$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 13, 2014 Check-out: Sep 14, 2014

Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

2 stars
455 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
65 reviews
good location

i enjoyed the pool the sauna room though i did find A weird looking bug on my bed See full review

  • Stephanie the Sire
  • Aug 2, 2014
great customer service

Enjoyed my stay. The room was clean. The front desk was very nice and helpful about where to eat... See full review

  • Mar760
  • Jul 10, 2014
Affordable accommodations within walking distance of downtown San Jose
The Ramada Limited is centrally located in the midst of downtown San Jose, conveniently within walking distance of the convention center, as well as San Jose State University and several museums. On-site property features include a free daily breakfast, a well-equipped fitness room, business services and an outdoor pool. Ideally suited for extended stays, the spacious guest rooms also include kitchen appliances.
Highlights:
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet
  • Free continental breakfast offered daily
  • Public-use computer station in the lobby
Rooms:

Traditional-style furnishings and neutral colors accent the Ramada Limited San Jose Convention Center's spacious guest rooms, which are outfitted with queen-size beds. Kitchen appliances, such as coffee-makers, microwaves and compact refrigerators, are in each room, along with other household conveniences such as irons and ironing boards, cable-equipped TVs with free HBO and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Features:

In addition to the free continental breakfast offered daily in the lobby's breakfast room, the Ramada Limited San Jose Convention Center also provides several recreational facilities. A fitness center equipped with a treadmill, exercise bike, cross trainer and weight bench is available free of charge. High-speed Internet access is available in rooms and on the lobby computer, and faxing, printing and photocopying services are available (fees may apply). An outdoor pool, open seasonally, provides the perfect spot to cool off or exercise. Outdoor parking is free as well.

Transportation:
  • San Jose International Airport (5.2 mi/8.3 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (37.3 mi/60 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (39.3 mi/63.3 km)
  • Caltrain (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • VTA light rail (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • VTA bus stop (one block)
Attractions:
  • San Jose Convention Center (one block)
  • St. Joseph Cathedral (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Tech Museum of Innovation (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Children's Discovery Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • HP Pavilion (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • San Jose State University (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Santana Row (4.9 mi/7.9 km)
  • Winchester Mystery House (4.9 mi/7.9 km)
  • Santa Clara Convention Center (9.2 mi/14.8 km)
  • California's Great America (9.5 mi/15.3 km)
Business:
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Complimentary use of lobby computer and fax machine; printing and photocopying services also available (fees apply)

Hotel Map

37.3295 -121.8849
Area description
Downtown

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Internet
High-speed internet
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Over sized rooms
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.3 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.3 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.4 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 0.4 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.4 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.9 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 0.9 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 1.2 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.5 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 1.6 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 0.1 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 0.3 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 0.3 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 0.4 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 0.4 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 0.4 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 0.9 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 0.9 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 1.2 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.5 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 1.6 mi
  • History Park: 1.6 mi
  • Willow Glen: 1.8 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 2.1 mi
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail: 2.1 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 2.3 mi
  • Winchester Mystery House: 3.7 mi
  • Raging Waters: 4 mi
  • Alum Rock Park: 6.2 mi
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park: 10.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (65)

Ratings and reviews for Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4
Value:
3.6

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Not Fussy but...
Business
Palm Springs
Aug 7, 2014

Nothingry Fancy but Good Price/Location

The Ramada doesn't try to be anything its not. If you want a clean, centrally located hotel that's not over-priced like other hotels in the same area -- this is a decent choice. Guests range from business travelers to "rough-around-the-edges" types; and, if have to avoid the occasional panhandler out front. But again, it's clean and well located.

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

Business

Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephanie the Sire
Business
San Jose . California
Aug 2, 2014

good location

i enjoyed the pool the sauna room though i did find A weird looking bug on my bed

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
cocobutts
Business
New Orleans
Aug 1, 2014

It's a motel

This "hotel" branded as a Ramada painted an inaccurate picture of what was received for my $123. This being the cheapest branded hotel downtown, I suppose I shouldn't have expected much. Positives: I wasn't murdered drive your car up to your door? Negatives: Small Old Loud Sketchy location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Original Gravity Public House. Really great beer selection.

Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jd airport traveler
Fresno, CA
Jul 18, 2014

Airport overnight trip for early flight from SJC

We were looking for something overnight before an early flight out of San Jose. Great location but room small and beds hard. The parking lot seemed well secured with gates and the room did have a small microwave and fridge. The furnishings were aged and in need of updating as well as carpet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of options within short walk from hotel

Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mar760
Barstow Ca
Jul 10, 2014

great customer service

Enjoyed my stay. The room was clean. The front desk was very nice and helpful about where to eat when I asked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Danny C Hopkins
San Jose, CA
Jun 24, 2014

Great deal

Surprisingly good amenities including microwave and fridge - not a big room, but very cozy, and have been to lower-quality hotels/motels for a steeper price. All in all a nice comfortable stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jon Thrifty Traveler
Business
Seattle, WA
May 16, 2014

Great Value, Convenient Location

Convenient location for events or conferences at San Jose Convention center, which is where my event was that I was attending. Rooms are small, but clean and have everything you need. I found the beds to be comfortable and enjoyed the HDTV with Direct TV, free wi-fi and simple complimentary continental breakfast. I used the exercise room which was adequate. 10 minute walk to the convention center a couple blocks away. Fast food as well as fine dining within easy walking distance. Can get to/from airport using public transportation (bus and light rail), which make it even more affordable. Great value! I'd definitely return in the future.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take bus/light rail to/from airport. Will only cost you $2. Free bus to light rail station from airport. Short walk (10-15 min) from light rail to hotel. Give yourself 30-60 minutes, but not that long of a trip (I made in about 30 minutes)

Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Business Traveler777
Business
Colorado
Apr 1, 2014

Very close to the Convention Center

While some of the area was not that great, we had a good stay.

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

Business

Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
A traveller from Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Oct 12, 2013

Convenience and reasonable

This hotel is located very close to VTA, supermarket, dining place. Not a fancy hotel though, it is reasonable price to stay and good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SD College Dad
San Diego
Jun 29, 2013

Great Value

This is a very average hotel, but is a great value and is within close walking distance to San Jose State University.

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