$84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 3, 2014 Check-out: Oct 5, 2014

San Jose Airport Garden Hotel

3 stars
1740 North First St., San Jose, CA 95112-4584
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
202 reviews
Good safe place for travelers.

I stayed at this hotel while traveling alone. I felt safe and took the opportunity to make stroll... See full review

  • KarenRetz
  • Aug 27, 2014
A warm welcome

I felt very, very welcomed at the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel. Really comfortable stay and a nice... See full review

  • Bobby RW
  • Jun 9, 2014
Affordable San Jose airport hotel provides convenient value with style
The serene San Jose Airport Garden Hotel caters equally to business travelers and vacationers with amenities ranging from a full-service business center to a 24-hour fitness room and a lagoon-like outdoor swimming pool. Proximity to the airport and Silcon Valley giants such as Hewlett Packard and Hitachi make this a budget-wise choice for business travel, and nearby theme parks and museums, plus on-site childcare, appeal to families. Free airport shuttle service and a crowd-pleasing casual Italian restaurant on-site sweeten the deal for everyone.
Highlights:
  • Fitness center open 24 hours
  • Largest hotel pool in San Jose
  • Casual Italian eatery Amalfi's Grill, located on-site
  • Peaceful garden setting with walking paths, waterfalls and palm trees on 17 acres of land
Rooms:

All 512 guest rooms and suites at the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel are decorated tastefully with traditional, minimalist decor and furnishings. Rooms are all nonsmoking and have either one king, two queen or two double beds. Heavenly pillow-top mattresses and blackout drapes encourage late sleeping. Cable TV, refrigerators (upon request), coffee-makers, CD players and a daily newspaper make guests feel at home.

Features:

Between the palm trees, waterfalls and walking paths and the heated outdoor pool and whirlpool on the 17-acre San Jose Airport Garden Hotel property, there are plenty of ways to relax here. Other conveniences include a 24-hour fitness center, on-site Italian restaurant and lounge, complimentary business center, meeting rooms, free wireless Internet, on-site rental car desk, an airport shuttle and childcare services (fees apply).

Transportation:
  • San Jose International (5 minutes)
  • San Francisco International Airport (37 minutes)
  • Oakland International Airport (40 minutes)
  • VTA Light Rail station (1 minute walking)
  • Caltrain station (6 minutes)
Attractions:
  • Intel Museum (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • San Jose Museum of Art (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • HP Pavilion (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • San Jose Convention Center (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
  • Winchester Mystery House (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Santana Row (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • California's Great America (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Great Mall (5.6 mi/9 km)
Business:
  • Business center with free high-speed wireless Internet access, printer, copier, fax machine, PC and courier service
  • Free in-room wireless Internet
  • Meeting rooms with ergonomic chairs, audio-visual equipment and event catering available

Hotel Map

37.3696 -121.9154
Area served
San Jose, California, USA International Airport: 0.25 mi Domestic Airport: 0.25 mi Closest Public Transport: 10 feet Closest Major City: San Jose
Nearby airports
San Jose International Airport
Area description
Conveniently located off major freeways, less than one mile from San Jose International Airport, 4 miles from San Jose Convention Center and Downtown San Jose, and within minutes of major tech companies. You'll have no trouble accessing all that the vibrant Bay Area has to offer from our airport hotel. Just a few miles separate us from a wide range of shops, restaurants, theatres, museums, and theme parks like California's Great America in Santa Clara. In addition, the kingpins and start-ups of Silicon Valley are all within close proximity.

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San Jose Airport Garden Hotel Rooms

Standard King Room
Non-smoking King-size comfort awaits you in this classic guestroom that boasts one king bed with pillow top mattress, original artwork, and tempting extras, including; Cable/satellite TV cable television with pay movies, large work desk, blackout drapes, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, free local calls, Coffeemaker, Hair dryer, and Iron/ironing board.
Standard Two Queens Room
Non-smoking room with Two Queen size beds awaits you in this classic guestroom that boasts two beds with pillow top mattress's, original artwork, and tempting extras, including; Cable/satellite TV cable television with pay movies, large work desk, blackout drapes, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, free local calls, Coffeemaker, Hair dryer, and Iron/ironing board.
Suite
Spacious luxury can be yours in our exquisite Suites; you'll discover a myriad of added services for extra comfort. Choose from luxurious open-concept suites (no division between bedroom and sitting area) or a One Bed Room Suite that consists of a separate bedroom with a king bed and a parlor area, suited for multiple occupancy, families or the business traveler hosting a small meeting. Our Suites are Non-smoking room, with original artwork, and tempting extras, including; Cable/satellite TV cable television with pay movies, large work desk, blackout drapes, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, free local calls, Coffeemaker, Hair dryer, and Iron/ironing board.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed

Nearby points of interest

  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.8 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 1.8 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 2.5 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 2.7 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 2.7 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 2.7 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 2.8 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 2.8 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 2.9 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 3 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 3 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 3 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 3.1 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 3.2 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 3.3 mi
  • Japantown (San Jose): 1.8 mi
  • Heritage Rose Garden: 1.8 mi
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: 2.5 mi
  • SAP Center at San Jose: 2.7 mi
  • HP Pavilion: 2.7 mi
  • Municipal Rose Garden: 2.7 mi
  • St. Joseph Cathedral: 2.8 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Art: 2.8 mi
  • San Jose Repertory Theatre: 2.9 mi
  • Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park: 3 mi
  • San Jose Civic Auditorium: 3 mi
  • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts: 3 mi
  • The Event Center Arena: 3.1 mi
  • Children's Discovery Museum: 3.2 mi
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: 3.3 mi
  • Winchester Mystery House: 4 mi
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail: 4.2 mi
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo: 4.2 mi
  • Japanese Friendship Garden: 4.4 mi
  • Willow Glen: 4.5 mi
  • History Park: 4.6 mi
  • Alum Rock Park: 6.1 mi
  • Raging Waters: 6.1 mi
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park: 13.2 mi

Dining

Amalfi's Grill
Experience the flavours of Italy in a casual, finely-appointed Mediterranean-style setting. Open every day, Amalfi's Grill will delight you with delectable pasta, fish, and chicken dishes as well as savory soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Breakfast brings out traditional but tasty staples like omelettes, potatoes, muffins, and fresh fruit. The only thing finer than the food is the service, which exemplifies the informal, yet accommodating, manner of Italy's Amalfi Coast. Located in the hotel lobby, Amalfi's Grill also provides seasonal outdoor patio/garden seating.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (202)

Ratings and reviews for San Jose Airport Garden Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
202 out of 202
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4
Value:
3.4

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
larchard
Business
Bedford, Bedford Borough, UK
Nov 27, 2011

Convenient on a budget

Useful location in that the free public shuttle bus (VTA 10) stops outside in addition to the hotel's own pickup service. The VTA light rail is just outside too. The rooms are in several separate blocks, so there's a slight feel of a motel to the place. I can't comment on the bar/restaurant as I didn't go looking for either, but I did notice it was already closed (quite early) on the evening I arrived - not the place to sit up all night drinking. Seemed good value for the four nights I spent there and the good transport links meant I saved a lot on car hire or cab fares. I'll probably choose it again if I go back.

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Original Joe's Italian diner. Get the VTA light rail (Winchester or Santa Teresa direction) to the Paseo de San Antonio stop. Look around or ask where Original Joe's is (about 100yds). If alone, try for a space at the counter to your left as you go in so you can watch the wood-burning grill in action. Good food in big portions.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LLP
Alameda, CA
Aug 17, 2010

Great visit to Holiday Inn San Jose

Delicious burger and fries through room service. Broken hot tub/whirlpool, and no refrigerator in room. Lovely big room and big bathroom!

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

4
5.01.0
Next Stop Merced
Honolulu, Hawaii
May 3, 2013

Next Stop Merced

We got in late with a 21 month old child. The front desk clerk was very helpful and provided us with a list of Pizza delivery services. We needed some fresh milk for my granddaughter. He offered to send his shuttle and driver to purchase some milk for her.

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boulder, CO
Jul 22, 2011

Decent hotel

I was here on a conference and this hotel is pretty close to the airport. They picked me up from the airport and dropped me back there. The train station is pretty close by which makes traveling easy. There are fast food joints close-by (Chipotle, Subway and a pizza places)

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
medevac visitor
Business
San Jose, CA
Oct 29, 2009

Convience at a reasonable price

Very convenient to airport and rapid rail system to convention center. Very nice grounds, pool and fitness center. If renovated there are musty smells in the hallways and rooms. Staff responsive to needs. Would stay here again. Good value for price and location.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Headed for Monterey
Santa Monica
Jun 17, 2012

Pleased

I was really pleased. Staff was pleasant. the garden was nice. The buildings were a little stuffy but it was clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Review of San Jose Airport Garden Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
appleapple8
Business
San Jose, CA
Aug 23, 2014

Good location with shuttle service

The location is close to airport. And there is shuttle service.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Airdrum
Mariposa, Ca
May 28, 2013

Well Maintained Grounds, Old San Jose Charm

The staff was nice and friendly. The grounds were over 50 years old, but had been kept up nicely. The pool was beautiful with a safety fence. The workout facility was ok. The restaurant was good, especially for dinner. Breakfast was very busy and the buffet looked like a food fight broke out around it, but the scampering staff did their best to keep up. The rooms were very clean. The hallways were well lit with new carpeting and paint. Even the bathrooms by the restaurant were 4 diamond with individual toilet room stalls. Close to airport, free shuttle service and car storage while you fly away for $10. Close and easy access to 101 and 880 freeways too. Big bang for the buck! We will be back.

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

Los Gatos is just 15 mins away. Great Restaurants. Downtown, SJSU, Santa Clara Univ., HP Pavilion, and new 49ers Stadium all withing 10 mins drive.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kacn
Business
orlando, fl
Jun 30, 2011

Great location!

The rooms and service were very good. The shower was fabulous! There was ample parking and public transportation very close by.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Paso Robles, CA
May 31, 2009

Great value, great location

Great location off Hwy. 101. Real easy to get to. Its also close to the airport with a shuttle service offered. The park and fly is also a nice option. The grounds are clean and well maintained. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

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

There are alot of great tourist attractions in the area. The weather in san Jose is also very pleasant year round.

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