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Hotel Elan

1215 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express - San Jose)
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Hotel Elan
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Ranked #51 of 74 Hotels in San Jose
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love staying here. The rooms are fairly nice. Some have jacuzzi tubs. TV is a lil outdated but it all works. Good complimentary breakfast in lobby in morming. The neighborhood is fairly quiet with maybe one or 2 suspicious characters but police usually patoling. I'd stay here anytime.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my friend and I were in san jose for the canucks vs sharks hockey game. We decided to stay at hotel elan. The staff were friendly and courteous. Ill be definitely staying there again on my next trip to San Jose. It was a 45 min walk from sap center..

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front desk people were so nice had me laughing. Room was clean I was worried about the planes flying over but once we were in the room we didn't here a thing. I would stay there again Bed was very hard

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texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I stayed here on business and did not have any problems in the hotel. The room was fine and mine had hardwood floors. The front desk was very polite especially Christine. There was a lot of selection at breakfast. For the price I paid I was satisfied with my accommodations and would stay here again.

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Don't waste your money, you won't get any sleep! You can hear everything going on outside your room. It is on a very busy street. You can hear motorcycles blasting by til late in the night and than by 6:00 a.m. the street has heavy commute traffic and you can hear every car drive by. There is no sleeping in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This hotel will not take they will not take cupons not even on week days price is expensive the windows suck you can hear everything from outside the beds are very eachy they keep no control over their tenants just not good at all

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Gerber, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

worst place to spend a night, got to the hotel room and was duty, garbage on the floor, bed undone, duty clothes on the floor.we have to wait for the receptionist to clean the room for more than 20 min Do not recomend this place to some body to have a good night rest,

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Doha, Qatar
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30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This motel is cheap and it shows it. The area is close to town but it's definitely not a good part of time. The rooms look like they haven't been changed since the 90's. I'm not sure about the hygiene quality it seemed ok. The staff, however, are helpful and friendly.

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Snyder, Texas
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19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I found this place after booking airfare. Beware: it looked far better pic wise than what is was, not a boutique hotel. the location was great for us(we had a car) but most people staying here walked to the convention center. about 1 mile. $76 nightly as opposed to $100 plus parking so that was my mantra! old but somewhere... More 

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Union City, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

First: BED BUGS - After my first night I woke up with a few bug bites and thought it could be a mosquito or something... Second night I woke up with bites all over my body, eyes, forehead, neck, back, arms, fingers, literally all over. I had never seen bed bugs before nor experienced anything so aggressive... I started itching... More 

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