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  • Main Street of old Downtown Palo Alto speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Palo Alto the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.
  • Downtown Palo Alto micro breweries have popped up in downtown corridors to quench the thirst of local or traveller whos is looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for suds brewed on site. If you are looking for a light beer or something randy and dark, you are sure to find a wide assortment of options to choose from.

  • Downtown Palo Alto makes shopping for wine and other spirits easy by bringing an incredible collection sourced from local, regional well-known producers from around the World. Hit the wine tasting events and stock up on your favorite choice to be shipped home for your convenience.

  • Downtown Palo Alto thanks the collection of small business owners who devote their time and energy to make shopping downtown a great experience. Inventory offered downtown is shopped by the merchant buyer to bring the best products to your neighborhood.

  • Downtown Palo Alto brings musicians together and finding your local musical instrument shop can be a great way to get to try new and used guitars. Be sure to start your search downtown if you are looking to upgrade, trade-in or add to your collection.

Why do you love downtown?

carl barbieri
were there on business at least 7 times a year ,We just love downtown medford

Stephanie Seavers
Close to work but also love all the small business owners, friendliness and just how supporting our local area makes me feel!

Manuel Del Jesus RamosVasconcelos
Nice Beat

Sharon Wright
I like the idea of downtown merchants being more visible and that they are locally owned and operated. It's great to see what's available downtown and I look forward to the discounts as well. Being a history buff, I love see the architecture as it was back in the day which is lost in modern buildings. Downtown is charming, inviting and quaint!

Dorothy schneibolk
We plan to visit

Alway Cafe

1070 Arastradero Road
Downtown Palo Alto

Bella Luna Ristorante

233 University Avenue
Downtown Palo Alto

Baker's Cafe

4131 El Camino Real
Downtown Palo Alto

Baume Restaurant

201 South California Avenue
Downtown Palo Alto

Babbo's Mediterranean Bistro

717 Stanford Shopping Center
Downtown Palo Alto

Abundant Air Cafe

2479 East Bayshore Road # 708
Downtown Palo Alto

Ba Si Chuan Restaurant

3781 El Camino Real
Downtown Palo Alto

Alto Spago Palo

265 Lytton Avenue
Downtown Palo Alto

Anatolian Kitchen

2323 Birch St
Downtown Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Palo Alto can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

  • Call ahead to make sure your reservation is still active and rebook if there are any price drops or changes in number of people staying with you. Another cost saving tips is to bundle the stay with airport parking and shuttle to avoid hefty fees.

  • Upon check-in, slip the desk agent a tip and ask for the best room they can find at your current booked rate. Often times a quick $10 or $20 bill can go a long way towards the mood of the person who directly decides where you lay your head for the night.

  • Avoid booking poolside for kids playing during the day and gatherings at night. Sound bounces off of the water and voices carry so ask for a room away from the pool either on the opposite side of the hotel or in higher floors.


Cardinal Hotel
235 Hamilton Avenue

The Zen Hotel
4164 El Camino Real

Palo Alto Lodge
3339 El Camino Real

Dinah's Garden Hotel
4261 El Camino Real

Hotel Parmani
3200 El Camino Real

1520 Sand Hill Road

The Westin Palo Alto
675 El Camino Real

Creekside Inn
3400 El Camino Real

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
625 El Camino Real

Hotel Keen
425 High Street

Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street

Oak Motel Palo Alto
4279 El Camino Real