Places to Stay in Palo Alto, CA – The Palo Alto Inn


At the Palo Alto Inn, each well-appointed guest room is an ideal respite from the busy Bay Area. Each spacious guest room welcomes guests with plush bedding, modern decor, and soothing color pallets. Guest rooms are fitted with a microwave and refrigerator, flat screen TV's with premium cable channels, iron and ironing boards, and laptop safes. Rooms include private bathrooms that feature complimentary signature toiletries and a hair dryer. Guest rooms at the Palo Alto Inn are also equipped with complimentary WiFi, in-room coffee makers, complimentary bottled water and snacks, and a complimentary newspaper Monday – Friday.

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Palo Alto Inn Amenities
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The Palo Alto Inn Amenities

General Services

Complimentary In-Room Snacks Business Center Family + LGBQT Friendly Alarm Clocks Express Check-In/Check-Out Free Parking High-Speed Internet Iron/Ironing Board Refrigerator Concierge Available Via SMS Complimentary Newspapers In Lobby Wireless High Speed Internet (Free) Electronic Magnetic Keys 24-Hour Front Desk Cable TV Family Rooms Guest Laundry Facilities In Room Safe Microwave Secure Laptop Safes Outdoor Patio Daily Housekeeping Air Conditioned Concierge Service Flatscreen TV Hairdryer In-Room Coffee Non Smoking Rooms

Features for the
Overall Property

People in Need of Accessible Features Can Book Accessible Rooms During The Same Time and Terms That Others Can Reserve Rooms ADA Guest Room Bathroom Door And Other Hardware Are Easily Operable With One Hand Service Animals Allowed At No Additional Charge Transfer Tub Seats Can Be Provided Staff is Trained to Offer Assistance to Ensure Accessibility Staff Has Immediate Access To Information About Guestrooms Wheelchair Accessibility Throughout Guest Room and Guest Bathroom per ADA Standards 32 Inch Wide Openings to Common Areas Wheelchair Ramp Accessible Parking Spaces Close To Lobby Entrance With Signs Accessible Patio or Balcony Sidewalks And Ramps Are At Least 36' Wide All areas of the hotel are accessible by wheelchair – including a wheelchair accessible route from the accessible parking spaces to the facility’s front entrance and to the key areas of the facility Building Entrances & Lobby Are ADA Compliant All sidewalks and walkways free of any objects that pose a hazard to persons with low vision Lobby Door Entrance Has A Clear Passage Ground Floor Hotel Entrance Stairs And Handrails Are ADA Compliant Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Parking Spots Including Van Accessible Spots Stipulated by ADA Each Public Restroom Has At Least One Facet That Is Easily Operable With One Hand No steps or abrupt level changes that will impede access for persons who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids between accessible parking and guest room entry ADA Guest Room Doors And Controls Are Easily Operable With One Hand Registration Desk, Lobby, Guest Rooms, and Exterior/Interior Amenities are Accessible From The Public Sidewalk ADA Guest Room Toilets And Showers Equipped With Grab Bars Signs on The Property Include Braille are Easy to Read and Free From Reflective Material Hotel Provides Proper Number Of Accessible Guestrooms Van Accessible Parking Service Animals Are Allowed Without Extra Charges Or Conditions Wheelchair Accessible per ADA Standards Accessibility Equipment for The Deaf Parking Areas Are ADA Compliant Accessible Registration Check-in Counters/Other Counters Serving Guests Have A Lowered Portion No More Than 36" High or Has A Folding Shelf At 36" High To Allow Persons Who Use Wheelchair Accessible Routes Between Exterior Of Hotel And Accessible Entrances And Fire Exits All doorways to and within Accessible Guest Rooms are Wheelchair Accessible Doors Are Easily Operable And Reachable Using One Hand Door hardware (lever, pull, panic bar, etc.) usable with one hand, without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist Interior Routes Are ADA Compliant Hotel corridors a minimum of 36” wide All Phones Are Easily Operable And Accessible Key card reader positioned so persons who use wheelchairs may approach and operate the opener Each Public Accessible Toilet Has Necessary Grab Bars On-Site Designated Accessible Parking ADA Guest Room Bathrooms Have Clear Floor Space And Are Slip-Resistant Roll-in ADA showers available Bathrooms Are ADA Compliant Staff Has Access to Information About Guest Rooms People Requiring Accessibility Features Can Reserve Accessible Guestrooms & Suites On The Same Terms That Others Can Reserve Rooms WCAG Level 2.1 Website Staff Is Trained To Offer Assistance And Make Adjustments To Rooms To Ensure Accessibility Wheelchair Accessible Route From The Accessible Parking Space To The Facility’s Entrance, Registration Desk, Guest Room, and Exterior/Interior Amenities Parking Spaces Are Accessible With Adjacent Access Aisle Accessible Guest Rooms with 32 Inch Wide Openings Exterior Routes Are ADA Compliant ADA Accessible Guest Room Exterior And Interior Stairs Are Built So Blind Or Low Vision Persons Will Be Safe From The Underside All hallways and corridors free of any steps or abrupt vertical level changes Sidewalks And Walkways Are Free From Objects Projecting Into Path Front Door Bell Counters Used For Serving Food Are Easily Accessible And Reachable Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Guest Rooms Stipulated by ADA Each Public Restroom Has At Least One Accessible Stall No steps or abrupt level changes that will impede access for persons who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids between accessible parking and entrance All Signs On Property Are Easy To Read And Free From Reflective Materials

The Palo Alto Inn Policies

These are general hotel policies. Policies may vary per room type. Please check the accompanying room details accordingly.

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Early Check In

We offer early check-in whenever possible.  Please contact management for early check-in requests. 

Late Check Out

We offer late check-out whenever possible.  Please contact management for late check-out requests.

Cancellation Policy

48 hours
Policy Details
We have a 48-Hour Cancellation Policy. If you wish to cancel or modify a reservation, you must do so by 1 PM 48- hours or 2 days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel or modify post the expiration of the Cancellation Period or you fail to show up, a no-show charge will be levied on your credit card for one full night.

The Palo Alto Inn sits at 4238 EL Camino Real in the heart of Palo Alto California.   We are located within walking distance to shopping and several dining options, and we are a short drive from the 101 Bayshore Freeway which provides easy access to popular Bay Area attractions, and additional San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley destination cities. 


The Palo Alto Inn is a 100% non-smoking property. We offer complimentary WiFi for our guests. We provide guest laundry facilities, as well as complimentary parking. Our beautifully landscaped grounds include an attractive outdoor patio, where guests are welcomed to enjoy their complimentary newspaper that we provide Monday through Friday.  

Guest Parking

Complimentary parking is available for guests of the Inn.


Complimentary WiFi is available for guests.

Children and Extra Beds

Children are welcome at the Palo Alto Inn.  There is no capacity for extra beds. 


ADA Defined Service Animals are welcome at our hotel without extra charges or conditions.  Absolutely no pets are allowed.

Accepted Payment Methods

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash. This hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Terms & Conditions

This property is privately owned, and the management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and will not be responsible for accidents or injury to guests or for loss of money, jewelry or valuables of any kind. ?Once checked in, no cancellations. ?All linens are inventoried: missing or damaged linens will be charged. ?Any damages to hotel property will be charged an additional fee upon assessment. NO PETS ALLOWED. ?Guest rooms that have evidence of pet dander and/or odor will be charged a $150 non-refundable fee for deep cleaning services. Any damages to hotel property will be charged an additional fee upon assessment. ?This is a NON-SMOKING facility. Guest acknowledges that smoking is not allowed in the guest room or within hotel facility. If anyone in guest's party smokes in the guest room, guest hereby expressly authorizes hotel management to charge credit card the amount to reimburse the property for the additional cost of cleaning guest room. ?If your reservation has been paid in advance or you elect to pay by cash, a security deposit via credit card will be required upon check-in and will be charged in the event that damages outlined herein occur. ? A valid photo ID and credit card are both required at check-in. The hotel takes a credit preauthorization but does not accept cash deposits.