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Arena Hotel

817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95120
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Ranked #36 of 74 Hotels in San Jose
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night earlier this month and it was well worth it. We arrived way past midnight in San Jose after a red eye flight, and it was wonderful to come to a hotel that was just 10 minutes away from the car rental. It is an older property but has its own charm with its staircase... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Arena Hotel June 19-22 for a conference. The location can't be beat short 5 min walk to the SAP centre and Caltrain station. CVS and Wholefoods are right next door. The hotel is a little dated but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great as it was free.... If you don't like what is on offer remember... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my world, every hotel would be just like the Arena. Let me be clear that I'm not giving it five stars because it's the Four Seasons or Waldof Astoria. Anybody turning their nose at this price-point because they're not receiving a day massage and mani/pedi should check themselves about expectations. But if you're seeking more than a bed within... More 

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Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Stayed one night on business - I can't quite describe it, but there was a sort of "old vegas" feel to this place. It was clean, the bed was comfy, linens were clean - nothing fancy and some things could be redone. I did not get a refurbished room. Some rooms have more modern interiors including "wood" floors. Wi-fi was... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is my fourth time saying at this hotel in order to attend a concert up the road at SAP arena. The convenience is beyond excellent. Free parking too. As mentioned here the hotel is extremely old and tired. I think at this point having been there four times in the last 10 years they really needed to do some... More 

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Escondido, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

So convenient to our conference at SAP Center....just a short walk away. Yes, the carpets need replacing as so the room chairs...but the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was nice. Hotel itself, while old, was very clean. TV was tiny and reception was poor...but I didn't come to watch TV. Free breakfast was a plus and was good....not great...but... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Really loved that there wasn't carpet in room due to asthmatic reasons. Pharmacy directly next door. Short walk had a few different options for dinner even an all you can eat Asian restaurant nearby! Perfect for St Jose Sharks games just a short walk in the opposite direction. Clean and tidy rooms very happy with the quality of cleanliness and... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It may have somewhat outdated fixtures and the carpet in the hallway may be wrinkled in spots, but the parking is free, the hotel is only 5 minute drive from downtown, the staff is nice and the rooms have a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. There's a CVS store right next to the hotel.

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Milpitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The hotel was nicer than the average review on here. Yes, the carpet in the hallway did have a hole in it and needed to be re-stretched but the room was nice and large. Bed was comfortable, room clean, average stay. No complaints on room Breakfast was good but if I was staying here for a week would get tired... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This hotel was great! We were in San Jose for Wrestlemania and stayed at the Arena Hotel for 5 nights. The hotel was lovely and in a great location. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable, plus there was a great jacuzzi bath! I agree with some reviews that it's a little dated but that just added to... More 

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