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Stanford California Accommodations

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The Stanford center point is around the area of Stanford Mausoleum and the area of Stanford University Arboretum.

Stanford is 20 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco in the center of California's Silicon Valley. While Stanford makes up a small section of Santa Clara County, with a total area of only 2.8 square miles and a population of around 13,800, it's most famous as the home of Stanford University. This is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in the world, and the campus takes up nearly all of Stanford. As a result, the area actually has a daily population of around 35,000. More from this guide...

Stanford Hotels/Accommodations

The Westin Palo Alto
+1-888-690-5247
675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.41 miles northeast of Stanford
  • High end Suburban hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Shower was ok
  • Great room
From$139
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Sheraton Palo Alto in Palo Alto 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.42 miles northeast of Stanford
  • 4 star Suburban property
  • Check in: 12:00PM
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Approx. half of guests found the room service acceptable
Hotel Keen - Palo Alto 425 High St., Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.61 miles northeast of Stanford
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Affordable food
Epiphany Hotel 180 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.64 miles northeast of Stanford
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Regular internet service
  • New facilities
From$224
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Best Western Plus Riviera in Menlo Park 15 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~0.71 miles north of Stanford
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Stanford Park Hotel - Menlo Park 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~0.75 miles north of Stanford
  • Four-star Suburban hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Pool was lovely
  • Great shopping
From$339
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Garden Court Hotel 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.96 miles northeast of Stanford
  • High end Downtown property
  • Gym is available on property
  • Nice finishing touches
  • Noise level is acceptable
From$239
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Stanford Terrace Inn
+1-888-690-5247
531 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~1.33 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Lots of parking spaces
Menlo Park Inn
+1-888-305-3366
1315 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.58 miles northwest of Stanford
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • About half of guests thought the building wasn't nice
  • No construction work
Residence Inn Palo Alto Menlo Park in Menlo Park 555 Glenwood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.64 miles northwest of Stanford
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
From$139
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Red Cottage Inn & Suites
+1-888-283-3404
1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.98 miles northwest of Stanford
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Check in time: 2:00PM
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Spacious rooms
From$119
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The Inn at Stanford Super 8
+1-866-221-8581
3200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.04 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • No office staff
  • The majority of guests had problems with the shower
Travelodge Palo Alto Silicon Valley : 3255 El Camino Real
+1-866-429-5787
3255 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.08 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Economy property
  • Check-in time: 11:00 AM
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alt : 2050 University Ave. 2050 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94303 ~2.14 miles northeast of Stanford
  • Luxurious Five Star Suburban property
  • 10 floors in hotel
  • Breakfast is good
  • Clean hotel facilities
From$263
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The Creekside Inn Hotel 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.24 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 136 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$103
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The Nest Palo Alto in Palo Alto 3901 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.61 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 54 rooms
From$119
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Comfort Inn Palo Alto 3945 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.67 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Inexpensive Downtown property
  • 69 rooms in property
  • Water heater broke
  • Best value for money
Rosewood Sand Hill 2825 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~2.67 miles west of Stanford
  • Luxury 5-star Suburban property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Beds are heavenly
From$475
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Residence Inn by Marriott Palo Alto / Los Altos in Los Altos 4460 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022 ~2.81 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 156 suites in property
From$109
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The Zen Hotel Palo Alto
+1-866-429-5787
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.98 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Low Cost property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Great parking, according to 78%
  • Excellent breakfast
From$129
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Best Western Plus Executive Suites 25 5th Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063 ~3.03 miles northwest of Stanford
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Friendly service
  • Only one towel
From$109
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Hotel Nia : 200 Indepedence Dr. 200 Indepedence Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~3.16 miles north of Stanford
  • Luxury 5-star hotel
  • Hotel has 11 floors
Hilton Garden Inn - Palo Alto 4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~3.19 miles southeast of Stanford
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 5 conference rooms in property
From$100
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Americas Best Value Inn Sky Ranch 4234 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~3.29 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Cheap property
Atherton Park Inn & Suites - Redwood City
+1-888-283-3404
2834 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061 ~3.31 miles northwest of Stanford
  • Affordable Convention Center property
  • Hotel has 38 rooms
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If you're coming to Stanford to visit the university or you're traveling just to explore the area, you know finding the right hotel is important. Whether you're looking for budget-friendly, mid-range, or luxurious, Stanford has a variety of hotels to meet your needs and budget.

When to Visit Stanford, CA

Like most of the Bay Area, Stanford experiences warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Therefore, when you're trying to plan the ideal time to visit, it's important to consider what you would like to do while you're there. Summer in Stanford typically lasts from May through September. During these months, the region sees average high temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s Fahrenheit. Often, when the sun sets, a fog bank will cover the area and trap the summer warmth. Even so, average low temperatures are still in the mid to upper 50s.

From October to April, the average high temperatures in Stanford are in the 50s and 60s, and average lows are in the 40s. While the Santa Cruz Mountains block most of the heavy rainstorms, these are still the wettest months of the year, with an average of 2 or 3 inches of precipitation each month. Even though winter temperatures are brisk, measurable snowfall in Stanford is rare. Keep in mind that football games at Stanford University are very popular, and weekend home games can fill hotels to capacity. So make sure you plan ahead if you want to visit during the fall and early winter.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Stanford, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Stanford

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Stanford, CA. Analyze these line graphs to evaluate the cheapest months to book a room in Stanford for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Stanford, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $231.76

The luxury hotel options in Stanford offer top-of-the-line service and amenities for a stay you won't forget. The Epiphany Hotel always strives to provide the most modern yet relaxing amenities available. That's why all 86 rooms feature pillow-top mattresses with Frette sheets, Illy espresso machines, Malin & Goetz bath products, a 47-inch flat-screen television with premium channels, iPod docks, and free wireless internet access. If you get hungry, head down to the on-site restaurant, Lure + Till, to enjoy meals featuring ingredients from local farmers and fisherman. Or, if you don't want to leave your room, take advantage of the 24-hour room service.

From Stanford Park Hotel you can take a 7-minute stroll to the Stanford Shopping Center, Portola Art Gallery, or the Stanford University Arboretum. The hotel offers a refined and European feel with secluded garden courtyards, a brick fireplace, and a library. Go for a swim in the heated 50-foot outdoor lap pool, or unwind in the spa tub or dry sauna. While your elegant guest room comes furnished with antique-style furnishings and marble baths, you'll also find modern amenities such as a CD player, complimentary wireless internet access, and an LCD television.

The Clement Hotel offers an all-inclusive, all-suite getaway in the heart of Silicon Valley. You can head up to the rooftop terrace to take in beautiful views of Stanford University and the surrounding area before relaxing in a cabana or taking a dip in the pool. Each one-bedroom suite comes with a separate living room and bathroom. You'll find luxurious comforts such as Frette towels, Matouk linens, and 80 Acres bath amenities, as well as state-of-the-art technology such as a 65-inch Samsung IPTV and a Nespresso VertuoLine coffee maker.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Stanford

Affordable Hotel Options in Stanford, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $171.32

If you're looking for simple and affordable hotels in Stanford, the area has plenty of options. Coronet Motel is just two blocks from Stanford University. Take advantage of the complimentary self-parking and leave your car behind as you hop on the free Marguerite Shuttle to travel to Stanford Shopping Center, Stanford University, and Stanford Medical Center. Back at the hotel, you can relax by the outdoor pool. Rooms come with kitchenettes that have toasters, microwaves, coffee makers, and refrigerators with freezers, as well as conveniences such as free wired and wireless internet access and cable television with more than 70 channels.

Hotel Keen is a modern glass and brick hotel 1 mile from Stanford University. The contemporary rooms come with the latest amenities, including iPod docking stations, LCD televisions with digital channels, and free wireless and wired internet access, as well as conveniences such as free newspapers, free local calls, and down comforters. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast in the morning, laundry and dry cleaning service, and a 24-hour front desk.

Hotel Parmani is a simple two-story hotel that's a 6-minute drive from Stanford University and 2 miles from downtown Palo Alto. The relaxed rooms come with work desks, free newspapers, microwaves, coffee makers, miniature refrigerators, free wireless internet access, and 32-inch flat-screen televisions. The hotel offers express check-in and checkout, a complimentary continental breakfast, free on-site parking, and complimentary tea and coffee in the common area.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Stanford

2 Star Average Prices: $133.63

2 Star Hotel Prices in Stanford

Which Stanford hotels have real discounts?

If you're looking for a discount or package that can help make your stay even more special, the hotels in Stanford can help. The Sunday Business Class package from Garden Court Hotel is ideal for business travelers who don't want to feel stressed or rushed while they're away from home. With this package, you can arrive Sunday and take 15 percent off that day's room rate. Unwind with fresh fruit and water in your guest room when you arrive, enjoy evening port and a warm cookie in the lobby in the evening, and then start off the workweek by swinging by Peet's Coffee & Tea Service for a breakfast pastry.

Creekside Inn has plenty of packages to help you save money on your next trip to Stanford. For example, the Weekend Getaway Package offers deluxe accommodations for two, a box of chocolates and a bottle of red or white wine upon arrival, complimentary transportation to nearby attractions, and a 10 percent discount coupon to Cibo Restaurant and Bar for your choice of breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Best Value Options in Stanford, CA

The mid-range hotel options in Stanford offer good value for your money with pleasant service and modern conveniences. Stanford Terrace Inn is an eco-friendly hotel directly next to Stanford University's campus. The airy guest rooms come with desks, coffee makers, microwaves, miniature refrigerators, free wireless internet access, and televisions with cable service. If you need some extra space, upgrade to a suite and enjoy a full kitchen, living room, and balcony. The hotel offers a heated saltwater pool, organic continental breakfast, free self-parking, and complimentary shuttle service to Stanford University.

Berbeda Place is in the business district less than 1 mile from the Palo Alto Caltrain Station. The hotel offers the retro vibe of a 1940s motor lodge updated with contemporary decor and amenities. The modern rooms come with free wireless internet access, 42-inch flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, Keurig coffee makers, microwaves, and miniature refrigerators. The hotel also offers free on-site parking and express check-in and checkout.

Before you head out to Stanford University or Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, which are each just over 1 mile from the Best Western Plus Riviera, make sure you take advantage of the hotel's complimentary continental breakfast. The Best Western also features free tea and coffee in the common area, a 24-hour front desk, a business center, free self-parking, an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. All 37 rooms come with conveniences such as refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, ironing boards, free local calls, and complimentary wired and wireless internet access.

What to Do in Stanford, CA

While the Stanford University campus is beautiful and the self-guided walking and bicycle tours are a great way to view it, don't forget to take some time to explore many of its hidden gems. The Cantor Arts Center is an art museum with around 130,000 square feet of exhibit space. The museum features more than 400 pieces by sculptor Auguste Rodin, which is one of the largest collections in the world. There are also about 200 art pieces from Mesoamerica, 500 pieces of African art, and 450 pieces of Indonesian art.

If you're looking for amazing shopping and dining opportunities, the seven-block stretch of University Ave between Alma Street and Webster Street offers some of the best in the area. Stop by one of the caf├ęs for a morning coffee or a light lunch. Then browse the shops before it's time for dinner at one of the international restaurants. Finally, finish your day with a sweet treat from one of the pastry or ice cream shops.

No matter what you're interested in doing when you visit Stanford, the area has plenty of hotels to suit your every need.

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