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“Close to the HP Pavilion” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Arena Hotel
Ranked #35 of 76 Hotels in San Jose
Northern California
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299 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Close to the HP Pavilion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Our second stay at the Arena Hotel on The Alameda close to the HP Pavilion. A nice hotel with clean rooms and remarkably low prices.

Room Tip: Ask for a room NOT on The Alameda - as it can be a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brown's Pt, WA
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

Close to the airport, clean, with a free breakfast, it saved us when our flight was cancelled.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kleinink
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Honey Brook
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Stayed Feb 28, 2012 for a Sharks/Flyers game. As others have pointed out, great location if you are going to the HP Pavilion. Maybe 10 minute walk to the arena. This is an easy, safe walk. A few blocks past the HP Pavilion you will find several restaurants and bars. The room was very clean. I checked closely for bed bugs - no sign of any under both mattresses. Bathroom was also very clean. I had very little interaction with the staff, but when I did they were friendly. If you are looking for a basic, clean room to attend an event at the HP Pavilion, I would highly recommend. If you want a more cushy experience then you may need to fork out some more $ and check out more expensive options in the area.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HoneyBrookMhh
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

I was a bit concerned about staying here after reading some other reviews. I honestly have no idea what they were talking about. Parking was no problem, the hotel looked great and the room was luxurious and clean. We stayed here simply because of the location to the HP Pavilion to see a Senators vs Sharks game. Lots of fans here...it's worth it. A pre-game snack is served in the lobby and you are literally steps from the arena. People walk further from where they park for the game. Continental breakfast was very impressive. Great selection of coffee/juices and most hot and cold breakfast foods.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Nicoleln
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San Francisco, CA
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180 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

We stayed at the Arena Hotel for a week while attending figure skating competitions at HP Pavilion. It was very easy walking the 2-3 blocks to the Pavilion, and the hotel had all the amenities for a pleasant stay--comfortable beds, clean rooms, microwave ovens, refrigerators, complimentary breakfast--all for a reasonable price.

While this is not the fault of the hotel, the surrounding area could use some rehab. There were empty stores and lots, and the streets could have used a good cleaning. With the exception of an upscale sushi place, there were few restaurants available unless one was willing to walk at least two blocks to find them.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Arena Hotel

Property: Arena Hotel
Address: 817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126-3156
Region: United States > California > San Jose
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 76 Hotels in San Jose
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,949 - ₹ 17,803
Hotel Class:3 star — Arena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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 
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