Cardinal Hotel

235 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(415) 323-5101 · Hotel Class:2 stars
Rating: 4.0 out of 5"123 TripAdvisor reviews · Business CenterInternet Access ·


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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

  • Great location

    Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by TGMerrill at TripAdvisor User Review3/18/2014Stayed here when bringing our son to look at Stanford. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. There are several restaurants and shops nearby and the lively evening scene is worth... More
  • wonderful hotel but lots of street noise

    Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by hashihime at TripAdvisor User Review3/10/2014The hotel is very "retro, including the elevator.Excellent location downtown Palo Alto, walking distance to campus.Many rooms have shared bathroom facilities but some are en suite.Nice b'fast crep... More
  • Cardinal is cardinal

    Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Peripateticce at TripAdvisor User Review2/28/2014The hotel is an excellent location, close to Stanford, its margeuritte shuttle service, Caltrain and surrounded by university ave and as well close to the whole foods market, fraiche and tradition... More
  • Perfect location

    Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Helle B at TripAdvisor User Review2/25/2014location, location. Can beat this one! Even though there were now private bath or toilet!!Well it was no problem at all. The room were very nice, the beds, pillows and duvets you wanted to take ho... More
  • My favorite place to stay in Palo Alto

    Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by redwhiteandblue123 at TripAdvisor User Review1/11/2014Couldn't be happier. Love your hotel and your staff. Requested a feather-free, scent-free room due to asthma. It was almost perfect but the bedding was infused with a scent that bothered me the fi... More