Stanford Graduation Booking

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Stanford Graduation Booking

Stanford 2024 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on June 16, 2024 Each year, the Cardinal Hotel is proud to host Stanford families as they gather to celebrate their graduates. We’re accepting bookings for the weekend of June 16, 2024 now. Come stay with us in the heart of downtown Palo Alto during Stanford’s Class of … Read more

For the Love of Books in Palo Alto

Local Book Hotspots for Readers If you love to read, this is for you. Historic adventures, beloved bookstores and multiple library locations await in downtown Palo Alto. Read more to learn which two city libraries have newly extended hours, learn about a family-owned independent bookstore in the heart of downtown, and discover a popular library … Read more

Bicycling Around Palo Alto

Biking is a Big Part of Our Community Palo Alto has been a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community since 2003. The city established the nation’s first bicycle boulevard on Bryant Street in the early 80s and welcomes locals and visitors to bike through our beautiful city. Historic downtown is an excellent starting point for a bike … Read more

Spend the Holidays at The Cardinal Hotel

Exciting things are happening in Palo Alto. Football, fall, food and more… it’s the beginning of Celebration Season! October means that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year are right around the corner – what better way to celebrate than savings! When you book select dates, you’ll receive the 4th Night FREE* with our newest offer: ​The … Read more

Fall in Love with Palo Alto

It’s the perfect time to fall in love with Palo Alto all over again. We’ve rounded up some of the best happenings around the city for you. See our favorites below and make the most of your adventures. Enjoy! Stanford Football The boys of fall are back in action!The Red Zone, lights of Stanford Stadium, … Read more

2022 Stanford Homecoming is in the Books!

Cue the confetti and wear your finest Cardinal Red! Stanford brought in a win during the October 2022 Homecoming Game. Thanks to all the Stanford Alum who booked rooms with us. We were honored to host each of you as you reconnected with friends, dined on the Quad, and celebrated as your past came to … Read more

A Toast to History and Rosé

We’d like to make a toast. We’re pleased to partner with Share a Splash Wine Co. to offer our guests a chance to experience our “Rosé Your Stay” Package. Celebrate your get-away with an award-winning Rosé. When you book the Rosé Your Stay Package: At check-in, you’ll enjoy a half bottle of perfection: Angels & … Read more

Be a Part of History: The Stanford Theatre

The Cardinal Hotel, classic movies and the beautiful Palo Alto summer night sky – what more could you ask for in a visit? The Stanford Theatre schedule lineup is alway complete with silent comedies, tunes on the Wurlitzer Organ during intermission and double features with stars like: Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers Cary Grant Humphrey Bogart … Read more

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