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San Jose Airport Central Motel

1440 North First Street, I-880, 1st Street Exit, San Jose, CA 95112 (Formerly Motel 6)
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Ranked #65 of 74 Hotels in San Jose
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Don't stay here, just don't. It's not even a Motel 6 anymore...and my guess is that it's because they couldn't even hold to Motel 6 standards. Sticker on the inside of the door says it used to be a Red Roof Inn at one point as well. Pool, drained and fenced off. Hotel room, dirty on arrival...one bed smelled of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Are you kidding me? After check in, I was greeted by the local crack dealer offering crack (or rock as he put it). Then I was asked by one of the 5 hookers standing in their open doorways if I needed anything. Then the fun started. My room smelled of cat piss and cigarettes with a touch of mildew thrown... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Surprised at the negative reviews as this Motel 6 has the updated rooms. I had a nice clean room at a reasonable price. Quick and easy check in. I have stayed at this motel 6 several times over the past 15 years and it is nice to see how it has been remodeled. It is very close to the airport,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Grim. Absolutely grim. Dirty, smelly reception area, broken door locks. People smoking drugs outside the rooms. Dirty carpets. Urine smell in the room. Stains everywhere. Stinking. Absolutely disgusting. So - we checked out immediately a found somewhere else. Thankfully we got our money back - the guy on reception seemed well rehearsed at that part. The worst experience I have... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

When you arrive, you are greeted with a gut instinct of 'unsafe'. Lots of local people hanging outside the front door. People lingering around the parking lot. The room was very basic. Tv, phone, and 1 little soap. Bed was horrible. We could hear people walking above us (on level 2 as we were on level 1) very clearly and... More 

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Motel6, Public Relations Manager at San Jose Airport Central Motel, responded to this review

Dear love2travl2011 - We sincerely apologize for the unwelcoming environment, room conditions, comfort issues and disturbances you encountered during your recent stay. These issues are not consistent with our standards for quality at Motel 6. Please kindly contact our guest relations department so they can have a record of your experience to help us provide you with better service in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Needed a room on short notice, regrettably everything else was booked. Even when compared to my usually low expectations of Motel 6, this was a new low. Arriving at 8:00p.m., I got a 2nd floor room. The 2nd floor walkway seemed rickety, uncarpeted and constructed with a railing that seemed like it would collapse into a pile of rust if... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I don't usually go out of my way to write reviews on motels but after this, I felt an obligation to warn others of this horrible place. My husband and I were flying out of San Jose on a very early flight. We weren't looking for the most expensive place but had we known our experience would've been this bad,... More 

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emeryville, ca
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12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I was dreading the stay, but I was in SJ on a night when absolutely everything else was booked. The room was updated, with flat screen TV and Ikea-like furniture. Very clean and no problems whatsoever. Pleasantly surprised. It costs half as much as most other hotels in the area, and given that, I think I will stay there again.... More 

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Jackson, NH
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20 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I am at this motel right now as I write this... I really screwed up, I have an early flight out of San Jose Airport in the morning, and I made this reservation on line yesterday. Let me give you the few pluses I see in this property... wi-fi is free and half decent, location to the airport and trolley... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This motel is a poor value. Not even any soap in bathroom. Stale smelling. No information in room on TV stations or phone system. When calling front desk attendant not able or willing to give any information. Most uncomfortable.

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