Palo Alto

Garden Court Hotel

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Carina Stebbins
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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
Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
"The room was absolutely lovely. Having the fireplace was a happy bonus."
Jun 05, 2017
Sacramento, CA, 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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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 + tax 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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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.

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Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was absolutely lovely. Having the fireplace was a happy bonus.
Other Comments
Every piece of correspondence from the Hotel was addressed to Mr. Kyle Lane - an honest mistake, but after I checked in I wish the staff had made the notation that I am a MS. Kyle Lane.
Kyle Jun 05, 2017 Sacramento, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Ambiance, location, quality of service and products.
Other Comments
Staff was most gracious and accommodating. Our room was upgraded without asking and proved to be a perfect room for us. After check-out I discovered an issue with our charges. Problem was resolved immediately, in a professional manner, and included a price reduction in parking because of the error. This was totally unexpected as well.
Susan May 29, 2017 Rohnert Park, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Robert Nov 10, 2016 San Francisco, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The rooms and hotel as a whole were excellent and the customer service was phenomenal.
Bethany May 29, 2017 Roseville, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was wonderful! The staff was incredible, so attentive and considerate. I received a special dessert platter to celebrate my MBA. I left the hotel feeling extra special and pampered.
Other Comments
It's a beautiful hotel with outstanding customer service!
Elizabeth Nov 01, 2016 milpitas, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Overall the hotel was very nice except the two things mentioned above.
Other Comments
Billing. I was charged for parking and then had to come back to discuss at desk. Also the housekeeping was not consistent. Sometimes, clean wash cloths sometimes not, once a turn down service then never again.
Jane Nov 15, 2016 Rochester, MI, 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
Gregory Sep 11, 2016 sacramento, CA, 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
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

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