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Stanford Inn

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Everything already written before this sums this place up. It looks like a wino hotel. Filthy, stained furniture, no staff anywhere. There were dirty towels on the floor, the bedspread is foul, linens questionable.

2Thank poshroomwithaview
Sanford, Florida
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The owners definitely are not counting are repeat visitors. Pretty much everything was shabby. I could not find anybody working there to check out despite repeatedly ringing their door bell. If low $$ is your primary criterion for deciding where to stay, then go ahead. Otherwise, I would look elsewhere.

1Thank Bob M
Santa Maria, California
Reviewed 7 June 2015

This is by far one of the worst hotels that I have EVER stayed at. Had holes to the outside walls, dirty and stained upholstery and carpets and peeling paint over the gas range. I would definitely discourage ANYBODY from staying there unless financially restricted. Stay away from this one even though cheaper. I felt exremely scared as an unsafe...

5Thank Regina S
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 12 March 2015

No heat, no hot water, terrible traffic noise. Terrible place. Worst hotel I've ever been in! I've been in 90 countries. 49 states never been in ANY hotel near this bad. A really terrible place. Terrible is a kind word in this case.

9Thank W8un
Truckee, California
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Stayed at this "Inn" while I had an appointment At The Cancer Center @ Stanford. It was awful. There was no one there to check me in- a lady that spoke no English handed me an envelope with a key- never saw anyone there. No one around when I went to check out. Nothing in the room worked, Some of...

5Thank Olga C
Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

This place was disgusting. Don't do it! The room was large but the aircon had mould in it. The chassis had disgusting stains and the bed just a basic sheet and looked like you might catch something. The for deadlock was difficult to work and everything looked old.

2Thank Rich W
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This is a very old run-down hotel. Peeling paint. No air conditioning in most rooms. No double locks on door. Poor security. Broken electrical outlets. No screens on windows to keep bugs out. Really too bad as this is a decent location near Stanford University that could cater to visiting parents and alumni coming in for the sporting events.

Thank GBC-CA
Chico, California
Reviewed 11 September 2014

My wife and I stayed many times at Stanford Inn, Menlo Park. We particularly like its location-close to the University Medical Center and Stanford Mall. The Mangement is friendly and responsive to visitors' needs. The spacious rooms are always clean on arrival and are cleaned every day of the stay. We also appreciate the Kitchen with a stove, refrigerator and...

1Thank 526lal
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 April 2014

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3Thank Holly E
Butte Falls, Oregon
Reviewed 10 March 2014

My boyfriend and I had a horrible experience from the start! We arrived around 10pm and I went to the "front desk" to get our keys... No one was there, but I spotted an envelope with my name on it. I opened it and found a key for room #4... As I turned around to spot our destination, I saw...

5Thank kathistgeorge

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming affordable California Hotel Centrally located near Stanford University, Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley high-tech Investment Centers of Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. We are ideally suited for long term stays as "Your Residence in California." We offer Studio, one- and two-bedroom units with kitchenettes, free Internet, free HBO, air conditioning and business center facilities. Bicycles are available for rent. Stay with us and visit nearby attractions of San Francisco, San Jose, Yosemite, Monterey, and wine country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stanford Inn

Address: 115 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5234 (Formerly Stanford Arms Motel)
Region: United States > California > Menlo Park
Price Range: €115 - €206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stanford Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Go to another hotel.”
poshroomwithaview, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Stanford should be embarrassed to even put this on their list. Gave reviews as terrible only because there was nothing lower.”
reginas368, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else, that's all I recommend”
OlgaC896, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Call hotel for better rates.”
101Mickey101, 12 Sep 2013 | Read review
“For quiet, ask for a room on the second floor and away from the street.”
illin0isguy, 16 Feb 2013 | Read review
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