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Arena Hotel

817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95120
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is basic, the staff are pleasant and breakfast wasn't bad. It is in desperate, desperate need of a facelift and new carpet. Staying here is depressing. You feel like you are in the movie, the Shining.

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Kansas
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We Chose this hotel because of it's proximity to the San Jose Airport. San Jose really lacks in quality hotels for decent prices. I guess since its Silicon Valley they think their rooms are worth triple the price. At first sight, I thought we had found a hidden gem. Tucked in almost unnoticeable, the hotel is in a fairly decent... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here as it was within walking distance of the Amtrak station and SAP. We were pleased with our room. As we arrived by train around noon and they let us check in which was helpful after a long train ride from Seattle. The hotel was quite and clean. Breakfast was average and was fine for us. There are a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First trip to San Jose to see a live Shark's hockey game. AWESOME! We added several area museums to the itinerary and were very happy we added the Tech and Egyptian/Rosicrucian museums. We are definitely going back several more time to experience San Jose and area, more fully. GREAT family trip.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

You pay half or lesser the price of a five star hotel yet it is very close to Downtown SJ with about 8mins drive away, next to the hotel is CSV pharmacy on the right and about 3mins walk from Whole Foods on the left and close by SAP Center. The interior itself is very old yet comfortable design. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had a room on the 3rd floor on a Sunday night. It was comfortable, clean and quiet. Only a block from Whole Foods where we grabbed some snacks and muffins for our flight the next day. Included free parking for our rental car.

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Perth, Australia
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as we had an early flight from SJO and needed to be close. Got here easily from the Caltrain station. Place is a little old but seemed very clean and the room was perfect, only a couple of oddities with the light switches. There was a microwave, stove and large fridge, but you'll need... More 

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New York, NY
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Arena Hotel has a lot of pluses. Even though it's more-or-less downtown, it is quiet. For travelers in San Jose arriving by train, it's a quick short walk to the train station (Amtrak, Caltrains, light rail, etc.), and to the stadium. Arena Hotel does not have a restaurant, but a free breakfast is offered that is quite decent. Arena's room... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Total gouged me in a bad time and disappointing services. I had car trouble and ended up in San Jose after mid night with no jacket in 40 degree weather. I checked my phone and saw the arena was close and listed at $119. When I came in and asked the desk clerk for a room he said . "NO,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We came into town for a concert at the SAP Center. Arena Hotel turned out to be a perfect choice. Location just 1/2 mile from the Center made it walkable, thereby saving $25 on parking at SAP, and the neighborhood felt quite safe walking back to the hotel after the event. There are quite a few eateries surrounding SAP and... More 

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