Four Seasons, East Palo Alto
Pass the palm trees to enter a wood-paneled, business-like lobby at the 10-story Four Seasons, which was built in 2005. Each of the 200 guest rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows with triple-paned glass to dampen traffic noise from the neighboring highway. The hotel rooms also include generous marble bathrooms with glassed-in showers, soaker tubs, and flat-screen televisions. On the rooftop, the hotel’s hot tub and outdoor lap pool are surrounded by gardens. Guests can sit in the private cabanas, nap under umbrellas in the lounge chairs, and order from the food and drinks menu.