Rate based on Check-in: Oct 10, 2014 Check-out: Oct 11, 2014

The Sainte Claire

3 stars
302 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
57 reviews
awesome couples getway

WThe st claire hotel is beautiful! The location was perfect for us to walk to the venue to see... See full review

  • connie v
  • Sep 17, 2014
Weekend Getaway

My boyfriend and I travel from San Francisco to San Jose often to enjoy it's wonderful nightlife... See full review

  • NICOYA13
  • Jul 7, 2014
Historic luxury hotel with modern amenities in downtown San Jose
Steeped in history, this stately downtown San Jose hotel was opened in 1926 and has played host to legends ranging from Judy Garland, Clark Gable and Joe DiMaggio to President John F. Kennedy. The Sainte Claire's stunning architecture has been faithfully maintained over the years, and the property is currently listed as one of the Historic Hotels of America. Top-notch hospitality and amenities such as free wireless Internet, concierge service and business facilities support the hotel's longstanding reputation of excellence.
Highlights
  • One of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America
  • Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana serves high-end fare inspired by the cuisine of Florence
  • Premier downtown location within walking distance of many attractions and business centers
Rooms

The Sainte Claire's guest rooms and suites uphold the historic design while blending in modern amenities. European-style wood furnishings and crown molding create a yesteryear atmosphere, but high-tech features such as free wireless Internet, flat-screen TVs and radios.

Features:

The four-star Sainte Claire Hotel does not disappoint when it comes to facilities. A complimentary business center is open 24 hours a day, as is the free fitness center. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served at Il Fornaio, the on-site upscale Italian restaurant. Guests can entertain themselves with free wireless Internet access throughout the property. Same-day laundry services are available. Snacks and other essentials can be purchased at the on-site sundry shop.

Transportation:
  • San Jose International Airport (4.6 mi/7.3 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (36.4 mi/58.6 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (35.9 mi/57.8 km)
  • Caltrain (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • VTA light rail (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
  • VTA bus stop (across the street)
Attractions:
  • San Jose Convention Center (across the street)
  • Tech Museum of Innovation (across the street)
  • San Jose Museum of Art (across the street)
  • San Jose Repertory Theater (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • HP Pavilion (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Children's Discovery Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • San Jose State University (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Winchester Mystery House (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
Business:
  • Complimentary 24-hour business center
  • 10 meeting rooms cover 10,000 square feet and accommodate groups of 10 to 450
  • Free wireless Internet access in rooms and common areas
Policies and fees:
  • The Sainte Claire now allows pets up to 60 lbs. with a non-refundable deposit.
  • Valet parking fee is $29 USD.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Sainte Claire Rooms

Deluxe King
King Free wifi-free biz ctr
Superior King
Superior King Bed-Free wifi
Deluxe Double Double
2 Dbl FeatherBorne Beds-Spa Bath Amenities-Wifi
Deluxe Queen
Queen Bed-Spa Bath Amenities-Wifi
Junior Suite
455-545 sq ft- Comp Wifi- LOccitane Bath Products- Refrigerator

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
General
Air conditioned
Pet friendly
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

37.3309 -121.8878
Nearby airports
San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 36.40, MI, SE; Oakland International Airport, (OAK), 39.10, MI, SE; San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 4.50, MI, S;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.1 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 0.2 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.2 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.2 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.3 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 0.5 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.7 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 0.7 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.4 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 1.6 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.1 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 0.2 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.2 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.2 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.3 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 0.5 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.7 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 0.7 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.4 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 1.4 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 1.6 mi
  • History Park: 1.8 mi
  • Willow Glen: 1.8 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail: 2.1 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 2.1 mi
  • Winchester Mystery House: 3.6 mi
  • Raging Waters: 4.1 mi
  • Alum Rock Park: 6.3 mi
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park: 10.3 mi

Dining

Il Fornaio
Enjoy elegant surroundings and spectacular dining at The Sainte Claire Hotel. Visit our restaurant where sophisticated atmosphere and an impressive beverage list ensure that there is something for everyone at The Sainte Claire. Il Fornaio San Jose offers

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (57)

Ratings and reviews for The Sainte Claire

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
57 out of 57
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
connie v
petaluma california
Sep 17, 2014

awesome couples getway

WThe st claire hotel is beautiful! The location was perfect for us to walk to the venue to see Wicked. The staff at the hotel was amazing. The rooms are newly renovated and lovely, the shower was the bomb!

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

Short walk to civic center and performing arts venues!

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ann Mountain Annie
Los Gatos Mountains, CA
Jul 14, 2014

Weekend with my sister

Bathroom was very small, the carpets in the stairs and in the hallway smelled. The valets were so accomodating, front desk staff knowledgeable about the area. All staff members were smiles and very attentive.

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

Outdoor activities, gospel concerts & theater

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Skip 6985
Pasadena, Ca.
Jul 10, 2014

A Motel on I5 would be better

A pre-occupied and ungracious staff. An unclean room, water standing in the tub after a shower and no prompt response to dealing with it until the second day and no offer to find another functioning room was outrageous. Wallpaper was peeling and furniture damaged. Water was five dollars a bottle. A sub-professional establishment. If I had not prepaid I would have left. It needs to be refurbished but charging over 225 a night discounted is an outrage.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NICOYA13
Bay Area, CA
Jul 7, 2014

Weekend Getaway

My boyfriend and I travel from San Francisco to San Jose often to enjoy it's wonderful nightlife and comedy shows. We always stay downtown and decided to try this hotel this last weekend. The front desk clerk gave us a complimentary upgrade on our room, valet staff was extremely nice and prompt in getting our vehicle. The inside of the hotel is beautiful, the room very clean and quiet even though we had a view of the street below. Our whole experience was lovely and smooth.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
El Charlos
San Jose, CA
Jun 17, 2014

Great hotel!

I have stayed at this hotel a couple times in the past few months, and have been overall satisfied each time. We stayed for a casual night out in town, and absolutely loved it's location relative to the rest of town. The staff has always been friendly, and the available amenities are excellent. WE have also ordered room service from Il Fornaio, and the food never ceases to amaze me. During our most recent stay, we were placed in one of the newly renovated rooms, and it was quite nice! Would definitely recommend!

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

Hotel is closely located to the Convention Center and other landmarks in San Jose. For dining, you might want to check out Original Joe's or Il Fornaio, which are very close. A short walk will also land you in the heart of downtown (bars, clubs, etc.).

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nanoman9
Business
Lafayette, IN
Mar 29, 2014

Great for conventions

This place is nice. Friendly staff and very close to the convention center.

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

Business

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dangerously
Cupertino, CA
Feb 16, 2014

Great Location, Wonderful Staff

Room was clean and comfortable. Beautiful interior and room service was a dream!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
juice toe
sonoma ca
Jan 18, 2014

Original Joe's

Great Old School. Stayed there 20 years ago for friends wedding in the hotel, Great Time ,all though the marriage didn't last.

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

Original Joe's is next door. Great Place and El Fornaio Restaurant is in the hotel,Great.

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hotel Consumer
San Francisco
Nov 10, 2013

Nice Room, small, water leak in bathroom

Nice hotel. Small rooms. Small bathroom. $100 for Downtown San Jose is about right. Leak in bathroom from ceiling. Stayed on 5th floor. If you need something quick and cheap it is for you.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bo xyz
San Jose, California
Aug 25, 2013

Nice one night stay

Nice hotel in the middle of downtown San Jose. Good location near a park and a lot of night life.

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