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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights & it was a great value. The room was clean and spacious. The staff was friendly. It is close to downtown & some supermarkets. I would have enjoyed more towels & for some reason our shower didn't have a shower curtain which I thought it was weird. No complaints besides that.

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Greenfield MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were in late to San Jose after flying across from New England and had reserved this hotel as it was very inexpensive on several hotel search sites and well situated for our plans for our first morning in the area. Great adventure! It appears to be folks doing what we did - needing a room after flying all day,... More 

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Madera, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Attending downtown conference, needed close, safe, comfortable bed & best price. We found that here!!! From some reviews, we expect a very low end experience. Fortunately, while basic, it had: updated colors, very clean room, king bed with clean mattress (checked), fluffy mattress pad, smooth sheets & 3 pillows. Was upstairs facing parking lot & it was quiet, jet noise... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I love staying here. The rooms are fairly nice. Some have jacuzzi tubs. TV is a lil outdated but it all works. Good complimentary breakfast in lobby in morming. The neighborhood is fairly quiet with maybe one or 2 suspicious characters but police usually patoling. I'd stay here anytime.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

my friend and I were in san jose for the canucks vs sharks hockey game. We decided to stay at hotel elan. The staff were friendly and courteous. Ill be definitely staying there again on my next trip to San Jose. It was a 45 min walk from sap center..

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The front desk people were so nice had me laughing. Room was clean I was worried about the planes flying over but once we were in the room we didn't here a thing. I would stay there again Bed was very hard

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I stayed here on business and did not have any problems in the hotel. The room was fine and mine had hardwood floors. The front desk was very polite especially Christine. There was a lot of selection at breakfast. For the price I paid I was satisfied with my accommodations and would stay here again.

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Don't waste your money, you won't get any sleep! You can hear everything going on outside your room. It is on a very busy street. You can hear motorcycles blasting by til late in the night and than by 6:00 a.m. the street has heavy commute traffic and you can hear every car drive by. There is no sleeping in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This hotel will not take they will not take cupons not even on week days price is expensive the windows suck you can hear everything from outside the beds are very eachy they keep no control over their tenants just not good at all

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Gerber, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

worst place to spend a night, got to the hotel room and was duty, garbage on the floor, bed undone, duty clothes on the floor.we have to wait for the receptionist to clean the room for more than 20 min Do not recomend this place to some body to have a good night rest,

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Microwave
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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: $121 - $149 (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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