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The Zen Hotel - Palo Alto, San Jose

2 star Hotel San Jose

4164 El Camino Real - San Jose

Price starting from $ 129 .38

Just 5 minutes drive from San Antonio Shopping Center and Rengstorff Park, The Zen Hotel is a cheap Palo Alto city center motel with free breakfast.

Location of The Zen Hotel

Los Altos History Museum, Computer History Museum, Cantor Arts Center and Stanford University are all a 5-minute drive away. Other points of interest include Shoreline Park, Stanford Maples Pavillion, Googleplex and Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center.


Free Wi-Fi is provided so you can check your in-box whenever you like.


Your Palo Alto motel has 37 rooms, a fitness center and a garden. You can also find luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, coffee/tea in the lobby and laundry facilities. The front desk at The Zen Hotel is open 24 hours.

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Breakfast at The Zen Hotel

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at The Zen Hotel

  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Business Center

Know before you go

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Front desk hours are from 7AM until 11PM. Guests arriving outside of those hours should contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking to arrange check-in.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

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

The Zen Hotel is also known as

Townhouse Hotel Palo Alto

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at The Zen Hotel, offering 37 guest rooms with iPod docking stations and climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 37-inch LCD televisions with satellite channels, free movie channels and HBO. Business travelers visiting the Palo Alto area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary weekday newspapers.

A good night's sleep in supportive pillowtop mattresses with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards and coffee/tea makers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and free dial-up internet.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Microwaves can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Dial-up Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

Distances from The Zen Hotel

San Antonio Shopping Center - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Rengstorff Park - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Los Altos History Museum - 3.6 km / 2.2 mi
Stanford Maples Pavillion - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Googleplex - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Elizabeth Gamble Garden Center - 3.8 km / 2.3 mi
Palo Alto Art Center - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Stanford Stadium - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Shoreline Park - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Hoover Tower - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Computer History Museum - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Shoreline Amphitheatre - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Stanford Memorial Church - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Stanford University - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
The closest major airports to The Zen Hotel are:
San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 17.9 km / 11.1 mi
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 32.5 km / 20.2 mi

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

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services The Zen Hotel

  • Free parking
  • Private parking