The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States (USA) near Exit 20 on I-280 (~2.6mi)
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2.5 Star Property
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4.0/5

Based on 445 guest reviews

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  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Gym is available on property
  • 37 rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • 3 suites in hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 7.5/10

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Check Rates1 King Bed Deluxe
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Check Rates1 King Bed Deluxe Breakfast
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Check Rates1 Queen Bed
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Check Rates1 Queen Bed Accessible
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Check Rates2 Bedroom Non-Smoking Living Room Kitchen Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave
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Check Rates2 Bedroom Suite
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Check Rates2 Bedroom Suite Breakfast Included in The Price
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Check Rates2 Queen Bed Suite
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Refrigerator, Microwave
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Suite
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Check Rates2 Queen Room
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Check Rates3 Queen Bed Suite
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Check RatesAccessible Queen
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Check RatesAccessible Queen Room
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Check RatesAccessible Roll in Shower Accessible Vanity Grab Bars Lowered Viewports Free
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Check RatesAccessible Room
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Check RatesDeluxe 1 King Bed
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Check RatesDeluxe 1 Queen Bed
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Check RatesDeluxe King Room
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Check RatesDeluxe Queen
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Check RatesDeluxe Queen Room
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Check RatesDeluxe Queen Room with 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesDeluxe Queen Suite
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Check RatesDeluxe Queen Suite Breakfast Included in The Price
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed Refrigerator, Microwave
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 Queen Bed Refrigerator, Microwave
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Check RatesDouble Room De Luxe
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Check RatesDouble Room De Luxe No Meals
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Check RatesDouble Room Queen Bed Accessible
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Check RatesFully 1 King Bed - Free WiFi Air Conditioning Coffeemaker Refrigerator
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Check RatesFully 1 Queen - Free WiFi, Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffeemaker Desk Hair Dryer
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Check RatesFully 1 Queen Bed Accessible Roll in Shower Accessible Vanity Grab Bars Lowered
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Check RatesFully 2 Queen Beds Air Conditioned Free WiFi Premium Cable TV, Microwave Toiletries
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Check RatesFully 2 Queen Beds Living Room Sofa Bed - Free WiFi Kitchen, Refrigerator, Microwave
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Check RatesFully 3 Queen Beds 2 Bedroom Living Room Kitchen Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave
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Check RatesHabitación 1 Cama Queen Size Con Acceso Para Personas Discapacitadas Para No Fumadores 1 Queen Bed S
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Check RatesHabitación 2 Camas Queen Size Para No Fumadores Refrigerador Y Microondas 2 Queen Bed S
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Check RatesHabitación Deluxe 1 Cama King Size Para No Fumadores Refrigerador Y Microondas 1 King Bed S
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Check RatesHabitación Deluxe 1 Cama Queen Size Para No Fumadores Refrigerador Y Microondas 1 Queen Bed S
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Check RatesID Required 1 King Bed - Free WiFi Air Conditioning Coffeemaker Refrigerator, Microwave Desk
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Check RatesID Required 1 Queen - Free WiFi, Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffeemaker Desk Hair Dryer
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Check RatesID Required 1 Queen Bed Accessible Roll in Shower Accessible Vanity Grab Bars Lowered Viewports Free
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Check RatesID Required 2 Queen Beds Air Conditioned Free WiFi Premium Cable TV, Microwave Toiletries
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Check RatesID Required 2 Queen Beds Living Room Sofa Bed - Free WiFi Kitchen, Refrigerator, Microwave Stove Ove
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Check RatesID Required 3 Queen Beds 2 Bedroom Living Room Kitchen Free WiFi, Refrigerator, Microwave Stove Toas
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Check RatesKing Deluxe
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Check RatesNon-Smoking Air Conditioned Free WiFi Premium Cable TV, Microwave Toiletries
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Check RatesNon-Smoking Free WiFi Air Conditioning Coffeemaker Refrigerator, Microwave
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Check RatesNon-Smoking Free WiFi, Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffeemaker Desk Hair
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Check RatesNonsmokingliving Room Sofa Bed - Free WiFi Kitchen, Refrigerator, Microwave
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Check RatesQueen Queen Breakfast
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Check RatesQueen Room Disability Accessible
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Check RatesQueen Room Disability Accessible Breakfast Included in The Price
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Check RatesRoh
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Check RatesStandard 2 Queen Room
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Check RatesStandard Queen Room Accessible
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Check RatesSuite Kitchen 3 Queen Beds
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Check RatesSuite Para No Fumadores Cocina 3 Queen Beds 3 Queen Bed S
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Check RatesSuite Para No Fumadores Refrigerador Y Microondas 2 Queen Beds 2 Queen Bed S 1 Single Sofa Bed S
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Check RatesSuite Refrigerator, Microwave 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesSuite Refrigerator, Microwave 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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Check RatesTwin Double Room Queen Accessible
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Check RatesTwin Double Room Queen Accessible No Meals
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Local Attractions

Stanford University. Stanford Medical Center. Palo Alto VA. Shoreline Amphitheater. Sillicon Valley. Great America.

Verified Reviews of The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Very nice boutique hotel with bountiful breakfast."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Very nice boutique hotel with clean comfortable surroundings and bountiful breakfast.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Jun-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 09 to Mon Jun 12 2023 at a $165.99 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 445 guest reviews

Property Description

The Zen Hotel features a combination of 37 rooms and suites. We are centrally located near Stanford University, Stanford Medical Center, Sillicon Valley, Palo Alto VA and Shoreline Amphitheater.The Zen Hotel finished a millionare renovation at the beginning on 2010, featuring asian inspired decor throughout all the rooms. Complimentary breakfast, parking and high speed internet are some of the many highlights at The Zen Hotel

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 pm
Check Out: 11:00 am
Year of Last Renovation: 2009
Floors: 2
Rooms: 37
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 37
Handicap Rooms: 2
Suites: 3
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 3.0 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual: by 4pm the day prior of check-inGroup: 21 days (May vary depending on the group size)
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 12.00%

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Electronic key card
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette in room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Voicemail
  • Games room
  • Car rental
  • Breakfast in room
  • Elevator
  • Laundry valet service
  • DVD Player
  • Grocery service
  • Airport Shuttle
  • 24 hours opened
  • Spa
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Jacuzzi
  • Facilities for the disabled

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Jose Airport, 10 miles, no shuttle provided, one way taxi around $45.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Suggested AI Generated Itinerary

    Day 1

  • Breakfast: Joanie's Cafe - A cozy breakfast spot offering a variety of classic American dishes. Located 1 mile from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Lunch: Oren's Hummus - A casual eatery serving authentic Israeli cuisine, including delicious hummus and falafel. Located 0.8 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Dinner: Evvia Estiatorio - A popular Greek restaurant known for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Located 0.5 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Activity: Stanford University - Explore the beautiful campus of Stanford University, known for its stunning architecture and lush gardens. Located 2 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Day 2

  • Breakfast: Cafe Borrone - A popular cafe known for its delicious breakfast options and specialty coffee. Located 1.2 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Lunch: The Counter - Build your own gourmet burger at this casual restaurant with a wide selection of toppings and sauces. Located 0.9 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Dinner: Bird Dog - A trendy restaurant offering modern Californian cuisine with a Japanese twist. Located 0.7 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Activity: Palo Alto Art Center - Visit the Palo Alto Art Center to explore contemporary art exhibitions and participate in art workshops. Located 1.5 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Day 3

  • Breakfast: Palo Alto Creamery - Indulge in a classic American breakfast at Palo Alto Creamery, a retro-style diner serving delicious pancakes and milkshakes. Located 1.1 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Lunch: Coupa Cafe - Experience the flavors of Venezuela at Coupa Cafe, known for its delicious arepas and specialty coffee. Located 0.6 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Dinner: Dinah's Garden Hotel - Enjoy a delightful dinner at Dinah's Garden Hotel, known for its Asian-inspired cuisine and beautiful garden setting. Located 1.3 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.
  • Activity: Cantor Arts Center - Visit the Cantor Arts Center, located on the Stanford University campus, to admire its extensive collection of art from around the world. Located 2.2 miles from The Zen Hotel Palo Alto.

Previously known as:
Townhouse Inn

FAQs about The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 am based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Zen Hotel Palo Alto have?

There are 37 rooms in the property.

Can I get a AAA rate at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA CAA Rate ID Required 1 King Bed - Free WiFi Air Conditioning Coffeemaker Refrigerator, Microwave

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: AARP Senior Rate ID Required 1 King Bed - Free WiFi Air Conditioning Coffeemaker Refrigerator, Micro

Is there a gym at The Zen Hotel Palo Alto?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Testimonials:

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"I found your website and service to be impeccable and completely enjoyable. It made our planning so easy!" L.M. - San Francisco, CA

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