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“Ok for price in area for short business trip” 3 of 5 stars
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The Mission Inn Santa Clara
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   859 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050 (Formerly Days Inn Santa Clara)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Santa Clara
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30 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Ok for price in area for short business trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

I stayed at the Day Inn Santa Clara because my usual hotel was booked.
Negatives:
1) Motor lodge layout - all rooms open to parking lot. Not great for feeling safe. And noisy.
2) No fitness center
3) Breakfast marginal, need to bring food back to room
4) Rooms a bit old.
5) Ceilings quite thin.
Postives:
1) Rooms ok in size
2) Internet connection ok
3) Nice staff; left some clothes in my room; was able to come back 2 days later when I realized I lost them, and the staff had saved the clothes.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Very basic, but had all the essentials: very clean, comfy bed, flat-screen TV. The location was convenient: near the San Jose airport, on an east-west main drag that cuts all the way through Silicon Valley and sports many restaurants and practical shops, including mom-and-pop Indian and Asian restaurants and fast-food joints. The hotel staff were friendly and solicitous. Breakfast was Continental style, served in the lobby and a little patio area, and even the coffee was decent. The business center consists of a computer and printer in the lobby and it's adequate. WiFi in the room worked well. There was plenty of parking and I could always park right outside the room. Tiled bath area. If I had one wish it was that the hair dryer didn't have much power and I wish I'd packed my own. This was a budget business trip and the motel met my needs at a good price. I'd stay here again.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

The hotel is fine if you're working and need somewhere to stay, but don't go there for a holiday.

It's a weird location, quite hard to find and hard to drive to if you approach from the wrong direction.

staff friendly, room fine, but rather noisy outside. Sounded like people were driving large trucks in and out of the parking lot all night, perhaps there is somewhere nearby this is really happening.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We stayed at the Days Inn again for four nights in August. We enjoyed our visits last year, so we were sure to return. The location is ideal for exploring San Francisco on the Cal-train, and for visiting the University of Santa Clara, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. The room was very spacious, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast was very nutritious and satisfying. Best of all, though, the staff was extremely helpful, efficient, and hospitable. They made us feel completely at home.
(Margaret Keating[--]

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

I have stayed in hostelries where a lousy mattress ruined my sleep so the king-sized, pillowtop, firm mattress at this Days Inn made my stay. Our clean, spacious room included a couch, desk, bureau, flat-screen TV, microwave, refrigerator, plenty of mirrors, and even enough lamps with sufficient wattage to read by! Yes, the motel is by a freeway exit but rooms away from the street are quiet enough for sleeping. The drawbacks? A heater too noisy to sleep with and no heater in the bathroom. Also, the new(ish) black & silver furniture has a '70s vibe, and not in a hip retro way. But the front desk clerks are friendly and the wi-fi actually works so I give it a thumbs up and call it a bargain as well.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

This is a wonderful Days Inn, with stuffed, comfortable rooms. I visited for one night, and will stay here again. The nearby Vanguard Bingo Hall is a 2-3 miles drive, and after a 5-hour volunteer evening selling Flash, the restful bed is just what I needed.

I've been to several Midwest Days Inns, and they all pale in comparison to this wonderful property.

The one big regret came at check-in. After sharing my Illinois driver's license with the young woman at the desk, she remarked, "There sure are a lot of black people in Chicago."

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Wandering River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

Place was good for what we paid. Attended a sharks game and was fairly close. Taxi was about 15$ one way to HP Pavillion. Girl at front desk was great with getting us a taxi and a weather report for morning. Breakfast is nuthing great but had fruit and bagels to tie us over till lunch. Room was set up good, only problem was the juccuzzi tub had grime in jets, so never used so next time would skip on the upgrade. Just showered instead.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Mission Inn Santa Clara

Address: 859 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050 (Formerly Days Inn Santa Clara)
Location: United States > California > Santa Clara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Clara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Mission Inn Santa Clara 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience warm, comfortable surroundings and superior service at the The Mission Inn Santa Clara. Enjoy excellent hotel accommodations, contemporary amenities and an ideal location to the top attractions, universities and destinations in Santa Clara, San Jose, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, California. ... more   less 
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