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Toronto
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hotel with comfortable rooms, great shower, delicious breakfast and free wifi. Parking on premises and small gym. But the best part is the wonderful customer service. Everything was perfect.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We're happy that you had a nice visit and I will make sure to pass your kind words on to our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I stayed at Dinah's years ago before the advent of the many new chain hotels. They've done a great job remodeling the rooms. It is a hidden gem. Stay there! The suites are especially nice. The dining is superb!

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at Dinah's. We're glad that you enjoyed the hotel and The Poolside Restaurant and hope that your next visit will be soon. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We attended the USC vs Stanford game and all six of us wanted a light dinner. It was about 9 pm. With stop and go traffic, we saw the sign dinah's Poolside cafe. We were so happy with our meals. Suggest you do the same. The wait staff were friendly and attentive.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dinner at Poolside. Our chef, Gerry Naranjo, continues to come up with some wonderful new additions to our menu and we hope that you will stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner the next time you are in Palo Alto. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

Mountlake Terrace, Washington
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I grew up in this town and stay here when I come back to visit; comfortable clean rooms and beautiful landscaping; the breakfast and the restaurant was plentiful and great value; fast friendly service everywhere I went; will be staying here again in November.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings Carrie, Thank you for the kind words regarding your most recent trip to Dinah's. We're glad that you are getting the chance to visit your hometown and we look forward to seeing you in November. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

Sebastopol, United States
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a great hotel. The weekend rates are very reasonable especially for the area. I loved the Poolside Restaurant, good food, good service, great ambiance. There was no need to eat anywhere else. The room was spacious with very nice appointments. The bed was comfortable. The grounds with fountains, koi ponds and pool were very nice. The staff was...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Dinah's. We're glad you enjoyed the hotel and the Poolside Restaurant and hope you will be back in the very near future. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Our stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel surpassed all expectations. We had a gorgeous room with a patio overlooking the koi pond and all it's lush greenery. There were ducks, beautiful fish and tropical plants to enjoy as the soothing hum of water from fountains worked to keep the large sprawling pond fresh. When we opened the door for the first...

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We're very happy that we succeeded in providing the service and accommodations to make your trip to Palo Alto a pleasant one. Please do come visit us again when your travels bring you back to the area. Sincerely, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden...

Indianapolis, IN
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My husband and I stayed in a king-bed room during one of his business visits. What a fun place! The pool area was a real treat. Our room was really special sitting alongside a relaxing lagoon. We really liked the on-site restaurant for breakfast and lunch, but it wasn't the greatest option for dinner. It was packed in the evening...

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Dinah's. We're delighted that you had fun during your time with us and that we were able to be of help when your work related issues arose. Our live music at the restaurant is only on Thursday evenings from 6p to 9p, but we do apologize if it...

Auburn, California
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Hotel had beautiful grounds with fountains, koi pond, lagoon, etc. Very picturesque! Pool-side restaurant was quite nice. Indoor and outdoor seating, great food, adult beverages and relaxing atmosphere. Room was very spacious and clean. Nice bedding and super comfortable mattress. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Will definitely stay here again.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're so happy that you enjoyed the hotel and the restaurant and hope that your next trip to Dinah's will be in the very near future. Sincerely, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Dinah's Garden Hotel provided a perfect setting for our special wedding anniversary and vowel renewal with family. The wonderful staff helped us to arrange a small intimate family event in a gorgeous setting. In advance of the event they provided us with information and pictures about the facilities and use of a gazebo over beautiful lagoon. Our room faced the...

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. Your vowel renewal was a highlight for us this summer as well. We're so happy everything went well and hope that you will come to visit us again soon. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager

lompoc
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

What a gem! Traveling down the coast we stayed here one night and will definitely stay again. The rooms are large , clean and tastefully decorated. Nice touches such as fruit and chocolates, glass coffee cups and water glasses among others. Our granddaughter was welcomed with smiles and given fish food and duck food to feed the impressive koi and...

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your last stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and that you enjoyed your room and the Poolside Restaurant. Our resident ducks and koi fish already miss your granddaughter and we ALL hope that you will visit us again soon! Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated since 1957, Dinah’s Garden Hotel in Palo Alto is a lush oasis in Silicon Valley, and was voted “Best Hotel in Palo Alto!” Dinah’s is located near Stanford and the headquarters for the world’s leading businesses. We are California Green Certified and feature gardens, Koi-filled lagoons, well-appointed guestrooms, banquet facilities, two restaurants, and art from around the world. All 97 guestrooms and 32 suites are inspired by decorum from around the globe – creating environments that are both relaxing and productive. Visitors and locals alike love dining casually at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant or enjoying a first class meal at THE SEA by Alexander’s Steakhouse. Although Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a historic location, we hope you enjoy our modern amenities such as brand new 42” LED televisions, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and Business Center in the lobby. Come discover why we have been a destination creating a unique brand of hospitality for more than 55 years! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dinah's Garden Hotel

Address: 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4495
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: ₹ 9,518 - ₹ 32,529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dinah's Garden Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Hotel Dinahs Garden
Dinahs Garden Hotel
Dinahs Garden Palo Alto
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#1 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
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“Ask for a room that is close to or on the water”
 of 5 bubbles FlyTricoptera, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pool rooms are smaller, if you want a big room, stay in a outer buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles _kdahlcollins, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The suite was great - do check out location as some rooms are right on parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles 779NateB, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book the "Fountain Suite." Private Deck, Koi pond, fountain, Mallards abound. Couples or family.”
 of 5 bubbles Funandromance, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Exec Suites are truly awesome and really good value”
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