$89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 17, 2015 Check-out: May 18, 2015

Arena Hotel

3 stars
View map of 817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
235 reviews
Concert at SAP Center

This hotel was awesome so close to everything in san jose me and my girlfriend loved it also the... See full review

  • Cesar R.
  • Apr 30, 2015
great trip

Staff was very nice and helpful finding somewhere close to eat for dinner. See full review

  • Anita B.
  • Mar 19, 2015
Affordable downtown San Jose hotel offers easy access to everything

Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, the Arena Hotel offers walkable access to the HP Pavilion, downtown offices and the San Jose Caltrain station. Guests appreciate the variety of nearby dining and transportation options whether they are there for a San Jose Sharks game or a business trip. Complimentary breakfast (daily) help guests fuel up for a long day of work or night of recreation, and Jacuzzi tubs in each room ease sore muscles afterward.

Highlights:
  • Free wireless Internet access in rooms and common areas
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Walking distance to HP Pavilion, downtown San Jose and Caltrain
Rooms:

The recently renovated rooms have traditional decor, including dark-wood furnishings and printed bedspreads in dark, muted colors. Guestrooms and suites are highlighted by amenities such as 27-inch color TVs, voicemail-enabled telephones, microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers and even kitchenettes in some rooms. Two-person Jacuzzi bathtubs and free wireless Internet access are nice bonuses.

Features:

Corporate travelers appreciate the on-site business center, which is open daily and includes a computer workstation with Internet access and a printer. (A fax machine and photocopier are available at the front desk.) Guests who don't like checking bags can take advantage of the same-day dry-cleaning service and an on-site laundry room (fees apply). Perhaps most appreciated, though, is the complimentary breakfast available weekdays and weekends. 

Transportation:
  • San Jose International Airport (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (36.5 mi/58.8 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (37.4 mi/60.3 km)
  • Caltrain (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • VTA light rail (.6 mi/1 km)
  • VTA bus stop (across the street)
Attractions:
  • HP Pavilion (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Tech Museum of Innovation (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • San Jose Convention Center (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Children's Discovery Museum (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Santana Row (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
  • Winchester Mystery House (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
  • California's Great America (7.3 mi/11.7 km)
  • Santa Clara Convention Center (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
Business:
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • On-site business center open daily
  • Indoor and outdoor seating areas to conduct interviews or hold small meetings

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Arena Hotel Rooms

DLX STE jacuzzi and sofa bed
DLX STE jacuzzi and sofa bed
DLX DBL Queen jacuzzi NS
DLX DBL Queen jacuzzi NS
KG DLX jacuzzi non-smoking
KG DLX jacuzzi non-smoking

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Wake-up service
Copy service
Parking
Free parking
Room
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Iron
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • HP Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.3 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 0.8 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.9 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.9 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.9 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 1.1 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 1.2 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.4 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 1.4 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.3 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 0.8 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.9 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.9 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.9 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 1.1 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 1.2 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.4 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 1.4 mi
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail: 1.7 mi
  • Willow Glen: 1.9 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 2.4 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 2.6 mi
  • Winchester Mystery House: 2.6 mi
  • History Park: 2.8 mi
  • Raging Waters: 5.1 mi
  • Alum Rock Park: 6.9 mi
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park: 10.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
235 out of 235
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cesar R.
Business
Pittsburg
Apr 30, 2015

Concert at SAP Center

This hotel was awesome so close to everything in san jose me and my girlfriend loved it also the hot tub was a huge plus.super close walking distance to sap center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Toby H.
Business
Reno
Apr 29, 2015

Great Place for SAP Center

We use this hotel a lot. Once a month during hockey season. Sometimes can be a bit on the pricey side, but you can't beat the location. The jacuzzi tub is a hit with the kiddo. If you use the body wash as bubble bath - you get A LOT of bubbles. The breakfast if pretty good and not just a continental breakfast. Staff is always super helpful and nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Theresa
Business
N/A
Apr 21, 2015

Arena Hotel

The hotel still needs some improvement. It looks like some rooms have been updated but others are in need. The staff was very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JRWReich
Business
Colorado Springs
Apr 6, 2015

Rates

Repeat visitor but with the recent increase in rates we will likely not be returning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anita B.
Business
taft
Mar 19, 2015

great trip

Staff was very nice and helpful finding somewhere close to eat for dinner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Patric da Partic
Business
N/A
Mar 14, 2015

Nice stay

The room was clean. The TV is old but the jacuzzi tub makes up for that. Enjoyed the fold out magnifying room and powder room mirror lights. The breakfast is a nice spread with the orange guava juice. Staff was very nice and greeting you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lori L.
Business
Albany
Mar 13, 2015

great location

Was looking for a place close to SAP for a Sharks game. 5 minute walk to SAP, 2 minutes to whole foods (which had a brewery on the 2nd floor) and 10 minutes to the J. Lohr tasting room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler15
Business
Mountain View
Mar 12, 2015

good value

Good value for the price. Clean room with breakfast included. Would definitely go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe Golf
Business
SAN RAMON
Feb 27, 2015

Super Value for SAP Events

This is a great deal for anyone coming into town for events at the SAP Center. Walkable, nice breakfast and very usable rooms with mico and small fridge. We use this all the time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mosum PA
Business
Beverly Hills
Feb 23, 2015

Relaxing family vacation

This hotel was a pleasant surprise for my short family trip to the Bay Area to visit friends. The room was more spacious than I thought, given it modest price and the bed was comfortable. The location is great as it is close to restaurants and amenities. There is literally a CVS store next store and a Whole Foods a few steps away. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again if I visit the area again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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