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 448 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

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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 Stanford Shopping Center and Computer History Museum. This family-friendly motel is 4 mi (6.4 km) from Stanford University and 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Shoreline Park.


Make yourself at home in one of the 37 air-conditioned rooms 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.


A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is included.

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 - 3.2 km / 2 mi
Rengstorff Park - 3.5 km / 2.2 mi
Tesla Motors - 3.6 km / 2.2 mi
Los Altos History Museum - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Stanford Stadium - 4.3 km / 2.6 mi
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - 5 km / 3.1 mi
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo - 5 km / 3.1 mi
Googleplex - 5 km / 3.1 mi
Palo Alto Art Center - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Hoover Tower - 5.1 km / 3.2 mi
Stanford Theatre - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi
Stanford Shopping Center - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Shoreline Amphitheatre - 5.7 km / 3.5 mi
Computer History Museum - 5.7 km / 3.6 mi

The nearest airports are:
Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County) - 7.3 km / 4.5 mi
San Carlos, CA (SQL) - 20.8 km / 12.9 mi
San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 21.4 km / 13.3 mi
San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 31.3 km / 19.5 mi
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 38.9 km / 24.2 mi

The preferred airport for The Zen Hotel is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.).

Check-in time starts at 3pm. 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 are 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.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
For bookings of 5 rooms or more, special cancellation and deposit policies will apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Important Information

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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Multilingual staff
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Free breakfast
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Fitness facilities
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Free self parking
  • -24-hour business center
  • -Number of floors - 2
  • -Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • -Garden
  • -Total number of rooms - 37
  • -Year Built - 1975
  • -Coffee/tea in common areas
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Express check-out