$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

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
75 out of 246
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elise M.
Business
Modesto
Jun 25, 2015

Date night at sharks game

Short walk to sharks arena . Good deal, a little old looking but it was in a great location.

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boss
Business
N/A
May 5, 2015

Very relaxing get away

Went to the hotel for my wife's birthday. Our stay was very relaxing. We will do it again real soon.

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cesar R.
Business
Pittsburg
Apr 30, 2015

Concert at SAP Center

This hotel was awesome so close to everything in san jose me and my girlfriend loved it also the hot tub was a huge plus.super close walking distance to sap center.

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Theresa
Business
N/A
Apr 21, 2015

Arena Hotel

The hotel still needs some improvement. It looks like some rooms have been updated but others are in need. The staff was very nice.

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JRWReich
Business
Colorado Springs
Apr 6, 2015

Rates

Repeat visitor but with the recent increase in rates we will likely not be returning.

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lori L.
Business
Albany
Mar 13, 2015

great location

Was looking for a place close to SAP for a Sharks game. 5 minute walk to SAP, 2 minutes to whole foods (which had a brewery on the 2nd floor) and 10 minutes to the J. Lohr tasting room.

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dmomma
Business
Modesto
Feb 12, 2015

Nice!

This hotel is so cool looking, it's got an older feel to it. Very spacious room, I liked the parking and the staff was nice. Great location! It's walking distance from a brand new Whole Foods, chipotle, and a cute little cafe.

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jesus G.
Business
Florence
Jan 15, 2015

Concert Trip

Hotel is from walking distance to SAP Center! would recommend for anyone that needs to stay close

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

Business

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe Golf
Business
San Ramon, CA
Nov 20, 2014

Great for SAP Center Events

This place is really walkable to the SAP Center and downtown San Jose, making it really convienient, and it includes parking and a buffet breakfast in the morning. Rooms are nothing fancy, but do have jaccuzzi bath tubs so bring some salts or bubble bath. Also very kid friendly with microwave and fridge for any leftovers or special foods.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

book early before an event to save on this location.

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
desertgirl
Business
Sparks, NV, USA
Oct 7, 2014

Close to SAP Center - Perfect!

My husband and I were looking for a hotel close to the SAP Center to attend a concert. The reviews for the Arena Hotel were good, so we decided to try it. The hotel is in a nice area, within walking distance to the SAP Center and restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful - providing a list of restaurants that were close by. The room was somewhat dated, but it was quiet, clean and comfortable. They had a continental breakfast in the morning, which was adequate. Cereal, muffins & bread, eggs, pancakes, potatoes and bacon. All in all, I would stay here again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

If you want to eat at Henry's Hi-Life before a concert - go early!! It gets packed! But well worth it.

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