Residence Inn Palo Alto Mountain View Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Mountain View, Silicon Valley, California

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Pros

  • Spacious rooms with fully-equipped kitchens and work desks
  • Convenient location for business travelers
  • Outdoor pool with sundeck and lounge chairs
  • Free continental breakfast and parking
  • Some family-friendly suites offer multiple bedrooms
  • Weekday evening happy hour and free grocery shopping service
  • Small fitness center with modern machines

Cons

  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Some complaints of noisy A/C units
  • Room decor is generic
  • Outdoor pool is flanked by a parking lot

Bottom Line

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.

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 Location

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.

  • 30-minute drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • 20-minute walk to Castro Street
  • 5-minute drive to Facebook Offices
  • 6-minute drive to SAP Labs
  • 8-minute drive to El Camino Real
  • 10-minute drive to Stanford University
  • 10-minute drive to Google Inc. headquarters
  • 13-minute drive to Shoreline at Mountain View Park
  • 51-minute drive to Fisherman's Wharf
  • 57-minute drive to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

 Bottom Line

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.

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Address

  • 1854 El Camino Real West, Mountain View, CA, 94040, US

Room Types

  • Penthouse Suite
  • Studio Queen

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 156
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Mountain View, Silicon Valley
Address: 1854 El Camino Real West, Mountain View, CA, 94040, US
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