Palo Alto, CA

Garden Court Hotel

Carina Stebbins
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Prime location in downtown Palo Alto
  • Complimentary amenities like Wi-Fi and an evening wine hour
  • Guest rooms have balconies or patios with seating areas ideal for sipping morning coffee
  • Unwind in a marble soaking tub at the end of a day spent sightseeing

"Talk about location -- this ... property is in the middle of Palo Alto's bustling downtown" -- SFGate

96% (23 Member Ratings)

"Lovely room, great service!"
Oct 18, 2016
Alexandria, VA, United States


Map & Directions

The San Francisco International Airport is approximately a 30-minute car ride from the hotel. Cab fare is approximately $65 one way. Riding BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) or Caltrain may also be options, and fares vary from $4.25-$10 one way depending on transfers and the number of zones traveled.

Rooms & Rates

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Find beauty and solitude at Garden Court Hotel in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. Plenty of restaurants and activities are within a 15-minute walk, but with the hotel's many comforts and complimentary amenities, trekking beyond the hotel might not be on a traveler’s priority list.

The property's exterior and the 62 open guest rooms give it a Mediterranean air. Soak in a marble tub, and then use complimentary Wi-Fi access before settling in for the night between Italian linens. French doors open to a balcony or patio where chairs invite you to settle with a newspaper and morning coffee.

Special touches include port and cookie service, as well as fresh fruit throughout the hotel's common areas. Il Fornaio, located below the hotel, provides the room service menu for the hotel, which includes pizzas and other Italian favorites made with ingredients imported from Italy. Breakfast and lunch are also served there.

If venturing out, a five-minute drive delivers you to the Stanford University campus and the nearby shopping center featuring Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and other high-end retail outlets. Locals recommend making the 20-minute car drive to the trails of Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, rich with wildlife and mountain views.

From the press
  • "Talk about location -- this independently owned property is in the middle of Palo Alto's bustling downtown. Though the building dates to 1986, a $9 million renovation completed in May (and overseen by Spanish interior designer Pablo Paniagua) breathed new life into the property" -- SFGate



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPad on request
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Video games on request


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom Some rooms have a shower, others a bathtub.

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking Complimentary parking for event attendance.

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service
  • Off-street parking
  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park
  • Public car park (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children ages18 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for infants. Extra bed available on request for children and adults: $25 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (max weight is 120 lbs) and will be charged $50 per stay on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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23 Member Reviews
(96% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Lovely room, great service!
Sarah Oct 18, 2016 Alexandria, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Really wonderful! The check in was easy, the staff friendly and professional. Our room was beautiful! The bed was really comfortable.
Sarah Oct 17, 2016 Ukiah, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: It's just so easy to be at Garden Court. The rooms are well appointed, so comfortable and clean. As always, the staff is attentive and welcoming.
Malani Oct 11, 2016 San Mateo, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great hotel in a great area
Other Comments: The only thing I wish they had was a coffee maker in the room. But they were kind enough to bring me a hot water kettle when I asked for it.
Sevan Oct 10, 2016 Montebello, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: the Hotel room.
Other Comments: I did enjoy the stay but at check out they gave me grief on the travelzoo coupon. Its was only 25 dollars they overcharged me. Folks behind me were listening to me complain. The travelzoo coupon was for inroom service which I used it for. But the check out lady kept saying it was only good for restaurant credit. I showed her the voucher and she still said that she'll have to check with the manager. I was embarrassed making a big deal over 25 dollars. The folks behind me even said to me "its only $25 just pay it" I'd go back but I'm pretty hesitant on using a travelzoo coupon.
Christy Sep 16, 2016 Puyallup, WA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Staff was great, accommodations were very nice
Other Comments: A/c unit a little noisy at night Sep 12, 2016 Scotts Valley, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location
Gregory Sep 11, 2016 sacramento, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: They made our anniversary special.
Other Comments: The staff were very helpful. The room was well appointed with quality hygiene products for use. It was quiet and the valet service was excellent.
Susan Sep 06, 2016 Clovis, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The beautiful room, the nice staff, and the breakfast.
jason Dec 14, 2015 San Francisco, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Level of service; excellent accomodations
margaret Dec 07, 2015 salinas, CA, United States

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