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Cardinal Hotel

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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
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2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

super basic hotel, unfriendly and quite unhelpful staff, I would not have chosen it if I had not been sent there for a conference. rooms small, hardly any place to put clothes, no coffee in rooms or in hotel, you have to get your breakfast...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality level of this hotel is excellent. The staffs are very kind and room is clean. The hotel is old and simple, but I feel comfortable with it. The hotel is in a working distance to the Palo Alto Station, so it is convenient...More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 5 days ago

Hi there, uenok813! From the entire team at Cardinal Hotel, "Thank You!" for the 5-Star review, it means the world to us. To know that we made such an impression during your stay is a huge reward and we truly have a team of super...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve been coming for over 20 years. It’s the only place we stay when we are in town which is 5-8 times per year at least. You can’t beat the location and comforts of the hotel. The staff is also very friendly and the rooms...More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Gail! We are beaming with gratitude after reading your review! One of things we are most proud of at Cardinal Hotel are the longstanding, and sometimes decade plus, relationships we get to develop as a family owned Historic Hotel - that has been...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in the Cardinal several times, and always enjoy staying here. The location is perfect for business meetings in downtown Palo Alto, and the the hotel has a great vibe - 1930s era lobby with original fixtures and warm and welcoming staff. It has...More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Smackerly, Your review is a gem, as well! We're delighted to hear that Cardinal Hotel has remained your go-to and the perfect fit for your business trips, we are right in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. The lobby is timeless and one...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

clean, convenient, helpful staff throughout my stay. Beautiful lobby and elevator if you like archived historical resources. The rooms were very clean and well-appointed. Location was very convenient.More

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Response from CardinalHotel1924, Guest Relations Manager at Cardinal HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings Taylor, Thank you for such a positive and thoughtful review! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Cardinal Hotel. The sprinkles of history scattered throughout the lobby are some of my favorite features of the hotel. Built in 1924, we are...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Center with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
Details
Price range
US$134 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$134 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Best Value Hotel in Palo Alto
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Paul K
27 July 2016|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator right by the registration desk. However, I do not recall rooms on the first floor. Also, you will want to call to check for an accessible entrance. I am remembering stairs at the two entrances.
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"my room overlooked the main street but I heard very little"
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"2nd floor is easier to get to with your bag"
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"Make sure to book rooms with restrooms away from the backside if you MUST stay here."
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"rooms that face the inner courtyard were quiet at night"
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