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“Clean room, good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Comfort Inn Palo Alto

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Comfort Inn Palo Alto
Ranked #21 of 27 Hotels in Palo Alto
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Clean room, good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

In general, I am always hesitant to book hotels with external room entrances, although many in this location are similar. I found the price to be quite comparable and the rooms were clean. In general it was quiet, although there was some noise from the neighboring room. My only negative was the shower, as there was very little water pressure. Other than that, I was very pleased and would stay here again should my travels take me to Palo Alto.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

I had a pretty nice time at the Comfort Inn, Palo Alto. The hotel is located close to Stanford and Palo Alto transit stop. If you want to visit the city, take a No.22 bus and then a Caltrain to San Francisco. The bus station right in front of the hotel. There's a Starbucks just 2 mins away and there are several other restaurants and convenient stores as well. The complimentary breakfast can be a lot better. The rooms are clean. The front desk was extremely helpful. I really enjoyed my stay here :)

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sonoma County, California
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101 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

In for a Stanford workshop, we found this was close by and surprisingly inexpensive compared with other lodgings. It is an older building, so rooms are small, yet fit all the usual conveniences, such as micro-wave. The wifi worked fine for us. The place was up to Comfort Inn cleanliness.

Unfortunately the room walls are not up to contemporary building, so I could hear the next person on the phone. There is a clumsily built ramp on the second floor over a hump with a too narrow step alongside. As a result people rolling carts made excess noise. The bed was okay but not up to comfort of latest Comfort lodgings, and all the pillows were too thick, no variety. And the heater thermostat was off, much hotter than the setting.

Room Tip: Upstairs toward the back. With this being an older building, I wouldn't want a downstairs room...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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I liked the location of the hotel and the rate was relatively good for the area. Basic motel set up with two floors surrounding the parking lot. Rooms size are not large, but clean and contain coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave with a large TV. Requested a quiet room and received one. WiFi is free, but unstable (was always logging in) and I liked the adjustable shower height. Only problem was service. Surely front desk clerk, maid did not clean my room (I was there two nights).

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The hotel was conveniently located near Stanford for a conference I was attending. The room was clean and the Internet worked well. My only issue was that to be able to use my corporate credit card to check in I was told I had to have someone in my business office fax the front desk that I was authorized to use the card. That was an inconvenient request and one I had never heard before. I ended up using my personal card to pay for the room even though the room was reserved with the corporate card. The beginning of my stay, therefore, did not start well.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, PA
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is a modest motel we stayed in, along with many other parents, the night before our daughter was to move into her dormitory at Stanford for the start of the academic year. Rooms at this location can be had for a little over $100 at other times, but the demand for rooms at this particular time caused the rate to soar to $170., which is more than it's worth. I don't know how far from Stanford you need to get for the rates to be unaffected by the student calendar.
Yes, it's about supply and demand, but it's annoying to see rates go up so much.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Oakland, California
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113 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

I had to find a hotel near my car repair shop, so I stopped here, based on the Comfort brand. The room was fine and Internet access good. But $170 for a night? A terrible value. Breakfast looked unappetizing -- I didn't bother with it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Comfort Inn Palo Alto

Property: Comfort Inn Palo Alto
Address: 3945 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3319
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Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 27 Hotels in Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn Palo Alto 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Join the Comfort Inn Stanford University in Palo Alto, a convenient, family and pet friendly Northern California coastal hotel near San Jose Airport, Stanford Shopping, and Paramount's Great America, for exciting West Coast getaways. ... more   less 
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