We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Dinah's Garden Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Dinah\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

880 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 839: English reviews
Start your review of Dinah's Garden Hotel
 Click to rate
Venice, CA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely, charming hotel. Quiet, Beautiful grounds. Well situated.Tons of amenities. Enough mirrors! Shelf in bathroom to put your stuff. Great in room coffee. Spacious. Loved it. My type of place. Recommend it for those that like hotels with character that have a different vibe from the usual

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank PatSnyder194
Guilford, Connecticut
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 30 December 2016

In an area where chain hotels abound, it's a treat to stay in a family-owned hotel with lots of charm and character. The rooms are set amidst lovely gardens. Everyone on the staff is extremely helpful. All in all, a terrific place to stay.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Caroline H
About Hotel's Favourite Review
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Caroline for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent experience at Dinah's. "Charm" and "character" are two aspects of our service that we cherish, and we are glad that you enjoyed the property and our staff. Please get in touch with us when you plan to visit the area again. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden...

Bangalore, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice cozy and very comfortable hotel near to both restaurants, shopping, businesses. Friendly staff and I felt very comfortable during my short stay at this hotel. The restaurant is good and has an excellent breakfast.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank thiruvengadagot
Seattle
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed four nights while visiting family. The pool provided a great Sunday morning playground for several young family members. One evening we bought picnic fixings from a nearby Whole Foods and had a grand time hanging out in the room and the covered private area right outside the room. The room was a nice contrast to chain hotels. Staff...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 44Boppa
Sand City, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My adult daughter and I stayed here last night while visiting Stanford for medical tests. We had two days so decided to treat ourselves with an overnight at Dinahs. We had a perfect quiet room with a patio which had a private waterfall, lots of koi visitors and soft smell of blossoms floating by. It was our heaven. The swimming...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nina b
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Nina for the kind words and five star review of your recent stay at Dinah's. We are so happy to hear that we were able to make your visit to Stanford Hospital as relaxing and pleasant as possible and that you were able to enjoy your room, the property, our pool, and the wonderful food (and...

Lake Oswego, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well appointed rooms, quiet, beautifully landscaped, koi pond, friendly staff. We were traveling with our dog, reserved one of the special pet rooms...well appointed, non carpeted room, sliding doors to easily take your pet outside...whether you are traveling for personal business or business the location is quiet and such a pleasant place to be.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lizp502017
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your five star review of your recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you and your canine companion enjoyed your time at Dinah's, and encourage those travelling with pets to contact us as soon as they can, as we have a limited number of those types of...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a mini-vacation from San Francisco with the only requirement for my 6 year old - that it be warm and there be a pool. Done and done! Pros: *Very warm, clean pool, with lush surrounding, and pool-side drink and food service. *Pretty good food at the poolside restaurant. *Pleasant service all around. *Koi pond with gigantic koi and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kim W
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kim for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your getaway from San Francisco for the weekend. We apologize about one of our ponds being drained. We have had to do some maintenance in that particular pond and...

HAARLEM, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a really nice character! Enjoyed my stay at Dinah's very much. Nice and clean rooms, and loved the garden and pool area. Would certainly recommend to stay at Dinah's again when returning to Palo Alto area.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank cora458
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We truly appreciate the five star review and are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your room, the property, and our pool. Please get in touch when you plan to visit the area again. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front...

Reno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An oasis in a very priced hotel area. I felt like I was on vacation, although on business. Excellent deal for the money. When I locked myself out of my hotel room by accident, they took 5 minutes to respond and fix. I will never stay anywhere else when I am in the area.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank lizt832
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your five star review of your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are so happy to hear that we were able to make a business trip feel more like a vacation for you, and we hope that you will get in contact with us soon so that we can...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff knew a lot about the local area and they took time to lead me to amenities at the hotel. They gave advice on local restaurants including which restaurants they preferred. The rooms were great: plenty of space. If you like long walks, Stanford is slightly more than four miles away. I would stay here if I travel to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank John F
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Garden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much John for the kind words and the five star review of your recent stay at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear that our front desk was able to assist you during your stay and we will be sure to pass your compliments on to them. We sincerely hope that you do visit us again...

462 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (181)
Viewed
Room/Suite (20)
Viewed
View from Room (25)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (48)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (75)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (243)
Viewed
Amenities (2)
Viewed
Bali Suite (38)
Viewed
Deluxe (35)
Viewed
Garden Deluxe (30)
Viewed
Patio (33)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
The Hotel (42)
Viewed
The Railroad Baron's Suite (56)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (38)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (17)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Palo Alto hotels
1.8 km away
Creekside Inn
Creekside Inn
#6 of 27 in Palo Alto
594 reviews
5.4 km away
The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
0.3 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palo Alto
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
#8 of 27 in Palo Alto
581 reviews
0.3 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
5.6 km away
Garden Court Hotel
Garden Court Hotel
#5 of 27 in Palo Alto
371 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • 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: €139 - €455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dinah's Garden Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Hotwire, Hotels.com, TravelClick, Expedia, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Travelocity, getaroom.com and Jetsetter so you can book your Dinah's Garden Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Dinahs Garden
Dinahs Garden Hotel
Dinahs Garden Palo Alto
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Business Hotel in Palo Alto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Palo Alto
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Dinah's Garden Hotel staff and other travellers.
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Dinah's Garden Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All the rooms, as far as I know, are verry good”
paulamJ9844ZJ, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that is close to or on the water”
FlyTricoptera, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pool rooms are smaller, if you want a big room, stay in a outer buildings.”
_kdahlcollins, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The suite was great - do check out location as some rooms are right on parking lot.”
779NateB, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book the "Fountain Suite." Private Deck, Koi pond, fountain, Mallards abound. Couples or family.”
Funandromance, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5