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“Very nice, if old and run down, a great bargain hideaway”
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Red Cottage Inn
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Menlo Park
Petaluma, California
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
“Very nice, if old and run down, a great bargain hideaway”
Reviewed 15 May 2005

We were looking for a one night getaway and chose the Red Cottage Inn & Suites for our visit to Menlo Park. It was lovely. The old motel is in a wonderful floral setting with pool and fountains. There are trees and flowers everywhere. The room was large and every room has a small patio with a private area. We had a table and chairs outside with some small greenery.

The king bed was very comfortable, and the room included a large refrigerator, microwave, desk, CD player, video player and of course TV. The marble bathroom was nice. Nothing out of the ordinary there. The closet was huge in the entry way. Includes a nice breakfast. We stayed for only $109. We may go back as we fell in love with Menlo Park and had an outstanding dinner in Los Gatos at La Fondue. Suites have jacuzzis in room.

High end shopping only minutes away at the Stanford shopping mall. It fit our needs entirely. Plus, and this is most important - very very quiet. Although it has seen it's day, it is lovely.

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Petaluma, CA
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Reviewed 29 November 2004

The website for the Red Cottage made me think it would be a cute garden motel. In reality, the room was nothing like the pictures (the lightbulbs in two lamps and in the bathroom didn't work, and there was a large iron burn in the carpet as well). There were no flowers around any of the patios, and the place just seemed neglected. On the up-side, there was little traffic noise since it is off the main drag, and the prices were great for the area. I would not recommend it to anyone though.

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Reviewed 14 October 2004

The Red Cottage is not a 3 star hotel. It is older and pretty basic. The pictures of the rooms are not the rooms you get. Maybe the suites are remodeled but the regular rooms show their age. The room is clean but walls are a bit thin so the morning trains and the vacum cleaner can be heard. The bathroom mirror only extends to 5'9 so you have to duck if you are taller.

Thank ahunton
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Reviewed 5 August 2003

My wife and I stayed at the Red Cottage Inn & Suites in August 2003 and just wanted to say that it was great.. My room feautured a DVD player and so many amenities at such a great price that I was amazed.. The staff was personable and extremely helpful with getting my directions and tips for restaurants in the area.

I hope this helps..

Jeff and Peg

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Property: Red Cottage Inn
Address: 1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94027-4127
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Region: United States > California > Menlo Park
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Menlo Park
#3 Business Hotel in Menlo Park
#3 Family Hotel in Menlo Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Cottage Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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