The Cardinal Hotel - Palo Alto, California, 94301, United States

Hotel Amenities

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The Cardinal Hotel, Palo Alto California

Discover a fine array of services and amenities at the entirely non-smoking Cardinal Hotel. Our boutique downtown Palo Alto, California property welcomes family vacationers and business travelers with high-speed wireless Internet access, business center, laundry facilities, and complimentary coffee, tea, and cocoa in the lobby.

Services & Amenities

  • Entirely Non-Smoking
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Cocoa (lobby)
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Newspapers (lobby)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Microwave (Business Center)
  • Parking Available Nearby
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Safe Deposit Box (front desk)
  • Wake-Up Calls

Downtown Palo Alto Hotel Restaurant

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Bistro Maxine is a creperie/café that serves up a delectable selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Hotel guests can enjoy the Deluxe Breakfast including coffee or tea, fresh squeezed orange juice, small fruit salad, any style of eggs, omelettes, srambles, a "crepe short stack", breakfast croissant sandwich or yogurt and granola $18.00.

Business Center

  • Business Center

Business center located off the lobby has multiple computers and free printing available to guests. 

Wi-Fi at Cardinal Hotel

Stay connected while you stay with us at our downtown Palo Alto hotel. Secure high-speed wireless internet access allows you to safely surf the web or take care of business.

Parking at Cardinal Hotel and in Palo Alto

Most weekday parking in Palo Alto is free but time limited from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is a three-story parking lot underneath the City Hall building, directly across the street from the hotel, where the time limit is 3 hours. 

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Most other lots and street parking is limited to 2 hours. Daily parking permits are available for purchase for $17.50 per day at the front desk. Parking is free and unrestricted from Friday at 5:00 p.m. until Monday at 8:00 a.m.

Bicycling in Palo Alto is also a very popular option.  There are bike rentals available from Bike Connection; just a few blocks away on El Camino Real.  You can visit them online at or call them at 650-853.3000, and they will be happy to rent you a bike for the week or just the day. Another popular option is BikeShare which offers short duration bike rentals from automated kiosks. For more information about Bike Share, please visit their website at

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