This is a neat little hotel convenient to many major business names. The front desk is extremely accommodating and there is a free shuttle to anything within a five mile radius of the hotel (plus the airport). I agree with the other reviewers that the beds and the body size pillows are a dream! House keeping doesn't speak much english but if you can smile they can work with you. All employees here are friendly and want to help you out. Shout out to Bill, Jake, Alysia, Sergio and Irwin!
The pool is heated and not very busy when I was here. There is 2 public computers and a free printer in the tiny but accessible business centre. There is an adequate fitness room and a nicely equipped commons where there is a wine and cheese hour every weeknight...and the commons remains open 24-7 as does the fitness room.
The place is very clean and I felt safe here. The rooms have either a courtyard or a parking lot view. All rooms have a knee to ceiling glass wall covered by thick blinds. Here again I agree with the poster Chris_Tretta that the doors did not have proper weather stripping at the bottom and will let in light and road noise if you have a front facing room.
I stayed here 3 weeks for business and I found it awkward to get to any shopping. If you have a rental car, this place is great, if you don't, you will be spending a lot on taxis. The nearest major city mall is a 50$ cab ride away. There is a small one around the corner, but it really doesn't have much to offer. There is many restaurants to choose from including IHOP on site, Bennigan's next door and to the opposite side, there is a tiny mall with a small convenience store, a bottle shop and about 4 restaurants including an awesome and affordable one called Iguanas that serves tex-mex. There is also a catholic church across the back parking lot that needs to be visited if only to see the beautiful statuary that they have. The congregation is very welcoming if this is something you are looking for.
Be sure to check out the walls of robots in the lobby when you arrive! 2pts if you can find Bender!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot - continental breakfast is a 10$ voucher for the on site IHOP. Enjoy!
- Also Known As:
- Best Western Santa Clara
- Holiday Inn Santa Clara
- Santa Clara Holiday Inn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our newly renovated rooms feature a large working desk, 37 inch flat screen TV, Ipod docking station, refrigerator and free high speed internet access. ... more less
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