Rekindle the spirit of your alma mater at the smartest place to stay in Palo Alto. Nestled on University Ave in the heart of downtown, Graduate Palo Alto is steps from charming shops and restaurants, and down the street from Stanford University’s stunning campus.

Originally built in 1929, we’ve completely restored the historic Hotel President to reflect and honor its Spanish-colonial roots. Our lobby, guest rooms and rooftop bar celebrate the region’s unique terrain, while antique art and furniture give all spaces an authentically NorCal feel. From hand-painted Redwood wallpaper to custom art depicting university traditions, we’ve got Stanford pride in spades.

Check out our well-appointed lobby café for light bites or a quick caffeine boost, and you definitely don’t want to miss the insane views from our rooftop bar — the only place of its kind in Palo Alto.

So whether you’re in town rallying for a Cardinal win, visiting campus or exploring downtown, we’re here to make your stay memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip-smart staff will guide you around Palo Alto so that you feel like a local even if it’s your first time in town.

Welcome to Graduate Palo Alto.

Parking + Charging Stations

Valet parking is available for overnight guests for a fee and is located at the main entrance of the hotel.

EV Charging Stations: Charge up at one of our electric charging stations in our parking lot.

Pet Friendly

We love furry friends probably a little more than the next guy and would never dare ask you leave them at home during your travels. Add a pet to your booking for $35 per night.

Rooftop Hangout

Palo Alto’s newest rooftop spot is a must-see. Whether you’re in town for business or looking to unwind with a few friends, take in 360° views of downtown Palo Alto while you sip on expertly-made cocktails.

Complimentary Bike Rentals

Complimentary bikes are available for rental to explore Palo Alto on two wheels.

Check In, Check Out

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check out is 12:00 p.m. If you’d like to request an earlier check-in time or later check out time, please give us a call.