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    Cardinal Hotel

    235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2530
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    • Excellent42%
    • Very good36%
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    “shared bath” (19 reviews)
    “city hall” (8 reviews)
    “ceiling fan” (14 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 26 September 2017

    Could not sleep on a 3rd floor room on a hot Sept night due to probably 80 degree temp in the room and no A/C. Did not send email receipt for business travel expense purposes. Miserable experience. Would not return.More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 2 October 2017

    Warm greetings, Please accept my most sincere apologies. We experienced an unseasonable heat wave for a few days this September, in the Bay Area. As we are a historic property, we do not have central AC. However, we do have ceiling fans, windows that open...More

    Reviewed 24 September 2017

    We were looking for a well-appointed but affordable accommodation within walking distance of Stanford. The Cardinal fit the bill. It has real charm. The European style bathroom accommodations were not a problem for us.More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 26 September 2017

    Greetings Barbara, Thank you for the review! The charm and our location is certainly unbeatable. Stanford University is just a 15 to 20 minute walk to the entrance, and Stanford's free shuttle service "the marguerite" is only a few blocks away that will take you...More

    Reviewed 23 September 2017

    I had a shared bath set up. Made it possible to stay In downtown Palo Alto. Friends could find and drop by to talk in lobby. Many restaurants, coffee, health clubs nearby. Old fashioned aspects ok by me.More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 25 September 2017

    Hi there, V5475UUannem! I am delighted that our hotel, location and amenities were such a great fit! While we do have traditional rooms with a private bath, we also have another unique style of room, at a discounted price point that are shared bath. I'm...More

    Reviewed 16 September 2017

    This hotel has no air conditioning. The room was hot and stuffy. I could not work in the room at all during the day; too hot. At night, I kept the window open. The temperature improved, but the loud street noise woke me up several...More

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    Reviewed 15 September 2017

    I visited this hotel on a business trip. It's really quite lovely. However, I was surprised that there wasn't air conditioning or mini-fridges in the room. I enjoyed breakfast at the bistro (that coffee!!!) and I really enjoyed how it was located right in the...More

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    Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 17 September 2017

    Greetings! Thank you for a fantastic and detailed review! I'm so happy you enjoyed our prime location, breakfast at Bistro Maxine and your stay at Cardinal Hotel. As a fellow coffee aficionado, I agree, "that coffee!!!". Next time please request a mini-fridge in the room!...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • USD 134 - USD 169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 59
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    Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
    There is an elevator right by the registration desk. However, I do not recall rooms on the first floor. Also, you will want to call to check for an accessible entrance. I am remembering stairs at the two entrances.
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    "2nd floor is easier to get to with your bag"
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    "Make sure to book rooms with restrooms away from the backside if you MUST stay here."
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    "rooms that face the inner courtyard were quiet at night"
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    "Request a room with en suite bathroom. Higher floors have less street noise."
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