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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a clean, moderately priced motel in Palo Alto. However, when my husband and I walked into the office, we were very concerned. A sign read "We are a private establishment and reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." We were surprised that it is legal to display this sign in California. As a white, heterosexual, older couple,...

Thank siva2
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Palo Alto motels are generally overpriced with additional taxes and fees. This motel was adequate with comfortable bed, Our room was upstairs and set back from noisy El Camino Real, overlooking the swimming pool filled with leaves and branches from rainstorms. It's about 30 minutes from Stanford Hospital and Clinics and due to an early appointment, we had to leave...

Thank 40Lucyruth
Caruthers, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My family stayed here for the night to be close by for a visit at Stanford Hospital. It was about a 10-15 minute drive from Stanford. We'd initially intended on checking in around 5-6 pm but as we were kept late at the hospital we found out that we wouldn't be able to check in as noted. I called the...

Thank jeanineolguin
Terlingua, Texas
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is by far the nicest family-owned and operated motel I have ever stayed in. Extremely clean, very well-appointed, and exceptionally accommodating and gracious hosts. A tremendous surprise in the midst of the Silicon Valley - a real home-away-from-home.

Thank BoathouseTerlingua
Huntersville, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you are unwilling to pay more than $300 per night for a hotel room in Palo Alto, then you are forced to choose among offerings along El Camino Real which are located in buildings built as motels in the 1950s or 1960s. I've tried a number of those, and it seems like they are either not very good, or...

Thank JeffP2
Lindsey L, Guest Relations Manager at Country Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at our inn. We appreciate your positive comments and feedback. In the future, please let our manager know if you will be arriving after 11pm and we will be happy to accommodate. We also have a night room/door bell that can be used after office hours. Thank you again for...

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed here back in July, 2016 and we were impressed. I never stay in motels because they seem to be of less quality than hotels, in general. However, this place has changed my mind. This family owned motel is charming and very well maintained and was a pleasure to stay in. We stayed in The Lounge Room. It was...

Thank Wendy C
Atwater, California
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Great motel. Family stayed here for medical appointments at Stanford. Short distance, very clean and quiet and take and go breakfast. Would stay here again. Although we didn't use the pool, it was sparkling clean and the furniture around it was very nice.

Thank Peggy V
Visalia, California
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed here when we had a health care appointment. Located very close to Stanford Medical Center and at the end of appointments just a great place to unwind. Restaurants very near and room very comfortable. . Highly recommend this place get a lot of your money.

Thank wilma402
Central California
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We needed a place to stay near Stanford while I had doctors appointments and then surgery later in the year for breast cancer. The Country Inn was amazing. Their staff were very kind and helpful - the rooms were very CLEAN and COMFORTABLE - it's very quiet there too. When I was discharged from the hospital I stayed an extra...

Thank brooksterann
Monterey, California
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I have stayed at this hotel many times since the mid 80's and seen the remodels along the way. But this time, it's been a few years, I was very impressed with what they have done with the hotel, outdoor pool very clean, furniture in excellent condition, very comfortable and layed out with a beach towel on lounge chairs so...

Thank caroltika2

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Palo Alto Country Inn was built in 1954 along the El Camino Real, the main thoroughfare of that time. Shaded by large trees and surrounded by orchards, travelers would stay here when visiting Stanford University or the city of San Francisco. Founded by Italian immigrants, the Cesano family took care to provide excellent service, and clean, well-maintained rooms for their guests. Many became good friends as they made the Country Inn their home away from home. Today, the inn lies at the heart of a busy Silicon Valley. Destinations such as Google, Yahoo, Apple, Stanford and many Bay Area attractions are within easy reach. Although the surroundings may have changed, the Cesano children and grandchildren have carried on the traditions of providing an affordable and comfortable place to stay. The staff and the accommodations continue to earn the trust of returning clientele and the rave reviews of new visitors. Some special features of the Country Inn are the lovely garden patio that greets you as you arrive, the pool area with available barbeques and ample patio furniture, rooms with kitchens, free wi-fi, and consistently friendly service. At the Country Inn you will find all of the modern conveniences as well as enjoy the warmth and welcome of a quaint inn of days gone by. Please consider us as your hosts on your next trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Country Inn

Address: 4345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $265 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Country Hotel Palo Alto
Country Motel Palo Alto
Country Inn Palo Alto
Palo Alto Country Inn
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
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“Choose upstairs, removed from busy street traffic noise”
40Lucyruth, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I'm not sure there are any bad rooms. I had to change rooms 3 times but each one was great.”
BoathouseTerlingua, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are slightly larger but they are all good.”
brooksterann, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“room 19 directly across from 1 of 2 gates to pool & convenient to cross and walk out other gate to parking area.”
caroltika2, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms open facing the pool. There is no elevator so if you have a disability you need to ask for a first floor room.”
383pamelah, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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