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All-Inclusive Indulgence at Palo Alto’s The Clement Hotel

Dec 10, 2018 03:39PM ● By Fran Miller


A Silicon Valley under-the-radar gem, The Clement Hotel is favored by venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and visiting Stanford professors who fill its 23 posh suites during the week. Come weekends, guests seeking a bit of rest and relaxation are treated to the same six-star service – a level of hospitality that differentiates The Clement from the growing number of hotel choices in the South Bay. You see, a stay at The Clement includes all-inclusive service. That means all meals, snacks, cocktails, wine, and even gratuities are included in the room price. There is simply no place like it in the Bay Area, and to say it is unique is an understatement. For those seeking a decadent and indulgent getaway, there is no better spot.

Your introduction to The Clement takes place a few days prior to your scheduled arrival when an email query arrives. What are your preferred beverages and snacks? Clement staff will have your favorites waiting for you. Any special needs or requests? Don’t be shy; The Clement aims to please. No detail has been overlooked at this luxurious and private residential-style haven where nearly every wish is their command. The Clement’s spacious one and two-bedroom suites offer modern and sophisticated comfort with an array of carefully curated amenities of the highest quality: Matouk linens and Frette towels and robes, two 65” Samsung IPTVs, Nespresso Vertuoline coffee machines, electric kettles, and stocked refrigerators. Spacious, stone-lined bathrooms feature heated floors, heated toilet seats, large soaking tubs, rain head showers, in-mirror televisions, and luxe olive oil bath amenities by 80 Acres. Sleek window shades open and close with the push of a button.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by the hotel’s presiding chef in the open kitchen. The decadent and seasonal menu changes based on market availability and on guest preferences. Current offerings include poke nachos (pictured), Hudson Valley foie gras torchon, poached pear salad, seared tenderloin of beef, braised lamb shoulder, crispy skin salmon, amongst many other choices. A guest pantry – open 24 hours – features an ever ready selection of homemade cookies and a freezer stocked with Palo Alto’s artisanal Tin Cup Creamery ice cream. Help yourself to a steaming mocha, latte, or cappuccino. Celebrating a special occasion or a successful business transaction? Champagne will be waiting on ice. Enjoy your repast in the dining room, the outdoor dining terrace, in a cabana at the private roof-top pool deck overlooking the Stanford campus, or in your suite. 

Art-filled, polished, and urbane, The Clement is owned and operated by Pacific Hotel Management (PHM) and is named after its president, Clement Chen, a seasoned hotelier who has utilized his exacting standards to fashion a superior retreat that pleases the most discriminating traveler. From office supply-stocked desks, to a state-of-the-art fitness center, to sunglasses and sunscreen offered poolside, Mr. Chen has included everything to make your stay indulgent and memorable. 


The Clement is within walking distance of the chic shops and restaurants at Town & Country Village and Stanford Shopping Center. The Stanford campus, directly across the street, provides miles of walking and jogging trails, and the area's gardens and museums are within easy reach. Feel like stepping out for a meal? Hotel staff will recommend any number of lauded eateries within close proximity. But the true beauty of a Clement stay is one need not leave the property to experience the allure and energy of Silicon Valley. That too is all-inclusive. 

The Clement Hotel, 711 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA