by Lissa Poirot
Located within the mixed-use Santa Row neighborhood in San Jose and surrounded by upscale shops and restaurants, Hotel Valencia is a stylish and hip Spanish-inspired hotel property. The property opened in 2003 and received a renovation of its guestrooms in 2013, and is a natural fit for families looking for an independent and unique property.
Note that entering from the ground floor can be confusing, as you’ll need to take the elevator to the third floor to discover the lobby, with an expansive terrace where guests may lounge and dine under the sun.
Our Editor Loves
- Located within a mixed-use district
- Rooftop swimming pool
- Walking distance from Winchester Mystery House
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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The 215-room property offers rooms on four floors. All rooms can sleep only four, but rollaway beds are available. They are outfitted with flat-screen TVs and families can request a mini-refrigerator. Wi-Fi is included with all room stays.
Traditional rooms include king bedrooms or two double beds, with higher level rooms having balconies that overlooking the terrace or Santana Row.
There are very few connecting rooms in which to create suites, but the hotel does offer Junior and Executive Suites. Junior Suites are studio-style suites with a king bed and living area connected, while Executive Suites have a separate bedroom and living area. Both feature sofas.
Overall really good experience. The room we received was fabulous with its own balcony. The hotel has a really nice Pool and hot tub as well as a gym. The gym is strangely located on the 5th floor and was actually over our room which did cause some noise but nothing too disruptive. The hotels bar is very cool and swanky. We got a drink there which was good servers seemed interested in chatting with each other more than us at time but overall very cool location. Also ordered room service for breakfast which was very tasty.
Check in with Jream was great he was very polite and gave great customer service. Valet was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay! Overall great and would most definitely recommend.
We had a great stay at Hotel Valencia Santana Row San Jose. Beautiful hotel outside and inside. Very clean and friendly staff. Located right in Santana Row. We went down to have some Mexican appetizers in the garden restaurant at the end of the row. We went on a Thursday and they had a two man band playing old Mexican ballads. Just my cup of tea. Loved it
The Hotel Valencia is a boutique city hotel and only offers a rooftop swimming pool as a relaxing amenity for families. The pool is located on the hotel's fifth floor rooftop and is surrounded by comfortable cushioned lounge chairs and umbrellas.
As part of Santana Row, however, guests can enjoy the mixed-use amenities. Behind the hotel is a playground for kids, as well as a lawn area where live music and special events are featured throughout the summer months, seasonal weekends and holidays.
Citrus, the hotel's breakfast and dinner spot, is the last of the hotel to receive a renovation in late 2016. Serving a continental breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily, the restaurant closes during the lunch hours and reopens to feature a California seasonal dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
The Terrace, the hotel's outdoor space, is also a dining spot with a la breakfast offerings and lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cielo is the hotel's rooftop terrace and bar, providing views from the seventh floor, as well as light bites and drinks.
Planning & Tips
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Parking is by valet only, but is only $8 per day.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is featured across the hotel's private areas and in rooms.
A small fitness center is available, with French doors that open to allow in fresh air.
The Art of Smart Timing
As a Silicon Valley hotel, the hotel is busiest during weekdays, particularly Monday through Wednesdays. As a business hotel, the hotel aims to lure weekend visits with lower weekend rates and specials.
San Jose, California can be accessed via its international airport, as well as San Francisco's international airport, 40 minutes away. Highway 101 runs straight into San Jose from most California destinations.
The hotel is located in a mixed-use development that is walkable and provides lively entertainment, fine and casual dining and shopping. The Winchester Mystery House is minutes away by foot, as well.
For Mom and Dad
The hotel's lobby bar, V, is a popular local hotspot at happy hour and weekends. Parents can use the neighboring Kid 'n Play drop-in daycare center for babysitting services to enjoy a night of drinks at V bar.