Tan Plaza Apartments

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Tan Plaza Apartments are available as an academic year option for single graduate students. Single graduate students are assigned to two bedroom units.

Tan Plaza apartments offer high-end, high-rise apartments with balconies within a secure building with interior corridors and elevator. The complex also has a swimming pool, club house with grand piano ample seating and panoramic views, air conditioning, fitness center and laundry room.

Furnished by the University, each two bedroom apartment houses two students and each three bedroom apartment houses three students.

The apartments are spacious and have carpet and laminate flooring throughout. Each apartment has one assigned parking space. Stanford provides wireless DSL and utilities. Stanford does not provide cable television, telephone, or cost of laundry.

If you are assigned here and are interested in housing on campus, please file a reassignment request. The reassignment request form can be found within the Housing and Dining section of Axess under the tab “Apply for Reassignment." There is no fee to be reassigned to on-campus housing and assignments are made based on the date you submit your reassignment request.

Sublicensing is not permitted within off-campus subsidized apartments.

General Information

Residence Name

Tan Plaza Apartments – seven-story building


Off-campus housing – Tan Plaza Apartments is located Briones Park and multiple restaurant and stores including San Antonio Plaza

Navigation Address

580 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Distance from  Campus

Located approximately 3.7 miles from Stanford; about a 19 minute bike ride to campus.

Single Graduate Student Spaces 2 Bedroom, Double Occupancy: 4 Spaces
3 Bedroom, Triple Occupancy: 3 Spaces

Housing Front Desk

Off-Campus Housing Front Desk 
Escondite Cottage, 150 Comstock Circle
Stanford, CA 94305

Dining Service

Kitchens provided; optional Stanford Dining or student-managed plan.

Co-ed Type

Gender-Neutral Housing Available

Living Area
Pool Area
Outside Area
Kitchen Area





Carpet and Laminate Flooring

Extra-long twin bed

Sink with mirror

Window coverings

Desk and chair


High-speed internet access



Cable TV capability






Coffee table



End Table


Dining table & chairs