We were staying in the San Jose area to shop for a car and stock up at Walmart and PriceSmart. We had our twin 3 year old boys and two old pugs with us. This hotel was great! Most of the staff is bilingual. They let us check in a few hours early without any hassle.
The room was quiet, clean, and nicely layed out. I really liked that the black out shades had their own frame so the room was literally blacked out in the morning - perfect for kids who wake up to the sun.
The room was pretty good for the kids. We had 2 queen beds which was plenty of room for everyone. When I checked in, they offered to set up little beds with tents for the boys at no charge. There is a mini fridge that was actually cold - cold enough for my kids' milk to stay cold. The beds were really comfortable, the air conditioning was quiet, I didn't hear any other guests, there was lots of hot water and water pressure in the shower. My only change would be to have a bathtub for the kids but with all the other accomodations, it was easy to look past that.
The staff was very accomodating for the dogs - there was no fee, deposit, damage, or any other charge, for them; they had no issues with the fact that there were two dogs, they had set up dog beds, treats, bowls, and toys in the room before we arrived, and the staff gave them hugs and kisses! Not bad for a couple of dogs who have been in the car all day!
Breakfast was included with our room. It wasn't any run of the mill breakfast - there were eggs, gallo pinto, fresh fruit, cereal, muffins, good coffee, quesadillas.
Check out is at 12pm which is really nice to not be rushed to leave.
The online reservations were easy and it was in a great location close to Walmart, PriceSmart, lots of restaurants nearby, right off Highway 27 (the fast toll road), and easy to get to most parts of the San Jose area.
One other thing to note is that the hotel is across the street from a McDonalds that has a play area - our kids played there for quite a while after a long drive.
Thanks to everyone at the Aloft staff for making our stay very comfortable!