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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 $ 135.48

Free breakfast is just one of the great things you'll find at The Zen Hotel, a formidable choice for guests looking for family-friendly Palo Alto motels.

This Palo Alto motel offers free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning/laundry and a garden. Make the most of your trip, whether for business or pleasure, by taking some time to relax as you will find a fitness center on offer. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide express check-out.

The lobby offers a TV, coffee and free newspapers. This motel has a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include laundry facilities.

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Breakfast at The Zen Hotel

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

Facilities at The Zen Hotel

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

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 kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 37-inch LCD televisions with satellite channels. 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
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Dial-up Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

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 km and mile.

Transportation services The Zen Hotel

  • Free parking