Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto

235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA, United States, 94301show map
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FabulousBased on  31 reviews
Overview

Cardinal Hotel is a 3-star property only 2.6 km from Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve . This elegant hotel dates from 1924 and was refurbished in 2008.

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden is within 15 minutes' walk away. The city center lies within 2 km from the venue.

Restaurants and bistros are set close to the property.

Cardinal Hotel is around 30 minutes' drive from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

There are 60 non-smoking rooms at Cardinal Hotel feature heating, a dressing area, a seating area, ironing facilities and a separate toilet. They offer bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at Nola and The Old Pro located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

A american breakfast is served at the price of USD 12.95 per person per night.  The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of USD 8.95 per person per night. 

Services

Cardinal Hotel features such facilities as an elevator, parking and a vending machine.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   60.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room features

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Palo Alto (PAO)2.8 mi
San Carlos (SQL)6.8 mi
Train
California Ave Caltrain1.5 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  31  reviews

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9.0
Dining
  • 9.2
    Superb

    The room was extremely quiet. The bed was among the most confortables I have ever slept in. The architecture and furniture very charming.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    very quaint Hotel and friendly staff.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The location is perfect. Rooms are very clean!

    During my 8 day stay, I did not have any positive interactions with the front desk staff. They were rude, at best. I have a physical disability and this front desk staff did nothing to help me with my challenges. Not at all handicap friendly or handicap concerned. The antique elevator has a manual door that is heavy and very difficult if you have paralysis and no one is willing to assist you. No air-conditioning. Only one washer and dryer and it is difficult to find it available. Lobby is dark and dingy and needs to be updated.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Room clean, neat, quiet. Lobby large and comfortable for reading, waiting.

    For some rooms bathroom and shower are down the hall. Very little congestion and both very nice, but a small inconvenience especially in the middle of the night. Room did have a sink.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    I did not like the fact the hotel still uses keys and has no latches on the door. If you are still going to use keys, you must have safety latches. G-D knows how many keys are floating around for each hotel room.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Great location close to restaurants in downtown Palo Alto, shared bathrooms and showers were very well maintained and not an inconvenience at all.

    tended to be a bit noisy with street traffic, probably very hot in the summer with no air conditioning.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I liked the quaint old-world atmosphere and the excellent value for money in this location. The rooms and facilities are simple, but clean and neat and compfortable. I shared a bathroom and shower along the corridor but did not find this to be a problem at all - I never had to wait. The water was hot and there was a sink in my room also. I did not have any problem with noise from the street as my room faced the inner courtyard. I liked taking coffee in the main lobby with its comfortble sofas and tiled floor.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Great price in an excellent location in downtown Palo Alto. Beautiful old hotel.

    The shared bathroom and shower was sub-optimal but not too bad.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Location, price and cleanliness. All staff were helpful and knowledgeable; some were more friendly than others. I would recommend to friends/family (although there is some concern about lack of AC in the summer). Also, I recommend small refrigerators for the rooms and free wifi.

  • 9.4
    Exceptional

    It felt warm and is a great location. I like small hotels and in town location.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Antique, comfortable, reasonable price, good services.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Older world, good location and with 'budget' option (ie sacrifice of en suite facilities)

    If I had been paying for room with bathroom and toilet facilities it probably would not have represented such good value

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hotel has a lot of character and friendly staff

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Convenient location; available business center; coffee in the lobby

    We could hear EVERYTHING on the street, including the local delivery for businesses starting at 5 am. The window was closed, but the sound was just relentless. I know it's an older building and online reviews mentioned this, but I wasn't expecting it to be so bad.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Pro: Nice location Gorgeous antique design Kind staff l

    Con: Too warm air conditioning : difficult to control

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  31 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Palo Alto (PAO)2.8 mi
San Carlos (SQL)6.8 mi
Train
California Ave Caltrain1.5 mi
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