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Welcome to The Cardinal Hotel

Enhance your visit to Palo Alto, California by reserving a comfortable, affordable guest-room or suite at the historic Cardinal Hotel.

Built in 1924, our recently renovated, entirely non-smoking vintage boutique hotel charms visitors with an elegant ambiance highlighted by the enchanting lobby, which provides a delightful glimpse into Old Palo Alto.

Family vacationers and corporate travelers alike will appreciate our dedicated service and modern amenities. A convenient downtown location makes it easy to walk to some of the best restaurants in the bay area, popular wine bars, pubs and sports bars and local cafes.

We're also within close proximity of popular attractions, high-tech companies, and just 1 mile from renowned Stanford University and the Stanford Shopping Center.


Be a part of history

Renovation Update (Nov 6 - Dec 15, 2017)

November 6 to January 15

We are pleased to announce that The Cardinal Hotel is about to embark on renovations that will assure your comfort as our guest for years to come.

Annual Holiday Lobby Display

We have decked the halls again. This year our gratious lobby is adourned with a stunning 18 foot Natural Noble Fir tree adourned with over 7,500 lights and 200 ornaments. Our lobby this year is adourned with over 20,000 lights and more than 300 yards of ribbon. Stop by and visit our winter wonterland in Palo Alto. #ChristmasAtTheCardinal