We chose this hotel because it was cheap and within walking distance of the Ren Faire. The main considerations in the choice besides location were the free WiFi and the free breakfast buffet. Seeing they had jacuzzi tubs was just a little icing on the cake.
Okay. STRONG four stars for the quality of this hotel at the price we paid.
I was expecting a LOT more divey, but the Arena was a nice little place! Good parking lot, nice staff, pretty lobby, comfortable seating outside... NOT your typical $86 a night hotel.
Beds were comfortable. Jacuzzi tub was AWESOME. WiFi worked well. Breakfast was free.
We had a total of four rooms in our traveling group. Some complained that the room was too cold. They had comforters rolled in the closet in SOME of the rooms, but not all. One of our group didn't have a stopper for the tub. One of our group found the breakfast "unacceptable", but the rest of us gobbled it down. I think some of the rooms also have had updates done more recently than others.
Would probably stay there for any San Jose trip I take in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arena Hotel features 89 spacious guestrooms offering floor plans from Deluxe King Rooms, Double Queen Rooms, to Deluxe suites. We offer corporate rates, AARP rates, and extended stay rates. We are located within walking distance to downtown San Jose and HP Pavilion. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast and dinner services during your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arena Hotel San Jose
- Arena San Jose