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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 18 October 2016

First of all, the property is old and dated. Lobby is shabby. Breakfast was mediocre. But by far the very most important reason to not stay here is that my two year old son almost fell out of a second floor window. I opened the window for fresh air because the room was very stuffy, even with air-conditioning on. There...

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California
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Booked this room off of reviews from TripAdvisor. The outside looks nice, as does the lobby. Stayed on the second floor and immediately noticed the threadbare carpeting, along with a great deal of debris on the floor. The elevator had a strong cleaning product odor in it. After checking in, we had to walk around several cleaning carts still in...

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Thank LPD50
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The hotel lobby was welcoming and the front desk staff were courteous. I stood at this hotel due to the location near to the testing center I had to go to take an exam. The walls are very thin and neighbors kept making noise even after notifying the front desk.

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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice and quiet hotel. Stayed in Sep 2016 on a Tuesday. Descent hot breakfast. We stayed in king suite on third floor. Construction outside, but were waking early anyway. Would stay here again if travel through San Jose.

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Thank JulieCandfamily2014
Reviewed 16 September 2016

There are a lot of really good independent hotels in CA but this isn't one of them. The lobby area is shabby and completely worn out and not clean. The exterior courtyard was not clean with weeds etc growing in beds. The hall carpets have to be from the original hotel and never replaced. This first impression set the tone...

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Thank theWimp
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We weren't able to get into our normal hotel chain for the one quick stop we had in San Jose and found this one. The decor and furnishings are dated and worn BUT the beds are very comfortable, the rooms are spacious and the shower area was roomy as well. For the price and the convenience, I would say that...

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Thank marytspecs
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Like a mini-grand hotel! I love it! Brick and marble and gables. Spacious room, huge jacuzi bath, minifridge and microwave, big windows. Walking distance to SAP. Lots of food choices within a mile. What more can one ask for for such a great price! I will definitely be coming back!

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Thank Michelle H
Gary
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great hotel would highly recommend especially for the price. Excellent location for taking a walk lots of food places. Clean room, I'll give front desk an A+. Bathroom was decent. Hot tub worked It was all good.

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Thank Judy P
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The arena hotel is a decent hotel for the price in San Jose. It's not really that close to downtown San Jose (without needing to drive) but is very close to the SAP center/ Shark tank...so depends on the purpose of your visit whether the location will suit. Room was a very good size and the bathroom has a jacuzzi...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the Adele concert, just for a night, and the Arena hotel was the PERFECT location. Staff on check-in were kind and personable and immediately made us feel welcomed. Parking was easy and convenient. Our room was massive, and the bed was spacious and comfortable. The jacuzzi tub was a welcome addition after a very long...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arena Hotel features 89 spacious guestrooms offering floor plans from Deluxe King Rooms, Double Queen Rooms, to Deluxe suites. We offer corporate rates, AARP rates, and extended stay rates. We are located within walking distance to downtown San Jose and HP Pavilion. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast and dinner services during your stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arena Hotel

Address: 817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126-3156
Region: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range: $184 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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“A suite is wonderful if you have an extended getaway”
 of 5 bubbles , 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“higher floor (3rd) on north side is quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles W0ntGetF00ledAgain, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Tell them you want a room with a jacuzzi in it!”
 of 5 bubbles OneManTravelor, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay there unless you get a cheap rate under 60 cause you get 20. fee”
 of 5 bubbles ARMANDORAZO, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“no good room”
 of 5 bubbles 315erans, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
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