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Beersheba, Israel
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

After carefully reading the TripAdvisor recommendations in the MenloPark and Palo Alto neighbourhoods, we have hesitatingly chosen to stay in the Red Cottage Inn during our two-weeks visit to SLAC. Serendipitously, it was an excellent choice indeed, To start with, we were upgraded from a premium king room to a nice suite in the second floor, having a full kitchen... More 

1 Thank Aharon D
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write a review. We do hope to see you on your next visit in the area. More 

San Francisco
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196 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Right up the road from the business district of Menlo Park, the Red Cottage Inn is a quirky little motel that seems to be from another era. The location is good, close to Menlo Park and Stanford University with reasonable access to Hwy 101 and 280. My room was a little small although the bathroom had been freshly remodeled and... More 

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Boulder, CO, United States
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I gave this place 4 stars, but my wife will have given it 5. To me, a 5 is absolutely perfect. I have seen people give a hotel 1 star because the Wifi wasn't good, which is ridiculous. BTW: the wifi isn't the best here. We stayed on the side that had one level with a very private patio area.... More 

Thank Mikey B
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments . It is always helpful to us to get feedback from our guests. We will surely take notes . Hope to see you on your next visit . More 

New York City, New York
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I spent hours trying to find a "reasonable" and clean place to stay in MP on business - all the known brands were sold out or ridiculously expensive. This place was clean, relatively modern, quiet and relaxing. The breakfast was indeed a deluxe continental - muffins, bagels, croissants, cereal, outmeal, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, breakfast bars, OJ, etc. Better than... More 

RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

It is great to hear such remarkable feedback , Thank you ! We only aim to give our guests the best experience with us and such review inspires and motivate us to do it even more. More 

Redwood City, California
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Living in the area, I'd always been curious about this hotel, but had never had the opportunity to check it out before now. The best part is its location: right on El Camino in north Menlo Park. The property is set well back from the street, so it is very quiet. You'll hear an occasional train, but nothing too unsettling.... More 

Thank Judi M
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We regeret that your stay with us was not a pleasant as it should be . We appreciate your inputs and will definitely look into it More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a lovely, quiet Inn a few hundred feet off the main highway. The inn is friendly and accommodating. In the room there is a microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot. Good wifi and comfortable. The inn also provides a cold item breakfast that is quite nice. It is about a mile walk to downtown Menlo Park with a great selection... More 

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RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Guests like you are a pleasure. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel (motel) is decent. It provides two bottles of free water, free parking, and free (but unreliable) WiFi. There is also a refrigerator and microwave. This is the second time I've stayed here this year. The unfortunate aspects are: 1) the walls are paper thin. I was up till 2 AM due to people outside at the pool area... More 

Thank TravelingRSVi
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

We will surely take note of your comments and will keep your inputs in mind to provide better accommodations for our guest . We regret that your stay with us is unsatisfactory to your expectations. Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Detroit, Michigan
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113 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Room was quiet and had a private patio. Shower and air conditioning were perfect. Coffee in morning with continental breakfast was excellent. Also coffee and cookies at night were a pleasure. Less than 20 minutes to Stanford.

Thank Michael K
RCIadmin, Front Office Manager at Red Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write a review. We do hope to see you on your next visit in the area. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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66 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I've never seen so many insects in a $230/night hotel. There was a spider in the bed and (one) silverfish on the floor. I travel and stay in hotels often enough to know this is unusual. No, I will not stay again.

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This hotel is a bit off the beaten path but only a 10 minute walk into town which was fine with me considering that the fantastic weather/temperature was perfect for a walk. My room was clean and the breakfast in the morning was perfect. I will definitely stay here the next time I'm in Menlo!

1 Thank Dawn G
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It is inspiring to know that you have pleasant stay with us. We look forward to your next stay . Thank you for staying with us ! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about Red Cottage Inn

Address: 1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Region: United States > California > Menlo Park
Price Range: ₹ 10,637 - ₹ 18,955 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Cottage Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Red Cottage Hotel Menlo Park
Red Cottage Menlo Park
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Menlo Park
#3 Family Hotel in Menlo Park
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I would stay on the 1st floor. I had room 117 - an ADA room - was even larger.”
 of 5 bubbles DEANAL892, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms above office, may have infestation”
 of 5 bubbles mountain820, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Get the suite if available. We did have a refrig, MW but it was rather crowded... Get the suite!”
 of 5 bubbles G529AYjenniferw, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Lower number rooms are closer to the parking area - but the property is small so this is really not an issue unless it's pouring rain.”
 of 5 bubbles MuseumMom57, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“to ensure Extra quiet, ask for rooms "beyond the pool"”
 of 5 bubbles joand338, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
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