Wild Palms Hotel
What We Love
- A sunny boutique hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, with hot breakfast includedBathing in the outdoor year-round pool or hot tub
- Starting the day with complimentary hot breakfast
- Shopping on Santana Row and at the chic Westfield Valley Fair Mall
- Taking in the sunny Mediterranean- and tropically inspired design
What To Know
- The breakfast spread includes delicious
- jasmine rice and kimchi
- The bright decor nods to retro California
- The outdoor pool is the main draw; go early to snag a lounge chair in the courtyard
Everything’s sunny in Sunnyvale, which more than lives up to its location in balmy California. And at TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning Wild Palms Hotel, things are bright, indeed. This is true in the literal sense, as the décor is heavily sunshine-inspired, with a palette of yellow, tropical plants, bowls of fruit and cheerful mosaics. And it’s true in the figurative sense, since you’re in for a wonderful day, every morning that you wake up in one of the property’s plush beds.
First, you’ll enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast – a friendly perk that sets the tone for what’s to come. Namely, a soak in the boutique base’s lovely pool, if you choose, or perhaps a wander around the charming courtyard. Sunnyvale’s specifically in Silicon Valley, so Levi’s Stadium, California’s Great America theme park, Santana Row and the Shoreline Ampitheatre are just a short way away. And when the sun finally goes down, you can wind down back home in the best way possible: with a luxurious soak in the open-air hot tub.
Your room is inspired by a bungalow and showcases pops of bright color, like orange and sunshine yellow. To brighten up your morning even more, the coffeemaker comes with Starbucks coffee. Deluxe King rooms offer a city view, while the Executive King rooms look out over the garden or pool; both rooms measure 264 square feet.
You might know the area in and around Sunnyvale better as Silicon Valley, since this section of the Bay Area is headquarters to the tech world’s biggest players: Yahoo, Google, Apple and Netflix, to name a few. While you can’t tour their campuses, you can learn about the history of the local computer-science industry at the nearby Intel Museum. There’s also some interesting non-tech history to explore locally, such as at the Winchester Mystery Mansion, and family-friendly thrill rides are on hand at nearby California’s Great America.
How to Get There
Hotel is not as exotic as it looks from the pictures. But everything is decent. Would be great for some people if the TV in the room does not shake each time someone walks by, but this is an older hotel and we should have realistic expectations :-) It didn’t bother me. I enjoyed talking with Diana, who checked me in and later checked me out. Overall a nice experience. I will be back!
The island theme matches the weather at the location. Small scale, intimate, friendly staff, clean, good breakfast, and location-surrounded by many restaurants within 3-5 mile radius. The hotel rate exceeds all expectations. The hotel reviews did not disappoint.
Friendly greeting from staff upon arrival. Plenty of parking and conveniently located to Sunnyvale and Mountain View businesses. Clean and well maintained hotel. Air Conditioner Fan did not stay on so it would cycle on/off all night. This affects sleep quality
Very clean and comfortable beds! I would definitely book again! Staff was super friendly and made sure our room was picked up when we left for the day. Breakfast was pretty average but not complaints what so ever.
Nice staff. Great housekeeping. Good breakfast. Way, way too much noise from interior effects and defects. Slamming metal doors and rattling metal stairs around rooms in courtyard area. Paper thin walls and horribly creaky floors above. Very hard to sleep or concentrate.