Shuttle & Taxi
From San Francisco International Airport - Take US 101 South towards San Jose. Drive approximately 17 miles. Exit at University Avenue and stay left towards Palo Alto. Continue on University Avenue and drive approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Ramona Street. The Cardinal Hotel is at 235 Hamilton Avenue (at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Ramona Street).
From San Jose International Airport - Take US 101 North towards San Francisco. Drive approximately 13 miles. Exit at University Avenue. Follow signs to Palo Alto, up over the freeway onto University Avenue. Continue on University Avenue. Drive approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Ramona Street. The Cardinal Hotel is at 235 Hamilton Avenue (at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Ramona Street).
Palo Alto Public Parking
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. We have a loading zone located in front of the hotel on Hamilton Ave. Guests may park in the loading zone for 15 minutes while loading or unloading.
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 $25.00 per day at the front desk.
Parking on the weekend is free and unrestricted from Friday at 5:00 p.m. until Monday at 8:00 a.m.