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“Excellent Modern Marriot in San Jose”
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San Jose Marriott
Ranked #8 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

I have stayed at this Marriot in San Jose about 3 days a week for the past month. This is by far the best Marriot property outside of downtown San Francisco. The hotel is modern, updated, and the staff is very friendly. By far, this property sets a good standard for how the Marriot brand should operate. Several things make this property great:

1. Excellent location; the hotel is connected to the San Jose Convention center. It's right in front of the Convention Center VTA Tram stop that takes you to San Jose Airport and also to the CalTrain station if you want to venture into San Francisco.

2. The restaurant is excellent.....very upscale - one of the best places I have eaten. Try the mushroom bisque...yummm.

3. Rooms are quite modern and the WiFi work very well throughout the hotel

4. Friendly staff who gave me Conceirge Lounge access after being a repeat guest for two weeks.

5. Hotel consistently executes the Marriot Rewards member personalized services stuff - extra pillows, towels, etc.

This hotel beats the Marriot Waterfront property at San Francisco Airport hands down!!!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a high floor...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

I probably wouldn't have noticed this Marriott from countless others, if not for the large glass pitcher of drinking water at the front of the lobby. Not only was the water flavored with lemon, it also contained cucumber slices ... Interesting combo and quite refreshing! Nice touch indeed.

Pros:
Friendly front-end staff who lended toothpaste at midnight when the gift shop is closed.
Nice bar in the lobby, pretty good mixed drinks.

Cons:
Busy, chaotic valet parking in the morning -- be prepared for long, long waits.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

We stayed at the San Jose Marriott during our visit with our Daughter while she attends San Jose State University and was really pleased with this hotel. It was greatly situated at the heart of downtown San Jose with the great service that Marriott Hotels are known for, and the room was also outstanding. We stayed for four nights and five days and it was such a great experience. The hotel is located next to the park where every summer, they hold a free concert called Concert at the Park featuring several known artists and bands.

Room Tip: The hotel offers FREE Valet Parking (just tip the Valet person).
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

Stayed here in early July and found it a great value for the money. San Jose is expensive as it is, great to find a great place with affordable prices and WORTH IT!!! Its pretty accessible to everything you may need/want..great for a short trip with friends!

Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

I had to stay one extra night in San Jose for business. When I cam the service was excelent. Ask for high floor because the view from the hotel is very nice I hope that they would clean the window soon.
Room was nice and clean. Service as good as always.
Easy acces to good restaurants easy walk.
Taxi was from of hotel
At 3:00AM. It was $18 to airport. Very nice service and quik.
ATM is giving you in the hotel lobby only maximum transaction per 200 dollars for $3.5fee. It is very steep fee I will say.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

I was in San Jose for one-week for a conference and choose to stay at Mariott because it was next to the convention center. I'm happy with my stay. The lobby area was nicely furnished and decorated. The room was nice. There was no problems with staff, cleaning or anything else. Everything went well, although there was nothing particularly notable that would make me rank this hotel "Excellent" instead of "Very good". (I tend to reserve the "Excellent" ranking for more exceptional hotel experiences.) If I have to go to a conference in San Jose Convention Center, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 10, 2011

The San Jose Marriott is a good hotel, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay their again. The accommodations were comfortable and quiet, and the hotel is adjacent to the convention center, which was extremely convenient.

However, to me the hotel seemed a bit disorganized, for three reason: First, one night the hotel restaurant was closed, but there was no sign indicating this or pointing out that the dinner menu was available in the hotel bar; I had to ask at the front desk to find this out. Second, I asked for foam pillows, and I got one the first night but then it subsequently vanished. (This was not so bad, because the pillow was one of the more uncomfortable foam pillows I've used.) Third, at checkout, there was a mistaken extra charge on my bill; they did fix it quickly and graciously. All put together, none of this would discourage me from staying at the hotel again, but it does cut my rating down to 4/5.

Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about San Jose Marriott

Address: 301 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
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Location: United States > California > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#4 Green Hotel in San Jose
#4 Business Hotel in San Jose
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#11 Family Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: $156 - $492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — San Jose Marriott 4*
Number of rooms: 506
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience San Jose from modern downtown accommodations at San Jose Marriott. Our redesigned hotel in San Jose, California offers premium amenities and guestrooms with views of the city. We sit in a great location near the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. ... more   less 
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