Rooms at The Keen are tiny, very reminiscent of Manhattan hotels, with enough room for a bed and a small desk & chair next to the bed. The desk surface is big enough for a laptop computer and that's about it. There are no dressers and no closet. There are, however, two drawers that pull out from under the bed. The bathrooms are also quite small, with no tubs. Sometimes, this is the only option among the often-crowded Palo Alto hotels, and it is fine for me, but my colleagues and I like to call it a W-style dorm room. It's good if you are alone, not too big a person and aren't staying for more than a couple of days. Otherwise, your suitcase would probably be too big to fit into the room. You can park on the street for free, which is usually pretty open later in the evening, and you are walking distance from all of downtown Palo Alto, which is wonderful. Service is friendly. Please note that since there are no closets, there is no place to hang things and you'll have to iron each outfit you wear each day. Make sure to grab an iron and ironing board from the front desk (they'll deliver it to you) and keep it in your room. They also offer free breakfast items and other snacks throughout the day. From what I've noticed, on the first floor, rooms on the left side of the hall are smaller than those on the right, though they're all quite small. Finally, the walls are pretty thin. I was sitting in bed working on my laptop and I could hear the phone conversation of the person in the next room, who was probably just on the other side of the wall.
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