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“Historic Hotel is a Monument to Silicon Valley's Beginnings”
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Mariani's Inn
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Santa Clara
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Of course Mariani’s is old – it is a historic hotel. That’s its appeal. Mariani’s is like a time capsule that transports its guests back into the past, to the birth of the Silicon Valley in the early 1960s. The facility is well maintained and clean. A good value for guests who stay there.

Room Tip: Ask for pet friendly, non-smoking rooms.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Close to the intersection of El Camino and San Tomas, the location is great, you can walk to many restaurants, starbucks, and bank.
What this hotel needs is remodeling, and it needs it NOW! I am sure residents of the area have good memories of this hotel, but everything is sooo old. Rooms are spacious, especially the "suites". The suites have kitches, fridge, microwave, dishes, a small dining table.

Most carpets are old and smelly, beds are old and have bed bugs, bathroom fittings are old and you have the problem of hot/cold water from the shower. Plenty of free parking. Their free breakfast is probably the best in the area - very good variety.

Their Sunday brunch is popular and they have a decent bar with friendly staff. They also have poker nights on Mondays/Tuesdays.

It's definitely value for money. Much cheaper compared to other hotels in the area, but as they say "you get what you pay for".

Room Tip: Suites rooms are at the back. If you get disturbed easily, avoid rooms near the BBQ area (in summer...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank 1F0rTheR0ad
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

The good: breakfast buffet, extra towels/pillows promptly delivered, overall friendly front desk people.

The ok: rooms were decent though the walls are a bit thin.

The BIZARRE: after finding out that this hotel has a very reasonable monthly rate, i inquired with the manager who asked me (with some attitude, in front of FOUR other employees) "so what's going on with you that you want to stay in a hotel for a month?" I requested that perhaps she needs to ask me that question in private. She was accommodating in that regard but did not apologize for the absurdity of asking about my personal situation in front of a team of gawking employees..oh but it gets better: AFTER hearing that I'm needing a bit of space from my current living situation & extracting a level of detail i wasn't entirely comfortable with, the manager THEN informed me that they allow dogs on a day by day but not month by month basis & also accused me of not registering my dog with front desk. (when i see a pet friendly hotel, i assume i can bring my pet, but that's not the problem)

THE PROBLEM: instead of asking whether my dog would be staying for the month & advising me that this is against policy, the manager first got the 411 on my personal life & living situation and only after satisfying her curiosity (?) decided to ask whether my dog would need to stay with me.

No lady, i bring my dog in with me to stay for 2 days but for the rest of the month I'm going to put him in a kennel (please note sarcasm)

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank evol6161
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

There were no hotels available at all and my friend found this place. I was greeted by some very nice reservation desk people who made me feel welcome.

Virginia is so nice (and very attractive!)

Would stay here again if my regular hotel wasn't available.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Nice location and good buffet. Coffee in room is great. Wi-fi was reliable.

Probably needs some maintenance as rooms are not sound proof ( hard wood floors of first floor rooms ) and nullifies the advantage of less sound from vehicles plying on the road outside.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank manojsaha
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

as soon as i entered the hotel a cockroach came out to welcome me.... another one welcomed me in my room. Alarm clocks from all neighboring rooms started going off so I woke up when everyone got up...

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

this was an okay place to stay, access to wifi/cable worked; great buffet; parking available location near major highways
my only complaint was the rug was old and stained, the room was clean though, coffee and frig in room were nice to have; front desk service was good

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Kara B
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Additional Information about Mariani's Inn

Address: 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-3098
Region: United States > California > Santa Clara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Santa Clara
Price Range: £98 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mariani's Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our history began when Jack Mariani settled in Santa Clara in 1907. After farming his orchards for many years, he was inspired to pull out five acres of prune trees and create the Inn and Restaurant. Ever since, our guests have experienced lodging and dining of the highest caliber in a relaxing, homelike atmosphere. You're sure to enjoy your stay, because we operate the way Jack Mariani designed it - as a family place! ... more   less 
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