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Guest Reviews

Family vacationers and business travelers who are planning a trip to the Palo Alto, California area will find the Cardinal Hotel to be an ideal lodging choice. It's comfortable, affordable, and in a desirable location. Before checking in to our historic, boutique property, check out the comments of recent guests.

"Perfect for a weekend getaway"

"I loved the feel of the hotel, and the staff were welcoming. This old school hotel in the middle of downtown Palo Alto is perfect for a weekend getaway. Thank you!"

-(Guest review July 2016)

"Wonderful vintage ambience of style and comfort"

"I stayed in The Cardinal hotel for 10 days whilst visiting Stanford University. Hotel dates back to the 1920's and has a wonderful vintage ambience of style and comfort. My room was very clean and well taken care of by the cleaning staff. Receptionists were very attentive, polite, and helpful."
- (TripAdvisor member)

"Good Location Near Stanford"

"Good location near Stanford, beautiful old architecture, lovingly refinished, large rooms, comfortable beds, convenient computer facility to print boarding passes, and bathroom nicely redone."
- (TripAdvisor member)

"Friendly Staff And Exceptional Accommodations"

"The Cardinal Hotel provided a relaxed vacation for our 20+ family reunion. Besides the friendly staff and exceptional accommodations, this downtown landmark is close to top-notch restaurants, the Stanford Theater, and shopping. Its location is convenient for walking, hiking, and quick trips to Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. Fabulous!"
- (TripAdvisor member)