Rate based on Check-in: May 1, 2015 Check-out: May 3, 2015

The Sainte Claire

3 stars
View map of 302 South Market Street, 302 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
65 reviews
A great place to stay in San Jose

The hotel exceeded our expectations in every way. Central to SAP center. See full review

  • Bryon R.
  • Mar 2, 2015
Excellent place to stay!!

Loved this hotel. Location fantastic, rooms very nice and lovely shower!! See full review

  • JewelG
  • Jan 28, 2015
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

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
24 hour security
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Audio visual equipment
Parking
Parking
Room
Cordless phone
Safe
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Iron
Smoke detectors

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Hotel Map

37.3309 -121.8878
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 6.44, KM; San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 56.33, KM;
Area description
City Center, Urban

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
Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium Italian cuisine paired with great wines and cocktails in the beautiful and historic Sainte Claire dining room.

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.

Ratings and reviews for The Sainte Claire

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
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
LyrB
Business
Birmingham, AL
Jan 19, 2012

Beautiful and convenient

We were in San Jose for a trade show at the convention center and were thrilled when we checked in to the Sainte Claire. It's location is within walking distance to dining, entertainment and across the street from the cc. The amenities are amazing and the hotel is beautiful. We highly recommend. LB

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

Business

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bryon R.
Business
Central Point
Mar 2, 2015

A great place to stay in San Jose

The hotel exceeded our expectations in every way. Central to SAP center.

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

Business

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cheryl C.
Business
N/A
Feb 12, 2015

Business trip to San Jose

Beautiful hotel but more towards the outskirts of the main business district.

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

Business

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JewelG
Business
N/A
Jan 28, 2015

Excellent place to stay!!

Loved this hotel. Location fantastic, rooms very nice and lovely shower!!

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

Business

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy Traveler 12345
Business
Fremont
Jan 9, 2015

Getaway

This hotel was conveniently located in downtown San Jose. Very friendly staff and very clean. I had a comfortable stay. I recommend. Thanks!

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

Business

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nancee R.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Comfortable and Convenient

Right next to the conference center and close to other venues. Staff was great. Internet was a little touchy but worked eventually. Pricey, but so are all the other hotels in central SJC.

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

Business

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dubbs2014
Business
Los Angeles
Dec 24, 2014

beautiful hotel

Great central location in downtown San Jose. Room was smaller than expected, however the hotel overall is gorgeous and staff were nice.

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

Business

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nancee R.
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

Comfortable and Convenient

Right next to the conference center and close to other venues. Staff was great. Internet was a little touchy but worked eventually. Pricey, but so are all the other hotels in central SJC.

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

Business

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
San Jose traveler No. N
Business
San Jose
Oct 13, 2014

Great location but poor sound proof

Everything is great. It is at downtown San Jose very near to California Theater and the Art Museum. The room is spacious and the bed is comfortable. Except that the wall is too thin. I heard two men talking excitedly for at least two hours in the night. They sound so near as if there is no wall at all.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

California theater

Review of The Sainte Claire

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
connie v
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Outdoor activities, gospel concerts & theater

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