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The Zen Hotel

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In the heart of Silicon Valley, The Zen Hotel offers daily full hot breakfast buffet that includes freshly made smoothies, Peet's and Philz coffee, Mighty Leaf teas, sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs and much more. L'occitane toiletries and free true high speed Internet are standard in all guestrooms. Minutes away from Stanford University, Shoreline Amphitheater and tech companies such as HP, Facebook and Google; The Zen Hotel offers great value and is a fantastic choice for business and leisure travelers.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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41Car recommended
Grade: 41 out of 100
30Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4075
Getting there
Mineta San Jose Intl Airport18 km
SFO Intl Airport33 km
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The Zen was exactly what I needed. We had a stressful Surgery planned, and stayed a few days, to recoup erase. There isn’t an Elevator, so I did have to make a few trips, but the Parking is on premises, and close. The Zen patio overlooking the Garden area, was my Go To for
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My wife had an art show at Palo Alto. We decided to make a long weekend for the family. Daughter's first time seeing CA. Father in law's also. Very busy schedule but this place was close to everything. Very soothing to all the senses. Clean and fresh. Very comfortable and quiet
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Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen Hotel
Responded 26 Sep. 2018
Dear Brian K, We are speechless! I cannot thank you enough for such a generous and detailed review of your personal experience during your visit to The Zen Hotel. Feedback like the one you provided reinforces the idea that the continued changes and upgrades we make to our services, amenities, and overall product are making a positive impact on our guests. I am so glad to learn that the breakfast was a hit for the whole family. We pride ourselves in providing numerous options in our buffet to meet many dietary preferences. Our most popular item is our fresh fruit smoothies that are made in-house every morning by our breakfast team, however on weekends, what better way to start the day than fresh pancakes made to order in our lobby! We change a few items daily to provide options for our guests who stay multiple nights with us just so they have more choices daily. I am glad you noticed the different options throughout your visit. The Zen Garden is one of the most requested room locations among our returning guests. This space provides a fabulous area for our guests to enjoy the beautiful Palo Alto weather, while working on personal tasks or to unwind after a long day. The fountains and decor of the zen garden definitely give our guests the "Zen" feeling they look for when visiting us. Most importantly, we are beyond ecstatic at the feedback regarding the level of hospitality you received from our team. Each and every one of our team members, from Housekeeping to Front Desk, strive to provide personable service to each of our guests. Our 24 hour front desk gives our guest a comfort feel knowing that someone is available to assist them at any time. I'm glad our team was able to offer assistance on many occasions during your time with us. Being familiar with the local area allows us to make personal recommendations to our guests based on preference. Once again I thank you very much for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review. I will be sure to share the wonderful words with all of our team members. We are glad that we made a great impression, especially on the family members making their first trip to the Bay Area. We hope to welcome you back to The Zen Hotel in the near future. If there is anything that I can personally do for you, please let me know. Sincerely, Ashkan Khrorrami Front Office Manager THE ZEN HOTEL
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This hotel is convenient right on El Camino Real in Palo Alto. You are about a 15 minute drive with traffic to the Stanford campus. The hotel is old but nicely maintained. There are running fountains around the grounds that helps with the traffic noise. Our room overlooked a
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To call The Zen Hotel a "hotel" is a stretch architecturally but that takes nothing away from what it really is: a very nice motel with the amenities and comfort of a better hotel but the convenience of having one's car right at hand. The breakfast offered was not just a
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Quiet, convenient location, very clean, nice amenities in the room (toiletries, free snacks, good wifi). Enjoyed having a patio area overlooking a small garden. Water fountains around the property are a nice touch.
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Dear LindaL246, Thank you for your question. Our complimentary breakfast buffet hours are Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 10 am. If you need to leave earlier than our standard breakfast hours, we have some items we can make available to you to ensure you don't completely miss out on our breakfast. Please contact us directly at 650-493-4492 with your reservation details, and we will be glad to assist you further. Thank you. Looking forward to welcoming you to The Zen. Sincerely, Ricardo Berrospi General Manager THE ZEN HOTEL
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"Some might find it difficult to get safely to their room's door from their car."
"All rooms appear to face the Zen gardens and walking path, I prefer ground floor rooms for access,"
"Quiet in back (SW side), some street noise in front, but not excessive."
"Even the rooms in the parking lot right by the lobby were quiet"
"Ask for a room that's not on the parking lot"
USD 130 - USD 397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
townhouse hotel palo alto
United StatesCaliforniaPalo Alto
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