This is an old, decently remodeled property in the "motor-court" style as another reviewer pointed out. It's a couple blocks from the convention center, and several blocks from the university. Plenty of restaurants nearby. We really liked Original Joe's Italian restaurant which is just a short walk.
The check-in people are very friendly and helpful. Parking was ample while I was there. This is a 3-story, outside-corridor motel with an elevator. I found it to be very quiet. Just to be sure, you might request a room near the center, since there are a lot of clubs along 1st street. I did not feel unsafe walking in a 3-block radius of the motel, from the convention center to the university.
The room was nice in appearance, and very clean. The bedding was nice, but the bed itself was of indifferent quality. It'll seem a little flat and hard if you're used to the pillow-top mattresses in a lot of even mid-range hotels these days.The bath is well appointed but the fixtures are fairly archaic, as is the plumbing - the shower went warm/cool/warm/cool repeatedly every morning during a 3 night stay. Not scalding/freezing, but still annoying. The shower smelt somewhat mildewy. The wall unit A/C looks cheap but worked well and was quiet. Wireless internet was good but you have to hunt/crawl to plug in your laptop. The TV had few channels. Housekeeping was excellent.
Overall, the Ramada was a decent place to stay, especially when you consider the price is half or less compared to the convention center hotels a couple blocks away -- and unlike those places, the Ramada has free in-room Internet and free parking. It's definitely not the Ritz but it's a clean, decent place and a good value.
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada San Jose Hotel San Jose
- San Jose Ramada