I have stayed at the Mermaid Inn several times through out the year and have been content every single stay. The price for the rooms is well below that of neighboring hotels. The facility had seen several renovations of both rooms and exterior. Rooms 29 and 30 are gorgeously tiled and the wall painting while eco-friendly is also very soothing. The hotel is located on a main street (El Camino Real) for which some noise can be expected, however in their renovations they have installed double pane windows which reduce the noise. (This hotels is considered historic, as such it still has many of its original structure). Based on my frequent and long stays I can state it's well worth it for the prices offered. To begin, being that this business is family owned the lobby does close at 11pm, this hours are clearly stated on the website, as such arriving after this time will not guarantee check-in unless previously arranged. The rooms are non-smoking as the Mermaid Inn takes in many Stanford patients, this is a BIG plus. Being that the hotels is close to Stanford University, they do receive students particularly in June & September. While many are very respectful of the fact that there is Stanford patients residing, on occasion they receive a group of rowdy students and parents. The lobby has been renovated with a beautiful breakfast area which serve continental breakfast. The pool is a nice little addition during the summer. Parking is free and they recently started renting out bikes which is great for touring around the University. There is a Safeway located next door which is great for picking up a sandwich on the go as well as a Peet's and Starbucks located on both sides. Overall, my stays have been great, the staff are friendly an as accommodating within reason. Would definitely continue to stay here....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Lucent is a Mid-Century inspired hotel that embraces the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of Menlo Park and embodies the Silicon Valley experience of Work. Play. Connect. It's a place where like-minded individuals can meet for business, social activities and to network - just minutes away from the heart of Palo Alto and Stanford University. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mermaid Hotel Menlo Park