Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto

235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, 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

Elevator

Overview

The comfortable Cardinal Hotel offers bright guest rooms close to Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden and Stanford University. Founded in 1924, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2008.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property. There are bistros and restaurants in the area.

Palo Alto Caltrain train station is swiftly reachable. The hotel is set 25 minutes' drive from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

Cardinal Hotel is a property in Palo Alto that comes with 60 rooms and provides a personal computer, television with satellite channels, climate control, a telephone and a writing table. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Italian, American and Cajun & Creole specialties are served at Osteria, which is 50 meters away.

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

The property offers a business center and a copier for the use of guests.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 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

hotel Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
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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

Shared Bathroom Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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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

  • Hoover Tower1.9 km
    Stanford University, Palo Alto
  • Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center4.4 km
    2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
  • Shoreline Park6.6 km
    3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View
  • The Memorial Church of Stanford University2.1 km
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Pearson-Arastradero Preserve6.5 km
    1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto

Near the hotel

  • Cantor Arts Center160 m
    Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto
  • Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens1.1 km
    80 Willow Road, Menlo Park
  • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve1.3 km
    East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
  • Professorville670 m
    Bryant Street, Palo Alto
  • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden1.2 km
    1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto

Restaurants nearby

  • Reposado Restaurant10 m

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

    71% likes this, based on 121 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: GBP 22 - GBP 30

  • Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill70 m

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

    73% likes this, based on 136 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: GBP 9 - GBP 12

  • The Old Pro40 m

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

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

  • Osteria20 m

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

    68% likes this, based on 95 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 24

  • Coupa Cafe50 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
Hotels nearby
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3 stars
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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