We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stanford University

450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
+1 650-723-2300
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Do the visitor tour!

PArk your car near the visitor center (Athletic area) and join the free tour. In one hour you get... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Arthur_Hoogeveen
,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Beautiful campus

Great university to visit. Can’t describe all the beautiful features it has. I’ve visited lve... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Gary N
,
Coral Springs, Florida
via mobile
Read all 1,471 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Breeding ground for Silicon Valley businesses. The founders of Hewlett Packard, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems all passed through the doors of this institution.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful campus” (219 reviews)
“memorial church” (99 reviews)
“hoover tower” (108 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION
450 Serra Mall, Palo Alto, CA 94305-2004
CONTACT
Website
+1 650-723-2300
Write a ReviewReviews (1,471)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"beautiful campus"
in 219 reviews
"memorial church"
in 99 reviews
"hoover tower"
in 108 reviews
"palm drive"
in 40 reviews
"football game"
in 13 reviews
"visitor center"
in 24 reviews
"stained glass"
in 17 reviews
"walking tour"
in 26 reviews
"palm trees"
in 16 reviews
"book store"
in 23 reviews
"entire campus"
in 15 reviews
"world class"
in 29 reviews
"cactus garden"
in 12 reviews
"cantor art"
in 18 reviews
"high school"
in 11 reviews
"the rodin sculpture garden"
in 21 reviews
"silicon valley"
in 29 reviews
Filter

11 - 20 of 1,066 reviews

Reviewed 19 November 2017

PArk your car near the visitor center (Athletic area) and join the free tour. In one hour you get the basics. Loved it..

2  Thank Arthur_Hoogeveen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Great university to visit. Can’t describe all the beautiful features it has. I’ve visited lve league campus’s, UF,UNC and many more. All were impressive but none compare to Stanford.

Thank Gary N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Enjoyed a beautiful Sunday morning strolling around the main Campus area. Nice architecture, fountains, and landscaping.

Thank NewMexBound
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Stanford University campus is architecturally striking and represents a mixture of styles, based on a central theme of red roofs and tan walls. The main campus entrance is via Palm Drive -- a long straight road lined with palms trees with a view of Memorial...More

Thank John M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly people. Great amenities and weather with plenty of places to eat, lounge, meander, walk, ride, and learn.

Thank Carlos H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Having spent time on the respective campuses of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and UPenn, I was overwhelmed after visiting Stanford. The areas inclusive of the campus are absolutely vast and beautiful. Goregeous facilities and a great sense of authentic community embodied my experience. Cactus garden and...More

Thank Joseph R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Stanford University is totally worthwhile to stroll around for an hour or so. It is reached by a huge and beautiful park entrance, which in itself is the best location for a great run. The University itself is beautifully built with very caraterístic building ,...More

Thank Peter T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I'm in Palo Alto on business and am very near the Stanford campus. I went for a walk around some parts of the campus one even I ng and it's very beautiful and interesting.

Thank ScottGregory2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A wonderful place for a long walk among the sandstone buildings. Don’t overlook the Cantor Museum and Anderson Collection!

Thank Trekandmore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 days here for a conference and I loved the ambience of this great University. Happy to have had the opportunity and loved the 100% electric buses which were absolutely free.

Thank Amma F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
123456107
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 27 hotels in Palo Alto
The Clement Hotel
65 reviews
1.53 km away
The Westin Palo Alto
671 reviews
1.56 km away
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
783 reviews
1.66 km away
Stanford Terrace Inn
195 reviews
1.85 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Stanford Bookstore Cafe
41 reviews
.33 km away
Cool Cafe
33 reviews
.58 km away
Coupa Cafe
45 reviews
.31 km away
Panda Express
14 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rodin Sculpture Garden
63 reviews
.52 km away
Cantor Arts Center
422 reviews
.59 km away
Anderson Collection at Stanford University
35 reviews
.64 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
CarolynPortland
13 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Bill G | Reviewed this property |
I would say to just avoid on campus driving and parking. I'd stay on the perimeter (maybe park at a shopping center) and walk in because parking is tight, traffic on campus is very slow with people arriving, and it takes... More
0
Votes
Pamela B
8 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from SanFrancisco2ofUS | Reviewed this property |
You can book walking tours online. Got to visit.stanford.edu website and following the instructions.
2
Votes
Nancy F
11 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from L0ve2TravL4Fun | Reviewed this property |
You can easily just help yourself and do a self-guided tour. Otherwise participate in an official Campus Walking Tour and spend an hour with a student guide exploring the highlights of Stanford’s beautiful campus. A great... More
4
Votes
PreviousNext
12