Welcome to the Country Inn with modern conveniences and the warmth of a quaint inn of days gone by.

Hotel Info


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The Palo Alto Country Inn - Family Owned and Operated Since 1953

The Palo Alto Country Inn was built in 1953 along the El Camino Real, the main thoroughfare of that time. Shaded by large trees and surrounded by orchards, travelers would stay here when visiting Stanford University or the city of San Francisco. Founded by Italian immigrants, the Cesano family took care to provide excellent service, and clean, well-maintained rooms for their guests. Many became good friends as they made the Country Inn their home away from home.

Our Rooms & Suites

Palo Alto, CA

Pool Two Queens Premier


BOOK NOW FROM 202.00 $

Palo Alto, CA



BOOK NOW FROM 202.00 $

Customer Testimonials

“We started coming here when our daughter was in grad school 13 years ago! It’s a hidden gem! Just love the pool and comfy chairs outside. The lawns are manicured and the flowering trees are beautiful. It’s quiet and rooms are impeccable. Housekeeping staff issue friendly service, too. They always seem to update something in the room. Beds are comfy with assortment of pillows. Breakfast includes more choices than last year. The Country Inn always feels so welcoming. We love to come back every year.” – Priscilla

“I have stayed at this hotel many times since the mid 80’s and have seen the remodels along the way. But this time, it’s been years. I was very impressed with what they have done with the hotel. The outdoor pool was very clean, furniture in excellent condition, very comfortable and laid out with a beach towel on lounge chairs so you don’t need to check them out or use towels from the room. The room was comfortable, well furnished and comparable to other 4 and 5 star hotels that cost me 2 or 3 times as much per night. The bathroom, bed linens and comforter were impeccably clean and neat as was the rest of the room. Wifi, HBO movie, cookies and news paper at check-in free. Will always stay there if in the area.”  – Carol

“Pride of ownership shows everywhere. Clean, not a paint chip out of place. Obvious investment in updated, quality fixtures & tile work in bath. A hidden gem in Palo Alto, and my favorite place to stay for business in Silicon Valley.” – Liz

“When visiting Palo Alto in the future, this is the only place for me…no more corporate hotel chains. The management, staff, and rooms are terrific!” – Paul

“This has been my go-to place to stay when I’ve been visiting, interviewing, and getting settled into nearby Redwood City. This motel certainly feels more like a “country inn” than a typical motel. The staff are friendly, warm, and welcoming, and the entire vibe of the place is that of a peaceful and beautiful oasis in the middle of Palo Alto.” – Everton R.

“Our two night stay at Country Inn Motel was great. Our “room” was three rooms including a separate kitchen with full size appliances, the bathroom with shower and the bedroom. There was plenty of room for the two of us. The landscape was pretty. Parking is easy and free. The pool area is well kept with plenty of seating, some shade and pool towels. A continental breakfast during the week is served by the pool.”

“We had a lovely stay. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Centrally located to all Silicon Valley areas including: Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, and Stanford. Very easy to get to/from San Jose Airport. Management was very pleasant to work with. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary breakfast options in the lobby that we ate on the outdoor patio. And the price is right, especially in this area! ᅠWe will definitely go back, send our family there, and recommend it to anyone who asks.” – Graeme

“Right from the moment we arrived, we loved this place. It was easy to get to, the reception staff were exceptionally friendly, and the cookies were a nice treat. The room itself was comfortable and cute, especially the little kitchen – we only stayed one night so we didn’t need it, but it’s great to have for a longer stay. Walking distance (just a few blocks) to shops and restaurants and a super easy Lyft ride to Shoreline.” – Milinda

“Everything was excellent, a most pleasant stay. Most pleasant staff. Easy to relax there. I arrived at 1 am. Staff was available to let me into my room, even though “check-in” ends at 11 pm. I feel like staff takes pride in serving the guests, always friendly. Stanford is a quick 10-minute drive away (weekend traffic). The motel is in a nice area. Lots of restaurants, grocery stores, etc. nearby. The bed was very good. Everything was very clean. Room and motel are well kept up. I was on the 1st floor, near the pool, outside of the room was quiet. Had a kitchen area which was stocked w basic eating and cooking utensils. I will certainly return.”

Outdoor Pool

Dive in, make waves, and unwind at our heated pool

Relaxing Patio

Enjoy our outdoor patio for quiet time or relaxation in comfort.


Take advantage of wonderful weather with our outdoor area.

Guest Parking

Complimentary guest parking.

Wireless WiFi

Catch up on work or emails with complimentary WiFi.


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