Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto

3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306  show map
 2 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
^

Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Pets allowed
Air conditioning

Overview

Situated near a theme park and restaurants, this cozy hotel comprises 36 rooms next to Stanford Shopping Center, Shoreline Park and Great America Theme Park. Stanford Motor Inn has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1990.

The city center is 30 minutes' walk of the property.

Stanford Motor Inn lies within 20 minutes’ drive to Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

Stanford Motor Inn provides guestrooms appointed with a personal safe, cable TV with on-demand movies, individual climate control, pay TV and a work desk. Other comforts include coffee/tea makers, a microwave and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy Indonesian cuisine of Cibo Restaurant & Bar, which is about 150 meters away.

Services

The venue offers ironing service, 24-hour front desk and newspaper service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   36.

This field is required.
Email not defined
 Open
WRITE A QUICK REVIEW
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel
YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HOTEL

In general

Pros

Cons

YOUR DETAILS
First Name
Email
Cancel
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Children above
0 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

Get directions
City Center
  • Palo Alto
    2.5 km
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    1.1 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • INDO Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: Indonesian)
    30 m
  • Hunan Garden (cuisine: Chinese, Hunan)
    80 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    36

Rooms and availability

Stanford Motor Inn photos Room
Guest Room
  • Room size:

    27 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
King Room
  • Room size:

    27 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
Stanford Motor Inn photos Room
Queen Suite
  • Room size:

    48 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Queen-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio

Stanford Motor Inn Location

Legend
  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hotel.

What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • American Airport Svc3.1 km

Popular areas

  • City Center2.4 km

Places of interest

Train stations

  • California Ave Caltrain1.0 km

Amusement

  • Winter Lodge1.5 km

Stadiums

  • Maples Pavilion2.7 km

Museums

  • Palo Alto Junior Museum2.6 km
  • Pacific Art League3.3 km

Parks

  • Palo Alto Recreation Dept2.7 km
  • Palo Alto Parks Div3.0 km

Halls

  • Elks Lodge2.3 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Language Pacific Intl Inst900 m
  • Body Therapy Ctr900 m
  • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science2.1 km
  • Foothill College Off-Campus2.5 km
  • Transpersonal Counseling Ctr3.0 km

Medical care and Hospitals

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden2.4 km
    1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto
  • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve2.8 km
    East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
  • Cantor Arts Center3.5 km
    Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto
  • Hoover Tower2.8 km
    Stanford University, Palo Alto
  • The Memorial Church of Stanford University3.1 km
    Palo Alto, CA

Restaurants nearby

  • INDO Restaurant & Lounge30 m

    Address: 3295 El Camino Real
    Phone: 6504947168

    69% likes this, based on 63 reviews
    Cuisine: Indonesian
    Price Range: CAD 37 - CAD 50

  • The Fish Market190 m

    Address: 3150 El Camino Real
    Phone: 650 493 9188

    70% likes this, based on 170 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: CAD 18 - CAD 37

  • Driftwood Deli & Market220 m

    Address: 3450 El Camino Real
    Phone: 650-493-4162

    82% likes this, based on 33 reviews

  • Hunan Garden80 m

    Address: 3345 El Camino Real
    Phone: (650) 565-8868

    61% likes this, based on 42 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese, Hunan
    Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 26

  • Cibo Restaurant & Bar120 m

    Address: 3398 El Camino Real
    Phone: (650) 494-2426

    63% likes this, based on 39 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    36
Hotels nearby
The Nest Hotel
4 stars
0.7 km
Menlo Park Inn
3 stars
6 km

Stanford Motor Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Stanford Motor Inn

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 58 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.7
Rooms
7.7
Service
9.3
Value
6.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Quiet, comfortable room. Not your standard motel decor--instead it's quirky, individualized and whimsical. Convenient to Stanford, where we had appointments. A variety of restaurants located within walking distance. Wonderful place to smell the roses--literally.

  • Single
    8.2

    The staff was excellent, very friendly. Bed's were surprisingly comfortable given the price. Basic room, but very good and they stock the fridge with a few treats + drinks.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Staff was extremely kind and helpful at all times. The location was great

    The air conditioner was loud and did not regulate the room temperature very effectively.

  • Single
    6.2

    Its good but it does not provide shuttle free of cost to drop some where. I had to walk daily to stanford uni. Also rates are very high

    Everything is fine except rates which I thimk r relatively high

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Golden oldie! Very comfortable bed, excellent re-done bathroom, very clean and cheerful manager. This is an excellent choice for a budget hotel- nothing fancy but excellent for those like us who never planned to spend much time at the hotel. Very convenient to Stanford University (and in our case) family in the area. Wifi acess and automated wakeup calls nice amenities. Pool looks good but too cold and rainy during our visit to test.

    For the price every thing was fine. Bit crowded by furniture and open closet.No real negatives for budget, family style built a long time ago.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    Cleanliness, closeness to Stanford, Fry's Electronic.

  • Single
    6.2

    Generally nice retro atmosphere. Clean bathrooms.

    Old Bedspreads & Shams,dust collector roses over bed.

  • Single
    8.2

    The Stanford Motor Inn was two miles from my appointment with Stanford University Medical Center and was an easy commute.

    I found my stay to be quiet and clean so I was happy.

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    It is in a 60's time warp.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    I liked how close it was to the Stanford Campus.

    Loud guests

  • Single
    8.4

    I did not like the thick, hard, plastic sheet directly under the bottom sheet. It creases up. There were no rolls in the frigo. The desk lady did come all the way up to help me turn the tv on.

  • Single
    6.2

    The reception received from hotel's front desk (especially the willingness to assist at all times by Neil ??) was beyond any expectation. We really felt at home and knew that we could approach this gentleman with any problem and he would assist. Keep it up Neil. You are the best.

    Continental breakfast needs to be explained as our expectation of continental breakfast was very different from from what we found, if this had been expalined, then we would not have had any problems. Cleanliness of the rooms was a serious issue, apart from making up the bed, Iam not sure if anything else was done as things would be left exactly as they were (ie if you left a shoe facing downwards, you would find it in the same position etc). Unfortunately we have to include complaints in the review because this is the only way that the hotel can improve.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Manager gave us great leads to restaurants.

    Mattress was too hard for my wife

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Staff was personal, the rooms were clean, the decor was pleasing.

    I would like to say dont stay here.. So I can assure a vacant room when I need to visit my son at Stanford but honestly this was the best room we've found in the town and we've tried several.. I will be a regular here for the next 5+ years!!

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    It was close to our destination.

    The room was too small with too much furniture in it.

How to reach hotel

hotel Stanford Motor Inn - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

Get directions
City Center
  • Palo Alto
    2.5 km
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    1.1 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • INDO Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: Indonesian)
    30 m
  • Hunan Garden (cuisine: Chinese, Hunan)
    80 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    36