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 parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevador

Elevator

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 parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • 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

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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City Center
  • Palo Alto
    1.7 km
Airports
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    22.5 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    27.5 km
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    2.4 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Reposado Restaurant (cuisine: Mexican)
    10 m
  • Osteria (cuisine: Italian)
    20 m
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
  • Room size:

    21 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Extra long beds
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room features a flat-screen satellite TV, a work desk and a private bathroom.

Cardinal Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.6 km

Train stations

  • California Ave Caltrain2.3 km

Sport related

  • Stanford Stadium1.1 km
  • Frost Amphitheater1.5 km

Amusement

  • Aquarius Theater200 m

Stadiums

  • Maples Pavilion2.4 km

Museums

  • Pacific Art League100 m
  • Boot Strap Foundation Inc700 m
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum1.4 km

Parks

  • Palo Alto Recreation Dept1.2 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science2.2 km
  • Language Pacific Intl Inst2.4 km

Business areas

  • Stanford Shopping Center800 m
  • Facebook1.6 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Lucile Packard Children's Hosp1.4 km
  • Children's Health Council1.6 km
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics1.8 km
  • Stanford University School of Medicine2.1 km

Public parking

  • Stanford University1.3 km

Local attractions

  • Cantor Arts Center1.5 km
    Lomita Dr. and Museum Way Stanford University
  • Stanford University2.0 km
    450 Serra Mall
  • Kepler\'s Books2.1 km
    1010 El Camino Real
  • Hoover Tower1.9 km
    Stanford University
  • The Memorial Church of Stanford University2.1 km
    Palo Alto, CA

Near the hotel

  • The Stanford Theatre140 m
    221 University Avenue, Palo Alto
  • Hewlett Packard Garage600 m
    367 Addison Ave
  • The Stanford Shopping Center980 m
    680 Stanford Shopping Ctr
  • Downtown Palo Alto Farmer\'s Market200 m
    Gilman St and Hamilton
  • Professorville780 m
    Bryant Street
  • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden 1.3 km
    1431 Waverley St

Restaurants nearby

  • Reposado Restaurant10 m

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

    71% likes this, based on 121 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: ZAR 351 - ZAR 469

  • Nola50 m

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

    73% likes this, based on 118 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole
    Price Range: ZAR 375 - ZAR 375

  • Coupa Cafe50 m

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

    64% likes this, based on 87 reviews

  • Osteria20 m

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

    68% likes this, based on 95 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: ZAR 257 - ZAR 375

  • Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill70 m

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

    60% likes this, based on 116 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: ZAR 117 - ZAR 175

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

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

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 31 reviews

Rating by category:

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
City Center
  • Palo Alto
    1.7 km
Airports
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    22.5 km
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    27.5 km
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    2.4 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Reposado Restaurant (cuisine: Mexican)
    10 m
  • Osteria (cuisine: Italian)
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    60