The Clement Hotel
What We Love
- A suite at a modern, all-inclusive boutique hotel in downtown Palo AltoRelaxing in your the soaking tub of your suite’s luxurious stone-lined bath
- Having all meals of seasonal California cuisine included – plus select Napa wines and more
- Lounging in a chic cabana by the rooftop pool and ordering a drink or two
- Exploring the beautiful Stanford campus, just across the street, or nearby downtown Palo Alto
What To Know
- Expect a high level of service—you'll be appointed your very own personal concierge
- The rooftop pool and hot tub is blissfully quiet
- Free WiFi is reliable
The Clement Hotel resides right in the beating heart of Palo Alto, steps from Stanford University’s scenic Arboretum Grove and within an hour of San Francisco, San Jose, scenic nature preserves and the beaches of the Monterey Peninsula. But it’s not just the location that make this brand-new property a catch: Its signature offering is its extensive all-inclusive program, which covers so much more than just breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.
You’ll certainly receive those things, but you can expect them to be of a noticeably higher quality than usual. Meals highlight what’s fresh and in season, in flavorful dishes of California favorites, while the drink menu features a range of beers and Napa and Sonoma wines. The dining spaces are lovely, too, like an open kitchen, an outdoor dining terrace with a fire pit, a living room with a fireplace and a rooftop pool deck. Not that you have to dine in one of these at all – you can also order treats directly to your room. Nor do you have to dine during designated hours, as a well-stocked guest pantry is also included and open 24 hours a day.
There are just 23 accommodations here, all styled to feel like private residences and inspired by NorCal’s laid-back vibe. Luxurious additions run from sumptuous Matouk linens to a 65-in. IPTV by Samsung and a Nespresso Vertuoline coffeemaker. One Bedroom suites comprise a separate living room and bedroom, plus a bathroom lined in stone, with a soaking tub.
The Open Kitchen is where your three daily meals of fresh California cuisine are prepared, all included with your stay. They’re served either in this space, in the indoor dining area, by the outdoor dining room’s fire pit, by the living room’s fireplace or upon the glamorous cabana-lined rooftop deck. Look forward to dishes like breakfast paninis, oysters Rockefeller and handmade fig-and-gorgonzola ravioli, and drinks that range from Spring Jade tea to select Napa Cabernets and Sonoma Chardonnays. A fully stocked guest pantry is available 24 hours a day.
Palo Alto’s greatest hits are within easy reach of your accommodation – the Stanford campus is across the street, and downtown’s shops, restaurants and spas are an easy walk. Napa Valley wine country, the Monterey Peninsula, San Jose and San Francisco are all close enough for day trips. Don’t miss the Baylands Nature Preserve, known as the Bay Area’s largest tract of undisturbed marshland and just 15 minutes from Clement’s front door.
How to Get There
If you want to be pampered in a non-pretentious, full service atmosphere, the Clement Palo Alto is the place to stay. Exceptional service, food, atmosphere. From reception to departure - we’ll done by the entire staff. I’ll keep coming!
We now have two high end hotels in/near downtown Palo Alto! Larry Ellison's Epiphany with the very good but overpriced Nobu restaurant, and The Clement Hotel, next to the Westin on El Camino and easy walking distance to downtown Palo Alto. The service is great - so great that it is borderline obsequious. I ate dinner in the restaurant, which was almost empty, but my halibut and spinach was fresh, perfectly seasoned and delicious. The martini was shaken too hard and had ice shards in it - they could use a professional bartender. The room was big, super comfortable, and had the newest SV appliance, the Japanese bidet. I'm a huge fan. I stayed at The Clement because I got upgraded from the Westin - Clement is not a Marriott Bonvoy property, but there is some affiliation between the two hotels. Clement runs more expensive than the Westin, but does have some key perks.
The all inclusiveness is spectacular quality and literally felt like i was in heaven. Ok my review is kind of biased because i didn't need to pay for it at all but even if i did it was such an undeserving luxury.