It's a bit baffling to see a property this old and tired still charging premium prices for their rooms. Yet, they do.
I suppose if the reason for your visit is an overnight before catching a plane in the morning, you don't mind this property. But looking around, many of the guests appear to be business folks.
If they are like me, they were more than a little disappointed with this hotel. The breakfast crowd starts gathering before 6:00 am, but the doors to the room don't open until 6:30. This is long after most business folks have left to start their days. I can't imagine it works much better for travelers who want an early start to the airport. 6:30 is just too late. Most every other airport hotel I stay at starts at 6:00 or earlier...never later.
Then there is the design of the property. Rooms that open to the outside. I do not feel they are as safe and secure as the hotels that enter into hallways. I really do not like this old, old concept.
And, if they are renovating this property, I did not see evidence of it.
The noise from outside was awful. I was awakened at 4:00 am one morning with what I thought might have been a M1-A1 tank coming into my room. I later figured it must have been a garbage truck. Either way, it was not pleasant.
From the copy paper welcome sheet to the "do you want a bottle of water for being a platinum member of Priority Club?" this hotel reeks of cheap...except for the prices they charge to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Jose International Airport. We are conveniently located 1.8 miles from the airport with easy access to major highways. Complimentary airport shuttle service available. Here for a convention? The light rail transit system is only two blocks away, which provides easy access to downtown San Jose, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, and the Santa Clara Convention Center. Our hotel is perfect for the corporate and leisure traveler, offering renovated rooms and exceptional service. Here on business? We are in the heart of Silicon Valley, surrounded by several distinguished companies such as Siemens, Agilent Technologies, and Intel. We are just minutes away from the brand new eBay, Inc. facilities. If you're looking for a getaway, our hotel offers discount tickets to the world famous Winchester Mystery House. We are a short drive away from Paramount's Great America, and located just 30 miles fromSanta Cruz Boardwalk and beaches. .Whether it's relaxing in our pool and spa, an invigorating work out in our fitness center, winding down with a latest release pay-per-view movie, or working from your room with our high-speed Internet access, you are sure to enjoy your visit to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Jose International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express San Jose International Arpt Hotel San Jose
- Holiday Inn San Jose
- San Jose Holiday Inn