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    The Zen Hotel

    4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4075
    (650) 493-4492
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    Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

    This is my second time staying at this hotel. I love it! The breakfast is amazing - great variety that includes hot and cold protein options, not just carbs! The rooms are clean and there are so many little extras they provide (water and snacks...More

    Thank MKhitstheroad
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, General Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 13 June 2017

    Dear MKhitstheroad, Thank you so much for your great feedback and for being a repeat guest of The Zen Hotel. It is a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed our balanced breakfast menu and that our in-room snacks served to enhance your overall experience....More

    Reviewed 9 May 2017

    2 floor hotel, but with very nice rooms and interiors, everything seemed new, very clear rooms, big, silent, well equiped (coffee maker and fridge), free snacks and water, and desk if you need to work. The personnel were so nice and attentive, the breakfast was...More

    Thank Felipe G
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 11 May 2017

    Hello Felipe G, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am happy to learn that we were able to meet your expectation across the board. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service to all of our guests, from our front desk to our...More

    Reviewed 8 May 2017

    A motel in its former life, but owners transformed this little gem into a very nice hotel. Great linens, including robes and slippers; refreshments which included KIND bar, pistachios, trail mix, chocolate mints, waters and Starbucks coffees. Smoothies included for breakfast, plus homemade breakfast foods...More

    Thank Paige M
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 11 May 2017

    Dear Paige M, Thank you so much for choosing The Zen Hotel for your most recent visit to Palo Alto. I would like to also thank you for taking the time to provide us with such kind words regarding your overall experience. We greatly appreciate...More

    Reviewed 3 May 2017

    The Zen Hotel is a great option for staying in Palo Alto at a reasonable price. It is very clean and comfortable, and has good amenities and a wonderful breakfast. I've stayed in several other motels/hotels on El Camino Real and the Zen is definitely...More

    Thank Susan R
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, General Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 6 May 2017

    Dear Susan R, Thank you for your kind words about our hotel. Your feedback is especially important to us, since we emerge as the winners after you have personally bench-marked several other nearby hotels. We are very glad to know our value and amenities, coupled...More

    Reviewed 12 April 2017

    Although a motel on the exterior, the management has made The Zen to a Hotel, they provide French toiletries, very good in room snacks, water, good quality towels, a comfortable bed. Did I mention they have really good breakfast? Hot breakfast selection including sausages, eggs,...More

    Thank MrsPeet3175
    Response from Zen_Hotel_Palo_Alto, Front Office Manager at The Zen HotelResponded 18 April 2017

    Dear MrsPeet3175, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review regarding your experience at The Zen Hotel. We value the opinion and comments of our guests a great deal. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our...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 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
    • #5 Family 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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    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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