California - San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto

Cardinal Hotel


Each one of our 60 elegant lodging options boasts well-appointed furnishings, stylish décor, and thoughtful amenities.

Enhance your visit to Palo Alto, California by reserving a comfortable, affordable guestroom or suite at the historic Cardinal Hotel. Built in 1924, our recently renovated, entirely non-smoking boutique hotel charms visitors with an elegant ambiance highlighted by the enchanting lobby, which provides a delightful glimpse into Old Palo Alto. Family vacationers and corporate travelers alike will appreciate our dedicated service and vintage amenities. A convenient downtown location makes it easy to access world-class dining, unique shopping, and eclectic art galleries. We're also within close proximity of popular attractions, high-tech companies, and renowned Stanford University.


Delight in well-appointed guestrooms during your stay in Palo Alto, California with quality amenities, including satellite television with premium channels, aromatic bath products, and high-speed wireless Internet access. A one-bedroom suite offers separate bedroom and parlor with sleeper sofa.
Group Retreats: Popular for family gatherings and reunions, the Cardinal Hotel offers a beautiful spacious lobby for guest use only. Perfect for chats over morning coffee or for opening a bottle of wine in the evening. During the winter enjoy the warmth and coziness of our vintage fireplace. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available.


Lodging Type: Hotel

Location: Downtown Palo Alto, 1 mile from Stanford University. Medical Center and Shopping Center

Guest Rooms: 59

Meals: Breakfast

Facilities: Internet Access

Phone: (650) 323-5101

Reservations Page:
Address: 235 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California, 94301