San Jose Executive Hotels

by Maureen Katemopoulos

San Jose in Northern California is called the “capital of Silicon Valley,” reflecting its international technology profile. According to the city’s website, San Jose has “the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world.” Select from San Jose’s range of business-friendly hotels offering choices in amenities and facilities. Hotel locations provide easy access to local and Bay Area businesses and landmarks.

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Executive Inn Airport San Jose

North of downtown on the rapid transit line, the Executive Inn provides convenient freeway access and free parking. The San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Center for the Performing Arts, Tech Museum and San Jose Sports Arena are within easy reach. Choose from single and double rooms or suites, all with work areas. Amenities include TV, refrigerator, microwave oven and coffeemaker. Business travelers have wireless Internet service and complimentary use of the Business Center. Continental buffet breakfast and an outdoor pool and spa are other amenities.

Hotel de Anza

“The New York Times” describes the 100-room Hotel de Anza as a "historic downtown hotel with stately architecture and comfortable guestrooms” that appeals to business travelers. The hotel dates back to 1931 as reflected in its classic architecture. Stay in guestrooms with large work desks; high-speed Internet; three telephones with personal voice mail and data port; and an honor bar. “Raid Our Pantry” provides complimentary late-night deli snacking. The Penthouse Suite features a wood-burning fireplace, in-room Jacuzzi, steam room, wet bar and two balconies. The hotel caters for meetings of up to 70. The Executive Suite accommodates up to eight people and offers a wet bar, in-room TV/VCR and private restroom. The Board Room features a custom-made maple board table and over-sized plush chairs with multiple-line conference phone and built-in projection screen. The Business Center offers personal computers and printers, faxing, photocopying and mailing.

Hilton San Jose

The downtown 353-room Hilton San Jose connects to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center via an enclosed concourse. Guestrooms have work desks, workstations and high-speed Internet. Executive Level guestrooms have upgraded amenities: floor-to-ceiling Silicon Valley views and fax and printer facilities. Guests have exclusive access to the Private Executive Lounge for continental breakfast and evening cocktails. Services include Notary Public, secretarial and video conferencing. The contemporary Affinity Restaurant & Bar serves European-style cuisine. Destinations like San Jose State University are within walking distance.

The Fairmont San Jose

Frommer’s describes the Fairmont San Jose as “a landmark building near the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and the Center of Performing Arts.” The luxury-standard two-tower hotel comprises 731 rooms and 74 suites. Guestrooms have work desks, high-speed Internet access, multi-line telephones with voice mail and views of the Santa Cruz Mountains or the city skyline. The hotel caters to business professionals with its 24-hour Automated Business Center to serve shipping, supplies, equipment rentals and other needs. Group delegate packages cover continental breakfast, lunch and dinner; coffee breaks and snacks; high-speed Internet; and meeting room rental. Sample the Fountain Restaurant’s American fare, Asian cuisine at the Pagoda Restaurant and cocktails at the Lobby Lounge.

About the Author

Based in Northern California, Maureen Katemopoulos has been a freelance writer for more than 25 years. Her articles on travel, the arts, cuisine and history have appeared in publications such as "Stanislaus Magazine," "Orientations," "The Asia Magazine" and "The Peninsula Group Magazine." She holds a Baccalaureate degree in journalism from Stanford University.