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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 2 weeks ago
Millie6119 Madison, Wisconsin
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 5 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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Morro Bay, California
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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Recent two day stay with below average breakfast (included). CVS drugs next door. Downtown and arena within walking distance (2-4) blocks. Mexican, Japanese; Italian restaurants within 4 blocks to the north; restaurant row 3-4 blocks south(San Pedro Square). No parking fees. Rooms a bit run down, cheap furniture, old tvs. Reduce internet rate if they'll match? Arena events can be... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Disappointing, dingy and not for children. Drunken, profane fights by arena goers outside window all night. Mildew in bathrooms (though they leave Tilex in there for you to spray). Uncomfortable pillows )(rock hard, and they couldn't find any other kind) and beds. All rooms smell of smoke despite that they are "non-smoking." All rooms have jacuzzi tubs and hand-held showers,... 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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