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450 Serra Mall, Stanford, California, 94305 1-650-723-2300
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Explore the Stanford University Campus

When you stay at The Palo Alto Inn, you'll be incredibly close to one of the world's finest educational institutions. Founded in 1891, Stanford University sits on more than 8,100 stunningly beautiful acres. Experience the majestic campus and learn all about its fascinating history by taking one of the many guided tours. Catch a PAC-12 sporting event, everything from football and basketball to baseball and softball. Delight in classic art exhibits at the Cantor Arts Center, which is home to the impressive Rodin Sculpture Garden. And climb to the top of Hoover Tower for incredible panoramic views of Stanford University and beyond.


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  • Spring Lecture Series
  • Noon Concerts
  • Town Hall Meetings


  • Guided Tours
  • Hoover Tower
  • Sporting Events
  • Cantor Arts Center
  • Bookstore
  • Dining


  • are there any visitor tours i can take?

    A great way to get a feel for Stanford University is to go with the Campus Walking Tour. A student guide will introduce you to several highlights, including the Main Quad, Memorial Church, and White Plaza, which is home to the bookstore, student store, and Tresidder Union. The one-hour tour leaves from the Stanford Visitor Center. Other options range from the Humanities & Arts Tour to the Athletics & Recreational Opportunities Tour.
  • what's the best way to get around campus?

    Many of Stanford University’s buildings cannot be accessed by car. That said, you will have three ways to navigate the campus. You can walk, rent a bike or take the free Marguerite Shuttle. Bikes can be rented at the Campus Bike Shop. As for the shuttle, it makes many stops on campus as well as off, such as the Main Quad, Memorial Auditorium, Tresidder Union, CalTrain Station, downtown Palo Alto, and Stanford Shopping Center.

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Why Stay at The Palo Alto Inn?
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Pet and Eco-Friendly
  • 100% Non Smoking Rooms
  • On Site Laundry Services