Comparatively affordable, nearby hotels that we frequently recommend for conference visitors include Cardinal Hotel, Best Western Riviera, Stanford Inn, and Stanford Terrace Inn. The Stanford Guest House is another popular option.
Additional options may be found in either direction along El Camino Real, though this may put you outside of walking distance. Please consult the system map for the free Stanford University shuttle, or read more about transportation options.
The Cardinal Hotel is located in downtown Palo Alto, close to restaurants, bars, and the Palo Alto Transit Center. You can take a short, free ride on the Y-L or Y lines of Stanford University's Marguerite Shuttle to get to Lathrop Library. Alternatively, it's a 1.5-mile/2,4-kilometer walk.
Stanford Guest House
The Stanford Guest House is located close to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Sand Hill Road, a well-known Silicon Valley thoroughfare on account of its concentration of venture capital firms.
You can take a short, free ride either on the SLAC line of Stanford University's Marguerite Shuttle or the hourly/on-demand Stanford Guest House shuttle to get to campus, then either catch another Marguerite Shuttle line or walk from there by consulting the campus map. Alternatively, it's a 2.5-mile/4-kilometer walk.