The staff tries hard but it doesn't overcome the negatives about this overpriced hotel. The decor attempts to be sophisticated and posh- "classic" paintings and sculptures, furniture from a bygone period, etc. It fails and comes across as dilapidated and outmoded.
Checking in takes ages. The best word I can think of for the bed is squishy. It's definitely not firm. WiFi is quite weak; I tried all of the available networks. At least they have multiple routers. The breakfast needs improvement but it is edible. The scrambled eggs were weird looking. The cheerios and fruit was good.
Overall, it's not worth the price even if it is the Bay Area. If it's a choice between this and a roach motel, then stay here.
- 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