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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
You won't find a better hotel than this in San Jose. From the super comfy beds, to the complimentary breakfast.
The only downside was that the roof terrace was closed because its not summer - though I'm British so the 20 degrees it is here in May would've been perfect for a rooftop.
The rooms are superbly cleaned and are extremely spacious and well equipped with many amenities. There is a fully stocked mini bar and snack tray. You can forgo daily housekeeping to get 10$ minibar credit a day too - which is great for the environment.
The fitness center it basic compared to those available at some chain hotels, I missed having a normal exercise bike to do my daily spin workout, but that's a very specific complaint.
The staff are always happy to help with any requests.
I travel here reasonably regularly on business and this will always be my go too hotel for every single trip.
I always enjoy staying at the Hotel Valencia. The service and the rooms are top notch. Bonus is their complimentary morning breakfast. The only negative is on the weekend evenings, when the bar is open late, you can hear the noise from the people in the courtyard area, even if you are on the top floor. I requested a room away from the street, which was great, but it was still pretty loud on a Friday night with people hanging out in the center courtyard until midnight. Even with that, I wouldn't hesitate to come back here again. Great location as well. You are in the center of everything.
Very nice hotel. Great location with high end shopping and restaurants in walking distance. Well appointed rooms, quiet, with lots of light. New furnishings. Great for business traveller or vacationers. My only gripe is that they charged me $5 for either mini bar OR safe usage. I didn't use either, but am super surprised that any hotel would charge you to use the in-room safe. I did drink a bottle of water that was on the sink in the bathroom. If they charge for that, they should have put a sign on it that it was $5. At any rate, that is why they don't get 5 stars.
There aren’t many nice hotels in Silicon Valley but this is one of the best. It’s in a really nice man made European street facade that reminds of Disneyland. Lots of restaurants and shops. Hotel is nice with comfy bed. I would have given 5 stars but the breakfast was pretty ordinary. I went walking to find a better cafe where I could pay for breakfast but no luck.
Excellent hotel in great location. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Staff is friendly. Really nice breakfast included. Hotel is in heart of Santana Row which offers great shopping and dining.