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Country Inn
Ranked #13 of 27 Hotels in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2013

I booked this motel directly, it costs $110+tax for a 2 double bed, and $120+tax for a queen bed with sitting area. This was my only stay in a non-franchised place in recent years, but the experience was one of the best. Clean rooms and higher end bathroom, which far exceeds 2-star motel standard. The location was great with easy public transportation and right on El Camino. This motel also has a very nice garden and big trees. The breakfast was good, they serve pre-packed pastry, good coffee, can juice, and fresh fruits. The owners I believe are an old couple, they seemed to have some attitude, but I know myself would be 10 times worse at their age, so it doesn't bother me at all. I highly recommend this motel.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Because we have regular medical appointments. at Stanford Clinic, we often find ourselves staying overnight in Palo Alto before driving home to Monterey. One day we stopped and checked out all the motels on El Camino from Stanford to San Antonio Blvd. (motel row). Country Inn had them all beat for value received - very nice atmosphere, comfort, cleanliness, safety and friendly responsive staff. The park like garden is especially beautiful and the magnificent, spreading camphor tree in front is a landmark. We have never been disappointed staying here.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank Lee Ann H
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed there 1 nite and found that room 10 was 80' n the room and no air , but needed a little more cleaning mould in the shower growing they had redoned but it still needed help ,the front desk lady has a attidude I ask her where something was and she wouldn't even help me the motel maids help me , wouldn't stay there again !!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Hate to do this for selfish reasons...would love to keep this one for ourselves, but...our stay was excellent. Clean, beautifully maintained, friendly, convenient to everything in San Fran due to the public transportation. We didn't have to drive to the sights.
Great place!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

We truly enjoyed our stay at this motel. As frequent visitors to Palo Alto we decided to take a risk and stay at a different more affordable place. We were pleasantly surprised at the accomadations, clean, comfortable and quiet. We would definitely stay here again. The only draw back was the lack of a refrigerator in room.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

This was our second time at the motel. Love this motel. Very clean. Made me feel at home. The beds are very comfortable. The management was very charming and helpful. They do a very good job with keeping the place nice and clean. Near Stanford and university street.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

My husband and I are both 76, from WA State, who are former owners of a 16 room hotel that was build in 1937, so we really admired what the owners of the Country Inn have done to keep a period motel up to date. Although the motel is located on El Camino, a major thoroughfare, the park like front garden with hugh trees make El Camino disappear and the new windows keep out the traffic noise. There is cable TV, free WiFi, A/C, fenced in pool area, BBQs available, lawn furniture in the front garden, free off-street parking, it is pristinely clean and there is hardly a dead flower on the many rose bushes around the pool. We loved the place and the price, which is right!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Janet H
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Additional Information about Country Inn

Address: 4345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Price Range: £112 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palo Alto Country Inn was built in 1954 along the El Camino Real, the main thoroughfare of that time. Shaded by large trees and surrounded by orchards, travelers would stay here when visiting Stanford University or the city of San Francisco. Founded by Italian immigrants, the Cesano family took care to provide excellent service, and clean, well-maintained rooms for their guests. Many became good friends as they made the Country Inn their home away from home. Today, the inn lies at the heart of a busy Silicon Valley. Destinations such as Google, Yahoo, Apple, Stanford and many Bay Area attractions are within easy reach. Although the surroundings may have changed, the Cesano children and grandchildren have carried on the traditions of providing an affordable and comfortable place to stay. The staff and the accommodations continue to earn the trust of returning clientele and the rave reviews of new visitors. Some special features of the Country Inn are the lovely garden patio that greets you as you arrive, the pool area with available barbeques and ample patio furniture, rooms with kitchens, free wi-fi, and consistently friendly service. At the Country Inn you will find all of the modern conveniences as well as enjoy the warmth and welcome of a quaint inn of days gone by. Please consider us as your hosts on your next trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Country Hotel Palo Alto
Country Motel Palo Alto
Country Inn Palo Alto
Palo Alto Country Inn

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