DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose 3.5 out of 5.0
Next door to San Jose Airport (with complimentary shuttle) and only 4 miles from downtown San Jose, San Jose Convention Center, HP Pavilion, and Santa Clara ...
If you don't have your car valeted your going to do some walking it was hard to figure out the parking
Wild Palms Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel910 E Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale 3.0 out of 5.0
Within 10 miles of numerous Silicon Valley companies, this relaxed but elegant Sunnyvale boutique hotel is 5 miles from Paramount's Great America and 9 miles ...
Breakfast was one of the better ones I've had at any hotel. The room itself was very nice and the pool area was very cute, I wish we had been able to spend more time there as we only stayed the night. The very small downside was that we had requested a king sized bed and were only able to get a double ...
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport2585 Seaboard Ave, San Jose 3.0 out of 5.0
This smoke-free hotel, renovated in 2013, is within 2 miles of San Jose International Airport and 4 miles from downtown San Jose.
Would have been better if it was not not right in the airport flight path.
Biltmore Hotel and Suites2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara 3.0 out of 5.0
Just off Highway 101, this Silicon Valley hotel is within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of the Santa Clara Convention Center, California's Great America, the Mercado ...
Hotel is located away from areas of commerce and surrounded by highways. But the hotel itself was nice, although I would skip the breakfast at the cafe next door. Good hotel for a base for attending Levi Stadium events.
Good Nite Inn Fremont - Silicon Valley4135 Cushing Pkwy, Fremont 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in the suburbs, this Inn is in the same area as Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Great Mall of the Bay Area, and Mission San Jose. New Santa Clara 49er Stadium ...
Needed just a place to wash and sleep this was perfect. Check-in with a tall fellow went well and check-out with Blanca was very nice, friendly and professional.
The Westin San Jose302 South Market Street, San Jose 4.0 out of 5.0
Three miles from the San Jose airport, this Silicon Valley hotel is across from McEnery Convention Center, Cesar Chavez Park, the Tech Museum of Innovation, ...
Stayed at the hotel for 1 night. Nice location, and I had what I needed. I would recommend the hotel.
Arena Hotel817 The Alameda, San Jose 3.0 out of 5.0
Located on The Alameda in downtown San Jose, Arena Hotel is just 1 block from HP Pavilion, home of the San Jose Sharks.
Seedy, rumpled carpet on way to our room and scratched up walls on the elevator made me wonder what I got us into, but the room was nice and the bed comfortable. The hotel is handy to several coffee shops and restaurants by walking but I wouldn't after dark. Oh, and the room had an old ,water wasting ...
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara 4.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Silicon Valley hotel is across from Levi's Stadium and California's Great America theme park and adjacent to the Santa Clara Convention ...
Stayed one night to visit with friends. My friends came to the hotel with their kids and we camped out at the pool. I was worried the hotel wouldn't like having outside guests, but it wasn't a problem at all. The room was big and comfortable.
The Fairmont San Jose170 S Market Street, San Jose 4.5 out of 5.0
This San Jose hotel, which has hosted four presidents, offers a prime location one block from the convention center; the Tech Museum of Innovation is across ...
Convenient location, lovely hotel. Nice little clock on nightstand that needed batteries when I checked in and still needed them when I left. Disappointed in the cocktail lounge service - the waitress ignored me for almost 15 minutes and only had about 5 tables occupied, none with more than 2 people. ...
Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport1355 N 4th Street, San Jose 3.0 out of 5.0
Ideal Silicon Valley hotel with easy access to some of Silicon Valley's well known corporations as well as the Winchester Mystery House, Downtown, and the San ...
not very interesting neighborhood but easy access to the light train to get to downtown San Jose or Levi's stadium , no breakfast , but basically OK
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 rangewhere 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.
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