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    Oak Motel Palo Alto

    4279 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4400
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    Overview
    • Excellent5%
    • Very good24%
    • Average16%
    • Poor21%
    • Terrible34%
    4 weeks ago
    “This place is a disater”
    21 Jul 2017
    “There are better options out there”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Room Service
    Bar/Lounge
    Multilingual Staff
    Business Centre
    Self-Serve Laundry
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 34 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Stay away from this criminal institution. Book, get sick they will charge you the fill price without mercy. Good luck trying to explain your situation to owners whose English is 2nd grade level. Try some other place for an inexpensive night in Palo Alto!

    Thank stephenmikesell
    Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

    This is not a very nice motel. In fact, it is in need of severe renovation. The room stank of a mixture of unpleasant odors. The carpeting was old and buckling and had holes in it. The walls and ceilings had numerous stains and I...More

    Thank jaltaman
    Response from Diana J, Owner at Oak Motel Palo AltoResponded 27 July 2017

    Cleanliness is extremely important to us, and it's a shame you had any reason to disagree. We appreciate the feedback and will keep your comments in mind going forward, though. Thank you, Oak Motel

    Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

    Good Afternoon: My Experience Here At The Oak Has Been VERY POSITIVE: Very Clean, Very Comfortable, Very Centrally Located. HOWEVER: housekeeping has been Cleaning the bathroom floor with (A Chemical or Chemicals) which Make the Bathroom Floor DANGEROUSLY SLIPPERY (even when Completely Dry). One evening...More

    Thank CANNON20172017
    Response from Diana J, Owner at Oak Motel Palo AltoResponded 3 June 2017

    Rich, we sincerely apologize for this, and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We'll definitely keep this in mind going forward. Other than that, we're thrilled you had a great stay. We'd love to have you back again sometime! Take care, Oak Motel

    Reviewed 23 May 2017

    Horrible smell in the "non-smoking" room, (mix of smoke and... pee? Moist?...Couldn't tell. I had no other choice as this place was the only one that had vacancies, I know why. Pretty dirty carpet, cigarette holes. Ok, there's a huge flat screen and free wifi,...More

    Thank Phil B
    Response from Diana J, Owner at Oak Motel Palo AltoResponded 27 May 2017

    Phil, it's a shame to hear your room wasn't up to our standards. Cleanliness is extremely important to us, and we'll look into this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you all the best. Take care, Oak Motel

    Reviewed 9 November 2016

    After visiting this place, I have been wondering how in the world can you give this place even 1 star, and I see 2 and 3 star reviews! Where have those people been? The room was old and yuck. I had a hard time sleeping....More

    Thank BrooklyniteLA
    Response from Diana J, Owner at Oak Motel Palo AltoResponded 14 November 2016

    Your comfort is always our top priority, and I really wish that had been your experience when you stayed with us. We'll be looking into your concerns right away, and we hope we get another chance in the future to welcome you back and provide...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room Service
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 100 - US$ 205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 39
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    • Palo Alto
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    Traveller (24)
    Room & Suite (9)
    Pool & Beach (2)
    Bathroom (8)
    Hotel & Grounds (5)
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    Room Tips
    "Avoid at all costs."
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    "There isn't one. There is no view. Just ask for something near your car, 1st floor."
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    "If you want a good room book somewhere else."
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    "Choose a room at the back of the hotel, away from main street."
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