- Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Country Inn Motel is a short drive from the Stanford campus, in an area with lots of similar properties. Grocery stores and restaurants are within walking distance, but best to drive to campus. The rooms are quite large and the beds are comfortable. The furniture and fixtures (except the refrigerator) have been modernized since the place was built. I have stayed in a couple motels in the area of a similar vintage and they are quite similar. Unfortunately they all suffer from being built before A/C was centralized—all are ineffective. Privacy is also an issue as rooms face exterior walkways. This motel had louvred window coverings and screens to allow fresh air and a cool breeze, compensating somewhat for the poor AC and lack of privacy. I have only two complaints. The first is the housekeeping. You need to request, and even then a request may be missed. The front office staff managed concerns extremely well. Second is the free breakfast, which was not worth the trouble to request. Overall, I came away with the sense that the motel is well-managed and they are doing everything they can to make people feel comfortable and safe, but they have limited resources. This is a budget-conscious property aimed at providing the basics for visitors to Stanford. I would recommend it for family visits.