Location, friendly staff, large room I think breakfast should come with the room, at least cereal or something
The facilities are being remodeled so hopefully will be better in the future, though the room was nice. One gripe - the free WiFi is so slow as to be worthless. To get something better you have to cough up $10. In a time when even the cheapest dumps provide adequate WiFi this strikes a raw nerve.
My wife and I thought breakfast was included and thought that $9.95 each for coffee and a roll was excessive. This rip off left a bad taste in our mouth toward the DoubleTree.
Loved the Hotel, the staff was nice. The room was roomy and large. It had robes for us waiting. It also has chocolates on the bed. The bed was comfortable and nice . It was in big shopping center with restaurants, movie theater and shopping center. Walking distance to everything
Just a nice place, bed, bedding, furniture, location, everything is within walking distance 0
Was on phone for 2.5 hours trying to change reservation. Even though hotel was willing to cancel first night Kayak (hotels.com/ book it .com) would not cancel it. Never, ever book hotel through Kayak. Call hotel directly to book. Bed and room was nice. The toilet ran occasionally. Front desk staff was rude.
I liked all the surrounding restaurants available.
I loved the bed. It was very comfortable. We had a lot of space in our room along with a DVD player. We were able to look at complimentary DVDs at the front desk to watch too! The location was great! Restaurants, movie theater, bars... All within a minute of walking distance. I wish they had an indoor pool!
Staff was fantastic and the hotel was very nice
The beds were uncomfortable..hard pellows and not a comfortable matress. The tv and dvd player were both borken..repoted to staff and they were unable to do anything. Also the almost 200 dollar hold on my card was not expected.
safe location,easy to acces free ways,excellent families restaurant next door of Hotel I have no complain.
Nice rooms and very friendly staff
Although we arrived late in the evening (about 10:30), we were greeted by the upbeat and friendly front desk staff, who quickly took care of checking us in. Not long after we got into our room, we received a call to check that all was well. We requested extra towels and they arrived in less than 10 minutes. The beds, pillows and bedding were 1st class and very comfortable. Our room was quiet and nicely appointed.
The hotel is conveniently located for car access to Santana Row and the Valley Fair Shopping Mall and has onsite parking facilities. The room was nice and comfortable but nothing fancy. We stayed there as we wanted to be close to the shopping areas.
Location was perfect for us and the place is warm and attractive with a very professional and helpful staff.
Proximity to buisiness event; quiet Resturant not open
Very well situated place in the center of Silicon Valley. At least, the "Club Level" is of very high quality considering the price of the room. At the hotel itself, the dining service is not top-grade but sufficient. Anyway, the place is rounded by lot of restaurants.
yes there were a lot of noise during the night (of other guests)
Sehr freundlicher Service, große, bequeme Zimmer, sehr ruhig trotz hervorragender Verkehrsanbindung, freies schnelle WLAN, rundum angenehm. Frühstück ging so ( für europäische Verhältnisse), die meisten Hotels in USA bieten ja gar kein Inklusivfrühstück an.
Wireless Lan hat vollkommen problemlos funktioniert Der Geruch war grauenvoll, es war ein Fitness-Raum zwar angegeben, aber keiner vorhanden.
Das Hotel war sauber, das Bett war komfortabel. Sie waren sehr zuvorkommend, uns ein Klappbett für unsere kleine Tochter. Keine Waschlappen. Getränkeautomaten waren viel zu teuer. Das kontinentale Frühstück ist äußerst gering, nicht ein Vorteil lohnt sich Werbung.
The location was were we wanted to be. The first bed we had was hard. They did upgrade us to a better room and bed. The TV in both rooms did not work properly. Because of the low number of guests, the 'Breakfast' was skimpy and the coffee was poor.
The hotel does exhibit some age, but is well kept, located near family we are visiting, clean, staffing always very accommodating, parking is covered. The daily breakfast is excellent, represents a great value, eliminating the need to go off site. No complaints
Room was very clean, overall it is an excellent hotel Parking should be included in price, a little pricey
ridiculous that one must pay 25 dollars for parking plus 10 dollars for internet per night
So close to the airport and badly isolated that you can hear the planes in the room! Bad value for money compared to other holtels of similar quality in the area!
I like the fact that it is walking distance from the convention center. No parking due to event.
clean and quiet
the cleanliness and uniqueness of the room and facility
The Valencia Hotel is one of my all time favourite hotels. the location is excellent, priced competitively and the staff are friendly and helpful. Great service!
Very comfortable room. Close to shopping and great food.
Fun location, great vibe, beautiful common areas and outdoor living space. Wonderful breakfast included with room. Called to confirm pool was open (November) with beverage service, were told it was and that someone would come out to offer us drinks. Nobody ever came for 3 hours.
Staycation Paradse... Ran away Halloween night... Great food drinks and security keep fun a perfect balance
Convenient location, rooms are spacious Staff who were responsible for room service, hotel operator on phone were outright rude
Great hot tub and pool in a convenient location right in Santana row. Spacious rooms, well furnished and decorated. A welcome respite from Silicon Valley. N/a
We loved the late night pantry
The bathrooms were well furnished... Better than the actual rooms. The staff was very friendly. True price I paid was not worth the room. It was a very crampt room with ancient furniture. The rooms were a boring shade of beige and our window view was another building being constructed. It's layout seemed more that of a comfort inn with a price tag of 90 dollars a night rather than 150. It's not worth the price, if you have a car go to a comfort inn and save some money cause got the same experience.
The newly renovated rooms and baths are simple and elegant. The Hedley Club lounge serves good food & cocktails. Conveniently located in downtown San Jose, short walk to Convention center. The room lacked many standard amenities: 1) password protected, high speed Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi was free, slow and unsecured) 2) in room safe large enough to fit a laptop 3) stocked mini-bar (empty mini-fridge provided but there were no vending machines or in hotel shop to buy snacks & drinks) 4) in room guide/magazine with local/city info
room service was delicious and fast. Stay was very comfortable. Beautiful large bathroom. Great location.
I liked that it was downtown close to bars, clubs and restaurants.
Walking distance to downtown San jose & Staff was great
A property in the Fairmont family. Being in historical downtown next to sites of value. Relying on amenities of a high end hotel which did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and helpful in all encounters. Extra fees for wifi these days seems unnecessary. Having to use hotel cards to go between tower and main facility (although security is appropriate).
Rooms Staff at the door
Great hotel, room and staff! Got free upgrade upon arrival and an extra 1/2 hour checkout time so we could go to the next door art museum without a hassle.
Wonderful environment, great Beds close to San Jose Convention Center. Very Friendly Staff, impecible Service.
Location Bed was uncomfortable and did not have enough covers shower was outdated and shower head was cheap No coffee station in room Sparsely decorated
Clean rooms with feel of knowing they are clean Ac went out. Super hot. Small beds
Can't really think of anything. 1. Room was dated. 2. Room with a view had no view. 3. Parking was expensive. 4. Hotel had no charm or allure (other than the advertised picture).
Fancy, various locations to eat and enjoy yourself with partner and great America in a 13 min drive distance just a great stay after all and great valet service Beware of an extra 100$ charge at check in just in case you break anything in the hotel but will be refunded after check out and line is to long with no one trying to help them out to make the line go faster
Top notch hotel. Clean, newly remodeled, all amenities & on site restaurants etc The valet. He did not specify pricing of valet vs self park or exactly where self park was located.
The valet service was overwhelmed since the hotel had no self park option. Plus, the valet was serving guests who weren't even staying at the hotel but attending a concert or conference in the area. It's a bit ridiculous that it takes 20 minutes to drop off a car with valet and another 20 minutes to pick it up.
Room was very quiet, even with all of the airplane traffic on approach to San Jose Airport.
Great room overall, clean hotel in excellent location. Close to shops, food, and activities. Great service and friendly staff. Convenient parking (though it costs extra even without valet) garage connected to the hotel. Only a block away from Original Joe's. Despite a few quirks, I would stay here again. Charge for WiFi (unless you are an Elite member), ridiculous prices for snack shop food and goods ($5 for a Dairy Milk candy bar, $6 for an Odwalla Smoothie!), $45 for a t-shirt! Also, the hotel smells like the air freshener they pipe in at many of the Las Vegas hotels (could be a plus if you like that). Also, the choice of "aromatherapy" soaps are awful--why not go the clean, fresh scent of soap instead of burned wood?
I really Liked its location, we were attending a event at the convention center and the hotel is actually leads into the convention center. That was great! We didn't have to walk at all. All staff members were extremely nice and willing to offer any help that they could offer. The hotel was very busy due to the event, but the staff still dealt with customers in a very polite and friendly manner. I also wanted to say thank you to this hotel for not treating us any different than there other guest, we have been to other hotels and due to our ethnic background have been treated like we were some how less. This hotel did an excellent job treating everybody well and respectively Thank you so much! Some of the things that we weren't so pleased with that room service had certain hours and that it wasn't 24 hours and that the rooms were a little smaller than what we excepted. But overall we had a great experience
Excellent location, top choice for San Jose. Walking distance to major attractions and night life in the area. Excellent VTA transit access as well. Also consider the Hilton and Fairmont nearby. Valet parking is $29 with in/out privileges. This is a reasonable price for the area.
Pay WiFi with speed tiers.
Had a problem with the first room but they helped me switch rooms no questions asked
Nice failities Needs a hot tub/pool
Friendliness and helpfullness of front desk. Housekeeping did not show up 2 of 4 days, even with complaints. I notified them that I would be out of the room from 6am until noon while I had dialysis and would need to sleep all Wednesday and Friday afternoons. No action, not even clean towels!
Beautiful grounds Nice rework of what was there previously Nice pool and hot tub Good lounge Ample parking Comfortable bed Difficult to get to (in the middle of a neighborhood) Staff wouldn't print me a receipt (big issue on business travel) Pool / spa could be open later
Driving up the residential street and coming upon the entrance for the 1st time gives you a feeling of stepping back in time to another era. The attention to detail and the beautiful wood trim all around gave a feeling of a very special place. I had only one night to explore the mansion and surroundings.
We stayed here 1 night in room 121. It was a suite with easy access to the swimming pool. The back door lead right to the swimming pool. The pool looks bigger in the picture but it's still a excellent size. The staff was great and Sunday brunch was delicious. Good hotel to relax and get away from the regular 9-5. The only thing I can critique is we were there on a Saturday and there's was nothing special for dinner. The bar food was ok and room service food was ok. No restaurants walking distance but no big deal. Everything was releasing
The staff was very helpful when it was found out that the website I had booked through hadn't communicated with the hotel fully and they had to go digging for my reservation. But I got a room, it was very nice, even if a bit cramped, but that didn't detract from my stay. The grounds were very nice. I enjoyed their exercise room, it was more filled out than most hotels. I just wish I had had warmer weather to enjoy the pool and more time to enjoy every other feature of Hayes Mansion.
The grounds are really nice with a large and comfortable patio seating area and swimming pool. The furnishings in the room were old, old, old, and poorly decorated.
Great grounds and plenty of character; a relaxing venue with history and luxury.
I had called ahead to make sure I coukd check in late, but when i got there, I couldn't find the front desk person (or anyone) for 5 minutes, then when I finally found her, she found my reservation, but couldn't tell what rooms were available & so had to call her manager, and long story short, it was just over half an hour between when I walked in the front door and walked into my room. She said it was her second day, which I can only imagine is really overwhelming, so I was trying to be patient, and I've had good experiences every other time I've stayed there, but i have to say, this one left a sour taste in my mouth.
Staff incredibly attentive The shortness of our stay
Used condom wrapper in the drawer. Need i say more.
Everything from the room/bathroom was spotless incredibly clean . beautiful place to stay. Absolutely no negative comments to say.also GREAT STAFF! Very helpful and on point..even if I have to go out of my way to stay here again it would be worth it.very quite also.no traffic noises etc.will be back for another stay asap!!!
Sound attenuation from room to room is significantly lacking. We had to be relocated after two days. But could still hear convesations and noises from adjoining rooms. The mattreses are old and lumpy.
The kitchen had everything we needed,it was very clean, and breakfast was great. None.
House setting kitchen
It is centrally located to shopping and night life easy cab ride.
Loved the room. Wish I could always get it at that price!
Good location, good price, excellent staff-very friendly, very courteous, very responsive, overall very enjoyable stay. Everyone from the cleaning staff to the front desk to management were excellent. Everything was in working order. The pull out couch was not as comfortable but then again it is a couch. I did not expect it to be plush.
Very nice property. Love having a full size kitchen in every room. The bed size was limited to a queen, which is okay, I just love a king sized bed! Breakfast was a continental plus as they had a waffle maker and party sausages and poached eggs. The TV is set up at an awkward angle from the bed. The sofa is also a bed, but I'm a person who has to watch tv to sleep. Very petty quibbles. This is a very nice property. Definately book if your worried about a nice clean room. This will impress you.
Helpful and friendly staff who keep up with the demands and requests of the guest. Also, a very quiet and clean space that allowed us to get our rest.
It's a good hotel with all the facilities you need, conveniently positioned across the road from the Hyatt convention center. No free WiFi, which for the price of the room, I would have expected.
The restaurant had very high quality food for the price and the bar was elegant and very accessible. Need to have FREE wifi in the rooms! This is 2015 AND the hotel is in the heart of silicone valley. For shame! Hilton
Everything was great Everything was good all people there are helpful
Great location and amazing hotel. The amenities were good as well. The rio was a nice size and I had a view of Levi Stadium. When I came back to the hotel at about 11pm there were no parking places. I believe outsiders were at the bar or guests had their friends visiting. When you are paying for a hotel room it's annoying not being able to park in the parking lot.
Andy the concierge took care of us like an old friend.
Clean. Comfortable beds. Great shower. Friendly helpful staff.
Bathrooms redone Bad wifi
I normally do not go out of my way to write reviews, but in this case, the management and the front desk staff went so out of their way to make sure that our stay was perfect that I truly felt compelled to do so. At first, I was surprised at how highly a motel of this style and price was rated on every website we checked. Low on options, we booked it anyway, albeit skeptically. But thankfully for Flamingo, they squashed our skepticism upon check-in and we realized the reviews were exactly right, if not high enough. I've stayed at many similar motels through the years, and usually you get what you pay for, but not at Flamingo because here you get more. Great service, good location, clean rooms, incredibly polite and attentive staff made our trip to San Jose perfect! A+ n/a