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.
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Everything about the Clement is Amazing. The rooms have anything you can think of, and things you didn't that you'll love. Heated tiles in the bathroom, a tv in the bathroom, the most wonderful comfortable beds, stationery personalized with your name on it, I was the to get a medical procedure done and there was a card wishing me a speedy recovery. The most wonderful 65" samsung smart TV, picture that makes you feel you are the. The food is amazing, I had one of the best burgers I've had in years there. They will also make things not on the menu for you if it is do-able. I passed a fancy homeade ice cream place i thought about trying while out, then come to find out they serve it at the hotel! The thing that really stands out about this hotel however is the staff. Joseph Stafford helped me with multiple questions and arranged some things for me before i checked in. Gail Simpson was super friendly and went above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of. When I asked how the espresso machine in the room worked she showed me, but said she hoped i would call down for a mocha and they would just bring it to me. She had a dr. pepper waiting for me in my fridge even though they didn't normally carry that at the hotel. When my cab didn't show up at its scheduled time, she even went across the street to another hotel to find one and had it sent over, to make sure I would get to my appointment on time. She also moved the coffee table in my room when my room service came so it would be more comfortable eating.
Bernie is super nice, when I called down to ask if they had some toothpaste, he was up to my room almost instantly to my room. Caesar took my luggage up to my room, and installed a firestick on my tv so i could watch amazon and Netflix at the hotel, very friendly and helpful guy. T.J. was super friendly and very fun to chat with. The housekeeping staff, I believe their names were Alma and Lupita were absolutely unbelievable, super nice and friendly and give your room extra special touches that will make you feel special. The general manager Sebastian Stacey is super nice, charasmatic, and cares about his guest on a personal level even though he is the GM. Stay here, don't stay anywhere else
I was due to stay at The Westin in Palo Alto on business for the week. On arrival, I received a complimentary upgrade to The Clement Hotel next door. Whilst dubious at first - what a wonderful surprise it was! I simply cannot fault my stay.
Every single member of staff from reception to the maids provided a service second to none. Nothing was ever too much and everything was always done with a smile. A special shout out to Gail who showed us great kindness throughout our stay.
The suites are spec'd to such high quality which ensures for a comfortable stay. Under floor heating, huge TV's (including a TV mirror in the bathroom!), robes + slippers, coffee / tea facilities, turn-down service, huge comfy bed, black out blinds, the list goes on. I only have one small fault (sorry!) - the room I was staying in was next to a huge air vent which made a terribly loud noise. The noise was worse when in the living room - however could be drowned out in the bedroom by closing all doors and using ear plugs to sleep. I did mention this to the staff on arrival as the noise is quite bad. They offered to move me - however I was a sucker for the view and beauty of room 47 that I decided it was worth some background noise! If you need complete silence when sleeping - this room probably isn't for you!
The food is simply amazing from breakfast to dinner. We were all-inclusive and the selection on offer is of great quality from food to wines.
Another thing I loved about this hotel is it operates almost like a homestay / B&B as you can help yourself to the fully stocked fridge of fruit / snacks at any time of day. The lounge area is very comfortable and cosy to either get some work done or enjoy a drink in the evening.
There is a rooftop pool / Jacuzzi to enjoy with a seating area and wonderful views.
Overall - such a wonderful stay and I can't wait to return! Thanks to all at The Clement Hotel.
Starting with a warm welcome from Vimal, we have been totally impressed with our stay here. General manager Sebastian and owner Clement were very interactive and eager to please us. Gail also provided us excellent service.
We are very excited to try a tasting menu from executive chef Mark Ayres tonight and every one of our dining experiences at this all inclusive hotel have been noteworthy.
The concept created by owner Clement Chen is unique and a great experience.
They even provide personalized stationery for your use.
There are no extras and no hidden charges and no tipping!
We will definitely return
After a long, multi-city business trip, I had the great luck of being referred to the Clement when several other of the owner's more generic properties were filled up. I couldn't believe my good fortune. Even though I had Lifetime Platinum status at the other brands, this surpassed them in the way that a Michelin-starred restaurant eclipses McDonald's. I checked in around 10pm and was already jet-lagged but the service, the food, the ambiance, and the comfort were so extraordinary that I just wanted to stay up (and soak it up in the wonderful huge bathtub). Everything from the thoughtful placement of the light fixtures, the sound-proofing, the quality of the Frette linens, the bath products, even the Toto toilet, were a traveler's dream. For the first time in a week, I felt at home. Everyone who provided service was anticipatory and thoughtful without being obsequious. The food was yummy--in fact, room service brought in perfectly poached eggs, a real challenge for any kitchen. I've already told urged a number of clients in Silicon Valley to add this to their lists for visitors and events. Can't wait to return. A wonderful combination of old-school grace in contemporary environs. Bravo.
This place is above expectation and whether you are traveling businesswise or for leisure, the hotel has all you need and more. Every little detail has been taken into consideration even before you know you need it. The service is in top class and the whole atmosphere has its very own homey relaxing feeling. A wonderful place, and we will definitely be coming back again and again.