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Clarion Inn Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA

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The smoke-free Clarion InnSilicon Valley hotel is minutes from the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and the HP Pavilion at San Jose arena. The Mineta San Jose International Airport is six miles away. Our many amenities include: free deluxe continental breakfast, free coffee, free high-speed internet access, free newspaper, free local calls, outdoor heated pool, whirlpool hot tub and sun deck. Take advantage of our public computer with Internet, and access to copy and fax service. We also have four meeting rooms that are perfect for hosting your next business gathering. All guest rooms are furnished with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and cable television. We also offer three luxury suites that have separate living rooms and four-person whirlpool in the bedrooms.The Clarion Inn Silicon Valley hotel provides friendly customer service, affordable rates and a convenient location.

History

Established in 1989.

The Clarion Presidents Inn Silicon Valley in San Jose (Choice Property Code CA913) is a Globally Ranked Mid-scale Franchised "Boutique Style Hotel". The Clarion Inn has been and continues to be a proud recipient of "AAA Three Diamonds."

This is an Owner Designed Inn.  Meticulous and Insightful thought was placed into developing a beautiful oasis on San Jose's sprawling Monterey Hwy.   It was decided that travelers into San Jose Airport, Corporate, Families, Seniors, Bay Area Citizens, and Local Travelers would be proud to have an affordable inn with stylized character.  

The vision was to provide an "Authentic Boutique Style Ambiance" but without the high cost that would be expected.  It was decided to build a limited service inn that would make their guest stay "Picturesque" yet affordable.  Giving them freedom to explore the surrounding communities and events.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 2.67

Address: 3200 Monterey Rd., San Jose, CA, 95111
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Comments (18):

1. Samson W.
Just stayed at this hotel and it was worth it.  Great and reasonable price.  Wonderful service.  The room was perfectly large.  The only downside was the toilet, which was stuck from the previous guest.  There is even a restaurant next door.

21/01/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. N J.
I didn't want to pay $200 at a downtown San Jose hotel so I decided to stay here instead. Decent accommodations. About a 15 minute drive to downtown.

05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. Amber D.
Cashier/hostess did not seem very happy and didn't smile once. Room was clean and tidy. Nice jacuzzi/spa very relaxing. Not as nice as I thought it would be but not bad either.

01/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. jana w.
The location was not the best, but it's not far from better neighborhoods. The décor in the room was a little dated, but it was CLEAN as was the breakfast area.  The continental breakfast was fine, Not a big hearty breakfast, but good enough to get you through to lunch and I repeat...it was CLEAN.  And the staff was GREAT.  And the entire staff was friendly and helpful. The pool looked nice, but we didn't use it. I would definitely stay there again.  And a note to all of you who need to plug in phone, laptops, camera chargers, yada, yada, yada I suggest that you purchase a three way plug to carry with you on trips, because none of the hotels are set up to handle all the extra things we need to charge.

22/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Don C.
it is OK to stay couple of days when you are in trip to San Jose, if there is no place you can book.

24/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Theodore W.
What a shithole this place is. The worst part is that, as I'm writing this, I'm staying here RIGHT NOW. Who was president the last time this hotel was updated? Roosevelt? The FIRST ONE???

I called ahead of time to make sure they had a hot tub. They do, but of course it's "out of service," as if that's acceptable. The air conditioning doesn't really work properly, and the woman at the front desk, although pleasant, could not recommend a single thing in the area beyond Applebee's.

Oh, and it's located on the highway. Seriously. I hope you like the sound of traffic.

16/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
7. Shawn S.
I stayed 2 nights here..the room was clean and had all the amenities you expect for a clarion inn. I did have a room facing the road so it was loud in the morning but didn't bother me at night. Unfortunately I woke up to a cockroach in bed with me the 2nd day and couldn't get out fast enough. I'm not familiar with bugs in CA, and maybe they are just typical, but sorry..not ok with me.  I told the front desk and they did call housekeeping right away but that was all they did.

10/08/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
8. Darren M.
A little ghetto but overall quite nice.
Decent little breakfast, clean rooms, looks like it may have been a halfway house or something similar to that at one point of it's life. I dug it.

25/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Michael W.
This may very well be the nastiest hotel I've ever stayed at. In my youth I frequented Motel 6, Super 8, and Red Roof. This hotel is worse. Why? I'm going to start with the urine smell in my room. Beyond that the absurdity of there being NOT ONE SINGLE power outlet accessible in the room (other than one in the bathroom)

New television... that's about it. Cant really think of anything nice to say about this place.

19/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
10. Melissa J.
I was beyond annoyed with this hotel.  I made online reservations two weeks in advance. Mind you, when I am making these reservations they ask you for your name, birthday, credit card, etc. Okay. Yesterday I come in at about 7 and tell the lady at the front that I have made reservations. She asks for my card and ID.  She's like, Oh you're not 21? I tell her no, and I won't be for a couple more months. She's like, you have to be 21 to book a reservation here.
What the f*ck?! Why the f*ck wouldn't the website prevent me from booking a reservation?!? They asked for my birthday when I made it, and they let me make it anyway!?! And what would have happened if I didn't have my 24 year old boyfriend with me? I guess I'd be shit out of luck because for whatever retarded reason they require you to be 21.
Not only that, but I was wanting to pay for the hotel since it was his birthday and I was taking him out. Nope, she absolutely wouldn't take my credit card, only his. Why? Why the f*ck does it matter who's paying?
The only reason it got two stars is because it had a coffee maker, mini fridge, and a microwave that were very useful.
Never coming back here again.

16/02/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
11. Sarah M.
This place was my go to place until last time. Not only did they change their policy and require a credit card up on check in for incidentals but there was bed bugs! I pre booked my room on hotels.com and the room was paid for and because I paid with and only had a debit card they almost did not let me check in. I had to fight to check in. That is ridiculous to require a credit card like that. I have been to hotels that can charge an amount up front to a debit card and refund it back if there is no incidentals. The fact that I prepaid and still had to fight to get a room shows that this place is going down hill. Then I get into my room and find bed bugs in my bed. Had to trap one and show them proof in order to switch rooms! I was not even offered any kind of discount to make it right. Just a room switch and an attitude. So unclean rooms and a new inconvenient check in policy, I think I will be staying elsewhere from now on. It is a shame too because I liked this place at one point and I would regularly stay here. Never again.

07/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
12. Bruce B.
Large spacious rooms with comfortable beds.  Some amenities, then there is the neighborhood, well it's a little seedy.  Then you wake up ready for breakfast and that's where this place falls way short, they have bread, no eggs no yogurt actually if you like bread products and cereal you are okay. For their rate they could at least offer what a Rodeway would offer.
Based on location and the skimpy breakfast I have cancelled my next stay there and scheduled elsewhere.

01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
13. Richard M.
This was a good deal. 90 bucks, and the room was great!  Hot tub wasn't working but breakfast was great, reception was great, nice clean, well maintained. I'd definitely stay here again.

11/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Danny H.
My wife and I needed a quick 1 day getaway and I saw this place and decided to give it a try. I'm very happy and the lady at the front deck was extremely nice and pleasant. The room is a little out of day but the price is HARD to beat. Very surprised about how affordable the suite was and it was huge!!!  I would definitely stay here again. Very pleased!!!

15/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Joe B.
In general Silicon Valley has a lot of these mid/low end hotels. This one is pretty similar to its peers... And it's just as disappointing. Tired and outdated finishes, worn and low end amenities. Thin walls and noisy. A crash pad at best. But if you are looking for a cheap crash, it's cheap, relatively clean and not overly scary

28/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
16. Irish P.
Have you ever just wanted to get away for a day, relax somewhere else away from home? My boyfriend and I were due for a much needed day-cation away from the house.
Clarion Inn wasn't our first choice, but we got stuck with it because the hotel we normally go to was fully booked.

I'm going to start with the room. We had to get two queen beds instead of one king because it was the only one available. We didn't mind because we used one of the beds to set all of our belongings and called it the "dirty bed" while we used the other to sleep. The photo of the dirty bathtub posted about a year ago by Michael W. is very accurate. I don't know if we stayed in the same room as he did, but ours had dirt stains also.
I loved that they provided not one, but TWO kinds of pillows. If I could remember correctly, it was down feather and down alternative. To be honest, I didn't even tell the difference. The only reason why I know they had two types is because they have a note on the desk stating so.
I thought it's very awkward how this room was made. The sink and coffee pot and bath necessities are right next to the bed.

Although this location is right on Monterey highway, I don't remember hearing loud traffic throughout the night. Or maybe because I was way too drunk to pay attention.
One big plus is that they have DirecTV! I never seen that at other hotels. That's important to me because I love me some TV!
They had a microwave and a mini fridge. I think it was a cooler because it didn't really get too cold. I'm sad that we left our Famous Dave's leftovers and Grey Goose bottle in there. That thing gave me a hangover, a bad one, so I guess it's a good thing we forgot it.

On to the customer service... We got to Clarion at about 2:50PM knowing that check-in is at 3PM. The tall man with glasses told us that our rooms weren't ready and to come back in 30 minutes. We didn't mind because The Plant shopping center was a few stop lights down the street and we figured we would just kill some time there. We ended up coming back at 4:20PM. This Asian girl with waaaaaay too much Bath & Body Works body spray on was at the front desk. She too told us with her lifeless personality that our room wasn't ready and recommended that we come back at 6PM. Now what the hell are we gonna do until 6??? At that point I was super frustrated at the fact that they weren't ready. Does it really take that long to clean one room? She still checked us in and gave us our keys but of course we couldn't go in until housekeeping was finished. It was funny to me because the tall man from earlier even told us, "You know that lady that just walked out, she just checked out right now" I'm thinking, so???? What does that have to do with anything? Then it dawned on me that maybe this room that the lady checked out of 4 hours late was ours.
We eventually got our room at about 5:15PM because my boyfriend literally went to the room to ask housekeeping how long would it be.
We didn't mind all the hassle and the wait because of course, sh*t happens... But not once were the staff apologetic about the whole thing. We didn't get at least one "Sorry for the inconvenience".

Will we stay here again? Maybe. But it would be our last resort.

P. S. Yes, the jacuzzi/swimming pool area was of course out of service just like everyone else said.

15/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
17. Sarah B.
First, the online information said that the hotel was 3 miles from the SAP center and it was actually eight miles so now it was going to cost me  a large mount of money for a cab. Secondly, I had booked a room with a Jacuzzi and I had been planning this trip for 6 months only to find out that the jacuzzi didn't work. I was told this after I checked in once I was trying to fill it up. The staff did not inform me upon checking in. The room was eventually discounted. But then upon checking out I was charged both room charges for the initial price and for the discounted rate so for the rest of my vacation I was short $150. I eventually did receive the refund once I was home from vacation. Finally, the jacuzzi room had mold all along the bathroom ceiling, I did take pictures.

04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
18. Marianne M.
Fast and free wifi, quiet, and clean.  My husband and I go to San Jose annually for memorial day to work at a local convention and this is the first time I've ever gotten a good night's sleep at a motel on a holiday weekend.  I was a bit dubious as the motel is right by the train tracks, but I didn't notice any noise once we were inside. Usually there's loud music or partying or something keeping us from sleeping--there was a bit of partying in the parking lot, but it was all at a very reasonable volume that was drowned out by the air conditioner.  There was vomit in the parking lot Sunday morning (don't you love holidays?), but it was cleaned up shortly after we had left for the day, which is more than I can say for a lot of other places.

Very confused by people saying this was in a bad part of town?  It's just a little underdeveloped and there are a lot of independently owned shops.  There are also a quite a few people that enjoy loitering, but nothing was broken into. I imagine they were just enjoying a nice night.

The room was dated, but clean.  Mattress was comfortable.  It came with shampoo (which is more than I can say for the Motel 6 we stayed at the day before checking in here).  Above all, it was relatively soundproofed. I can't complain.

02/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0