The 12 Best Airbnbs In Palo Alto, California

August 26, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Palo Alto, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Palo Alto and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Beautiful And Private Modern Cottage Close To Silicon Valley

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $230 per night, airbnb.com

Located in Redwood City, only a short 15-minute drive from Palo Alto and Silicon Valley, this modern 1-bedroom guesthouse is the ideal spot for a couple on a weekend getaway. Its charming architecture and interior design combined with a full kitchen, a luxurious bathroom and a loft bedroom will make for a memorable experience you and your romantic partner won’t forget.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Brew French press coffee and drink it in the dappled light of a quiet backyard patio. It's charming and airy inside this modern cottage. A bright sleeping loft overlooks a cozy living room, where a sofa and shag rug are arranged in front of a fireplace. This stand-alone structure offers privacy and serenity.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Kitchenette | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Great place, super easy to check in/access. Linda was a thoughtful host that made sure we enjoyed our stay. Backyard was great.” – Ross
“My wife and I have stayed at a lot of Airbnb’s and Linda was by far the best host we’ve ever had. We had to make a last minute booking because of the wildfires and she was accommodating and thoughtful and communicative in a way that was really needed in the moment.” – Kory
“Couldn't ask for a more effortless and comfortable place to stay in this part of the Bay Area. We loved the location–quiet street, but close enough to downtown Redwood City for a brief walk. Also loved the backyard access with furniture available for us to hang out there.” – Christopher
“The cottage is a wonderful place to visit. It is very clean, wonderfully kept, stylishly decorated, and very comfortable. It had everything we needed for our five day stay.” – Kate
“This is an absolutely wonderful cottage. Linda was a kind and thoughtful host. She was very responsive, and ensured that all cleaning and safety precautions were taken given the ongoing public health crisis.” – Ronald

#2 Serene Oasis In The Midst Of Silicon Valley

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

This is yet another match for couples or small families in search of a secluded abode near Palo Alto. A feast for the eyes in terms of decorations and with elegant touches here and there, you’ll absolutely love staying here. Enjoy an indoor fireplace, wooden floors, and a big deck overlooking the trees.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Juice up something tasty with the kitchen Nutribullet and enjoy it along with the great views from the patio. The home entertainment options in this stylish apartment are almost endless, courtesy of the Apple TV with Hulu, Netflix, and YoutubeTV. Great stay great locationWe had an amazing time staying at this property. Everything was very clean and modern.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Gym | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful place! Comfy beds and a very quiet area. It was perfect for a peaceful staycation.” – Blake
“We had an amazing time staying at this property. Everything was very clean and modern. The bed was quite comfortable.” – Bria
“My family and I had a great, safe stay at this Tribe apartment. It was very clean and well decorated.” – Satoko
“This was definitely a home away from home. It was clean, organized, secure. It had a great vibe , place was well lit, I like the set up of the place.” – Bobbie
“Beautiful place! Comfy beds and a very quiet area. It was perfect for a peaceful staycation.” – Deserae

#3 Luxury Corner Apartment In New Menlo Park Building

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

An apartment with great city views, 2 bedrooms and space enough to sleep 5 guests is waiting for you in a prime location close to downtown Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City. It’s a perfect place to book if you’re travelling with your family on business to Silicon Valley, as they will all be able to enjoy shared amenities like a pool, a gym and even a sauna while they wait for you to come back from work.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Prepare to be amazed by art collected from all over the world. Even the garden has incredible sculptures, not to mention fragrant herbs and fruit trees. As well as being sustainably designed, this magnificent home also has an industrial chic vibe. All beds feature quality linens that are fair trade procured.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Todd's place is one of the coolest (if not THE coolest) Airbnbs I've ever stayed at. If you're into art, design, plants, gardens, or just generally being in a super well-considered and interesting space, give Todd's place a try.” – Ryan
“We stayed for an entire month and loved it. The house and gardens are unique and beautiful. There is plenty of room and the house and gardens are quiet.” – Christine
“Loved your place, Todd. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with the AirBnB community.” – Brian
“This place was like staying at Salvador Dali's secret garden. Absolutely beautiful. South Paulo is not the greatest area but the care and attention to detail of decor and proximity to nearby university street made this place a truly unique experience.” – Daniel
“Very cool place. Gardens go on and on. It would be a great place to stay in the summer and relax with a cold beer in the garden.” – Lino

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#4 Stunning World Traveller Art-Filled Ecological Home

9 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $470 per night, airbnb.com

You’ll feel as if you were travelling the world every time to turn your head if you stay in this gorgeous yet quirky and eclectic 2-bedroom house. If you’re into an experience that feels like spending a night in a museum or a collector’s den, then this is the place to book. It offers all the comforts of home, but with a twist in style you won’t find anywhere else.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Meditate in the lush, zen-like garden to the soothing sounds of a fountain. Or immerse in the steamy hot tub after a long day's meeting. This serene hideaway offers exceptional attention to detail throughout. It's proximity to downtown business district makes it an excellent choice for guests traveling to Stanford and other Palo Alto startups.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Private hot tub | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful place! My colleagues and I opted for Airbnb instead of the overpriced hotel rooms for our trip visiting clients, and it was such an excellent choice. Honestly this Airbnb was the best part of our stay.” – Armida
“Absolutely perfect spot in Palo Alto, great house, amazing amenities, great design, super comfortable with a lovely backyard – whenever I am in town, will definitely try to stay here! Highly recommend…” – Mirjana
“Tracey’s home was everything we imagined and more! The home was beautiful, clean, and stylish. We had every amenity we could ever think of available to us.” – Khiethy
“This place is amazing! It's very spacious and luxurious, and had everything we needed for our week long stay.” – Philip
“This is one of the best Airbnbs I've stayed at in the area. My co-workers and I immediately rebooked for our next trip. Everything was wonderful.” – Meikaela

#5 Luxurious Retreat On Extra-Large Lot Near Stanford

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

Are you planning a trip to Palo Alto to visit your son or daughter who goes to Stanford? Or perhaps you and your family simply plan to scout out the campus before deciding where to enroll? Whichever the case, you’ll find this gorgeous bungalow facing San Francisquito Creek as convenient as it is comfortable, making it a place you won’t want to miss.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Whip up a delicious meal in the chef’s kitchen before sitting down at the dining table with an eye-catching chandelier overhead. The condo has bold and colorful artwork and prints with unique decorations throughout.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“This place was very modern. Had private parking space. Very central location. Will be back soon” – Michael
“The booking was very clean and had all the amenities that we needed during our stay!” – Colin
“Great place in nice central location with everything I would need on my business trip” – Will And Gayle
“Great location, affordable and in a quiet neighborhood. Walked to Japantown restaurant for dinner and felt safe the whole time. Quick Uber to office near airport” – Fred
“Great stay within walking distance of the city center.” – Abhinav

#6 Walk To Japan Town From A Mid-Century Condo

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

An ideal choice for an executive or entrepreneur on a business and pleasure trip to Palo Alto and Silicon Valley, this place offers everything you could need for a short or long stay. In fact, it’ll be more than just a place to crash, considering its large kitchen, big living room, dining table for 6 and fancy bathrooms, thanks to which you’ll be able to host friends and colleagues alike.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Admire a wall of framed French liqueur posters which lend a European air to this modern condo. Open sliding doors to a Juliet balcony with an iron railing and let breezes fill the space along with the sunshine and strip view of beautiful Santana Row. Climb stairs to a cozy sleeping loft. There are two queen beds that can accommodate four guest.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Johnny's place is in a fantastic location, right on Santana Row. The apartment is stylish, clean, and spacious. Johnny was quick to respond, and check in was no problem.” – Gabe
“Amazing place and incredible location!” – Kate
“Everything was great and fantastic. The night life can get a bit loud but didn’t really bother us too much. Super easily located and cozy!” – Nancy
“Really enjoyed staying here (so much so I already have plans to come back). Great decor, very clean, modern appliances, fully stocked (dishes, pots, pans, etc). I stayed here for just over month and it was great!” – Darren
“Our stay at Johnny’s was absolutely amazing! Check-in went smoothly, the place when we arrived was spotless, & there were towels & other amenities waiting for us when we arrived! We felt super at home the whole time & Johnny’s communication was great.” – Reyna

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#7 Executive Condo Within Charming Santana Row In San Jose

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

Located in an upscale neighbourhood in San Jose, about 20-30 minutes away from Palo Alto where you’ll find Googleplex and Stanford, this 2-bedroom condo is the perfect pad for a pair of bachelors on a job hunt who want to impress. You’ll find everything you could possibly need and more, either in the condo or in any of the myriad shops, stores and shopping centers right outside the door.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“We’re doing our part to help our Airbnb guests stay safe by cleaning anddisinfecting frequently touched surfaces (light switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles, remotes, etc) before you check in. Decompress at this serene loft on buzzing Santana Row. Modern glass tiles, custom metal lighting, and an open-plan create a calm, light-filled space with a chic, European-style charm. Relax outside on the cozy bistro table nestled in the palm trees.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Johnny was a great host. Very quick with his responses and helpful. Would definitely stay again” – Veshali
“Johnny was an exceptional host. We understand why he is “Superhost”. Johnny was easy to contact, provided a simple check-in and check out process and a fabulous place to stay while in San Jose.” – Gabrielle
We enjoyed our stay. The place was very clean and comfortable. Johnny was super easy to reach and communicate with. – Nhu
“My stay at Johnny’s was great! He was extremely welcoming & quick to respond to any questions/needs I had- I ended up extending my stay because the loft was so nice. I will definitely be coming back in the future!” – Leah
“Johnny's place was excellent everything was perfect. Check in was easy place was very clean and nicely decorated just like in the pictures. Johnny is a great host I enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay again.” – Larry

#8 Stock The Wine Fridge At A Chic Loft On Vibrant Santana Row

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

Glamorous interior design with touches of gold and silver and dark wood and a big kitchen with a wine cooler make this 1-bedroom apartment a must-book for a solo traveller who probably expects some company as the days go by. In the meantime, you’ll love reading a good book in the comfy living room and washing your worries away in the fully updated shower.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Listen to the calming sounds of all the water features throughout the property from the secluded balcony. Inside, relax in 1000 square feet of upscale surroundings that include wood floors and high quality Tempur-Pedic king mattress. Later, head for the ground-floor pools and hot tub. We loved stying at Joann's apartment!”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“We loved stying at Joann's apartment! It truly felt like home. We even stayed in one day, just to enjoy the peace and quiet of the apartment and the neighbourhood.” – Alëna
“The place was lovely and large, the soap was great, the bed was comfy, and we enjoyed eating on the balcony. It's spacious yet cozy, it has a sweet kitchen, and it's in a quiet, tree-filled community. We had a really great stay here.” – Thomas
“Beautiful, modern apartment. Joan was very kind and helpful, highly recommended.” – Mike
“What a great place to stay during my recent visit to Mt View to visit my new grandson. Very nicely decorated and exceptionally clean throughout. My host thought of everything you may need and then beyond.” – John
“I would definitely come back and stay here for a future work trip! The apartment was spacious, the bed was comfortable, and it was in a super convenient location.” – Aaron

#9 Spacious Top Floor Condo Retreat

10 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $430 per night, airbnb.com

A warm and inviting apartment with gorgeous views, one bedroom and an open layout is exactly what a solo traveller needs to rest and make the most of their trip to Palo Alto and its surroundings. The many available games an the extra sleeping space on the couch also mean that you could travel with your small family and have a great time while sharing together in the common areas.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Gather with loved ones for a staycation or with colleagues for a day of team building. This upscale home boasts a gourmet kitchen, gym, and an outdoor entertainment area with a kitchen, solar-heated pool, fire pit, kids area, and a Tesla charger in the garage. Great place, lives up to the photos. Very convenient, close to downtown.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Gym | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“Great place, lives up to the photos. Very convenient, close to downtown. The hosts were great communicators, always available for questions, with quick responses.” – Anusha
“This place had all the Amenities that you can think of. From Tesla charger to pizza cutter. I was impressed by the amount of items we were available to use.” – Johnathan
“This is a great home for business travellers. The kitchen is amazing and the location was excellent for my team when we came to Sunnyvale. Terrie was super responsive and took good care of us.” – Jay
“Terrie’s house accommodated our family group of 10 excellently. We especially enjoyed the pool and outdoor space. We were very happy to have found this comfortable, stylish home.” – Joe & Judy
“Thanks Terrie! The place was nicely stocked and very clean. Good location.” – Amy

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#10 Work Or Play In Deluxe Santa Clara Executive Home With Pool

9 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

An ideal abode for a big family or perhaps for two families travelling together to Cupertino, Palo Alto, or Silicon Valley in general, this place offers amenities for both young and old alike. From a nice playground in a big backyard to a private pool and a BBQ grill, everyone will have a great time here, and so will you.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy an al fresco meal on the roomy table outside this sprawling home. This four-bedroom, family-friendly Santa Clara space features six separate sleeping areas (living room features a queen-size sofa bed), plush, welcoming furnishings, and a foosball table for extra fun. Garage is currently not available for guest use. Contact us for monthly discounts.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“This place was better than I expected. Very clean and well kept. Really enjoyed staying in Robert & Shelly's place” – Nelia
“Great way to stay in Santa Clara – we were there for work and this was a much better option than a hotel.” – Ryan
“Truly enjoyed everything about the house. It was super clean. Very comfortable for 4 men staying a week.” – Gary
“Everything we need it and much more. Enjoyed our stay!” – Agustin
“Very nice place and convenient location. Would definitely stay again!” – Maneesh

#11 Enjoy The Comforts Of A Homey Silicon Valley Pad

6 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

Chic and bright decorations and a spotlessly clean and neat interior make all this house’s spaces hidden gems in their own right. Ideally suited and equipped for a girls’ night or a weekend in Silicon Valley, you won’t want to check out once you check in. Give you and your girls the chance to live unforgettable moments in this cute house located in Santa Clara, within walking distance from Levi’s Stadium.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This spectacular private loft boasts open spaces with hardwood floors and an abundance of light. Lounge in the living area featuring a bold red aesthetic, cook in the contemporary kitchen, and sit out on the private balcony. Highly functional space for my business travel. CoolGreat place, really like the location.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Gym | Kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Highly functional space for my business travel.” – Ryan
“Place had everything in place for a comfortable long-term stay while I was in town for an extended business trip. The comfort of the bed stood out the most.” – Stephen
“Great place, really like the location. Within walking distance of restaurants and the parking garage made coming and going very convenient. Enjoyed the lower level for working and the upper floor to relax.” – Jesse
“Tribe apartments are very well appointed and I know I am going to have a great apartment when I book a Tribe property!” – Gulshan
“Place had everything in place for a comfortable long-term stay while I was in town for an extended business trip. The comfort of the bed stood out the most.” – Stephen

#12 High-End Loft On Main Street

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $260 per night, airbnb.com

This gorgeous home is a solid option for two or more friends in town for work or play. A minimalist, well-furnished space with whitewashed walls and a deep red carpet located in the middle of Cupertino, famous for being home to Apple’s headquarters. You’ll find many things to do and places to visit, all a stone’s throw away making this one of the most convenient Airbnbs you’ll come across.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Gaze out at the beautiful green canyon while having a morning coffee in bed. Head to the fully equipped kitchen to prepare breakfast and enjoy it outside on the balcony, surrounded by the sights and sounds of this stunning hilltop location. Raj & Monikas place was perfect. I was looking for a place that was far enough from busy neighborhoods, but close enough to easily get to SF, SJ and Half Moon bay.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Raj & Monikas place was perfect. I was looking for a place that was far enough from busy neighborhoods, but close enough to easily get to SF, SJ and Half Moon bay. The home was very clean and has a wonderful view from the bedroom with plenty of space.” – Carina
“Raj and Monika's place was wonderful. It's a very peaceful and extremely clean space. Would return for sure.” – Menesh
“We eloped in a nearby city and not only was this place beautifully located and decorated, Monika was amazing and so warm! She answered every question we had and went above and beyond for our special weekend.” – Chrysanthy
“Raj and Monika are wonderful hosts. The place is spotless. Many yummy and healthy snacks and basics.” – Lynn
“Beautiful and spacious basement to Raj & Monika's house! The AirBNB was complete with a separate bedroom with privacy looking out over the mountains, a formal living room area, and a large kitchen and laundry room. The space was roomy and cozy.” – Kate

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