hotel
  • Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto Palo Alto
  • Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto Hotel Palo Alto


This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 30.00 per stay

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30.00 per accommodation, per stay

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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 98 reviews

Good 6.0
Worn out.
Property is old and worn. Room was clean but everything was pretty worn out. Room was fairly small and was stuffed with too much furniture (2 chairs, small table, desk, dresser, small fridge). Old carpet, thin walls.
us2 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Hell no!
This is what I could find open around 4am. Our home got flooded. It was an emergency and I wanted to put my littles to bed. I would never stay there again. It was so dirty and uncomfortable. The microwave didn't work. The tub drain had hair balls that look like they've been there for years. The toilet felt like it was about to break as son as you sat on it. Over all dirty and just nasty. The people were nice though.
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Older motel, well-cared for
Older motel, but feels like rooms have been redone. Clean room, friendly staff, pleasant outdoor sitting area. We had a room with 2 king beds and it felt like a tight fit. Convenient to Stanford. El Camino Real is a busy street, but if you take a short walk around the corner, you'll find a quiet residential neighborhood with park and playground.
Ellen, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Well connected place but a bit dated in terms of amenities.
S, us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice and Convenient For Stanford University Visit
We had a good stay. The room was clean with good air condition. The grounds were clean and breakfast was adequate for the price paid. The reception staff was great except that we were told it was an easy walking distance from the California Avenue Train Station. It really is not easy even with a small wheeled carry on. It is better to get off the train at the Palo Alto/Stanford stop and take a bus to the hotel. The bus stop is conveniently across the hotel. An added bonus was that it was easy to get to Stanford University on the bus. The hotel does have decent free parking if you have a car. The general area is quiet and good. They staff held our luggage for us as we checked out but had to comeback after a few hours to get our luggage. We have stayed at different hotels in Palo Alto at different times. This one was the most affordable with less service such as no shuttle or restaurant on site but we will stay here again. The decent , limited service matches the affordable price. The Fish Market Restaurant nearby is a very good place for lunch and dinner.
us2 night family trip

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto, Palo Alto

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