Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto is in a prime location, just a short distance from Stanford University and some of the biggest tech companies in the world. This makes it an ideal luxury hotel choice for leisure and business travelers looking for a convenient stay.
We checked in recently to watch the Stanford women’s volleyball team play top-ranked University of Texas. From the driver of the house car that took us back and forth to campus to the waitstaff in Quattro restaurant, we experienced amazing customer service, as one might expect from a Four Seasons.
I’ll tell you what to expect when you stay here and how to benefit from Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits that you have access to through me.
WHAT I LOVE
- Renovated rooms
- Excellent food via room service and Quattro restaurant
- Plum Wine dispenser in our suite
- House car service (first come, first served) to nearby sights
- Grab and go coffee and pastries at [ETC]
- Excellent welcome amenities for VIP guests
- Outstanding food in Quattro and in-room dining
GOOD TO KNOW
- Rooftop pool is nice but small and open seasonally
- The pool is also open seasonally
- It takes 20 minutes without traffic to get to San Jose Airport
- Not a lot of kids’ amenities as it’s mostly a business hotel but you can expect kid-sized robes, slippers, bath products, and fun welcome treats
Guest Rooms and Suites at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
Four Seasons Palo Alto has 200 guest rooms and suites, each designed with a contemporary California aesthetic. The style and decor of the rooms are modern and sleek, with natural materials such as wood, stone, and glass throughout.
Standard guest rooms range in size from 405 to 450 square feet and come with various amenities, including a king or two double beds, a flat-screen HD television with DVR, a minibar, and a five-piece marble bathroom with a deep soaking tub, and a separate shower. Some rooms also feature a private balcony or terrace.
If you’re seeking more space and luxury, the hotel offers a variety of suites ranging in size from 635 to 1,855 square feet. Each features separate living and sleeping areas, a dining table, and additional amenities such as a fireplace, a private terrace, and a soaking tub with jets.
All guest rooms and suites at the Four Seasons Palo Alto come with 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping, air conditioning, and access to the hotel’s fitness center and outdoor pool. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a business center, and a concierge desk to assist with guests’ needs or requests.
Offering between 405 to 450 square feet of space, Superior Rooms have one king bed with the option of a crib. These rooms can accommodate two adults or one adult and one child.
There is a work area with a large desk and a small seating area near the large floor-to-ceiling windows. Superior rooms have City views.
Note: Superior Accessible with Roll-in Shower, Superior Hearing Accessible, and Superior Accessible Mobility rooms are available.
Deluxe rooms provide 420 square feet of space with two double beds or one king bed. These rooms can accommodate two adults or one adult and one kid with the king bed.
Alternatively, rooms with two double beds can accommodate three adults or two adults and two children. There is a nice seating area near the grand windows and an extended desk in the workspace.
Deluxe guestrooms have Courtyard and City views.
With 450 square feet of space, the Premier Room at Palo Alto has one king bed and a small lounge area by floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s also equipped with an expansive work area with an oversized desk. You have the option of adding a crib or rollaway bed to your room.
The maximum occupancy for this guestroom is two adults and one child, or three adults. Premier rooms have picturesque Bay Area views.
Note: Premier Accessible with Roll-in Shower, Premier Hearing-Accessible, and Premier Accessible Mobility rooms are available.
Four Seasons Executive Suite
Four Seasons Executive suites have 725 square feet of space and city views. The separate living area has a cozy seating area with a pull-out sofa and a large desk.
The private bedroom has a king bed, and small seating area, corner window views, and an attached marble bathroom. You can add a rollaway bed for additional guests for a fee.
Note: Some suites have up to two bedrooms, while others have a pull-out sofa bed in the main living area.
Deluxe Four Seasons Executive Suite
Deluxe Four Seasons Executive suites offer 635 square feet of space, perfect for the busy business traveler. The main living area has a sofa bed and a large workspace with an expansive desk. There is a king bed and lounge chair in the private bedroom and an attached marble bathroom.
These suites are on all floors and provide incredible views of the hotel courtyard and the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Note: These rooms can be adjoining for larger groups traveling together.
One Bedroom Silicon Valley Suite
I was traveling with two teens, so this is the suite I booked, and it was perfect. It was quiet and we didn’t hear any noise from the exterior, nor did I hear much from them in the living room when the doors were closed. Part of the reason for choosing this suite instead of an Executive Suite is that it has also has a half-bathroom in the living room area.
One Bedroom Silicon Valley Suites provide 700 square feet of space, comfortably accommodating three adults or two adults and two children.
The private bedroom has a king bed and an expansive marble bathroom. These suites have a spacious living area with a pull-out sofa, a small dining area, and a half bathroom.
Located on floors 2-9, they offer views of the Santa Cruz Mountains or the hotel courtyard.
Note: These rooms can be connected to another room for larger groups traveling together.
With 1,360 square feet of space, the Four Seasons Luxury suites have incredible floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful city views. The main room has a large seating area with a luxury sofa bed, coffee table, and two chairs.
There is also a lavish dining table that seats up to six people. These suites have two marble bathrooms, one attached to the main living space and one attached to the private bedroom, which is equipped with a king bed and a cozy seating area.
Four Seasons Palo Alto Presidential Suite
The largest suite at Four Seasons Palo Alto, the Presidential Suite, has an impressive 1,855 square feet of space. A nice-sized sofa bed and two stately oversized chairs surround a large fireplace. A grand work desk separates the living room from the dining room, with a large oval table for up to eight people.
Located on the tenth floor, the entire suite features magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows offering epic city views. There is a king bed, a large dressing area, plus a lounge chair in the private bedroom. A lavish marble bathroom is attached. The suite also has a guest bathroom off the great room and a pantry near the dining table.
Four Seasons Hotel Palo Alto Dining
The Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto offers a variety of dining options for guests to enjoy. From the upscale Italian cuisine at Quattro to the quick casual service [ESC] eatery, there is something to suit every taste and mood.
Guests can also indulge in handcrafted cocktails and small plates at the sophisticated Quattro Bar. I can say wholeheartedly that they are all great options.
Quattro is an Italian-inspired restaurant with a California twist inside Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto.
Executive Chef, Marco Fossati, creates continuously evolving seasonal menus using only the freshest ingredients to create signature dishes inspired by the flavors and ingredients of Northern Italy.
It features a warm elegance with sleek lines, neutral tones, and contemporary furnishings creating a refined and sophisticated atmosphere.
During our last visit, I decided to splurge on the 40-day dry-aged rib eye steak and it was outstanding. My daughter and her friend shared rigatoni and a few salads. They were craving a Caesar salad, which wasn’t on the menu, but in true Four Seasons style, they made one for them anyway.
Quattro Bar is a sophisticated and stylish spot to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and small plates. With its sleek and modern decor, this bar provides an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere for you to unwind and socialize.
The menu features a variety of creative cocktails made with premium spirits, as well as a selection of wines and craft beers.
A small plates menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes is provided from charcuterie boards and artisanal cheeses to crispy calamari and house-made flatbreads.
When you need a quick bite, head to the casually elegant eatery [ESC], with its grab-and-go open 24 hours daily.
This quick-service restaurant provides a wide selection of pastries, cold-pressed juices, and fresh coffee for breakfast and sandwiches for all-day dining.
(Sometimes it looks like [ESC] isn’t open when it actually is, just ask the front desk if you need something.)
Amenities at Four Seasons Silicon Valley
The Four Seasons Palo Alto offers a selection of leisure amenities. Indulge in a vigorous workout session at the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center or lounge by the serene outdoor pool surrounded by lush greenery.
Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or use their complimentary business center with free Wi-Fi. They also provide 24-hour concierge services.
Fitness and Wellness at Four Seasons Silicon Valley
The fitness center at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto has a contemporary design and high-tech facilities.
Train on the latest cardio and strength training equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, strength training equipment, Peloton bikes, and free weights. You can also use personal training services, participate in group fitness classes, or book private yoga sessions for a fee.
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day. You can reserve one of three Tonal capsules and have certain equipment sent to your room.
Rooftop Swimming Pool
The pool at the Four Seasons Palo Alto offers a relaxing atmosphere for guests to unwind and soak up the California sun.
Comfortable lounge chairs and umbrellas allow you to relax and enjoy the poolside ambiance. And cabanas line the pool area as well. You’ll find towels and sunscreen available up here and a seasonal bar.
Spa and Wellness
Four Seasons Palo Alto Spa and Wellness Center is an urban oasis with soothing décor of earthy colors, natural wood, and soft lighting. The spa has a peaceful ambiance with luxurious amenities, including private treatment rooms, saunas, and a relaxation lounge.
Indulge in various services, including massages, facials, body treatments, and beauty services, by a team of highly skilled therapists who offer personalized treatments tailored to meet your needs. The natural surroundings of Silicon Valley inspire some services, such as their signature massage and fan favorite, Western Healing.
The Four Seasons Palo Alto spa offers a range of packages and experiences, including bridal packages, couples’ treatments, and seasonal specials. It also features a boutique offering skincare products, bath and body products, and candles to continue relaxation at home.
The Neighborhood: Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, California, is a vibrant and dynamic city in the heart of Silicon Valley.
While many people visit for business reasons, there are things to do. Visiting the sprawling Stanford University can help you clock in your daily steps (I advise a hat and sunscreen).
The historic Stanford Theatre showcases classic films from the 1920s to the 1960s. Art lovers should check out the Cantor Arts Center’s diverse collection, including Egyptian artifacts, contemporary art, and works by famous artists. I recommend catching a sporting event.
I enjoy Stanford Shopping Center at the edge of campus. It’s a lovely outdoor mall anchored by major department stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, with a nice mix of luxury stores, boutiques, and fast-casual food.
Off-campus, outdoor enthusiasts will love Arastradero Preserve, with over 600 acres of hiking and biking trails. An ideal destination for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and forests.
Another great outdoor attraction is Gamble Garden, a public two-acre garden with various plants, flowers, and trees.
If you’re traveling with kids, stop into the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. This interactive museum features hands-on exhibits and live animal displays that allow kids to learn about science and nature. Visitors can also participate in animal feedings and behind-the-scenes tours to get a closer look at the zoo’s residents.
Kids will also love Baylands Nature Preserve with its 1,940 acres of wetlands, trails, and wildlife habitats. You can participate in guided nature walks, bird watching, and other educational activities to learn more about the local ecosystem.
Ask the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto concierge for even more idea.s
Reservations at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
I can book you in with Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits
- Daily breakfast for two in the Hotel restaurant
- Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked):
• Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
• Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
• Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in**
- Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the benefits that are being extended
- Complimentary standard Internet in all guest rooms and premium Internet in all suites
*Hotel/Resort Credit may be applied to select incidental charges incurred at the Hotel or Resort. Must be used in conjunction with the initial stay and will be applied at check-out. May not be applied towards the room rate, taxes, resort fees, service charges, conference fees, or any charges from outside vendors. Exclusions may apply; contact the Hotel/Resort for more details.
When a suite is reserved in connection with another guest room or suite, the cumulative credit (based on room category booked) value applies.
The Private Retreats credit applies to Villas and Residences with a minimum average rate per night (before Resort fees and taxes) of USD 1,000.
**Category upgrade based on availability at time of check-in excludes Specialty Suites, Villas and the Private Retreats collection of Villas and Residences.