We stayed at this hotel because it was very close to the SAP Center at which we were attending a concert and had reasonable rates and reviews.
The hotel truly is about a 3-5 minute walk from the SAP, so it could not be more convenient, although it appears that most of the restaurants are on the other side of the SAP -- about a 8 minute walk. The hotel includes free parking. The minute you walk in it's as if you've stepped into a Tardis and come out in 1987 or so, which is, I'm fairly certain the last time the hotel was updated. The entire hotel is rigged out in 1980s cabbage roses, mauve and brass.
Our room had two double beds, a small table with two chairs, a kitchenette with stove/micro/refrigerator, and a tv. The sink area was outside the bathroom which is not my personal favorite configuration as if you get up in the night for a drink, you can't turn the lights on and oddly, the spray from the spigot was so strong in the Styrofoam cup that it woke up my companions. The huge mirror has brass Hollywood lights on either side of it -- so PLENTY of light. The bathroom is a blast from the past with a two person Jacuzzi tub/shower. The toilet had a paper ring on it that told me it had been Sanitized for my protection.
The included breakfast had scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juices. Plenty of breakfast seating.
Although we heard the planes overhead, it is not particularly close to the airport -- it is a little drive to get there. It is easy walking distance to the train station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arena Hotel features 89 spacious guestrooms offering floor plans from Deluxe King Rooms, Double Queen Rooms, to Deluxe suites. We offer corporate rates, AARP rates, and extended stay rates. We are located within walking distance to downtown San Jose and HP Pavilion. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast and dinner services during your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arena Hotel San Jose
- Arena San Jose