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Fontaine Inn in San Jose, CA

Fontaine Inn in San Jose, CA

History

Established in 1984.

This hotel was built in 1984 and started doing business as Brookside Inn. Then in 1990 changed the business name to Budget Inn till 1994. The new owners decided to take a part in the Wynhdam Program and became a Days Inn until 2010. Thr property now does business as Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 2.18

Address: 2460 Fontaine Rd, San Jose, CA, 95121
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
  • Tue: Open 24 hours
  • Wed: Open 24 hours
  • Thu: Open 24 hours
  • Fri: Open 24 hours
  • Sat: Open 24 hours
  • Sun: Open 24 hours

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Comments (11):

1. JOnok E.
Registering online at priceline.com ( travela.priceline.com/ho… ) my friend and I only spent $25 each for one night.

The lady behind the glass was quiet, but NICE.

The room looked and smelled CLEAN. I thought it was spacious and the furniture was cute (my 4-year-old daughter LOVED it).

We had CABLE, there was INTERNET ACCESS, a writing DESK w/CHAIR, a DRESSER, 2 SIDE-TABLES, a single COUCH that looked like a recliner, but it really just had an OTTOMAN that slides under it, a HAIR DRYER and a MINI-FRIDGE/FREEZER (which we filled with coffee and chocolate/strawberry milk and sandwiches and beef jerky and ice cream from the Safeway - among other stores - nearby).

The bed was suppose to be a QUEEN, but it was really more like a CALIFORNIA KING. It was perfect for bouncing on and it was comfortable and I wasn't afraid of getting bit by bedbugs.

The bathroom was spotless. I even felt safe letting my daughter swim in the bathtub (which made her night) and I'm pretty germaphobic when it comes to my baby.

AND IT DIDN'T HAVE ROACHES!

What more could you want?

01/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Joe C.
I will never ever stay there again. As I open the door to my room and I get hit on by two hookers who were staying next door.  The wi fi did not reach my room. The rooms are dumps. I do not think the owner has ever slept in one of his dumpy rooms. They had stains every where from the carpet to the chairs. I thought i was going to get some kind of disease just by walking bare foot in the room . The place is a dump and the owner Mr. Patel does not care about your stay.

26/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
3. Chef Laura A.
If I could haven given them minus zero, I would have. I don't know why YELP doesn't have this available. This place is the grossest motel I've ever had the pleasure of putting family members at.  I have pictures of the rug, it was black.  My sisters husband cleaned up a small amount of water he'd accidently spilled, and the towel was black with filth (got pics folks). When done cleaning the spill, we realized the rug was actually a fairly bright red.  The bathtub had a hole in it, and did not hold water for long (got pictures). Did I mention that I reserved the room for my handicapped sister, a day, or two in advance?  Well, the night they arrived the handicapped room they'd reserved for three days was not ready! In fact, it was a mess, with unmade bed, dirty towels, and garbage still in the room.  So, the manager put my handicapped sister in a different room.  The room was way in the back of the motel, with no close parking access. However, there was a redeeming factor, the room actually had a functional shower that my sister could get her sit down walker into.  So, though it was really too far for her to walk without assistance, she decided it was okay. Then, they decided to move my sister to another room, because she only prepaid for the first two days, with plans to pay the balance on the last day, which was the same day they were moved again.  These people were not accommodating for my poor sister, at all.
I called the credit card co., to dispute the charges and was told that if you stay you cannot dispute the charges. THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS, IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS GET ANOTHER HOTEL IMMEDIATELY, AND THEN YOU CAN DISPUTE THE CHARGES!!! I LEARNED SOMETHING HERE, TOO BAD PEOPLE CAN BEHAVE SO BADLY, AND GET AWAY WITH IT!
Also when I went to dispute this with my credit card company the owner told the credit card company that my sister had two grown dogs, when she really had three. This was a mistruth, as I told him she had two grown wiener dogs (daschunds) and a puppy of the other two. I also told him the dogs would never be left unattended.
There were drug deals going on all night, and hookers doing business at their motel, WHICH MY SISTER NEVER COMPLAINED ABOUT.  
It's not in a good area, and my brother inlaw said the police were patrolling the parking lot all night long.

21/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Jason D.
I will give them one star for answering the phone and taking my credit card #.. Then when I arrive they tell me they don't have any of my info.. So I ask why she want my card # and so on.. He can't tell me any thing except I don't have a rev.. So I leave & try to get another room some where else.. I could if I want to pay over $1000 yeah right.. So I called back to tell him thank you I will be sleeping in a box truck tonight. He tells me to call days inn cc.. That where I got him lying I told him I wanted to reserve a smoking room for the next night & he tells me they don't have smoking rooms.. I tell him I stayed there 3 weeks ago in a smoking room.. So I have a friend call a few hrs later and ask if they had any smoking rooms for tomorrow..Guess what his his reply yes we do!! If he is gonna lie about smoking rooms it really worries where my credit card #s are.. Just to warn you make sure book online cause front desk is SHADY LIERS!!

26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
5. January S.
I took a room here out of desperation during an epic 3-day road trip in a Uhaul from Vancouver BC to Phoenin AZ. 1748 bad  talk-radio filled, deep-vein thrombosis inducing miles!  It was 11pm and I had been driving for 15hrs on my second day out, the Quality Inn, my usual cheap and cheerful go-to, was booked up and the Fontaine was the closest with a room.
It's located just off the highway in a really dodgy 'hood. The only store nearby was a liquor store that had homeless people milling about outside as well as several drunken loud gangster types rolling up in cars to by booze.

The guy at the desk was very nice and polite when he checked me in. As was the nice girl who handled my check-out. I had requested a non-smoking room and he had me sign a compliance form to ensure I wouldn't smoke in the room lest I be fined $150.00! No prob. Smoking is stupid.

The Room.
It's all a matter of perspective. If I had just suffered a 3-week trek through a horrible, hot, steamy bug-infested rain forest, this room would seem Heaven on earth: there was electricity. The A/C worked. There was a toilet that worked and even had half a roll of TP sitting on the tank-lid. There were brand new soap bars. Clean towels. There was a shower with hot water. There was a TV (old tube TV from 1990) but it worked as did the cable and the internet.
As someone who had not been through a harrowing ordeal in a 3rd world country  and was merely looking for a nice place to spend the night and who appreciates staying in finer hotels;  it was crappy.

The formerly red carpet was mostly black and I didn't take my flip-flops off until I was safely ashore on the Isle of Bed. The aforementioned TV had several cigarette burns, as did all of the furniture, toilet lid, bathtub edge, counters and everywhere else one might rest a stupid lit cigarette in a "non-smoking" room. Which smelled mildly of cigarettes that had never been lit in this "non-smoking" domicile.
ALWAYS STRIP AND DISREGARD THE TOP COVER ON ANY MOTEL BED!!
there IS ALWAYS a long list of bodily secretions hidden thereon that would challenge even the brightest medical student to recite by wrote. I saw a show on this.
I immediately phoned the desk to ensure I would mot be charged for causing any of this old damage.
I was too tired to complain further and fell asleep watching a reality show filmed in an Indiana maximum-security prison, which felt right considering my environs within and without.
"Free Breakfast" was cold cereal, toast, waxy apples, coffee and Orange "Drink". Yes "Drink".
I passed on all but coffee and hit the road, preferring the still-frozen-inside ham n cheese sammy I bought at the Arco gas station. I always wondered how they keep those fresh, now I know: they FREEZE them and thaw them as needed! Ingenious!
The Fontaine Inn is not a luxurious resort: it is a LAST resort. At $79.99 plus tax it was about $30 over-priced. Shoulda held out for a Super 8!

24/06/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
6. Shelby M.
For the price, this is an awesome motel! After a late night check in somewhere else near by and finding several roaches, I called this place and they were so nice. Clean, affordable, and although there there was no office, they printed out a few sheets for me. I would definitely recommend this place when traveling on a budget.

06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Hien N.
This place is the worst...I would give it zero stars if I could...my sister in law reserved 2 hotel rooms and I was the guest...but the people still wouldnt let me check into my room because both rooms was under the main person which was my sister in law name...and she paid for both rooms already online...I ask can they refund one room and I pay for the second room so I can put under my name so I can check in cuz I was tired and about to knock out...and they said it would take 7 -15 business days yo refund the money...WTF what company does that?!?! So I had to wait an hour for my sister in law to arrive and check in to get our rooms...oh and this place doesnt let you park extra cars...they make you fill out a paper to place on your...if you dont have the paper they will tow your car away.

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
8. Lindy L.
clean rooms,  friendly staff.... no laundry tho.

21/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Andrea B.
Foul and unsafe. Spent one night here while passing through for business.  At 12:35 am a knock at the door by a strange gentleman, being a single female I opted to not answer but looked throught the peephole. The man looked in the peephole as well. Then knocked again, and my personal favorite part, he then tried the door handle!  Another knock and I had to say in my meanest husky-ist voice "wrong room"!!! He then left. I called the front desk and #1 they weren't surprised,  and #2 they didn't seem to care too much.

Needless to say, I slept only an 1 1/2 before two business meetings the next morning. For $100 on a Wednesday I expect safe and clean, a far cry from these accommodations.

03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
10. Scott B.
Horrible place to stay. Lots of bums, unsecure and room wasnt ready at check in. Stains in bedding,  and clerk was not hospitable.  He wasn't rude but made things more difficult. My employer prebooked this place.

12/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
11. Amanda U.
I got this room for my man and had to check it out myself to make sure it was cool cuz let's face it woman are more likely to complain about issues then men and I wanted my man to be as comfy as possible. ;0)

Surprisingly, this place was a bit nicer than expected. I saw some people complain about the freeway noise somewhere on the web so I took their advice and requested a room available furthest from the freeway. We were still pretty close to the freeway but really the noise wasn't bad. Maybe for those light sleepers it would pose a problem, i guess, but maybe turning on the fan to drown it out. The room possibly went under new renovation the bed was king and as I always do a pre-bed bug inspection the bed was in a very clean condition. The fridge and microwave were very clean. The bathtub looks like it was missed in the renovation but all in all the room was nice for the price. Oh I also liked that they had an ice machine on the second floor as well!

The contintental breakfast was not great which is why it is missing a star.

This might not be the prettiest place landscape wise but for families its directly across the street from Chuck E. Cheese and around the corner from coffee shops liquor stores, restaurants such as Denny's if you would prefer to eat there instead of the continental breakfast.

30/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0