Guest Reviews

At The Zen Hotel, we pride ourselves on offering the perfect blend of serenity, sustainability and service for your visit to the Palo Alto area. It’s what keeps our guests coming back again and again and why we’re different from the usual branded chain hotels in the area. If you’re considering a stay with us, please read the reviews below to find out what past guests have to say about their “Zen Experience.”

  • Great place, clearly above its competition and my exepctations!

    2 floor hotel, but with very nice rooms and interiors, everything seemed new, very clear rooms, big, silent, well equiped (coffee maker and fridge), free snacks and water, and desk if you need to work. The

    TRIPADVISOR REVIEW, MAY 2017
  • "Gem!"

    Clean room and friendly staff with a really good breakfast spread. Would definitely stay again.

    GOOGLE.COM REVIEW, MAY 2017
  • "Family Time at the Zen"

    Given astronomical hotel prices in Palo Alto, the Zen was the only option for our family requiring three rooms. The Zen is a completely refurbished old style motel in the Southeast corner of Palo Alto. Accessible
    Not inexpensive by standards outside of Palo Alto ut a good value given the the location

    HOTELS.COM REVIEW, MAY 2017
  • "Excellent Value-Incredible Style, Service & Comfort"

    Hated:  Nothing. For the price, this place was relaxing, so clean and the service was fantastic!

    Loved: 

    BOOKING.COM REVIEW, MAY 2017
  • Great place, clearly above its competition and my exepctations!

    2 floor hotel, but with very nice rooms and interiors, everything seemed new, very clear rooms, big, silent, well equiped (coffee maker and fridge), free snacks and water, and desk if you need to work. The personnel were so nice and attentive, the breakfast was perfect with natural juices, great natural yogurt, etc. It was really a gem.

    TRIPADVISOR REVIEW, MAY 2017
  • "Gem!"

    Clean room and friendly staff with a really good breakfast spread. Would definitely stay again.

    GOOGLE.COM REVIEW, MAY 2017
  • "Family Time at the Zen"

    Given astronomical hotel prices in Palo Alto, the Zen was the only option for our family requiring three rooms. The Zen is a completely refurbished old style motel in the Southeast corner of Palo Alto. Accessible to everything within minutes. Hotel appointments are first class. Outstanding sheets, pillows and towels. Beautiful bathroom fixtures. Amazing shower bead with full pressure and really hot,water. The breakfast blew us away. Morning smoothies in either green or raspberry were a highlight, but so were the steelcut oats with blueberries. Eggs, potatoes, and sausages were as tasty as cooked to order. Canteloupe tasted like it was farm picked. Service at the front desk was very welcoming and genuine.
    Not inexpensive by standards outside of Palo Alto ut a good value given the the location

    HOTELS.COM REVIEW, MAY 2017
  • "Excellent Value-Incredible Style, Service & Comfort"

    Hated: Nothing. For the price, this place was relaxing, so clean and the service was fantastic!

    Loved: We LOVED this property for the price. The zen feel, style and service at this property was fabulous.

    BOOKING.COM REVIEW, MAY 2017