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Near the corporate offices in Mountain View, and a short drive away from central Castro Street
Located on one of the busier roads in Mountain View, the immediate area around the Residence Inn Palo Alto Mountain View lacks the small town charm of downtown's Castro Street, but is convenient for business travelers. A Hertz rental facility and an Office Depot can be found across the street, and several high-profile companies are within a short driving distance.
Mountain View is located south of Palo Alto in Silicon Valley, and while it is home to the headquarters of several companies -- including Google, Intuit, and LinkedIn -- it also has a small town feel. The city was named for its beautiful views of the Santa Cruz Mountains that can be enjoyed throughout the city's 32 parks. A pedestrian-friendly city, Mountain View has a small downtown area centered around Castro Street. In the summer, these streets are often shut to traffic for festivals and parades. On Sundays, downtown hosts a farmer's market with local produce.
With a location close to Google, Facebook, and SAP Offices, the 112-room Residence Inn Palo Alto Mountain View is a convenient pick for business travelers. All suites offer fully equipped kitchens and extra space including cozy couches and work desks. Additional perks for business travelers include a free grocery shopping service and free continental breakfast. While there are no on-site restaurants, a nightly happy hour is held in the lounge/lobby area. Rooms are generic and chain-like, but there's an outdoor pool and a small fitness center with modern machines.