I am writing a review of The Cardinal Hotel In Palo Alto for two reasons. First, I was very surprised to read the few negative reviews of the hotel - a criticism I truly do not understand - and I want to offer some observations which are I feel are more balanced, more accurate, and more reflective of what most people experience when they stay there. Second, after more than a decade of visiting Palo Alto and always staying at the Cardinal, I want to express my deep appreciation publicly for the fine service and excellent facilities I have enjoyed at this hotel during both brief and extended stays.
When I was in the process of moving to Palo Alto three years ago, I stayed at The Cardinal for several months while I searched for a permanent residence in the area. During this time, I was continually impressed with the high quality of service - especially the daily care of my room - with the friendliness and helpfulness of the people who manned the front desk, and with the reputation which the hotel enjoys as one of Palo Alto unique institutions, combining “old world” charm with contemporary value and service. And I especially enjoyed the convenience of staying in a location which is both in downtown Palo Alto and which is easy walking distance from Stanford University.
On the basis of this particular experience, as well as many one and two night stays at The Cardinal over the past ten years, I confidently recommend - in fact, strongly urge - any one I know who is visiting Palo Alto to stay at The Cardinal Hotel. It’s a wonderful hotel at a wonderful price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Old World charm in vibrant downtown Palo Alto. Built in 1924, the Cardinal was Palo Alto’s premiere Hotel. Today the ambiance remains; the gracious lobby still provides a delightful glimpse of Old Palo Alto. Enjoy the hotel’s warm atmosphere and proximity to world class dining, shopping and Stanford University. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cardinal Hotel Palo Alto