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Hotel Elan

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1215 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express - San Jose)
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Ranked #61 of 72 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 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
73 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Desert Hot Springs, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Set in a lower-middle income, mixed residential/commercial neighborhood on a busy thoroughfare. Some airport noise. No nearby amenities. No ice machine. No flat screen TV. Coffee maker in the room did not work but was quickly replaced. Either we had noisy neighbors or sound just carries easily in the building. The room itself was adequate, indifferently furnished, clean. The bed... More

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Eureka, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Somewhat mediocre place... clean but not very inviting. Very cheap owners. Ice maker temporarily broken and the owners were too cheap to buy a couple of bags of ice so that customers would have ice. Instead, they used the ice maker in the refrigerator in the office that made very little ice, so there was very little ice for customers.... 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*
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson San Jose
San Jose Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Express

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Located one mile from the dynamic downtown district, the Howard Johnson Express San Jose features spacious guest rooms and Jacuzzi rooms along with easy access to all the great attractions that surround Northern California's largest city, everything from art museums to San Jose Sharks hockey ... more   less 
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