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    Cardinal Hotel

    235 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
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    • Average9%
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    “shared bath” (18 reviews)
    “ceiling fan” (11 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Comfortable and clean shared bath style room. The shared bath and toilet are clean. Convenient business center. Perfect downtown location. And it is a very beautiful hotel!! Great memories of my two-week trip in CA.More

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

    Greetings! Everyone at Cardinal Hotel is delighted that we were able to be a part of making your California trip memorable! There's something magical about the hotel, our history and our bustling downtown Palo Alto location. Thank you for sharing your kind sentiments. I hope...More

    Reviewed 15 August 2017

    The Cardinal is hands down THE place in Palo Alto: historic building located in the heart of downtown, with the friendliest staff and wonderful rooms!...What more to like? In the mornings I love to have a cappuccino in the delightful Bistro Maxine, where the hotel...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

    Greetings Jeremy, I am so appreciative of your top notch review! Your recommendation means a great deal to us. Our team of hospitality experts, our history and location are certainly all highlights. I'm so happy you enjoyed Bistro Maxine for breakfast and the Parisian style,...More

    Reviewed 5 August 2017

    Right in the action, nice period hotel. I had a good big room, nice en suite. Internet was Ok, and was free. Bed comfie. Breakfast a bit restricted in choice, at the neighbouring cafe, but the cooked option was OK, if I stayed again- which...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 6 August 2017

    Hello NZJonS! "Right in the action" - couldn't sum up a stay at Cardinal Hotel any better. Our location is perfectly suited for most every traveler wanting to experience the thrill of downtown Palo Alto. Right off University Avenue, walking distance to Stanford University and...More

    Reviewed 1 August 2017

    I stayed at the Cardinal for three nights this past weekend. The Hotel was clean, comfortable and a great price for the area. I found the desk staff to be very accommodating and quick to help. This is a historic hotel, so certain things are...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 6 August 2017

    Warm greetings Dorothy, I truly appreciate both your insight and recommendation of our hotel. The hotel is historic indeed, I always say that taking a ride in our "old school" elevator is like stepping back in time. Hard to believe Cardinal Hotel has been here...More

    Reviewed 31 July 2017

    Many small cozy rooms with big windows. Shared bathrooms are well maintained. Beautiful historic building that well cared for. The place is full of charm and simplified comfort. Personally think it is pricey (room, breakfast), but that may be more a function of the pricey...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 6 August 2017

    Greetings V3936SZchristined, We are so glad you stayed here! "Beautiful historic building" and "Cozy rooms with big windows" are a great way to capture the feeling of a stay at Cardinal Hotel. Couldn't agree more. I also agree that Palo Alto can be on the...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
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    • Price range
    • US$134 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
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    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 59
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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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    "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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    "Sometimes there maybe a party in one of the nearby restaurants or bars.Ramona street side was quiet for us."
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