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1 room, 2 adults

Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, United States of America

4-star4 stars
520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, United States of America

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Stanford University
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Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe

Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, United States of America

  • Deluxe Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, United States of America


  • In University South
  • Stanford University - 31 min walk
  • Stanford University Medical Center - 36 min walk
  • Stanford Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Stanford Shopping Center - 17 min walk
  • Stanford University Arboretum - 19 min walk
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo - 20 min walk
  • Cantor Arts Center - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) - 10 min drive
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 13 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive) - 27 min drive
  • Palo Alto Station - 10 min walk
  • Menlo Park Station - 7 min drive
  • California Ave Station - 8 min drive
  • Area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 62 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Up to 150 lbs


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • Extended parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 650
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1986
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 49-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, United States of America’s small print

Also known as

  • Court Garden Hotel
  • Garden Court
  • Garden Court Hotel
  • Garden Court Hotel Palo Alto
  • Garden Court Palo Alto
  • Garden Court Hotel Hotel
  • Garden Court Hotel Palo Alto
  • Garden Court Hotel Hotel Palo Alto


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 50. per stay

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 28.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, United States of America

  • Are pets allowed at Garden Court Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 150 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of USD 50. per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • Is parking offered at Garden Court Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 28.00 per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Garden Court Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Garden Court Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Il Fornaio (1-min walk), Gyros Gyros (1-min walk), and Yogurtland (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 152 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
n oasis
The check in was fast and easy, the room was lovely and very quiet. It was easy sleeping past 8am. The hotel is an oasis right in the middle of this little town, with much to do within walking distance.
Charles, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Outstanding accommodation, and five-star staff
The room was comfortable and pleasant. But the greatest asset of this hotel is the staff. Every staff member I encountered went above and beyond normal service I encounter at other hotels. It started with the doorman, who crossed the street to help with my bags; he had a smile like Charon’s in John Wick, and always remembered me when I came or left the hotel. The front desk manager went out of his way to find me a room for early checkin, and knew my name the next day when I checked out. The next day he emailed me to inquire if I had left some clothing behind that housekeeping found (it wasn’t mine); however NO other hotel where I left something behind has ever initiated contact to return the item. When I returned from dinner I decided to make a cup of tea from the lobby service; a housekeeper noticed that it wasn’t hot, volunteered to heat it for me and then brought it to my room. The small gestures of the competent staff make guests feel like the staff really cares about their comfort.
James, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay on Game Weekend
Really nice hotel. Very comfortable. Great location. My only issues: 1) coffee was really weak and undrinkable 2) parking lot view Otherwise I would definitely stay again.
dave, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Enjoyed my stay
Crazy expensive and worth it. That makes the Garden Court unlike other hotels in Palo Alto which are also expensive but not worth it.
Stanley, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best business stay to date.
I had not stayed at a hotel like this, and to my surprise it beats even the most luxurious hotels that I have stayed. The staff and amenities are above most of them.
peter, us3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great location in the centre of Palo Alto.This hotel is always welcoming and comfortable. Bathroom door did not fit very well and was difficult to slide closed. There was some construction going on but we would definitely stay here again.
gb3 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Our keys never worked and we had to go back to office every time we needed to open the door - no attempt was made to offer any discount of any kind for our trouble - simply a sorry it’s a security glitch
Bryce, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
WARNING: Construction going on!
We booked a stay because it was cheaper than in the recent past. It turned out that there is major renovation going on and we had to trek through an adjacent parking lot and the a restaurant court yard to get access to an elevator that eventually got us to the reception. None of this was mentioned when we booked the room. Not cool. (They did leave a small bag of candies in the room as an after the fact apology.)
PAUL, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great !!!!!
Jeannette, us1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
The hotel is undergoing construction and while the rooms are nice and the service is great, the construction made it noisy and inconvenient. For the price, this was a huge disappointment. Also we believe we should have been told about the construction before making reservation. Or at lease a reduction in room rate??
Kathleen, us2 night family trip

Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, United States of America

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