$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

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

4
5.01.0
Cindy70
Business
Monterey, CA
Jul 3, 2014

Good choice for attending concerts at SAP

Hotel is easy walking distance to SAP. Hotel is average and older, but rooms are large and comfortable. Our basic room had a whirlpool tub with shower, a coffee maker, a microwave, and a wall mounted magnifying mirror. Breakfast was tasty but in the last hour the food goes quickly when hotel is busy.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is a very short walk to SAP for the concerts and events there. The closer to the event that the reservation is made, the more the room will cost.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Will have fun
Business
San Jose, CA
Jun 26, 2014

Family Fun

Nice place to stay when visiting muesems in downtown SJ!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Spallone
Business
Incline Village, Nevada
Jun 25, 2014

A verage

Given that it was a last minute reservation, it was ok. The grounds, setting, entry, and lobby were nice, but the rooms need some help.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Annie Mae
Business
california
Jun 12, 2014

Great stay

Check in was easy. The staff was very helpful Room was clean. Very quiet stay. Breakfast was very good and FREE! I plan on staying there again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
redled
Business
Santiago, Chile
Jun 6, 2014

cheap option

I had a good overal experience. Is a cheap option in San Jose at a walking distance to the downtown

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joser B Williams
Business
Chico, California
Jun 3, 2014

Great stay

I was completely overwhelmed by my experience at this hotel. First of all, it was very well kept and was very inviting. The employees were very friendly. The rooms were spectacular, the beds comfortable, and had a great complimentary breakfast. A great stay overall, and will be on the top of my list of hotels next time I'm in the area. Thank you so much for a great stay.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aus Biz Traveler
Business
Austin TX
Jun 1, 2014

1st Time in San Jose

I had a quick business trip and was looking for value and location - the Arena hotel was it! Very nice staff and clean rooms, free parking, free breakfast, free WiFi - great value.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
joelvtran
Business
houston, texas
May 13, 2014

san jose short visit

it is great that it has zacuzzi tub inside each room, old carpets but clean, easy access to san jose attractions, within 15 minutes of driving everywhere

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

Business

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jessmezzo
Business
Hillsborough, NJ
May 12, 2014

Dated, but elegant

This hotel has some good bones under some very dated skin. The furniture, decor and carpets are worn out and threadbare, but the service is friendly and helpful and the rooms are immaculately clean. There is a slight smell in the room that just happens inevitably with old furniture, I think, but it wasn't intrusively bad. The main spaces in the hotel were obviously once quite elegant. For the price, I would definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try out Bluefin across the street if you enjoy sushi and sake. It is truly wonderful.

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brandofiji
Business
California
Apr 28, 2014

In San Jose for training

This hotel was just a 15min drive from our training. Jacuzzi tubs were a definite plus. Would stay there again. We worth paying a little more to avoid Motel 6.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out Blue Fin Sushi across the street. Try the snow crab with macadamia nut roll.

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