Understated elegance in Palo Alto

When you arrive at Garden Court Hotel in sunny Palo Alto, California, you'll immediately notice the Spanish-influenced exterior that's sprinkled with blooming colorful flowers. You'll be met by the warm, friendly smiles of an accommodating and informative staff. From the chic marbleized dog treat bowl to the large framed photos of the nearby countryside to the oversized floral arrangements, everything about Garden Court Hotel's lobby oozes elegance and understated luxury.

With only 62 rooms, the hotel may be small, but it's big on hospitality. At turndown, you receive a hand-written note and a chocolate treat from a local chocolatier. The bathrooms come with a toothbrush holder, Molton Brown toiletries and two different robes — one made of thick terrycloth and another of linen lined with a light terry. The small touches make the space feel like home. Almost every room has a wonderful furnished balcony that looks out on the interior courtyard or the nearby streets; this gives the rooms a spacious and open feel.

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