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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel lobby was welcoming and the front desk staff were courteous. I stood at this hotel due to the location near to the testing center I had to go to take an exam. The walls are very thin and neighbors kept making noise even after notifying the front desk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and quiet hotel. Stayed in Sep 2016 on a Tuesday. Descent hot breakfast. We stayed in king suite on third floor. Construction outside, but were waking early anyway. Would stay here again if travel through San Jose.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of really good independent hotels in CA but this isn't one of them. The lobby area is shabby and completely worn out and not clean. The exterior courtyard was not clean with weeds etc growing in beds. The hall carpets have to be from the original hotel and never replaced. This first impression set the tone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't able to get into our normal hotel chain for the one quick stop we had in San Jose and found this one. The decor and furnishings are dated and worn BUT the beds are very comfortable, the rooms are spacious and the shower area was roomy as well. For the price and the convenience, I would say that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Like a mini-grand hotel! I love it! Brick and marble and gables. Spacious room, huge jacuzi bath, minifridge and microwave, big windows. Walking distance to SAP. Lots of food choices within a mile. What more can one ask for for such a great price! I will definitely be coming back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 August 12, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 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 July 29, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $136 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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Arena Hotel San Jose
Arena San Jose
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#6 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
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