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Stanford University is a private research university founded in 1891. Its alumni have founded companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Electronic Arts, Sun Microsystems, Nvidia, Yahoo!, Cisco Systems, Silicon Graphics, and Google. Most notably, the university's undergraduate program is currently ranked fourth in the nation. Within close proximity to Stanford, The Westin Palo Alto is a boutique and contemporary property located in the desirable area of Palo Alto and offers 5 beautiful courtyards, a separate shower and bathtub in each guestroom, free and fast Wi-Fi, a mini bar, close to downtown, and they also offer workout attire to use in their fitness facility for a small fee. Another great property in Palo Alto is the unique Hotel Keen located in the downtown area with a modern, architectural design, flat-screen HD Tv's, free breakfast, and close to shopping, restaurants, and the train station. Other similar downtown properties with great amenities include the Garden Court Hotel with comfortable beds and near by top-end restaurants and the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto featuring an airport shuttle service and spacious rooms.