Disclosure: I was invited on a FAM Media Trip during a weekend in August. All opinions are my own.
There are a lot of GREAT hotels to choose from when you are planning on your stay within Downtown San Jose. Whether it’s for work or pleasure a great choice is none other than Hotel de Anza. What makes this 4 diamond hotel distinct from many others in the area is its rich heritage within Downtown San Jose. Originally opened in 1931, during the depression, to be built as a first class hotel right in San Jose.
And over the years, the hotel has definitely kept its distinctive characteristics from the years its been around even when its been restored keeping their roots in history very apparent. The hotel has seen good times, and also bad times, including the 1970’s when the hotel was almost torn down, but fate set in to restore the property, and they re-emerged in 1990 when the lights turned on again for their re-opening.
Upon check in you are even given a fresh batch of cookies to take with you to your room. After a long travel day, a little bit of sugar is almost what we all need, right?
A complimentary breakfast buffet is offered to guests of Hotel de Anza at the attached restaurant, “La Pastaia” which gives you an assortment of options from fruits to waffles to eggs and yogurt and pastries. Bound to be something for everyone.
During the evenings, staff will knock on your door offering you turn down service, or if not in your room, you may come back to turn down service like I did. Turn down service prepares the room and bed for nighttime often turning down the blinds, and setting the pillows with of course, two chocolate offerings too.
And one service that sets Hotel de Anza truly apart from any others is their “Raid their Pantry” service. A room on the 2nd floor that offers late night goodies from fruits to cookies to toast to tea and more from the hours of 10pm to 5am. If you’re like me, there’s dinner about 7pm then your nightly outing then by the time you get back to your hotel room you’re hungry again. Raid Their Pantry is the perfect solution. The evening I tried it out, people were in and out of the room throughout the 10 minutes I was in there.
If you get back to your hotel earlier in the evening you could always head to the Hedley Lounge, a fun bar area within the hotel that often offers live performances of music. During our stay it was during the San Jose Jazz Summerfest so Friday and Saturday evenings, there was a jazz performance as we sat back to enjoy a drink:
The hotel has a great venue for hosting weddings too, and throughout our stay there were at least two weddings happening while we stayed there.
The rooms offer a comfortable bed, a large size bathroom, and a great view looking down Almaden Street depending on what room you stay in. They also offer complimentary wi-fi along with a desk where you can sit at in your room to get work done, if needed.
The hotel is located approximately 3 miles from the San Jose Airport, and for those driving in offer valet service for 24 dollars a night.
For more information and to book a reservation at Hotel De Anza please see their site for more information.
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