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"I was very happy with the Zen hotel and their staff. The room was amazing, the bed was super comfortable and the bathroom was perfect. Great shower, n ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 05 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

Art Deco motel near Stanford University

Heart of Palo Alto

You'll find Stanford University and Stanford Stadium within 3 miles (5 km) of this Palo Alto motel. Googleplex and San Antonio Shopping Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-out. There's a gym on site, and laundry facilities and free newspapers are also offered.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 37 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Other amenities include iPod docks, refrigerators, and LCD TVs with satellite channels.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$105* Per night/room Feb 17 - Feb 18

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (2 Queen Beds)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Zen Hotel Palo Alto ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

Everyone (4) Family (3)
5 out of 5
I was very happy with the Zen hotel and their staff. The room was amazing, the bed was super comfortable and the bathroom was perfect. Great shower, never out of hot water and perfect water pressure. Also the Zen hotel provided complimentary goodies which were amazing.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 30, 2019 by kazi

Thank you so much. Happy New Year!

5 out of 5
It doesn't look great from outside, but it pays attention to small detail. From brand name shampoo and body lotion to great breakfast. It provides free snacks, too. I really enjoyed staying here.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019

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5 out of 5
Will make that my go to in the future. Best in the Bay.

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 6, 2019 by ray

Hi Zen Guest. very much appreciate your feed back. Looking forward to serve you again. Ray

5 out of 5
Free healthy snacks and cookies. Great gym! Best free breakfast ever! Friendly kind helpful staff!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 6, 2019 by Ray

Thank you very much for your feed back, Regards, Ray

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019

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5 out of 5
Great stay, location, near Stanford, across from Walgreens, excellent complimentary full hot breakfast, wonderful staff, complimentary water bottles/snacks/bdrm slippers/robes, free freshly baked cookies/coffee/tea all day at the office, fridge/microwave, relaxing zen garden w water sound, new mini gym. Thank you Ashkan, Lettie, Krystal, housekeeping, etc.

Posted by , from New York on Sep 26, 2018

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5 out of 5

Perfect amenities

Pros: Everything!
Location: The hotel is on one of Palo Alto's main streets, El Camino Real, so there restaurants nearby to satisfy various tastes, some of them easily walkable.
What we love best about Zen Hotel is how they have thought of everything you need from a free healthy-snack array with the tea and coffee in your room to a comb and a loofah. Our room had a comfortable armchair and a love seat, perfect bedside reading lights, and a soothing shower head. We have stayed here before and will always choose it when visiting our family in Palo Alto.

Posted by , from Portland, LR on Oct 14, 2016

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About the The Zen Hotel Palo Alto

Location 4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness center, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Zen Hotel Palo Alto. Free self parking is available. This Art Deco Palo Alto motel is smoke free.

  • 37 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1970
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: San Antonio Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Zen Hotel Palo Alto offers 37 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 37-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and cash

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

A credit 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Zen
  • Zen Hotel
  • Zen Hotel Palo Alto
  • Zen Palo Alto
  • Townhouse Hotel Palo Alto
  • The Zen Hotel
  • The Zen Hotel Palo Alto Motel
  • The Zen Hotel Palo Alto Palo Alto
  • The Zen Hotel Palo Alto Motel Palo Alto
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.