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El Prado

520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94302 US near Exit 22 on I-280 (~3.3mi)
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4.0 Star Property
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4.5/5

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  • The Avg. Group Discount is 13.0%!
  • Gym is available on property
  • 62 rooms in hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • 15 suites in hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 8.0/10
  • 8 meeting rooms in hotel
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09/23/2021 - 09/24/2021
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Verified Reviews of El Prado

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Wonderful staff, beautifully appointed room."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We would recommend staying at the Garden Court Hotel. Staff was very accommodating and the rooms comfortable and tasteful. We enjoyed the fruit left for our enjoyment. I would stay there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Aug 10 to Sun Aug 11 2019 at a $278.00 average nightly rate.

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Rated 86/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Excellent romantic hotel. Fantastic service."

Amenities

89/100
7 reviews

"Nice building."

Location

88/100
11 reviews

"Great location."

Value

83/100
5 reviews

"Best value for money."

Service

75/100
18 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Room

64/100
10 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Excellent romantic hotel. Fantastic service."

Location

91/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Amenities

89/100
7 reviews

"Nice building."

Service

75/100
18 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Room

64/100
10 reviews

"Room is all right."

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Property Description

Awarded a high 4 stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Garden Court Hotel is the only luxury hotel and event venue in Downtown Palo Alto. Lovely California and Mediterranean architecture offering a warm ambiance and relaxed environment. Features a large, open-air courtyard complete with fountain, fire pit, string lights and beautiful landscaping. Coveted location in Downtown Palo Alto offering world class restaurants, boutiques and parks, we provide the perfect location for travelers visiting Silicon Valley, Stanford University, the Peninsula, San Francisco and San Jose. 62 recently renovated, exceptional luxury guestrooms with a chic-modern contemporary style. Rooms are flooded with natural light and have private balconies and/or breakfast nooks. Suites, aerated spa tubs and fireplace rooms are available. Full service hotel with many complimentary amenities including complimentary high speed internet with maximum bandwidth in guestrooms, public space and meeting space; complimentary morning pastries and coffee service, newspapers, iced water and house-made chocolates, evening port and cookie service. Rooms feature docking stations, Molton Brown bath amenities, choice of daily newspaper, fresh fruits, overnight shoe shine service; twice daily maid service. Meeting and Conference Services meet our global traveler’s every need including state of the art audio/visual equipment. Meeting Rooms all have large picture windows, glass doors and an adjoining balcony or courtyard for indoor and outdoor access throughout the meeting day. We are expert at producing a seamless event experience; quiet, professional, discrete, efficient, and always anticipating needs of our guests. Green! Garden Court is one of the first local businesses working to support Palo Alto Green the #1 renewable energy power program in the U.S. and, we are a proud participant of the Palo Alto Business Recycling Program. We ensure our vendors have or are eliminating their carbon footprint. We have keycard switches in each guestroom to control energy on and off switches.

Green Sustainability

Yes. Keycard on and off switches. We partner with sustainable vendor resources. We purchase wind power. We have a recycle program throughout the hotel and event spaces

Amenities you and your pet will enjoy


  • Check In: 3:00 pm -
  • Check Out: 11:00 am
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Child facilities
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jogging path
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Express Check-Out

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Francisco Int’l Airport(SFO)25 mins North//San Jose Int’l Airport(SJC)20 mins South//Oakland Int’l Airport(OAK)40 mins Northeast//Car transportation may be arranged approx. $95 one way//Taxi & Shuttle are similar rates.

Local Shuttle Info: Shuttles, taxis and rental cars are available from all airports. We are happy to assist with arrangements for private sedan service, airport shuttle, taxi, group vans and antique autos for all occasions.

Breakfast Information

Room Service breakfast - American cuisine - avg $20. Complimentary: Upon arrival fresh whole fruit in room. AM-Lobby offers fresh baked pastries and Peet's coffee and tea service. Afternoon-Lobby offers iced flavored water and housemade truffles. PM-Lobby offers Port and cookies. Wednesday Eve-Lobby offers wines and hors d'.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
pets 120 lbs permitted. $50.00 non refundable one time charge. Certified care dogs are no charge.

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