The Cardinal Hotel

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

Cheapest
rate per night

8.0

Excellent
based on 229 reviews
The Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto, CA, United States
27.09 Sun
-
28.09 Mon
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Value for money

8.3

Distance to city center

1.6 km

Location rating

9.6

Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

22.5 km

Rooms

27.09 Sun
28.09 Mon

Standard Rooms

₪510+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪510
Unknown
₪960
Unknown
₪960
Unknown
₪1,253

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Traveler rating

118
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  • Excellent
    Mar 2016
    10.0

    Cardinal has Class

    Great ambiance, great staff, lovely history.

    The hotel may not be for everyone -- if you like a modern experience ,not for you. Stay away, please, from my favorite hotel.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2016
    9.7

    Location location location

    It's right in the center of everything I just walk to Stanford, restaurant's, etc.

    You get some noice early morning trash collection and late at night people walk-in from bars, but they do offer ear plug

  • Good
    Sep 2014
    7.3

    Location was great in the center of downtown Palo Alto. Cool old elevator. Very affordable.

    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.

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About

Overview

Palo Alto, California is a fun city to visit. Tourists find that it has a lot of history and culture. When they are looking for a historic, yet boutique hotel to stay in, they can stay at the Cardinal Hotel. This hotel was built in 1924 and is located near Stanford University. It has a 24-hour front desk, business center, and is located on a non-smoking property.

The rooms here include a flat-screen television with premium channels, media hub, WiFi, USB ports, work desk and chair, Tarocco Orange bath products, iron, hairdryer, housekeeping, and micro tec robes and slippers. Guests of the Cardinal Hotel can dine on-site at Osteria and Bistro Maxine.

This hotel is right in the middle of all the fun. Guests will find that it easy for them to get to many attractions in Palo Alto, including Stanford University. They can also check out the Apple Store, Whole Foods, Yogasource, Cal Train, Stanford Theatre, Hana Haus, Aquarius Theatre, Bing Concert Hall, Downtown Library, Shinola, and Patagonia. There is shopping nearby and quite a few restaurants.

When guests are booking their room here, they will need to find out if there are any Stanford events in the area. These events can cause the hotels in the area to fill up, and due to its popularity, the Cardinal Hotel fills up fast. The staff here can help with any booking questions that guests may have. The staff here is incredibly friendly and welcoming, and guests of the hotel will truly enjoy the service they give to them!

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air Conditioning

8.0 Excellent

based on 229 reviews

9.4

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.1

Staff

8.3

Value for money

Check in

14:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
Business center
Internet
Concierge service
Cribs available
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Smoke alarms
Golf
No smoking
Restaurant
Express check out
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
24hr front desk
Wake-up service
Free parking
Storage available
Linens
Towels
Elevator
Library
Accessible by elevator
Adapter
Alarm clock
Allergy-free room
Bathtub
Body soap
Bottle of water
Children's television networks
City view
Conditioner
Desk
Executive lounge access
Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
Fan
Feather pillow
Fire extinguisher
Flat-screen TV
Fold-up bed
Free toiletries
Hardwood or parquet floors
Heating
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic pillow
Key card access
Laptop safe
Newspapers
Non-feather pillow
Private bathroom
Radio
Safety deposit box
Seating area
Shampoo
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge/TV area
Shared toilet
Shower
Shower cap
Slippers
Socket near the bed
Telephone
Toilet
Toilet paper
Toothbrush
Trash cans
TV
Upper floors accessible by elevator
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe or closet
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Daily housekeeping
Fax/photocopying
Ironing service
Special diet menus (on request)
Bathrobe
Shuttle service (additional charge)
First-aid kit
Contactless check-in/check-out
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 service
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Room service
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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Stanford Theatre 164 m
  • Museum of American Heritage 325 m
  • HP Garage 0.6 km
  • Nature Gallery 0.6 km
  • Lathrop House 0.7 km
  • Arboretum Grove 0.7 km

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