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Santa Clara California Accommodations

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The Santa Clara center point is approximately the area of Santa Clara University and the area of De Saisset Museum.

Situated 45 miles southeast of San Francisco, Santa Clara is home to several tech companies, making it a major destination for business travelers. Whether you are looking to stay in an upscale accommodation with all the perks, or a budget-friendly hotel that won't break the bank, Santa Clara offers a variety of hotels to meet your needs and budget.

Santa Clara was founded in 1777 when a Spanish mission, Mission Santa Clara de Asis, was established here. It was officially incorporated in 1852 and was named after the mission, paying homage to Saint Clara. Thanks to the area's fertile soil, Santa Clara's early economy relied on agriculture. Today, Palo Alto Networks, Nvidia, Marvell Technology Group, Intel, McAfee, and numerous other high-tech companies are headquartered here. The city is also home to historical sites, museums, parks, landmarks, and recreational attractions.

Whether you're drawn to Santa Clara for business or pleasure, it's important to find the ideal hotel that allows you to enjoy everything the Silicon Valley region has to offer. More from this guide...

Santa Clara Hotels & Accommodations

Fairmont San Jose - San Jose 170 South Market St., San Jose, CA 95051 ~0.15 miles east of Santa Clara
  • Four star property
Candlewood Suites Santa Clara - Santa Clara 481 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • 2 star Airport property
  • Check-in time: 03:00 PM
Days Inn Santa Clara
+1-800-997-5148
859 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • 2-star Airport property
  • 44 rooms in hotel
Best Western University Inn Santa Clara 1655 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • Free breakfast available
From$83
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara
+1-888-305-3366
1700 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
Hotel Rose Garden 1860 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126 ~1.25 miles east of Santa Clara
  • Low Cost Airport property
  • Comp. Breakfast
Hotel Stratford - Santa Clara
+1-800-997-5149
2499 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • 2 star property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Marianis Inn & Restaurant 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
Valley Park Hotel in San Jose
+1-800-230-4134
2404 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128 ~1.72 miles south of Santa Clara
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Hotel Valencia Santana Row : 355 Santana Row
+1-800-997-5148
355 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128 ~1.86 miles south of Santa Clara
  • 4 star Suburban hotel
  • 215 rooms in hotel
From$169
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport
+1-888-690-5247
1727 Technology Dr., San Jose, CA 95110 ~1.87 miles northeast of Santa Clara
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Airport - San Jose 10a Skyport Dr., San Jose, CA 95110 ~2.06 miles northeast of Santa Clara
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Hotel has 6 meeting rooms
From$159
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Quality Inn & Suites Silicon Valley - Santa Clara 2930 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 14 suites
San Jose Airport Inn : 1440 North 1st St. 1440 North 1st St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.08 miles northeast of Santa Clara
  • Inexpensive Airport property
  • 75 rooms in hotel
From$44
Average 3.0 /5Reviews Call
Holiday Inn San Jose Airport in San Jose 1350 North 1st St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.08 miles east of Santa Clara
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • 3 suites in property
Comfort Suites San Jose Airport 1510 North 1st St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.08 miles northeast of Santa Clara
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Free breakfast
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
+1-800-997-5148
2585 Seaboard Ave., San Jose, CA 95131 ~2.13 miles north of Santa Clara
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Check in time: 3:00
Homestead San Jose Downtown
+1-888-690-5247
1560 North 1st St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.13 miles northeast of Santa Clara
  • Low-priced Downtown hotel
  • 152 suites in hotel
Caravelle Inn & Suites - San Jose
+1-888-305-3366
1310 North 1st St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.13 miles east of Santa Clara
  • 2 star Airport property
  • 2 floors in property
Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott San Jose Airport 1755 North 1st St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.13 miles northeast of Santa Clara
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
From$100
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
San Jose Airport Garden Hotel - San Jose 1740 North 1st St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.15 miles northeast of Santa Clara
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Shuttle from airport available
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport - San Jose
+1-888-690-5281
1471 North 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.23 miles northeast of Santa Clara
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
From$84
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport - San Jose 1355 North 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.25 miles east of Santa Clara
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
Arena Hotel - San Jose
+1-800-997-5148
817 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126 ~2.29 miles east of Santa Clara
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson 1350 North 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112 ~2.31 miles east of Santa Clara
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Access to gym on-site
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When to Visit Santa Clara, CA

The best time to visit California's Bay Area is from September to November. Fall temperatures are pleasant without the crowds, so you'll be able to wander Santa Clara without dealing with too much traffic. Spring is also a good time to visit, but temperatures can feel a bit chilly with the breeze coming off the bay. Pack plenty of layers just to be on the safe side, and don't forget your umbrella. Regardless of whether you visit in the spring or fall, hotel rates tend to be low during these off-seasons.

Summers in the Bay Area are bustling. While you may not encounter as many tourists in Santa Clara as you would in San Francisco, hotel rates are still hiked during peak season as people from all over the country are chasing that perfect seaside vacation. If you need to visit during the summer months, try to book your room well in advance to save some cash.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Santa Clara, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Santa Clara

Santa Clara, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Santa Clara, CA. Browse these illustrations to calculate the most cost effective time to stay in Santa Clara for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Santa Clara, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $216.51

If you prefer to splurge on an upscale accommodation, Santa Clara offers several choices. The four-star Santa Clara Marriott is a luxurious hotel just minutes from the Santa Clara Convention Center and San Jose International Airport. Guest rooms boast stylish décor, plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, and high-speed internet access. The property also features an acclaimed regional restaurant, 24-hour fitness center, sports bar, outdoor pool, and event spaces.

Candlewood Suites Silicon Valley/San Jose is an all-suite property with barbecue area and gazebo, making it perfect for extended stays. Enjoy full-service housekeeping, guest laundry facilities, an on-site gym, free Wi-Fi, and a pet-friendly policy. All suites include spacious kitchens with toasters, dishwashers, microwaves, refrigerators, dining areas, cookware, glassware, and flatware. The hotel also provides in-room work desks, radios, DVD players, video rentals, flat-screen TVs, two-line phones, free local calls, and voicemail.

TownePlace Suites San Jose Santa Clara is another all-suite property offering studios and guest suites with bright décor, flat-screen TVs, dining areas, sitting areas, kitchenettes, and high-speed internet access. Pet-friendly rooms are available, and guests can enjoy a free breakfast, all within minutes of the Santa Clara Convention Center.

A similar property is Hyatt House Santa Clara. Business travelers and vacationers will love the stylish studio and one-bedroom suites, which include kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, and sofa beds. Wake up to the delicious omelet bar, and enjoy extra amenities like the on-site fitness room, heated outdoor pool, and alfresco patio.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Clara

Affordable Hotel Options in Santa Clara, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $191.62

Finding an affordable hotel in Santa Clara is easier than you might think, although rates tend to be higher in the Bay Area than other U.S. cities. Ramada Sunnyvale/Silicon Valley on Wildwood Avenue is a relaxed three-star accommodation offering free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, continental breakfast, and Asian-style dining. The hotel's convenient location between the Monterey Peninsula and San Francisco provides easy access to the San Jose Airport, area attractions, and several Fortune 500 companies. The facility features an on-site business center, meeting space, gym, and large-vehicle parking spaces.

Hotel EREAL Santa Clara is a two-star property on El Camino Real that offers comfortable, affordable lodgings in the heart of the city. Located across from the Lawrence Square Shopping Center, the hotel is within walking distance of numerous retail stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Guests can enjoy colorfully decorated rooms, microwaves, mini fridges, free internet access, cable TV, private bathrooms with shower and tub combos, and an on-site swimming pool. Continental breakfast is included.

Also located on El Camino Real, Bella Vista Inn is a simple low-rise budget hotel less than 10 minutes from the San Jose Arena, Westfield Valley Fair, and Wendy's Corporate Office. The property features an outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, 24-hour front desk service, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. Air-conditioned guest rooms feature clock radios, cable television, seating areas, and private bathrooms. Pets are also allowed.

If you prefer to stay near the airport, book the Motel 6 San Jose - Airport. This modern two-star property provides guests with free morning coffee, laundry facilities, and truck parking. Guest rooms are straightforward but bright with LCD TVs, queen or full beds, granite bathrooms with raised wash basins, and faux wood floors. Nearby attractions include San Jose City Hall and Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Clara

2 Star Average Prices: $145.89

2 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Clara

Where are the real discounts in Santa Clara

If you know where to stay, you can save even more money during your trip to Santa Clara by taking advantage of discounts. Many area hotels offer their own unique travel packages, many of which are seasonal. Hyatt House Santa Clara, for instance, gives you the option of booking the Food & Beverage Package, which entitles you to a food and alcohol credit you can use during your stay. These travel packages tend to be time sensitive, so research your options in advance to discover what special deals your favorite hotels are offering.

Most area hotels also offer special rates for AAA members, AARP members, government employees, military personnel, and seniors. Best Western Inn Santa Clara, for example, offers these special rates plus a discount for CAA members, the Canadian equivalent of AAA. Be sure to review your rate options when making your reservation, and show your membership card at check-in.

Best Value Options in Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara has many mid-range hotels that give you plenty of value for your buck. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Clara – Silicon Valley provides guests with a free hot breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guest rooms are warm and welcoming, and include 42-inch LCD HDTVs, well-lit work desks, stereos, voicemail service, speaker phones, private bathrooms with tubs, coffeemakers, microwaves, mini fridges, kitchenettes, irons, and ironing boards. The on-site business center provides a printer, computer, copy service, and wireless data connection.

Best Western Inn Santa Clara is situated in the heart of the city near major tourist attractions, making it a great option for leisure travelers. Guest rooms feature top-notch amenities like coffee and tea makers, plush bedding, mini fridges, microwaves, alarm clocks, hair dryers, premium cable channels, and DVD players. Continental breakfast and wireless internet are included in your hotel rate.

Avatar Hotel on Great America Parkway is a chic property boasting modular furniture, vibrant rooms, an outdoor pool, and an on-site pancake house. This geek-chic boutique hotel is the perfect blend of sunny California and high-tech business, making it one of the most unexpected accommodations in the area. Guest rooms feature modern furnishings, large work desks, triple sheets, flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffeemakers, mini fridges, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Santa Clara’s Top Attractions

If you're visiting Santa Clara for pleasure, there are several top attractions you won't want to miss. California's Great America amusement park is arguably the city's biggest tourism draw. The 100-acre park features thrill rides, family rides, a water park, live entertainment, and numerous dining options. Pressed for time? Purchase the Fast Lane wristband, which allows you to bypass the lines on more than 20 attractions and rides so you can enjoy more in less time.

To really appreciate Silicon Valley's contributions to technology, head to the Intel Museum at Intel's headquarters. This fascinating museum allows you to journey through decades of technological innovation. Learn about the technologies and people that shaped our modern world, and view one-of-a-kind exhibits that include the likes of silicon chips and microprocessors. You can even book a guided tour in advance to make the most out of your experience.

It wouldn't be a trip to Santa Clara without a visit to Mission Santa Clara de Asis — the mission that started it all. Located on the Santa Clara University campus, which was built up around the mission, Mission Santa Clara de Asis was destroyed and rebuilt six times in its history. Today, the mission serves as the university's student chapel and welcomes anyone who wishes to come in and experience the historic site.

With so many things to see and do in Santa Clara, your itinerary will be booked. Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel or a more affordable accommodation, you can find the perfect lodging in Santa Clara to meet your needs.

What did travelers think of the city of Santa Clara?

Below are reviews of the city of Santa Clara, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Quintessential California"
Score 5.0 / 5

A great town, typical California: sunny, clean and friendly.

Elizabeth J., from 18-May-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Santa Clara, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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