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Istanbul
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Arena Hotel so we could attend our grandson's graduation from Stanford U. We took the free bus from San Jose airport to Santa Clara Transit Center and then switched onto bus 22 for the 24 minute ride to the hotel. Check in was simple and easy and our ground floor room was spacious,... More 

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Beenleigh, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our experience of one night at Arena hotel was a good one. The location is quiet and I thought quite pretty. Nothing fancy, unless you like 70s styling. Large rooms with more necessities than available in other Californian hotels we stayed. Free parking, close to stadium. Friendly staff. Nothing special breakfast available. Rooms are quiet and clean. Nothing more you... More 

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Pismo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, friendly breakfast people (but please turn off the CNN and FOX news politics and put on ESPN and sports), spacious rooms, 2-block walk to Amtrak/Cal Train, 1 mile from restaurant choices....a bargain in 2016 in San Jose.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 2 things i love love love in a hotel room...jacuzzi and i dont mean a small tiny one person tub this jacuzzi definitely fitts 2 maybe 3 at a time and a breakfast buffet in the morning.! Its not the marriott hotel but its a step below it without all the valet, or room service and whatnot. The... More 

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West Yorks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after leaving San Fransisco. Lovely hotel with helpful and friendly staff. Rooms were very comfortable and you could also swim in the tub! Good location, a bit of a walk into town, about 20 mins or so but easy enough to do. Breakfast, which was included was amazing, we didn't have to eat again until... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

As other people mentioned, the hotel is very old and the furniture is very outdated but it's in downtown. When you sit on the furniture you sink in. The washroom is very old as well. If you like the antique look, you might like this hotel. The breakfast was pretty decent though.

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Sparks
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

thought i was getting a 3 star hotel but more like a 2 . the outside looked very nice but when you get up to the halls to go to your rooms the carpet was very run down to the backing very dirty an hadn't been vacuum ,trash in halls . walls in elevator had Griffith scratched in to the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Really shoddy hotel. I don't know where the rooms in the photos are, but they don't look anything like mine. Highlights include: - Paper plates and bowls with plastic cutlery at breakfast. Never seen this in even the shoddiest hotels before. - A dirty, seedy jacuzzi in every room - Wifi so slow they may as well just not have... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We visited the San Jose - San Francisco area in the summer of 2014 and booked a room at this hotel for the entire stay. The room we were given had a bathroom that was in need of repair. The jacuzzi tub was chipped, had greyish stains, etc. We expressed our disappointment and were shown other rooms by the reception... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

My husband and I stayed here to attend a Sharks hockey game at the SAP center. The hotel is nice and close, and was by far the best price in the area. Yes it is somewhat dated, but our room looked like it had been recently updated (decor and floors). The convenience of being a short walk to the SAP... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arena Hotel features 89 spacious guestrooms offering floor plans from Deluxe King Rooms, Double Queen Rooms, to Deluxe suites. We offer corporate rates, AARP rates, and extended stay rates. We are located within walking distance to downtown San Jose and HP Pavilion. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast and dinner services during your stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arena Hotel

Address: 817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95120
Location: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range: $112 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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