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Most recommended Palo Alto hotels

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Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto - Palo Alto - Lounge
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Dinah's Garden Hotel - Palo Alto - Bedroom
Dinah's Garden Hotel
9.1 Wonderful
$284+
$284+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
8 Very good
$258+
$258+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
The Clement Hotel
9.7 Wonderful
$1,213+
$1,213+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Creekside Inn
8.4 Very good
$222+
$222+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Hotel Parmani
7.9 Good
$130+
$130+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
The Zen Hotel
8.5 Very good
$261+
$261+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
The Nest Hotel Palo Alto
8.1 Very good
$313+
$313+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Cardinal Hotel
8.3 Very good
$249+
$249+
Free Wi-Fi
The Westin Palo Alto
8.5 Very good
$546+
$546+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Kasa Palo Alto
8 Very good
$156+
$156+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
The Palo Alto Inn
8.6 Very good
$226+
$226+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

Top Palo Alto hotels with parking

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Americas Best Value Inn Sky Ranch - Palo Alto - Bedroom
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto - Palo Alto - Building
$178+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi

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Low season

March

High season

September

Average price (weeknight)

$296

Average price (weekend night)

$210
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Most expensive month to stay with an average 40% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in Palo Alto

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Top tips for finding Palo Alto hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Palo Alto, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Palo Alto in March and May.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Palo Alto if you stay on a Thursday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 3 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Palo Alto hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Palo Alto found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $146, while the most expensive was $525.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Palo Alto for 2 days.
  • If you enjoy partaking in outdoor activities, book your stay at Entire Mountain Cottage Home. It is situated by the mountain, and you get to go for amazing hiking and biking trails within the premises. You can also enjoy the amazing outdoor mountain and nature view. In addition, the hotel is a few minute drives from the Hillar Aviation Museum.
  • When visiting Palo Alto on a budget, consider staying at Executive Inn Hotel and Caravelle Inn and Suites which have affordable rates for their guests. You can utilize the free airport shuttle provided by the hotels in addition to the free breakfast offered from the kitchen.
  • Guests who wish to stay close to the airport should book their stay at Sterling Inn and Hyatt Place San Jose Airport. These lie close to Mineta San Jose Airport just a few minutes away you can enjoy the complimentary airport shuttle services.
  • With your reservation at The Best Hotel Palo Alto, guests can appreciate the breathtaking nature view. The hotel has on-site outdoor waterfalls and you can end your chilly day at the outdoor fireplaces to keep warm. The establishment has a spectacular outdoor view.
  • Business travelers will find Creekside Inn and Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto ideal for their busy schedules. The hotels provide a conducive environment for business from the conference spaces set aside and working areas in the rooms.
  • There is a good range of hotels in Palo Alto near Stanford University, from cheap motels to high-end hotels. The closest hotel to the university is The Clement Hotel in Palo Alto, which offers all-inclusive rooms as well as a 24-hour self-service pantry, a rooftop pool, a hot tub and a sundeck with cabanas, along with a gym. A mile from the university campus is the Coronet Motel which offers guests rooms with kitchenettes and an outdoor pool.
  • For cheap hotels in Palo Alto, you should consider staying to the south of the city, along El Camino Real. At Hotel Parmani, guests receive complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking and there are special offers for those visiting Stanford Hospital. Americas Best Value Inn Sky Ranch provides free Wi-Fi and parking and kids under 11 go free.
  • Getting around Palo Alto couldn’t be easier with the help of several forms of public transit. The free Stanford Marguerite shuttle bus service offers a route around the city via university campus, Stanford Hospital and Stanford Shopping Center. Stay close to the Palo Alto Transit Center, like Sheraton Palo Alto, to be close to the bus stop and Caltrain station.
  • If you want to explore the city center of Old Palo Alto, then you must search for hotels in Palo Alto’s downtown. The Westin is around a mile from downtown and the shops on University Avenue and offers guests use of an outdoor heated pool and whirlpool.
  • To get an outstanding view of Palo Alto, visit Hoover Tower on the Stanford University campus. Standing at 285 feet, this tower is home to the Hoover Institution Library and Archives of former president, Herbert Hoover. Stay at Stanford Terrace Inn, which is only a mile from the tower.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Palo Alto

  • Which hotels in Palo Alto are family-friendly?

    If you love traveling with your family, consider making your reservations at The Zen Hotel and Homewood Suites by Hilton. These establishments give families suitable accommodation. The family rooms provided enable you to share your room with the kids. You can enjoy the free breakfast provided and spend some family time in the garden and on patios for barbecues.

  • When visiting Palo Alto, which establishments can accommodate pets?

    Dinah's Garden Hotel and El Prado are some hotels in Palo Alto that are pet conducive allowing you to tag along with your pet. They accommodate whatsoever furry companion regardless of weight and size. Guests can take strolls and have playful activities with the pets on the porch and garden area.

  • Which hotels in Palo Alto are the best to take city breaks?

    Nobu Hotel Palo Alto and The Clement Hotel are suitable for taking a break from your routine activities. They provide exquisite services. Enjoy pampering body therapies from the spa. You can also relax in the private pool or the hot tub. Visit the fitness and wellness center within the premises to enjoy your routine body workouts. You can utilize the room service food delivery from the on-site restaurant with a variety of dining options.

  • Are there accessible hotels in Palo Alto?

    Aloft Mountain View in Palo Alto is one of the establishments that consider the comfortable stay of their guests. You can access the upper rooms by elevators. Guests who are physically challenged can easily access the units by wheelchairs. Nonsmoking and designated smoking areas are clearly highlighted and have been set aside within the premises to prioritize different guests’ preferences.

  • Where is the best nightlife in Palo Alto?

    Around University Avenue, there is a good selection of bars and clubs, including Vino Locale, which features regional wines and has nightly live music on a patio. The Tap Room offers local craft beers alongside board games. The Rose & Crown has a British vibe with quiz nights, darts and big beer menu.

  • Are there any luxury hotels in Palo Alto?

    The 5-star Nobu Hotel Epiphany is in downtown Palo Alto and offers guests modern and luxurious rooms, a fitness center and health club, plus the Nobu Restaurant and Bar. The 4-star Garden Court Hotel is also in downtown Palo Alto and delivers upscale boutique accommodation, as well as a fitness center and a garden terrace.

  • What hotels in Palo Alto are close to the ocean?

    Offering views of San Francisco Bay and just over 1.5 miles from central Palo Alto is Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. This 5-star hotel offers guests a rooftop pool with private cabanas, a 24-hour gym and a spa, as well an Italian restaurant with a garden terrace.

  • Are there any parks worth visiting in Palo Alto?

    The Baylands Nature Preserve is an area of marshland that is home to 15 miles of multi-use trails and looks out to San Francisco Bay. 2.8 miles from Palo Alto’s city center, you can either walk, run or cycle along these trails, plus there are great bird-watching spots and places to kayak within the marshes. If you want to be close to that area then Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto or Country Inn are the best options.

  • What are the best hotels near Stanford University Medical Center?

    If you are looking for a hotel close to Stanford University Medical Center, you should consider staying at Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, The Westin Palo Alto and The Clement Hotel, as they are the most recommended by KAYAK users.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Palo Alto?

    The average price of a double room in Palo Alto is $477, but it varies considerably depending on location, facilities, and seasonality. In the last 3 days, KAYAK users have found double rooms for as cheap as $112.

  • How much is a hotel in Palo Alto for tonight?

    Hotel room prices will vary depending on facilities and location. The cheapest double room in Palo Alto for tonight found in the last 3 hours was $112. We also found 3-star hotels from $147 and 4-star hotels from $387.

  • How much is a hotel in Palo Alto for this weekend?

    The cheapest hotel room in Palo Alto for the upcoming weekend found on KAYAK in the last 3 days was for $127 per night. For the same dates, 3-star hotel rooms have been found for as low as $122 per night and 4-star hotel rooms from $233 per night.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Palo Alto?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Palo Alto districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Palo Alto city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Palo Alto hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Palo Alto that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Dinah's Garden Hotel, Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto and The Clement Hotel.

Where to stay in Palo Alto?

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