The Cardinal Hotel

The Cardinal Hotel

235 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States
+1 650 323 5101

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based on 160 reviews

The Cardinal Hotel
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About The Cardinal Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Located a short drive from Stanford University, Cardinal Hotel Palo Alto provides charming accommodation in Palo Alto. It is surrounded by a range of well-known shops and is minutes on foot from Palo Alto Caltrain Station.

Guests of Cardinal can relax in the swimming pool. Convenient services include an express check-in feature and a luggage storage facility.

Cardinal Hotel offers rooms equipped with a hair dryer, plus all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.

The hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of the HP Garage. Stanford Shopping Center and Stanford Caltrain Station are within walking distance.

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Amenities at The Cardinal Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Cleaning products


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Walk-in shower

Accessibility and suitability

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Allergy-free room
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Window
  • Executive lounge access
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • City view

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
  • Feather pillow
  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee machine

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Golf

Family friendly

  • Cribs available

Reviews of The Cardinal Hotel

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Great ambiance, great staff, lovely history.
Cons:The hotel may not be for everyone -- if you like a modern experience ,not for you. Stay away, please, from my favorite hotel.
9.7 Excellent
Pros:It's right in the center of everything I just walk to Stanford, restaurant's, etc.
Cons:You get some noice early morning trash collection and late at night people walk-in from bars, but they do offer ear plug
7.3 Good
Pros:Location was great in the center of downtown Palo Alto. Cool old elevator. Very affordable.
Cons:It was very loud at night from some of the nearby bars, though it seemed to quiet down after midnight. The shared bathrooms and showers were a bit of a hassle, but we never had to wait to use one.


235 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

What's nearby

  • Stanford Theatre164 m
  • Museum of American Heritage325 m
  • HP Garage0.6 km
  • Nature Gallery0.6 km
  • Lathrop House0.7 km
  • Arboretum Grove0.7 km
  • Stanford Shopping Center0.9 km
  • Stanford Stadium1.1 km
  • Stanford Mausoleum1.2 km
  • Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center1.2 km
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo1.5 km
  • Cantor Arts Center1.5 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Cardinal Hotel

  • The Cardinal Hotel is located at 235 Hamilton Avenue, 1.6 km from the center of Palo Alto. Stanford Theatre is the closest landmark to The Cardinal Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Cardinal Hotel.

  • Yes, The Cardinal Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, The Cardinal Hotel offers free parking.

  • The Cardinal Hotel is 22.5 km from San Jose. The Cardinal Hotel is 27.5 km from San Francisco.

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Distance to city center

1.6 km

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Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

22.5 km