Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto

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

 Free Wi-Fi
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Cardinal Hotel is rated 3 stars and provides visitors with a vending machine, a luggage storage and a safe deposit box. Built in 1924 and remodeled in 2008, the hotel is a unique combination of international architecture and modern facilities.

The ideal location gives quick access to Computer History Museum, San Mateo County History Museum and Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, Professorville and Palo Alto Junior Museum are 10 minutes away.

Bistros and restaurants are only a few steps from the hotel.

Within 5-minute walk guests will find themselves near Palo Alto Caltrain train station. Cardinal Hotel is 25 minutes’ drive away from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 60 bright rooms equipped with a writing desk, ironing facilities, a telephone, heating and a dressing area. Rooms also feature carpet floor and dark-wood furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Varied dishes are served in the friendly restaurant on site.

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 photocopier and a business center to meet the needs of business travelers.

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
  • 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

  • A la carte restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
    1.7km
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    2.4km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Reposado Restaurant (cuisine: Fusion, 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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Size: 21m2
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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
      1.7km
    Train Stations
    • California Ave Caltrain
      2.4km
    • Train Stations
      100 m
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Reposado Restaurant (cuisine: Fusion, 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 - 1.6km

    Train stations

    • California Ave Caltrain - 2.3km

    Sport related

    Shopping areas

    Amusement

    • Aquarius Theater - 200 m

    Stadiums

    • Maples Pavilion - 2.4km

    Museums

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

    Parks

    • Palo Alto Recreation Dept - 1.2km

    Universities, Institutes

    Medical care and Hospitals

    Local Attractions

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

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • Cantor Arts Center - 160 m
      Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto
    • Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens - 1.1km
      80 Willow Road, Menlo Park
    • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve - 1.3km
      East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
    • Professorville - 670 m
      Bryant Street, Palo Alto
    • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden - 1.2km
      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: Fusion, Mexican
      Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 52

    • Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill - 70 m

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

      73% likes this, based on 136 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Ice Cream, Diner
      Price Range: CAD 15 - CAD 22

    • 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: CAD 28 - CAD 42

    • Coupa Cafe - 50 m

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

      60% likes this, based on 65 reviews
      Cuisine: Dessert, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Café

    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
    Excellent
    Based on 30 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Dining
    9.0

    Individual 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
      1.7km
    Train Stations
    • California Ave Caltrain
      2.4km
    • Train Stations
      100 m
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Reposado Restaurant (cuisine: Fusion, 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