$99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 3, 2014 Check-out: Oct 4, 2014

Arena Hotel

3 stars
817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
199 reviews
Fantastic hotel like always

Is very good hotel clean, big room, nice jacuzzi ease check in and good breakfast, location ok,... See full review

  • Temoc
  • Sep 15, 2014
Convenient for area college visits

Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Complimentary breakfast was great. Room was quiet and... See full review

  • Srs 2019
  • Aug 2, 2014
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

Hotel Map

37.3324 -121.9062
Nearby airports
(OAK), 37.00, MI; (SFO), 36.00, MI; (SJC), 4.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown

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Arena Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Double Queen with jacuzzi
Deluxe Room-Double Queen-Jacuzzi-Non Smoking
Deluxe Suite with jacuzzi and so
Deluxe Suite with jacuzzi and sofa bed
King Deluxe with jacuzzi non-smo
King Deluxe with jacuzzi non-smoking

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Wake-up service
FAX
Copy service
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
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.

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Guest Reviews (199)

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
199 out of 199
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kate Travel with Family
St Paul, MN
Jul 22, 2012

Family trip - HP Pavilion

Superior large rooms with jacuzzi. Very clean. Awesome hot buffet breakfast. Only a few minutes walk to the game at HP Pavilion and a few minutes drive to the airport. Much better experience than anything else in the same price range in San Jose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

HP Pavilion - only a few minutes walk.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Miss BB
Sacramento, CA, USA
Nov 5, 2012

a little gem

while this place appears to be very common, it's really quite convenient and clean. The beds were very comfortable and the room was simple, but nice. The stay included a free full breakfast which was a pleasant suprise. It's a a short drive from downtown and in a cute little areas with it's own history and a sushi place, good coffee shop, and some art studios within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take a cab downtown or public transportaton. It's also a nice little walk if you're heading out, but I recommend a cab for coming back.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Adventure is the game
Folsom
Oct 4, 2012

location good for Arena

The hotel itself was average and the staff was very friendly. The downside is that, upon walking to the hotel from the parking lot, there were people sitting outside at the picnic tables with a case of beer and not using the best language. The air conditioner was extremely loud and to hear the tv, you would have made it uncomfortable for the other guests, so we just turned it off. The upstairs guests were running and jumping till after 2am.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MikeChi
Business
Chicago, IL
Aug 30, 2012

Good Value

Good Value for the area. My stay was quiet and I thought the staff all did their jobs well. The rooms are a bit dated but acceptable. I feel like the carpet in the hallways needs to be replaced. It would make the hotel seem much nicer. Also, my room could have smelled a little more fresh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DiverMom3
Binghamton, NY
Aug 30, 2012

Surprising find in San Jose!

The Arena Hotel was comfortable, clean, friendly, convenient and affordable! I would definitely stay here again! It is convenient to the airport and businesses nearby. It was clean and affordable and provided a very nice breakfast. We arrived at the airport tired and ready for our hotel room and was surprised to find how nice this was! We traveled to San Francisco while we were staying here and it was about an hours drive. We went to the Farmers Market on Friday morning. It couldn't have been better. I would recommend this to everyone!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The cozy outdoor market takes place each Friday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. along a charming block of San Pedro Street between Santa Clara and St. John streets.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lady Kay kay
Redding, ca
Aug 14, 2012

Convenient

The staff was really friendly when it came to checking in. Our room was clean, the jacuzzi tub was nice, and the location was really convenient. We had no issues with noise or the cleanliness of the room. The only thing that was annoying was that they didn't allow you to take food from the breakfast buffet back to your room. Other than that I was completely satisfied especially for the price. I would definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Budmobile
Brentwood, Ca.
Aug 9, 2012

Overnighter

We go to alot of concerts in San Jose, and we usually stay at the Arena Hotel. It is within easy walking distance to HP Pavilion, and to a few good restaurants. Easy to get to, and always friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
baby angel
novato, ca
Aug 9, 2012

concert getaway

This is the second time I have stayed at the Arena Hotel to attened a concert at the HP Pavillion and the location could not be any better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

3 blocks west of the hotel you will find a cafe called Roseallindas that makes the best sandwiches

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
elainelucille
Templeton, California
Aug 9, 2012

Pavilion Proximity

This hotel is within walking distance of the HP Pavilion. It has off street parking for guests. Free breakfast is awesome! Rooms are clean and not huge but big enough for two not to get in each other's way! Staff is very friendly. Have stayed here before and will stay again if the occasion arises.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Be sure to "stay for breakfast"!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kate Travel with Family
St Paul, MN
Jul 22, 2012

Family trip - HP Pavilion

Superior large rooms with jacuzzi. Very clean. Awesome hot buffet breakfast. Only a few minutes walk to the game at HP Pavilion and a few minutes drive to the airport. Much better experience than anything else in the same price range in San Jose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

HP Pavilion - only a few minutes walk.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Tony the Tiger
San Francisco
Jun 12, 2012

Would like to see this place renovated

I stayed only one night and am glad I did. The room smelled like cigarette smoke and permeated the place. Bought air freshener from drug store next door and it didn't help. It was awful. Will not stay there again. The parking was good and free the only other good thing was the breakfast it was good too and free. They management has to do something about the ratty furniture (I wouldn't chance sitting on the sofa) It did have a cool Jacuzzi in the bathroom. My room was very big too. Too bad it really needed a facelift. (Did have 3 HBO channels not mentioned in the amenities section)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pasta Pomodoro's is a great place with outdoor seating. There is a Chipolte Mexican Grill & Cafe Rosalina located up the street 1077 The Alameda, San Jose (Good food and best coffee)

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