The room clearly hasn't been renovated in a long time. The bed sheets were very thin and somewhat scratchy (I recommended taking a comfy pair of pajamas). Sometimes I would come home and find other peoples' hair (my guess is belonging to the person who cleaned the room) on the pillows of my made bed and sometimes on the clean towels in the bathroom. There is no built-in AC, and the stand-alone AC leaked A LOT. I ended up having to put a towel down. The kitchen is tiny but usable, although there are no eating utensils. There seems to be a lot of noisy traffic outside in the mornings, even in the back of the building... Especially on Tuesdays starting at about 5:30 AM. I think that must be trash day. You can hear almost everything through the walls, including people walking through the hall and up and down the stairs. Some of the wall outlets didn't work (all the ones near the bed). There is no pool or gym or any of that sort of amenity.
The staff were very friendly. The bed was fairly comfortable and the room was spacious. It looks a little dirty at first glance, but it's really just old and they clean daily. The shower was nice. Some plates, bowls, and drinking glasses are provided in the kitchen. The location is very convenient to Stanford, downtown Palo Alto, and the Palo Alto Caltrain Station, along with some good restaurants (try the Sushi place down the street!). Not a very classy place, but comfortable and reasonable enough for a long stay if you don't mind the slightly downtrodden feel of the place.