palo alto hotels/motels

Jan 28th, 2002, 07:15 AM
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amy
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palo alto hotels/motels

My kids will be attending a camp at Stanford University. Although they will be staying on campus, I want to stay nearby so that if the dorm for my nine-year-old proves a bit too much, she can just stay with me and I can transport her as a day camper.

Any suggestions for a hotel/motel that's not too pricey but is very, very close to the University?
 
Jan 28th, 2002, 07:51 AM
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I don't know if you've already seen the area around Stanford, but there are TONS of hotels and motels very close to the U. I suggest you ask the office handling the camp to give you a list; I know they provide one to conference-goers, at freshman orientation, etc.
 
Jan 28th, 2002, 07:57 AM
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Amy, the closest hotel to Stanford, I believe is the Utell Creekside Inn at 3400 El Camino Real. I just checked the rate on Travelocity and got $169. It looks nice, overlooking a creek and across the street from the Stanford Shopping Center and practically walking distance to the campus. I'd imagine this is reasonable for the area. There are more pricey options, like the Westin, Stanford Park and Sheraton. Also, in downtown Palo Alto, still relatively close, is the Cardinal Hotel which might be reasonable.
 
Jan 28th, 2002, 08:49 AM
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Thanks, Susan. That was so kind of you!
I have lists of accomodations from several websites, and I even have one that shows the exact distances each hotel and motel are from the campus, but there's no substitution for the experiences of others. As we know all too well, one could find a hotel/motel that seems to be in a good location but is actually in a dangerous or unsightly pocket.
 
Jan 28th, 2002, 08:58 AM
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Thank you for saying thank you, Amy! I've driven by that hotel a million times and always thought it looked like a nice, mid-priced place to stay. Have fun. I'd be in the same boat with my nine year-old!

And if you are a shopper you will love the Stanford Shopping Center across the street -- beautiful landscaping too. Also, there's a great Rodin sculpture garden on the Stanford campus you could check out during the day. Downtown Palo Alto also offers much in the way of shopping, dining and a great, old, restored movie house that shows classic old films.
 

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