We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Stratford

2.0 of 5 2499 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Hotel Stratford
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Hotel Stratford
Write a Review

34 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room was very clean and the bed comfortable. Room included a microwave, small refrigerator and coffee maker. A/C worked well and was quiet. My only complaint is that I could not access the free wifi. The free breakfast was not very extravagant, but was adequate and included the basics-cereal, coffee, bagels, waffle and toast. Hotel does not include a lobby,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Stratford and had to deal with prostitutes, drunks and rednecks. We were awakened multiple times during the night by people yelling, fighting and crying. To the hotel's credit, at least the first time, when 4 people were standing outside our door yelling at each other (sounded like they were inside our room), the front... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I stayed in a downstairs room near the back. The carpet was stained and wrinkled. The paint was chipped, the bedspread frayed. The drains rusty. I did not hear the pop machine like others did. The room was generally clean, but the blinds were grimy with finger prints. Faucet crusted with hard water. Good wifi access Reasonably priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sunnyvale, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

During my stays at Hotel Stratford, Santa Clara, CA in the past my i have encountered be bugs, uncomfortable beds, noisy kids running around late at nights, etc... However the people at front desk were trying to be helpful and would do something to remedy the issue. But i found the property manager very rude, impolite and unfriendly. I had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chattanooga, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This place is clean and large rooms. The clerks are very nice.They had everything I needed. Very quiet. I had driven through 6 states and the bay area was one of the places I stayed for 3 days and paid an extra night. I will be back here for sure.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

As many others have said, this motel (NOT a hotel) is a pretty good place to stay if you're looking for basics and don't want to pay extremely high prices for hotels in the bay area. Pros: - Clean, and the maids came daily around the same time to freshen things up - Comfortable beds - Cozy space -- we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Middletown, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I come to Santa Clara twice a month for work at my own expense, so I look for economy hotels that are tolerable. I've stayed at most of the motels along El Camino Real and I've stayed at the Hotel Stratford maybe 20 times in the past three years. The Stratford is neither the best or the worst hotel in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Clifton, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Very inexpensive lodging in a very expensive area of Silicon Valley. Located in Santa Clara, California and not too far from major expressways and main corridors, this motel really is nothing fancy by a long shot but the bed was clean and comfortable, we had fresh towels and the bed made daily and nothing was ever disturbed in our room.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a 2 story motel not a hotel. The lady who check me in was rude. she needs to find another job and get some customer service. Who would put a single women traveling alone on the first floor at the back of the hotel with little light. Oh lets not forget the great ice machine and soda machine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Belvidere, Illinois
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Decent for the money, especially in this high rent area. Good location, easy access to the freeway system. Nice friendly staff. Clean Good sized room. Refrigerator microwave and coffee maker very handy. Pink Berry less than a block away

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Stratford? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Stratford

Address: 2499 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
Location: United States > California > Santa Clara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Stratford 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, EasyToBook, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Hotels.com, getaroom.com, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Stratford reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Santa Clara
Santa Clara Howard Johnson

7 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (4)
Room/suite (2)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (3)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Room/suite (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay