The Zen Hotel - Palo Alto

4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, United States, 94306show map
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SuperbBased on  33 reviews
Overview

Townhouse Inn is a good accommodation choice in Palo Alto.

Townhouse Inn lies 4.3 km away from Hewlett Packard Garage.

Guests will find Arastradero & Suzanne bus stop next to Townhouse Inn.

Rooms

The Zen Hotel includes 37 guestrooms with climate control, a laptop-size safe, TV with satellite channels, a microwave and a dressing area. The Zen Hotel features rooms with the garden view. The Zen Hotel offers bathrooms fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Fuki-Sushi and Su Hong are about 250 meters from the property.

Services

Guests can use car rental services on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   37.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Spa & wellness centre

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Su HongSu Hong1000 ft4101 El Camino Way
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Palo Alto Junior MuseumPalo Alto Junior Museum2.4 mi
Pacific Art LeaguePacific Art League2.9 mi
Palo Alto Parks DivPalo Alto Parks Div2.1 mi
Palo Alto Recreation DeptPalo Alto Recreation Dept2.5 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Palo Alto (PAO)3.5 mi
Moffett Field (NUQ)8.6 mi
Train
California Ave Caltrain1.6 mi
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Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  33  reviews

Rating by category:

9.3
Location
8.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
  • 8.8
    Superb

    comfortable room, good breakfast

    poor internet connection ( free but not working!)

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    odalar temiz/clean rooms

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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

  • 6.0
    Good

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  33 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Palo Alto (PAO)3.5 mi
Moffett Field (NUQ)8.6 mi
Train
California Ave Caltrain1.6 mi
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