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Hotel Elan

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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

The sleeping area was ok . Definitely in need of new carpet extremely bad condition. The toilet area is another can of worms. It appeared as though someone had used the wall as tissue for their nose and right beside the toilet there was a smear that appeared to be feces. I did not want to get to close to...

3Thank Dale B
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The staff were kind and helpful. It's a motel and frankly that really sums it up. It is not located in a nice part of San Jose but if you need an inexpensive place to lay your head...voila! Continental breakfast was an exaggeration be prepared to go across the street one of the restaurants (Denny's) to have a decent breakfast....

Thank dc75travels
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

To start with, the location is questionable as others have said. It took a while to check in because there is only one person at the desk. We arrived at 4:30 which was well past the 2 pm check in time. We were given a room and upon walking up to it we saw the door wide open and the...

6Thank jpandfam
palm desert, ca
Reviewed 23 May 2015

nice remodeled room with wood floor. noisy on the street side but ive come to expect that at motels. no real continental breakfast, only bagels and coffee and cereal. great location. wifi was in and out. staff was real helpful there. i would return

1Thank sgtwrench
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Stayed for 2 nights & it was a great value. The room was clean and spacious. The staff was friendly. It is close to downtown & some supermarkets. I would have enjoyed more towels & for some reason our shower didn't have a shower curtain which I thought it was weird. No complaints besides that.

1Thank juan c
Greenfield MA
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We were in late to San Jose after flying across from New England and had reserved this hotel as it was very inexpensive on several hotel search sites and well situated for our plans for our first morning in the area. Great adventure! It appears to be folks doing what we did - needing a room after flying all day,...

2Thank DrSharonGreenfieldMA
Madera, California
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Attending downtown conference, needed close, safe, comfortable bed & best price. We found that here!!! From some reviews, we expect a very low end experience. Fortunately, while basic, it had: updated colors, very clean room, king bed with clean mattress (checked), fluffy mattress pad, smooth sheets & 3 pillows. Was upstairs facing parking lot & it was quiet, jet noise...

1Thank smaureenp
San Jose, California
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

I love staying here. The rooms are fairly nice. Some have jacuzzi tubs. TV is a lil outdated but it all works. Good complimentary breakfast in lobby in morming. The neighborhood is fairly quiet with maybe one or 2 suspicious characters but police usually patoling. I'd stay here anytime.

1Thank OneManTravelor
Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2015

my friend and I were in san jose for the canucks vs sharks hockey game. We decided to stay at hotel elan. The staff were friendly and courteous. Ill be definitely staying there again on my next trip to San Jose. It was a 45 min walk from sap center..

Thank jaydawg96
Redding, California
Reviewed 8 March 2015

The front desk people were so nice had me laughing. Room was clean I was worried about the planes flying over but once we were in the room we didn't here a thing. I would stay there again Bed was very hard

Thank Connie E

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Elan San Jose is a new renovated, contemporary hotel in a prime location for business travelers featuring free wifi and complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Just 1 mile from the San Jose Convention Center and Downtown San Jose Hotel Elan is the ideal "home base" for your visit to Silicon Valley. Hotel Elan offers boutique charm and modern amenities. Each spacious guestroom has a work desk with comfortable, ergonomic chair, cable tv with premium channels, full size ironing board, minifridge and coffee maker. Our Urban Spa Guestrooms feature Jacuzzi Jet Tubs with therapeutic water jets. Enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast every morning featuring bagels, cereals, muffins, assorted breads, fresh apples and oranges along with fruit juices. Complimentary coffee is served 24 hours a day in our lobby. Hotel Elan is conveniently located just six miles from San Jose International Airport. Minutes from Highway 280, 101, 880 and 87, Hotel Elan easy access to numerous Silicon Valley businesses in San Jose, Mountain View and Palo Alto. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Elan

Address: 1215 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110-3429 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express - San Jose)
Region: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range: £92 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Elan 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson San Jose
San Jose Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Express
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“Suppose to have free wifi. Wifi was not working. Our room was dirty and smelly.”
Ilene460, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are ground level and upper level rooms, I definitely found the upper level more convenient.”
488heinrichh, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Not sure how one would have rated this area without being violating some PC rule.”
Huntess, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere”
Picky-daughter-n-law, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Aim to book rooms on the second floor or facing away from the street.”
dc75travels, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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