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Arena Hotel

817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95120
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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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kaneohe, hawaii
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was really surprised by the Arena hotel, was not expecting anything as nice for what we paid (roughly 2/3 of what a motel in LA cost us). It is inexpensive for practically anywhere in California, but for the greater silicon valley area, a steal! The room was large and though a bit dated, was clean and well appointed. The... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beds are like water bad moving. I got the suite which is huge with two separate rooms but the couch bed or the roller bad are not made for human, their springs come out and it's almost impossible to sleep on them. Breakfast is ok but there are no vegetables and the fruits are from cans. The suite was on... More 

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Vashon, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When a solid Courtyard or Hampton is rated at 3 stars then hotels such as this must move down. It isn't an easy task though as they have 3 giant stars glued on their welcome marquis. When nothing else is available, the Arena will get you through the night. There is a Whole Foods and good coffee spots within a... More 

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Groveland, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do I begin... We had an event across the street and arranged to have a block of rooms reserved. They could not find the reservation nor the agreement. We escalated and the managers said they would not honor the agreement for the rate we agreed in in February because they had no record of it. there was no time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is the key here. The Arena Hotel is a short walk from the SAP Center, home to concerts and major sports events in San Jose. It's next door to Whole Foods. Parking is included. Our room was perfectly adequate. The hotel could used a little update in its rugs. We had a suite, and the sofa bed was terrible.... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for business. The room was reasonably clean but that could be better. As mentioned in other reviews the hotel is old and the place is worn. Small damages to the bathtub, corners of walls dented/scratched etc. Should be refurbished. Breakfast has limited choice but Wholefoods is around the corner. My room was next to a parking lot with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a figure skating competition at Sharks Ice. The hotel is older, but it was very roomy and charming and had all the necessary conveniences. We LOVED the two-person jacuzzi tub! The property felt very safe and well-maintained and parking is free. The breakfast was nice - nothing fancy (fresh fruit would have been nice) but... More 

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North Pole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value for price, Rooms big, beds ok, breakfast good with eggs,pancakes waffles,. Could use fresh fruit. Front desk nice. Next door to CVS and Whole foods, Felt safe.Whirlpool bath nice for adults and kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I book this hotel for a night as other hotels are too expensive. The hotel is quite dated but all utilities are functional. The room is clean and the breakfast is great. If you need a cheap hotel, this would be the one that perfectly fit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a quick overnighter before a morning flight out of SJC. The hotel was perfect for what we needed. We booked the hotel through Hotwire and we were very surprised at how nice the hotel was. Comfy bed's and the room even had a hot tub! I recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay close to... More 

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