The hotel looks like a standard business hotel from the outside, but I found it very pleasant on an 8-day business stay. The pool was a relief, often I was the only person in it, and it is quite large. Word of caution to those with small children - it is 11 feet deep at one end. There was never any issue of finding a lounger exactly where I wanted.
The rooms are fairly standard, with good (but noisy) aircon. The 'fridge was useful. The TV controls were laborious, taking 6 clicks to get to a TV channel.
If you are working, bring your mouse-mat because the desk is covered in a sheet of glass (modern mice don't like that). The WiFi was fast enough for my needs, reliable, and connected seamlessly each day (I only had to enter the password once).
Room service was quick and accurate. The food was good quality, but the menu could do with a few more choices - I tried every one. Disappointingly the restaurant menu was not much different. There are several restaurants around for variety.
Most certainly this hotel's best asset is its staff. It is no use naming individuals, they are all cheerful, helpful, and efficient. In particular the shuttle drivers always did their best to get me to my destination on time, and knew the area well. Take note of that shuttle, it takes you within 5 miles of the hotel for free. There is only one vehicle, so make sure you book it in advance (times on the half-hour).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover all that Silicon Valley has to offer at the beautiful and comfortable Crowne Plaza CabaÃ±a Hotel & Resort. You will find legendary comfort and modern luxury at one of the most premiere locations in Palo Alto. Affordable elegance and hospitality are waiting for you. After spending a full day browsing Palo Alto s charming boutiques, art galleries, and Stanford University, only 2.5 miles away, retreat to one of our 194 guest rooms decorated with casual Californian elegance and superb views of the peninsula or of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Guests will experience the height of relaxation with our Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage Program, which includes: Comfortable New Beds, Sleep Amenities, and Guaranteed Wake-Up Call. Revitalize in the morning with our in-room coffee maker and complimentary gourmet coffee. The Crowne Plaza CabaÃ±a Hotel & Resort is also proud to be one of the premiere certified 'Green' Hotels in Santa Clara County. Steeped in history, tradition and elegance, the Crowne Plaza CabaÃ±a Hotel & Resort combines luxurious amenities of a vacation destination with all the high tech necessities of today's savvy business traveler. Surrounded by World Headquarters of HP, Google, SAP, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, & Yahoo, just to name a few. Come and enjoy what is the talk of the Silicon Valley, the 'new' Crowne Plaza CabaÃ±a Hotel & Resort Palo Alto. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Palo Alto Hotel Palo Alto
- Palo Alto Crowne Plaza