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“Arena location and central” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Arena Hotel
Ranked #35 of 76 Hotels in San Jose
Morro Bay, California
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95 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Arena location and central”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Recent two day stay with below average breakfast (included). CVS drugs next door. Downtown and arena within walking distance (2-4) blocks. Mexican, Japanese; Italian restaurants within 4 blocks to the north; restaurant row 3-4 blocks south(San Pedro Square).
No parking fees. Rooms a bit run down, cheap furniture, old tvs. Reduce internet rate if they'll match? Arena events can be disturbing, especially sports.
Soooo, convenient location, but frayed.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul O
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Newport, Rhode Island
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Disappointing, dingy and not for children. Drunken, profane fights by arena goers outside window all night. Mildew in bathrooms (though they leave Tilex in there for you to spray). Uncomfortable pillows )(rock hard, and they couldn't find any other kind) and beds. All rooms smell of smoke despite that they are "non-smoking." All rooms have jacuzzi tubs and hand-held showers, so not really meant for families (I had a young daughter with me), though never saw anything that suggested as much in information about hotel. Wireless down for half a day. As clean as staff could get it, and they try to accomodate, but they don't have much to work with. The free breakfast was decent. We did not sleep for the four days we were there, but had a non-refundable deal (nor did they offer to refund).

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lbonin
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fresno
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

The pros- hotel is super close to SAP center, clean, nice staff. The cons- hotel is way overpriced for how old and run-down it is. Feels more like a motel. Terrible uncomfortable beds with just a thread bare blanket and sheet on them.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nknik75rp
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Fernley, Nevada
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

We have stayed here twice for Peter Gabriel and Pink! concerts. It is within walking distance to the SAP arena and the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. They also have an awesome breakfast buffet which is included in the price of the room. It is directly next to a Walgreen's and close to several restaurants (Chipotle Grill is our favorite). Very nice staff. I will definitely stay here again when attending events at the SAP Arena.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve H
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Level Contributor
92 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

first of all we recommend you check booking.com before booking here as we saved $60. Hotelk itself is excellent. stylish fell all over and the room was excellent. breakfast was a nice choice of hot and cold. staff were less helpful than we are used to but we managed. location wise the hotel is within a short walk of shops and restuarants and about a ten min walk to the train station. there is a great 2nd hand store 5 mins from hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fergus K
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Cambria, California
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195 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

Efficient & friendly check-in and room was spacious & very clean. An easy 10 min walk to SAP for a concert was so much easier than trying to drive & park in that massive lot. Area isn't super attractive but it's well lit & we were very comfortable walking after the concert ended at 11:30 - we will definitely be back.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

We always stay here while attending any nearby events, not only because of proximity, but because the staff is always friendly and accommodating. Employees are always friendly and willing to assist in any way they can but this weekend I had the opportunity to chat awhile with the weekend manager and he was especially great! ~ made suggestions, printed my airline passes and helped me with directions! There's a small patio area available for small groups to gather in front of the hotel. It's close to the Arena which provides easy access without any hassle. We've been coming here for years and these folks are always great! We'll be back soon!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Arena Hotel

Property: Arena Hotel
Address: 817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126-3156
Region: United States > California > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 76 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Arena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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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