I'm a native of the area, and Los Gatos Lodge was once the first choice of visitors to Los Gatos. 40 years ago. Now, it's still a beautiful site, on a piece of premium land up against the Santa Crux Mountains, but the years haven't been kind. The room was cheap by South Bay standards, office staff is very helpful, and check in was quick. The hotel filled up by the time we left for dinner, with tour buses and tradespeople mixed in with the usual travelers like us. We were assigned a second-floor room above a nail salon, and while room was comfortable and the view of the grounds was nice, the room hadn't been properly maintained. It looked like someone had made an effort, but wasn't good at what they were doing. And the balcony was covered with leaves and dirt, so housekeeping wasn't helping much. The TV was old and dim. On the bright side, the towels were high quality, and the room had excellent wifi. A passable comp breakfast is served in the bar, a surreal experience. A big, dimly-lit place, it reminded me of the ballroom at the Cal Neva lodge in North Tahoe. The Halloween decorations added to the gloominess of the scene. Pastries, hard boiled eggs, cereal. Check out was quick, and freeway access, along with proximity to the many excellent restaurants in Los Gatos, is a plus. Despite the drawbacks, a good choice for budget lodging in an expensive area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Los Gatos Lodge is your personal escape. We are a Silicon Valley Hotel located in the beautiful foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, just a ten minute drive from San Jose International Airport and Downtown San Jose and within walking distance of the shops and attractions of Los Gatos. Join us for a relaxing getaway. Whether you are on a family vacation, corporate travel, or just looking for the perfect romantic weekend away, we are the perfect destination ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Los Gatos Hotel Los Gatos