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Hotel Stratford

2.0 of 5 2499 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
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  • 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
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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.

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Sunnyvale, California
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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 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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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 

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Middletown, California
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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 

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Clifton, Virginia
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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 

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San Diego, California
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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 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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Santa Clara, California
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This place needs to be closed down !!! We had checked in and are room smelt like smoke, the lady said that the rooms are smoke free (yeah that is why there are cigarette burns on the bathtub. We asked for a different room which they gave us "Right next to a room full of guys partying,smoking, drinking and using... More 

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30 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stayed in this hotel for proximity to Great America theme park (just under 10 minutes drive away). Very friendly staff. Rooms a little small but clean and well appointed. Reasonably good neighbourhood with restaurants and supermarkets nearby. Continental breakfast was decent. Would stay again if in the area.

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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
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Santa Clara
Santa Clara Howard Johnson

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