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    The Zen Hotel

    4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4075
    (650) 493-4492
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    Overview
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    Reviewed 25 January 2016

    As a 71-year-old woman traveling alone and arriving on a dark, rainy night, I had serious misgivings when I drove into the parking lot of an older-type looking motel. Fortunately I stayed and would again. It is obvious in every detail that the owners truly...More

    Thank Bonnie W
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 3 February 2016

    Dear Bonnie W, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at The Zen Hotel. It is wonderful to see that we are in agreement that you cannot always judge a book by its refurbished motor lodge cover. You are correct in highlighting that our...More

    Reviewed 16 January 2016

    Having just had an awful experience in Tulare, I was so very pleased with this hotel. First, I was in the middle of changing banks, so I didn't have a valid credit card - and they let me pay cash, even though it was against...More

    Thank Chauntae T
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 19 January 2016

    Dear Chauntae T, Thank you for sharing your satisfying experience during your stay with us last July. I am very pleased to know that you found our staff to be accommodating and helpful. It is delightful to learn that you found our hotel architecture and...More

    Reviewed 7 January 2016

    The staff at the Zen could not be more gracious.The room had extra amenities, much appreciated--for the bath, and free snacks and bottled water. The bed was very comfortable and reading lights especially for focussing when the rest of the room is dark are useful.More

    Thank Xtina3000
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 10 January 2016

    Dear Xtina3000, I am very pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Zen Hotel. Thank you for highlighting the L’Occitane amenities, as well as the complimentary bottled water and in-room welcome snacks. It is also wonderful to learn that you...More

    Reviewed 31 December 2015

    These days with so many chain hotels and motels it is always a joy to find a jewel of an independent. The Zen Hotel is a charming, very well maintained and hospitable place. Surprisingly quiet given it is located close to a major roadway. Overall...More

    Thank KingHarryUSUK
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 6 January 2016

    Dear KingHarryUSUK, Thank you very much for all of your kind words regarding The Zen Hotel. You were correct in highlighting that we are an independent, family owned hotel. It is a delight to learn that we successfully conveyed the importance we place on our...More

    Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

    I would like to Thank Jessica/Jennifer? Please forgive me for not remembering her name. She was so lovely, kind and generous with her help. My daughter had just been released from Stanford hospital. We had been wearing the same clothes for a week. Jennifer knew...More

    Thank Glamour_traveler
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 7 January 2016

    Dear Glamour_traveler, The entire Zen Team would like to thank you for sharing your experiences during your recent stay. Seeing a title that lets us know that you had the “best hotel experience of your life” is exactly the kind of feedback that we strive...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$133 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #5 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #5 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 37
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    • Location
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    • California >
    • Palo Alto
    • Also Known As
    • Townhouse Hotel Palo Alto
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    Bathroom (15)
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    LindaL246
    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
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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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    "Ask for a room not facing the main road."
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    "A corner suite is recommended: large and quiet"
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