Went to San Jose for Christmas. The location was absolutely PERFECT! Right across the street was the biggest Christmas display in San Jose. The decoration of the chocolate Grinch was awesome. However, the rest of the displays were a little old and tired looking. The staff was exactly what you'd expect at the Fairmont--top notch. Room service was prompt and overpriced as usual, but the food was good. Be aware that if you even TOUCH the in-room snacks (that are both on the counter next to the TV and in the refrigerator) you will be charged. I did not like this as I was travelling with a teenager and did not want to leave the bottle of wine on the counter out when I left her in the room, but if I touched it, I was charged. We had a double/double room in the main building which was very spacious and quiet. It overlooked the mountain side which was nice and also the Knight-Ridder building, which I appreciated since I worked for them for 25 years. Nice walk in closet, a vanity for grooming and both a bathtub and a shower. The bed was nice, but not as nice as a sleep number bed would have been, and it could have used a nicer comforter that was a little thicker. There were a few problems with upkeep--there were a few tears in the wallpaper, the bathtub controls were not securely on the wall--you could see the hole in the wall, and the bathroom vanity was dirty near the tissue holder. That always kind of creeps me out. There was free coffee and tea and plenty of outlets for electronic
We stayed here before as we were in the Bay Area for our sons gymnastics competition. Very nice clean and comfy rooms. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Our favorite restaurant "Aquisfreshmex " is a few blocks away. Stopped at Valley Fair on way out. Great Hotel! Would not recommend for people with young families as no pool or free breakfast but I will definitely stay again!
Monterey Family from Monterey
This chic downtown Cupertino hotel is in the Silicon Valley, 6 miles from Paramount's Great America and just a mile from the …More
This is a great hotel with an excellent staff, nice rooms, and within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. They provide water, coffee, snacks, and internet access for free so you don't have to be annoyed with little things during your stay. I'd strongly recommend it if you are going to Menlo Park or Palo Alto.
I was very impressed with my experience with the hotel. The shuttle was very convenient (though book it early in your stay if you need it since it books fast for the morning especially). There is a restaurant connected to the hotel that had great food and staff. My room was very spacious (King Suite) and split into 3 sections: living room area with a couch/desk/TV, bedroom area with bed/dresser/tv, and in between the two areas is the bathroom with a large sink counter space, space to hand clothes, and bathroom (I liked how the light turned on by itself when you entered). Also the bed was super comfy, towels were soft, water pressure was excellent. If you are a heavy coffee drinker you will want to ask for more coffee packets (they provide 1 per day in the room by default). Overall I was really happy with the hotel and will be staying there again if I need to travel back for business.
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