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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/Motels & Accommodations

The Westin Palo Alto
+1-888-389-4121
675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.41 miles northeast of Stanford
  • Four star Suburban property
  • 2 suites in property
  • Comfort level is high
  • Not enough parking facilities, according to 61%
From$139
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Sheraton Palo Alto in Palo Alto
+1-888-675-2083
625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.42 miles northeast of Stanford
  • High-end Suburban property
  • Hotel has 2 suites
  • Almost all guests thought it was overpriced
  • Great location
The Clement Hotel All Inclusive : 711 El Camino Real
+1-800-716-8490
711 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.44 miles northeast of Stanford
  • Luxury 5-star property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$250
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Hotel Keen in Palo Alto
+1-800-805-5223
425 High St., Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.61 miles northeast of Stanford
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 42 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests thought it was too noisy
  • Great shopping
Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
+1-888-965-1860
180 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.64 miles northeast of Stanford
  • High end Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Clean room
From$229
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Best Western Plus Riviera
+1-888-788-5576
15 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5232 ~0.71 miles north of Stanford
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Stanford Park Hotel
+1-888-897-9207
100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~0.75 miles north of Stanford
  • Four-star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Excellent pool
  • Tasty breakfast
From$339
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Garden Court Hotel
+1-888-311-4278
520 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA 94301 ~0.96 miles northeast of Stanford
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more
  • Funky layout
  • Fantastic staff
From$239
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Oakwood at Oak Creek - Palo Alto
+1-888-469-4795
1600 Sand Hill Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304 ~1.01 miles west of Stanford
  • 3 star property
  • Fitness center on property
Hotel Lucent
+1-888-734-9421
727 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.14 miles northwest of Stanford
  • Affordable hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$90
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Oakwood at Laurel Grove
+1-888-841-5292
424 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.57 miles northwest of Stanford
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Menlo Park Inn in Menlo Park
+1-888-455-5160
1315 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.58 miles northwest of Stanford
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Very good budget hotel
  • Laptop available
From$99
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Residence Inn Palo Alto Menlo Park - Menlo Park
+1-888-965-8297
555 Glenwood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.64 miles northwest of Stanford
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$139
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Park James
+1-888-906-6358
1400 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.67 miles northwest of Stanford
  • Three Star hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
Oakwood at Sharon Green : 350 Sharon Park Dr.
+1-888-749-6785
350 Sharon Park Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.78 miles west of Stanford
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check-in: 15:30
Oakwood at Sharon Grove
+1-888-878-9982
680 Sharon Park Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.95 miles west of Stanford
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check-in time: 15:30
Red Cottage Inn & Suites - Menlo Park
+1-888-389-4485
1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ~1.98 miles northwest of Stanford
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Rooms are great
  • Popular among business travelers
From$119
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The Inn at Stanford Super 8
+1-888-389-4121
3200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.04 miles southeast of Stanford
  • 2-star Suburban hotel
  • 4 suites in property
  • Spacious rooms
  • Rooms in need of an update
From$67
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Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley - Palo Alto
+1-888-675-2083
3255 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.08 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Cheap property
Stanford Motor Inn : 3305 El Camino Real
+1-800-716-8490
3305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.13 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Three Star property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
From$90
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Berbeda Place : 3339 El Camino Real
+1-800-805-5223
3339 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.16 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Affordable property
  • 18 rooms in property
From$90
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Four Seasons Silicon Valley : 2050 University Ave.
+1-888-965-1860
2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303 ~2.20 miles northeast of Stanford
  • 4 star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Stylish hotel
  • Spacious rooms
From$295
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The Creekside Inn Hotel
+1-888-788-5576
3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.24 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 136 rooms
From$103
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The Nest Palo Alto : 3901 El Camino Real
+1-888-897-9207
3901 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.61 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$100
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Comfort Inn Palo Alto
+1-888-311-4278
3945 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 ~2.67 miles southeast of Stanford
  • Two-star Downtown hotel
  • 69 rooms in hotel
  • About half of guests had problems with the shower
  • For 71%, the rooms looked old
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Stanford Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Stanford, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Stanford hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $215.99

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: $152.36

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: $136.94

2 Star Hotel Prices in Stanford

Best Discounts in Stanford, CA

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.

FAQs about hotels in Stanford

What are the most favored hotels in Stanford?

The Clement Hotel All Inclusive, Nobu Hotel Palo Alto and Enchante Boutique Hotel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Stanford?

The Clement Hotel All Inclusive, Rosewood Sand Hill and The Westin Palo Alto are the top 3 luxury hotels near Stanford city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Stanford?

The Westin Palo Alto, Sheraton Palo Alto, and The Clement Hotel All Inclusive are the properties closest to Stanford city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Stanford cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Stanford can be as cheap as $136.94 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Stanford cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Stanford has been $152.36 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Stanford cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Stanford has been $215.99 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Stanford?

The Clement Hotel All Inclusive, Nobu Hotel Palo Alto and Enchante Boutique Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Stanford?

The Westin Palo Alto, Residence Inn Palo Alto Menlo Park and Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto Los Altos are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Stanford?

Comfort Inn Palo Alto and Comfort Inn Redwood City are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Stanford?

Best Western Plus Riviera and Best Western Plus Executive Suites are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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