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Hotel Citrine, Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel
750 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Hotel Citrine has a prominent location along San Antonio Road, one of Palo Alto’s major thoroughfares. This makes for an easy drive to Stanford University as well as major businesses and attractions. For instance, Googleplex is about a five-minute drive and Shoreline Amphitheatre is about 1.5 miles away. In other words, you can leave your car at the hotel and walk or use ride share to events at this major Bay Area music venue. What’s more, Hotel Citrine is not far from three spots that lay claim as the Birthplace of Silicon Valley. Of course, its sister property AC Hotel by Marriott Palo Alto is right next door.
Proximity to Silicon Valley Origins
While the legendary HP Garage on Addison Avenue is the official Silicon Valley birthplace, one other is even closer to Hotel Citrine. In fact, this other spot is a few blocks south at 391 San Antonio Road. In 1959, this site was the former location of Shockley Labs, where the first integrated circuit (silicon chip) was first commercially produced. In other words, the technological advancements at this site led to the creation of Silicon Valley. Furthermore, there is an official plaque marking this spot as the “Real Birthplace of Silicon Valley”. Yet another marker is located on Charleston Road in Palo Alto.
Additional Attractions Nearby
With easy freeway access, you can see many local attractions during your stay. For example, the Computer History Museum is 1.7 miles away while the Stanford Shopping Center is about five miles. Other attractions you may wish to visit include Levi’s Stadium, California’s Great America and the Apple Park Visitor Center.
How to Get to Hotel Citrine
This Marriott Tribute Portfolio property is less than a half mile from the Highway 101 exit at San Antonio Road. This makes for very easy access from San Francisco International Airport (SF) or San Jose International Airport (SJC). In addition, the San Antonio Caltrain station is just 1.5 miles from the hotel. In other words, you could take BART from SFO then transfer to a Caltrain at the Millbrae station. Conversely, you can make a transfer from SJC to the San Jose Caltrain station, then take a northbound train to the San Antonio station. Hotel Citrine is also easily accessible with Highway 280 via Page Mill Road or El Monte Avenue. By the same token, with its easy access to Caltrain, you can take public transportation to other Bay Area cities, including San Jose, Redwood City and San Francisco.
Although there is only valet parking at Hotel Citrine, it’s convenient and retrieving your car can be quite expedient. Valet parking is $22 and there are 18 electric charging stations if you need to charge your car (additional fee). Please note that the parking garage serves both Citrine and its sister property, the AC Marriott Hotel Palo Alto.
Citrine features 150 Beleco-designed guest rooms including five spacious suites across five floors. You can pick from a very comfortable single king bed to a room with two queen beds and that includes the one-bedroom suites. The 1400 square foot two-bedroom suite offers not only a king bed and two double beds but also a sofa bed. Each room category has at least one 65” HDTV, complimentary Wi-Fi, laptop compatible safes and mini refrigerators. In addition, some room categories come with balconies or a patio with stylish outdoor furniture. Of course, there are also fully accessible rooms with features like roll-in showers and lowered electrical outlets.
In addition to the many fine amenities and services, Hotel Citrine is a pet friendly Marriott hotel. As a matter of fact, up to two pets can join you during your stay with a maximum pet weight of 50 lbs. There is a $150 nonrefundable fee per stay and there’s even a doggie bowl right outside the main entrance.
This beautiful Marriott Tribute Portfolio hotel is fully accessible with many convenient features. This includes accessible entrances, public restrooms, accessible transportation and accessible guest rooms. For example, the hotel offers roll-in showers with adjustable wands, lowered electrical outlets and TVs with closed captioning. In addition, the restaurant and fitness center are accessible and a pool lift is also available. You can call or contact the hotel for additional information on any of its accessible features or services.
Current Hotel Citrine Specials
Hotel Citrine offers ongoing special rates to make your booking that much easier and more affordable. Among the current offerings are a Weekend B&B including breakfast at Wild Onion and Bonus Bonvoy Points for Marriott Bonvoy members. Yet another enticing option is the Park & Stay, which includes complimentary parking and charging.
Aside from all the modern conveniences in your preferred guest room, there is an added bonus. On each floor, there are refillable water stations while reducing the use of plastic bottles. But in addition to these water stations are unique amenities that might not be found on another floor. For instance, at one station you’ll find an assortment of gourmet teas while on another floor are items to create your own potpourri. If that’s not enough, there is even going to be a kombucha station on a select floor coming soon.
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