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“Great room. Good location.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Plaza Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3100 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054   |  
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Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Santa Clara
Boise, Idaho
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great room. Good location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I stayed at The Plaza Suites for two nights while on a business trip to the Bay Area. I worked in the room one day so appreciated the separate living room and bedroom layout of the space. the hotel offers free made-to-order breakfast and has an evening happy hour with free drinks. There are several restaurants and a movie theater close by. The only drawback for me--I had to pay for wifi during the stay; it is not free.

Overall, a great place that I won't hesitate to stay at again the next time I'm in town for an overnight visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Santa Clara is very expensive and there seem to be few moderately priced lodgings. By waiting and booking the day before I got a suite at the Plaza Suites for under $150 a night. The suite is really like a little apartment with a separate bedroom (with a door that closes) and livingroom--not one of those "suites" which have a partial divider. Very nicely furnished and clean. Free parking very convenient in a parking structure right next door. Good free breakfast including cooked-to -order eggs. My only complaint is the charge ($5.99) for wifi in the room. There is free wifi in the lobby. I think wifi should be free at this price

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The hotel is very similar to Embassy Suites, but not as expensive. The rooms aren't quite as large, but you do get a separate living area, and the bedroom door closes. The breakfast on weekdays has a cook to order eggs and more choices on the buffet. The weekend is scaled down a little, but there is plenty of hot and cold food to choose from. This is the second time we have stayed there and will stay again. Although some have complained about highway noise, it did not bother us. If you don't want to eat in the hotel, there is a number of restaurants within walking distance and its right off 101. We find the location very convenient.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo, SP
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I stayed only for one night on my way from San Francisco to Monterey Bay.
It is a typical business hotel. Rooms are spacious, with living room and bedroom apart. Microwave, frigi, coffee maker. Nice vannity area.
They serve complimentary drinks at happy hour. Breakfast was a little confused, probably because it was Sunday morning and hotel was packed with baseball kids ;-)

Room Tip: My room was located at the ground floor and the windows was right on the main avenue. Little noisy...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I've stayed at the Plaza Suites several times on business. The location is convenient, the staff is friendly, and the suites are snug, but very comfortable. The breakfast buffet and made-to-order option is nice, as is the happy hour beer/wine special for business travelers.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Excellent service. Friendly, professional and courteous staff. Rooms and amenities are cean, comfortable, and quiet. Central location to the airport and surrounding Silicon Valley. Ideal for both the business and leisure traveler.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The staff here is amazingly helpful and totally service oriented. They gave quick responses to all requests, took care of my taxi/shuttle needs immediately. They keep great records of special requests in their system. I had Cincinnati's (the world's?) best ice cream (Graeter's) shipped to me at the hotel so that I could take it to a corporate meeting. The staff received the delivery of 6 pints of ice cream, kept it in the restaurant freezer for me overnight, and promptly brought it out for me when I needed it. So easy to stay here - suite was great with lots of space, storage, etc.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Plaza Suites

Address: 3100 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Location: United States > California > Santa Clara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Clara
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Clara
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Clara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Plaza Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 220
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Also Known As:
The Plaza Hotel Santa Clara
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