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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This hotel is average at best. The rooms are boring and plain, the staff was alright but some of them were rude, talking and laughing out loud as if no one else was there. The food was average, the noise was pretty bad in the morning (garbage trucks and such), the water in the shower would go from ice cold to boiling hot on its own, the parking was plentiful though and the location was great.
Overall, not worth the price. Plenty of other options.
I’ve stayed here before but was really compelled to highlight this special boutique hotel again. Really super special. I travel extensively every month internationally/globally and this is my favorite - no doubt. World class. Staff super professional and capable. Situation perfect for business in Silicon Valley or at Stanford Uni. Food is truly excellent too. I will be back again (and again, and again). A very special thanks to Sebastian - the hotel manager, ever attentive; Bernie; Gail; Cynthia and Chef Ramon. (No I am not an employee or shareholder!)
I visited Palo Alto on a business trip. The accommodations, staff and facilities exceeded all expectations. The all inclusive concept was something new to me and really helped to blur the line between hotel and your own personal luxury living room.
Imagine visiting a close friend with the most amazing home which he opens up to you. He has mansion, impeccable taste, knows what you like and what you don’t . You sit in his living room with a roaring fire . Your friend pours you the drink of choice . You relax knowing how lucky you are to know such a person . His name is Bernie and he works at the Clement Hotel. This is where you stay .He gives you his master suite - which has a Japanese Soaking Tub , separate living room - that is so comfortable and spacious , so quiet and peaceful that you forget your long day. The Clement Hotel is such a place . I have traveled all he world and consider it one of the best I’ve stayed in . Every detail you will enjoy. If you are in the area do yourself a favor - stay there . You will join Trip Advisor as I just did to tell everyone about it !!
great all inclusive concept from the owners of the two hotels next door. ...home away from home , food was excellent as was the suite.
sebastion the general manager lisa , concierge and jennifer waited on us for lunch made the hotel very home like. we will be back