Area Attractions

Top Palo Alto Attractions Near our Hotel

Iconic attractions, fantastic restaurants and a world-class university – it’s all just moments away when you stay at The Zen Hotel, located in Palo Alto, California.

Our tranquil hotel is set at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay area, which makes us the ideal place to stay if you’re traveling for business, leisure or visiting students at nearby Stanford University. No matter why you’re here, you’ll have no problem finding an array of remarkable things to see and do.

Take a trip to the Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through the stunning Fioli Gardens or explore Monterey Bay. You’ll also be near an array of fine restaurants and fun bars and nightclubs.

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Stanford University

Distance from hotel: 2.2 miles
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Built in 1891 in memory of Leland Stanford, Jr., Stanford University covers 8,180 beautiful acres, centered around the "quad," a complex of classrooms and offices in early-California style.

Stanford Hospital

Distance from hotel: 2.5 miles
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With an unmatched track record of scientific discovery, technological innovation, and translational medicine, Stanford Medicine physicians are pioneering leading-edge therapies today that will change the way health care is delivered tomorrow.

Shoreline Amphitheater

Distance from hotel: 3.5 miles
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Experience the country's largest outdoor concert venue, featuring top music artists and concerts, plus the latest technical and visual sound systems.

The Zen Hotel

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4164 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA  94306

Our central location makes us the ideal lodging for family, friends or alumni visiting the campus. And since we’re right in Palo Alto, you’ll also be in the perfect spot to enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area’s top attractions