Garden Court Hotel - Palo Alto

520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, United States, 94301  show map
 4 stars
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Garden Court Hotel - Palo Alto

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Editorial review:

This gorgeous hotel has a great location near Stanford and has top-notch service, there are homemade cookies, freshly squeezed orange juice, and muffins in the morning, the gardens are attractive, and the rooms are relaxing. The rooms feature fireplaces, whirlpools, balconies, marble bathrooms, and Aveda bath products.

Overview

Located in the heart of Downtown Palo Alto, California, on the tree-lined University Avenue, Vincci Garden Court Hotel is a modern luxury boutique hotel and an exceptional venue for meetings, social gatherings and weddings. It is positioned perfectly between both San Francisco and San Jose International Airports. The Garden Court Hotel is just a short walk away from world-class shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

This four-star property was completely renovated in early 2010 to offer guests all modern conveniences and amenities. The Garden Court Hotels features elegant lodging in the heart of Silicon Valley.

All 62 guestrooms at the Garden Court Hotel are elegantly furnished with all the comforts to ensure a relaxing stay for leisure travelers and also offer working places equipped with desks, office chairs, and phone and internet access for business travelers.

The Garden Court Hotel offers complimentary dining services in the lobby each morning, afternoon and evening.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   62.

Rooms

The Garden Court’s guestrooms include its deluxe king, deluxe queen, grand executive king, gland deluxe suite, deluxe suite king, courtyard deluxe king rooms and penthouse.

Each room features: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/ heating, private bar and 24-hour ice service, a safe deposit box, 30 full HD TV channels; marble bathroom with overhead rain shower, hair dryer and Molton Brown luxury bath products. The hotel provides twice daily house keeping service with luxury turndown.

There are non-smoking rooms and rooms specially designed for disabled people. A complimentary breakfast is included with your booking. The larger suites can cater to families if requested. There is no capacity for extra beds/cots in the room. Pets are allowed at an additional $49 per visit, including pet friendly facilities.

Dining options

The breakfast is served in the lobby every morning and includes the complimentary refreshments, Peet’s coffee and tea service and Shokolaat pastries.

The Garden Court Hotel also offers such complimentary services in the lobby as afternoon flavored iced water or hot beverage service, evening port and cookie service, daily ice delivery and fresh fruit in the common areas.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The business center includes high-speed internet access, a printer/ photocopier/ scanner/ fax available to guests 24 hours a day.

The Garden Court Hotel also offers meeting space to host meetings, social gatherings and conferences. The hotel provides full audio/visual packages and individual rentals, technician on site support, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and teleconference services.

Leisure

The Garden Court Hotel offers a fully-appointed cardiovascular fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, available free of charge for guests. In-room massage is arranged through the concierge service. There are elegant spas and yoga centers nearby.

Additional features

At the Garden Court Hotel the concierge can arrange in-room massage, restaurant reservations and private sedan service.

The hotel features elegant indoor and outdoor event spaces for cocktail receptions, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and holidays events. The events manager of the Garden Court Hotel will help you plan a special party and then transition to the banquet captain who follows your event details.

The Garden Court Hotel also offers wedding packages and celebration special offers.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible on site at USD 24 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, United States, 94301

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City Center
  • Palo Alto
    1.0 mi
Train Stations
  • California Ave Caltrain
    1.6 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Il Fornaio (cuisine: Italian, Bakery, Wine Bar)
    100 ft
  • Pluto's (cuisine: American, Sandwiches)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    62

Rooms and availability

The Garden Court’s guestrooms include its deluxe king, deluxe queen, grand executive king, gland deluxe suite, deluxe suite king, courtyard deluxe king rooms and penthouse.

Each room features: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/ heating, private bar and 24-hour ice service, a safe deposit box, 30 full HD TV channels; marble bathroom with overhead rain shower, hair dryer and Molton Brown luxury bath products. The hotel provides twice daily house keeping service with luxury turndown.

There are non-smoking rooms and rooms specially designed for disabled people. A complimentary breakfast is included with your booking. The larger suites can cater to families if requested. There is no capacity for extra beds/cots in the room. Pets are allowed at an additional $49 per visit, including pet friendly facilities.

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Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed or Queen Size bed
Size: 400 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Featuring floor to ceiling windows and french doors that open onto a view of downtown Palo Alto or the central courtyard, this spacious room also offers marble bathrooms and an overhead rain shower.

Room facilities
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    Deluxe Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 400 sq. feet
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    Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Garden Court Hotel - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, United States, 94301

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Palo Alto
        1.0 mi
      Train Stations
      • California Ave Caltrain
        1.6 mi
      • Train Stations
        400 ft
      • Bus stop
        1000 ft
      Restaurants
      • Il Fornaio (cuisine: Italian, Bakery, Wine Bar)
        100 ft
      • Pluto's (cuisine: American, Sandwiches)
        200 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        62

      Garden Court Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      Major attractions nearby the Garden Court Hotel are Stanford Shopping Center, the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden Center, the Stanford University Arboretum, the Stanford Mausoleum and Stanford Stadium.

      The hotel is within easy reach of the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University Medical Center and Stanford University.

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 5000 ft

      Train stations

      • California Ave Caltrain - 1.6 mi

      Sport related

      • Stanford Stadium - 5000 ft
      • Frost Amphitheater - 1.2 mi

      Shopping areas

      • Stanford Shopping Center - 3700 ft

      Amusement

      • Aquarius Theater - 1700 ft

      Stadiums

      • Maples Pavilion - 1.7 mi

      Museums

      • Boot Strap Foundation Inc - 1000 ft
      • Pacific Art League - 1400 ft
      • Palo Alto Junior Museum - 4300 ft

      Parks

      • Palo Alto Recreation Dept - 3700 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • Stanford University - 1.1 mi
      • Menlo College - 1.5 mi
      • Ctr-Adv Study Behav Science - 1.6 mi
      • Body Therapy Ctr - 1.6 mi
      • Language Pacific Intl Inst - 1.7 mi

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • Lucile Packard Children's Hosp - 1.1 mi
      • Children's Health Council - 1.2 mi
      • Stanford Hospital and Clinics - 1.4 mi
      • Stanford University School of Medicine - 1.6 mi

      Local Attractions

      • Hoover Tower - 1.5 mi
        Stanford University, Palo Alto
      • Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center - 2.6 mi
        2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
      • Pearson-Arastradero Preserve - 4.3 mi
        1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto
      • The Memorial Church of Stanford University - 1.6 mi
        Palo Alto, CA
      • Shoreline Park - 4.0 mi
        3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View

      Near the hotelNear the hotel

      • Cantor Arts Center - 1800 ft
        Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto
      • Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens - 2800 ft
        80 Willow Road, Menlo Park
      • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden - 4300 ft
        1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto
      • Professorville - 2200 ft
        Bryant Street, Palo Alto
      • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve - 3800 ft
        East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Il Fornaio - 100 ft

        Address: 520 Cowper St
        Phone: 650-853-3888

        76% likes this, based on 124 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian, Bakery, Wine Bar, Café
        Price Range: USD 10 - USD 50

      • Cafe Renzo - 200 ft

        Address: 473 University Ave
        Phone: 650-329-8300

        64% likes this, based on 75 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian, Café
        Price Range: USD 16 - USD 31

      • Gyros Gyros - 200 ft

        Address: 498 University Ave
        Phone: (650) 327-0107

        74% likes this, based on 44 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Turkish

      • Pluto's - 200 ft

        Address: 482 University Ave
        Phone: (650) 853-1556

        72% likes this, based on 85 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Sandwiches
        Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

      • Tamarine Restaurant - 400 ft

        Address: 546 University Ave
        Phone: 650-325-8500

        64% likes this, based on 144 reviews
        Cuisine: Asian fusion
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

      Getting there.

      The Garden Court Hotel is located 22.5km from San Jose International Airport, 27km away from San Francisco International Airport and 30.9km away from Oakland International Airport.

      The hotel assists with arrangements for airport shuttle, taxi, private sedan service, antique autos and group vans for all occasions.

      By car exit San Francisco International Airport and take Highway 101 South. Exit University Avenue West, then turn left onto Cowper Street. The hotel is on the right side.

      By car from Highway 280 driving North/South exit Sand Hill Road East. Turn right onto Arboretum Road (through Stanford Shopping Center) and then left onto Palm Drive (Palm becomes University Avenue). Turn right onto Cowper Street and the hotel is on the right side.

      Getting around.

      The Garden Court Hotel provides complimentary valet parking for guests attending banquet events one hour prior and one hour following the contracted event time. Arrangements can be made through the Event Manager to extend parking hours.

      Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 17 per day.

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        62
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      Garden Court Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Garden Court Hotel

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        9.6

        Fresh gardenias in the room, overall comfort, staff attentiveness, proximity to my destination.

        For the rate, should not have to pay extra for parking.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        great Location and good facilities and staff

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Garden Court Hotel - Palo Alto Palo Alto location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, United States, 94301

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Palo Alto
        1.0 mi
      Train Stations
      • California Ave Caltrain
        1.6 mi
      • Train Stations
        400 ft
      • Bus stop
        1000 ft
      Restaurants
      • Il Fornaio (cuisine: Italian, Bakery, Wine Bar)
        100 ft
      • Pluto's (cuisine: American, Sandwiches)
        200 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        62