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Fontaine Inn Downtown / Fairgrounds

2460 Fontaine Road, San Jose, CA 95121
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Ranked #30 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the Fontaine Inn for two whole weeks and it was better than expected. The room was clean and big enough to feel comfortable on a longer stay. I had everything I needed, such as fridge, microwave, flat screen tv, coffee maker, ironing board, free wifi and even soap in the bathroom. The red haired girl at the... More 

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FontaineInnSJ, Guest Relations Manager at Fontaine Inn Downtown / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Hi camouflage-xray, Thank for such a well-thought out and kind review. We always appreciate when a guest has taken the time to be so thorough – and so complimentary. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay overall and enjoyed our room amenities. Thank you for mentioning our staff- they truly enjoy being of service to our guests... More 

Sacramento, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my daughter were 10-15 mins late for breakfast. They stopped allowing people to get breakfast Mon-fri at 9 am. Couldnt even get juice, apple or yogurt to go. As much as A person pays for the night. A little curtousy since we are not at home would have made a huge difference in my thoughts of this place.... More 

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FontaineInnSJ, Guest Relations Manager at Fontaine Inn Downtown / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Hi tanya1441, Thank you for staying with us during you recent visit to San Jose. I am glad that you had a satisfactory stay. Not so delighted to hear that you could not make it to our breakfast. I totally understand it can be disappointing to miss the breakfast, especially when you are traveling with your family and loved ones.... More 

Arcata, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Hotels in San Jose can be insanely expensive so for those on a budget wanting more hotel than a motel 6 offers this may be something to consider with some caveats. 1) Neighborhood: Though close to downtown this hotel sits in a somewhat questionable area. We never felt unsafe during our stay however, the bars on the windows at the... More 

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FontaineInnSJ, Guest Relations Manager at Fontaine Inn Downtown / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear bmp68, Thank for such a well-thought out and kind review. We always appreciate when a guest has taken the time to be so thorough. However, I am not delighted to read that we did not meet your expectations. I will pass on this information to right team so they can look into the issues you mentioned. Our aim is... More 

Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Great place to stay for the weekend! I was here with my family and we found the rooms to be clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast served was also good. Most of all, staff was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay here again.

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FontaineInnSJ, Guest Relations Manager at Fontaine Inn Downtown / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear Kay9p, Thank you so very much for your very complimentary words. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with your family. I am also glad that you found our rooms to be comfortable, clean, and enjoyed our breakfast. Also very happy that you found our staff to be friendly and quite helpful and that we could make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

My boss and I missed our international flight out of San Jose International Airport. The only other flight option to Guadalajara out of the Bay Area would have been to take a red eye out of Oakland. This was not an option so we decided to stay locally to catch the next flight the following day. We found the Fontaine... More 

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FontaineInnSJ, Guest Relations Manager at Fontaine Inn Downtown / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear Eriqsl, I am delighted that you were pleased with our hotel, room, services and our staff. I am very pleased that we could make your stay wonderful in such frustrating situation. Thank you for writing and please come again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Fontaine Inn is a hidden gem hiding behind ChuckECheese and next to 101 highway. I booked this place for my friends visiting from LA while shopping around for a place which is economical and close to my home, I live near downtown. My friends kids were so happy to have a place next to ChuckECheese and it made their trip... More 

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FontaineInnSJ, Guest Relations Manager at Fontaine Inn Downtown / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear FunkySJ, Thank you for your taking the time to review our hotel. We are thrilled that your friends' had an exceptional stay, and were delighted to read that they enjoyed our room, as well as our amenities. I am so pleased we were able to make your friends' stay such a pleasant one and the Kids enjoyed quick access... More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is my 5th stay at the Fontaine Inn. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I love the convenience of their complimentary breakfast which offers healthy choices. They have recently renovated rooms and the property is safe and well maintained. Since I'm in town on business often, being centrally located to all of my clients within the Silicon Valley... More 

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FontaineInnSJ, Guest Relations Manager at Fontaine Inn Downtown / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Dear joelonestar, Thank you for your patronage. We are thrilled that you had an exceptional stay, and are delighted to read that you enjoy our room, as well as our amenities during your visits. Having a restful and pleasant stay is always a great thing to hear from our guests, especially those who travel from so far away for business.... More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I visited the bay area for interviews and had to stay for a week. I was looking for something reasonably priced near the airport, city and the freeway. This hotel had free Wi-Fi and was quite for me to prepare for the interview. They also provide free morning breakfast before my interview. I was able to beat the rush hour... More 

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FontaineInnSJ, Guest Relations Manager at Fontaine Inn Downtown / Fairgrounds, responded to this review

Hi Manish S, I am very pleased to hear that you decided to stay with us in such an important occasion. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. From our location, to our rooms, to our great breakfast, we are delighted to read that you found many components of your stay to be top-notch. We look forward... More 

Coimbatore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I could see a lot of trucks in the parking garage... Typical truck driver's stop over.. the rates were also very high.. I would definitely not recommend this hotel for a stay... The rooms were not great either... The hotel staff were friendly though...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I booked this hotel via fedrooms.com, or at least I thought I did. The website had it listed as a Days Inn (which it hasn't been for years. Naturally, the night receptionist had no way to confirm the reservation, but she found me a room anyway at a very reasonable rate. They're still in the process of upgrading the rooms,... More 

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