Very decent hotel well situated across from the Santa Clara Convention Center. I stayed here during the STRATA conference. Convenience was paramount for me, and the Hilton did not disappoint. I could run back and forth across the trolley tracks during the day rather than deal with fetching and driving the car back to a hotel in a remote location. Check-in was painless and the surroundings were clean and well kept.
My room featured a comfortable king size bed and well equipped bathroom with hair dryer slung behind the door. The shower bath combo was one of those retrofit ensembles, however, and the very low shower head nozzle might have been an issue for someone above six feet. In addition, the bathroom sink drain could have definitely used a dose of Drano.
Internet was free for me, Mr. Hilton Gold, and breakfast was served on the executive lounge four floors above. It wasn’t the greatest meal I've had by a long-shot, but it was okay. There were fresh fruit, somewhat pasty oatmeal, and precooked scrambled eggs with vegetable, sausage, and cheese fixins’ to put on top. The lady who works the lounge was very sweet. When we asked is there were any jalapeño peppers for our eggs, she ran downstairs to get us a private bowl. All in all, the food was pretty good. Sadly, the coffee was limited to an automatic dispenser which rendered my cappuccino to airline quality.
My biggest gripe was probably the mysterious humming noise that woke me up several times during both nights of my stay. The front desk promised to comp me with honors points and escalate the issue to the Director of Engineering so that appropriate action could be taken. I wasn't sure if the noise was related to a nearby service elevator or, as suggested, the hotel ventilation system. Either way, to be safe, I would not choose that particular room and have listed it as one of my hints.
All in all, a respectable hotel, but one that charged for its location. This was no bargain property. For the conference, management bumped the price nearly $100 above its normal rate and comparable properties located further away. If convenience is worth it to you, pay the premium. Otherwise, you can probably live just as comfortably for a lot less money if you’re willing to accept the hassle of a commute.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hilton Santa Clara hotel. This stylish and sophisticated hotel boasts an ideal location adjacent to California's Great America theme park and directly across from the Santa Clara Convention Center. Located just 20 minutes from the San Jose International Airport (SJC),in the heart of Silicon Valley. We are also within a five-minute walk of Levi's Stadium - home of the San Francisco 49ers. Plunge into the sparkling outdoor swimming pool or keep fit in the fitness center, fully equipped with ellipticals, bikes, treadmills and weights. Relax in the whirlpool, or enjoy fresh, rich espresso-style beverages in the hotel coffee bar. Savor California and Mediterranean cuisine in the award-winning La Fontana restaurant. Relax and unwind in a spacious guest room decorated in soft, calm tones and featuring internet access. Please note our parking policy on game/event days at Levi's Stadium. Parking will be limited to one car per registered guest room and in accordance with your check-in and check-out times. Guests checking out the day of a game/event will not be permitted to leave their vehicle on hotel property after the hotel check-out time. Late check-out will not be permitted on game/event days. We appreciate your understanding. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Santa Clara Hotel Santa Clara
- Hilton Hotel Santa Clara