$99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 8, 2015 Check-out: Mar 9, 2015

Arena Hotel

3 stars
View map of 817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
221 reviews
Great Hotel

we stayed here to attend a concert at the SAP arena. great location from walking distance. only... See full review

  • Jesus G.
  • Feb 9, 2015
Homeless Nding A Nice Place To Be 4 Xmas

Very beautiful place to be. I feel very blessed to be here. See full review

  • Tia.904
  • Jan 15, 2015
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:
03:00 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 (221)

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
221 out of 221
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rocklin, CA.
Mar 28, 2010

Arena Hotel

We stayed here because we had Shark's tickets and it was within walking distance of HP Pavillion. The hotel was clean but rooms are very dated (1980's). The jets in the in room hot tub did not work and when we tried to call the front desk, no one answered. They have a free morning breakfast that was pretty good (hot eggs, sausage and pancakes, etc)and more than you would expect considering it comes with the room.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Good deal for those going to a Shark's game from out of town who are looking for a cheap hotel. Don't expect elegence, but it is clean.

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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

3
5.01.0
Intern mom
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Psycho donuts was interesting downtown San Jose.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ktpaul
Business
San Jose
Aug 27, 2014

Not that clean/new

It was okay, but expensive for what you get. Breakfast was good, but otherwise, the walls are super thin, carpets are old/musty. The bed was good too, clean sheets/towels daily. Parking is free and convenient.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

I think there are newer renovated rooms?

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
El Super Dad
Business
Chico, Ca
Aug 25, 2014

Great place for quick getaway

Older hotel but very clean and in quiet area. Rooms were clean and spacious. Only complaint would be, noisy a/c.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bowbow
Business
oregon
Sep 22, 2014

reasonably priced hotel

The hotel was well priced and looks great from the outside. The only 2 reservations I had, was that the area was a little seedy and since there are smoking rooms, our non-smoking room smelled of smoke. The staff were friendly, I think this would be a good place if they made it non smoking.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dave Traveling for Work
Business
Illinois
Oct 3, 2014

Quick Business Trip

The hotel was convenient and available. It honestly would not have been my first choice but there was little availability. Nonetheless it exceeded my expectations. The staff was great and the room was clean but somewhat run down.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Business travelerZ
Business
Southern California
Oct 6, 2014

Overnight stay for business

I chose this hotel based upon its location to my business meeting, which was perfect. The price was a little high for the condition of the hotel. They've made some upgrades over time, but it seems like they only improve one area and not another. For instance my bathroom floor and tub were upgraded, but the walls needed to be painted and the counter/cabinets were really outdated. The carpet upstairs badly needs replacing, but the lobby is nicely updated. Overall not a bad place to stay, just pricey for the condition of the hotel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
penstarr
Business
California, USA
Oct 22, 2014

good value

nothing particularly special about this hotel except that it is very conveniently located to some good restaurants, and show venues. service, cleanliness, and amenities were very average. it's a very decent place to stay for a good price.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

across the street is a good sushi restaurant.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nhuong n.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

the breakfast

the breakfast has no quality, and below everage I did not want to return the next day breakfast because of serving the same thing

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

Business

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