On the plus side, the hotel was clean.
On the minus side: the hotel is in an extremely inconvenient location, where you have to go though a security checkpoint to get in. There is no food except breakfast on weekends, and no food after 2pm during the week. Almost every restaurant in the area refuses to deliver to this hotel, and the few that do have very limited delivery hours or charge a $20 minimum. The walls are paper thin and I could hear everything my neighbor did all night. Taxis have large delays for entry due to the security, and the shuttle is unreliable. The front desk staff seems to consider it a personal affront if you ask them a question. All in all, this was one of the worst hotels I have had the misfortune to stay in, in the USA -- and I typically stay in low-end budget chains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stanford Guest House is an impeccably designed and well-appointed property located in the picturesque foothills of Palo Alto. Whether you’re visiting our beautiful campus, conducting research at the internationally renowned SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, or caring for a loved one at the Stanford Medical Center, we make it our number one priority to provide first-class accommodations for the duration of your stay with us.No facility is better equipped to anticipate and address the needs of Stanford clientele than the only hotel owned and operated by Stanford University. Our exclusive lodgings boast one-of-a-kind art and photography highlighting the Nobel prize-winning research conducted at SLAC and, as part of the Stanford family, our staff members are uniquely equipped to help you plan your campus experience.We take great pride in serving the Cardinal community and very much look forward to your next visit. ... more less