The Cardinal Hotel does not have on site parking. Guests must park on the city streets or in the public parking lots. The closest public parking lot is located diagonally across the street from the hotel underneath Palo Alto City Hall.
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.
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. Parking on the residential streets (approximately 3 blocks from the hotel) is free and not time limited.