Garden Court Hotel - Downtown Palo Alto, California, 94301, United States
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Directions & Transportation


Shuttles, taxis and rental cars are available from all airports. We are happy to assist with arrangements for private sedan service, airport shuttle, taxi, group vans and antique autos for all occasions.

To guarantee transportation please make arrangements directly through your Garden Court Hotel contact or our Front Office at (650) 322-9000 / (808) 824-9028, or email

From San Francisco International Airport

  • Take Highway 101 South
  • Exit University Avenue West
  • Left onto Cowper Street
  • Hotel is on immediate right side
  • Valet parking available

From Highway 280 driving North/South

  • Exit Sand Hill Road East
  • Right onto Arboretum Road (through Stanford Shopping Center)
  • Left onto Palm Drive (Palm becomes University Avenue)
  • Right onto Cowper Street
  • Hotel is on immediate right side
  • Valet parking available


Oakland International Airport - Highway 880 driving South

  • Take Highway 880 South approximately 20 minutes
  • Exit onto CA-84 West (toward Dumbarton Bridge)
  • Cross the Dumbarton Bridge
    • A $5 one-way toll is required, non-carpool
    • 3 or more passengers: toll-free 6:00am-3:00pm
  • Left onto University Avenue (first light off the bridge)
  • Cross Highway 101 overpass into West Palo Alto
  • Left onto Cowper Street
  • Hotel is on immediate right sideValet parking available



  • Complimentary valet parking is available for guests attending banquet events one hour prior and one hour following the contracted event time. Arrangements may be made through your Event Manager to extend parking hours
  • A valet parking fee applies to overnight guests and includes all in-and-out privileges
  • Public Parking - Monday through Friday  8am to 5pm
  • Important: The City of Palo Alto seriously monitors parking regulations including our loading and 10-minute drop off zones in front of the hotel. Valets are happy to assist with parking!
  • Cowper/Webster Garage (located across the street from the hotel) offers a day rate pass which can be purchased at the garage with a credit card
  • Parking Lot (adjoining the hotel to the south) offers limited complimentary parking for 2-3 hours depending on the parking area
  • Public Parking – Weekdays after 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 
  • Public parking is complimentary unlimited parking on weekends and evenings. On weekdays these sites offer a limited number of 2 and 3 hour parking spaces
  • Public Parking – Saturday and Sunday