Visitor Lodging & Parking


Stanford Guest House

You and your friends and family are welcome at the Stanford Guest House, which provides a comfortable and convenient place for visitors to the University to stay. Located only a few minutes from the campus center in the scenic Stanford foothills, the 112-room facility is furnished with cable TV, high-speed internet access, air conditioning, DVD players, a fitness center, and complimentary Starbucks coffee.

The Marguerite shuttle stops at the Stanford Guest House every 20 minutes Monday through Friday, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers guests discounts and free pick-up service from the lobby. Try to make reservations as early as possible. Call (650) 926-2800 or visit the Stanford Guest House website for more information.

Local Hotels and Motels

Check Visitor Information Services for a list of local accommodations.

Visitor Parking

Your visitors can park in spaces and lots designated with a green “P” or “E” sign. If they park in another zone during enforcement hours—6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday—they may be ticketed.

Hourly parking. Parking in “P” and “E” zones costs $1.50 per hour between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is free weekdays after 4:00 p.m. and weekends. Public parking lots have either meters at each parking space or a pay machine located at the center of the lot. If your visitors use public parking, remind them to bring more than one form of payment. Meters accept only coins; most pay machines accept both dollar bills and credit cards.

Daily parking permits. Visitors can buy daily parking permits for “P” and “E” zones at Visitor Information Services, located in the front of Memorial Auditorium at 551 Serra Mall.

Temporary parking permits are sent to entering freshmen and transfer students in August. Students or parents with a car on campus must display the permit during New Student Orientation.