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BEST WESTERN - San Jose Airport Plaza

This is a 2 star hotel in San Jose
2118 The Alameda, San Jose, CA, U.S.A.
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Airport/highway access, free breakfast, good rates, concerns with highway noise
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed the hotel's proximity to the airport and highway access
  • The hotel's rates were found to be affordable and reasonable by many lodgers
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Some guests reported noise in highway-facing rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was described as limited by a few lodgers
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Oct 7, 2013
Located about a 9-minute drive from San Jose International Airport (SJC) and a 2-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 880 on-ramp, the Best Western San Jose Airport Plaza is suitable for air or car travellers who require a well-priced stopover hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and pets are not permitted. The hotel is 100% smoke free.

The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a hot tub, an elevator, a free breakfast and free parking. 

San Jose's city centre is about an 8-minute drive away, while San Jose Market Center can be found 6 minutes away by car. Santa Clara University and Buck Shaw Stadium are both roughly a 2-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 2, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rates, rooms and staff. 

Many guests praised the hotel's location. They found it close to the airport, shopping, downtown San Jose, highway access, restaurants, Santa Clara University and Buck Shaw Stadium.

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They were described as affordable, budget friendly, excellent and reasonable.

The hotel's lodgings were enjoyed by several travellers. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, modern, spacious and beautiful, with comfortable beds and good Wi-Fi. 

Several lodgers complimented the hotel's staff. They were characterized as friendly, helpful and professional.

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about noise transfer and the free breakfast.

Some guests complained of noise disturbances during their stay. The majority of these reviewers reported highway noise in rooms facing the road, while a few guests also reported noisy in-room air-conditioning units.

The free breakfast was a source of disappointment for a few lodgers. They described it as limited and lackluster, with no meat or egg options and waffles being the only hot option. guest reviews ranked the hotel #17 of 72 San Jose hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 43 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 14 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 5 out of 5 from 1 review.

The author called the hotel on October 2, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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195.99 USD - 0.00 USD BEST WESTERN - San Jose Airport Plaza
Out of 70 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.5 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 4
No. of guest comments: 4
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #14 out of 70 hotels in San Jose ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"Hotel is worn. My room smelled of old cigarette smoke."
George from Washington, DC US rated BEST WESTERN - San Jose Airport Plaza 5 out of 10 on July 31, 2010
Eric from Shelburne, VT US rated BEST WESTERN - San Jose Airport Plaza 8 out of 10 on March 06, 2006
Peter from Carlsbad, CA US rated BEST WESTERN - San Jose Airport Plaza 10 out of 10 on August 21, 2004
"One of the best I have stayed at...thanks."
Donna from Cloverdale, CA US rated BEST WESTERN - San Jose Airport Plaza 10 out of 10 on May 08, 2004


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BEST WESTERN - San Jose Airport Plaza

  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Photocopier
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Outdoor

User Contributed Info

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BEST WESTERN Airport Plaza is a boutique-style property with a homey atmosphere. We are located near the airport, convention centers, universities, downtown, restaurants, amusement parks and museums. We are also situated just a short drive to San Francisco or Santa Cruz. We look forward to your stay at the BEST WESTERN Airport Plaza.


Accessibility Options Handicapped Parking | Accessible Path of Travel
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax (408) 243-5478
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Property Info 24 hr Service
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood Central
Number of Floors 2
Number of Rooms 40
Number of Suites 2
Parking Outdoor | Free | Lot
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Public Access Open to the General Public
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free (800) 842-7438
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00
WiFi Free

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