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Holiday Inn Express San Jose Central City
Ranked #33 of 75 Hotels in San Jose
California
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14 reviews
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“Doors outside, rooms are cool!”
Reviewed 5 August 2006

My idea of ‘Above Average’ may be much different from most willing to settle for an inexpensive room… However, as a business traveler, I look for cleanliness, bed comfort, fast internet, and conveniences like a refrig and microwave. A view is always the cherry on top of my rapid rewards. Picky.

Okay – Holiday Inn Express – San Jose. Stayed here twice this quarter.

Because the rooms face outside in a typical motel fashion, I was worried that this would be an older property with sub-par amenities and décor. It turned out to be a surprise!

Check in was quick, and I was offered a beer, and given a carb-filled welcome bag of bliss.

Room: Pulled down the sheets to check for hairs. Very clean sheets! Newer HIE style décor. Bed was comfortable and pillows did not smell like hair tonic! Shower was that big megaphone that is found in all newer properties, and the towels were nice. Provided toiletries were the usual cinnamon scented stuff. Free wireless internet.

Doors slam and rock the room. Maids are up and at it early, rolling those cleaning bins gleefully across the walkway… one by one waking up us all!

Right under a flight path – the gym is cool, the setting is safe, and you could get a room with a view! A bit on the noisy side as thus. I was hesitant to stay prior to checking in to the room, however, I was surprised to find both my stays here very pleasant!

  • Liked — clean. fast and free internet. newer decor.
  • Disliked — room doors face to the outside. noisy. thin walls.
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 November 2002

This hotel has by far the most caring staff in the area. I have flown to San Jose on numerous occasions and have found this Hotel to be exceptionally accomodating. People who work here actually remember your name and come running to satisfy every need.

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Property: Holiday Inn Express San Jose Central City
Address: 2660 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, CA 95111-3050
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Region: United States > California > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Jose Central City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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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