Rate based on Check-in: Apr 4, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 2015

Arena Hotel

3 stars
View map of 817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
225 reviews
great trip

Staff was very nice and helpful finding somewhere close to eat for dinner. See full review

  • Anita B.
  • Mar 19, 2015
Great Hotel

we stayed here to attend a concert at the SAP arena. great location from walking distance. only... See full review

  • Jesus G.
  • Feb 9, 2015
Affordable downtown San Jose hotel offers easy access to everything

Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, the Arena Hotel offers walkable access to the HP Pavilion, downtown offices and the San Jose Caltrain station. Guests appreciate the variety of nearby dining and transportation options whether they are there for a San Jose Sharks game or a business trip. Complimentary breakfast (daily) help guests fuel up for a long day of work or night of recreation, and Jacuzzi tubs in each room ease sore muscles afterward.

Highlights:
  • Free wireless Internet access in rooms and common areas
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Walking distance to HP Pavilion, downtown San Jose and Caltrain
Rooms:

The recently renovated rooms have traditional decor, including dark-wood furnishings and printed bedspreads in dark, muted colors. Guestrooms and suites are highlighted by amenities such as 27-inch color TVs, voicemail-enabled telephones, microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers and even kitchenettes in some rooms. Two-person Jacuzzi bathtubs and free wireless Internet access are nice bonuses.

Features:

Corporate travelers appreciate the on-site business center, which is open daily and includes a computer workstation with Internet access and a printer. (A fax machine and photocopier are available at the front desk.) Guests who don't like checking bags can take advantage of the same-day dry-cleaning service and an on-site laundry room (fees apply). Perhaps most appreciated, though, is the complimentary breakfast available weekdays and weekends. 

Transportation:
  • San Jose International Airport (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (36.5 mi/58.8 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (37.4 mi/60.3 km)
  • Caltrain (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • VTA light rail (.6 mi/1 km)
  • VTA bus stop (across the street)
Attractions:
  • HP Pavilion (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Tech Museum of Innovation (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • San Jose Convention Center (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Children's Discovery Museum (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Santana Row (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
  • Winchester Mystery House (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
  • California's Great America (7.3 mi/11.7 km)
  • Santa Clara Convention Center (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
Business:
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • On-site business center open daily
  • Indoor and outdoor seating areas to conduct interviews or hold small meetings

Arena Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Double Queen with jacuzzi
Deluxe Room-Double Queen-Jacuzzi-Non Smoking
Deluxe Suite with jacuzzi and so
Deluxe Suite with jacuzzi and sofa bed
King Deluxe with jacuzzi non-smo
King Deluxe with jacuzzi non-smoking

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Iron
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

37.3324 -121.9062
Nearby airports
(OAK), 37.00, MI; (SFO), 36.00, MI; (SJC), 4.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • HP Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.3 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 0.8 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.9 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.9 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.9 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 1.1 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 1.2 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.4 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 1.4 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.3 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 0.8 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.9 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.9 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.9 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 1.1 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 1.2 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.4 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 1.4 mi
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail: 1.7 mi
  • Willow Glen: 1.9 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 2.4 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 2.6 mi
  • Winchester Mystery House: 2.6 mi
  • History Park: 2.8 mi
  • Raging Waters: 5.1 mi
  • Alum Rock Park: 6.9 mi
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park: 10.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
225 out of 225
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anita B.
Business
taft
Mar 19, 2015

great trip

Staff was very nice and helpful finding somewhere close to eat for dinner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Patric da Partic
Business
N/A
Mar 14, 2015

Nice stay

The room was clean. The TV is old but the jacuzzi tub makes up for that. Enjoyed the fold out magnifying room and powder room mirror lights. The breakfast is a nice spread with the orange guava juice. Staff was very nice and greeting you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lori L.
Business
Albany
Mar 13, 2015

great location

Was looking for a place close to SAP for a Sharks game. 5 minute walk to SAP, 2 minutes to whole foods (which had a brewery on the 2nd floor) and 10 minutes to the J. Lohr tasting room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler15
Business
Mountain View
Mar 12, 2015

good value

Good value for the price. Clean room with breakfast included. Would definitely go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe Golf
Business
SAN RAMON
Feb 27, 2015

Super Value for SAP Events

This is a great deal for anyone coming into town for events at the SAP Center. Walkable, nice breakfast and very usable rooms with mico and small fridge. We use this all the time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mosum PA
Business
Beverly Hills
Feb 23, 2015

Relaxing family vacation

This hotel was a pleasant surprise for my short family trip to the Bay Area to visit friends. The room was more spacious than I thought, given it modest price and the bed was comfortable. The location is great as it is close to restaurants and amenities. There is literally a CVS store next store and a Whole Foods a few steps away. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again if I visit the area again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maria R.
Business
N/A
Feb 16, 2015

Good stay

I had a pleasant stay overall the hotel is building is old but relatively well kept. The staff was welcoming and nice. A little suggestion would be more informed staff a bit more informed about the general surroundings. There was just one person, who again, was very nice, but was not very up to date about bus station etc. The room was very large, overall clean, with a social area, and even a small kitchen. The room in which I stayed had a "Jacuzzi" like tub. did not try it though. Breakfast was complimentary and I was not dissapointed. The kitchen staff were also very nice. The location is great, at walking distance to downtown (approx. 20 minutes) and also a station (Diridon) where different transportation options can be found (light rail, bus, and free shuttle -DASH-), a Whole Foods less than a block away and a CVS pharmacy as well. Bus stops on The Alameda street as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dmomma
Business
Modesto
Feb 12, 2015

Nice!

This hotel is so cool looking, it's got an older feel to it. Very spacious room, I liked the parking and the staff was nice. Great location! It's walking distance from a brand new Whole Foods, chipotle, and a cute little cafe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jesus G.
Business
Florence
Feb 9, 2015

Great Hotel

we stayed here to attend a concert at the SAP arena. great location from walking distance. only problem was that the city was fixing the sidewalk, therefore had to walk on road.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tia.904
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Homeless Nding A Nice Place To Be 4 Xmas

Very beautiful place to be. I feel very blessed to be here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Sharks arena.

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