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Mariani's Inn
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Santa Clara
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Pictures say a thousand words "Here are potos of our room. I'm not sure what room the other pictures posted came from but the room we stayed in was gross. No microwave and no hair dryer as it said there was one. Ever since the owner passed away the hotel has done down hill. Either remodel it or bulldoze it!!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We booked two rooms for a three night stay here. I had read some of the reviews and thought I'd try a stay, inspite of rather low to average marks. The low marks given are being kind. Dirty walkways outside the rooms, which appear to have month-to-month lodger's B-B-Q's and furniture set up in front. Parking in the cul de sac lot was difficult to get in and out of. The front sliding windows were not capable of being secured, as one latch was broken off and the other window was installed backwards. Management stated that the short wooden dowling in the window track was their method of security. Rooms were stuck in the early 1970's and smelled. We stayed all of about 30 minutes or the time it took to book another hotel. It's sad the Mariani name, with it's historic place in Santa Clara, is attached to this caliber of a hotel.

Room Tip: Avoid Staying Here, Sad To Say
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Staying here for 4 nights while traveling in San Jose and Santa Clara. Old and season hotel. My room doesn't have a good wifi reception, so I complain and the receptionist gave me a LAN cable, which is not useful for my other gadgets.

The room have fridge - a very noisy one, which I have to switch it off. Coffee maker. TV. No microwave in the room even though they said it is available in the room. Need to go to the centralized kitchen.

Very basic breakfast - continental.

Overall - staff is responsive. Room is clean and tidy. Free shuttle to airport.

Location : middle of nowhere.

Room Tip: Ground floor room will be noisy with the creaking sound coming from the upper floor. Internet connec...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place has been around for awhile and is showing signs of wear, but it was clean, it's centrally located and the price was reasonable. The staff was cheerful and willing to please and that was refreshing. I would recommend this to someone who wasn't too particular about "new" and who could appreciate the history and character of a place that has some age.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

The hotel is showing its age, but I felt that gave it character. The staff was very accommodating, and cheerfully provided everything we asked for (and we asked for a lot - extra towels, pillows, hair dryer, iron), plus the coffee was plentiful. Loved the pool and jacuzzi and the flowering-vine-covered balconies.

Room Tip: We asked to be next door to family we were traveling with, and they accommodated us, and we still ha...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Booke this hotel because we had an overnight layover, website advertised an airport shuttle. We landed and called at 9:14 pm for the shuttle and were informed that the shuttle stopped at 9 (nothing on the website about limited hours for the shuttle) ended up taking a $25 dollar cab fare to get to hotel. Didn't argue with the desk clerk, not his fault the website lied. Rooms were okay, dated and small. Free breakfast was good, shuttle in the morning to the airport was good.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

As the other reviews have said, it looks good from the street but don't be fooled. This place needs a serious updating. It is low priced but it attracts that kind of clientel. The pillows were about 2 inches thick, not good. The beds were hard and need replacing. Walls had cracks in them. I think the lanolium was the same I used in a kithen in the 80's. It was clean thank goodness. Would not go back no matter how cheap.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mariani's Inn

Address: 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-3098
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Location: United States > California > Santa Clara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Santa Clara
Price Range: $106 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mariani's Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our history began when Jack Mariani settled in Santa Clara in 1907. After farming his orchards for many years, he was inspired to pull out five acres of prune trees and create the Inn and Restaurant. Ever since, our guests have experienced lodging and dining of the highest caliber in a relaxing, homelike atmosphere. You're sure to enjoy your stay, because we operate the way Jack Mariani designed it - as a family place! ... more   less 
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