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Dinah's Garden Hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful boutique hotel, super friendly helpful staff, great pool. Would be 5 stars if breakfast was included individually decorated rooms looking forward to going back. Amazing but expensive restaurant on site. Zen garden

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frankly, I was a little depressed when I walked into the room. Even more so when I could hear the traffic clearly on El Camino Blvd. The glass on the sliders is so thin pretty much any noise comes through. I had to sleep with hear plugs. Steam shower wasn't the nice tiled variety, but the molded plastic kind. Very...

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DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dinah's Garden Hotel. I'm so sorry that the steam shower and suite did not meet your expectations. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the situation with you further at your convenience. Sincerely, John Hutar, General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel jhutar@dinahshotel.com 650-798-1307

West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had to stay overnight in Palo Alto at short notice and my EA booked me into this motel. Motel? I was horrified. But as I pulled up I was impressed with the front lobby, the friendliness of the staff and the fact that 'The Sea' an up market restaurant is immediately adjacent. Then I got to my room. 827...

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Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviews have said, what a great respite from the usual. You can stay at a chain hotel anywhere, but you can only do this in Palo Alto. The place has charm to spare. We did splurge on a suite that had it's own deck - what a great place to have coffee in the morning and a glass...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Dinah's Garden Hotel. The staff was very nice and hospitable, a great guest services for recommendation and always here to help you. The garden is specially amazing, a unique little gem in the heart of Palo Alto where you can listen to birds around the lake, very zen and relaxing. Your dog was very...

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Goldens Bridge, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are a bit old, but the character more than makes up for it! The breakfast service was quite nice, although the room was a bit cold! Not really walking distance to anywhere, but was able to secure an Uber quickly to get me around.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent visit to Dinah's Garden Hotel and our Poolside Restaurant. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed both facilities and hope that you will visit us again soon when your travels bring you back to the Silicon Valley area. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's...

Salt Lake City, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely stay at Dinah's in late February. Our room was quiet & we enjoyed the gardens and pond. It was too cold to use the pool but want to come back to try the pool side dining and take advantage of the facilities.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Cynthia for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you can back this summer to take advantage of our pool and the wonderful food at our Poolside Restaurant. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, clean, quiet and lovely place. Lots of green, lake, ducks, and colorful fishes, so you could easily stay there for a quiet day, or even having some time outside with you laptop. Great complementary wi-fi in every place in the hotel.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your most recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us, and that you were able to explore the various animals that have made a home here at Dinah's, as well as our complimentary wi-fi service. We...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit. Everything here is perfect! Really unique with a flowing water feature/lagoon complete with koi fish, ducks and egrets. The rooms are spacious and well appointed and the staff amazing. No detail is overlooked. The poolside restaurant is fabulous. If you want room service, the prices aren't inflated as at most hotels, and they don't add...

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and five star review of your most recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the property, your room, and our Poolside Restaurant, and that you were able to take advantage of our room service that we provide from our restaurant. We hope that visit number three will...

Penn Valley, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay. Happy staff, good beds, great in room dining, easy check in and out. What more do you want? I highly recommend Dinah's. In this busy area of the south bay, Dinah's is a calming respite.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the five star review of your recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your room, our Poolside Restaurant, and the staff here at Dinah's, and we hope you will visit us again soon. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated since 1957, Dinah’s Garden Hotel in Palo Alto is a lush oasis in Silicon Valley, and was voted “Best Hotel in Palo Alto!” Dinah’s is located near Stanford and the headquarters for the world’s leading businesses. We are California Green Certified and feature gardens, Koi-filled lagoons, well-appointed guestrooms, banquet facilities, two restaurants, and art from around the world. All 97 guestrooms and 32 suites are inspired by decorum from around the globe – creating environments that are both relaxing and productive. Visitors and locals alike love dining casually at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant or enjoying a first class meal at THE SEA by Alexander’s Steakhouse. Although Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a historic location, we hope you enjoy our modern amenities such as brand new 42” LED televisions, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and Business Center in the lobby. Come discover why we have been a destination creating a unique brand of hospitality for more than 55 years! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dinah's Garden Hotel

Address: 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4495
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $195 - $666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dinah's Garden Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Hotel Dinahs Garden
Dinahs Garden Hotel
Dinahs Garden Palo Alto
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#1 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
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“Ask for a room that is close to or on the water”
 of 5 bubbles FlyTricoptera, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pool rooms are smaller, if you want a big room, stay in a outer buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles _kdahlcollins, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The suite was great - do check out location as some rooms are right on parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles 779NateB, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book the "Fountain Suite." Private Deck, Koi pond, fountain, Mallards abound. Couples or family.”
 of 5 bubbles Funandromance, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Exec Suites are truly awesome and really good value”
 of 5 bubbles 946AMB, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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