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BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara

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1655 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050 (Formerly University Inn)
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a little gem - close to the university, and easy to find (not too far off a major freeway. It is on a busy road but is surprisingly quiet. The staff was friendly and helpful, the bed was very comfortable, and both the hotel and room decor were pleasant. A short but enjoyable stay.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised to see how nice this property was. It must have been recently renovated as it looked great when we were there in July 2016. Room was clean with a mini fridge and a microwave which was a bonus. There is a salt water outdoor pool which is not heated (at least while we were there). Free parking... More 

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Tom L, Manager at BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Grant, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am happy to see that you were satisfied with your stay and welcome you back the next time you are in town. More 

Moreno Valley, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside esthetics of this place is very nice which is one reason I decided to stay there. The staff was pleasant. Offered warm breakfast (not just a continental). The room was very clean and nice. This hotel had reachable plugs next to the bed to plug in your phone( many hotels don't have that).. They even have a lift... More 

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Tom L, Manager at BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Karen R, I am glad to see you like the look of the hotel and the guest rooms were up to your standards. We hope to have you stay with us again if you are ever in town. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is nothing fancy, but we just needed a place to sleep, shower, and relax for a couple nights while visiting the area. The staff first upgraded us to a suite with two queen beds, which was a pleasant surprise. The place was a little dated, especially the bathroom. The bathroom did not have a lot of space for... More 

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Tom L, Manager at BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara, responded to this review

Dear John L, Thank you for your review and your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to write the review. I am happy to see that you were overall satisfied with your stay and hope to see you again soon. More 

Dumfries, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not fancy, but very comfortable and welcoming. Very close to restaurants and the University. Surrounding traffic is not as hectic as other locations we have stayed. About 15 minutes to airport (very traffic dependent). Has the old-fashioned design of two stories with outside entrances and you park at the door. However, lobby and breakfast area are not crowded and the... More 

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Tom L, Manager at BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Bill57687, I am glad that you felt the hotel was welcoming and comfortable and the location suited your needs. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to write the review. We welcome you back the next time you are in town. More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is, like many, of the style that have an open walkway that is accessible to all. The window to the room is next to the door so you may spend much of your time there with the curtains drawn to maintain some privacy. During my stay the parking lot was often taken up with a lot of trucks... More 

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Tom L, Manager at BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara, responded to this review

Dear John B, We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We appreciate your comments and feedback. More 

San Jose, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter attends a local University there in Santa Clara and I have stayed at several local hotels in the area. I have found the Best Western University Inn to be the best value with the best customer service of any hotel there. They tend to the little things - one I appreciate immensely is the maids seem to be... More 

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Tom L, Manager at BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Jana J, Thank you for the complement about our housekeeping staff. I have passed on that information to them. We hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We arrived around 11pm and the clerk was friendly to check us in. He indicated "parking is over there and park wherever" That was a red flag as parking lot is tiny! Barely found a small space to park. Went to bed around midnight and had difficulty falling asleep. As I laid in bed, I could hear folks to the... More 

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Tom L, Manager at BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Torressalazar, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to see that the Desk Agent was friendly when you checked in. I will work with the desk staff to be a little more helpful in instructing guests of where to park especially on busy nights when are parking lot gets full. As some noise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Really appreciated the friendly service at the front desk. They were especially helpful when scheduling our stay.The best we've encountered in a long time. The entire property looks recently remodeled. Everything is fresh and clean.

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Tom L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the positive feedback and glad the service and property exceeded your expectations. We hope to have you back with us soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Perfect location for child going to school at Santa Clara university. Near by. Great service, good breakfast. Easy to get into San Fransisco. Only 15 minutes to San Jose airport. 45 minutes to great wine country

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Thank Norah L
Tom L, General Manager at BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara, responded to this review

Dear Norah L, I am glad that you were happy with the location of the hotel and would like to thank you for your great review. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in town. Regards, Tom More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara

Address: 1655 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050 (Formerly University Inn)
Location: United States > California > Santa Clara
Price Range: $151 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN University Inn Santa Clara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Ramada Limited - Santa Clara Hotel Santa Clara
Ramada Santa Clara
Santa Clara Ramada
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