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The Zen Hotel

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In the heart of Silicon Valley, The Zen Hotel offers daily full hot breakfast buffet that includes freshly made smoothies, Peet's and Philz coffee, Mighty Leaf teas, sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs and much more. L'occitane toiletries and free true high speed Internet are standard in all guestrooms. Minutes away from Stanford University, Shoreline Amphitheater and tech companies such as HP, Facebook and Google; The Zen Hotel offers great value and is a fantastic choice for business and leisure travelers.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Business Centre with Internet Access
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Grade: 41 out of 100
35Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4075
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Mineta San Jose Intl Airport18 km
SFO Intl Airport33 km
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Reviewed 2 days agovia mobile
I have stayed here a couple of times now. It’s always a very relaxing place to stay to rest and recharge. The rooms are clean and stocked with some healthy snacks. The breakfast has fresh green smoothies that taste great!
The location is great if you have any business in Palo Alto or Menlo Park. Some rooms have a nice zen garden patio in the back!
Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago
The Zen Hotel was a very pleasant place to stay at a very reasonable price.
The breakfast buffet was terrific, with a great selection of delicious items. I also especially liked the exercise room, and the guest room was quite clean with a comfortable bed, a great shower, and nice toiletries. I also appreciated the friendly, helpful staff at the front desk. (I would have liked it if the clock in the room were a little easier to adjust; I never figured out how to do this.)
Date of stay: December 2018
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Knight R
Reviewed 2 weeks agovia mobile
Excellent customer service. Full breakfast. Outside entrance (motel style) was disconcerting at first, but it is a safe area. Easy access to Stanford Mall and my favorite restaurant here, Pastis. Thanks to LETTIE and KRYSTAL at Zen. Ms. LG
Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Ashkan K, Manager at The Zen Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Knight R, We cannot thank you enough for proving such a outstanding feedback regarding your personal experience while visiting The Zen Hotel. I am happy to hear that after your initial reaction of our property, we were able to provide a fantastic experience for you. I will be sure to pass along the wonderful feedback regarding our customer service to the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back to our property in the not too distant future. Please let me know if I could personally assist you with anything. Regards, Ashkan Khorrami Operations Manager
Connie F
San Anselmo, California
Reviewed 2 weeks agovia mobile
Nice little modernized motel. Breakfast had good variety. Liked the Zen garden behind our room. Comfortable beds and clean. Even though close to major road, our room was quiet (in the inner courtyard).
Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Ashkan K, Manager at The Zen Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Connie F, I would like to thank you for choosing The Zen Hotel for your most recent trio to Palo Alto. I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to provide such a wonderful review, sharing your experience with us. I am glad that the location of your room, our wonderful breakfast buffet, and most of all, the cleanliness of our rooms stood out most to you. We hope to have another opportunity in the near future to welcome you back to The Zen Hotel. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you in the future, Have a wonderful day, Ashkan Khorrami Operations Manager
Teri S
Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed 3 weeks agovia mobile
I really enjoyed this place and mostly because of the extreme care they put into the amenities and the breakfast. When you get to your room you get free water plus free snacks they are better than most places. The toiletries were high quality and the room was recently re-done and very clean. The free breakfast was better than most and they even had fresh raspberries. The price was much better than other hotels in the area and the location is fine. I will stay there again.
Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Teri S
Response from Ashkan K, Manager at The Zen Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Teri S, Thank you so much for the 5 star review regarding your visit at The Zen Hotel. We thank you for choosing us for your visit to Palo Alto. I am ecstatic to read the wonderful comments you provided about your experience. We strive to deliver outstanding service, wonderful amenities, and a great overall experience to all of our guests who stay with us. The snacks we offer in the guest room, our L'Occitane bath products, our full breakfast buffet, and the snacks we provide in our lobby were all carefully selected to provide the best experience to our guests, and I am glad that it made a difference in our visit. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you to The Zen Hotel. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the future, Regards, Ashkan Khorrami Operations Manager
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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
Room Tips
"Quiet in back (SW side), some street noise in front, but not excessive."
Aug. 19, 2018
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"Even the rooms in the parking lot right by the lobby were quiet"
May 21, 2018
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"Ask for a room that's not on the parking lot"
Mar. 29, 2018
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"Ask for a room with a patio or balacony"
Mar. 17, 2018
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