Rate based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 22, 2014

Arena Hotel

3 stars
817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
199 reviews
Convenient for area college visits

Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Complimentary breakfast was great. Room was quiet and... See full review

  • Srs 2019
  • Aug 2, 2014
going back

nice place to stay near downtown, kitchen and tub nice for family See full review

  • Will have fun
  • Jul 25, 2014
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:
02:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (199)

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
199 out of 199
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ktpaul
San Jose
Aug 27, 2014

Not that clean/new

It was okay, but expensive for what you get. Breakfast was good, but otherwise, the walls are super thin, carpets are old/musty. The bed was good too, clean sheets/towels daily. Parking is free and convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

I think there are newer renovated rooms?

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
El Super Dad
Chico, Ca
Aug 25, 2014

Great place for quick getaway

Older hotel but very clean and in quiet area. Rooms were clean and spacious. Only complaint would be, noisy a/c.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LaurenPr
San Francisco
Aug 15, 2014

Great location but not worth it

The location is great and is super close to SAP center. I loved the jacuzzi tub and the room was pretty big. The room didn't seem completely clean and it definitely needs a remodel. Walls are very thin and you can hear people above and below you. I did not sleep well. I wouldn't recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michelle the blogger
Business
Chicago, IL
Aug 10, 2014

Nice cute hotel, definitely older

The room was ready early, and the hotel is definitely older. There was no odd smell, and I loved the lounge area on the third floor to just hang out. Wifi worked great in my room, less so in the lobby. Breakfast was fine, though food may not leave the breakfast room, which was unique. Good value for the money!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Intern mom
Ohio
Aug 10, 2014

Visiting our intern son

Cute older hotel. Stayed 3 nights here. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet and very easy to access, but If you are picky, don't stay here. The carpet in the hallway desperately needs replaced and the bathrooms are quite dated. The huge jacuzzi tub was a nice feature, as was the mini fridge/ freezer and microwave. Breakfast was average. Not a huge selection, but there is a soda fountain, which I appreciate. CVS next door is convenient. Safe neighborhood and convenient parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Psycho donuts was interesting downtown San Jose.

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Srs 2019
Bedford, Texas
Aug 2, 2014

Convenient for area college visits

Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Complimentary breakfast was great. Room was quiet and comfortable. The only slight drawback was that it was a little too far to walk to downtown restaurants/nightlife, but would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Will have fun
San Jose, CA
Jul 25, 2014

going back

nice place to stay near downtown, kitchen and tub nice for family

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

close to muesuems

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cindy70
Monterey, CA
Jul 3, 2014

Good choice for attending concerts at SAP

Hotel is easy walking distance to SAP. Hotel is average and older, but rooms are large and comfortable. Our basic room had a whirlpool tub with shower, a coffee maker, a microwave, and a wall mounted magnifying mirror. Breakfast was tasty but in the last hour the food goes quickly when hotel is busy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is a very short walk to SAP for the concerts and events there. The closer to the event that the reservation is made, the more the room will cost.

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Spallone
Incline Village, Nevada
Jun 25, 2014

A verage

Given that it was a last minute reservation, it was ok. The grounds, setting, entry, and lobby were nice, but the rooms need some help.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Annie Mae
california
Jun 12, 2014

Great stay

Check in was easy. The staff was very helpful Room was clean. Very quiet stay. Breakfast was very good and FREE! I plan on staying there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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