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    The Zen Hotel

    4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4075
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    1 - 5 of 326 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Very convenient to Stanford, excellent exercise room, great breakfast and smoothies, coffee, Tazo and Mighty Leaf tea, cozy outside sitting area, and ample room, air and light in our corner suite with kitchen and washer/dryer downstairs. Nearby is not-to-be-missed Happy Donut and decent Thai food....More

    Thank Ritase
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, General Manager at The Zen HotelResponded yesterday

    Dear Ritase, Thank you for sharing your feedback and for highlighting some of the aspects that made your stay enjoyable, such as our ample fitness center, our high-end organic teas and our proximity to Stanford. Our corner suites are definitely guests favorites and a great...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I booked a room and got a suite, with 2 bedrooms and a living hall, even a compact yet fully functional kitchen! And they place all the fruit and snacks for free. It's very convenient to drive for Stanford, or tour around for Mountain View;...More

    Thank Wen L
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Wen L, Thank you for choosing The Zen Hotel for your most recent visit to Palo Alto. Thank you for your wonderful review regarding your personal experience during your visit. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the complimentary upgrade that was...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This property is a very nicely refurbished classic California motel. The room was perfectly comfortable with extensive, first class amenities including snacks. The bathroom is fully updated. The towels are very fluffy and absorbent--unlike so many hotel towels. The breakfast buffet is very well presented,...More

    Thank FairfaxBob
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 5 days ago

    Dear FairFaxBob, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback regarding your personal experience with us. We were delighted to welcome you to our property. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to all of our guests, from the interactions with the...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My husband and I were very happy with the Zen Hotel. We were in town for a funeral and so were there very briefly. The Zen was clean, comfortable, and quiet. The staff was very pleasant and welcoming and the breakfast bar had a nice...More

    Thank Melissa042
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Melissa042, I would like to thank you for choosing The Zen Hotel for your most recent visit to Palo Alto. I am so happy to hear that you were able to get the full Zen Experience during your visit. I am glad you enjoyed...More

    Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

    We booked the Zen Hotel based on reviews for a one night stay on our trip across California. It's a small property in a centrally located section of town. Things I Loved: The Little Extras- complimentary snacks which included pistachios, trail mix, l'occitane toiletries, slippers,...More

    Thank Lisa T
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, General Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Lisa T, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. It is wonderful to see how your decision to book our hotel was based on the good reviews and that your stay helped us earn yet another five-star...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$133 - US$363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #5 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #5 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 37
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    • Palo Alto
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    LindaL246
    14 April 2017|
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    Dear LindaL246, Thank you for your question. Our complimentary breakfast buffet hours are Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 10 am. If you need to leave earlier than our standard breakfast hours, we have some items we can make... More
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    "A corner suite is recommended: large and quiet"
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    "For a family of 5 I highly suggest a suite. Well worth the price."
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