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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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Reviewed May 18, 2016

The reason why I stayed at this hotel was that I attended a conference at the Convention Center which is not far from here (15 minutes walk or a short bus ride), and the Hilton and Marriott were beyond my budget. Unfortunately, the area where the Elan hotel is located is a relatively run-down part of downtown San Jose -...

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Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Minutes after my niece and her 3 children (5 & 1yrs, & 3wks) checked in to hotel, my nephew finds dirty glass pipe in night stand drawer. I called Daniel at front desk to come to room 113 to see for himself what my 5 year old nephew found in the drawer. He was not able to explain to me...

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El Dorado Hills
Reviewed December 7, 2015

We were at a conference about 9/10 of a mile from the hotel. Unfortunately, the wrong direction. We were two professional women and this is a "working man's hotel" with construction types sitting outside their rooms smoking and drinking beer. Keep in mind I am married to a contractor, so I have no issues with their profession, but it was...

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Los Osos, California
Reviewed September 1, 2015

NOT a hotel, this motel is overpriced and dirty, especially corners and grout. Bad pillows, only 2 per double bed, WiFi and TV did not work. Service was friendly but slow and barely competent. Charging a $20 pet fee at this dump is really shameful. The best part was the cute cat in residence.

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bolton
Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The reviews certainly don't lie. I usually like to decide for my self but this place needs shutting down. Traveling California with my partner, paid to stay here for 2 nights. Get to the motel and we are early. Receptionist wants to charge us for being early?? So we took a wander around the neighbourhood instead! Get into the room,...

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Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

The sleeping area was ok . Definitely in need of new carpet extremely bad condition. The toilet area is another can of worms. It appeared as though someone had used the wall as tissue for their nose and right beside the toilet there was a smear that appeared to be feces. I did not want to get to close to...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed July 7, 2015

The staff were kind and helpful. It's a motel and frankly that really sums it up. It is not located in a nice part of San Jose but if you need an inexpensive place to lay your head...voila! Continental breakfast was an exaggeration be prepared to go across the street one of the restaurants (Denny's) to have a decent breakfast....

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Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

To start with, the location is questionable as others have said. It took a while to check in because there is only one person at the desk. We arrived at 4:30 which was well past the 2 pm check in time. We were given a room and upon walking up to it we saw the door wide open and the...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Elan

Address: 1215 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95110-3429 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express - San Jose)
Location: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range: $103 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Elan 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson San Jose
San Jose Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Express
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“Suppose to have free wifi. Wifi was not working. Our room was dirty and smelly.”
 of 5 bubbles Ilene460, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“There are ground level and upper level rooms, I definitely found the upper level more convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles 488heinrichh, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“Not sure how one would have rated this area without being violating some PC rule.”
 of 5 bubbles Huntess, Dec 7, 2015 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles Picky-daughter-n-law, Sep 1, 2015 | Read review
“Aim to book rooms on the second floor or facing away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles dc75travels, Jul 7, 2015 | Read review
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