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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Berkeley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, so it is not fancey...but it is clean and within walking distance from SAP Center in San Jose. The room has all yo0u need and is clean, as is the bathroom. Yes they throw in breakfast which is OK. But the best selling point about this place is just how close it is to SAP. Went to Cher concert... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel for 1 night via Hotwire. It's supposed to be a 3-star hotel, but personally I would only give it a 2 star, at the most. Going by the previous reviews I've read, we asked for an updated room. What we got was still dated, the TV, headboard, dresser and side tables were upgraded, but that's about... More

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was inexpensive compared to others in the area. Nothing fancy, but room was clean and large. Furniture is dated, but bed was updated and comfortable. Jacuzzi tub was very large and nice bonus. I'd stay here again for business.

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San Diego, California
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was extremely terrible!!! The exterior looked a little updated and the lobby wasn't that bad but when I walked into the room, it was disgusting with stains EVERYWHERE! So bad that I asked to be moved to another room where it was the same situation of stained furniture, walls, & old furniture. In fact, I called the lobby... More

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Everett, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am staying here for a business trip. Apparently everything else was booked at this time. Check in went smooth (we even got in a couple of hours before official check in). The room is clean, the jacuzzi tubs are from the 70's though. Everything seems to work ok in the room. The pillows are a lumpy mess and the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will start by saying that this hotel, although somewhat outdated, has decent rooms and is in a good location. We booked two nights but only wound up staying one night. The hallways and elevators were dirty and some of the staff were downright rude and indifferent. Check in was ok although the machine that encodes the room keys was... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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 June 17, 2014

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 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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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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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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