This is a small hotel in a converted 3-storey commercial building just off Palo Alto's lively University Avenue. It seems to have been freshly renovated - public areas and rooms were bright and clean. Decorated in a generic modern boutique hotel style, there's nothing to offend one's taste (but nothing to get too excited about either).
Staff were very friendly and some were enthusiastically eager to be of assistance. Housekeeping staff displayed the traits of a well-run hotel with smiling greetings and courtesy.
Rooms are compact, tidy, and minimalist, with emphasis on a comfortable queen bed with nice bedding. The modern packaged air conditioner in the ceiling over the bed was quiet and effective with a digital thermostat.
A number of the rooms don't have a view and get their light and air from light wells - the hotel is built to the property lines between two other buildings. Our room's window had translucent glass - nice light at the right time of day and only a glimpse view of a neighbouring parking lot - this is an internally-focussed experience. This isn't a problem as the hotel is only a half block from plenty of restaurants and cafes and a pleasant promenade down University Avenue.
Crisply planned bathroom (shower only) with interesting LED and halogen lighting. A space-saving curtain between room and bathroom provides visual but no acoustic privacy.
You park your own car - there's a free municipal lot almost next door which works for evenings and weekends, otherwise it's got a 2 hour limit.
All in all a good experience from a straightforward small hotel that provides a clean. simple and comfortable accommodation with just enough boutique hotel style.
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