$95 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Feb 1, 2015 Check-out: Feb 2, 2015

Arena Hotel

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

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

  • Michaela8139
  • Dec 8, 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 (216)

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 216
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
dancin duo
Business
central coast, california
Jul 27, 2009

crashpad

We chose this hotel for its location and price. And that's pretty much what we got. The jacuzzi that you "slip into" is better suited for a worn out athlete in the locker room. But it did work out for tired feet after walking about 6 blocks from downtown. I don't think I'll be pre-paying any more hotels, since this is the second time I've been given what seems to be leftover treatment.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bicycle race fan
Business
Atlanta, GA
May 21, 2013

An old style Hotel

This hotel is showing its age, in the styling of the lobby, rooms, decor, and in the worn out carpeting and general shabbiness of the furniture. It needs a fresh coat of paint in the hall ways, new carpets, updated bathroom facilities. There are small garden areas around the parking lot, within the hotel's entrance way. It is located along a vibrant and active part of town, close to several coffee shops, restaurants, and cross the street from the LGBT community center.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

There are lots of night life activities just a few blocks away.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Teluria
Business
Naylor, Georgia
May 16, 2013

Good, Clean Little Gem

If you want a clean room in a quiet motel , stay here. It is not fancy but the rooms are well-kept and are just enough for a brief stay.

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle
May 10, 2010

Excellant location, decent room

Came in for a Sharks game at the HP Pavilion so I decided to stay here based on location. Close to the arena and relatively inexpensive for the location. Room was unimpressive. The hotel wifi is unsecured. Not sure I'd recommend for an extended stay however. I was only there overnight.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location for the arena. Saved money by parking at the hotel and walking.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RamF
Business
San Jose, CA, USA
Apr 28, 2012

Nice comfortable room

Nice comfortable room with good two-person jacuzzi

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
T Prov
Business
Ft. Lauderdale
Jun 23, 2013

perfect hideaway

I just needed a place to get away for a few days. The staff was always super friendly & accommodating. The room was a good size and the hot tub was fantastic! The only thing thing I didn't like was the cleaning smell my room had. Kind of a Clorox smell but I forgot about it after awhile

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelCool
Business
San Jose, California
Jul 8, 2013

Fourth of July Relax Time

I very surprised to receive all that I got at the hotel for the price. It is a very nice value. The hotel is away from all of the hustle and noise. I like the layout of the entire hotel. For a couple or single person looking for a weekend getaway I would recommend this hotel. Very nice jacuzzi!

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

Business

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