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Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto

235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94301  show map
 3 stars
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Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto

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

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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Off-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Vending machines

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94301

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Airports
Train
  • California Ave Caltrain
    1.5 mi
Restaurants
  • Reposado Restaurant (cuisine: Mexican)
    100 ft
  • Osteria (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    60

Rooms and availability

Cardinal Hotel photos Room Hotel information
Standard Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Shared Bathroom Room
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    2 persons

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Room Description:

The toilet and shower for this room are located in the hallway. Room includes a flat-screen satellite TV, a desk and a seating area.

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Local attractions

  • San Mateo County History Museum4.8 mi
    2200 Broadway St
  • Computer History Museum5.0 mi
    1401 N Shoreline Blvd
  • Filoli8.4 mi
    86 Canada Rd
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre4.8 mi
    1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View
  • Hiller Aviation Museum6.9 mi
    601 Skyway Rd

Near the hotel

  • The Stanford Shopping Center3300 ft
    680 Stanford Shopping Ctr

    Restaurants nearby

    • Reposado Restaurant100 ft

      Address: 236 Hamilton Ave
      Phone: 650-833-3151

      71% likes this, based on 121 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican
      Price Range: USD 30 - USD 40

    • Nola200 ft

      Address: 535 Ramona St
      Phone: 650-328-2722

      73% likes this, based on 118 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole
      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

    • Coupa Cafe200 ft

      Address: 538 Ramona St
      Phone: 650-322-6872

      64% likes this, based on 87 reviews

    • Osteria100 ft

      Address: 247 Hamilton Ave
      Phone: (650) 328-5700

      68% likes this, based on 95 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: USD 22 - USD 32

    • Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill300 ft

      Address: 566 Emerson St
      Phone: (650) 323-3131

      60% likes this, based on 116 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      60

    Cardinal Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Cardinal Hotel

    7.6
    FabulousBased on31 reviews

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    Dining
    9.0

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      9.2

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

    • Family with children
      7.4

      very quaint Hotel and friendly staff.

    • Single
      6.6

      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.

    • Single
      7.0

      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.

    • Single
      7.0

      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.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      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.

    • Single
      7.8

      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.

    • Single
      9.2

      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.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      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.

    • Older travelers
      9.4

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

    • Single
      10.0

      Antique, comfortable, reasonable price, good services.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      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

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      Hotel has a lot of character and friendly staff

    • Family with children
      8.2

      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.

    • Single
      8.8

      Pro: Nice location Gorgeous antique design Kind staff l

      Con: Too warm air conditioning : difficult to control

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94301

    Get directions
    Airports
    Train
    • California Ave Caltrain
      1.5 mi
    Restaurants
    • Reposado Restaurant (cuisine: Mexican)
      100 ft
    • Osteria (cuisine: Italian)
      100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      60