Hotels & Motels Near the San Jose, California Airport

by Morgan Rush

San Jose belongs to Silicon Valley, part of California’s powerful technology innovation community. Google, Apple Computer and eBay, industry giants located nearby, represent some of the major players. San Jose's central location makes it a gateway for travelers headed to San Francisco, nearby Napa Valley's wine vineyards, and sleepy coastal Santa Cruz. Staying at a hotel or motel near the San Jose airport can reduce time spent traveling the region's busy network of freeways.

Dolce Hayes Mansion Hotel

Located on the National Register of Historic Places, the century-old Dolce Hayes Mansion Hotel features grassy lawns, flower gardens, palm trees and landscaped grounds. San Jose’s airport lies 15 minutes away, but guests get mountain views that feel removed from the city center. On-site amenities include a spa, golf course, outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and fitness center. Rooms feature wireless Internet access, flat-screen TVs, fridge and living room area. For business travelers, the hotel offers 24 meeting rooms, outdoor staging venues, video conferencing, high bandwidth capacity, ergonomic chairs and whiteboards.

Vagabond Inn

San Jose’s Vagabond Inn motel offers budget accommodation for travelers with plenty of perks, including free continental breakfast, parking, local calls, wireless Internet access, daily newspaper and incoming faxes. The airport lies within short driving distance. Kids under age 18 stay free when traveling with parents, and the motel offers discounts for AAA members, military personnel and seniors. Long-term stays receive a free night’s accommodation on the tenth night. On-site facilities include a restaurant, fitness center, laundry center, heated pool and business center.

Homewood Suites

The Homewood Suites by Hilton at the San Jose Airport-Silicon Valley packs in enough business-friendly amenities to justify the extra-long name–and the airport’s just one mile away. Guests get free wireless Internet access, and other resources include audio and visual equipment rentals, meeting rooms, fax access, photocopying services, printer and typewriter. The hotel serves free hot breakfast and evening dinner between Monday and Thursday, and there’s an outdoor basketball court for taking a quick break between business meetings.

Motel 6

Motel 6 San Jose Airport’s special packages embrace family travelers with discounts for travelers visiting students at nearby colleges and universities. Pets are welcome, and kids under age 17 stay free with parents. Fridges, microwaves, flat-screen TVs and in-room movies help keep families fed and entertained on a budget, and children are welcome to splash around in the outdoor pool. Some rooms contain work areas for business travelers, and the motel offers free wireless Internet access. Situated within one mile of the airport, the motel’s location makes it easier to herd the family to the ticket counter.