Americas Travel Destinations USA

The Best San Jose Airport and Downtown Hotels

San Jose Airport Photo by Michael Cruz via Trover.com
Written by Duke Stewart

Photo by Michael Cruz via Trover.com

This article is part of the Hipmunk Boutique Hotels campaign.


Where do you stay when planning a trip to San Jose? A hotel near the San Jose International Airport or the city’s historic downtown is your best bet, and that’s exactly what this guide will lay out for you. These places range from budget to fully loaded and right in the middle of the city. Here are the best San Jose airport and downtown hotels for your trip to Silicon Valley.

EZ 8 Motel San Jose II

EZ 8 Motel San Jose II is perfect for travelers in need of a San Jose budget hotel near the airport. Guests can choose from 88 comfortable rooms that start at just $89, so you should probably start booking yesterday to get in on this deal! This pet-friendly hotel is on the opposite side of the airport from Mission Santa Clara de Asis and Santa Clara University. A pool is available for you to cool off and relax after a long day out in the city.

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport

Visitors searching for easy freeway access should stay at La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport. It’s very close to the airport and within a short drive from Levi’s Stadium and California’s Great America, which is a big deal for 49ers fans and families. The fun starts inside the hotel, though, as guests have free breakfast, a pool, and a fitness center to enjoy among many more amenities. Its 145 cozy suites and family rooms start at $124, making this one of San Jose’s best value hotels.

Extended Stay America San Jose – Airport

Long-term Silicon Valley guests have an awesome option with Extended Stay America San Jose – Airport. It’s right next to the airport but comfortable enough to help you forget about the traffic. The hotel’s 138 suites come equipped with a kitchenette and utensils at no extra charge. There’s free breakfast to get everyone started on the right foot and a fitness center to burn those calories afterwards. Book now or you’ll be sorry, because rooms start at just $119.

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown

Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown is the most conveniently placed hotel in Silicon Valley. It’s close to the airport but central to San Jose’s Downtown, within walking distance of the Tech Museum of Innovation and not far from the San Jose Convention Center. The hotel’s fitness center, conference facilities, and business center are just a few of the many amenities available. You might be thinking that it’s too expensive for you, but guess again, as its 234 rooms start at $139!

These hotels have caught many people’s eyes so you’d better get a head start on everyone else. Whether you’re a budget traveler or searching for easy access to downtown, these wonderful places to say in San Jose are perfect for that upcoming trip. Which one stood out to you and why? Is there another hotel to add to the list? Now that you’ve found the best hotels from the airport to downtown, are you ready to book a flight to San Jose?

About the author

Duke Stewart

As a recovering Expat, I write about Life through Travel and want you there with me through captivating stories followed by guides on how to do the same. My work has been featured in various magazines throughout Korea and in online publications including the awesome Hipmunk.com. I am also a nerd and love to point out a situation's similarities to any of my favorite movies, books, or tv shows. You've been warned:) Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily updates.