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Garden Court Hotel

520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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  • The Stanford Shopping Center
    1.3 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 22 October 2015
**5 Star Service and Accommodations** - Can't wait to return!
I am blown away by how great this hotel was - and it made our... more
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I am blown away by how great this hotel was - and it made our trip extra special. It was charming and yet luxurious at the same time. I found this hotel through TravelZoo when looking for hotels near the San Francisco area. I have to say that this is by far one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at...

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HoniNYC, It is with great pride in our team that I thank you for such a stellar review. Each detail you mentioned has been carefully and deliberately thought out with the hope that they are received so graciously by our guests. YOU have blown US away, THANK YOU!!!. We love what we do and do what we love. To...

Reviewed 20 October 2015

I had always seen the garden court hotel when driving along University Ave in Palo Alto and always thought how nice it would be to stay there. When the opportunity arose I called the hotel directly, at the last minute, hoping a room would be available. Andrea at guest services was wonderfully nice and very helpful. She put us in...

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BrianC, I am delighted that you made the decision to stay and that Andrea kicked off what was to be the beginning of a wonderful stay. I am even more pleased that you have experienced the same level of genuine and personalized service each time since. Thank you for sharing all of the comments about your experiences and I...

London
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This was a one night business visit. From the moment I arrived until the moment I left I felt they genuinely cared about my hotel experience. It was very personalised and the welcome was warm. I ate in the Al Fornaio restaurant which was good quality and good value.

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 58Martin, It is very nice to hear you received a warm welcome. I am delighted that the same genuine, warm personalized service was provided throughout your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards, Jeffery Phillips

Okemos
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

This place is really a 5 star boutique masquerading as a 4 star. It's visually stunning. It's up to date, spotless, roomy with a fabulous bathroom and bedding. Much much nicer then the Ritz in SF. It's right on University Ave. so there is much to see and do within walking distance. I even loved the little Italian cookies you...

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JayOkemos, It is thrilling to receive such high praise. It is acknowledgements like yours that truly attributes to the sense of purposeful pride in our team. Thank you!!! We look forward to your return. Warmest regards, Jeffery Phillips

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We attended a wedding last weekend in Palo Alto and this hotel was recommended by the bride & groom. Our room overlooked a courtyard and had a wonderful little balcony where we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable - especially the pillows! Our room was very quiet - and we were...

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

DearjulieSB2014, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Garden Court Hotel. Quiet, clean and comfortable rooms with nice, friendly and knowledgeable team members is our goal. Thank you for letting us know it is happening. Ice should be easy, Ice on speed dial needs a few improvements as mentioned. Best regards, Jeffery Phillips

San Jose, California
Reviewed 7 October 2015

PROS - Very comfortable bed - Great soaps / items in room - Excellent location, close proximity to lots of restaurants CONS - Disappointing service: - Parking is valet only and a bit expensive I was getting married in the Palo Alto area and was looking for a special place to stay for our wedding night. When I called to...

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CodyG5, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Thank you for being so gracious and sharing so many positive comments about your stay. It is absolutely heartbreaking to hear how we failed to prove you made the right choice.. So many opportunities to turn unpleasant situations around yet, we continued to miss the mark again and again and again. Only wonderful memories of your wedding...

Pebble Beach, CA
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The room and everything in it was elegant and excellent. Very comfortable bed. Service was prompt and friendly. I would stay again and recommend it to others. I was given a special rate because the Garden Court is a sponsor of the Athena Award winners group, going back 25+ years. Many thanks to Jeffrey.

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear stypula, More appropriately<> Dear Goddess, only Elegance and Excellence for you. Garden Court Hotel proudly supports Athena International and the extraordinary accomplishments of Women in business that it celebrates. Warm regards, Jeffery Phillips

San Carlos, California
Reviewed 28 September 2015

very nice place. it is a boutique hotel, so it does not have a pool and may not be for young children but very nice place for adults. Downtown Palo Alto have a lot of food and shops to make most foodies very happy

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I look forward to business trips to Palo Alto in large part because we stay here. The staff is great, the rooms are beautiful, the amenities are wonderful and the setting is picturesque! The price was also reasonable. I would highly recommend staying here.

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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I spend a lot for business and spend time in hotels - this is truly a place that stands apart. The rooms are well appointed and spacious, mine had a separate Tv viewing area and a little balcony. Everything, from bedding to toiletries is high class, and staff is extremely helpful, professional, friendly. They do night turn in service and...

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Jeffery P, General Manager at Garden Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Farm456, We are thrilled to hear that Garden Court truly stands apart. Thank you for acknowledging the details, each have been carefully chosen and it is the best compliment. As an experienced traveler, your perspective is highly regarded. Looking forward to your return. warmest regards, Jeffery

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Garden Court Hotel and Event Venue rated in 2014 - Four Stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Located in downtown Palo Alto's tree lined streets this luxury boutique hotel offers 62 guestrooms and suites. Ideal for business travelers, meetings in Silicon Valley, leisure guests exploring the area and brides looking for a romantic wedding. With contemporary chic design, charm, luxurious amenities, attention to detail, spectacular location and privacy this ultimate urban retreat is amazing! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Court Hotel

Address: 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: ₹ 22,657 - ₹ 64,628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Garden Court Palo Alto
Hotel Garden Court
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
#1 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palo Alto
#4 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
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“really, any room; however, if possible avoid rooms facing Cowper Street.”
 of 5 bubbles JeffS674, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room with a courtyard view”
 of 5 bubbles R1570EFVik, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Very clean and very up to date with the amenities!”
 of 5 bubbles jpirotta83, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If a bathtub is important to you make sure to ask for one.”
 of 5 bubbles CathyLen, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great rooms overlooking the courtyard with balconies”
 of 5 bubbles LDGK90, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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