The brain trust that is Stanford University has produced more than 50 Nobel Prize winners and founders of famous companies such as Yahoo, Google, HP, Sun and more. The dramatic main quad and Stanford architecture style resembles a coastal town in Spain. Stanford landmark Hoover Tower (site of the Hoover Institution and inspired by the Salamanca Cathedral) has a long history.
Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn lived on the 11th floor for several years during his exile. Daily tours of the Hoover Tower are available, and from the observation deck its possible to see the Bay and San Francisco on
Stanford University Hotels -
Stay just three miles from Stanford University at our nearby Mountain View hotel. Take advantage of town car service availability, complimentary breakfast, an on-site business center and spacious rooms outfitted with microwaves, refrigerators and ultra comfortable pillowtop mattresses. Plus, our hotel near Stanford University offers an outdoor pool, activity desk and laundry and dry cleaning service.
Stanford Shopping Center -
Not many colleges can say they own a shopping center, but Stanford University does. This outdoor upscale mall is located right on Stanford University campus and includes more than 140 stores such as Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Armani, Max Mara and more, plus an old fashioned soda fountain, a Pinkberry, California Pizza Kitchen and other restaurants and food specialty stores.
Stanford Cantor Art Center -
Wander this Stanford University art museum and sculpture garden and take in the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside the Rodin Museum in Paris. Other highlights of this Stanford University gem include works by Henry Moore, Hans Arp, Bay area artist Richard Diebenkorn and a special Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden created on-site specifically for the Stanford University museum. Admittance to this Stanford University attraction is free.