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Arena Hotel

817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95120
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Ranked #36 of 73 Hotels in San Jose
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Sacramento, CA
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles
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21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It may have somewhat outdated fixtures and the carpet in the hallway may be wrinkled in spots, but the parking is free, the hotel is only 5 minute drive from downtown, the staff is nice and the rooms have a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. There's a CVS store right next to the hotel.

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Milpitas, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The hotel was nicer than the average review on here. Yes, the carpet in the hallway did have a hole in it and needed to be re-stretched but the room was nice and large. Bed was comfortable, room clean, average stay. No complaints on room Breakfast was good but if I was staying here for a week would get tired... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This hotel was great! We were in San Jose for Wrestlemania and stayed at the Arena Hotel for 5 nights. The hotel was lovely and in a great location. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable, plus there was a great jacuzzi bath! I agree with some reviews that it's a little dated but that just added to... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This hotel was a great find! We were in San Jose for Wrestlemania in Santa Clara and stayed at the Arena Hotel for 5 nights. The hotel was lovely and in a great location, very safe area. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable, plus there was a great jacuzzi bath! There was a fridge, microwave and coffee... More 

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Galicia
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20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This hotel is quite old, hallway's carpet is tatty and old, some parts of it even disappeared. Rooms are spacious and clean but it is true that furniture is basic and quite old. It needs a good refurbishment. I chose it because it was quite cheap and not far from downtown's hotels. Reception desk staff were very kind. Breakfast is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I stayed at the Arena for a business trip earlier in the month. There are a few amenities unique to this hotel that go above and beyond. 3. The sporadic water pressure: Want to take a nice relaxing hot shower? Too bad. 2. The guy who sits outside and asks if you have a phone he can use: I'm sure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We booked a night here for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. This place is perfectly located as it's walking distance to SAP Center. In reading other reviews, I'm left wondering if some rooms have been upgraded. Ours was not. Old smell, mattress in sad shape, I don't think I would use the spa-tub based on appearance. We had... More 

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