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Best Western Airport Plaza
Ranked #9 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 20, 2014

From the outside, it looks like an apartment complex, so it's a little easy to pass by it. Turn right after the Shell gas station. The rooms were very nice and modern, comfortable bed, flat screen TV and all the amenities you would expect. I was impressed with the breakfast. They had the typical continental breakfast with waffle bar, but they served it on real plates and silverware, not the disposable plastic and paper products. They also provided a list of nearby restaurants and food options, which was helpful. No workout facility, but I was given a free pass at the nearby YMCA. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

I decided to spend a night in San Jose near the airport instead of taking a late flight out. Silicon valley hotels are expensive and uncompromisingly ordinary catering mostly to techies for short stay business meetings and conferences. It's amazing how filled up the hotels are. They are hardly exciting places with lots of synthetic materials and stucco exteriors that all look the same. This was one of the more reasonably priced hotels and the reviews here helped me choose this one. The location is convenient and easy to find. The rooms are much nicer than the generic exterior would lead you to expect. It's clean and tastefully decorated and in kind of a mixed use residential area with a conveniently located gas station across the street to refill your rental car. The room is clean and well appointed with lots of charging plugs on the desk lamps and head boards and fast free wifi. My only disappointment was that the flat panel tv was not broadcasting HD content, who likes standard def any more. That's kinda cheap. Breakfast was nicer than expected, thick reusable plastic plates, not the styrofoam ones. Warm boiled eggs and a self service waffle maker were nice touches that aren't usually common fare. The desk service was prompt and courteous. The area is generally quiet but occasionally punctuated with a loud motorcycle accelerating through the intersection.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank Karasdad
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Well situated, clean, nice staff, seemed like a new motel except the iffy elevator. Quiet area, reasonable continental breakfast. Good value for both business and leisure, close to airport and downtown, shopping, eating and visitor sights.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

great place best western never lets me down all places are diffrent and would have to say that all the travels and places seems that somehow best western in whole always holds a great standard of excellence the site always has plenty of info on area and you can always knpow what to expect cost wise some hotels have parking internet all kinds of hidden costs BW is always very open about its costs

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Hotel is located convenient to the San Jose airport and local transit ; a bus stop is right across the street. Santa Clara university is near by, within easy walking distance, as are Safeway and a number of other businesses. There is a large farmer's market also within walking distance, not sure if it operates year around.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is a very nice small hotel close to the airport and where I was visiting family for Thanksgiving in Los Gatos. This is the second time I've stayed here and will do so again when in the area. The rooms are really nice and clean.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I stayed here alone to attend a basketball game at nearby Santa Clara University. There is some construction going on right now but it looks like it will be finished soon. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was nice and the bed very comfortable.

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Address: 2118 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126-1140 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Airport Plaza)
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Location: United States > California > San Jose
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#4 Family Hotel in San Jose
#6 Business Hotel in San Jose
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: $153 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Airport Plaza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the most charming San Jose, California hotels, the Best Western Airport Plus Plaza delivers old-world charm, modern style and a central location right near the San Jose Airport and San Jose Convention Center. We offer our guests complimentary parking (one car per room per night), complimentary Wi-Fi and a complimentary full hot breakfast every morning. ... more   less 
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