Palo Alto

Garden Court Hotel

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Jessica Tilley
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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
(5 Member Ratings)
"Clean well appointed rooms. Ease of access to downtown Palo Alto."
Dec 24, 2018
Parker, CO, USA


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


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.
Please note the hotel is bookable for 2 guests only.
For 2 bed rooms, please note the number of guests in the Special Request section on the booking page and call the hotel to confirm the number of guests.  Additional charges may apply.

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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto (CA) over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
5.0 Location
5.0 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Clean well appointed rooms. Ease of access to downtown Palo Alto.
Daniel Dec 24, 2018 Parker, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Being able to walk downtown Palo Alto. Also, I'lfornio.
Gary May 28, 2018 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Christie May 14, 2018 Alameda, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
All staff were very cordial.
Howard Jan 03, 2018 Buena Park, CA, USA

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