"San Jose Rock n Roll Marathon Weekend"
I did the San Jose Rock n Roll Half Marathon, and stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights.
+Cheaper than the surrounding hotels. Not fancy, but not ghetto
+Complementary shuttle ride to and from the airport
+Clean room. Comfy bed. Couch.
+AC, microwave, fridge, WiFi, mini gym
+Close to Convention Center/Downtown; about 3 miles away. Probably a 5-10 minute drive, or 45 minute walk. It was an easy walk… you just walk straight on the same street basically.
+VTA Light Rail was across the street, so you can easily take that to the heart of Downtown. If I used and understood it correctly, it was a $2 ride.
+Dennys next door, and 7-11 about block away.
+Complementary breakfast! It’s complementary, so don’t complain. They had muffins, toast, cereal, scrambled eggs, patties, hashbrown, waffles, hard boiled eggs, yoplait yogurt, tea, coffee, orange juice, bananas, apples, and so on.
-Sketchy neighborhood at night. But isn’t all downtown areas sketchy at night? During the day, it’s fine.
-No vending machines! (Or I didn’t see any) But they did sell drinks at the front desk.
I wanted to explore the downtown area a bit, so I walked from the convention center to my hotel with multiple detours. As soon as night hit, weird people were lurking, I was offered rides from strangers, cops looking at me; it was uncomfortable. Then again, you shouldn’t be walking around downtown by yourself, and female. Overall, I think I'd stay here again.
Arlene from San Diego