Super 8 Palo Alto near Stanford University.Discover a delightfully refreshing lodging experience at our Palo Alto, CA hotel. Both business and leisure travelers will enjoy spacious guestrooms and suites, friendly service, and appealing amenities. A prime location puts many Bay Area attractions within easy reach, not the least of which is the highly impressive Stanford University. [Top]
Stanford University History.It all began in 1876 when former California Governor Leland Stanford bought 650 acres of Rancho San Francisquito. Stanford, who was a lawyer, built his country home and made plans for his stock farm. Eventually, he ended up purchasing land that totaled more than 8,000 acres. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who was responsible for Central Park in New York City, Stanford University was to be coeducational and non-denominational, both highly unusual for the time. What also differentiated Stanford from other institutions of higher learning was that it was concerned with producing useful citizens as well as educated ones. For more information, visit http://www.stanford.edu/about/history/, [Top]
Stanford University Schools.Known the world over for its extremely high academic standards, Stanford University is divided up into seven schools.
These include the School of Earth Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Education, Law School, School of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate School of Business, and School of Medicine. For more information, visit http://www.stanford.edu/academics/departments.html [Top]
Stanford University Attractions.Visitors to Stanford University will have a wealth of wonderful sights to see and interesting attractions to explore. The Cantor Arts Center features many bronze sculptures of Rodin. More sculptures from the famous French artist can be found next door at the Rodin Sculpture Garden. The Hoover Tower, which is part of Hoover Institution, offers incredible views of the Stanford campus along with the Bay Area from its 285-foot-high observation deck. For more information, visit http://www.stanford.edu/.
Stanford University Sports.From football, baseball, and basketball to swimming, tennis, and golf, Stanford University is represented in just about every athletic category. And that includes both men’s and women’s teams. Quality in the classroom has clearly extended to the playing field as Stanford has won 70 NCAA team championships in the past 30 years. Beginning in 1990, Cardinal athletes have been equally victorious in the Olympics, taking home over 40 medals. For more information, visit http://gostanford.cstv.com/. [Top]
Super 8 Palo Alto / Stanford - Palo Alto, California(CA)
3200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Ca 94306
Reservations: 1-800-800-8000 Contact: 650-493-9085 Fax: 650-493-8405