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The Mission Inn Santa Clara
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Santa Clara
Lewisville, Texas
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39 reviews
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“Great value, spacious, clean, quiet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a surprisingly good motel: it has been recently renovated and the rooms are quite spacious, clean and quiet. The location is great: right in the heart of Santa Clara. The free breakfast is convenient and has some decent choices as far as continental fate is concerned.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We returned to the Mission Inn, and found it even nicer than it was last year. The staff - especially Anna - were very helpful and friendly. The motel room was very clean and comfortable. Best of all is the location - very close to San Jose airport, and across the street from the Santa Clara campus, and near to nice restaurants and public transportation. We really enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Waconia, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Despite its proximity to the bustle of Santa Clara, this is one hotel I can get a good night's sleep in. It's not really close to the business district or convention center, but if you happen to have a rental car any way you can't go wrong with this property. I was happy with the service, the room cleanliness, and just the general present ability of the property. The breakfast was nothing huge, but the staff goes out of their way to be helpful and the price was decent.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

I went here because i was visiting my brother at Santa Clara University, along with some of my friends (I graduated last year). I usually stay at the Comfort Inn across the street, but they didn't have any rooms available. The Mission Inn is about a ten minute (or so) walk from campus. It isn't bad, but it was raining so it wasn't exactly close either. It's a motel set-up so the access to the rooms is from the outside.

The room was a lot better than I thought! Ya, it's not luxurious but what do you expect at this price range? There was also FREE internet (they'll charge you at five star hotels for the same service)....so I was impressed with that. It also was pretty quick. The room was pretty new and it was adequate. I wasn't a fan of the shampoo/body gel holders....seemed like something you'd see in a gym. They should just do the samples.

Or better yet, I'll just bring my own soap/shampoo if I go there again. But other than that, the room worked well. The heat worked fine (it was January, so pretty chilly out) and the TV was sizable with good sound & nice clarity. The bed was comfortable too.

I like the Comfort Inn better because it's closer but if that's full, this is where I'll stay. For the money, you get quite a bit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Tacoma, WA, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Look, this is not a top notch hotel. It's a low cost motel owned by Days Inn. Don't expect luxury. No pool, I don't think there was a fitness room. Expect a clean and fairly comfortable room at a reasonable price and you won't be disappointed. The bed was comfortable, even though the pillows were lumpy. The room was clean and quiet with a new TV. The only problem was that there was only 1 wash cloth. This was pretty much what I expected and would stay there again.
HOT TIP: I was there for a college visit at Santa Clara University. We flew into the San Jose Airport and took the VTA #10 FREE bus, that's right FREE bus, which dropped us off across the street from the hotel. The next day it took less than 15 minutes to walk to the Rec Center at SCU.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Selected the Mission Inn based on price and location to Santa Clara University. Room was very comfortable and nicely appointed, would stay there again. Only problem was I had requested a roll away bed and there was not one available.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Friendly front office staff checked us in and gave us code for free wireless Internet. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. No significant frills beyond the Internet (which we made use of) and the continental breakfast in the lobby (which we didn't), but a clean, comfortable, safe, convenient, reasonably priced stay for a night in the San Jose area. We had a second-floor room and got a bit of noise from passers-by on the walkway but otherwise had no disturbances. We heard from a local that this hotel (as well as a Candlewood Suites nearby) had recently changed ownership and were considered good places to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Mission Inn Santa Clara

Property: The Mission Inn Santa Clara
Address: 859 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050-3924 (Formerly Days Inn Santa Clara)
Location: United States > California > Santa Clara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Clara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Mission Inn Santa Clara 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience warm, comfortable surroundings and superior service at the The Mission Inn Santa Clara. Enjoy excellent hotel accommodations, contemporary amenities and an ideal location to the top attractions, universities and destinations in Santa Clara, San Jose, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, California. ... more   less 
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