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    Cardinal Hotel

    235 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    Overview
    • Excellent42%
    • Very good39%
    • Average10%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    “shared bath” (16 reviews)
    “ceiling fan” (10 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Business Centre
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    Self-Serve Laundry
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 192 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This is an old hotel that has been redone, probably several times. This version is centrally located. The staff are excellent. Not all rooms have baths, which some find a bit disconcerting. Also, some rooms can be a bit noisy.More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 3 days ago

    Greetings LeFrondeur, Thank you for another great review! I agree, our downtown location is unbeatable and one of our biggest assets. Our staff certainly is another, we strive to go above and beyond to make every guest feel like Cardinal Hotel is their "home away...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The location is great..lots of options for restaurants and shops. Parking however is a bit of a drag, since there's only street parking and or purchase parking space at the city hall. NO A/C but we had a nice window :).. much older hotel with...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Anna, First, thank you so much for sharing your experience with your fellow travelers. I agree about our top notch location and charm. We are right in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, close to Stanford and all of the wonderful restaurants, bars, shops...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Great hotel. The price is a steal if you go for the shared bathroom/shower option. I never had an issue with all of the options being occupied when I wanted to use them. The location is great too. It's close to several grocery stores and...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Jacob, We appreciate you taking the time to share your review. We are so proud of the hotel and find the location suits most every traveler's wants and needs. University avenue, just a block away, is bustling with some of the best restaurants, shops...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The hotel has a convenient location in downtown Palo Alto. There is ample parking available on the streets and in the municipal garages. Beds are very comfortable and rooms and bathrooms are very clean. Breakfast is served in a very nice bistro.More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Greetings Russian Visitors! My most genuine thanks for your review and comments about Cardinal Hotel. I am delighted that you found our accommodations to be so clean and comfortable. We truly love our hotel and take the greatest pride in maintaining it. It's hard to...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The Cardinal Hotel in Palo Alto is a really nice hotel situated perfectly for visiting Stanford University or exploring Palo Alto. The hotel ambience and atmosphere is great and the hotel and rooms have been refurbished with great respect to the hotels history and past....More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Greetings, I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful visit and enjoyed exploring Palo Alto. We are surrounded by so many of the best restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood. Be sure to ask the front desk for a list of "our favorite things"...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 134 - US$ 281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 59
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    • Palo Alto
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    • Cardinal Hotel Palo Alto
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    Paul K
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    Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
    There is an elevator right by the registration desk. However, I do not recall rooms on the first floor. Also, you will want to call to check for an accessible entrance. I am remembering stairs at the two entrances.
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    "rooms that face the inner courtyard were quiet at night"
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    "Request a room with en suite bathroom. Higher floors have less street noise."
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    "Sometimes there maybe a party in one of the nearby restaurants or bars.Ramona street side was quiet for us."
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    "insist that you are not on the alley"
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