'Harmony is the key in our development as a city. Save it, we have nothing to gain and a lot to lose!'
Bill Monning, a political veteran and a respected intellectual in California State politics, made the above quoted remark while addressing an assembly with the bill of incorporation of San Martin into a city was on the floor of the senate. This was way back in 2003, when the first real movement to incorporate San Martin into a city started. But quite unfortunately, these efforts have yielded little in return so far.
But San Martin residents are not the kind of lot to get budged, as incessant efforts to get the bill passed are on from various quarters of the community.
Let's leave the political talk at the floor, though, because in this article, our aim is to acquaint our travel-loving readers to tourism, attractions and hotels in San Martin so that if they get interested in the potential of San Martin, they might have it easy to actually plan out their trip in better control.
A little background information about San Martin would be well in order at this point. Located in the Santa Clara Country of California, San Martin is thought to have been established as a result of the first wave of Spanish missionary movement in these parts. The name of the city is thought to have originated from the name of one St Martin who led various Christian missions in California and Mexico.
Known in the region for its great weather, calm and peaceful surroundings a number of tourist friendly places to boot, San Martin can well be your next top choice tourism destination!
Budget Hotels in San Martin
San Martin is not really a typical tourism hub where you can find one dozen different varieties of lodging options that are tailor made for a variety of guests and tourists. In that sense, San Martin is like a sleeper movie hit that doesn't know how to handle its success.
Being located in the most expensive states in the country does no favors in terms of cheap hotels, either, meaning that tourists have to mentally and financially prepare themselves in the best shape possible so that they can enjoy their stay in San Martin. However, the fact that no tourist picks San Martin as a sole destination (it is always chosen as a part of the larger set-up of 'Santa Clara Tourism') helps the city in a way that few would have thought of.
Since all tourists prefer to just visit San Martin instead of actually making a halt here, hotel tariffs in San Martin are automatically brought down by the supply-demand cat-and-mouse game. Whatever the matter, what matters to us is that tourists have something to cheer about!
Discussing cheap hotels in and around San Martin, the only names that we find worth mentioning here are Microtel Inn & Suites (in nearby Morgan Hill) and Comfort Inn (again, in Morgan Hill). With these options, tourists can rest easy, knowing that their credit cards won't have to undergo any trauma, should the time to check-out finally arrive!
Seeking Luxury in San Martin
If you are seeking luxury resorts in or around San Martin, there's a whole lot of good stuff just waiting to be found by you!
For connoisseurs of good life and everything that goes with it, luxury resorts bring the best possible concoction of life, joy and pleasure, all bundled into one extravagant package that few can afford. But if you can indeed afford it, you have every right to treat yourself every once in a while, and that's where these luxury hotels in San Martin will come in handy.
Here, at the grave risk of reiterating, we would like to remind our readers that when we talk about San Martin hotels, we are talking about the neighboring cities and towns, too, just because San Martin in itself has no lodging options of note to be mentioned. The idea that towns in a county stand together united, the one that is expected in the constitution of the United States, will probably play in our favor here, albeit in a much more easy-going manner.
In San Martin itself, CordeValle Rosewood Resort is the highest rated hotel that features (almost) every luxury facility that money can possibly buy. Nightly prices of over $199 surely justify this state of affairs, anyway!
In Morgan Hill, Hampton Inn & Suites is worth giving a long, hard look, as well. It is a typical Hampton property, blending luxury and convenience like no other.
Alternative Lodging Options in San Martin
There are a handful of other lodging options, in addition to conventional resorts and lodges here in San Martin.
However, these may not be suitable for all kinds of travelers, and great caution must be taken before actually jumping in the water without thinking things through.
Holiday rentals offer a stiff competition to San Martin hotels, in terms of popularity and affordability.
Hotels Near the Airport in San Martin
The nearest airport to San Martin is San Jose International Airport (Norman Y. Mineta Airport). It is located at a distance of about 45 km from San Martin, and is easily accessible by road.
To find good lodges and accommodation options near this airport, you can check out the San Jose travel article in our directory. These would, however, be convenient only when you are actually going to make San Jose your pivotal point of stay.
Local Transportation in San Martin
The only way to reliably get around in San Martin is to have one's own car. Since the city is rather small in size, having a public transport here is a luxury, and like all luxurious things, it is put to use judiciously. So, to guarantee yourself that you are going to get from one place to another at a given point in time, you are better off having (or renting) a car at your disposal.