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Arena Hotel

817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95120
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Ranked #36 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sebastopol, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to book a hotel in the last minute and this is the "best" I could find. Big room, big bed, feels like old time hotel, but that comes with a price. Everything is between old and very old and need an upgrade, replacement and very very good cleaning.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, GREAT location. Had to find a place near Silicon Valley and San Francisco as well as San Jose. Room looks nice, but not very comfortable pillows, which means not so good sleep. Otherwise everything else is quite decent. Very friendly staff and a very helpful manager. Somewhat weary about the breakfast, though. Avoid breakfast there if possible.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got this hotel via Hotwire. The location is good, the bed is fairly comfortable. The room is a little worn but is okay. Our dresser was broken, but we didn't use it anyway. Not great, but I would stay in a pinch.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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 June 24, 2015

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 June 4, 2015

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 27 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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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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