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Alura Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

As soon as we parked, we were eyeballed by several gang members who were also staying there. The rest of the population was right on par with the gang life type as well. The room was disgusting, smelled & the mattress was a half a step up from a blow up mattress. I told the front desk that I was scared for my safety (which I WAS) & was not going to stay, or pay. He apologized & refunded my money....so far, I'm still waiting for the credit. NOT HAPPY!!!!!!!

When we arrived the staff was very nice and helpful. The rooms were also clean and neat. Overall it was a nice stay.

It was nice , just beds are to cheap . They something better and comfortable

Charged $20 for one hour early check in time when they had rooms clean and available... they said they would call me but had to go back in and tell them to check .the staff is not friendly rude never smile and don't want to work

Staff speak in her throat. I've been in many different Hotel. But not Alura Inn

I needed a low cost and clean, quiet room near the airport, staff very helpful and friendly, room simple and clean, quiet. Mexican restaurant on site, many other stores and restaurants nearby.

It was ok , as the rent was not too high , so it is kind of ok

This is a very basic hotel. The parking lot has very small spaces, which was a pain, and the outside isn't attractive, but the room was fine. There were lots of places to eat nearby and it was close to the major highways.

Lots of drug activity going on outside was very worried for her safety and vehicle would not recommend

This was a pretty nice place to stay. Check-in was smooth, and Cindy, the front desk clerk, was very sweet and helpful. Her manager happened to come out front to do some other things, and gave us a free room upgrade out of the blue. They even let us check in half an hour early without charging us a fee. We had just been on a four-hour drive, so the mint-infused water at the front desk was very refreshing. Once we figured out how to work the cooler in our room, it was very comfortable. The beds and pillows were heavenly. I loved that after three other people had showered, there was still enough hot water for my entire shower. The water pressure was ample, and I loved that I could change the settings on the shower head to my preference. However, there was no screen on the bathroom window, and a wasp ended up flying in while I was using the bathroom. That was scary. This place had pretty strong Wi-Fi. The complimentary breakfast was a little disappointing. It consisted of a boiled egg, a cup of Greek yogurt, and a small, bitter apple. The egg was boiled perfectly, and for the most part, the breakfast was good and held me over for a couple hours. I did notice that it was a little dusty under the bed, and the shower rod needed some polishing, but all in all, the room was pretty clean. Alura Inn was affordable, and I definitely got my money's worth, if not more. I would definitely stay here again.

This place was a welcome delight. It is a well-managed, inexpensive, non-smoking gem of a place mostly hidden from the busy street. My room even had a 2-burner electric stove and refrigerator. The free breakfast was a carefully-packed boxed affair, with Greek yogurt, apple, donut holes and a boiled egg, all I needed really. Free coffee at the registration desk. I walked to this place through numerous neighborhoods and did not expect to find such a nice place mixed in with so many businesses in a somewhat industrial area. The room had some special touches, mine had a minimalist rendering of a movie star on the wall, and a really cute matching pillow cushion on the bed. It was safe, clean, quiet, had a guest laundry, really all that a weary traveller needed.

Don't be fooled by the conventional exterior of this property. Although it may appear as an older motor hotel on the outside, my room was a chic designer's palette: spacious, clean, arty, with a large portrait of Aubrey Hepburn and matching pillow. A nice kitchenette, a friendly staff make this an excellent choice for the artsy traveler who doesn't want to waste money on overpriced downtown SJ hotels (and it's a short Uber ride from the airport). Recommended.

The room smelled like cigarettes,homeless man in garbage,druggie looking through cars,room was disgusting and falling apart,beds were nasty,floor was torn,ax was blasting full heat when we arrived so the room was 109 degrees,it rattled all night and was falling off the wall,bathroom had cobwebs and spiders. Orbitz needs to remove this hotel from the list. Don't be fooled by the photos as they are lies. I also put a negative review on yelp. Manager never called about my complaints.

My friends and I selected this hotel because we thought it was going to be inexpensive-- and it was until they charged an extra $100 split between two separate cards. I've tried to call several times since I checked out at the end of January, yet the staff has managed to keep me on the phone excessively and then claim to call me back after looking into it... and then weeks pass with no attempt of contact except me trying again. I was robbed $50 of a fee they cant even locate the origination from and $50 from a hotel cleaning fee because of extra garbage. They gave us no housekeeping service during the stay (the manager mentioned it was a daily complimentary service) and we had no damages or hazardous waste in the room. The fees are just plain dishonest.

Good choice if you are just looking for something close to the airport. The hotel itself was okay, but the location was not very nice and the parking was a bit hectic.

When you go to the hotel it's not in the best looking part of town, and from the outside it looks like a dump, but in reality it is very nice in the room. The room had hardwood floors, big flat screen, and a comfortable bed. If you can get past the outside, then you will enjoy this hotel

Good cleanliness. Just don't book it through Orbitz Orbitz takes a long time to process the order

Quaint little place for a short stay. Our room was very large. One draw back was one of the beds needs a new mattress.

The room was clean and well appointed, having all of the amenities of a large hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. I was very pleased and will most certainly return.

Hot water took awhile to get hot, springs mattress not so comfy. Affordable stay, second thoughts if ever coming back....

1378 Oakland Rd San Jose CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of San Jose Municipal Golf, Alura Inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of San Jose State University. This 40-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, it's also near Santa Clara University and Great Mall of the Bay Area.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free on-the-go breakfast. Enjoy a bite to eat at the motel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 40 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. 27-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer free toiletries.


Property features

At Alura Inn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. This motel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Alura Inn

Everyone (42) Business (18) Couples (13) Family (7) Other (11) Friends (5)
3
Everyone

When we arrived the staff was very nice and helpful. The rooms were also clean and neat. Overall it was a nice stay.

By on Jul 18, 2017

3
Everyone

It was nice , just beds are to cheap . They something better and comfortable

By on Jul 17, 2017

1

negelect customer for $

Everyone

Charged $20 for one hour early check in time when they had rooms clean and available... they said they would call me but had to go back in and tell them to check .the staff is not friendly rude never smile and don't want to work

By on Jul 14, 2017

3

the refrigerator is stink.

Families

Staff speak in her throat. I've been in many different Hotel. But not Alura Inn

By , from Wa on Jul 13, 2017

4

inexpensive hotel 11 minutes from airport

Everyone

I needed a low cost and clean, quiet room near the airport, staff very helpful and friendly, room simple and clean, quiet. Mexican restaurant on site, many other stores and restaurants nearby.

By , from Iowa on Jul 9, 2017

3
Everyone

It was ok , as the rent was not too high , so it is kind of ok

By on Jul 6, 2017

2

good price hotel in san jose

Everyone

This is a very basic hotel. The parking lot has very small spaces, which was a pain, and the outside isn't attractive, but the room was fine. There were lots of places to eat nearby and it was close to the major highways.

By , from San Diego on Jul 2, 2017

1
Everyone

Lots of drug activity going on outside was very worried for her safety and vehicle would not recommend

By on Jun 30, 2017

4

comfortable hotel near silicon valley

Everyone

This was a pretty nice place to stay. Check-in was smooth, and Cindy, the front desk clerk, was very sweet and helpful. Her manager happened to come out front to do some other things, and gave us a free room upgrade out of the blue. They even let us check in half an hour early without charging us a fee. We had just been on a four-hour drive, so the mint-infused water at the front desk was very refreshing. Once we figured out how to work the cooler in our room, it was very comfortable. The beds and pillows were heavenly. I loved that after three other people had showered, there was still enough hot water for my entire shower. The water pressure was ample, and I loved that I could change the settings on the shower head to my preference. However, there was no screen on the bathroom window, and a wasp ended up flying in while I was using the bathroom. That was scary. This place had pretty strong Wi-Fi. The complimentary breakfast was a little disappointing. It consisted of a boiled egg, a cup of Greek yogurt, and a small, bitter apple. The egg was boiled perfectly, and for the most part, the breakfast was good and held me over for a couple hours. I did notice that it was a little dusty under the bed, and the shower rod needed some polishing, but all in all, the room was pretty clean. Alura Inn was affordable, and I definitely got my money's worth, if not more. I would definitely stay here again.

By , from Redding, CA on Jun 24, 2017

4

eclectic hotel off the beaten track

Everyone

This place was a welcome delight. It is a well-managed, inexpensive, non-smoking gem of a place mostly hidden from the busy street. My room even had a 2-burner electric stove and refrigerator. The free breakfast was a carefully-packed boxed affair, with Greek yogurt, apple, donut holes and a boiled egg, all I needed really. Free coffee at the registration desk. I walked to this place through numerous neighborhoods and did not expect to find such a nice place mixed in with so many businesses in a somewhat industrial area. The room had some special touches, mine had a minimalist rendering of a movie star on the wall, and a really cute matching pillow cushion on the bed. It was safe, clean, quiet, had a guest laundry, really all that a weary traveller needed.

By , from New Mexico on May 31, 2017