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The Westin Palo Alto
4 out of 5
675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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1.55 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (854 reviews)

"Extremely Friendly staff! Dog friendly as well. They had beds, treats, blankets and doggie bags for my pup! Clean rooms and easy parking."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

The Westin Palo Alto
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
5 out of 5
2050 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA
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2.53 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (483 reviews)

"the bathtub was broken"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley
2 out of 5
3255 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is £80 per night
0.49 mi from city centre
3.1/5 (489 reviews)
we will go back .

"they are remodeling so some things are a little rough right now . but our room everything was brand new and very well done . we enjoyed it ."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley

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Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
3.5 out of 5
625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £104 per night
1.58 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"Excellent location and wonderfully friendly, supportive people."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto
2.5 out of 5
3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is £79 per night
0.54 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (115 reviews)

"Everything was really good and spacious lived the staff and service. The only problem was the a/c in the room was a little weak."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2020

Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto
Garden Court Hotel
4 out of 5
520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA
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1.9 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (373 reviews)

"The staff, location, room amenities, lighting. . . Everything is perfect!!!! This is a delightful hotel run by the nicest and most competent staff. I would never stay anywhere else in Palo Alto by choice."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Garden Court Hotel
Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto
3.5 out of 5
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is £72 per night
1.79 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay. Great customer service. Room was very nice!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto
Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
4.5 out of 5
180 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is £292 per night
1.69 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (264 reviews)

"Room accommodations and staff interactions were 5-star"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
The Cardinal Hotel
2.5 out of 5
235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA
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1.72 mi from city centre
The Cardinal Hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto, CA
3 out of 5
4329 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is £97 per night
1.86 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (361 reviews)

"Seems like the building is new. Couldn't find a single rusty item. Pandemic breakfasts had everything individually wrapped. Disappointing, but understandable. They have a good system to reduce exposure to the virus, which they explain with notes everywhere. The whole room smelled like Purell when ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto, CA
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
3 out of 5
4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is £90 per night
1.57 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (623 reviews)

"Great experience. Excellent service. Loved our stay."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
The Zen Hotel
3 out of 5
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is £81 per night
1.38 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (957 reviews)

"Excellent hotel! It has everything and it is convenient located. Staff and cleaning lady were all professional! Love it! Will stay again! Highly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

The Zen Hotel
Hotel Keen
2.5 out of 5
425 High Street, Palo Alto, CA
The price is £111 per night
1.81 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (446 reviews)

"Clean and quiet small room but pefect set up I will return back soon"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Hotel Keen
Glass Slipper Inn - Stanford Palo Alto
2.5 out of 5
3941 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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The price is £64 per night
1.03 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (23 reviews)

"Comfortable room. Room was cleaned when requested. Air conditioner functioned well but was noisy. Conveniently located - a short distance from shops and other amenities. Soap and shampoo provided. Manager was obliging. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2020

Glass Slipper Inn - Stanford Palo Alto
Hotel Parmani
2 out of 5
3200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night
0.44 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (644 reviews)

"Staff was very responsive when we had trouble with the Wifi. Enjoyed the covered parking."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2020

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Visiting Palo Alto

Travellers to Palo Alto give high marks for the university vibe, fun sporting events and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its shopping, cafes and art. Top sights in the city include Stanford Shopping Center, Shoreline Park and Tesla Motors.

  • There are 71 hotels and other accommodation options in Palo Alto
  • The closest major airport is in Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County), 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in San Carlos, CA (SQL), 8.6 mi (13.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Palo Alto

The city is well known for its art scene and cultural venues like Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo and Cantor Arts Center. The city is notable for landmarks like Hoover Tower, Stanford Theatre and Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the gardens and these places to visit: Shoreline Park, Rodin Sculpture Garden and Stanford University Arboretum.

Other top sights in Palo Alto include Stanford Shopping Center and Tesla Motors. Outside the city, top places to visit include Computer History Museum, located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the heart of the city, and Santa Clara Convention Center, which is 9.5 mi/15.2 km away.

Getting around Palo Alto

With so many transport options, exploring all of Palo Alto is a breeze. Head to Palo Alto California Ave Station for metro transport. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Palo Alto Station.

Dressing for Palo Alto

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 20°C and the night-time average to be 3°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 27°C during the day and 7°C at night
  • July to September averages 27°C during the day and 10°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 25°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • Palo Alto gets about 399 millimetres of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually August and September with an average temperature of 27°C, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 4°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Palo Alto?
The Clement Hotel (All-inclusive) is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Traveller reviews also recommend Dinah’s Garden Hotel and Nobu Hotel Palo Alto as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Palo Alto, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals available in Palo Alto.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Palo Alto?
Based on reviews, Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Oak Motel Palo Alto and Americas Best Value Inn Sky Ranch.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Palo Alto?
Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other options for your stay with the children include Creekside Inn - A Greystone Hotel and Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Palo Alto?
Garden Court Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and a restaurant. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto and Dinah’s Garden Hotel.
What's the best all-inclusive hotel in Palo Alto?
The Clement Hotel (All-inclusive) is a 5-star all-inclusive hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool, and a favourite with Expedia travellers.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Palo Alto?
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University and Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto, CA.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Palo Alto?
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto is a top 5-star beach hotel with 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for your beach trip include The Zen Hotel and Creekside Inn - A Greystone Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Lakeshore Park Beach or Niles Beach.
What's the best luxury hotel in Palo Alto?
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto is a 5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Nobu Hotel Palo Alto and The Clement Hotel (All-inclusive) are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Palo Alto?
Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a poolside restaurant and a poolside bar. Garden Court Hotel and The Zen Hotel are two other options for a boutique stay.
What are some accommodations with pools in Palo Alto?
Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a restaurant. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto and Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel.

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