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1215 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95110-3429
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#66 of 86 in San Jose
Location
3.1
Cleanliness
3.5
Service
3.5
Value
3.1
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 )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Vending machine
Dry cleaning
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English, Spanish

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Grade: 50 out of 100
48Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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Ana K wrote a review Jan 2021
Union City, California2 contributions
I had an amazing experience here, my room was nice and clean, service was great, i had an easy check in, and honestly experienced no problems! I will definitely consider this hotel again for a stay in San Jose. Affordable and Great!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Stacey E wrote a review Nov 2020
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When we first checked in I advised the woman at the desk that I have a service dog. Oh I can't rent to you then you have to leave. After finding paperwork and ADA papers we finally got to our room. The coffee pot was disgustingly dirty, after washing it myself it didn't work right. It just made a mess on the floor. Safety cleaning that up myself I went to bed on an uncomfortable mattress. The room smelled musty and old. As of yet we Still have not received our $100.00 deposit back.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Marcelo G wrote a review Mar 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ97 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
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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, California70 contributions25 helpful votes
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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
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Room Tip: Avoid this place and the bugs
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Jasmine T wrote a review Apr 2018
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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
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Hoolio O wrote a review May 2017
San Jose, California21 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
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Keith F wrote a review Apr 2017
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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
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Isha D wrote a review Apr 2017
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The front desk staff were nice and friendly. The room was okay but the A/C in the room made noise. It was our first time staying so it wasn't that bad. Didn't tried breakfast or other services. The area is kinda sketchy but I guess it's because it's near downtown.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Ilene460 wrote a review Dec 2016
Denver, Colorado2 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is on a very busy street. It's extremely noisy. Lots of transients and homeless around this area. The room was really dirty. The sheets and towels seemed okay but the blankets and bedspread smelled stale along with the carpet and drapes. Nothing had been wiped down in years. (walls, doors, etc.) The bathtub was dirty and had to be washed out before we could use it. Housekeeping walked right in without knocking. We were not ready for her and did not expect anyone to barge in our room without knocking.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Room Tip: Suppose to have free wifi. Wifi was not working. Our room was dirty and smelly.
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Heather B wrote a review Jun 2016
17 contributions6 helpful votes
It was a good place to sleep and very convenient to where I was going. I liked the location. The staff was extremely friendly and kind. The rooms are very dark for day time sleeping.The place was kind of secluded which I liked very much. Being fenced in made me feel safe.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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PRICE RANGE
$103 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
howard johnson san jose, san jose howard johnson, howard johnson express
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Howard Johnson Express - San Jose
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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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, Metro Balderas 1, and El Camaron De Sinaloa.
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.