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“Basic is what it is, but the price cannot be beat”

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Best Western The Inn Of Los Gatos
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Los Gatos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 21, 2008

If you need a marriot courtyard to be comfortable, dont stay here. If clean and centrally located is what you are looking for, you cant beat this place. Oh, and did I menion the price? Under $100 during the week gets you a fleabag in the bay area, believe me I have tried, read my reviews. But this place is clean and neat.

Most of Los Gatos was built up in the 6os or earlier, many of the homes are close to 100. I am guessing 1955-60 for this place, but it has been moderately updated and is so close to downtown Los Gatos even the most feeble could make the walk.

The night manager was super friendly and prompt.

Their are many places to eat in town and they are all great, I grew up here and my favorites are CB Hannegans (try the Irish stew with a guiness, HEAVEN) and The Happy Hound(Nor Cals answer to In n Out) for fast food on Los gatos Blvd a bit farther away. There are literally a hundred options from moderately priced to white tablecloths.
I will stay here again and again.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 10, 2008

Our family of 5 stayed here for a night on our trip to see the California Redwoods. It was a

The rooms are nice. We were able to sleep 5, but it was a tight fit. The "roll-away" they provide is a fancy air-mattress (which wasn't bad). The room has wireless Internet access. The continental breakfast had yogurt, coffee and cereal/pastries. For what we were paying, it was more than I expected. The staff was helpful and friendly.

It's easy to find the hotel from the highway.

The pool was out of commission when we were there. I wouldn't count on it.

The only down side was the screen in the bathroom was broken and always had a few mosquitoes.

  • Stayed: May 2008
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Reviewed October 30, 2007

Our room looked as though it had recently been renovated. New carpet, new flooring, etc. There was also coffee and toiletries in the room. It was basic, but certainly met our needs, so I would recommend it. Thanks again.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2007

This is a very basic hotel with few pictures on the wall, a bed that was a little too hard, and scratched furniture that's probably been around since the hotel opened. But at the price, it was a great value. The room was spotless; there was shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, etc. in the bathroom that was restocked daily (some very expensive hotels don't do that); there wasn't an iron and ironing board in the room, but when we requested them, the person at the front desk brought them immediately; it's a convenient location that's a short drive to the center of town. While other hotels in town are certainly nicer, this was a great value if you just want a clean place to sleep.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2007

It's a fine facility except for one problem: the air conditioning doesn't work! I stayed here on a hot day and when I turned on the air conditioning, a light breeze with no cool air came out. When I returned to the front desk to ask for a room where the air conditioning DID work, I was told "they're all like that. They're just old and don't work." And it's not the kind of place where you'd want to leave your door open all night. If it's a hot day and you want to get some sleep, stay elsewhere!

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Reviewed April 14, 2007

For $90 a night, you cant beat this place. A friend and I had reservations for Manresa and decided to spend the night in Los Gatos instead of driving back to SF. The restaurant, as well as the downtown shopping/restaurant area, was a relatively short walk away.
The hotel itself is very old with drab furnishings, but everything was VERY clean. It's been a long time since I've stayed in a low, low
budget hotel and not been afraid of the bed linens and shower grout. The staff was friendly. There was plentiful free parking. And although we did not use the pool, it too was spanking clean, and other guests seemed to enjoy it. There was internet access in the lobby (not sure if it was free). In the morning, the lobby was stocked with complementary oranges, apples, tea, coffee, juice, yogurt and pastries. Again, not bad for what we paid. There are only two floors, with room windows and doors facing the outside. It's kinda noisy, so get a room on the second floor to avoid hearing the people above you clunking about. Certainly dont come here for a romantic getaway. But if you're looking to cut costs (and we sure were after having dinner at Manresa), then this is the place.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 12, 2007

The room was clean, the bedding was clean and comfortable, the water was hot, the hair dryer worked, the tv worked, maid service was great, what's to complain about? I even had an ironing board and iron (didn't use them, but they were there). Sure, the room was a bit dated and some of the furniture was a bit chipped, but for the price, I have no complaints. Hmm . . . the continental breakfast was a bit slim, but still okay. I would absolutely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone who prefers not to pay top $$$ for a place to sleep.

Stayed: March 2007
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Address: 55 Los Gatos Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032-5461 (Formerly Inn of Los Gatos)
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Location: United States > California > Los Gatos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Los Gatos
Price Range: $137 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western The Inn Of Los Gatos 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You can have your cake and eat it too at BEST WESTERN The Inn of Los Gatos where luxury lodging meets affordable pricing. Our newly-renovated hotel delivers amenity-rich guestrooms, personable service, and such nifty niceties. ... more   less 
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