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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Rooms are comfy, the staff is friendly and the poolside restaurant is a jewel. If you go, try the Californian omelette, you won't regret it. This is the third time I've stayed here and I've always received prompt and courteous service by the staff. The rooms are well equipped and when on business, it's a boon to have coffee and...

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words regarding our staff and facilities during your most recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the hotel and at The Poolside Restaurant and hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

Troutdale, Oregon
Reviewed 29 September 2016

What a fantastic place in the middle of town. Loved it, fantastic large room, lots of amenities. Restaurant was amazing. Room furnishing were updated 1970's look, with leather and even a workout bike. Lush grounds and easy parking at no cost.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your most recent experience at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed both your room and The Poolside Restaurant. Please come back to visit us again in the near future. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

Oakland, United States
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were in town for a youth soccer tournament. I found Dinah's through TripAdvisor, and was immediately drawn in by the photos of the beautiful landscaping and the pool. The hotel exceeded our expectations. It's been in the same family since the founder built the hotel in the 50s. We didn't want to leave! Our room was clean, attractive, with...

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Greetings Amy, Thank you for the kind words regarding your most recent stay at Dinah's. We're glad to hear that you found us through TripAdvisor and are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the hotel and the restaurant. Please do come back to visit us soon. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

California
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I attended Stanford in the late eighties, and I remember driving past Dinah's many, many times. I found an amazing deal on TripAdvisor and finally stayed there for one night in July. From the first step into my room, I knew I would love our stay. The window looked out onto the lagoon, and everything about the room spoke of...

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We're happy to hear you made it back to the Palo Alto area and decided to stay with us. Our Deluxe Lagoon View rooms are one of our most popular categories and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time spent in one of them....

sebastopol, ca
Reviewed 26 September 2016

First the great. Absolutely lovely rooms with comfy beds and good sized bathrooms. Great coffee maker. Desk and couch in lowest category room. Super friendly desk staff. Great outlets by bed are Appreciated. Very strong WiFi free. However... 300 wing is right off pool, which was super busy with kids in p.m. and with breakfast goers in a.m. literally had...

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. While we do appreciate the kind words regarding your room and our staff, we do apologize about the noise at the pool and the lack of follow up with our maintenance staff. The warm weather plus a youth soccer tournament at Stanford led to a much larger...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I stayed here 3 nights in Sept. 2016 while attending a professional course at Stanford, which is about 4 miles away, 10-12 minutes by car. Like many good hotels in Silicon Valley, the price is fairly high, more than US$300/night on weekdays. But this hotel has some features that help make up for the high prices that everyone seems to...

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and our Poolside Restaurant and are also glad that you were able to experience many of the attractions that are located close to the hotel. We hope you do stay with us again and...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This surpassed my expectations based on other hotels I've stayed in in Silicon Valley. Great room and service but the best part of the trip was the food at the poolside restaurant. Both breakfast and dinner were excellent.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words regarding your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and The Poolside Restaurant and hope the you visit us again soon when your travels bring you back to the Silicon Valley area. Many Thanks, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

Reviewed 24 September 2016

Dinah's Garden Inn is exactly as titled. Rooms are nestled among gardens and water features. Very peaceful. And very convenient to Stanford Campus either by car or bus. The lobster gnocchi at the Poolside restaurant is delicious!

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your most recent trip to Dinah's. We're glad that you enjoyed the property and agree with you that Chef Gerry Naranjo's new Lobster Gnocchi dish at our Poolside Restaurant is absolutely delicious! Please come back to visit us when your travels bring you back to the Palo Alto area....

midsouth USA
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I arrived at a bad time when it seemed like every parking spot everywhere was taken--for the restaurants, It took me an exhausted time trying to figure out that I could double park for a little while near the check-in building. Upon checking in I learned there WAS parking by my room. The front desk clerk was kind enough to...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your most recent experience at Dinah's. We apologize about the initial confusion with the parking and are glad to hear that everything was resolved quickly. We're so happy to hear of your positive experience while staying with us and hope that you return soon. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

5 Star Hospitality! General Manager, John Hutar out in the lobby greeting guests, assisting travelers out with their bags, running my business portfolio I had forgotten to my meeting location-amazing!

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Thank you for taking the time to review your past stay at Dinah's. Five star hospitality is what we strive for, and we will make sure Mr. Hutar hear of your kind words. Please do visit us again when your travels bring you back to the Palo Alto area. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated since 1957, Dinah’s Garden Hotel in Palo Alto is a lush oasis in Silicon Valley, and was voted “Best Hotel in Palo Alto!” Dinah’s is located near Stanford and the headquarters for the world’s leading businesses. We are California Green Certified and feature gardens, Koi-filled lagoons, well-appointed guestrooms, banquet facilities, two restaurants, and art from around the world. All 97 guestrooms and 32 suites are inspired by decorum from around the globe – creating environments that are both relaxing and productive. Visitors and locals alike love dining casually at Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant or enjoying a first class meal at THE SEA by Alexander’s Steakhouse. Although Dinah’s Garden Hotel is a historic location, we hope you enjoy our modern amenities such as brand new 42” LED televisions, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and Business Center in the lobby. Come discover why we have been a destination creating a unique brand of hospitality for more than 55 years! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dinah's Garden Hotel

Address: 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4495
Region: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range: $196 - $648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dinah's Garden Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Hotel Dinahs Garden
Dinahs Garden Hotel
Dinahs Garden Palo Alto
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#1 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
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“All the rooms, as far as I know, are verry good”
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“Ask for a room that is close to or on the water”
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“Pool rooms are smaller, if you want a big room, stay in a outer buildings.”
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“The suite was great - do check out location as some rooms are right on parking lot.”
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“Book the "Fountain Suite." Private Deck, Koi pond, fountain, Mallards abound. Couples or family.”
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