Thanks to the Cardinal Hotel. You have been very gracious to my family for the second time now - once during our reunion a few years ago and this time for my daughter's wedding. I really love it that there is a good old-fashioned hotel in town. The following is a short description of the hotel.
The rooms are smallish but very tastefully done and comfortable with large windows that overlook downtown Palo Alto and its civic plaza. The hotel has both rooms with ensuite bathrooms there are also rooms that use common bathrooms - in other words, there is something for multiple budgets.
The hallways are wide and bright with windows at each end and the ceilings much higher than the normal ceiling heights of today's buildings, very necessary since the hotel has no air conditioning although this is not needed in Palo Alto much except for a few weeks a year.
They have a beautiful lobby with comfortable old style furniture, and authentic old fashioned telephone switchboard and rotary phone, even a bank vault door because perhaps the building served other purposes in the past.
There is complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby which is not the usual weak variety you find in most hotels and there is internet in the mezzanine room for those who need to check their emails. Most of all, the place is so centrally located that if you need to visit Stanford or the downtown Palo Alto area, you can come in by Caltrain from SFO and walk to the hotel (3-4 short blocks) and be within walking distance of all the eateries and shops of the University Avenue area and a short shuttle ride to Stanford University.
They have a great wedding package for people who want to make this their wedding headquarters.
- 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