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By a verified traveler on Tue 25 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

Motel near Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose

East San Jose stay

Your stay at this East San Jose motel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and Raging Waters. SAP Center at San Jose is within 6 miles (10 km) and Levi's Stadium is within 12 miles (20 km).

Outdoor pool

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and concierge services are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. There's luggage storage and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 52 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$90* Per night/room May 23 - May 24

Family Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Fontaine Inn Downtown - Fairgrounds ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Fontaine Inn Downtown - Fairgrounds

Everyone (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by , from SAN JOSE on Nov 29, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 27, 2022 by Manager

We can't thank you enough for sharing your rating. It would be an honor to earn your business again on your next travels.,

3 out of 5
Need construction improvements tub was cracked toilet flush is too loud floor is uneven cracked base

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 27, 2019 by Manager

We are continuously improving upon our services and accommodations and want to thank you very much for your comments about our toilet and tub. We hope to see you again to deliver you with a 5 star experience.

3 out of 5

People make the difference?

Pros: The décor, the bed and pillows, and the towels.
Cons: Train the front desk to be courteous, helpful, and appreciative. Supply a "break room" for housekeeping.
Location: We ate dinner at the Britannia Arms, had lunch with friends at the Ho Town, toured Kelly Park's historical buildings and rode the trolley car.
Someone has spent a lot of thought, time, and $ to improve this facility to a point well beyond what it was first intended to be. However, it's very unfortunate that the current choice of personnel diminishes that effort; the front desk attitude is only slightly above the point of rudeness, and you can forget having coffee and reading your paper in the only comfortable chairs in the "breakfast" area (you'd have to evacuate the housekeeping women on their devices). The location is handy; it's right off the 101 North. The traffic noise is tolerable if you turn on the fan for heat/AC. Having an elevator installed is long overdue.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 28, 2018 by NICK

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

4 out of 5

Excellent value!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy, traffic area
I was surprised at how good the room actually was. Tv with many channels, good bed, wifi. The room also had a fridge and a microwave. Awesome! The stay was very comfortable and and pleasant. I would certainly recommend this hotel. Some cons however. The 101 on Tully is under construction at the moment. To get anywhere you have to get on Tully, and traffic is PACKED most busy hours. No fault of the hotel, just an unfortunate location. This also includes noise from traffic. This may be an issue for you if you need absolute silence to sleep. I don't, so not a big deal, but I can see how it can be troublesome. Otherwise, great!

Posted by , from San Jose, CA, USA on Dec 22, 2011

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4 out of 5

This hotel had all the basic requirements for a short business stay.

Pros: Close restaurants, iron, microwave
Cons: Noisy
Despite the fact that I had trouble connecting to the internet and the noise from the freeway, this hotel had all the basics, like microwave, iron/ironing board, restaurants nearby and easy freeway access.

Posted by , from Salinas, CA on Sep 20, 2011

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3 out of 5

Suitable and comfortable

We stayed for two nights at this motel and it served our needs. The more sensitive of our party used the A/C heater as a white noise maker to block the sound of the freeway nearby. As a city dweller, I'm more used to street noise and found it no trouble. It is a good price and served our needs for a comfortable place to return to after running around. There is some nominal breakfast but we decided to go elsewhere for something more substantial. We enjoyed the cable, which included HBO. The only problem was turning off and finding the place at night, otherwise it was a decent place to stay.

Posted by on Dec 25, 2010

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About the Fontaine Inn Downtown - Fairgrounds

Location 2460 Fontaine Road, San Jose, CA 95121

Property Features

As a guest of Fontaine Inn Downtown - Fairgrounds, you'll find an outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Public spaces have free WiFi. Fontaine Inn Downtown - Fairgrounds also features coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and a front desk safe. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this San Jose motel.

  • 1 building
  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1986
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Train station: Tamien Station (Caltrain) (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Fontaine Inn Downtown - Fairgrounds offers 52 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This San Jose motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Premium cable television is provided. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB International, Eurocard, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Fontaine Inn
  • Fontaine Inn San Jose
  • Fontaine San Jose
  • Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds San Jose
  • Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds
  • Fontaine Downtown-Fairgrounds San Jose
  • Fontaine Downtown-Fairgrounds
  • Fontaine Fairgrounds Jose
  • Fontaine Inn Downtown Fairgrounds
  • Fontaine Inn Downtown - Fairgrounds Motel
  • Fontaine Inn Downtown - Fairgrounds San Jose
  • Fontaine Inn Downtown - Fairgrounds Motel San Jose
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.