I wouldn't have stayed here based upon the other reviews, but the reservation was made by my employer. Everything the other reviewers said was correct:
The beds are atrocious. The mattresses (and there are in fact 2!) are those old foam cushions from summer camp - they are covered with white and blue striped fabric, and are only 5 inches thick. They are not mattresses - there is no internal support - it is just spongy foam. To make them appear as if they were mattresses - they stack 2 of these on top of the box spring, which makes them even more spongy.
The linens are filthy. I put the top mattress on the floor, because there was no sleeping on something without any support, and saw the mattress cover - OMG. It was covered in body fluids, the entire thing was stained. I don't know how anyone could put new sheets on top of that vile thing and think it was OK.
One pillow case was grey. All of the towels were ripped and stained. The sheets were cheap polyester blends with stains. I used a sleeping bag instead it was so bad.
The furniture is from the early 70s and is entirely stained and faded. I have never seen anything that bad even in really cheap motels. The carpet is badly stained. There was a big brown stain around the toilet. The door frame was split apart from someone breaking into the chain lock.
This was supposed to have been elegant, in Hearst style, back several decades ago. It has this facade of elegance with the chandaleres and statues, but it is actually very gaudy. I know it is a famous status, but I did't appreciate naked penis at eye level right by the elevator.
I had contacted the motel a week ahead to have a microwave in the room, and they confirmed my request, but when I checked in there was none. The desk person was clueless and said they were already used by other people and he had no record of the request. Luckily the breakfast room guy was nice and heated something up for me. The food did look slightly better than normal quality, but I didn't eat it. I don't eat motel food as a rule. The coffee was good.
The road is very noisy and the heater/fan makes almost no noise to cover it up. Even the room facing the back still had road noise. The rooms are big and I didn't hear the neighbors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bristol Hotel Campbell is a world of its own inspired by the finest European boutique hotels. Just 4 blocks from the Santa Cruz Highway 17, the Bristol Hotel provides an intimate atmosphere in close proximity to the conveniences of the Silicon Valley. Arrive to spacious, well-appointed guestrooms with custom cherrywood furnishings and Austrian crystal chandeliers. Our spacious guestrooms each feature a T1 DSL line for high speed internet along with generous work desk, elegant Carerra marble bathroom and minifridge. Bristol Hotel’s apartment style accommodations set us apart from other hotels in Silicon Valley with every room is designed to provide comfortable guest seating and space for visitors. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast in the Berlin Room featuring bacon, eggs, sausage, fresh cut fruit, wholesome yogurts, hot and cold cereals, croissants, bagels, toast and an assortment of danishes as well as seasonal offerings. After 10am The Berlin Room transitions into a comfortable work lounge with spacious seating and free wifi. For business travelers in need of a professional setting for client meetings. You can stay Wired for Work™ with complimentary coffee & tea served all day. Our lobby workstation provide computers with internet access and 8 ½” x 11” color printing. Incoming and outgoing fax service and photocopies are offered at the front desk. Minutes from Highway 17, Bristol Hotel Campbell provides easy access to San Jose, Mountain View and Palo Alto. Bristol Hotel Campbell is conveniently located minutes from the San Jose International Airport, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose State University and many Silicon Valley businesses. 50 miles from San Francisco, 60 miles from Monterey, and a mere 25 miles from the famous surfing beaches of Santa Cruz ─ Bristol Hotel Campbell is the perfect “home base” whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Campbell
- Clarion Collection Campbell
- Campbell Clarion