Be a part of history

Location, History, Affordability

In the heart of Silicon Valley

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Welcome to

The Cardinal Hotel

Enhance your visit to Palo Alto by reserving a comfortable, affordable guest room at the historic Cardinal Hotel.

Built in 1924, our recently renovated, vintage boutique hotel charms visitors with an elegant ambiance highlighted by the enchanting lobby - a delightful glimpse into the history of Palo Alto.

Visitors to Stanford University, corporate travelers and family vacationers alike will appreciate the welcoming and dedicated service of our professional hotel staff.

Enjoy a pleasant stroll to a wide array of restaurants including “Best in the Bay Area”, all ethnic cuisines and the trendy farm to table. Find popular wine bars sprinkled among the wealth of infamous local coffee shops such as Philz, Verve and Coupa Cafe. Plenty of shops, a Whole Foods, fitness centers, local movie theaters and parks make our downtown not only inviting but easy to visit without a car.

The Cardinal Hotel is located just 1 mile from the renowned Stanford University, the Stanford Shopping Center and close to popular attractions and high-tech companies.

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Professional Staff

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Quality Service

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Local Experience

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Beautiful Rooms

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Historic Property

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Downtown Palo Alto

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