$95 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

Arena Hotel

3 stars
817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
202 reviews
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
going back

nice place to stay near downtown, kitchen and tub nice for family See full review

  • Will have fun
  • Jul 25, 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 (202)

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
62 out of 202
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cindy70
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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.

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Spallone
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
joelvtran
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GlobeTrotter22
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Apr 22, 2014

Just what we were looking for

In town for two nights to see a hockey game, which was great, and also had a good time walking around the city during the day. Slice of NY Pizza is extremely good and just a short drive, and everything else you'd need is just a short walk or drive as well, including a CVS directly next to the hotel. Would definitely come back!

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

Slice of NY Pizza, SO GOOD!

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joe Golf
San Ramon, CA
Mar 11, 2014

Perfect spot for SAP Center Events

This hotel is the perfect spot if you are coming in from out of town for an event at the SAP Center (Former HP Pavillion). It is walking distance from the arena and the downtown area for shopping and dining. The room was generously sized with lot's of in room amenities such as a small refridgerator, coffee maker & coffee, paper plates, napkins and plastic ware for in-room dining or leftovers from dinner out. There is free Wi-Fi and included breakfast buffet in the morning with a good selection of hot and cold items. Great value.

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

Book early for best rates and if you have a family with small children think about snacks and food for eating in the room before or after that Sharks game.

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bing2387
San Jose California
Jan 29, 2014

Sharks game getaway

Good value, doesn't have all the bells and whistles.

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

Go to Santana row

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr. Dribb
Antioch, Ca.
Dec 23, 2013

Only One Complaint

Our overall experience ar Arena Hotel was fairly pleasant. It's only about a 10 min ride to Santana Row which is where our dinner party was situated. Staffing was excellent! Everything I had asked for iver the phone was granted and the I was even remembered once I gave my name. My only complaint was the pillows. They were short and much too firm for my personal sleep needs. My wife slept like a "baby after feeding time", so it's just a matter of preference.

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

Santana Row - shopping, entertainment and dining. Check Maggiano's Italian Restaurant.

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rhoda167
Madison, WI
Nov 12, 2013

Good Value

I got a very good rate on this hotel and I was very impressed with the appearance of the main exterior and the lobby. The rooms could use a facelift, but I was very impressed with the service of the night manager and the cleanliness of the rooms. It's very close to the SAP Center (a short walk).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Metalicitem
Petaluma, ca
Nov 4, 2013

Best Place to Stay for any SAP Center Event

Great location, spacious room, awesome jacuzzi tub, comfortable bed, and great looking hotel.

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

SAP Center, Downtown a little walk, great restaurants near by. Check out the Farmers Union. GO SHARKS!

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SusieBoozie
Burbank, CA
Aug 16, 2013

Perfect location for anything

My boyfriend and I went for a short vacation in order to see the Winchester Mansion and Alcatraz. It's location is awesome. Right next to downtown with lots of eateries and plenty of site seeing within walking distance. Even if you have to drive it is a short drive and freeways are close to hotel. Bring a GPS though. Staff is the friendliest. Room was standard. Nice big king bed, maid service, etc.TV was old school and had horrible reception, but who goes on vacation to watch tv anyway. Perk is there is a big two person jacuzzi tub which made the end of a long day of walking around nice. And a handy dandy CVS next door if you don't trust the tub, bleach by the gallon is around the corner!

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

The cathedral is beautiful only a .5 mile walk!

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