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4.7 out of 5

"Clean , quiet, location loved the apples provided. Only issue was an elevator was out of service, however taken care of promptly " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 24 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

3.5-star boutique hotel near Shoreline Amphitheatre

In shopping district

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Palo Alto hotel, you'll find San Antonio Shopping Center and Rengstorff Park. Los Altos History Museum and Charleston Plaza are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Poolside dining

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at the poolside bar and enjoy perks like free self parking.

Free Internet, LCD TVs

The 129 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as minibars. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and room service.

Garden Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$173* Per night/room 16 Jun. - 17 Jun.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Lagoon View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Lanai

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Dinah's Garden Hotel ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dinah's Garden Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Clean , quiet, location loved the apples provided. Only issue was an elevator was out of service, however taken care of promptly

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Feb. 2020 by Steve

Thank you for the kind review of your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We apologize about the issue with the elevator and are happy to hear that the staff was able to rectify the situation quickly. We hope that you will visit us again soon. All the Best, Steven Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

4 out of 5
Large clean room. Beautiful flowers etc Good food available

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
5 STARS. Beautiful landscape. Nice rooms. The deluxe patio room was nice and big and super updated.

Posted by on 4 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 May 2019 by Steve

Thank you so much for the five star review of your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your Deluxe Patio view room and hope that you will visit us again soon. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

5 out of 5
Most hotels right on El Camino are noisy. We were amazed at how quiet and peaceful this one was.

Posted by on 19 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5

Great hotel for Stanford visits.

We stayed here Stanford Family Weekend. It was surisingly affordable and we were pleased with the comfortable room.

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Mar. 2018 by Steve Mathews

Thank you for choosing Dinah’s Garden Hotel and for taking the time to give us your comments. Your feedback is incredibly valuable as we work to improve each guest’s experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

4 out of 5

Love this hotel

Pros: Very pleasant setting and the rooms are large and comfortable suite set-ups (at least the ones I've always been in). Also, they have a very good restaurant on property. This is my go-to hotel when I visit the Palo Alto area. It's about 10 minutes from El Camino and Serra.
Cons: It's a bit further from the Stanford campus than another local large hotel on El Camino, but I think the plus of the larger accommodations and pleasant setting plus the good on-property restaurant make up for the additional 2-5 minute drive.

Posted by , from Scottsdale on 24 Oct. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Oct. 2016 by Steve Mathews---Front Office Manager

Thank you Angela for reviewing your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and our Poolside Restaurant and hope that you will visit us again when your travels bring you back to the Palo Alto area. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

4 out of 5

Very nice hotel in pleasant garden setting.

Pros: Convenient to Stanford, about 10 minutes away. Quiet, feels away from the hustle of El Camino, though right on it.
Large room. Pleasant surroundings. Restaurant is good.

Posted by on 19 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5

big room

Pros: spacious room, good restaurant
Cons: Breakfast buffet included would be nice.
Nice upgrade to room with large windows. Very friendly staff.

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5

Paradise in the middle of everything

Pros: Atmosphere
Cons: Cost???
Location: There is everything the Bay Area has to offer - including traffic
Wow! This place is stunning in a zen- kinda way and so nice and quiet! The koi are 2 ft long and the food in the pool restaurant was gorgeous and delicious.. Biggest comfy room and the bonus was to be able to use the EV Charger for our Volt. Am telling everybody to stay here. It's more than worth it to have a special little vacation experience.

Posted by , from los osos ca on 24 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5

Our "go to" place when we are in San Jose area.

Pros: Convenient location. Close to Stanford University and San Francisco. Excellent staff, excellent restaurant, always clean.
Location: About 20 minutes from SJC airport, 45 to 60 minutes to San Francisco. 3 miles to Standord University. Near the Winchester house and Hiller air museum
This our third stay at Dinah's and we have never been disappointed.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2016

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Property Features

Dinah's Garden Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service are available. Event space at this hotel measures 1786 square feet (166 square meters). A terrace, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Dinah's Garden Hotel. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Palo Alto hotel is smoke free.

  • 129 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 7 buildings
  • 1786 sq ft of conference space
  • 166 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1957
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (40 km / 24.9 mi)
  • Train station: San Antonio Station (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dinah's Garden Hotel offers 129 accommodations with minibars and safes. These individually decorated accommodations include desks. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 1 PM.

Poolside Restaurant - This poolside restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • One child stays free
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per night (for stays between 1 January - 31 December)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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