$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

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
202 out of 202
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Arena Hotel

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.

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

3
5.01.0
Intern mom
Ohio
Aug 10, 2014

Visiting our intern son

Cute older hotel. Stayed 3 nights here. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet and very easy to access, but If you are picky, don't stay here. The carpet in the hallway desperately needs replaced and the bathrooms are quite dated. The huge jacuzzi tub was a nice feature, as was the mini fridge/ freezer and microwave. Breakfast was average. Not a huge selection, but there is a soda fountain, which I appreciate. CVS next door is convenient. Safe neighborhood and convenient parking.

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

Psycho donuts was interesting downtown San Jose.

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J Locz
Salinas, CA
Jan 28, 2014

Great Quick Romantic Getaway

My girlfriend and I loved our room. Especially the jucuzzi.

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

Good complimentary breakfast

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bewa
San Jose, California
Mar 23, 2014

Convenient and decent

Great place for an easy walk to and from the SAP center

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Business Traveler from Cleveland
Concord, OH
Apr 15, 2014

Great place for the price

This will be my spot when I come to San Jose.I like this place. It's like a throw back to the seventies or eighties but in a good way. They don't have the disposable type of furniture, carpet and fixtures like most hotels have now. The hotel staff was super helpful too. All i had was a hundred, and the night clerk was happy to make change so i could get some water from the vending machine. If more places were like this, i would rarely stay at the chain hotels. Decent price too. The continental breakfast was the only disappointment in my stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Misz. Nisha
San jose
Apr 19, 2014

Family getaway

I liked the location close to stores and place to eat. The room was nice as will. I would have liked a room that was more up dated. The door was open to one room and it had hard wood flooring so I would have love to have the hard wood floor in my room. All in all the hotel was nice.

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

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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room 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.

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Shelbyville, IN
Sep 20, 2009

Short Stay in San Jose

Our trip was taken to see the 'Pink' concert at the HP Pavilion and to visit San Francisco. This hotel was perfectly located 2 blocks from the concert venue. Since we had not planned on renting a car, it was very convenient to walk another block to the train station for the San Francisco day trip. There was also a bus stop just down from the hotel that allowed us to visit a huge shopping mall. The buffet lunch and dinner at the hotel was very good. Our rooms were clean and cool. I would visit again.

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

There are no close restaurants within walking distance that are open late through the week.

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