$101 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 29, 2015 Check-out: Aug 30, 2015

Hotel Elan

2 stars
View map of 1215 South First St., San Jose, CA 95110

Hotel Overview

Hotel-Elan-Hotel-Exterior
Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
13 reviews
Economical Pet-Friendly Motel

This is a motel, not a hotel. Economical: free parking, free wi-fi, and only $20/night additional... See full review

  • Ms LG
  • Aug 13, 2015
Great one night stay

The front desk lady was very welcoming, even when she was multi- tasking. She made me feel... See full review

  • margarita t.
  • Jul 13, 2015

With low rates, a slew of complimentary amenities -- including wireless Internet and daily continental breakfast -- and a location that's just one mile from downtown San Jose and the convention center, the Howard Johnson is an ideal choice for business travelers on a budget. Guests who are there to play, not work, enjoy easy access to the HP Pavilion and Children's Discovery Museum. No matter what the guests' daytime agenda, a soak in one of the Jacuzzi bathtubs (available in select rooms) is the perfect way to unwind.

Rooms

Howard Johnson Convention Center San Jose's guest rooms feature contemporary artwork, basic light-wood furnishings and colorful patterned textiles. In-room amenities range from work-friendly features such as a large writing desk, free high-speed Internet access and a multi-line phone with data port to home conveniences such as coffee-makers, TVs with expanded cable channels and pay-per-view movies, hair dryers and irons with ironing boards. Blackout drapes and queen- or king-size beds promise a restful night, while wake-up calls ensure guests don't oversleep. Four-legged friends are welcome, and pet beds are available, but a refundable security deposit is required. Select rooms offer Jacuzzi bathtubs.

Property features

An array of complimentary services are offered at the Howard Johnson Convention Center San Jose. Guests wake up to a deluxe continental breakfast with a variety of pastries and cereal, while coffee and fruit is offered in the lobby 24 hours a day. A national newspaper is offered free every weekday, and business travelers appreciate free incoming faxes, plus available copying, printing and outgoing faxing services. Valet dry cleaning can be arranged, and outdoor guest parking is free of charge.

Highlights
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Pet-friendly property (security deposit required)
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast
Nearby attractions
  • San Jose Convention Center (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Children's Discovery Museum (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Tech Museum of Innovation (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • HP Pavilion (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Santana Row (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Winchester Mystery House (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Santa Clara Convention Center (10.3 mi/16.6 km)
  • California's Great America (10.3 mi/16.6 km)
Business
  • Free incoming faxes, plus copying, printing and outgoing faxing services (fees apply)
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
Transportation
  • San Jose International Airport (5.8 mi/9.4 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (38.4 mi/61.8 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (39.4 mi/63.4 km)
  • Caltrain (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • VTA light rail (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • VTA bus stop (one block)

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Hotel Elan Rooms

Deluxe KING
The bedding option for this room include 1 King bed, with clock/radio, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, microwave oven, refrigerator, 27" TV with 75 channel cable TV and FREE HBO, 48inch work desk, electronic locks and voicemail.
Deluxe DOUBLE QUEEN
The bedding option for this room include 2 Double bed with clock/radio, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, microwave oven, refrigerator, 27" TV with 75 channel cable TV and FREE HBO, 48inch work desk, electronic locks and voicemail.
Deluxe QUEEN
The bedding option for this room include 1 Queen bed with clock/radio, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, microwave oven, refrigerator, 27" TV with 75 channel cable TV and FREE HBO, 48inch work desk, electronic locks and voicemail.
Deluxe KING/HOT TUB
King Room with Hot Tub

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
General
Pet friendly
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 0.8 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 0.8 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 0.9 mi
  • History Park: 1 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 1 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 1.1 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 1.2 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 1.2 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 1.2 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 1.4 mi
  • Willow Glen: 1.5 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 1.7 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 1.7 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 0.8 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 0.8 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 0.9 mi
  • History Park: 1 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 1 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 1.1 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 1.2 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 1.2 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 1.2 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 1.3 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 1.4 mi
  • Willow Glen: 1.5 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 1.7 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 1.7 mi
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail: 2.2 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 2.4 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 2.5 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 2.9 mi
  • Raging Waters: 3.7 mi
  • Winchester Mystery House: 4.1 mi
  • Alum Rock Park: 6.5 mi
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park: 9.3 mi

Dining

GORDON BIERCSH BREWERY
100 BEERS ON TAP GREAT FOR LUNCH OR DINNER
WENDYS BURGERS
FAST FOOD WALKING DISTANCE JUST ABOUT 100 YARDS
STRAITS-SANTANA ROW
FUSION CUISINE IN THE HEART OF SANTANA ROW
PF CHANGS
CHINESE WITH ELEGANT AMBIANCE
SPAGETTI FACTORY
ITALIAN PASTA VARIETIES
DENNY'S
FAMILY STYLE RESTAURANT WALKING DISTANCE 1/4 MILE

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 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 Hotel Elan

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 13
Amenities:
2.4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.2
Comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.6

40% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Elan

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
deborahlk
Business
Mahwah, nj
Sep 21, 2014

Not bad

I'm used to staying at the Marriott or similar hotels, but I couldn't get a room because everything was sold out in San Jose so I had to stay at the Hotel Elan. I wasn't in the room but just to sleep. It was clean, but as another review said this is a motel not a hotel. The front desk staff was very nice and the breakfast was pretty good. I was alone so didn't bother me but my husband would have never stayed here.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Mexican food place down the street towards the convention center in...can't remember name but it was in a green building was really good

Review of Hotel Elan

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
gottaloveit
Business
san diego, ca
Aug 29, 2014

average 2 star

The matress sloped toward the headboard so laying on the bed you would get a head rush. Bring your own pillows too. The light bulbs were all super bright and then it was all or nothing, totally dark or extremely bright.

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

Business

Review of Hotel Elan

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Frank and often earnest
Business
Lancaster, CA
Jul 18, 2014

Good value for average hotel.

Nothing really stands out about "Hotel Élan". The room was clean. It was a decent room for a one-night stay but I would not stay here to vacation in San Jose.

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

Business

Review of Hotel Elan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cowboydude
Business
Atwater, CA, USA
May 2, 2012

Great Value

The hotel is in the final stages of a modernization project. My room must have been redone recently, very nice. Clean, comfortable, close to downtown, great hotel especially at this price. I'd stay there again when back in the area.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

San Jose Tech Museum and the San Jose Convention Center...

Review of Hotel Elan

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dena76
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Apr 3, 2012

A great value for a one night stay...

This was the perfect stay for my business trip. The room was clean and comfortable. The location was PERFECT for my needs and very convenient. I would definitely stay here again for a one night business need.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Aqui's Restaurant - Great food! Great price and fast service. One of my favorites and not far. On Lincoln near Willow

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