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DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
Ranked #16 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
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Maryland
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“Near the airport and nice...”
Reviewed May 18, 2010

Surprising hotel near the airport. Friendly employees. Nestled between two highways. One side is nice and quiet. The other is livable given all the action happening outside. Never interrupted my sleep cycle. Club floor is a work in progress. At least the elevators are being renovated. Interesting from an engineers point of view. Not a lot of dining options in the area. Car may be needed.

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Reviewed May 17, 2010

I could see the hotel from the airport but mapquest sent me out of the way. It is only about 2 blocks after you go under the highway. Parking overnight is high;make sure to check the price before booking. The exercise room and pool are very nice, spa-like. The restaurants in the hotel are probably destination places for people in San Jose as they are grade A. I had to make a trip to the front desk because the soft drink machine on my floor took my money. They gave me my drink but at other Doubletree locations, they offer you a cookie if you go to the desk for any reason. Not here. Also, I had to open the sliding door to get rid of a stale smell in my room. The bed was very comfortable. I like the chain, but the staff was so so here.

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Reviewed May 17, 2010

We checked in late (about 9:30) the lobby was very busy with 2 conventions a wedding etc.,but the front desk made us feel like we were important too. The hotel was very clean and we enjoyed a nice breakfast in the coffee shop. The price was very competitive for a "two queen bed" room. We would stay there again!!

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Tucson
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Reviewed May 12, 2010

Conveniently located practically around the corner from the San Jose airport. My two-queen bed room looked out onto the pool area. I appreciated the fresh linens, quality pillows, thick towels and complementary soap. The exercise facility had treadmills, stair steppers, recumbant bike and other equipment as well. It was exceptional and I essentially had the place to myself. There was a gift shop with reasonably priced items and a semi-casual restaurant where I could watch sports on the TV while eating. The pool area was popular and clean. I received an in-out pass for the self-serve parking which was an additional nightly charge. I received a map and directions from the concierge upon request. Some of the staff, although friendly, at times seemed unable to answer some of my questions or were busy with other hotel guests.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
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Irvine, CA
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Reviewed May 12, 2010

I stayed at the San Jose Doubletree for one night on business due to its proximity to both the airport and one of my meetings (in one of the office buildings across the parking lot). It is an older hotel with older fixtures in the rooms (replace those faucets!), but everything else was fine. I did not even turn on the old TV, so I can't judge that part of the stay, but the AC worked unobtrusively, the Spencer's Steakhouse was great, if expensive, and everybody that I met there was top notch.

A side note: this hotel was very busy. Is Silicon Valley bouncing back?

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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed May 8, 2010

Service was wonderful; free airport shuttle; facility is very nice; located close to bus stops and the light rail; room was nice, wish there was a room safe, cookies are wonderful :)

Attended a conference, the meeting rooms were well equipped, free wifi connection in the meeting rooms and lobby area and food service was the best I've ever had at a conference.

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Atlanta
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Reviewed May 6, 2010

This full service hotel has outstanding conference facilities, several restaurants, and a staff that tries really hard. Unfortunately, the rooms are straight out of the 80s, complete with harvest gold motif, bad yellow wall paper, and small tube TVs. As for food, the breakfast is pretty average and the beer is pretty expensive ($9/). There is a nice steak house on property that will set you back about $100 per person. The rooms are clean, however, and as long as you don't get one on the freeway side, they are quiet. Overall, if you are just looking for an overnight stop on the way to or from the airport, it's not bad. For anything else, I recommend shopping around.

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Property: DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
Address: 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110-1011
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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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose 3.5*
Number of rooms: 505
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Convenient Silicon Valley location, Doubletree Hotel San Jose is close to the San Jose Airport and a short drive from Downtown or Santana Row. Doubletree boasts the largest guest rooms as well as 48,000 sq. Ft. Of meeting space. This hotel is the perfect destination for family travel, corporate meetings, or an elegant wedding. Friendly staff and a warm chocolate chip cookie at check in make it feel like home. Please note: a valid credit card is required for nightly $75 deposit fee. ... more   less 
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