The Zen Hotel

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, United States of America
4.5 out of 5 rating 956 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5
Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at The Zen Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Palo Alto, within a 10-minute drive of Googleplex and Computer History Museum. This motel is 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from Shoreline Amphitheatre and 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from Stanford University.


Make yourself at home in one of the 37 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your pillowtop bed comes with premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.


Enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness center or take in the view from a garden. This motel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

San Antonio Shopping Center - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Charleston Plaza - 3.3 km / 2 mi
Rengstorff Park - 3.5 km / 2.2 mi
Los Altos History Museum - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Stanford Stadium - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Hoover Tower - 4.9 km / 3 mi
Googleplex - 5 km / 3.1 mi
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo - 5 km / 3.1 mi
Palo Alto Art Center - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Stanford University Arboretum - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi
Stanford Theatre - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi
Shoreline Amphitheatre - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Rodin Sculpture Garden - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Cantor Arts Center - 5.7 km / 3.6 mi

The nearest airports are:
San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 38.9 km / 24.2 mi
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 21.4 km / 13.3 mi
Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi
Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 51.9 km / 32.3 mi
San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 20.8 km / 12.9 mi

The preferred airport for The Zen Hotel is San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO).

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

  • Contactless check-out is available.

  • Individually-wrapped food options are available.

  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • -Free self parking
  • -24-hour business center
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Express check-out
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Garden
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Fitness facilities
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Coffee/tea in common areas
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Multilingual staff
  • -Braille or raised signage
  • -Wheelchair accessible – no
  • -Hiking/biking trails nearby