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Low season

December Cheapest month to stay with an average 34% drop in price.

High season

January Most expensive month to stay with an average 132% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$302 Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$179 Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

Top tips for finding the perfect Palo Alto hotel

  • 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.

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Crowne Plaza Palo Alto - Palo Alto - Lobby Best Wellness Hotel
Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
8.3 Excellent
$386+
When you stay at Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto in Palo Alto, you'll be in the business district, within a 15-minute drive of Googleplex and Computer History Museum. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. This hotel has 14 meeting rooms available for events. A train station drop-off service is provided at no charge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite. Check availability
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel - Palo Alto - Building Best Beds
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
8.3 Excellent
$498+
Seize the day at Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel. Our modern hotel sits next to the entrance of Stanford University and is a block from the Caltrain for visits to San Francisco and San Jose. Tour the campus of Stanford University or walk to downtown Palo Alto to visit local restaurants and shops. At night, return to our hotel after a game at nearby Stanford Stadium. The Poolside Grill lets you grab a bite to eat and relax by our heated outdoor pool. Make use of our hotel meeting rooms and access an on-site planning specialist to help ensure your productivity when in Palo Alto. Our event venues offer spacious ballrooms, custom catering and outdoor spaces to watch the sunset. Thoughtful hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, valet parking and an on-site fitness center. Rest easy with the Sheraton Sleep Experience in all hotel rooms. In the morning, enjoy a Starbucks® coffee on your private balcony or patio before heading to the pool for our breakfast buffet. Experience an effortless stay in sunny Palo Alto. Check availability
The Westin Palo Alto - Palo Alto - Building Best Comfort
The Westin Palo Alto
8.6 Excellent
$552+
Enjoy downtown to the hilt at The Westin Palo Alto. Our four-star hotel is in the heart of the Silicon Valley with unparalleled access to museums, malls, golf courses and gardens. Tour the Stanford University campus, just one half mile from our hotel, or ride the Caltrain to other Northern California attractions. When you return from your downtown activities, relax in the outdoor heated pool and hot tub or collect your thoughts in our elegant Luna Lounge and Mediterranean-style courtyards. Our Palo Alto hotel features four ornate event venues, a 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio and California-inspired dining at Restaurant Soleil. Find amenities devoted to your well-being in all our hotel rooms and suites such as whirlpool tubs and 24-hour room service. Refresh yourself in your marble Westin Heavenly® Bath or soak up the Palo Alto sun from your outdoor terrace. Your room includes a Westin Heavenly® Bed, Starbucks® coffee and premium movie channels. The good life is yours at The Westin Palo Alto. Check availability
Dinah's Garden Hotel - Palo Alto - Building Best Boutique Hotel
Dinah's Garden Hotel
9.1 Excellent
$347+
Imagine a lush sanctuary in the heart of the Silicon Valley, add the technological conveniences you need to stay connected and you have imagined Dinah's Garden Hotel, a distinctive family owned and operated boutique hotel since 1957 LOCATION: -3 mi from Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center, Downtown Palo Alto -Minutes away from Hewlett Packard, VMWare, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other corporate offices and HQ throughout the valley from Redwood Shores to San Jose HOTEL AMENITIES: -Outdoor heated pool -Free FIBER-OPTIC high-speed internet access - Wi/Fi access throughout the property -OutdoFree parking -Pets Allowed: $50 per stay, 100 pound maximum, no cats allowed. ROOM AMENITIES: -Feather-soft beds, which are triple-sheeted (with 500-count cotton sheets -Refrigerators with mini bar -Free in-room safes and safe deposit boxes in the lobby -Daily turn down service (upon request) includes fresh fruit, ice delivered to the room and Ghirardelli Chocolates at your bedside -Iron and ironing board -Complimentary coffee - tea service -Cable news-sports programming and HBO Check availability

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Country Inn Motel - Palo Alto - Pool Best Amenities
Country Inn Motel
9.1 Excellent
$199+
Located in Palo Alto, Country Inn Motel is within a 15-minute drive of Computer History Museum and Stanford Shopping Center. Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite. Check availability
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto - Palo Alto - Building Best Cleanliness
Make yourself right at home at Homewood Suites by Hilton® Palo Alto. Enjoy the ideal location, just minutes from Silicon Valley, downtown Palo Alto and Stanford University. Unwind in a comfortable studio, one or two bedroom suite. Prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen – complete with a dishwasher, microwave, twin burner cooktop, coffeemaker and a range of utensils. Take advantage of our complimentary grocery shopping service and let us stock your suite with all your favorite foods, or pick up snacks and travel essentials at the Suite Shop. Every suite at this extended-stay hotel in Palo Alto, CA, features separate living and sleeping areas, a sofa bed and two TVs. Stay connected throughout your stay with complimentary internet access. Join us for a complimentary full hot breakfast, served every morning at our all-suite hotel in Palo Alto. After a long day, unwind over evening dinner and drinks*, available Monday through Thursday. It’s easy to exercise with our fitness center and outdoor pool. The outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to soak up the California sunshine and enjoy a barbeque with friends. Host a meeting or event for up to 50 guests in our 900 sq.ft. meeting room, which is divisible into two smaller spaces. Let our experienced staff help plan the details, ensuring your event is a success. Visit the complimentary 24-hour business center to put last minute touches to your presentation. *State and local laws apply. Check availability
Garden Court Hotel - Palo Alto - Building Best Luxury Hotel
Garden Court Hotel
8.8 Excellent
$682+
The only luxury boutique hotel in Downtown Palo Alto, California offering elegant lodging accommodations. Located directly between San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) International Airports, Garden Court Hotel is the ideal location and environment for executives and business travelers destined for Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Stanford University and the Bay Area Peninsula. Situated on the tree-lined streets of our City Centre we have award winning restaurants, world-class shopping, elegant spas and fitness centers all within easy walking distance. Forbes Travel Guide has awarded four stars and our community has named us the Best Hotel in Palo Alto for 15 consecutive years. Check availability
Dinah's Garden Hotel - Palo Alto - Building Best Boutique Hotel
Dinah's Garden Hotel
9.1 Excellent
$347+
Imagine a lush sanctuary in the heart of the Silicon Valley, add the technological conveniences you need to stay connected and you have imagined Dinah's Garden Hotel, a distinctive family owned and operated boutique hotel since 1957 LOCATION: -3 mi from Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center, Downtown Palo Alto -Minutes away from Hewlett Packard, VMWare, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other corporate offices and HQ throughout the valley from Redwood Shores to San Jose HOTEL AMENITIES: -Outdoor heated pool -Free FIBER-OPTIC high-speed internet access - Wi/Fi access throughout the property -OutdoFree parking -Pets Allowed: $50 per stay, 100 pound maximum, no cats allowed. ROOM AMENITIES: -Feather-soft beds, which are triple-sheeted (with 500-count cotton sheets -Refrigerators with mini bar -Free in-room safes and safe deposit boxes in the lobby -Daily turn down service (upon request) includes fresh fruit, ice delivered to the room and Ghirardelli Chocolates at your bedside -Iron and ironing board -Complimentary coffee - tea service -Cable news-sports programming and HBO Check availability
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