The Zen Hotel - Palo Alto

4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306  show map
 3 stars
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The Zen Hotel - Palo Alto

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

The Zen Hotel offers fine accommodation in Palo Alto. The family-friendly hotel was built in 1970 and refurbished in 1995.

The property boasts convenient location minutes away from San Antonio Caltrain train station. The city center is 4 km away from the hotel.

This hotel is conveniently based near a valley.

Mineta San Jose International airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from The Zen Hotel.

Rooms

This property offers 37 non-smoking guestrooms complete with climate control, a refrigerator, wireless internet, a kitchen and cable TV. Some rooms feature views over Silicon Valley. Other comforts include a microwave and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The sushi bar So Gong Dong Tofu House is within easy reach of the property.

Services

The hotel offers car rental services for travelling a business area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   37.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel The Zen Hotel - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
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Hotel Address:

4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

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City Center
  • Palo Alto
    3.8 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    2.5 km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • So Gong Dong Tofu House (cuisine: Asian, Korean)
    180 m
  • Fuki-Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
    240 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    37

Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
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    One-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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      Junior Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed
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        Deluxe Room
        Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Double beds or Queen-size bed
        Size: 28 m²
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Zen Hotel - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
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          Hotel Address:

          4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Palo Alto
            3.8 km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • California Ave Caltrain
            2.5 km
          • Train Stations
            100 m
          • Bus stop
            100 m
          Restaurants
          • So Gong Dong Tofu House (cuisine: Asian, Korean)
            180 m
          • Fuki-Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
            240 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            37

          The Zen Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • American Airport Svc - 2.5 km

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 3.7 km

          Places of interest

          • Gryphon Stringed Instruments - 1.5 km

          Train stations

          • California Ave Caltrain - 2.4 km

          Sport related

          • Cubberley Community Center - 1.6 km
          • Stanford Stadium - 4.0 km

          Amusement

          • Winter Lodge - 2.1 km

          Stadiums

          • Maples Pavilion - 4.0 km

          Museums

          • Palo Alto Junior Museum - 3.9 km

          Parks

          • Palo Alto Parks Div - 3.3 km

          Halls

          • Elks Lodge - 800 m

          Universities, Institutes

          • Foothill College Off-Campus - 1.6 km
          • Transpersonal Counseling Ctr - 2.1 km
          • Body Therapy Ctr - 2.3 km
          • Language Pacific Intl Inst - 2.3 km
          • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science - 3.4 km

          Medical care and Hospitals

          • Country Day Little School - 700 m
          • Va Palo Alto Health Care Syst - 1.7 km
          • Palo Alto VA Medical Center - VAPAHCS - 1.7 km

          College Campuses

          • Sofia University - 2.4 km

          Local attractions

          • Rengstorff Park & Pool - 2.6 km
            201 South Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View
          • Shoreline Park - 4.0 km
            3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View
          • Hoover Tower - 4.1 km
            Stanford University, Palo Alto
          • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden - 3.7 km
            1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto
          • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve - 4.1 km
            East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

          Restaurants nearby

          • So Gong Dong Tofu House - 180 m

            Address: 4127 El Camino Real
            Phone: 650-424-8805

            60% likes this, based on 44 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian, Korean

          • Sushi Tomo - 210 m

            Address: 4131 El Camino Way
            Phone: 650-856-1100

            Cuisine: Japanese

          • Su Hong - 290 m

            Address: 4101 El Camino Way
            Phone: (650) 493-4664

            63% likes this, based on 29 reviews
            Cuisine: Chinese

          • Fuki-Sushi - 240 m

            Address: 4119 El Camino Real
            Phone: (650) 494-9383

            50% likes this, based on 88 reviews
            Cuisine: Japanese
            Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 32

          • Pizz'a Chicago - 290 m

            Address: 4115 El Camino Real
            Phone: (650) 424-9400

            65% likes this, based on 53 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            37
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          The Zen Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Zen Hotel

          Average guest rating

          8.6out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 34 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          9.3
          Rooms
          8.0
          Service
          10.0
          Value
          9.5

          Guest reviews

          • Single
            8.8

            comfortable room, good breakfast

            poor internet connection ( free but not working!)

          • Single
            8.2

            I spent 5 nights at the Zen Hotel. The first thing I noticed is that the hotel is in the 'strip mall' format, where there is no building, but instead all the hotel rooms have doors from the street. I'm used to staying in hotel buildings. For me it feels safer. But after I started talking to the staff, I felt really safe where I was and can say the experience was very good. The room was really spacious, the bed was comfortable, everything was very clean, and there was a good breakfast.

          • Single
            7.8

            Rooms have been brought up to date: flat screen TV, power outlets, iPod and iPhone dock/alarm clock (no more iPhone warnings). One of the better free breakfasts I've had.

            Average price (each night was a different rate) was OK, but not great.

          • Couple
            4.6

            odalar temiz/clean rooms

            Bu bir motel/this is not a hotel. it is a motel

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Efficient and cordial staff. The well decorated rooms provide a nice and comfortable place to stay. Spotless. Good TV set, nice bed, nice towels, nice breakfast.

            The room announced as delux queen had a small queen bed in a tiny room. For US$10 more one can get a King bed in a much larger room. The bookings page should make that clear.

          • Family with children
            8.8

            The staff are very nice and helpful. The rooms are nicely furbished and very clean.

          • Single
            10.0

            Quiet, comfort, good service, clean and comfortable rooms.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            The look of the room, the cleanliness, the look of the landscaping, the afternoon tea and sweet that was available, the grind your own beans fresh coffee in the room and the full breakfast. The whole experience was wonderful a d the topper was the friendly and very helpful staff. I don't get to the bay area often, but I will stay at the Zen when I come back. It was a great experience at a very reasonable price.

          • Single
            7.4

            Very friendly staff! Clean, pretty room, comfy bed, great towels.

            Worst internet ever. In Silicon Valley! They acknowledged this and attributed this to a recent carrier/ISP switch they made, but they never properly followed up on it. They only could offer me to come to the lobby at any point in time or night. But even there, it was not always great. In any case, they should have compensated for it. The quality was so poor that it took >5 *minutes* just to load their authentication page. Minutes! Skype (non-HD!) video calls were impossible most of the time. The breakfast was very meager as well.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            I really enjoyed the beds, shower was amazing! And breakfast was fantastic!

          • Family with children
            6.0

            The first night of our three night stay, around 22:30, the smoke detector started to make sporadic clicking noises, which woke us up. I called the office and the night person said it would be the low battery and advised me to remove the battery and told me that the maintenance will take care of it the next day. The next morning, I told the office person in charge and told the story just in case. When we returned in the evening, the smoke detector and the battery was still on the desk, the way I placed them there, disconnected. It remained so until we left.

          • Family with children
            10.0

            The room was quite large; it had recently received a big investment in renovation. The breakfast was superior to most hotel "free" breakfasts. It had a kitchen, 2 refrigerators, and an oven (all unexpected) so would be good for long-term stays. The lobby offered freshly baked chocolate chip cookies which our kids loved.

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            Very clean and well lit room. Bathroom was modern and spotless. Staff at registration was courteous, friendly, and very helpful. This is a great place to stay at in Palo Alto.

          • Single
            4.2

            location was ok, it is a refurb'd motel at the end of the day with little to no facilities for the price

          • Family with children
            7.8

            The hotel is clean and tastefully decorated. Very conveniently located in Palo Alto.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Zen Hotel - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, United States, 94306

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Palo Alto
            3.8 km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • California Ave Caltrain
            2.5 km
          • Train Stations
            100 m
          • Bus stop
            100 m
          Restaurants
          • So Gong Dong Tofu House (cuisine: Asian, Korean)
            180 m
          • Fuki-Sushi (cuisine: Japanese)
            240 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            37