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“Great place - caters to Asian travellers, but nice place for all”
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Friendship Inn
Ranked #21 of 35 Hotels in Sunnyvale
Reviewed 30 August 2012

This is the cleanest hotel I think I have ever stayed in, with nice decor and furnishings. I disagree with some of the comments about noise. Even though it is located right on the busy El Camino Real and our room overlooked a muffler shop, I didn't hear a thing all night. The breakfast offers made to order eggs along with other American type breakfast items and also has a nice Asian breakfast offering. The staff was wonderful. Definitely a place to try for the business or limited stay traveller.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

First, the hallways smell, the beds are not particularly comfortable, the air conditioning only works intermittently, and the walls are paper thin. My bigger problem was that they didn’t honor my Orbitz reservation claiming “They turned the Internet off, but Orbitz made the reservation anyway.” Huh??

The young woman at the counter, Lisa, said they only had one room left and instead of the $94/night I had on my confirmed reservation from Orbitz, they wanted $125. It was 8:30 at night and I had no choice so I took it for one night instead of the two I had reserved. When I returned from dinner, Lisa relented and gave me the room for only one night at my agreed upon rate. I left the next morning as fast as I could with no reservation anywhere for that evening.

It’s just as well because the place is a smelly dump with a bizarre understanding of customer service. Not much friendship at the Friendship Inn. I’d stay far away if I were you.

By the way, I called Orbitz about this and they couldn't have cared less, suggesting I find another hotel. I guess I learned the value of a confirmed reservation through Orbitz.

Room Tip: A confirmed reservation means nothing to them.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

the room was clean, and they offered custom-cooked eggs at breakfast, plus cereals and Asian breakfast items.
However, the acoustics were poor (especially the water pounding into the tub upstairs or next door at 2:30 AM prior to someone's shower), the sheets were too small for the beds and came undone during the night, making a lumpy sleeping surface, and most importantly ...
There's a raised manhole cover at the sloping driveway exit that can eviscerate low cars!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2011

Friendship Inn has the some of the cleanest rooms & the nicest staff of any hotel that I have ever stayed in. (I am pretty sure that they clean the rooms with a toothbrush). The staff was beyond wonderful.....they could not have been more friendly and helpful! I will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 5 December 2010

I tried this out and thought it was fine, given the location. Best part was free access to a health club down the street. Excellent breakfast for Asian travellers, the manager was very nice. Perfectly fine for business travel, especially those from Asia.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 July 2017
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Room Tip: Prendre une chambre côte parking pour éviter le bruit des voitures
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Friendship Inn

Address: 958 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3739
Region: United States > California > Sunnyvale
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 35 Hotels in Sunnyvale
Price Range: £132 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Friendship Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Updated hotel for business and leisure travel in the heart of Silicon Valley. Free breakfast and wireless internet access. Close to downtown San Jose, Santa Clara and Stanford University. We are a small hotel dedicated to meeting the needs of our guests. Our Asian-style breakfast is very popular with our repeat guests. Try our free golf practice cage. ... more   less 
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