Rated 2 out of 5 by ABC14 Not the room type specified
Despite my reservation specifying a King bed and garden view room, this was not the room that was assigned to me. I had to see 4 rooms and stay in a room on the Caltrain side for one night before I was moved to a garden (or in my case roof) view.
I accepted the Green package with the options suggested at reception and also reminded another staff member of my request, yet it was not fulfilled.
The stairwell doors at the back of the hotel were supposed to be locked. The door was ajar 5 times out of the 10 times I left the hotel that way.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jrob3 Close to Stanford
Great hotel close to Stanford in central Palo Alto. Convenient to Stanford and Palo Alto, Menlo Park and San Jose. Hotel is reasonably priced, nice pool / restaurant area is very comfortable. Friendly staff and relaxed environment.
September 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MsKMY Not impressed
Highly priced for what you get. My guess is this is because of the location as the hotel itself was just fair. Employees were nice, and helpful. The walls are thin. I had to sleep with the fan on so as to not hear the trains going right near the back parking lot. I was insulted that they had Starwood Preferred reserved guest rooms marked, and the rest were apparently "non-preferred" rooms, which happened to be on the side of the train.
September 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by aksdjflasdjfalksdjf $250 for a bad hotel
The price goes up while the quality goes down. The thermostat was hanging by a wire and wouldn't control the heat/cooling. This is after switching rooms because of the smoke smell. Ive stayed at this hotel at least 50 times and other than the wonderful woman that works in the Club lounge, this hotel is in desperate need of an upgrade. The carpet is filthy in the lobby. I alway have to wait to talk to someone at the front desk, no matter what time of day. Never stay in a room that backs up to the train station or you get a 5 am wake up call, needed or not. Going to switch to the Four Seasons.
August 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by sam28 Slow room service and room availability issues
I am an SPG member and stayed at Sheraton for the fourth time this year. I felt the quality of service reduced each time.
Some of the issues i faced this time are:
- I had booked one month in advance. However, when i reached the hotel, i was told that i would have to wait for 40 mins to get a room in the Stanford building. This was because of a wedding and people had not checked out yet :/
- I was given a very small room in the Palo alto building. Every single day i came across an insect in the washroom.
- On the second day i asked for a few toiletries that were not sent to my room. Water and anything else in general would take atleast 20-30 mins to reach my room.
I am definitely going to stay at the Westin from next time.
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kostasots Among Top for Stanford Visits
The hotel is nicely kept, and perfect for sporting events at Stanford, or tooling around Palo Alto. Outside facing rooms that are on the side and in the back can hear the CalTrain... but it's not like sitting on the tracks. Parking on a football Saturday could prove to be a challenge.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDN1 Very close to hospital and downtown
If you are ever in the hospital, have family stay here and use the free shuttle to and from. It is easy and dependable.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EB417 A great place to stay
We were in Palo Alto last week to attend a wedding. We had never been there before but had stayed at Sheraton Hotels in the past and decided to do so again. Upon arrival we were greeted with courtesy and warmth that set the tone for the rest of our visit. The hotel staff at all levels of contact were professional, courteous and approachable. The room was very comfortable and well maintained. We ate several meals in the hotel and enjoyed them tremendously. We will continue to look to Sheraton as our first choice when we travel and we would recommend this hotel without hesitation.
August 24, 2014