far away view of menlo park from hiking trail with mountains and town in background
a hideaway in theHeart of Innovation

Discover a charming retreat at the gateway
to Silicon Valley

aeriel view of stanford campus

central location

The Stanford Park Hotel sits at the crossroads of Stanford University, Silicon Valley, and some of the region’s top culture and attractions. 

explore our neighborhood

Stroll along Palo Alto’s University Avenue for unique shopping, top-rated restaurants and nightlife. Explore Menlo Park’s quiet, yet vibrant town of pleasant, tree-lined streets. Stop by the Elizabeth Gamble Gardens, and Allied Art for a local culture fix. Dozens of wineries and local breweries are within driving distance. As are top venues for events and festivals, including the Shoreline Amphitheater, the SAP Center at San Jose, and the Filoli Gardens, a beautiful example of the golden age of American garden design.

See below for some of our favorite spots near and far or click here for directions.

01Walkable Destinations

World class shopping, dining, art, and entertainment are just a stroll away from The Stanford Park Hotel. Explore these nearby, walkable destinations.
Sand Hill Road

Sand Hill Road

Distance: 2 miles
SR 82 (El Camino Real) in Palo Alto

Famous road home to many of the world’s most successful venture capital firms.

Stanford Dish

Stanford Dish

Distance: 3.2 miles
400 Reservoir Rd, Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2560

Popular 3.7 mile hiking and jogging route around an active radio telescope used for research and teaching programs at Stanford.

Elizabeth Gamble Gardens

Elizabeth Gamble Gardens

Distance: 1.9 miles
1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 
(650) 329-1356

Historic home with herb & rose gardens, a carriage house & a tearoom

Stanford University

Stanford University

Distance: 1.1 miles
450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-2300

Stanford University is recognized as one of the world’s foremost research and teaching institutions. The hotel is happy to arrange a guided tour of the campus to experience its storied history, and architecture dating back to 1891.

Stanford Stadium

Stanford Stadium

Distance: 1.6 miles
625 Nelson Rd, Stanford, CA 94305

Stadium home to Stanford’s football team and numerous other events.

Stanford Oval

Stanford Oval

Distance: 1.5 miles
20 Palm Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

Cantor Center

Cantor Center

Distance: 1.5 miles
328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305

University Avenue

University Avenue

Distance: 1.1 miles
Palo Alto, CA 94025

El Palo Alto Tree

El Palo Alto Tree

Distance: 0.2 miles
West Menlo Park, CA 94025

Downtown Menlo Park

Downtown Menlo Park

Distance: 0.9 miles
Menlo Park, CA 94025 

Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center

Distance: 0.5 miles
660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Allied Arts Guild

Allied Arts Guild

Distance: 0.7 miles
75 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Town & Country Shopping Center

Town & Country Shopping Center

Distance: 1.1 miles
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

California Avenue

California Avenue

Distance: 2.5 miles
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Memorial Church

Memorial Church

Distance: 1.9 miles
450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Stanford University’s iconic church build by Jane Stanford as a memorial for to her husband Leland.

Sand Hill Road

2 miles

Stanford Dish

Elizabeth Gamble Gardens

1.9 miles

Stanford University

1.1 miles

Stanford Stadium

1.6 miles

Stanford Oval

1.5 miles

Cantor Center

1.5 miles

University Avenue

1.1miles

El Palo Alto Tree

0.2 miles

Downtown Menlo Park

0.9 miles

Stanford Shopping Center

0.5 miles

Allied Arts Guild

0.7 miles

Town & Country Shopping Center

1.1 miles

California Avenue

2.5 miles

Memorial Church

1.9 miles

Ask the Experts

While the hotel does not have a concierge desk, the staff are all local experts, and delighted to assist with any questions.
  • “A perfect weekend for me would include hiking one of the nearby trails at Windy Hill. The views never get old!"

    Alicia, Room Attendant
  • “I love that I can walk to Stanford Shopping Center in less than 10 minutes.”

    Patrick, Managing Director
  • "The best way to explore Stanford University is on two wheels. I always recommend guests to take advantage of our complimentary bikes during their stay"

    Jackson, Front Desk Agent
  • “ I always go to Philz Coffee on Forest Avenue. It’s a short walk from the hotel, and they make my favorite blend. It’s perfect every time! ”

    john, bartender
  • “ I always go to Philz Coffee on Forest Avenue.It’s a short walk from the hotel, and they make my favorite blend. It’s perfect every time! ”

    jane, reception manager

02Farther Afield

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