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Hotel Elan

1215 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95110-3429
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#65 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Hotel Elan San Jose is a new renovated, contemporary hotel in a prime location for business travelers featuring free wifi and complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Just 1 mile from the San Jose Convention Center and Downtown San Jose Hotel Elan is the ideal "home base" for your visit to Silicon Valley. Hotel Elan offers boutique charm and modern amenities. Each spacious guestroom has a work desk with comfortable, ergonomic chair, cable tv with premium channels, full size ironing board, minifridge and coffee maker. Our Urban Spa Guestrooms feature Jacuzzi Jet Tubs with therapeutic water jets. Enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast every morning featuring bagels, cereals, muffins, assorted breads, fresh apples and oranges along with fruit juices. Complimentary coffee is served 24 hours a day in our lobby. Hotel Elan is conveniently located just six miles from San Jose International Airport. Minutes from Highway 280, 101, 880 and 87, Hotel Elan easy access to numerous Silicon Valley businesses in San Jose, Mountain View and Palo Alto.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Vending machine
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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51Somewhat walkable
Grade: 51 out of 100
49Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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Marcelo G wrote a review Mar 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ100 contributions10 helpful votes
When we arrived (in a TRIP from LA) we asked to use the restroom. They do not have a restroom to be used. You have to use your room restroom. The checkin process took 90 minutes (yes: 90 minutes). The person has no training on how to use the computer. She did not organized a line for the checkin. People arrived and she just bypass those that were waiting for the checkin earlier. After 90 minutes she gave us a room upstairs saying that there were no rooms available on the ground floor. After carrying all the baggage (4 people - including to children) upstairs, we entered the room and there was a strong smell of cigaret smoking (the hotel says it's smoking free). We came back to the checkin and, after 20' more minutes she gave us a room on the ground floor. We entered the room and SAME PROBLEM. Strong cigaret smoke smelling. We were just too tired to go to another hotel and we decided to spend the night at this location. Turned the heat on and a smell of wired/plastic burn started. Tuner heat despite the cold weather. The carpet was dirty and the sheets smells cigaret. In the middle of the night a car alarm started buzzing in front our our room. What a nightmare. They offer "breakfast" however the breakfast is served in the checkin room. No tables, no chairs, only a 2 seats sofa. What a nightmare. Thanks god I spent only one night at this place. Terrible and very expensive. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: There are no good rooms. All dirty and with cigaret smelling
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Loren L wrote a review Oct 2019
Fortuna, California56 contributions23 helpful votes
I stayed here for 3 nights because it was the only thing left to book through my employers booking system (Concur). The first day I had 2 small bites on my elbow (Never saw any mosquitos but assumed it was them. by the 3rd day the small bites had swelled and opened up in the middle and my lower torso, legs, and feet had small bites. They also continued to swell for days. I was instructed to call the Manager because she was not in. I called her on the 7 hour drive home and she thought I was trying to get the room for free because I did not tell them the first day. I told her that my company pays for the room and I get nothing out of not paying for the room. I told her the room needed to be sprayed for bugs. And; that was it. Too bad too sad...………...
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Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Avoid this place and the bugs
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Jasmine T wrote a review Apr 2018
1 contribution
Clean, friendly staff, and unlike another motel we stayed at for the same price, this hotel had soap, a coffee pot, and a small free breakfast. The bed was comfortable and the room was big enough for my kids to sleep on the floor. I'd stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Hoolio O wrote a review May 2017
San Jose, California24 contributions14 helpful votes
I like this place cuz it's clean has a good bed some rooms have a jacuzzi in them. You must request for it. But they also got good wifi, a light breakfast of cereal bagels coffee juice, there's also a dennys restaurant across the street....area is safe. I like this place for when I have a booty call. Or to just get away for the night. Staff is nice and they got good wifi.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
Keith F wrote a review Apr 2017
2 contributions
Cost to much but clean rooms it's not a bad area and it's close to a lot of places to shop as long as you go threw third party's to book the price should be fine except sundays that's when it's the most to stay
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Date of stay: April 2017
$136 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Elan
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Elan?
Nearby attractions include Clandestine Brewery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Elan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Elan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Elan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Elan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermitage Brewery, El Camaron De Sinaloa, and La Penita Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Elan?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Elan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Elan?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Winchester Mystery House (4.1 miles), History Park (0.9 miles), and Peralta Adobe and Fallon House Historic Site (1.7 miles).
Is Hotel Elan accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.