Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Cardinal Hotel is a 3-star comfortable property offering a bright accommodation steps away from Shoreline Amphitheatre, Stanford University and Byxbee Park. Founded in 1924, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2008.

Located in a downtown area with bistros and restaurants, guests will see why Cardinal Hotel is admired by many tourists. The property is set a 20-minute stroll from Palo Alto center.

A local bus stop lies within 450 meters away. Mineta San Jose International airport is 25 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

The rooms in Cardinal Hotel come with ironing facilities, flat-screen television, a personal computer, heating and a separate toilet. The rooms also feature carpet floor and dark-wood furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Reposado Restaurant pampers guests with Mexican and American dishes and lies within 50 meters 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

Guests are welcome to use a vending machine, an elevator and parking for general purposes and a business centre and a copier for business needs.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   60.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free 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
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, United States, 94301

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City Center
  • Palo Alto
    1.7 km
Airports
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  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    60

Rooms and availability

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Standard Queen Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 21 m²
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This room features a flat-screen satellite TV, a work desk and a private bathroom.

Room facilities

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
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    Hotel Address:

    235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, United States, 94301

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Palo Alto
      1.7 km
    Airports
    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  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      60

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1.6 km

    Train stations

    • California Ave Caltrain - 2.3 km

    Sport related

    • Stanford Stadium - 1.1 km
    • Frost Amphitheater - 1.5 km

    Amusement

    • Aquarius Theater - 200 m

    Stadiums

    • Maples Pavilion - 2.4 km

    Museums

    • Pacific Art League - 100 m
    • Boot Strap Foundation Inc - 700 m
    • Palo Alto Junior Museum - 1.4 km

    Parks

    • Palo Alto Recreation Dept - 1.2 km

    Universities, Institutes

    • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science - 2.2 km
    • Language Pacific Intl Inst - 2.4 km

    Business areas

    • Stanford Shopping Center - 800 m
    • Facebook - 1.6 km

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Lucile Packard Children's Hosp - 1.4 km
    • Children's Health Council - 1.6 km
    • Stanford Hospital and Clinics - 1.8 km
    • Stanford University School of Medicine - 2.1 km

    Public parking

    • Stanford University - 1.3 km

    Local attractions

    • Hoover Tower - 1.9 km
      Stanford University, Palo Alto
    • Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center - 4.4 km
      2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
    • Shoreline Park - 6.6 km
      3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View
    • The Memorial Church of Stanford University - 2.1 km
      Palo Alto, CA
    • Pearson-Arastradero Preserve - 6.5 km
      1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto

    Near the hotel

    • Cantor Arts Center - 160 m
      Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto
    • Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens - 1.1 km
      80 Willow Road, Menlo Park
    • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve - 1.3 km
      East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
    • Professorville - 670 m
      Bryant Street, Palo Alto
    • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden - 1.2 km
      1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto

    Restaurants nearby

    • Reposado Restaurant - 10 m

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

      71% likes this, based on 121 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican
      Price Range: GBP 23 - GBP 31

    • Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill - 70 m

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

      73% likes this, based on 136 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: GBP 9 - GBP 13

    • The Old Pro - 40 m

      Address: 541 Ramona St
      Phone: (650) 326-1446

      61% likes this, based on 38 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Osteria - 20 m

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

      68% likes this, based on 95 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: GBP 17 - GBP 24

    • Coupa Cafe - 50 m

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

      60% likes this, based on 65 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 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, United States, 94301

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Palo Alto
      1.7 km
    Airports
    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  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      60