Hotel Elan - San Jose

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1215 South First Street, San Jose, California, United States, 95110  show map
 2 stars
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Hotel Elan - San Jose

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool
Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Hotel Elan is a 2-star venue set just 1.7 km from San Jose McEnry Convention Center. The classic building was renovated in 2011 and now combines contemporary architecture with modern technology.

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is located 1300 meters from the hotel. Hotel Elan lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of San Jose.

Quick access to golf courses, restaurants and a zoo is provided.

The hotel enjoys a great location within 15 minutes' drive from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

Hotel Elan has comfortable rooms fitted with free Wi-Fi, climate control, cable TV, a dressing room and music system. The rooms feature a microwave, a dishwasher and a stove as well as private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Offering American meals, Denny's is situated 300 meters of the property.

Services

Guests will benefit from free self parking, a safety deposit box and a lift along with 24-hour front desk, laundry and ironing service.

Relax

The on-site spa facilities include a spa area and a Jacuzzi.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   58.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Carte blanche
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Housekeeping

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Elan - San Jose San Jose location
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Hotel Address:

1215 South First Street, San Jose, California, United States, 95110

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City Center
  • San Jose
    1.1 mi
Train Stations
  • AmTrak
    1.7 mi
  • CalTrain San Jose
    1.7 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    58

Rooms and availability

Deluxe Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Ywca-Santa Clara Valley1.0 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center1.0 mi

Amusement

  • Japanese Friendship Garden4000 ft

Museums

Halls

  • Assyrian Hall5000 ft
  • San Jose MC Henry Cnvntn Ctr1.1 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • Valley Institute of Hair Dsgn3000 ft
  • Cet Job Training Ctr3300 ft

Galleries

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Centro de Bienestar2700 ft

Local attractions

  • History Museum of San Jose5000 ft
    1650 Senter Road, San Jose
  • Kelley Park1.0 mi
    1300 Senter Road, San Jose
  • The Tech Museum of Innovation1.2 mi
    201 S. Market St, San Jose
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo1.0 mi
    1300 Senter Road, San Jose
  • Children's Discovery Museum1.1 mi
    180 Woz Way, San Jose

Near the hotel

  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art4200 ft
    560 S First Street, San Jose
  • Japanese Friendship Garden4700 ft
    Off Senter Road between Keyes and Phelan, San Jose
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles4300 ft
    520 S. First Street, San Jose
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    58

Hotel Elan Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Elan

Average guest rating

5.4out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 32 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    3.2

    It was definitely not as described on the web site. The motel was very run down and the rooms needed a major re-decorating effort. It waould have been a place to stay had there been no other in the area. The location didn't have much to offer. We cut our stay short to find another hotel.

  • Single
    4.2

    Expensive for the dirty tubs..also staff walking into ur doom even though Clear ly had a do not disturb sign..will never stay again

  • Family with children
    5.0

    The accommodations were 2 queen beds and we were able to have our pet stay with us

    When we drove up there was a police officer leaving the premises...when we asked if it was safe to stay there (based on what we were observing about the neighborhood), he responded "Did you check in yet?" I told him we had a reservation and he said just not to walk around area at night because of the people who frequent the area. When I walked my dog the next A.M. there was a prostitute obviously on drugs coming out of one of the rooms and walking around the premises and she told me "Mr. John's treats me good and is gonna buy me a house"..."I Have about a billion dollars". The room was definitely not a "Deluxe" room. When my son asked a question of the day-time desk employee, she wouldn't look at him.

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    It's basic, nothing fancy, there when you are in a bind. Coffee in the morning with powdered creamer. Again basic. I think for most it's a lower standard, but if you have no choice, or maybe single, on a budget, or don't care where you stay, and want a place to stay for $70. This is the place.

    Stains on carpet, and stains on chair. Shower didn't work. Cats everywhere. I think people live there or "work" there...wink, wink, nudge, nudge, if you know what I mean.

  • Single
    6.2

    Crystal as the front desk was very helpful and accommodating. She was very patient dealing with the family ahead of us with a million questions.

    The room looked clean enough but it controls on the air conditioner / heater was missing buttons - the room showed it's age.

  • Single
    5.0

    The water was awful! The soap would not lather and felt dry and unclean. The water in the toilet seemed to be congealing white stuff. I would never stay here again. Then there was the prostitutes ( 2 of them) standing in the door/ window displaying their goods. I was not impressed. This place is not good.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Nothing stood out..very basic and in need of remodeling.

    Stains in the tub and Whirlpool( which was advertised as a Jacuzzi) very small..crack in the toilet seat..low quality sheets and towels

  • Single
    7.4

    It's ok no comens.5

    I recoment to my friends and family thank you

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    room was very nice, no problems at all with reservation, quiet, comfortable

  • Single
    9.2

    The price was very reasonable and the quality adequate for staying overnight (chiefly I needed the Internet connectivity).

    The room was a bit soiled and the safe did not work.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    It was a older hotel and I didnt like the area or feel real safe.

  • Couple
    4.6

    I got there around 9:00 pm, there was nobody at the office, and I book for two queen bed got one deluxe, and I end up paying $ 10 more to get what I want.

    Hotel parking space looks like rented by gardener in the back corner.

  • Family with children
    4.2

    First thing to greet our eyes on arrival were two San Jose policemen handcuffing and arresting a man in a ground floor room . Then, after getting our keys, we had to maneuver our way through the stairs where a couple of guests decided to sit down and enjoy their cigarettes and beer. The first night was horrible, because of the next room's guests drinking and laughing at 3 A.M.The following day I decided to move to another room, hoping for a quieter night.Only slightly better, though, for this hotel seems to attract guests who stay up late .What its policies are on pets are a bit unclear, since one of the guests had a pair of chihuahuas kept running up and down the hallway.

  • Family with children
    2.8

    Really bad customer service. I do not feel like to be wellcomed to your hotel by receptionist

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Very pleasant and efficient staff. Nice front office assistance and competent cleaning crew. Logistics and "FREE PARKING" were great!! Continental breakfast was definitely adequate...

    Location for walking left a bit to be desired

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Elan - San Jose San Jose location
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Hotel Address:

1215 South First Street, San Jose, California, United States, 95110

Get directions
City Center
  • San Jose
    1.1 mi
Train Stations
  • AmTrak
    1.7 mi
  • CalTrain San Jose
    1.7 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    58