Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
What We Love
- Light-filled, modern public spaces inspired by the laid-back California lifestyle
- The rooftop pool and cabanas provide for serious R & R
- Upscale restaurant Quattro blends Italian classic cuisine with fresh coastal ingredients
- The full-service spa offers a range of soothing treatments for stressed-out tech execs
What To Know
- Pets are allowed, with a max of two per room
- Self-parking and valet service are both available, for a daily fee
- The hotel attracts corporate travelers, groups and families
- Reservations are required for the spa and babysitting services
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
As befits its position at the heart of Silicon Valley, this 200-room Palo Alto high-rise sports an ultra-modern design, sleek décor and state-of-the-art technology. The signature Four Seasons touches are still present though, like discreetly luxurious textiles and furnishings, a top-notch spa–overseen by respected spa maven Rachel Lao–and fine dining. Families are made to feel welcome with children’s amenity kits, babysitting services and family-oriented activities. Grown-ups, meanwhile, will adore the glamorous rooftop pool, which comes with poolside service and WiFi so you can stake out one of the stylish cabanas and relocate your office for the day.
In the Area
Stock up on the region’s finest bounty at the famed Palo Alto Farmer’s Market, a volunteer-run non-profit encompassing over 50 vendors, all peddling delicious organic produce. Wander through the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, which houses over 400 sculptures, including an impressive collection of Rodins. Then get spendy at Stanford Shopping Center, where you can browse the racks at Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Louis Vuitton and Burberry before tucking into sesame chicken and pot stickers at Hong Kong-inspired eatery Yucca de Lac.
How to Get There
Silicon Valley is not my favorite place in this world. I lived here for many years and was happy when we moved away, first to Seattle and now to London. But my husband's work brings us here often and when we can I choose to stay in the East bay where we have friends.
But due to the fires in Sonoma, we landed in SFO and found that our hotel in the East bay had no power. We had also just come from Seattle where there was a death in the family. When my husband said there was availability at the Four Seasons, I was comforted because in all the years of my travel the one hotel chain that has consistently given us the best experiences has been the Four Seasons, whether it be in Boston or Maui.
As expected our room was ready,(they always try and accommodate you if they can for a early check in) my daughter welcomed with a stuffed toy and later with bubble bath goodies, extra tea bags in the room for me when I requested, kindly attentive staff from the gentleman who helped carry our bags to the men at the reception who checked us in. The spa here is a delight because not only is it next to the pool with great food served, it is also always beautifully stocked with all your needs and little snacks and has the best facials and massages.
Many years ago when my daughter got severely sick in Boston and had to be hospitalized, we had stayed at the Four Seasons in Boston after she was released from the hospital and we had all received so much care that the stress of a hospital stay was assuaged in those days in the hotel.
And it is the same I felt here today. After several days at a funeral, tired without much sleep when we arrived here, from the moment I was greeted by the gentleman at the front who I remember from my previous stay, I started to feel better.
It is a privilege for sure to be able to stay at a Four Seasons but if you can afford it, it is worth every cent.
Everyone was very kind and accommodating - the welcome team at the receptions, the bartenders, and the management. The room was great, so was the pool (warm and clean), and the onsite restaurant was very good also. Will be back for sure. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a well-deserved break from the ordinary.
The Four Seasons never disappoints. Five star service from the minute you pull up to the door to the time of departure. I never stay anywhere else. Staff is always friendly and very accomodating. The hotel and guest rooms are beautifully appointed. Makes traveling a treat.