Hotel Keen - Palo Alto  3 stars

425 High Street, Palo Alto, United States, 94301  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course


Continental breakfast



 Meeting facilities

Meeting room


Hotel Keen is a 3-star hotel offering air-conditioned accommodation not far from Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve and Palo Alto Junior Museum. This innovative building was refurbished in 2010.

Nestled in the center of Palo Alto, steps away from Palo Alto Caltrain train station. This designer venue is 2km away from the center of Palo Alto.

A stadium, boutiques and shopping centers are only a few steps from the hotel.

Mineta San Jose International airport is 25 minutes' drive from the hotel.


This property has 40 guestrooms including Luxury Double Room, Deluxe Double Room and Double Room appointed with an iPod dock, direct dial phone, a closet, Wi-Fi and a writing desk. They also have open bathrooms with a hairdryer, a roll in shower and complimentary toiletries.


Every morning a complimentary continental breakfast is served. Wines can be savored in the honesty bar.


Aside from car service, turndown service and dry cleaning, guests can also make use of parking, a safe deposit box and a lift.


Hotel Keen provides a play area for children.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 18 per day.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   42.

City Center Palo Alto - 1.2 mi
Airports Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) - 14.1 mi, San Francisco International (SFO) - 17.0 mi
Train Stations California Ave Caltrain - 1.6 mi, - 400 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Evvia (cuisine: Greek) - 300 ft, Darbar Indian Cuisine (cuisine: Indian) - 200 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Adults only
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Water Sports
  • Racquetball
  • Housekeeping
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Turndown service
  • Dressing area
  • No rollaway/Extra beds available
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Down comforter
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: Queen Size bed
Size: 205 sq. feet

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    Bed type: Queen Size bed
    Size: 240 sq. feet

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        Hotel Keen LocationWhat's nearby

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        • Convention centers
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        What's nearby

        Popular areas
        • City Center
          1.1 mi
        Train stations
        • California Ave Caltrain
          1.6 mi
        Sport related
        Shopping areas
        • Aquarius Theater
          400 ft
        • Maples Pavilion
          1.4 mi
        • Pacific Art League
          1000 ft
        • Boot Strap Foundation Inc
          3000 ft
        • Palo Alto Junior Museum
          1.0 mi
        • Palo Alto Recreation Dept
          5000 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        Medical care and Hospitals

        Local Attractions

        • Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve
          5100 ft
          East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
        • Hoover Tower
          1.2 mi
          Stanford University, Palo Alto
        • The Memorial Church of Stanford University
          1.3 mi
          Palo Alto, CA
        • Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center
          2.9 mi
          2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
        • Pearson-Arastradero Preserve
          4.0 mi
          1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto

        Near the hotel

        • Cantor Arts Center
          400 ft
          Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Palo Alto
        • Professorville
          1700 ft
          Bryant Street, Palo Alto
        • Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens
          3400 ft
          80 Willow Road, Menlo Park
        • Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden
          4900 ft
          1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Evvia

          76% likes this, based on 214 reviews
          Cuisine: Greek
          Price Range: USD 26 - USD 46

          300 ft
          420 Emerson St

          Phone: (650) 326-0983

        • Darbar Indian Cuisine

          76% likes this, based on 34 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian

          200 ft
          129 Lytton Ave

          Phone: 650-321-6688

        • Patxi's Chicago Pizza

          65% likes this, based on 70 reviews
          Cuisine: Pizza

          300 ft
          441 Emerson St

          Phone: 650-473-9999

        • Amber Dhara

          65% likes this, based on 69 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

          300 ft
          150 University Ave

          Phone: 650-329-9644

        • Gelato Classico

          75% likes this, based on 18 reviews
          Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

          300 ft
          435 Emerson St

          Phone: (650) 327-1317

        Hotel Keen Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Keen

        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          Great location close to University ave. in Palo Alto, and Close to Stanford and the train to the airport and downtown San Francisco, nice friendly staff, great rooms with nice decore, free internet.

          A bit noisy from other guests and a disco in the weekend, poor internet quality (slow, and wireless was unstable), no door til the bathroom, if your two persons it gets a bit to intimate.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Nice room, very modern with all the right touches, good quality facilities

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Clean, very professional and friendly staff, good location

          Cheapest category of rooms offers very small rooms without cupboard and without bathtub - it's essentially a (modern) bed plus restroom/shower with no extras. But at a good price.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Clean and interesting design. High-speed internet is available.

          No door for the bath room, but only curtain.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Enjoy downtown and googd access to caltrain

          No bath, the header shelf of small desk hit my head for 3 tymes per night. But design layout.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Staff is very eager to help. The whole hotel is well designed and has a clear focus on business travelers. The bed was very good (and die to my back problems I'm very picky about beds). The location is great! All in one a very good experience as a single traveler. Highly recommended.

          Since the bathroom area is open area (no doors), completely unsuitable for couples. There is a cabinet above the desk and is so wrongly placed, I've hit my head several times (on a 10-days stay).

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Great little hotel with highly efficient room design and great broadband. Ideal for business.

          Hotel needs to organise parking and/or better educate guests - I got 2 tickets.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Very good, downtown location. You can take your breakfast away. And one wall in a room is a whiteboard and you can write on it. Free internet access (slow sometimes).

          Very small room with no sunlight - another wall is 1.5 meters from a window. Very small breakfast area with simple breakfast - suitable for short, 2-3 days stays. On street parking - possibility to park only for 2 hours between 8AM-5PM (nights ok, however some hassle needed to find a parking space).

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The whole concept of the hotel - simple yet good. The staff - the modern thinking - the location.

          I liked everything - would stay there again. Already recommended it to my friends in the area.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Robes are great and one of the wall is a white board!

          breakfast room too small

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          no nonsense straight forward friendly service, great location

          a ironing board and a hot water coffee and tea service in the room will be of great help

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Great location and service

          Tiny room and only street parking

          • Average rating
        • Single

          If your trip is going to be around Standford, Palo Alto area, this hotel is ideal. It is one of the nicer hotels for this area, around the corner from great shopping and restaurants. I also saw a bus stop just across the street. I would stay again definitely.

          I did not have any problems. The accomadations were more than adequate.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Comfortable bed. Friendly, helpful staff. Environmentally friendly. Continental breakfast: they offer to box it up so you can 'grab and go' on your way out. Beautiful bathroom.

          No closet to hang clothes, just one hook and two hangers. No bathroom door, just a curtain... Might be an issue if more than one person in room.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The rooms are very nicely designed and comfortable. The location is excellent, just by the Caltrain station and bus hub (including free shuttles to the Stanford Campus) and the shops and restaurants of University Avenue. Nice continental breakfast.

          On the ground and first floor the rooms look into a lightwell and have no view at all. I guess on the third floor there is more natural light. However, as I was only sleeping there I didn't mind—the location more than made up for it.

          • Average rating
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