hotels with a view in Alum Rock, CA

1. Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in downtown San Jose, this straightforward hotel is 5 miles from Santa Clara University and 8 miles from Raging Waters water park.The bright, casual rooms come with free WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and separate living/sleeping areas, as well as coffeemakers and minifridges. Some add pull-out sofas.Hot breakfast is available. Other amenities include a 24/7 market cafe, a coffee/cocktails bar and a 24-hour fitness center. Parking is extra.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large and clean
  • The rooms have TVs
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to The Tech Interactive and the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
  • 38 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the professional service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • The fitness center has weight machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Jonathan Fry

I really wanted to leave a 5 star review The room was very clean and had a lot of space The customer service was excellent

The employees at the front desk where awesome Walking distance to downtown San Jose Unfortunately, I left my running gear in one of the drawers in the room Yes, my fault, 100% I went back and fourth with the General Manager to retrieve my belongings and I finally had to contact corporate Bottom line, my stuff was never found Pretty disappointing

MikeyBlueEyez Boom

Been coaching in San Jose many times over the years and oddly enough have not coached hereCentrally located in downtown San Jose the location is prime The staff is friendly and the restaurant is open for business

I liked the gym here, it does have free weights and a full universal machine, for cable work, pull ups, etc Elliptical and treadmills as wellRooms were clean and the hotel is pet friendly A must for when traveling with Violet

Lea Liccione

The room was nice and spacious, front desk was polite and accommodating, and house-keeping always smiled and said hello or good morning when I would pass them in the hall The hotel is across the street from the Convention Center making it easy to get around by walking or you walk a couple minutes and get on the VTAThey do still offer breakfast as a grab and go service, but it was nice to have that option!Would highly recommend this hotel for accommodating and for great service!

2. Courtyard by Marriott Milpitas Silicon Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This roadside hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Great Mall and a 6.1-mile drive from California’s Great America.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor patio with a fire pit. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, as well as Starbucks coffee. There’s also a 24/7 business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a whirlpool, an exercise room and on-site free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 11 min drive to Ed R. Levin County Park
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 43 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 11 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Aaron Mindiola

I’ve stayed at many Marriott’s in the US and overseas

For the most part, I believe that this chain hotel does their very best and has many elegant and high-end locations Just like any other chain restaurant/hotel however, some locations just fall through the cracks So, my my 2-cents is don’t judge Marriott’s overall performance and quality by this particular locationPros:1) Within walking distance to a mall and Movie Theater2) Short commute to work3) Nice courtyard with a pool (No jacuzzi)4) The workout room is larger in size and well equippedCons:1) Parking lot security is non-existent Some thief went through my vehicle Nothing was stolen because it was a rental and I had very little personal property in there anyways2) Showers are terrible; the water pressure was very low and the showerhead is poor quality3) The Coffee maker is very poor quality I had to the hit the button several times just to fill one cup up4) No room service There is only a bar at the lobby and snacks at the lobby counter area The hours of operation of the bar were only in the morning and evening Those hours were very unreliable Many times they closed early due to “staffing” So all your left with are tv dinners from the front counter (microwave is only in the lobby, not in the rooms)5) Housekeeping only occurs once every 3 days If its missed because of a Do Not Disturb sign on one day, then you got to wait until the next cycle (unless of course you call and make a special request)6) There is a small fridge in the room but its not very cold and there is no freezer section7) Laundry is done by coin operated machines by the lobby ($5 in quarters plus cost of soap) My advice is to go to a executive cleaners just 5m down the road

Adam Denter

I have stayed in worse in the SJC area How much hair in the shower from previous guests is too much? When I see dirty bathroom facilities it makes me wonder what else is being missed on cleaning between guests This shower had long hairs wrapped around the included soap dispensers, pubic looking hairs stuck to the side, and what I imagine was the stubble from someone shaving their face on the little lip

I like the Courtyard chain because they usually have better housekeeping When I mentioned the state of the shower to the FDC she at least responded with an ok but otherwise didn’t seem too surprised to hear it

Greg Roskos

This has become my go to Marriott property in the San Jose area for work Good parking situation, not directly on a busy road Plenty of parking too

Always clean and well maintained Great rooms Friendly staff And fantastic rates Highly recommendUpdate 3/2022Still one of my favorite Marriott properties Highly recommend to anyone traveling to the Milpitas/San Jose area!

3. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose International Airport, CA (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed hotel is 2 miles from Mineta San José International Airport, 3 miles from San Jose McEnery Convention Center and 6 miles from Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers football team.The casual, warmly decorated rooms provide free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas. Kids 18 and under stay with adults at no cost.A hot breakfast buffet, parking and an airport shuttle are complimentary. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness room, as well as a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms
  • 8 min drive to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
  • 37 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Matt Sylvester

I’ve stayed here a number of times for short trips of a few days, since it’s right next to my company’s main office space I’ve had pleasant stays every time I have visited The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean, the pricing is reasonable, and the building and guest parking is secure

The complimentary breakfast included is usually far above average hotel breakfast standards, and the breakfast buffet area and seating is always spotless clean The coffee provided in the lobby is surprisingly good too This is not fancy digs, but it is dependable and well managed I haven’t used many of the other amenities, but I know I will be back soon on my next trip to the office

lynn mayugba

The stay was excellent because of the staff I had to take an extremely early call and didn’t want to wake my family I was sitting in the freezing cold courtyard and a staff member offered to let me use the meeting room

Also the Manager William was so incredibly accommodating I had to book a large group for a high school team Hence why I was there He was so helpful throughout the entire process Five star service through and through The staff even made breakfast a bit earlier so the team could eat Very nice people!!!

rhonda robers

I’d like to acknowledge the staff member named William His service was superior! He went above and beyond for us to get us accommodations for our stays while our son was going through stem cell transplants in Stanford hospital nearby He was very empathetic towards our situation and was very helpful

The beds were comfortable The location was great Close to the airport and just a short drive to Stanford hospital The building and parking lot was secure And overall we felt safe The rooms were very clean and the free breakfast was spectacular! We will be sure to return to stay here in the next few months as our son goes through treatments I highly recommend this hotel

4. Best Western Lanai Garden Inn & Suites (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Route 101, this low-key hotel is 3 miles from Raging Waters San Jose water park and 8 miles from the 19th-century Winchester Mystery House.The modest rooms have desks, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add whirlpool tubs, or separate living areas with pull-out sofas. Children age 12 and under stay at no extra cost with an adult.Hot breakfast and parking are free. There’s also a bar, an outdoor pool, an exercise room and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms, which have microwaves
  • The rooms have coffee makers and refrigerators
  • 41 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Robert DIY

Very comfortable place to say, we stayed for weeks I even left town for a couple of days and kept my room The staff make me feel comfortable and safe from the first day

Staff shows that they care about their guest Made sure I received my packages, cleaned the room as often as I wanted, and had ample food for breakfast They also have an awesome coffee maker If you plan to stay for a few days the rate is better The only issue I experienced was the tub only worked as a shower and the elevator door is slow (I usually use the stairs) I would return without hesitation


Should have left from the moment we checked in Made a reservation for 3 nights with AAA and paid in full when I reservedUpon arriving the area felt sketchy, near the freeway and an unhoused gentleman standing at the entrance staring

The entrance was also shared with 2 businesses a bit different than what we are used toWhen checking in , lobby was empty and a little girl behind the front desk kept calling for her mom She ran to the back room and we could hear her telling her mom guests were there over and over We didn’t see anyone till a couple minutes after We weren’t even acknowledged by front desk Front desk agent walked out texting on her phone and after having us wait for another minute she asked for id and credit card No small talk but at least she gave us keysElevator was a bit rough Upon arriving to the room it showed it’s age Room was dark and carpet rough There was stained furniture but at least it came with the whirlpool they advertised(didn’t get to use it just wasn’t feeling it) When showering the water pressure was low Looking out the window was a great view of an empty land dump There was also noise at night from the cars passing byUpon staying longer even with security posted at the door it still felt sketch and uneasy We decided to contact AAA to let them know we wanted to check out early it just didn’t feel comfortable They got back to us and let us know the hotel wouldn’t refundUpon checking out the next morning the manager mentioned the reservation was prepaid and un-refundable and asked if I still wanted to leave and why I only told him about feeling unsafe the outdatedness and the water pressure I thought maybe he would see the bad experience we had and at least try to refund the last night but he just mentioned how he had a security guard posted at night and listened to the rest of my gripe He then said ok and checked us out At least he was kinder and wished us a happy cinco the MayoWe had given this hotel a chance since it was one of the top hotels in San Jose featured on TripAdvisor but it just wasn’t for us We ended up taking a loss and staying our other 2 nights at the Juniper Hotel What a difference and only 50 dollars extra a night compared to the price we paid for this oneI never got a refund and am rating 2 stars only because the little girl was a great host and the manager at least listened to my woes

Diane Tinker

Clean rooms, friendly front desk staff at checkin Didn’t partake of breakfast but appreciated that tea, coffee, & creamers were left accessible after hoursOnly complaint is the very noisy location

Never heard traffic from the 101 but Tulley St, adjacent to the hotel, is extremely noisy bring ear plugs also, there’s a unnecessary $5/day charge to park, really???!!!

5. Sheraton San Jose Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1801 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Phone: (408) 943-0600
  • Ratings: 4.1 (938 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Sheraton San Jose Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed, modern hotel offering warm rooms & suites, plus a restaurant & a heated outdoor pool.

About this hotel

Situated 2.1 miles from the Great Mall, this polished, modern hotel is 4.9 miles from California’s Great America theme park, and 11.3 miles from the Computer History Museum.Relaxed rooms have flat-screens, WiFi access (fee) and work desks. Select suites and club-level rooms add minifridges, private balconies, separate living areas and pull-out sofas, plus complimentary breakfast and WiFi. Some suites have Starbucks coffeemakers.There’s a bistro with courtyard views and a lounge, plus fitness facilities and a heated outdoor pool. Other amenities include a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to the Intel Museum
  • 39 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 11 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Raquel Gonzalez

Extremely concerning

first and foremost they double charged me and when I asked the staff they could not resolve or explain why one of their employees charged me twice for a 1 night stay I’m stuck waiting for them to call me back and HOPE they refund me the unauthorized transactionSecond, we stayed here because it’s hot in San Jose and we were drawn by the picture of the pool The pool does not work, it’s filthy, and they didn’t even bother to put up a sign or alert us when booking the reservation We had to find out once we got there and we inquired about the pool We saw many others go up to the pool just to be disappointedLastly, everything is an additional charge When I stay at a Sheraton I am aware I am paying extra for a room for the amenities not expecting to get charged additional fees for everything little thing Parking is $12 a night Which I still don’t know if it’s a valid chargeNever staying here again and would not recommend No hand soap in the bathroom (during COVID-19) and the carpets were stained and dirty

Gmc S.

Bedding was fine The carpet was dirty, my toddler kept finding food from previous renter Faucet in the bathroom was broken so we had to use the water in the shower

Floor in the bathroom was not cleaned at all We had to use water from our water bottle to brush our teeth Window didn’t have screen so we had flies and mosquitoes come in upon our arrival We had to use the door of the lobby to get to our unit Door closes to us closed at a certain time Parking lot is super dark It was so inconvenient I wouldn’t get a room here again if you ask me Didn’t want to waste our time calling the front We just needed a place to crash for 2 days before heading to San Diego

Rania Shehadah

This review is for a stay and event coordination by Carlos Pimentel and his entire team I had the pleasure of throwing my Bridal Shower at the Sheraton Hotel and we could not be any happier with the service, food, cleanliness, and amazing customer service Carlos blew it out of the ballpark with his work ethic and service to ensure we had the best time ever

Also, the food was amazing and the hotel rooms are always so clean and so spacious We highly recommend this hotel for a stay or your next event!

6. Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a circa-1911 building, this contemporary hotel is a 5-minute walk from the San Jose Museum of Art, and an 11-minute walk from the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. The San Jose Caltrain Station is a mile away.The warm rooms have Wi-Fi (fee), plus flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemakers, and desks with ergonomic chairs. Suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas.Amenities include a bright, buzzy restaurant/bar and a lobby lounge, as well as a fitness center. There are also meeting rooms, plus event space and a business center. Breakfast and parking are offered for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the San Jose Museum of Art and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
  • 40 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “Mosaic” 12 times
  • Guests praised the lobby bar

Feedback From Real Customers


Front desk people were a pain, they wanted me to leave because I didn’t have the credit card I booked the hotel with and I offered to pay the deposit in cash or apple pay and they wouldn’t accept any so I got my girlfriends credit card and they kept denying until they finally agreed to use it, they make everything difficult but the cleaning ladies were very nice and the breakfast options are horrible it’s just a granola with water for $5 and the location is not the best The room was also a bit smelly like cigar even though it was a smoke free room overall rating 1/5 for me

Mithia Mukutmoni

Very unfriendly staff Considered staying in San Jose another night…but not here! The soap was actually unwrapped! I think housekeeping must have missed it I hate to disparage them…but still!I asked for a blanket and something was handed to me, very curtly, that was a sheet-like thing

I just dealt with it Definitely not coming back here again! FYI…restaurant closed shut and never opened Hours did match what was on the door Paid parking…$35 Kind of a spartan feel, but I guess clean?Find something better…you’re worth it!

WhyTigr Lovesya

This place isn’t really worth staying at If you have a vehicle, it costs 35$ to park here, there is no security, it’s outside and subject to the transients who walk around looking in for who knows what purpose (use your imagination) The neighborhood didn’t feel safe late at night and just like typical downtown areas, driving around is very confusing, especially trying to get to this hotel

Trying to get your belongings into your room is also quite a challenge They have one way into the hotel and it is very far away from the parking area, so if you have more than a bag or two, it is a huge hassle The person at the front desk said I could use the employee only hallway to get my stuff from the parking lot, but then I was questioned by another employee and told it was for employees only, which created a bit of a sceneThere also is no online check-in as they use a different computer system than the rest of the Marriott hotels and the wifi was not the usual MarriottBonvoy SSID Is it secure? Probably not even a little bit On the plus side, you can rent scooters everywhere, although not from the hotel itselfTLDR; don’t go here unless you need to be right there downtown Everything is a hassle It is surprising that this is a Marriott property

7. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Campbell – Pruneyard Plaza (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This Mediterranean-style Silicon Valley hotel sits adjacent to a mall and 10 minutes’ drive from downtown San Jose.All rooms offer modern decor and custom-designed beds, plus 42-inch TVs and free WiFi. All suites add living areas, plus some have balconies and fireplaces, and others have kitchenettes. Some rooms and suites have whirlpool tubs.A casual restaurant offers a daily buffet and a la carte breakfasts (fee). There’s also a 24/7 fitness center, an outdoor pool and a whirlpool on a Mediterranean-inspired patio. Additional amenities include 5 event spaces and a business center, plus free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 11 min drive to San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
  • 44 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “cookies” 29 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Sara “Monkacita3” Courtney

I never write reviews and I also only stay in boutique hotels, but my company requires me to stay in this particular hotel due to proximity to my office Having said that, I have to say it is always a 5 star experience staying here The front desk people are polite, courteous and super helpful

The rooms are spotless and the beds are very comfortable They have a wonderful little store in the lobby that is well stocked, tiddy and clean, and has everything a business traveler might have forgotten or needs I’ve always had a very positive experience when staying here and would highly recommend it

Nicole Rodriguez

The digital key worked some of the time They deactivated the digital key well before check out time The pool was open 1 out of 2 days and hot tub was out both days we stayed

It was not posted on the site or app The room was nice but the ac worked slightly The bathroom door was damaged and not fixed The hotel is close to the restaurants and activities which is nice It was definitely not worth the price or what I expect from a Hilton brand

8. Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport-Silicon Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 2 miles from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, this unfussy extended-stay airport hotel is 2 blocks from a light rail station and 5 miles from McEnery Convention Center.Stylish, contemporary 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with kitchens, dining tables and free Wi-Fi, plus flat-screen TVs. Some add offices and/or fireplaces.Hot breakfast is free, as are parking, a grocery shopping service, and regular evening socials with light dinner and drinks. There’s a convenience store and a business center, plus a fitness room and an outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 8 min drive to the Intel Museum
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning but others praised the kitchenettes
  • 36 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Bridget Depew

I have stayed at this location multiple times since May 2021 and I have never been disappointed The apartment-style rooms offer all the proper amenities to make it feel like a “home away from home” They are clean, comfortable, well-designed and are equipped with everything necessary to make my stay comfortable

The breakfast is excellent with eggs, breakfast meats, waffle-maker, fruit, yogurt, warm croissants and excellent coffee The staff has always been professional and courteous They provide every means to satisfy special requests They check in via text to make sure all needs are met This is the only hotel I will stay at when working or having fun in the San Jose area

A Guidry

The four stars is for the overall quality of the grounds which were in need of improvement Quality is what do you expect from a Homewood suites My room had dedicated office which was quite large

The bedroom was spacious in the walkway between the bathroom to the toilet and tub was wide and offered a nice sized closet This is an interesting location but there are plenty of restaurants around here is a quick trolley ride will get you to dozens more

Kathleen Boyce

First the pros: I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks for a work trip as it was within walking distance of my office Check in was super easy and the staff at the front desk was very pleasant and helpful Nice to have a digital room key from the Hilton app and you can also use an app to do laundry

Breakfast was okayCons: My room was right off Trimble so it was quite noisy I woke up several nights to loud traffic and was also woken up by some construction noise before 8am on a Saturday morning from a crew right outside my bedroom window So much for sleeping in but to be fair, not in Hilton’s control The pool was also closed the entire time I was here I wish I would have known that at the time of booking I spent more time out of my room than in However, while there over the weekend, I noticed my room was quite dirty Lots of dust on surfaces, including the bedroom dresser, ceiling fan, walls, back of the bedroom door, etc The cleaning staff comes every 5th day and did come the Monday after I arrived Dust was still there when I got back to my room The staff did not replace the almost empty toilet paper roll or leave any extra behind I requested more from the front desk three times while away at work but it was never dropped off at my room I eventually got it myself late one evening when I returned from a work dinner I can live with all of that BUT the icing on the cake occurred late tonight as I packed up my suitcase to leave I noticed something shiny out of the corner of my eye in the space between the bed and the nightstand When I reached to grab it, to my disgust I realized it was an opened used condom wrapper! Sure as hell wasn’t mine! That means it had been there for the entire two weeks and the staff had at least TWO opportunities to get rid of it but left it behind I’m so grossed out it now makes me wonder if they even changed the sheets before I arrived because I don’t see how you could miss that when putting a new fitted sheet on the bed Will be talking with hotel staff first thing tomorrow morning and will not be returning

9. San Jose Marriott (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 301 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
  • Phone: (408) 280-1300
  • Ratings: 4.3 (2795 reviews) Very good
  • Website : San Jose Marriott
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Chic quarters in a modern property with a trendy steakhouse, a flashy bar & an outdoor pool.

About this hotel

Connected to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, this refined hotel in Downtown San Jose is a 5-minute walk from the San Jose Museum of Art.High-end rooms come with pillow-top mattresses and sitting areas, plus coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee). Upgraded quarters add minifridges, access to a rooftop terrace, and/or free hot breakfast.Lobby Wi-Fi is complimentary. There’s an upscale steakhouse/bar, a hip lobby bar and a coffee shop. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room, along with a business center and 22 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • Walking distance to The Tech Interactive and the San Jose Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 24 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Alan Harlow

Beautiful, comfortable, modern high rise hotel in the center of San Jose The San Jose Marriott is the epitome of why the Marriott brand is so popular with many travelers, including myself! The hotel is immaculate and well maintained It offers all the amenities and services you expect from a top notch Marriott Hotel

This was my first visit to San Jose and the Marriott Hotel Needless to say, I was impressed with both! The hotel has a perfect, central location to numerous events, restaurants, shopping and entertainment options My guestroom was very comfortable, quiet and clean All of my interactions with hotel associates was very pleasant I was very impressed with the front desk personnel, restaurant servers and the housekeeping staff on the 21st floor! As a Bonvoy member and frequent Marriott guest, I highly recommend the San Jose Marriott Hotel!

Brian Siefkes

Unbelievable I valet parked with them during my stay I was leaving the hotel for dinner and saw my car parked on the side walk

I checked and it was unlocked Nobody was around and I figured they must be in process of moving things around After picking up my car the next day, I found my storage console completely empty Awesome With all the bums in the area the least you could do is lock my car if you have to park it on the street

Chris Huber

There were a few staff standouts (Matt in Valet and Lambert at the Front Desk) that deserve five stars for their efforts, however the hotel itself was lacking Elevators were slow causing huge lines in the lobby Staff didn’t seem to have any answers as to whether some were out of service or under repair

First world problem maybe, but still a major painInternet was abysmal Major tech town and Marriott still wants to throttle speeds down to nothing Even the TV took forever to load a showPool is a 3 1/2′ deep kiddie wading pool Not what we expectedRooms are small, with no sitting area and not enough space for two adults to setup their laptops to work

10. Hotel De Anza – Destination by Hyatt (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This refined hotel in the downtown business district is a 7-minute walk from the SAP Center arena and the San Jose Museum of Art.Sleek, sophisticated rooms provide work desks, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add pull-out sofas, while some include coffeemakers, iPod docks and whirlpool tubs. A penthouse suite features a steam room and 2 balconies.Freebies include morning coffee and access to a pantry with late night snacks. There’s an Italian restaurant and an art deco-style lounge featuring live jazz. There’s also a 24/7 fitness center, a business center and 5 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and liked the beds
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Walking distance to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and the San Jose Museum of Art
  • 37 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “jazz” 33 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Philip Teresi

#1 spot to stay if you’re in downtown San Jose, especially if you’re attending an event at the SAP CenterA beautiful art deco hotel that’s been thoughtfully updated, with valet parking, an incredible bar/lounge and a restaurant that’s on the verge of its post-pandemic reopeningThe front desk is wonderful about handling requests for extra coffee, bottled waters, and linens in record time

The updates are good, not great, so some of the layout is a little wonky (coffee maker and fridge are across the room from the microwave and sink, toilet paper roll is nearly behind someone actually on the toilet), but the rooms are very clean and comfortableThey’re also using the nespresso single-serve coffee makers, which are awesome (and worth the walk to get water from the sink across the room)The bar/lounge is still lightly staffed as of reopening this week, so plan to visit the bar to get fresh drinksbut the guys are hustling and they’re down for any reasonable requestA+ for the staffB for the suite

Margit Marselas

Rooms are small but nice, tho the bed was a bit uncomfortableCan’t rate service because they offer almost nothing: no restaurant, so no room service, no pool, no exercise, no self-park — and virtually nowhere to pull over for valet parking ($40/night) Small bar area open until 10 & limited snacks sold at front desk

Location is good for finding dinner, drinks in the neighborhood, but schlepping it for breakfast is a pain Won’t be back until/unless Hilton actually commits to this location

11. AC Hotel by Marriott San Jose Downtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a palm-lined street among the offices and restaurants of the downtown area, this polished hotel is an 11-minute walk from The Tech Museum of Innovation and 5 miles from the Winchester Mystery House, a Victorian home with quirky architecture and landscaped gardens.Featuring neutral decor, the understated, modern rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, safes and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms and suites add pull-out sofas.Amenities include a polished restaurant offering breakfast and dinner, along with an outdoor saltwater pool, a gym, and a courtyard with a fire pit.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the beds
  • Walking distance to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and The Tech Interactive
  • 38 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the polished restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 29 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Miguel Mondragon

The hotel is beautiful! Super clean and very modern! I loved the firepit outside in the courtyard But none of this was possible without the awesome and helpful Stephanie at the front desk, she was very helpful and super sweetOur room was awesome, bed was comfortable and bathrooms were very clean and super modern

Overall, had an amazing weekend and will be more than happy to come back!Thank you Stephanie!!

Vikram Balakrishnan

Modern hotel in excellent downtown location Convenient parking in garage nearby though a bit pricey, valet was not available when I was there Gym is well appointed, and the bar by the lobby is spacious modern and has good drink and cocktail options

Morning was a little loud with hallway cleaning, felt like the front door could be a little better noise insulated

Steve Bond

We stayed 3/11-3/13nowhere on the website did it say we would have to pay 35$ a day for parking The website also claims there is a nice restaurant on the first floor, low and behold, there is no restaurant and we didn’t make reservations any where on a busy Friday evening Very cool

the mini fridge did not work, the shower had zero water pressure and luke warm water The bed was comfortable, but the pillows were awful Some of the electrical outlets didn’t work, as well as some of the light switches It appears as if the plumbing under the sink backed up and leaked because the floor is stained brown and the p trap under the sink is rusted, thus insinuating a leak(pics included) 5 dollar bottles of water as well very frustrating to spend near 300 dollars a night for a sub standard “luxury” hotel from Marriott 10/10 would not recommend

12. Hyatt Place San Jose Airport (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 82 Karina Ct, San Jose, CA 95131
  • Phone: (669) 342-0007
  • Ratings: 4.3 (278 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hyatt Place San Jose Airport
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Warmly decorated rooms in an airport hotel offering a free shuttle, an outdoor pool & a 24/7 gym.

About this hotel

Set in an industrial area, this laid-back airport hotel is a mile from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, and 5 miles from both the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose and the rides at California’s Great America.Warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas. All provide minifridges and coffeemakers.An area/airport shuttle is complimentary, as is parking. Other amenities include a 24-hour gym and an outdoor pool, which is flanked by a sundeck with loungers. Hot breakfast is available. There’s a cafe/cocktail bar, plus all-day food service. A 24/7 business center is on-site.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 6 min drive to the Intel Museum
  • 35 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant

Feedback From Real Customers

T. Farris

The exterior architecture of this Hyatt Place is different from most It’s a new building Great location right next to the airport

There is a Denny’s restaurant and gas station close by The service was good but there cleaning of the room every 3 days Needs to be changed back to daily Fresh towels daily when staying in a hotel is a necessity Overall good experience, I recommend

Lisa McCorkle

My daughter and I stayed in this hotel the night we flew in on a late flight into San Jose Airport It was convenient to drive to this nearby hotel after picking up our rental car We were tired after our long trip, so it was nice to get to stay in a clean and comfortable hotel shortly after arriving

The hotel is very close to the airport The hotel was a reasonable price for what you get, but I definitely don’t understand why they charged for parking You just park in the parking lot outside of the hotel The breakfast was disappointing There were very few options in the breakfast buffet The room was spacious and comfortable though, so for a quick one night stay, this hotel was fine and I would stay here again if I needed to stay near the airport

Jenna Garrett

Called a day in advance to let them know I was arriving at 8am off the plane and was told 24/7 check in Arrived and was told 3pm Shabby breakfast could be better

Clean rooms comfy beds nice bathroom Although pool is very much not heated, tiny, and watched the pool boy clean the dirt, dust, cobwebs, bugs and etc by dipping the cleaning pool back and forth from the pool water to bugs and bugs to pool water Disgusting good for a very short term stay near the airport Shuttle drivers are very nice

13. Hyatt House Santa Clara (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern extended-stay hotel is 2 miles from Levi’s Stadium, 3 miles from the Santa Clara Convention Center and 4 miles from Mineta San José International Airport.Warmly furnished suites and studios with retro vibe feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as living areas; some add kitchens.Hot breakfast is complimentary. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool with cabanas, as well as a hot tub, a fitness room, and a patio with BBQs. There’s also a business center and a convenience store, both open 24 hours.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 6 min drive to the Intel Museum
  • 37 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Isabel Pineda

Hotel was at a great price and the breakfast buffet was delicious we stayed for a total of 2 nights the buffet consisted of eggs bacon and fresh toast and other thing It was delicious 🤤 the second time thy served sausages, eggs , and potatoes 🥔 It was delicious as well

The parking was 10$ per night you can come in and out for no extra charge The staff was amazing 🤩 they were friendly and professional We called the front desk for more blankets and pillows and they were quick to bring it to our room😀 I will definitely stay here again ✅

Denise Adams

Pretty secure location – main door is locked after 11pm and needs a room key to open (or you can get buzzed in by front desk if checking in) Plenty of parking out front in a garage, at least at night Not sure about parking when the stores in the shopping center are open? I wasn’t there long enough

Room is adorable! Mini kitchenette which is great for longer stays or prepping your own food Has a desk and a sitting area, which is perfect for those who have work to do Bed is comfy Bathroom is well sized It is located right next to an expressway so there is traffic noise, but the windows are new and do a good job blocking a lot of it out I have family maybe a mile from this location and will definitely stay again

M Tauf

Stayed here for 3 nights and the staff was very friendly and accommodating The surrounding area is nice too with restaurants and a Safeway within walking distance Room was clean and didn’t have any issues other than being close to the freeway

Breakfast was good each morning with sausages, bacon, fruit, oatmeal and different breads to toast Would stay again

14. The Westin San Jose (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 302 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
  • Phone: (408) 295-2000
  • Ratings: 4.2 (983 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Westin San Jose
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Cozy, traditional rooms in a posh landmark hotel offering a restaurant, plus meeting space.

About this hotel

Set across the street from McEnery Convention Center, this upscale landmark hotel dates from 1926. It’s a mile from the SAP Center arena, 1.5 miles from the Amtrak/Caltrain station and 4.5 miles from San Jose Airport.Cozy, traditional rooms come with pillowtop beds, plus coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add extra living space and whirlpool tubs.There’s an ornate lobby, plus an Italian restaurant and a lounge. Other amenities include a fitness room, a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to The Tech Interactive and the San Jose Museum of Art
  • 40 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests liked the rooms but some thought they were small
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 33 times
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Valeri Logue

Perfectly located downtown, the Italian restaurant provided dishes with exceptional flavour notes accompanied by a great wine menu, and the staff are attentive The front desk staff members Denise and Manny are truly a credit to the hospitality industry They embody Marriott’s core values of exceptional customer service provided with integrity and outstanding care

Josh Action

The historic building belies the modern rooms With a great restaurant and ballroom for formal events, the Westin San Jose seemingly has it all But wait! The attentive and diligent staff round out the experience to be a complete delight

We required a suite for a family of 4, and the normal rooms are a bit on the small side Still, for events in downtown San Jose, this hotel has most everything you could need

R Chapellon

The building is beautiful, however the rooms are very small This type of room is more expected in New York or Paris size wise yet we are in San Jose There are virtually no reminisces of a regular Westin hotel in regard to what they provide

There is a restaurant on site, however no room service You have bottles of shampoo attached to the wall in the shower yet no lotion anywhere…just small things like this that stand out The A/C system is extremely loud too, cleaning of room, which we had to ask for, is hit and miss too, one day is bare minimum and next day its great I am aware of staffing issue these days, however if you provide the service, it should be consistent We decided to have some wine one evening in our room and even tho numerous people were still sitting in the restaurant we were not able to purchase the bottle to take up to our room They were ‘closed’ We were directed to go purchase from the restaurant down the street I gave it an extra star than I normally would because the front desk staff was very friendly and nice

15. Sonesta San Jose (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 777 Bellew Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Phone: (408) 321-9500
  • Ratings: 4.3 (1257 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Sonesta San Jose
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Modern hotel offering an outdoor pool, a gym & a casual eatery, plus a free airport shuttle.

About this hotel

Set in Silicon Valley’s business district, this modern hotel off Interstate 880 is 5 miles from Mineta San José International Airport and 6 miles from downtown San Jose.Understated rooms feature desks with ergonomic chairs, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms and suites add Keurig coffeemakers; suites also have living areas. Club quarters provide access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast and evening receptions.Parking and an airport/local shuttle are included. Amenities consist of a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness center, and a relaxed bar and grill. There’s also a 24-hour business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • 12 min drive to California’s Great America
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • 37 min drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned fitness centers 16 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests liked the relaxed bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jess Harper

You will love this hotel! I consider myself a seasoned traveler, having traveled the country for my previous job and staying in numerous hotels This hotel has some of the best water pressure you can imagine, I absolutely loved my showers there! The staff was super nice and greeted us each time we entered or left, everywhere I had seen in the hotel was clean and well lit, and the room was great and spacious We were even on the 11th floor, which gave us a great view! We couldn’t have been happier with our stay

We will stay here again when we find ourselves back in San Jose!

Jess V

We stayed in a room with a double queen on the 9th floor It was not spacious but not completely cramped The pool is nice on the 3rd floor next to the fitness room which has a restroom

The food at the lounge was delicious We had a big party and the waitress was very attentive They changed to large screen TV to the main basketball game upon request as we were the only filled tables watching the game They were able to make a special request for a dietary restriction that would seem strange It was overall a good place to stay

angel Ck

It was a comfortable stay No problems checking in Room is clean and spacious

Mini fridge, iron with ironing board, combo safe and a keurig coffee machine I like that it has a reading light on each side of the bed Also their restaurant downstairs is very convenient to have a drink or a meal Only had one very minor issue, that there was only one paper cup and three towels A large one and two small face towels to be exact

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