Hotel Valencia - Santana Row
Tribes: Who likes this place?
What the scores mean:
These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
Which Gogobot Tribe do you belong to? Join now
- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 75%Luxury Travelers
- 63%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (9)Write a review
- Hotel Valencia - Santana RowMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Jul 14, 2014
Hotel Valencia is situated at the heart of vibrant Santana Row where there's plenty of options for restaurant as well as nightlife. The hotel architecture is a good fusion of old world European style and sleek modern design.Recommended for:
- Hotel Valencia - Santana RowMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
We usually end up in the V-Bar inside Hotel Valencia for drinks on Thurs and Fri nights at Santana Row. Its a nice hotel with a rooftop bar and swimming pool. It also has the courtyard (where V-Bar is) and ballrooms for Weddings, where one of my friends got married there.
- Hotel Valencia - Santana RowJul 05, 2012
This is a chic little hotel with an excellent location right in the middle of Santana Row. The setup is a little odd in that you take the elevators up to the lobby level to check in. But the lobby itself is quite large with a loungey seating area. Just past the registration desk is another set of elevators that take you up to the room floors.
There is low lighting throughout the hotel, which I suppose the hotel feels lends to the swank factor. The rooms continue this theme, and are nicely decorated with dark wood and leather furniture. Rooms have views of the central courtyard or out onto Santana Row. Note: this may not be the best hotel for you if you're a light sleeper since Santana Row nightlife noise can spill over into the hotel. When I stayed here, our room was at the back of the hotel, just over Rosie McCann's Pub, so it was a noisy night until after last call. If I stay again, I'll ask for a room on the other side for sure.
Other times I've come to the Hotel Valencia just for drinks. The V Bar is pretty small, cramped and definitely a scene. But some of the tables and seats in the courtyard across the way are considered part of V Bar. It's very relaxing to hang out and listen to the sound of the fountain and people watch before the bar gets too busy.
- Hotel Valencia - Santana RowJul 04, 2012
I know it's just Hotel Valencia on Santana Row, but I like hanging out here for some reason. It's probably one of my preferred spots on the Row. V bar's drinks are disappointing, but the ambiance just can't be beat. The outside area is nice, too..especially during summer nights. Come here on a quiet night, and you're in for a good longing experience/environment with friends. They have a decent wine list at affordable prices (some good reds for $9-10/glass).
- Hotel Valencia - Santana RowJul 04, 2012
I think a lot of people review this place for the bar, but this is strictly speaking the hotel portion! I have my opinions about the bar ...
And because of this popular bar, you will probably not be able to find much sanity if you stay downstairs and try to attempt the bar while staying here in hotel Valencia. The rooms are gorgeous and the ones with a view of Santana Row are especially nice. In the day time, the rooms have plenty of natural, good light and the beds are quite comfortable.
The location is fantastic on Santana Row and it actually gives you a quaint getaway even if you're still right smack in the middle of San Jose. It's a different feel, and you can almost pretend it's a different place.
However, with that said, it's very pricey, and very noisy, and you will find lots of unpleasantly liquored folks out every night. Especially on weekends. If you can afford it and don't mind the noise, this is a great spot to stay even if you're having a 'staycation!'
- Hotel Valencia - Santana RowMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
I was here for my company's xmas party. The valet did both park my car and get it when I needed it. The elevator up is always fun. I can't really comment on the rooms or anything of that nature but I can comment on the ballroom area. There was gambling, some food, dancing and open bar!!!
Honestly, I do not remember much of the event as I had good reason to make full use of the open bar facilities. Not to mention the open bar section was apart of Vbar... though the bartender was not too familiar with an AMF but managed to find out how. so with that being said it was one of the best, smoothing going, balanced AMF's I've ever had, probably explains why I drank so many and danced the night away.
Dining options at Hotel Valencia Santana Row include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This San Jose property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include
There are 213 guestrooms at Hotel Valencia Santana Row. Beds come with premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail and free local calls. Televisions have pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, electronic check out, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request refrigerators, microwaves, and hypo allergenic bedding. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Valet parking: US$ 24 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Free Hi Speed Internet
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- In-House Bar
- Video Check Out
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Mini Bar In Room
Very Good!509 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
- Location94% liked the proximity to shopping.
- Service86% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Restaurant83% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- Ambiance75% were fond of the entertainment options.
- GroundsPool was lovely, according to 72%.
- HotelHotel is great.