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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
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Overview

A new luxury retreat with a rooftop pool near Stanford – includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks

The Lowdown

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.

Suites

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.

Dining

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.

Location

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

The Clement Hotel
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301-2302 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 82 Reviews
Palo Alto Perfect
Reviewed 1 month ago

In Palo Alto, world class comfort, dining and services all come together in an ethereal experience at The Clement. Be prepared for the very best and enjoy!

Effortlessly melt into the plush bedding of royal families, glide across heated bathroom floors or soak in the huge tub on your way to heavenly bliss.

Looking for a special occasion or anniversary? Look no further.

Best Stay Ever
Reviewed 1 month ago

I just wanted to thank the entire team for a remarkable weekend. We travel around Asia at the finest resorts and I was pleasantly surprised by there warm hospitality and customer service that rivals our other experiences. Perfectly situated at arms reach to Stanford University, this all inclusive hotel with an open kitchen makes you feel at home from the start. With no hidden costs or surprise bills to pay we felt very relaxed. The rooms are spacious, modern, comfortable and fully equipped with everything you need. We will be returning! A special shoutout to Sebastian the general manager who personally went out shopping for a special wine for us. Thanks for going the extra mile!

Clement Chan's Masterpiece
Reviewed 2 months ago

This iconic hotel is the cream of the cream in Silicon Valley. Situated across from Stanford. One of 3 properties here he owns. Can you think of any better logical arrangement? The Clement is never understaffed. They can draw on personel from their Westin or Sheraton.

Sebastin Stacey, the General Manager actually opened the front door for me. I asked him, not knowing who he was, "Where can I find the General Manager"? He quipped, "Your looking at him". Surprised, asked why. He cheerfully responded, "All are in a meeting".

Have you ever heard of that? In all my lifetime of the hotel business, never. My family owned Pebble Beach.

But it goes without saying this hotel has not one but two concierges, unheard of for a small property. Ley us say everybody smiles here. After bare knuckle verbal brawls at a board of directors meeting it is nice to find an oasis where people really make you feel at home.

I have dined here and have never had indigestion. Try the breakfast, you won't want to leave.

Hotel is low key, no flashing signs. If you didn't know it you would mistake it for a beautiful piece of architecture. The owner's father built the only hotel in San Francisco which has a bridge/walkway across a street. Clement's sister is an artist. "Form follows function", Frank Lloyd Wright said. So it is with this abode.

Walking distance to downtown Palo Alto and a short ride to Stanford Hospital, one of the worlds finest.
Ladies, you are safe at night.

This is truely Silicon Valley's finest. 5 stars do not do it justice, double that.

Simply amazing.
Reviewed 3 months ago

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

Perfection
Reviewed 4 months ago

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.