Garden Court Hotel - Downtown Palo Alto, California, 94301, United States
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Commitment to Community

Our hotel’s role as a member of our community is a support system for hosting events, making donations and working to do our best in thanking those who contribute to the surrounding Palo Alto and San Francisco Peninsula community-at-large.


Awards and Accolades

  • Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star Rating, 2014
  • Best of Hotel, Palo Alto Weekly, Consecutively 2013-2014-2015 (Hall of Fame)
  • WeddingWire - Bride's Choice Awards, 2013-2014
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 - 2014
  • Best of Hotel, Palo Alto Weekly, Consecutively 2012
  • Best Boutique Hotel - Silicon Valley Metro 2012
  • WeddingWire - Bride's Choice Awards, 2012
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2012
  • Chamber of Commerce, Tall Tree Awards, Outstanding Business
  • City of Palo Alto, Proclamation, Mayor Bern Beecham
  • US House of Representatives, Certificate of Recognition, Anna Eshoo
  • Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Resolution of Commerce, Liz Kniss
  • State of California, Certificate of Recognition, Byron Sher
  • California Legislative Assembly, Certificate of Recognition, Senator Joseph Simitian
  • Santa Clara, Valley Scene Magazine, Cover Story: Palo Alto's Garden Court Hotel
  • Best Celebration Venue, Palo Alto Weekly 2012
  • Best Hotel - Silicon Valley Concierge Association 2010



  • Association of Corporate Council (ACC)
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • Athena Awards
  • Avenidas
  • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Connections (CBHP)
  • Champion Charities
  • Children's Center of the Stanford Community
  • Community Partnership Awards (Stanford/Palo Alto)
  • Concours d’Elegance
  • Dove Beauty Worshop for Girls 8 to 14
  • Elcamino Youth Symphony
  • Entrepreneur's Organization
  • Financial Women's Association
  • Foundation for College Education
  • Fries Foundation
  • Hotels with a Heart
  • Jewish Community Endowment
  • Junior League of Palo Alto
  • Juvinille Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
  • National Charity League
  • Pacific Art League - Venetian Carnevale
  • Palo Alto and Stanford University Community Partnership Awards
  • Palo Alto Chamber
  • Partners in Education
  • Peninsula Stroke Association
  • Peninsula Volunteers, Inc.
  • San Mateo Convention Center
  • South Bay Pathology Society
  • Tall Tree Awards
  • TheatreWorks
  • Finance Professionals in Venture Capita (VCBC)
  • Venture Capital Office Managers Association (VCOMA)