Palo Alto hotels are numerous in this city that is in the center of the Silicon Valley, known for technology and related businesses. There are over 7,000 companies located in the city and surrounding area. Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, BMW Technology, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, and others make their home in Palo Alto, a city close to San Francisco, California. Palo Alto is also home to Stanford University in the northwestern valley of the San Francisco Peninsula. Many visitors to the university and to businesses in the area keep the 23 hotels filled much of the time. Many of them are luxury hotels, and budget hotels can be found as well for those choosing not to pay the high rates of more luxurious ones.
One beautiful luxury hotel with five Mediterranean style courtyards is The Westin Palo Alto. It is located next to Stanford University and is not far from San Francisco. There is an outdoor heated pool, a gym, and the Restaurant Soleil, which features Californian cuisine. Guest rooms feature “The Heavenly Bed” and courtyard views. Business people will appreciate the Guest Office Room with all of the convenience of being in your own office, including a desk with an ergonomic desk chair, international and national direct dialing, and a computer printer.
Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at Palo Alto is a very luxurious place to stay. Complete with a spa and guest rooms that have huge windows that allow panoramic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Bay, it is a popular place to stay in Palo Alto. Deluxe rooms include a large desk, private bars, in-room safes, marble bathrooms, and a shower with a flat-screen television. The Quattro contemporary restaurant located in the hotel features California-style cuisine and dining indoors or outdoors.
Another of the city’s hotels is the Garden Court Hotel which is located in downtown Palo Alto. This luxury hotel has deluxe guest rooms and a penthouse. There are rooms with fireplaces and every luxurious accommodation that would be expected in a high-end hotel. Afternoon and evening refreshments are provided, as well as iced water or hot beverages, and fresh fruit is available throughout the day. Overnight shoe shine service and same day laundry and dry cleaning are other conveniences that are offered.
Guests who want to stay at a very unique place while they are in Palo Alto will appreciate Dinah’s Garden Hotel. Located on eight acres of gardens that bloom year round, the property has waterfalls and blossoming trees, including Japanese cherry trees. This hotel is ideal for business people since it has both rooms and suites that are equipped with fiber optic high-speed Internet access. Wi-Fi access is available in almost every area of the hotel, including the poolside and most of the eight acres of the hotel property. The hotel lobby features a modern business center as well. The famous restaurant, Trader Vic’s is adjacent to the hotel. It is famous for the Polynesian, European, and Asian blend in the dishes that they serve.
Economical lodging is also available in Palo Alto, such as the Travelodge Palo Alto Silicon Valley. Located at a very convenient location, it is half way between San Jose and San Francisco and only two miles from Stanford University. There is a free continental breakfast for guests and high speed wireless Internet access is available in all areas of the hotel. Another economical place to stay is the Days Inn Palo Alto – Stanford Area. Rooms at the hotel have been remodeled to include modern amenities that include free high-speed Internet, a business center, and spacious rooms. This hotel has won awards from its corporate office for continual improvements.
Business travelers staying in Palo Alto, as well as tourists, will find a variety of lodging to meet their needs in this sunny California spot.