My husband and I will be flying in to San Jose (Santa Cruz) for a wedding in late June. This will be our first visit in San Jose area and we would like to make it a pleasure trip since we will be there for the weekend. Can anyone recommand a clean, nice hotel to us while we are there? It will be great if there are restaurants and shops within hotel walking distance. One thing that we are really concern about is safety. Is downtown pretty safe to walk around? Anything to do if we stay at the airport hotel? Or should we go to places like Santana Row? There don't seem to be any hotels there other than Hotel Valencia which seems quite pricy.
Will greatly appreciate it if anyone can give us some pointers. I don't travel much because of my health. I am really looking forward to the trip. Thanks in advance.