Nobu Hotel Epiphany Palo Alto
What We Love
- Most rooms have breezy private terraces with downtown views
- Free amenities include in-room honor and dry bars, daily New York Times, WiFi and gym access
- Location: in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, steps from Stanford, plus Silicon Valley’s hottest restaurants, bars and venture capitalist hot spots
- You can get hooked up 24/7 at the mezzanine-level media lab area, designed by Palo Alto–based firm Ideo
What To Know
- The hotel is newly renovated and will open March 15, 2014, so expect a few newbie kinks
- The hotel welcomes dogs under 45 pounds for no additional fee
- Valet parking is available for $25 per night, with in-and-out privileges
- The restaurant and bar are scheduled to open in the spring
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Get wired at the modern Epiphany Hotel, an eight-story hot spot in the center of downtown Palo Alto. Light-filled interiors pop with bright yellows and creamy whites, and intimate bathrooms feature glass-encased showers stocked and Malin + Goetz products. Sun worshipers will love the rooms with breezy private terraces overlooking downtown Palo Alto. Tech fiends need not voyage far from the mezzanine-level media lab, which is fully wired to serve your tech needs any hour of the day. After a day of cruising through Stanford’s manicured campus or shmoozing with venture capitalists in one of Silicon Valley’s most synergetic neighborhoods, you can chow down on fresh NoCal cuisine at the indoor-outdoor Restaurant & Bar, scheduled to open spring 2014.
In the Area
About 40 miles south of San Francisco, Palo Alto is in the heart of Silicon Valley, a meeting point for Ivy League scholars and startup stewards. Follow the techies for lunch at Calafia Café for farm-fresh fare that runs the gamut from soy nut roasts to lacquered beef short ribs. Got a beta idea to test? Pitch it to one of the many venture capitalists at the new indoor-outdoor Madera bar at the Sand Hill Hotel. Afterward, cruise Stanford’s manicured campus on a leisure ride with Campus Bike Shop; daily rentals start at $15. Or pack into your hybrid and search downtown for colorful wall murals by Greg Brown, whose distinctive works adorn the interiors of many Silicon Valley startups. Flashback to Silicon Valley’s roots with a walk to 367 Addison Avenue, where Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard launched their eponymous company in the 1930s. Go off the grid with a dip in the hot tub or a massage at Watercourse Way.
How to Get There
This hotel is in a great location if you want to be downtown, but more important are the aesthetics. The rooms are incredible, with beautiful linens, furniture, lamps, amenities. Very little touch has been addressed with the finest, most beautiful items. So I slept like a king. And the service is terrific, the staff are extremely attentive without being unctuous. This extends from the restaurant to the front desk (on the 2nd floor) to the manager, Alex C. I had a few requests, and he was terrific in addressing but also making it feel normal, relaxed. Love this place.
The hotel is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. All employees were great and offered to help us in any way they could. Natasha did a great job in assisting us, she made reservations for the Nobu restaurant for us and was extremely helpful. She also provided us with recommendations of places to visit in the area.
The rooms were impeccable, nothing but great things to say about Nobu Palo Alto. Can't wait to be back!
This hotel is well located for walking on University Ave., restaurants, cafes and ice cream shops which seem to have proliferated since our last visit to Palo Alto.
Our room was small and housed the largest television set I've ever seen. It dwarfed anything else in the room. The closets are small so long term stays are obviously not expected. Disconcertingly, there is no full length mirror. The bathroom is large but one cannot make a head to toe wardrobe check in that mirror. There is a separate room for the Japanese style commode which is a pleasant option when sharing a room. The decor of the room is sedate yet bright and cheerful with a minimalist feel.
The staff is very friendly, helpful and empathetic to the current remodeling problems. We were not bothered by construction noise as we were there on the weekend. This hotel is expensive but due to construction we were offered a good deal. I am not sure if after the remodeling we will afford this accommodation. So "value" is measured by cost.
I have stayed here several times and would return for the location and comfort of the hotel and its amenities.