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Starry-eyed in postcard-perfect San Jose

Toward the southern tip of the San Francisco bay lies the beautiful city of San Jose. When you're traveling to Californian shores, San Jose is a highlight surrounded by the landscapes of the Santa Cruz mountain range—where trails entice hikers to get out their walking boots— along with the Big Basin Redwoods State Park and the sheltered coastline of the bay. Seaside weather makes it perfect for visits at almost any time of year, and it even has its own international airport (SJC), so you can fly straight to the heart of the action. Year-round events present culinary delights, local musicians and more, while the museums and restaurants exude the spirit of life in San Jose.

Where to stay

Guests in the city can choose whether they want to stay downtown, where the excitement and entertainment is, or have a more quiet vacation close to the water. San Jose hotels start as low as $80 per night for standard motels or inns, and if you're looking for a more luxurious stay, there are many more upmarket choices. Hotels in the downtown area or near the bay cost anywhere from $250 to $300 per night.

Things to do

Explore science and art

San Jose has multiple museums that cater to travelers of all ages. Fast forward into the future at the Tech Museum of Innovation, see the style and history of the area at Ainsley House, or take the kids to learn how the world works at the Children's Discovery Museum, where hands-on exhibits include an area where the kids can blow giant soapy bubbles, or visit the Mammoth Zone! exhibit to learn about the giant prehistoric mammals.

Those who prefer stargazing, or want to view the valley below can visit the Lick Observatory. Check their calendar for events to observe these skies through telescopes and even hear from guest speakers.

San Jose Flea Market

The San Jose Flea Market has been open since 1960 and, for over 50 years, the market has been home to a variety of local vendors that come out and sell their wares. While visiting the market, you'll also be able to sample some great food and try fun activities for the whole family.

Whether you're seeking out rare antiques, fine jewelry, or comic books, many treasures and souvenirs can be found at the market. The flea market is open Wednesday and Friday, hosting 300-500 vendors, but if you come out on the weekend, you'll have over 1,000 stalls to choose from. They open early and don't close until dusk.


For those who are traveling to San Jose and looking for a party atmosphere, the city is full of it; downtown San Jose plays host to numerous bars, clubs and cafés. Settings range from sleek, modern nightclubs and lounges to a more laidback approach at local bars, and you'll be able to try wine from Californian vineyards, fruity cocktails, or ales from breweries in the region before dancing until dawn.


Keep an eye out for events taking place in San Jose when you're planning your trip. Some events are traveling through while others are held on a weekly basis. From belly dancing and sangria to beer pong and electronic dance music, there is always something interesting going on. San Jose also has a spectacular local music scene, so you can usually find a small show during your stay, no matter what day of the week it is.

Recently booked San Jose hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN Lanai Garden Inn & Suites
Downtown San Jose
7 minutes ago 3 stars $129
Holiday Inn SAN JOSE - AIRPORT 39 minutes ago 3 stars $86
Arena Hotel
Downtown San Jose
46 minutes ago 3 stars $99
Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown
Downtown San Jose
1 hour ago 4 stars $129
Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport 3 hours ago 3 stars $95
The Sainte Claire
Downtown San Jose
4 hours ago 3 stars $109
Extended Stay America - San Jose - Edenvale - South 5 hours ago 2 stars $89
Doubletree Hotel San Jose 5 hours ago 3 stars $119
Super 8 San Jose Airport/Convention Ctr. Area 5 hours ago 2 stars $91
HYATT house San Jose Silicon Valley
Santa Clara
6 hours ago 4 stars $109

Recently Rated San Jose Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
The Sainte Claire
Downtown San Jose
4.2 / 5
56 reviews
3 stars $109
Hilton San Jose
Downtown San Jose
4.3 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $118
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
3.4 / 5
233 reviews
3 stars $99
BEST WESTERN Airport Plaza
3.4 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $109
San Jose Airport Garden Hotel
3.3 / 5
199 reviews
3 stars $92
Arena Hotel
Downtown San Jose
3.6 / 5
199 reviews
3 stars $99
Dolce Hayes Mansion
Downtown San Jose
4.0 / 5
123 reviews
4 stars $111
Clarion Inn Silicon Valley
Downtown San Jose
3.7 / 5
26 reviews
3 stars $99
Fontaine Inn San Jose
Downtown San Jose
3.5 / 5
4 reviews
2 stars $105
Days Inn San Jose Airport
3.0 / 5
28 reviews
2 stars $95

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Featured San Jose Hotels

From $92

1 San Jose Airport Garden Hotel

3 stars
3.3 / 5 199 reviews

1740 North First St. Map

Free Breakfast for up to 2 people!

Affordable San Jose airport hotel provides convenient value with styleThe serene San Jose Airport Garden Hotel caters equally to business travelers and vacationers with amenities ranging from a... More

not worth it
you have to put in a request for a fridge, 12:30 am,our keys stopped working, the room kind of smell like feet.
Sep 15, 2014
From $118

2 Fairmont San Jose

4 stars
4.4 / 5 73 reviews

170 South Market St Map

Style and substance add up to four-star luxury at San Jose hotelStately and opulent, this downtown hotel boasts all the grandeur one would expect from the Fairmont brand. A light-filled lobby... More

Great downtown hotel
We needed a hotel close to the airport and the baby shower we were attending. The Fairmont fit the bill perfectly. The hotel is imposing and grand, the rooms are good sized, the service is...
Sep 1, 2014
From $99

3 Arena Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 199 reviews

817 The Alameda Map

Affordable downtown San Jose hotel offers easy access to everythingLocated in the heart of downtown San Jose, the Arena Hotel offers walkable access to the HP Pavilion, downtown offices and the San... More

Fantastic hotel like always
Is very good hotel clean, big room, nice jacuzzi ease check in and good breakfast, location ok, 100% I recommend.
Sep 15, 2014
From $123

4 Hotel de Anza

3 stars
4.2 / 5 22 reviews

233 West Santa Clara Street Map

Elegant breaks in the heart of San Jose The Hotel de Anza offers guests the chance to relax in sumptuous yet comfortable surroundings with a variety of facilities that meet all needs.  The... More

Hotel de Anza
We had a great stay at the hotel. The rooms are very nice. They had a great movie collection that you can rent for free. Very quiet also.
Sep 8, 2014
From $109

5 The Sainte Claire

3 stars
4.2 / 5 56 reviews

302 South Market Street Map

Historic luxury hotel with modern amenities in downtown San JoseSteeped in history, this stately downtown San Jose hotel was opened in 1926 and has played host to legends ranging from Judy Garland,... More

awesome couples getway
WThe st claire hotel is beautiful! The location was perfect for us to walk to the venue to see Wicked. The staff at the hotel was amazing. The rooms are newly renovated and lovely, the shower was...
Sep 17, 2014
From $109

6 Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown

4 stars
3.9 / 5 59 reviews

211 South First Street Map

Save 20% on your stay

San Jose’s iconic landmark hotel The Four Points by Sheraton San Jose, built in 1911, is one of the most iconic buildings in the area and is on the California Register of Historic Places. ... More

Great hotel
I stayed there for one night, and I greatly enjoyed my stay. I would happily stay again.
Aug 28, 2014
From $118

7 Hilton San Jose

3 stars
4.3 / 5 14 reviews

300 Almaden Boulevard Map

Luxury accommodation in the heart of San Jose The Hilton San Jose offers guests a number of facilities that cater to those travelling for business or pleasure.  The hotel is located close to... More

Work related
It's a good location for downtown San Jose........
Sep 16, 2014
From $129

8 San Jose Marriott

4 stars
4.0 / 5 25 reviews

301 South Market Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Modern establishment in downtown San Jose The San Jose Marriott Downtown hotel is right next door to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and has more than 500 guest rooms and suites... More

Nice conf hotel
Convenient, attached to the conv ctr...clean, neat.
Sep 2, 2014
From $129

9 Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown

4 stars
3.9 / 5 21 reviews

282 Almaden Blvd Map

Save 15% on your stay

Impeccable style and key location unite at this Silicon Valley hotelLocated within walking distance of the San Jose Convention Center and many downtown offices, the Crowne Plaza is an easy choice... More

Nice hotel in good location
I stayed here for one night while doing a tour. It is a nice hotel- the only thing it lacks is room service. They do have food available 24/7, but you have to go and get it. It's still not a bad...
Jul 20, 2014
From $99

10 Clarion Inn Silicon Valley

3 stars
3.7 / 5 26 reviews

3200 Monterey Rd. Map

100 percent non-smoking hotel. Boutique hotel with great, beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites, free deluxe continental breakfast with hot Belgium waffles and more! FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET... More

Was perfect for my business trip
Exactly what you woul dexpect when you are on a quick business trip
Sep 12, 2014
From $109

11 Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center

2 stars
3.2 / 5 62 reviews

455 South 2nd Street Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

Affordable accommodations within walking distance of downtown San JoseThe Ramada Limited is centrally located in the midst of downtown San Jose, conveniently within walking distance of the... More

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...
Aug 7, 2014
From $99

12 San Jose Airport Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

1471 N 4th Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

Find the ideal balance of style and affordability at the San Jose Airport Hotel, a comfortable destination equally suited for work or play. Tastefully appointed with warm and welcoming decor, each... More

Nice Hotel, Convenient to Airport
This hotel is under renovation, but we were in one of the renovated rooms and it was very nice, clean and comfortable, very nice bathroom and bed linens. The dinner we had at the hotel sports bar...
Sep 11, 2014
From $86

13 Holiday Inn SAN JOSE - AIRPORT

3 stars
3.4 / 5 178 reviews

1350 North 1st Street Map

One-stop hub for business travelers in the heart of Silicon ValleyLocated in the thick of San Jose's business district, the Holiday Inn San Jose - Airport offers stunning views of the... More

not so good
we did not get the room reserved. the front desk lady does not know how to smile and the worst of all they charge parking.
Aug 13, 2014
From $94

14 Holiday Inn Express & Suites SAN JOSE-INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

3 stars
4.0 / 5 24 reviews

1350 N. Fourth Street Map

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites San Jose - International Airport Hotel. For San Jose, CA airport travelers, our hotel's location means an easy commute. We're two miles from SJC,... More

Amazing stay
We were on vacation in the San Jose area. Our stay at Holiday Inn Express was amazing. The staff was very friendly and helpful from the start. My son was very happy, because he is the one who chose...
Sep 7, 2014
From $95

15 Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport

3 stars
2.9 / 5 7 reviews

1355 North 4th Street Map

This Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport hotel provides business and leisure travelers with comfort and convenience in the heart of Silicon Valley. Just two miles east of the San Jose International... More

Best airport hotel ever!
We really needed to stay overnight before a very early morning flight at San Jose airport. Room was great and comfy. Staff gave us a roll away bed for the kids. Pool was super -- it's HUGE and...
Aug 16, 2014
From $199

16 Hotel Valencia Santana Row

4 stars
4.5 / 5 13 reviews

355 Santana Row Map

San Jose hotel with unique design, pool, free breakfast and moreThe Hotel Valencia Santana Row is tucked away from busy Silicon Valley and San Jose. The hotel features plantation shutters,... More

Weekend on Santana Row, San Jose, CA
Lovely hotel... newly remodeled, I believe. Best night's sleep I've ever had at a hotel; however, be sure to stay off of the 7th floor if there are any roof parties scheduled or you won't be able...
Jun 21, 2014
From $99

17 La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport

3 stars
3.4 / 5 233 reviews

2585 Seaboard Ave Map

Affordability and comfort for business or leisure near San Jose AirportThe comfortable, budget-minded La Quinta Inn San Jose is less than half a mile from the San Jose airport, offering convenience... More

LQ San Jose Airport
The location was excellent and the staff very helpful. Great for freeway access and the Airport
Sep 16, 2014
From $79

18 Alura Inn

3 stars
2.7 / 5 33 reviews

1378 Oakland Rd Map

elcome to the Alura Inn (Formerly Horizon Inn), San Jose-Silicon Valley, CaliforniaIdeally located in Silicon Valley just minutes from downtown San Jose, Mineta San Jose Airport, HP Pavillion,... More

Super great
Nice and comfortable clean good service customer service was impeccable the room was nice The bed was soft and the bathroom was clean and everything was on time
Sep 5, 2014
From $111

19 Dolce Hayes Mansion

4 stars
4.0 / 5 123 reviews

200 Edenvale Avenue Map

Save 10% on your stay

California dreaming at this stunning and historic San Jose resortLined with palm trees, this picturesque 20-acre estate was once a privately owned property, and it's easy to see the meticulous care... More

family reunion
a picture postcard venue, great food, easy freeway access
Sep 15, 2014
From $101

20 Hotel Valley Park

3 stars
3.0 / 5 58 reviews

2404 Stevens Creek Blvd. Map

Value-minded accommodations in a central San Jose locationLocated within walking distance from Santana Row and Valley Fair Mall and a short drive from Winchester Mystery House and the HP Pavilion,... More

Winchester tour overnite at a great price
Very 60's décor including the ceiling fan indentation and oak wood accents. Helpful staff with complimentary breakfast and dinner : although the breakfast was served hot and personalized (omelet),...
Jul 12, 2014