$110 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 19, 2014 Check-out: Jul 21, 2014

Arena Hotel

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

Check in was easy. The staff was very helpful Room was clean. Very quiet stay. Breakfast was very... See full review

  • Annie Mae
  • Jun 12, 2014
Love Jetted tub

The jetted tube was the best way to relax. I really enjoyed it. Beds are nice and comfy too. See full review

  • Super relaxed AJ
  • Mar 10, 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

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

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Hotel Map

37.3324 -121.9062
Nearby airports
(OAK), 37.00, MI; (SFO), 36.00, MI; (SJC), 4.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown

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 (299)

Ratings and reviews for Arena Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
83 out of 299
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Annie Mae
california
Jun 12, 2014

Great stay

Check in was easy. The staff was very helpful Room was clean. Very quiet stay. Breakfast was very good and FREE! I plan on staying there again.

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

3
5.01.0
leaf sharks fan
San Jose
Mar 18, 2014

Good helpful stay

The staff were very friendly and helpful in assisting me on getting around. Offered to print maps and directions. Always smiling. Enjoyed our stay

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Avgs
Los Angeles
Aug 5, 2013

A good bargain.

Clean and comfortable rooms. The room was spacious enough for myself, wife and daughter. It was close enough to the highways and had plenty of places to sight see around. We had a problem with the AC and they sent someone right away to fix it.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Travelinggrandma
Texas
Aug 5, 2013

Wow!!!

Great neighborhood!!! Close to everything!!! Super nice and clean rooms!! It was perfect!!!!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
snackcakes
Windsor, CA
Jul 18, 2013

ok in San Jose

Hotel has great potential, good location, big rooms, just could do with an uplift. Was in a safe location, breakfast was ok......good that there was cereal, yogurt hard boiled eggs, cause there was only canned fruit and then eggs, bacon, pancakes that were all premade....it was fine.

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

free parking, could walk to the pavilion, breakfast was provided....

Review of Arena Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
General T
San Jose Cal.
Apr 30, 2013

Arena hotel stay

Nice large bldg (3) stories, Pretty Landscaping, Could use upgrade on hallway carpeting. Overall stay good. Nice jacuzzi in room. Breakfast good. Convenient pharmacy right next door. Pretty old town area. Would stay again. Thx.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark Viviano
San Jose, California
Apr 1, 2013

Car Rental

The trip was overall good, however I wasn't allowed to rent a car because I don't have a driver's license. The worker at the car rental place said I could get my money back. I would like to have an update on that. -Mark

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
IFYTFYR
Reno, Nevada
Feb 25, 2013

Convenient Location

The hotel is located a half mile from the HP Arena, and a mile from the Convention Center...which was great. The decor is outdated, and the rooms could use a little work, but things were clean. Our room was on the second floor and we did have some heavy footed people above us on the third floor. Not a bad place for the price we paid, about $100 a night for Friday and Saturday.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pink mom
San Jose, CA
Feb 21, 2013

Nice location

Short walking distance to the HP Pavilion. Clean rooms and breakfast area. Pleasant staff and secured parking area. Would stay again at this hotel.

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

To the HP Pavilion.

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