Tan Plaza Apartments

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Tan Plaza Continental apartments are available as a full-year option for single graduate students. Furnished by the University, each two bedroom apartment houses two students and each three bedroom apartment houses three students.

Tan Plaza apartments offer high-end, high-rise apartments with balconies within a secure building with interior corridors and elevator. The apartments are spacious and have carpet and laminate flooring throughout. The complex also has a swimming pool and hot tub with a barbecue and picnic area.  There is a club house with a grand piano, ample seating, and panoramic views.  There is also a fitness center and bike storage, and a lounge area in the lobby.

Stanford provides high speed internet through Comcast and covers the cost of utilities. Stanford does not provide cable television, telephone, or cost of laundry.

Sublicensing is not permitted within off-campus subsidized apartments.

General Information

Residence Name

Tan Plaza Apartments – nine-story building


Off-campus housing – Tan Plaza Apartments is located near Briones Park and multiple restaurant and stores including San Antonio Plaza

Navigation Address

580 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Distance from  Campus

Located 4.2 miles from Stanford.  It is approximately 19 minutes to campus by bike.

Single Graduate Student Spaces

2 Bedroom, Double Occupancy: 10 spaces

3 Bedroom, Triple Occupancy: 3 spaces

Housing Front Desk

Off-Campus Housing Front Desk 
Escondite Cottage, 150 Comstock Circle
Stanford, CA 94305


One assigned, covered space per apartment.

Laundry Facilities

On-site laundry facilities, card-operated.


Kitchens provided - appliances vary, but all apartments have a refrigerator, stove/oven, and microwave.
Optional: Stanford Dining

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited on-site.  Please exit the building and go out to the street to smoke.

Pet Policy

Stanford University does not allow pets of any kind in apartments.

Complex Website

Building Lobby
Living Area
Pool and Grounds
Pool Area



Each Bedroom

Carpet and Laminate Flooring

Extra-long twin bed frame and mattress

Window coverings

Desk and chair

High-speed internet access




Coffee table


Dining table & chairs