Hotel Valencia Santana Row
What We Love
- The outdoor pool and hot tub, open year round
- Artfully plated California modern cuisine at moody restaurant Citrus
- The inviting balcony at Vbar, with its views over buzzy Santana Row
- 24-hour room service
What To Know
- In classic Silicon Valley fashion, the hotel plays host to plenty of corporate meetings
- Free WiFi
- This is the only hotel on Santana Row, the popular shopping and dining neighborhood
- Continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A cross between a Mediterranean mansion and a slick metropolitan boutique hotel, this 212-room San Jose stay offers something for both expense account-wielding execs and cool-seeking vacationers. Interiors tend towards clean-lined minimalism and a sleek black and white palette, while the pool and restaurants exude a more European vibe, with warm tones, classic columns and arches, and sprays of vibrant bougainvillea. Enjoy stunning sunset views beside a glowing fire pit at the rooftop wine bar Cielo, then head through the sheer curtains at the entrance of glam restaurant Citrus for Californian coastal cuisine featuring locally-sourced sustainable meats and seafood.
In the Area
Start by exploring the vibrant, palm tree-lined boulevard that is Santana Row, a fun laid-back neighborhood crammed with upscale restaurants, bars and boutiques. Then visit the feted San Jose Museum of Art, known for its impressive permanent collection of contemporary West Coast art. Oenophiles should head a little further afield on a Silicon Valley wine tasting mission, stopping at cellar doors like Bargetto Winery, known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and Morgan Hill Cellars, founded in 1913 and one of the oldest wineries in the Santa Clara Valley.
How to Get There
Our family really enjoyed this property for our late summer fling.
It's the perfect combination of fun and friendly. A great location.
The rooms are quiet despite being close to the road.
Be sure to talk to the staff about the best local spots to eat, the front desk gave us directions to the best local breakfast burritos !
We don't visit California often but will be sure to be back .
Loud, loud, loud. Our stay at the Hotel Valencia started out well. Friendly front desk staff. A nice and spacious room, with a modern but comfortable aesthetic. Our booking was for two nights, a Friday and a Saturday, with an early morning flight on Sunday. We travel frequently and are fairly forgiving hotel guests, but when we got back to our room on Friday night at 11:30, it was so loud there was no way to fall asleep. Our room faced an interior courtyard. We were on the 6th floor. The noise coming up from the outdoor area below was so loud it was like being in a dance club. Loud music with a strong, pounding bass. In addition the music, the shrieks and yells of clearly very drunk party guests. Not appropriate at 11;30 at night in a hotel where guests might be trying to sleep. The next night, Saturday, was more of the same loud partying and music in the courtyard, but this time with the addition of loud guests in the halls of the hotel. Finally, there appeared to be no soundproofing between guest rooms as we could hear noise from the rooms next to ours. The hotel needs to decide if it is an event/party space or a hotel. Our guess is that the noise would not be an issue on a weeknight, but for a weekend it was unacceptable.
Simply awesome. Not including beach resorts, I don't believe I have ever been more satisfied with what a hotel has to offer -certainly the best "city" hotel at which I have stayed. Clean, safe, comfortable. We'll start with that. Conveniently located in the most favorable area of San Jose -Santana Row- 10 minutes west of downtown. Plenty to do, shop, eat and drink just outside your door. The rooms are spacious with nice a bathroom/shower, mini bar/safe, and a private (small balcony). Then, there is the free continental breakfast that was maintained and stocked so well I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about. I cannot, simply cannot, recommend this place any more. I wish I had another reason to return to the Bay Area.
I like how the hotel is located right in the middle of Santana Row. You can spend your afternoon just walking around the area. Nice dining options are also available in walking distances. The hotel itself, in my opinion, is average. Nice fancy decorations but kind of felt old. I just never get it why the hotel room costed that much.
This is a very cool spot to hang for a weekend of Twitchcom. Situated in a upscale shopping and dining district with walk to everything along with easy parking at garage around the corner, valet available at the front door too. I felt very comfortable here with my family strolling the tree lined streets any hour of the day or night. Very clean and well kept, Santana Row is a hip spot. The hotel was very nice with great staff at the front desk and a clean well furbished room. Maids were great and linens were soft. A complentary breakfest buffet was really nice, dining room higher end. I didnt care for the sliding bathroom door but it worked ok for privacy etc...It was really nice to just walk out the front door and do some window shopping, dining etc in a very comfortable and safe environment. We bought some garments with many items reasonably priced for quality stuff, great time. There was a car show Sunday morning on the sidewalks with McLarens and Ferrari's lining the streets ( I think they have this car show everyother Sunday) It was really fun just walking around with our Sunday coffee checking out these outrageous machines. Santana Row is a great spot for a weekend stay, I recomend it but not on a slim budget.