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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

This motel is cheap and it shows it. The area is close to town but it's definitely not a good part of time. The rooms look like they haven't been changed since the 90's. I'm not sure about the hygiene quality it seemed ok. The staff, however, are helpful and friendly.

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Snyder, Texas
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I found this place after booking airfare. Beware: it looked far better pic wise than what is was, not a boutique hotel. the location was great for us(we had a car) but most people staying here walked to the convention center. about 1 mile. $76 nightly as opposed to $100 plus parking so that was my mantra! old but somewhere...

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Union City, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 July 2014

First: BED BUGS - After my first night I woke up with a few bug bites and thought it could be a mosquito or something... Second night I woke up with bites all over my body, eyes, forehead, neck, back, arms, fingers, literally all over. I had never seen bed bugs before nor experienced anything so aggressive... I started itching...

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Found the Elan had a room when no one else did...the price makes this place tolerable. The Elan has decorations including carpet,tv's,dressers and wallpaper from the 70s ...but in saying that....was very clean for what they had to work with...it was quiet...comfortable and clean....would stay again..

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Niagara Falls
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We booked this hotel through Hotwire the morning of our afternoon arrival. We were touring California and this was our last night in the state. We wanted a downtown San Jose hotel but that's not what we got. This grim motel was situated in a sinister neighbourhood, more than a mile from downtown, amongst repo yards and low income housing....

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 March 2014

This is worst ever and their service is really bad. I was their one of loyal customer since last three yrs and each time after booking one bed room they used to give me double bed room and they be nice when it comes to their fault when you ask for your room they will say they gave to some...

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Desert Hot Springs, California
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Set in a lower-middle income, mixed residential/commercial neighborhood on a busy thoroughfare. Some airport noise. No nearby amenities. No ice machine. No flat screen TV. Coffee maker in the room did not work but was quickly replaced. Either we had noisy neighbors or sound just carries easily in the building. The room itself was adequate, indifferently furnished, clean. The bed...

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2Thank Ron S
Eureka, California
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Somewhat mediocre place... clean but not very inviting. Very cheap owners. Ice maker temporarily broken and the owners were too cheap to buy a couple of bags of ice so that customers would have ice. Instead, they used the ice maker in the refrigerator in the office that made very little ice, so there was very little ice for customers....

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Palmdale
Reviewed 12 March 2013

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Oakhurst, California
Reviewed 24 February 2013

My wife and I wound up at the Hotel Elan in San Jose because we waited too long to book a reservation in Palo Alto. When we first pulled up the very friendly security guard met us at our car. I thought oh-no what did we get ourselfs into. The neighborhood was so-so, but the Motel was great. freshly renovated,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Elan San Jose is a new renovated, contemporary hotel in a prime location for business travelers featuring free wifi and complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Just 1 mile from the San Jose Convention Center and Downtown San Jose Hotel Elan is the ideal "home base" for your visit to Silicon Valley. Hotel Elan offers boutique charm and modern amenities. Each spacious guestroom has a work desk with comfortable, ergonomic chair, cable tv with premium channels, full size ironing board, minifridge and coffee maker. Our Urban Spa Guestrooms feature Jacuzzi Jet Tubs with therapeutic water jets. Enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast every morning featuring bagels, cereals, muffins, assorted breads, fresh apples and oranges along with fruit juices. Complimentary coffee is served 24 hours a day in our lobby. Hotel Elan is conveniently located just six miles from San Jose International Airport. Minutes from Highway 280, 101, 880 and 87, Hotel Elan easy access to numerous Silicon Valley businesses in San Jose, Mountain View and Palo Alto. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Elan

Address: 1215 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95110-3429 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express - San Jose)
Region: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range: $120 - $1,691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Elan 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson San Jose
San Jose Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Express
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“There are ground level and upper level rooms, I definitely found the upper level more convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles 488heinrichh, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Not sure how one would have rated this area without being violating some PC rule.”
 of 5 bubbles Huntess, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles Picky-daughter-n-law, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Aim to book rooms on the second floor or facing away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles dc75travels, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“get a room in the back”
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