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4.6 out of 5

"Fantastic property, staff and perfect location to Stanford and all Bay Area amenities " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 04 Aug 2019

Hotel Description

4-star Colonial hotel near Stanford Shopping Center

In suburbs

Stay at this Menlo Park hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Stanford Shopping Center and 2 miles (3 km) of Stanford University Medical Center. Also, Stanford University is within 2 miles (3 km) and Facebook Campus is within 6 miles (10 km).

Business services

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 162 guestrooms boast modern comforts like LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. 24-hour room service, coffee/tea makers, and down comforters are also available.

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$144* Per night/room Feb 6 - Feb 7

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Partial View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Partial View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Stanford Park Hotel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Stanford Park Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (3)
5 out of 5
Fantastic property, staff and perfect location to Stanford and all Bay Area amenities

Posted by on Aug 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 6, 2019 by ltanaka

Thank you so much for your amazing feedback and I am so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I may of any assistance to you. Warmly, Lyle

3 out of 5
The price was too high for what we got. And $20.00 added to our bill for amenities. Sense when do 500.00 rooms charge for shampoo etc.

Posted by on May 14, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 20, 2019 by Pete S.

I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. We certainly want all of our guests to perceive value in their stay. The amenity fee is packaged to avoid the typical a la carte fees charged by hotels, thus eliminating the feeling of being “nickel and dimed”. The guest room amenities inclusive of the water and snacks are complimentary, The amenity fee includes parking and valet, Wifi, house car service within 3 miles of the hotel and many other goods and services. Thank you for sharing your experience, it will help us find ways to provide a better understanding to our guests!

4 out of 5
Loved the courtyard. Hated the incline in the hallway to our room.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 20, 2019 by Pete S.

I am so glad that you enjoyed the courtyard. it is so lovely this time of year! I am sorry to see that the hallway to your room was not to your liking. We only have one area in the guest room hallways that has an incline, please let us know when you visit next and we will assist in finding a room that is a great fit for a wonderful stay. We are here for you and always want our guests to be happy!

4 out of 5

Favorite place to stay

Pros: Courtyard dining, close to Stanford University and shopping center Front desk service was excellent
Cons: On the second day of our stay, the bathroom smells like a public bathroom, this is after housekeeping service
Location: Downtown Palo Alto was very energizing, although parking was a challenged
This hotel has a lot of history for my husband and I. We come here at least once a year almost always during winter time. This is the first time we've been in summer. The hotel was remodeled and updated but kept it's traditional theme (which we like). The front desk service was excellent, our room was even upgraded!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 17, 2016 by Pete S. - Director of Rooms

Dear Traveler, Thank you for joining us for another visit and for your loyalty to the property. It is fantastic that we have become your favorite place to stay, that is such a tremendous compliment. I will pass along your kind comments to the staff and look forward to welcoming you back for another visit in the future. With Warmest Regards, Pete

5 out of 5
Hotel clerk went out of his way to find me a Wall Street Journal even though it was 10:30 PM. Hotel is close to Stanford, the shopping center, and The Oasis.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 10, 2016 by Pete S. Director of Rooms

Dear Traveler, Thank you for the great review and sharing your insight. I am so happy to see that one of our valued associates went out of his way to meet your needs. We always strive to provide excellent service and your feedback is such a great sentiment to be able to share with the team. With Warmest Regards, Pete Sylvester, Director of Rooms

5 out of 5

Nice quaint throw back hotel

Simply stated my stay with wife and kids at this hotel was amazing. The staff was welcoming, the rooms were clean, and the entire environment was classy. Others mentioned a train nearby but it wasn't often and it never bothered me. I would love to stay here again.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

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Jun 27, 2016 by Pete

Dear Jim, It was such a pleasure to read your review, thank you for your kind words. I am so excited to share your feedback with the team at the hotel, it really means a great deal to them. We hope to welcome you back soon! With Warmest Regards, Pete

5 out of 5

The hotel was close to Stanford.

Pros: Everything !
Cons: ?
Location: There is shopping, close to freeways and very close to Stanford University.
The entire stay at this hotel was wonderful. The staff was friendly and helpful, including the restaurant staff. The grounds were beautiful and the courtyard was relaxing.

Posted by on May 30, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 8, 2016 by Pete S - Director of Rooms

Thank you for the high marks and the great review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit, there really is a lot of fun stuff to do in the area. I will pass along your wonderful feedback to the team, they always enjoy hearing that they made a warm and lasting impression. Have a wonderful day! Pete

5 out of 5

Perfect location for Stanford Football.

Hotel was outstanding. Everything from the location to comfort of the bed was perfect.

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 21, 2015 by Patrick

Greetings Traveler, Thank you for your review and great comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Go Cardinals! Patrick

5 out of 5

Excellent hotel, clean, luxurious and quiet

Pros: Luxurious, quiet and very clean rooms with all the amenities.
Cons: Breakfast service can be improved, suggest more staff
Location: Location is excellent, very near to Stanford University, large shopping center and excellent restaurants.
The hotel is close to Stanford University, the large shopping center and surprisingly quiet for being just off of El Camino Real. The in-house restaurant feels quickly, the overflow breakfast service in the adjacent bar area is slow and needs improvement but the food is excellent. High recommend this hotel. Definitely stay there again if the price is good.

Posted by , from California on Oct 12, 2015

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5 out of 5

Unpretentious Five star on my list!

Pros: Everything! but most of all - the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, the service, the food - all of it!
Cons: nothing! keep up the great atmosphere...
Location: Although it is a university spot - there are wonderful restaurants for "gourmands" and older adults - and the Stanford Mall is for everyone!.
From the reception desk, to the many amenities the service and attentiveness of the staff, this hotel (in my opinion) is the best in the Stanford/Palo Alto area. I lived in Los altos for over 18 years, so I met guest staying at all/different hotels in the area - the Stanford Park Hotel ranks tops! This is not a place where you will get overpriced room service, snobbish staff, and poor food service - this is Northern California at its best - understated, comfortable, sophisticated but unpretentious. My sister and I had a wonderful time - and we did not even partake of all the amenities offered- but even when we wanted to have a relaxed time in one of the patios, we were offered water and the staff made sure we were comfortable! - all very un-obtrusively.

Posted by , from Moorpark, CA on Jul 2, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 11, 2015 by Patrick

Dear Myriam, A wonderful review, thank you! Your experience is what we want to offer every guest and it is so gratifying to know we are headed in the right direction. Please let me know when you are visiting again so I may welcome you and say hello. Appreciatively, Patrick

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from May 21 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast
  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

As a guest of Stanford Park Hotel, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and limo/town car service are available. A library, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Stanford Park Hotel. Self parking and valet parking are free. This Colonial Menlo Park hotel is smoke free.

  • 162 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1984
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Airport: San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) (32.5 km / 20.2 mi)
  • Train station: Menlo Park Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Stanford Park Hotel offers 162 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature down comforters. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Menlo Tavern - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay free - 4
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Park Stanford
  • Stanford Hotel
  • Stanford Park Hotel Menlo Park
  • Stanford Park Hotel
  • Stanford Park Menlo
  • Stanford Park Menlo Park
  • Hotel Stanford Park
  • Stanford Park
  • Stanford Park Hotel Hotel
  • Stanford Park Hotel Menlo Park
  • Stanford Park Hotel Hotel Menlo Park

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.