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Arena Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95120
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Ranked #35 of 71 Hotels in San Jose
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Denis Z Toronto, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was very clean and offered everything we needed to stay for three nights. The staff was very pleasant and helped us by printing out directions to where we need to go and what train or bus we needed to take to go wherever we needed to. We attended the 49ers game at the Levi's Stadium. Transportation using the... More

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Lincoln, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was dated. The bed was ok. The very loud air condition fan did not let us sleep. We could not slow the air flow of the fan on the thermostat. It didn't seem safe to venture outside the hotel after dark. Free parking under the hotel which was well lit. Close to SAP Center in San Jose. The... More

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Berkeley, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, so it is not fancey...but it is clean and within walking distance from SAP Center in San Jose. The room has all yo0u need and is clean, as is the bathroom. Yes they throw in breakfast which is OK. But the best selling point about this place is just how close it is to SAP. Went to Cher concert... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We booked this hotel for 1 night via Hotwire. It's supposed to be a 3-star hotel, but personally I would only give it a 2 star, at the most. Going by the previous reviews I've read, we asked for an updated room. What we got was still dated, the TV, headboard, dresser and side tables were upgraded, but that's about... More

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This hotel was inexpensive compared to others in the area. Nothing fancy, but room was clean and large. Furniture is dated, but bed was updated and comfortable. Jacuzzi tub was very large and nice bonus. I'd stay here again for business.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place was extremely terrible!!! The exterior looked a little updated and the lobby wasn't that bad but when I walked into the room, it was disgusting with stains EVERYWHERE! So bad that I asked to be moved to another room where it was the same situation of stained furniture, walls, & old furniture. In fact, I called the lobby... More

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Everett, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am staying here for a business trip. Apparently everything else was booked at this time. Check in went smooth (we even got in a couple of hours before official check in). The room is clean, the jacuzzi tubs are from the 70's though. Everything seems to work ok in the room. The pillows are a lumpy mess and the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I will start by saying that this hotel, although somewhat outdated, has decent rooms and is in a good location. We booked two nights but only wound up staying one night. The hallways and elevators were dirty and some of the staff were downright rude and indifferent. Check in was ok although the machine that encodes the room keys was... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed at this hotel because it was very close to the SAP Center at which we were attending a concert and had reasonable rates and reviews. The hotel truly is about a 3-5 minute walk from the SAP, so it could not be more convenient, although it appears that most of the restaurants are on the other side of... More

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Poway, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Don't expect a Marriott, but they do top sheet the bed. That's my measure of an OK place. It's not a new hotel, the room was clean as was the lobby and there is free parking. I've stayed in the heart of San Jose and the glide path for SJC is right over the center. This place is half mile... More

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Address: 817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95120
Location: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Arena Hotel 3*
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