See How This Palo Alto Hotel Embodies The Spirit Of Community


A guest room at Graduate Hotel Palo AltoPhoto: Courtesy Graduate Palo Alto 

The 1929 structure previously home to Hotel President has been brought back to life, while preserving its storied roots. Historical elements like the façade and entry marquee have been restored, while other details, including the Spanish Colonial-style tiles and wooden ceiling beams, were replicated to resemble original features.

According to Graduate Hotels CEO and founder Ben Weprin, the 100-room, six-story property embodies “the spirit of the community through distinct design rooted in storytelling.”

Indeed, its proximity to Stanford University is deeply reflected in the interiors, with nods to famous former students, as well as hallway carpeting that depicts a timeline of major achievements in the school’s history. Not to be missed is the President’s Terrace rooftop bar—an ideal spot for taking in 360-degree views of the downtown.