This hotel is nice for business trips within the Santa Clara region of Silicon Valley. We were there to attend a conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the convention center, as well as to and from the airport. There are probably other places they will take you as well, one morning we rode with a guy they dropped off at the Yahoo building.
You get three drink tickets each night, which is a nice perk. You also get a free cooked-to-order breakfast with a breakfast bar. We dined for dinner there one night. It was ok, better than average hotel food, but nothing to write home about.
Some of the staff was great, some could be a little more friendly. There was one male front desk worker/shuttle driver who, quite frankly, was kind of rude. Most others were great.
There is free wifi in the common areas but not in the rooms. The business center is nice for checking email and has 2 computers with internet access. I noticed a significant slowdown in the internet service in the evening hours. I will say it smells bad - note to management: Change that air freshener! The best I can describe it is "traveling salesman with too much cologne". (Why does a room that small need an air freshener anyway?)
The bed was super comfortable, the housekeeping did a great job and everything was very clean. It's nice having large flat panel TVs in the bedroom and the living area. There is a refrigerator and microwave, as well as a coffee maker in the room.
All in all, the price was very affordable in this area compared to the hotels at the convention center - for a short ride in the morning/evening, you can save big bucks by skipping the Hyatt or the Hilton that are recommended for convention center attendees. There is not much nightlife, but I would imagine most people staying here are on business, not vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Plaza Suites Hotel Silicon Valley at Santa Clara offers travelers and locals alike an address central to all that Silicon Valley has to offer. A boutique hotel experience unlike any other, guests enjoy luxurious two-room suites, complimentary daily rituals of our at Dawn Breakfast Experience and at Dusk Evening Adult Beverages. A large outdoor pool in our lush garden courtyard complete with a spacious hot tub as well as many in-suite amenities make for an extraordinary hotel stay. Just a few moments to Great America Theme Park, Levis Stadium and a seemingly endless list of Silicon Valleys biggest tech industry titans makes our address a smart choice for both work and play. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Plaza Hotel Santa Clara
- Plaza Hotel Santa Clara