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Redwood City, California 650-299-0909

A hotel Stay Within 15 Minutes of Stanford University

Stanford University, one of the world's most prestigious universities, is located halfway between San Francisco and San Jose in Northern California and just minutes away from Holiday Inn Express Redwood City-Central. Founded in 1891, Stanford University is comprised of seven schools, three of which offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in Earth Sciences, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. Four schools offer graduate programs in Medicine, Business, Law, and Education with campuses that are within 15 minutes of our hotel in neighboring Redwood City. Among Stanford's faculty are 18 Nobel laureates and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners. Famous Stanford alumni include Google co-founders Sergey Brinn and Lawrence Page, Hewlett-Packard Company founders William Hewlett and David Packer, former U.S. president Herbert Hoover, and golf legend Tiger Woods.

Enjoy Stanford campus walking tour open 7 days a week.



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  • Academics
  • Arts & Music
  • Stanford Cardinal Sports
  • Campus Tours
  • Lectures
  • Student Programs


  • How long is the walking tour of the university?

    The Stanford University campus walking tour is a great way for first-time visitors and tourists to explore the highlights of the beautiful Palo Alto campus. The tour lasts about 70 minutes and covers the central campus, including The Main Quad, Memorial Church, Engineering Quad, and White Plaza (Bookstore, Old Union, and Tresidder Memorial Union). Stanford also offers a golf cart tour, as well as the Humanities and Arts Tour describing academic and cultural programs and the new Arts District.
  • Do you have to make a reservation for Group Tours?

    Reservations are not required for groups of 8 or less for the Campus Walking Tour of Stanford University. If you have a group of 9 or more, from school teams to community groups. you can make reservations in advance here. The fee is $75 for group of 9 - 20 and $95 for groups up to 50 people.

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