The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the staff is excellent.
It is a beautiful hotel with the perfect setting. I made the reservation on your website which was an excellent experience. I did not appreciate the sales manager calling me and threatening to cancel my 2 reservations if I did not pay for both rooms up front 30 days ahead of time. I was totally aware that it was Stanford's graduation weekend which is why I made the reservations to begin with.
It's right in the center of everything I just walk to Stanford, restaurant's, etc. You get some noice early morning trash collection and late at night people walk-in from bars, but they do offer ear plug
Location was great in the center of downtown Palo Alto. Cool old elevator. Very affordable. It was very loud at night from some of the nearby bars, though it seemed to quiet down after midnight. The shared bathrooms and showers were a bit of a hassle, but we never had to wait to use one.
Great ambiance, great staff, lovely history. The hotel may not be for everyone -- if you like a modern experience ,not for you. Stay away, please, from my favorite hotel.