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Stanford Park Hotel

100 El Camino Real | Menlo Park, CA 94025-5292  [SEE MAP]Menlo Park, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Recent guests liked the locally sourced cuisine and heated swimming pool
Recent guests thought the rooms were a bit outdated
A few blocks from Stanford University, the Stanford Park Hotel makes a lasting impression on business travelers due to its work-friendly services and facilities, which include high-speed internet access, a business center, dry-cleaning services and town car service. Although the decor comes across as a bit dated to some previous visitors, a fitness center and a heated swimming pool are still available, and the concierge has a stash of iPads and Nooks available to borrow. Guest rooms, which are often described as "comfortable" and "classic," house amenities like flat-screen TVs and ROAM bath products. Previous visitors agreed that once you get past the old-fashioned design, there's a lot to love about the Stanford Park Hotel: The staff is commended for always being friendly and helpful, and the in-house restaurant, Menlo Grill, earns a thumbs-up for its health-conscious comfort food.
Menlo Park, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 163 rooms
Primary View
City center



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1423 have reviewed the Stanford Park Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1423 reviews 4.5 (based on 1423 reviews)

Guest Rooms

All guest rooms at the Stanford Park are spacious with workspaces and seating areas. Accommodations boast modern amenities like HD flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi and wired high-speed internet.
  • Free Wall Street Journal newspaper delivered to guests daily
  • Each room also has an umbrella for guests to use

Standard room size430 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated just a half-mile from Stanford University and Stanford University Medical Center, the Stanford Park Hotel is located near Palo Alto and Silicon Valley in a neighborhood called Menlo Park. The hotel sits across the street from the Stanford Shopping Center, which houses nearly 150 stores, including Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, as well as gardens, a street market and art by California artists. The hotel offers free shuttle service to the surrounding area.
  • El Palo Alto Tree, the second largest tree in California and a historical landmark, is located just behind the hotel
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport around 17 miles southeast; San Francisco International Airport is located 20 miles north
  • Parking covered under nightly amenity fee
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Stanford Park Hotel’s signature restaurant, The Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar, is a classic American grill with a menu made up of regional dishes that utilize seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also has a wide selection of craft brewed beer and wine by the glass. Menlo Grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night fare.
  • Barista at the Park offers Starbucks coffee and specialty drinks, as well as a wide selection of grab-and-go items
  • Cookies and afternoon wine reception included in amenity fee

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Stanford Park Hotel’s swimming pool is set among the property’s garden and fountains. The 50-foot-long heated pool and whirlpool are open year-round. The pool area also has a dry sauna and a Jacuzzi.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The Stanford Park Hotel has a 24-hour fitness center, which houses a variety of cardio machines and weight-training equipment. The fitness center also has free weights and a stretching room. Many of the machines have built-in TVs.
    • Hotel’s "borrow-a-bicycle" program allows guests the opportunity to explore the local area at their leisure on retro-style bikes, many of which are named for famous Stanford alumni, including Condoleezza Rice
    • Concierge can provide directions to some of the area's best trails for runners
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The hotel has a basic business center with a computer workstation, laser printer and high-speed internet access. The business center is available to guests 24 hours. For meetings and events, the Stanford Park Hotel houses 10,000 square feet of space.
    • Hotel has staff on-site to assist with audiovisual needs
    • Hotel can also provide projectors, screens, flip charts and sound systems for meetings

    Number of meeting rooms5

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    Whether a couple is looking for a picturesque outdoor ceremony or a classic ballroom setting, the Stanford Park Hotel has a venue that is likely to fit the bill. The hotel’s two-level courtyard, which is landscaped with an array of flowers, trees and sculptures, is ideal for outdoor events.
    • The hotel’s on-site planning team works with couples and vendors
    • A variety of wedding packages are available

    Maximum wedding guest capacity90

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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