Cardinal Hotel

235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 · University Park
(650) 323-5101
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"144 TripAdvisor reviews ·


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Experience Old World charm in vibrant downtown Palo Alto. Built in 1924, the Cardinal was Palo Alto’s premiere Hotel. Today the ambiance remains; the gracious lobby still provides a delightful glimpse of Old Palo Alto. Enjoy the hotel’s warm atmosphere and proximity to world class dining, shopping and Stanford University.



Latest reviews

  • Art Deco charm in the heart of Palo Alto

    Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jun 22, 2015 · by BethLauren8 from TripAdvisorPalo Alto may be one of the foremost tech capitals in America, but after stepping into the Cardinal Hotel, you're swept back into a more glamorous time. The sweeping lobby offers a relaxing place ... Full review
  • Comfortable and clean trip back in time

    Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Mar 16, 2015 · by Catherine H from TripAdvisorVery much enjoyed staying at this very clean, fairly old fashioned hotel.The bathrooms and showers are "down the hall" which would normally have been a non-starter for me, but I am really glad tha... Full review
  • Unbeatable location

    Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Mar 11, 2015 · by paisfeliz from TripAdvisorWe stayed here for Stanford reunion weekend in October, and opted for a room with a private bathroom.The Cardinal Hotel doesn't have a lot of frills, but the location is outstanding.It is right in... Full review
  • Average hotel great location

    Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jan 16, 2015 · by Elizabethanne019 from TripAdvisorThis hotel in the heart of Palo Alto is great for walking around town but the lack of suitable parking detracts as does the noise from the street during the night. The hotel is clean but the staff... Full review
  • 1st Time in Palo Alto...I'm elated I chose Cardinal Hotel

    Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jan 02, 2015 · by AllsmilesandThensome from TripAdvisorThis was a week long business trip to attend a training at Stanford University.The Cardinal Hotel was great! Excellent location to walkable stores and eateries! The Caltrain Station is just a litt... Full review