Best Rooms: The hotel is located right in between two buildings, so you'll need to get up to floor 3 for a view that's not completely obstructed.
Best Rooms: Situated across El Camino Real, Menlo Park Inn offers no great views since it's surrounded by buildings.
5 star hotel
Area: East Palo Alto, East Palo Alto
2.39 mi from Portola Art Gallery
Best Rooms: Rooms facing south have a view of office buildings, the courtyard and the mountains in the distance. For the best views, request to stay above floor 7. Rooms facing north have a view of the freeway from lower floors, but if you stay on floor 8 or above, you'll be able to see the bay in the distance. This side of the hotel also lets in more light.
Best Rooms: The inward-facing rooms at Days Inn Redwood City offer a view of the pool and courtyard.
2.5 star hotel
Area: Staumbaugh Heller, Redwood City
3.50 mi from Portola Art Gallery
Best Rooms: The hotel is surrounded by the buildings, you won't find much in the way of views.
Best Rooms: Rooms at Days Inn Palo Alto face east and north, offering a view of the parking lot.
3 star hotel
Area: North Los Altos, Los Altos
4.18 mi from Portola Art Gallery
Best Rooms: The 1 Bedroom Courtyard View rooms offer the best courtyard views, but other rooms also overlook the courtyard. Odd-numbered rooms between *01 - *13 and *69 - *83, on all floors (e.g. 103, 275), also offer courtyard views, as do the odd-numbered rooms between *29 - *37, on floors 2 and 3 (e.g. 229, 331).