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Overview
235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2530 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Concierge
2 Star accommodation
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Sep. 30Oct. 1
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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All reviewsshared bathcity hallceiling fanthere is no air conditioningeuropean stylestreet parkingvintage hotelcomfortable lobbycoupa cafestanford universitylocation is greatold schoolcaltrain stationminute walkheart of downtownrestaurants and barssilicon valley
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy staying at the Cardinal when I attend my annual conference at Stanford...by far, the best value if you choose the shared bath option...which I do...lots of restaurants surrounding...delicious but expensive! The Cardinal is charming and wears its age well...More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 days ago

Hello there, Peggy O! What a gem of a review. Thank you for choosing Cardinal Hotel for your annual conference visits at Stanford! Your support and loyalty means the world to us. Our close proximity to Stanford University and our popular shared bath option brings...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent comfortable and location great I've said enough What more could I say? Why do U want more than the best recommendation I can give? Why is there a minimum--I am a guest not giving political speechMore

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Geohellis! What a wonderful review! Thank you for your generous 5-Star praise. There's no better compliment you could bestow upon us than "the best recommendation" you can give; and it means the world to us. You have to return when the Cardinal Hotel...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the cardinal hotel is located a block south of university avenue in downtown palo alto...and just a short trip to the campus of stanford university...it is a european style hotel...has an old fashioned comfortable lobby....a business center up the stairs from the lobby...with an old...More

Thank maitaifine
Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Maitaiine! It sounds like you had nothing short of a perfect stay! "The place to stay for a Stanford visit" - is such a wonderful compliment! Our relationship and close proximity to Stanford University allows us to welcome guests, such as yourself, from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cardinal provides the best value in Palo Alto. Centrally located The Cardinal provides quick access to all of downtown, great for business or personal travel. easy parking in the City Hall garage across the street, if you have a car buy the city parking...More

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Thank paul k
Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Greetings Paul, Thank you so much for your loyalty! There's nothing more rewarding than welcoming back a familiar face. Your review was such a pleasure to share with everyone and we truly appreciate the 5-Star recommendation to the fellow travelling community. I'm glad you've enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it. Beautiful lobby. The lobby could be better utilized. I also loved the breakfast offered in the café (Bistro Maxine). I would definitely stay here again the next time I am in Palo Alto, which, unfortunately, isn't often.More

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Greetings, tcbracken I want to Thank You for sharing your experience with the travelling community and awarding Cardinal Hotel with a 5-Star review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and loved the breakfast at French Cafe' Bistro Maxine - a taste of Paris in downtown...More

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Description
Experience Old World charm in vibrant downtown Palo Alto. Built in 1924, the Cardinal was Palo Alto’s premiere Hotel. Today the ambiance remains; the gracious lobby still provides a delightful glimpse of ...More Old Palo Alto. Enjoy the hotel’s warm atmosphere and proximity to world class dining, shopping and Stanford University. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Best Value
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Best Value
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
59
Price range
US$135 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Cardinal Hotel Palo Alto
Location
United States > California > Palo Alto
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Paul K
July 27, 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator right by the registration desk. However, I do not recall rooms on the first floor. Also, you will want to call to check for an accessible entrance. I am remembering stairs at the two entrances.
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"the rooms in the back are quieter than the rooms facing the street...."
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"my room overlooked the main street but I heard very little"
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"2nd floor is easier to get to with your bag"
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"Make sure to book rooms with restrooms away from the backside if you MUST stay here."
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