About Us

About Us

The Stanford Motor Inn offers travelers a centrally located place to begin and end your day, whether you are here on business or pleasure. Conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose, Palo Alto is considered the “Birthplace of the Silicon Valley” and is home to major high-tech companies, such as Groupon, IBM, HP Pavilion, Google, Facebook, and more.

Stanford University is less than 2 miles from our front door. Catch the Stanford Marguerite Shuttle just 2 blocks from the hotel for a convenient way to visit this historic and beautiful campus. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast before you head out to visit local area attractions such as California’s Great America, a 100 acre amusement park with all of its thrill rides and water attractions, or your early morning business meeting at Tesla HQ.

What trip to northern California is complete without a visit to one of the famous wineries in the area? The Thomas Fogarty Winery, Portola Vineyard, and Woodside Vineyard which are all less than a 30 minute drive from us. The only problem you will have finding good food in Palo Alto is making a decision on which restaurant to choose to satisfy your hunger. Everything from Ramen to Greek to Cuban and of course seafood can be found within a few minutes of our hotel.

Each of our rooms offers a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, and premium TV channels. We provide daily maid service and our property is dog friendly. When you are ready to catch your flight home, the San Jose airport is only 16 miles away, and the San Francisco International Airport is 30 miles away from us.