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In recent decades, San Jose has seen a meteoric rise from a small farming community to a world-class metropolis. It’s the largest city in the Bay Area, and its proximity to Silicon Valley has also turned it into an economic powerhouse. Thankfully, the city still has some charming yet affordable hotels despite its rapid growth. Here are a few of the best boutique hotels in San Jose for your next visit to the city.
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
Hotels in the center of any major city tend to be very expensive. This is where Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown takes the cake. It gives you easy access to major attractions such as San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Children’s Discovery Museum, and Broadway San Jose. It’s still one of the cheapest options around, but that doesn’t mean that it compromises quality. Rooms are smartly furnished, and on top of that, you get free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and complimentary KenetMD skin and hair care products.
If you want something even cheaper, opt for Hotel Elan. It’s around a mile away from downtown San Jose, and the San Jose Convention Center is also situated nearby. Use the complimentary Wi-Fi and the free breakfast to save money, and opt for an upgraded room with a Jacuzzi tub for a great experience overall.
Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds
A good way to explore the city is to stay near the San Jose Fairgrounds. This location makes it easy to explore the best of San Jose’s attractions, restaurants, and nightlife. Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds is an affordable option in this area, and it also gives you easy access to the Bayshore Freeway. The rooms offer basic amenities, along with useful free Wi-Fi and luxurious bathrooms.
The Row Hotel
If you need a place to spend some personal time with your loved ones, try The Row Hotel. Every room in this hotel comes with a Jacuzzi big enough to fit at least two people. The rooms are designed in a family-friendly way with separate sitting and dining areas, free Wi-Fi, and premium cable TV channels. In fact, The Row Hotel’s amenities are almost unbelievable at these rates, especially in a major city like San Jose. The Row Hotel also gives you easy access to the highways that connect the city to Silicon Valley, thus making it ideal for corporate travelers, too.
The Westin San Jose
If you want a vintage feel without having to pay a fortune, opt for The Westin San Jose. This 1920s-era hotel is classy and elegant, but it also offers modern facilities such as iPod docking stations, free Wi-Fi, premium cable TV channels, and video on demand. It’s also well-suited for corporate travelers, thanks to as many as 10 different meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and a concierge desk. The hotel’s location is very convenient, as it gives you easy access to most of the major business and entertainment areas in the city. The Westin San Jose is also a pet-friendly hotel.