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By a verified traveler on Fri 20 Sep 2019

Hotel Description

Hotel near Santa Clara University in Santa Clara

Near the airport

You'll find Santa Clara University and California's Great America in the area of this Santa Clara hotel. Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center and Levi's Stadium are also in the area.

Business services

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. There's a 24-hour fitness center on site, and laundry facilities and free newspapers are also offered.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 122 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include free WiFi, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers. Limited housekeeping is available.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Sonesta Simply Silicon Valley ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sonesta Simply Silicon Valley

4 out of 5
I like the central location and that it is clean. I don’t like length of the hall ways, it is a very long walk to get to your room and when leaving. Elevator should have been placed in the center rather than at the far end.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019

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5 out of 5

Great place, but not for all needs

I've stayed at this Candlewood Suites for the last two years to visit my son at Santa Clara University, and plan to stay again in the very near future. The hotel is across the street from SCU and convenient to several restaurants, Starbucks, a sandwich shop and a wonderful bagel shop are just across the parking lot, and there are others a short walk away. The hotel is intended to be an "extended stay" property, but I feel they are very clear on their website as to what housekeeping is provided. My room was spacious and the kitchenette allowed me to keep snacks on hand and even cook lunch for us one rainy Saturday. The air conditioner was a bit noisy, but not intolerable. My rooms have been on the parking lot side, away from the train, and I've never even heard it. If you don't need daily housekeeping, this is a great place to stay!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2011

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2 out of 5

Not for families

Very limited service - no daily maid service (not noted on website). We used the same towels every day and since there was only one hook, towels had to be hung on chairs. Even though we had made the reservation for four, we made up our own sofa bed which was too uncomfortable to sleep in, the mattress ended up on the floor. The air did not work well and windows did not open more than 4 inches, The hotel backs to the train station (which we did not realize until we had unpacked) and even though the hotel was not full, they put us on the train side. We checked out a day early even though the room was pre-paid. It is probably fine for the individual business traveler as long as they request not to be put on the train side.

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009

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4 out of 5

Clean and Decent

I stayed out there for the weekend and i must say it was cleaner and classier than i expected becuase i had never heard of the place before. Overall i was impressed, i think they just recently remodeled or built the place becuase everything seemed new. The hotel is located behind a little plaza that has a starbucks(which is key! ) and eating places too. However because of its locatin its easy to miss, i suggest they put a big sign on the street so patrons will know where to turn. I will definitely recommend this places to others :)

Posted by on Dec 17, 2007

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3 out of 5

remodlel

I have stayed at this hotel before and it is usually good but they were remodeling. It was disappointing to see concrete floors in the hall. There should be a better way to re-carpet like one floor at a time. It was both unappealing and possibly unsafe. \n\nAlso the selection in the food cupboard was poor. Some things were not re-stocked and perishable items were out of date.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2007

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2 out of 5

Misrepresentation

This is not really a traveller's hotel as such. There is no breakfast. Many students from Santa Clara University live here, and while the occupants were not noisy, the hallways were filled with cooking smells that are objectionable. We would never had stayed here if we had known the full details of this place.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2007

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About the Sonesta Simply Silicon Valley

Location 481 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A 24-hour fitness center, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Sonesta Simply Silicon Valley. Free self parking is available. This Santa Clara hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 122 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 2000
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Convenience store
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sonesta Simply Silicon Valley offers 122 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and safes. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Kitchens offer full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. This Santa Clara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on weekdays only.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (weekdays only)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

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

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

As of December 1, 2020, this property will no longer be an IHG-branded hotel but all reservations will continue to be honored by the property.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per night (maximum USD 150 per stay), plus a deposit of USD 150 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Weight limit: 80 lbs
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

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 credit 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 accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property does not follow a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet deposit: USD 150 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night (maximum USD 150 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

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You should know

  • Alcohol isn't served at Sonesta Simply Silicon Valley.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.