My mother and I recently spent 2 weeks driving the California coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles and back. When preparing for this trip I spent many hours on this site reviewing accommodations knowing that tripadvisor never steers me wrong. I can honestly say that the reviewers have once again come through for me - every single hotel/motel/inn I booked was amazing.
The Zen Hotel was our last stop of the trip. We spent 2 days here and enjoyed every minute of it. A couple of points:
Booking: I booked online; it was quick and easy.
Check-in/Check out: Quick and easy; staff was professional, friendly and more than willing to answer any questions that we had re: dining options or traffic on the 101 the morning of our departure.
Lobby: Clean; welcoming. Free newspapers each morning as well as a great assortment or coffees and teas available.
Breakfast: Much more than a standard continental. There were hot foods available (eggs, bacon, hash browns, oatmeal) as well as fruit, cereal, and breads. Breakfast staff was also attentive making sure food was well stocked and tables were cleaned quickly.
Rooms: We were very impressed by the rooms. Nicely decorated; beds were the most comfortable ones we had on the trip; linens were comfy. Nice flat screen TV with lots of channels. Mini-fridge in the room as well as complimentary water. Bath and Body Works shampoo/conditioner/body lotion and soap.
Parking: We had a ground floor room and were able to park right in front; parking was free.
Miscellaneous: There is a nice patio area where you can sit and read the paper (or just relax).
Overall, would definitely recommend to others and would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Silicon Valley, The Zen Hotel offers daily full hot breakfast buffet that includes freshly made smoothies, Peet's and Santa Cruz Organic coffees, Mighty Leaf teas, sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs and much more. L'occitane toiletries and free true high speed Internet are standard in all guestrooms. Minutes away from Stanford University, Shoreline Amphitheater and tech companies such as HP, Facebook and Google; The Zen Hotel offers great value and is a fantastic choice for business and leisure travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Townhouse Hotel Palo Alto