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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
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el PRADO

4.0 star property
Suburban hotel with 2 restaurants, near Stanford University

9.2/10 Superb

435 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
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520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In University South
  • Stanford University - 13 min walk
  • Stanford University Medical Center - 13 min drive
  • San Francisco Bay - 11 min drive
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre - 10 min drive
  • California's Great America - 23 min drive
  • Levi's Stadium - 23 min drive
  • Tesla Motors - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 26 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Menlo Park Station - 4 min drive
  • California Ave Station - 9 min drive
  • Palo Alto Station - 10 min walk

Restaurants

  • Sancho's Taqueria - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Venetia - 3 min walk
  • Crepevine - 3 min walk
  • Joya - 4 min walk
  • La Strada - 4 min walk

About this property

el PRADO

El PRADO offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Stanford University. Guests can visit the fitness centre for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Il Fornaio, one of 2 restaurants, which serves Italian cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and central location.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 62 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 70 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • On-site valet parking (USD 28.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (7000 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1986
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Piano
  • Fitness centre

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Hand-held shower heads
  • Height-adjustable showerheads

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 49-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Dining

Il Fornaio – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
The Bar at el PRADO – This restaurant specialises in Spanish cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay

Parking

  • Valet parking costs USD 28.00 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Garden Court Hotel Palo Alto
Garden Court Hotel
Garden Court Palo Alto
el PRADO Hotel
el PRADO Palo Alto
Garden Court Hotel
el PRADO Hotel Palo Alto

Frequently asked questions

Does el PRADO offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, el PRADO does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at el PRADO?
As of 6 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at el PRADO on 17 February 2023 start from €427, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at el PRADO?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at el PRADO?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 70 lb per pet. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at el PRADO?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 28.00 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at el PRADO?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at el PRADO and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities such as 2 bars, a fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near el PRADO?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring Italian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Crepevine (3-min walk), Joya (4-min walk) and La Strada (4-min walk).
Does el PRADO have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around el PRADO like?
El PRADO is in University South, a short 13-minute walk from Stanford University and 14 minutes' walk from Stanford Shopping Center. Travellers say that the area is central and good for shopping.

Reviews

9.2

Superb

9.6/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

8.5/10

Amenities

9.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.1/10

Eco-friendliness

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10/10 Exceptional

Charlene, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

GEORGE, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous
Fabulous stay! Everything was 10/10!
Kim, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Safra, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rosie, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

David, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Benjamin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ann, 1-night trip
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