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Cardinal Hotel

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All reviewsshared bathcity hallceiling fanvintage hoteleuropean stylebeautiful lobbyexcellent locationwithin walking distanceaffordable hotelheart of downtownold schoolstanford universitywifi worked wellenjoyed my stayminute walkcentral locationrestaurants and bars
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Step back in time and enjoy the relaxed and superbly maintained family owned hotel. Affordable for silicon valley. Location amazing, near Stanford and the heart of University avenue, Restaurants, theater and even a park across the street by city hall. Rooms equipped with whats needed...More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 9 November 2017

Greetings, evad662! Thank you for choosing to spend the occasion with us! Your experience really captures the essence of what we strive to provide at Cardinal Hotel - a blend of old world luxury with modern Silicon Valley amenities. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Have been there my second time. I really can recommend this hotel as your base during your visit in Silicon Valley and Palo Alto. Good internet and business center. Friendly and helpful staff. Coupa Café just next to the hotel.More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Stefan, Thank you for your return trip! We have a complimentary and robust library/business center, I'm happy it suited to your needs as a business traveler. We are always delighted when guests share such top notch experiences. Your loyalty and recommendation means so much...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

A lovely historic hotel. Very clean, great staff. I booked a room that included a private bath and breakfast in the morning. It was perfect. The room and the bedding were both very comfortable and breakfast at Cafe Maxine was absolutely perfect. I only stayed...More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 November 2017

Greetings, We're thrilled to hear we've "proved perfect" for you! On behalf of the whole team we would like to thank you for your kind review. The complimentary breakfast at Bistro Maxine is included in all of the rooms with a Private Bath - the...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Good value for money. Terrific location. Staff most friendly and attentive. Spotlessly clean. Very comfortable. Sharing a bathroom and toilet "different" - NOT the end of the world, but could be interesting at "rush hour".More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 November 2017

Warm welcome, hcr673! We're happy to have been your pleasant surprise! I always tell our guests Cardinal Hotel feels like a hidden gem in Palo Alto. While we have traditional rooms with a Private Bath, the "European" style Shared Bath option allows us to welcome...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

The overall impression of the Cardinal is positive - It is beautiful! However, the breakfast restaurant has super-slow service and if you are planning to be out of the hotel within an hour of breakfast starting, there is no point in trying to have breakfast,...More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Sofiea, Thank you for the review! "a feeling of travelling back in time without forcing you to give up the modern have to's" really captures the essence of what we strive to provide at Cardinal Hotel. I will pass along your positives and critiques,...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Concierge
Self-Serve Laundry
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US$ 134 - US$ 169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 134 - US$ 169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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27 July 2016|
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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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"2nd floor is easier to get to with your bag"
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"Make sure to book rooms with restrooms away from the backside if you MUST stay here."
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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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