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Cardinal Hotel
Ranked #13 of 27 Hotels in Palo Alto
Reviewed 18 March 2005

From the smell of mold and mildew in the hallway, to the poorly lit, incredibly small bathroom, this hotel is well past it's prime. Adding insult to injury is an extremely front desk manager. I actually moved before spending one night. God only knows what the linens are like! Beware!!

  • Stayed: March 2005, travelled on business
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10  Thank gtmFt.Thomas
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Reviewed 28 July 2003

Fabulous location right in downtown Palo Alto, with a great lobby to sit in or meet guests. Rooms with a shared bath (clean, well-kept, and always available when I wanted it) are one of the best deals in Palo Alto.

8  Thank Back2Boston
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 August 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 May 2016
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  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 April 2016
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Stayed: April 2016
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Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Cardinal Hotel

Address: 235 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Price Range: £102 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cardinal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 59
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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