$79 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 26, 2014 Check-out: Dec 29, 2014

Arena Hotel

3 stars
817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
211 reviews
Great!

great location, clean, convenient to downtown as well as airport See full review

  • Michaela8139
  • Dec 8, 2014
Great Hotel

Great Hotel, Great room and Service. Really nice for the price I paid. See full review

  • Goldie locks
  • Dec 1, 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

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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 (211)

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
211 out of 211
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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newman, CA
Dec 7, 2010

nice place

We stayed at the place while at a concert at the HP Pavilion. It is at a very good location, since we were able to walk to the pavilion (only about a block and a half away).The hotel was pretty nice. Okay place to stay at. Everything was okay, but a female receptionist that was there when we checked in, was really rude. Not the type of person to have working at a place where customer service should be a priority. The other guy receptionist was pretty friendly. The best part was that my boyfriend proposed while getting ready for the concert =)

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

walking distance to the hp pavilion

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jul 15, 2011

Light sleepers beware

We used this as a place to spend the night in between a late birthday party and an early trip to Monterey. The lobby personnel were very friendly, and the lobby had a nice decor and was clean. However, if you're a light sleeper, the hotel sits near Hwy. 280 and a street that enters/exits Hwy. 280. We also heard an airplane at night and because the walls are so thin, various guests speaking very loudly in the hallway and letting their doors slam past 10 p.m. If you're a heavy sleeper, you may not mind, and if not, perhaps going to sleep with headphones/music or ear plugs may help.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is a mall-area nearby with a cinema, and there is also the Elephant Bar, which in itself was nice with friendly servers.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
May 8, 2011

Arena Hotel in San Jose, CA

Very Good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Good Location.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Clai
Business
Boston, MA
Jan 4, 2011

Great location, good price.

My boyfriend and I were watching Jay Chou's concert last friday, so we chose to stay in the hotel which is just one block from the HP Pavilion. Pros: It takes you only five minutes walking to the pavilion. $90 for one night is good. They provide free parking, but the spot is limited. They also provide breakfast from 7:30am-10:30am, but when we go downstairs at 10:20, there is no food anymore, so please make sure you get up earlier. Staffs are so friendly. Cons: The room is too old, and the quality of the toliet tissue is bad. All in all, it's a nice place to stay in short period.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2, 2011

One night stay 01/01/11 -01/02/11

Front desk staff was friendly, and check me in pretty easily. Location was centralized and very close to the airport. The hotel is a little dated and doesn't have that modern feel to it like other hotels. Price was decent. Very few people coming in and out of the place on the night I stayed. I think next time I would pay an extra 25 more to stay at a 4 star hotel that is nearby this place.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

If you don't mind dated furniture and bedding, this place really isn't too bad for its location and price. This is a good spot for a budget traveler who just needs a place to sleep.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
vancouver olympic friend
Business
san francisco
Dec 30, 2010

arena hotel

The rooms are very big; didn't use the jacuzzi, they didn't have a remote for the tv and never did find one that worked. The room was a little dirty as well. The breakfast buffet was good, almost forgot.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

great location for the sharks game

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
rancho cordova
Apr 27, 2009

good price/location. clean friendly

great. have been there more than once and would stay there again

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

Business

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Olivia
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Aug 18, 2011

Good place

The hotel is very nice, very convenient and well located to a concert in hp pavilion and close to caltrain station. It also has a good internet and very relaxing jacuzzi. Breakfast is ok, but it could improve.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a mexican restaurant very close, with a huge "bowl" for a healthy and refreshing lunch

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
san luis obispo, ca
Mar 27, 2010

Good value

We've stayed here a couple of times while attending events at the HP Pavilion. Rooms are clean, but old and kind of dark. The continental breakfast is decent. There really isn't a "dinner" despite what they advertise. Some nights they have hot dogs, some nights they have chips and salsa, some nights they have nothing. There is a nice Japanese sushi place and Chipoltle grill less than a block up the street, though. There is also a CVS pharmacy right next door...good place to get some cold beer to drink in the jacuzzi tub! Most rooms have a bottle opener attached to the bathroom vanity.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

If you're in town to see an event at the HP Pavilion, there really isn't a better place to stay.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, ca
Jan 12, 2011

Nice place for an overnight stay.

Check in was fast and easy. The tv in the room was older than me and no pay per view options. The room was larger than most other places I have stayed and clean. Overall if you want a nice place to stay after concert or sharks game, this place is a great value.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Walking distance to the arena.

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