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Gary
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great hotel would highly recommend especially for the price. Excellent location for taking a walk lots of food places. Clean room, I'll give front desk an A+. Bathroom was decent. Hot tub worked It was all good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The arena hotel is a decent hotel for the price in San Jose. It's not really that close to downtown San Jose (without needing to drive) but is very close to the SAP center/ Shark tank...so depends on the purpose of your visit whether the location will suit. Room was a very good size and the bathroom has a jacuzzi... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the Adele concert, just for a night, and the Arena hotel was the PERFECT location. Staff on check-in were kind and personable and immediately made us feel welcomed. Parking was easy and convenient. Our room was massive, and the bed was spacious and comfortable. The jacuzzi tub was a welcome addition after a very long... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't a huge amount I can say about the Arena Hotel. It is 5 minutes walk from the station which is ideal if you are catching Amtrak or Caltrain services North or south. Our room was ok, spacious and clean but with a constant kind of generator hum, it felt like you had a constant headache. I called reception... More 

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 16, 2016

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 June 24, 2016

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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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 95126-3156
Location: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range: $114 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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