Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto

235 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, United States, 94301  show map
 2 stars
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Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto

 Free Wi-Fi
 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast
 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Cardinal is a 2-star comfortable hotel providing a bright accommodation only minutes away from The Stanford Theatre and Stanford University. Founded in 1924, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2008.

You can find Stanford Shopping Center, Professorville and Cantor Arts Center only 200 meters from the property. Cardinal Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of Palo Alto.

The hotel is surrounded by bistros and restaurants.

Guests will find themselves a 10-minute walk from Palo Alto Caltrain train station. Due to its location 25 km from Mineta San Jose International airport, it will take about 25 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

This property comprises 60 rooms featuring Shared Bathroom Room and Standard Double Room with a writing desk, flat-screen TV, a telephone, a dressing area and heating. The guestrooms feature carpet floor and dark-wood furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Osteria offers italian dishes and lies 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

Business guests will appreciate a photocopier and a business center available on site.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

235 Hamilton Avenue, 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    60

Rooms and availability

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Shared Bathroom Room
Size: 13 m²
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  • Private bathroom
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Toilet and shower for this room is located in the hallway.

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

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      How to reach hotel

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

      235 Hamilton Avenue, 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  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        60

      Cardinal Hotel Location

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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

      • Facebook - 1.6 km
      • 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
      • Body Therapy Ctr - 2.4 km
      • Menlo College - 2.4 km

      Business areas

      • Stanford Shopping Center - 800 m

      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 24 - GBP 32

      • 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 25

      • Coupa Cafe - 50 m

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

        60% likes this, based on 65 reviews

      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 Avenue, 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  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of rooms:
        60