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“Hotel was great.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pacific Motor Inn

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Pacific Motor Inn
Ranked #31 of 76 Hotels in San Jose
Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hotel was great.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

I stayed here because I was attending a conference at the convention center. I was a little apprehensive after reading the reviews here but my experience was wonderful. The hotel has free parking and the convention center is only a couple of blocks away, maybe a 5 minute walk, if that. The room rate was reasonable and about half the price of the "conference hotels." The neighborhood was interesting with lots of artsy cafes, clubs and restaurants. As a woman travelling alone, I felt quite safe. Granted, the room was small; I wouldn't come here for a romantic getaway but for a business traveler it was fine. A free breakfast was available with enough choices to be healthy -yogurt, fruit, bagels, cereal, hb eggs, etc.
The room was quiet and the staff, especially Alex, was extremely helpful and nice. All told, I had a very good experience here and would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank meherc
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ann Arbor, MI
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2011

Stayed here for a conference and found the hotel decent. Rooms are small but usable. AC is a wall unit and quite loud, which was nice with the noise of the area. The small fridge was nice to have in the room. Overall the cleanliness of the room left a bit lacking, but more of long term water stains and not dust or dirt.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

While the Ramada San Jose is very reasonably priced, it is also kind of run down and crummy. The rooms are tiny and run down. The breakfast was OK, especially for the price. There is not a lot within walking distance. We had a deposition held there, and I was surprised to see that they had the facilities to do this.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Gabriel, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2011

1st the night guy at the front desk gave us keys to 2 different rooms, we only realized this when someone was trying to open our room! He had also given another guest our room. 2nd, the beds are terrible! hard as a rock! felt more like a cheap little motel than a Ramada. 3rd they don't have enough parking spots! we had to park blocks away AND there are mostly NO PARKING from 3am-6am signs all around the stupid hotel. I was afraid of waking up to my car being towed... Next time I will perfer to pay $20 more for a better place.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank penguinlove13
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Bend, Oregon via Anchorage, AK
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2011

The pictures show a pool.....without green floaties. And the pictures show a 'fitness center' with several types of equipment. The reality is tragic....half of the equipment doesn't exist and what is there is old and broken down. The noise levels also make getting a decent night's sleep only possible between the hours of 1 am and 6 am.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AKDogartist
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SAT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2011

My sister and I stayed at this hotel while on a trip to see the Dalai Lama speak at the university and Convention Center. It's an average hotel when it comes to amenities and decor, but it is in a great location (about 5-10 minute walk to the university and 5 minute walk to the Convention Center). The price of the room was decent at about $70/night and the room was clean. Overall, this is a good value hotel if you don't care about the decor and fancy amenities.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank katskills
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Aubagne
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2011

Good location as it is in real San Jose Down Town, which doesn't exsqit so much in this area. But that's the only quality.
Rooms aere very small, noisy, the air conditionned device is old style with bad adjustment, very noisy, morning breakfeast is OK for a cuo if cofee, but no more.
That's a not expensive Motel, but it doesn't value more.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gouroudesmers
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Additional Information about Pacific Motor Inn

Property: Pacific Motor Inn
Address: 455 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113-2710 (Formerly Ramada San Jose Downtown)
Location: United States > California > San Jose
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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Pacific Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Ramada San Jose Hotel San Jose
San Jose Ramada

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