$98 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 26, 2015 Check-out: Jul 27, 2015

Arena Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
246 reviews
Wonderful

Excellent customer service. Great buffet breakfast daily. See full review

  • Fergo
  • Jun 21, 2015
Concert at SAP Center

This hotel was awesome so close to everything in san jose me and my girlfriend loved it also the... See full review

  • Cesar R.
  • Apr 30, 2015

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.

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.

Property 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. 

Highlights
  • Free wireless Internet access in rooms and common areas
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Walking distance to HP Pavilion, downtown San Jose and Caltrain
Nearby 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
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)

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Arena Hotel Rooms

DLX STE jacuzzi and sofa bed
DLX STE jacuzzi and sofa bed
DLX DBL Queen jacuzzi NS
DLX DBL Queen jacuzzi NS
KG DLX jacuzzi non-smoking
KG DLX jacuzzi non-smoking

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Wake-up service
Copy service
Parking
Free parking
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.

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
46 out of 246
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4
Value:
4.2

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler15
Business
Mountain View
Mar 12, 2015

good value

Good value for the price. Clean room with breakfast included. Would definitely go back.

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Daniel Love
Business
From Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 14, 2014

Wonderful for business and leasure

Arena is a vintage hotel. Lots of wood accents, seemingly a step back in time. Seems cleaning went on about 18 hours each day. I could not have asked for a nicer suite. Plenty of room to both work and relax when the work was done. My suite had a kitchen with two burner stove, microwave, sink and nice hotel fridge. Housekeeping was superb, very nice housekeepers, quick with an extra blanket or more towels or even more coffee as needed. The morning breakfast buffet was first class. I have Not been to a better hotel breakfast buffet, with hot and cold selections. Nice coffee/tea selection, eggs, pancakes or French toast, potatoes, sausage, fruit, yoghurt , cereals of several kinds, toast, bagels you name it. Everything was fresh and really made a good start to the day. Wonderful Jacuzzis, ample bathroom, nice bedroom. Many windows which opened. My section was non smoking and no old or otherwise unpleasant odors. Very clean. This is my third trip to the Arena hotel and I will be returning next year.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

CVS across the street. Superb hand made chocolate shop directly across the street. Excellent pasta restaurant, Chinese restaurant, Starbucks, Subway sandwiches, Whole Foods all within a mile, usually much closer than a mile, easy walk to all.

Review of Arena Hotel

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.

Review of Arena Hotel

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

Review of Arena Hotel

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

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michelle the blogger
Business
Chicago, IL
Aug 10, 2014

Nice cute hotel, definitely older

The room was ready early, and the hotel is definitely older. There was no odd smell, and I loved the lounge area on the third floor to just hang out. Wifi worked great in my room, less so in the lobby. Breakfast was fine, though food may not leave the breakfast room, which was unique. Good value for the money!

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
redled
Business
Santiago, Chile
Jun 6, 2014

cheap option

I had a good overal experience. Is a cheap option in San Jose at a walking distance to the downtown

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aus Biz Traveler
Business
Austin TX
Jun 1, 2014

1st Time in San Jose

I had a quick business trip and was looking for value and location - the Arena hotel was it! Very nice staff and clean rooms, free parking, free breakfast, free WiFi - great value.

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jessmezzo
Business
Hillsborough, NJ
May 12, 2014

Dated, but elegant

This hotel has some good bones under some very dated skin. The furniture, decor and carpets are worn out and threadbare, but the service is friendly and helpful and the rooms are immaculately clean. There is a slight smell in the room that just happens inevitably with old furniture, I think, but it wasn't intrusively bad. The main spaces in the hotel were obviously once quite elegant. For the price, I would definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try out Bluefin across the street if you enjoy sushi and sake. It is truly wonderful.

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
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.

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