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Special rates have been negotiated at the following hotels:

Sheraton Palo Alto (AAA )
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto , CA 94301
2.6 miles from ceremony site. Cross a busines hotel with a cabana-style resort, and you get the Sheraton Palo Alto. Lovely grounds featuring a koi pond and a heated outdoor pool. A poolside restaurant, lounges, and seating in the lobby provide areas for informal gatherings with other guests. Stanford University, the Palo Alto Caltrain station, Stanford Shopping Center, and the shops and restaurants of University Avenue are all within walking distance. A block of rooms has been reserved for three nights beginning Friday, October 4 (a limited number of additional rooms is also available for Thursday, October 3). You must mention the Hylan-Cho Wedding to receive the special rate we have arranged, which is $109/night. Please also specify which nights you wish to stay. Rooms will be held until September 10.

Menlo Park Inn (AAA )
1315 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
1 mile from ceremony site. This motel is the closest to Holbrook Palmer Park (walking distance, in fact, if you decide to wear athletic shoes with your dress or suit). It's also walking distance to the many shops and restaurants of Menlo Park. If you get a chance, have a meal at Applewood Pizza, which has outstanding gourmet pizzas, salads, and pastas for a bargain price (at least by Bay Area standards). A block of rooms has been reserved for three nights beginning Friday, October 4. Please mention that you want the Hylan group rate, which is $95/night.

Best Western Executive Suites (AAA )
25 Fifth Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
1.34 miles from ceremony site. This hotel caters to business travelers and is close to a thriving Latino community. (If you haven't already heard about the variety of Mexican, Peruvian, and other Central American foods available in California, you'll be amazed at the size of the burritos. If you're already familiar with the massive burritos, you'll want to try some of the other authentic treats, such as pupusas.) Three two-room suites ($129/night) and five king suites ($119/night) have been reserved for three nights beginning Friday, October 4. Please ask for the Hylan-Cho Wedding.

No special arrangements have been made at the following hotels; rates shown are as listed on the hotel's website or in the AAA TourBook for Northern California. Since the TourBook often lists maximum rates, you may be able to get special weekend, AAA, or AARP—or just plain better—rates through the hotel or by booking online with Expedia or Orbitz.

Stanford Park Hotel (AAA )
100 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
1.21 miles from ceremony site. Published rates range from $295-$725/night, but this beautiful, elegant-yet-comfortable (think New England Preppy) hotel offers a weekend Bed & Breakfast Package for $159-$195/night in Deluxe rooms, and actual rates when you call the hotel are often lower than the published rates. This is a good choice if you want a hotel with sitting areas, lounges, and restaurants on the property and/or a New England resort feel; it's also across the street from Stanford Shopping Center, an upscale outdoor shopping mall (Macy's, Neiman-Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom, as well as many smaller chain stores and speciality shops).

Days Inn (AAA )
2650 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94061
1.8 miles from ceremony site. AAA says this motel is "well back from highway on attractively landscaped grounds." Pulished rates range from $95-$120 per night, but I found great rates when booking through the website: $64-$72/night. (And the $64/night rate was for an efficiency with kitchen!)

Creekside Inn (AAA )
3400 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
4.73 miles from ceremony site. Published rates range from $169-$269/night, but you can get a 25% discount on Friday and Saturday nights by mentioning that you saw them on the web. A quick check of availability on their website also yielded rates in the $119-$159 range. This is a smoke-free hotel with "many spacious and beautifully decorated units" (AAA) and *really* lovely landscaped grounds that's about halfway between Al's house in Mountain View and Holbrook Palmer Park, near Stanford University.