We stayed here one night in November 2008. We chose to stay at this particular property because they were offering 5000 Priority Club points as a bonus.
The hotel is relatively new, or at least recently updated. Furniture, carpets, etc. were all in very good shape. The rooms are pretty large; I would suggest you ask for 1 king or 1 queen bed to take advantage of the additional space since all rooms are sized the same. A 2 bed layout will obviously take up more room than a 1 bed will; in the extra space you get a nice comfy chair and ottoman for relaxing.
The location of the hotel isn't the greatest in terms of being easily walkable to much to do, as it's a slightly industrial area -- although at the corner of Monterey & Curtner a new shopping center has been built with a few fast food options for dining.
The beds are very comfortable, towels are large and fluffy, and we love the cinnamon-scented toiletries.
The one downside is that the hotel is set up motel style, with all rooms opening up to the parking lot. This means you hear lots of cars being locked/unlocked electronically in the wee hours when you're trying to sleep.
Staff was very friendly, check-in and check-out was efficient. We got to breakfast a bit late, and the room was crowded with families with children. We managed to snag a couple of cinnamon rolls though. Eggs were awful.
We'd stay here again, especially if they were offering the bonus points deal!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover all that downtown San Jose has to offer at the convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn Express Hotel San Jose. Our hotel is 6 miles from Mineta San Jose International Airport and 3 miles from downtown San Jose. Enjoy shopping at Valley Fair Mall or dining at the wide variety of downtown restaurants. Explore the endless rooms of the Winchester Mystery House. Visiting All Tech Companies, the San Jose Convention Center, or the campuses of San Jose State and Santa Clara Universities? All are within easy reach when you stay at our Holiday Inn Express Hotel San Jose. Another smart idea: we said good-bye to the traditional bedspread as part of our Simply Smart Bedding. Our all white triple-sheeting just screams freshness. And if you do your thinking in the shower, prepare to be inspired with our complete bathroom make-over such as Stay Smart shower head. You'll appreciate the large work spaces in every room. From communications to accommodations, you'll find our amenities the perfect companion for the business or leisure traveler. Every room includes 2 phones, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, coffer maker, iron & full size ironing board, free local calls and free Internet/WiFi . While here, we'll get you started each morning with our free Express Start breakfast buffet with lots of breakfast choices and hot entrees like cheesy omelets, fluffy scrambled eggs, sausage patties, crispy bacon and other favorites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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