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    The Zen Hotel

    4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4075
    (650) 493-4492
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    Reviewed 11 July 2017

    A motel is a "motor hotel" where you park directly in front of your room. So, this is a rather nice, dressed up motel. I'd say the building itself is probably 30+ years old, but decently renovated on the inside. Up-market soaps and good coffee,...More

    Thank Brian L
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 18 July 2017

    Dear Brian L Thank you so much for choosing The Zen Hotel for your visit to Palo Alto. I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We value each and every comment from our guests...More

    Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

    We booked online knowing it had good reviews, and lots of great photos. I needed a place to stay for an appointment at Stanford the next morning and wasn't too picky about where. This place exceeded our expectations over and over again. From the l'occtaine...More

    Thank kristin m
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 18 July 2017

    Dear Kristin M, Thank you for taking the time to complete such a fantastic review regarding your experience with us at The Zen Hotel. I am so happy to learn that we were able to exceed your expectations by providing you with our exceptional breakfast...More

    Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

    Exceeds all expectations! Great value. Hotel room is very clean, has a nice flair, with free bottled water and snacks. The staff is friendly and the breakfast has usual continental fare as well as energy drinks, fruit and eggs and bacon. There is a Japanese...More

    Thank Catherine F
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 8 July 2017

    Dear Catherine F, Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to share your wonderful comments about us. I am so happy to hear that we were able to provide you with the exceptional service that we strive for and that you...More

    Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

    I have stayed here a number of times while in town for business. The staff is very friendly and the rooms and grounds always clean. I now look for this home away from home to be available when I am in town.More

    Thank Markimbrooks
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, General Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 4 July 2017

    Dear Markimbrooks, Thank you for your generous review!. It’s an honor for us to be your designated “home away from home”. As we continue to enhance our hotel with exciting projects this and next year, we would greatly value any additional feedback about the new...More

    Reviewed 25 June 2017

    Found the rooms very spacious with all of the qualities you would find in a 5 star hotel. The relaxing music and nature sounds built into the clock radio was a nice touch. Free full buffet breakfast, snacks and beverages in the rooms plus free...More

    Thank Ominoussword
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, General Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 4 July 2017

    Dear Ominoussword, Thank you so much for your amazing review. The title of your comments reflects our team’s goal to deliver a comprehensive “Zen” experience with unparalleled hospitality and outstanding inclusive amenities. We are so glad to be your Palo Alto hotel from now on....More

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    15 April 2017|
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    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto | Property representative |
    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... More
    Room Tips
    "200's are on the 1st Floor (300's above us) out our Room's back door=ZEN GARDENS"
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    "Rooms on the inside area are quieter."
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    "Upstairs room w/balcony above side patio offers airy space to yourself. Rooms are closer to covered parking..."
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    "junior suite was located on the second floor and it backed up to the main street. Little bit of road noise."
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