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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1215 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express - San Jose)
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Ranked #60 of 74 Hotels in San Jose
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  • 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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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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29 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Found the Elan had a room when no one else did...the price makes this place tolerable. The Elan has decorations including carpet,tv's,dressers and wallpaper from the 70s ...but in saying that....was very clean for what they had to work with...it was quiet...comfortable and clean....would stay again..

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Niagara Falls
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We booked this hotel through Hotwire the morning of our afternoon arrival. We were touring California and this was our last night in the state. We wanted a downtown San Jose hotel but that's not what we got. This grim motel was situated in a sinister neighbourhood, more than a mile from downtown, amongst repo yards and low income housing.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is worst ever and their service is really bad. I was their one of loyal customer since last three yrs and each time after booking one bed room they used to give me double bed room and they be nice when it comes to their fault when you ask for your room they will say they gave to some... More 

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Address: 1215 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express - San Jose)
Location: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Elan 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson San Jose
San Jose Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Express

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