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Arena Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95120
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Ranked #33 of 72 hotels in San Jose
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Mike789456 Everett, Washington
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Everett, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will start by saying that this hotel, although somewhat outdated, has decent rooms and is in a good location.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
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Dana Point, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I'm a heavy business travel and usually stay in moderate-to-nice hotels. But on this trip to pick-up my son from San Jose State, I opted for a budget experience. I got mostly what I expected. But the room was not as clean or maintained as I would have liked. During my stay, I thought the service staff was OK overall.... More

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Finchampstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

You get what you pay for - I needed a cheap hotel close to the conference center and downtown - The Arena Hotel is showing its age, with fire alarms going off at 5 am (someone decided to cook in their room) Overall the five days I stayed I had a good time there, very friendly staff, the breakfast is... More

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San Jose, California
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I find this hotel nice for late night partying. Close to downtown, rates or not what you get. If you don't want to drive home. I feel that the Jacuzzi need some updating. The channels on TV would only go one way. Refurbish is the word for these owners and up keep.

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Vernon, B.C.
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204 reviews 204 reviews
60 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I waited too long to book my hotel in downtown San Jose. It was my first time here so I didn't realize there aren't that many hotels in d/t San Jose. Anyway, I ended up at the Arena Hotel. The location is quite good and it is in a decent part of town. But the hotel itself is circa 1974.... More

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Yuba City, Ca
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Wife and I attended and event at the SAP Center and in the past we have stayed at the Arena Hotel. In the past I have written and recommended this hotel but after our last visit I would have to seriously think twice before recommending it in the future. I can only rate it maybe low average at best. First... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Arena Hotel features 89 spacious guestrooms offering floor plans from Deluxe King Rooms, Double Queen Rooms, to Deluxe suites. We offer corporate rates, AARP rates, and extended stay rates. We are located within walking distance to downtown San Jose and HP Pavilion. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast and dinner services during your stay. ... more   less 
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