Built in 1924, this historic Palo Alto hotel is just 3 blocks from Stanford University. Guests can enjoy dining at Bistro Maxine, located next door. A flat-screen TV and dark wood furniture are found in each bright, decorative room of the Cardinal Hotel. A work desk and an iron are also included. Bistro Maxine serves both traditional and continental breakfasts each morning. Lunch, dinner and dessert crepes are also offered. Guests of the Cardinal can enjoy free weekday newspapers as well as coffee, tea and cocoa in the lobby. A business center and laundry facilities are also open. The Palo Alto Caltrain Station is an 8-minute walk from the hotel. The San Francisco International Airport is less than 21 miles away.