DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose, Perfect For Business Travelers

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Next time you head to the San Francisco Bay Area on business and your meetings are focused on the South Bay and Silicon Valley, the DoubleTree by Hilton  Hotel San Jose is a great choice and only a mere 2-minute drive from San Jose Airport terminals. It is also super convenient to the US 101 Freeway, making it only an 8 minute drive from downtown San Jose.

Hilton San Jose Hilton

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose Rooms

For each of the contemporary rooms, they offer balconies, flat-screen TVs, custom-designed beds and WiFi. Executive rooms and suites add living areas, wet bars and access to a Club Lounge. The rooms are spacious (the largest in the area at 450 square feet) and the wifi speedy, a necessary and expectation when staying at a Silicon Valley hotel.

For business travelers, it’s worth noting that they have remote guest room printing. It’s a great family travel stay as well because of the extra space — cribs are available upon request.

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose Hilton

Hilton san Jose Hilton

Above room photo credits: DoubleTree Hilton San Jose

We had a standard room with a view on the 8th floor, which is a Premium floor for Hilton Honors’ members at their San Jose location. We were there on business to attend a conference on nonduality nearby, so whether you want to (or need to be) close to the San Jose Airport, have meetings in the Valley or are attending a conference at the Convention Center, the DoubleTree Hilton San Jose makes a great choice.

Breakfast was a highlight — translation: a whole lot better than we expected. They have a full buffet where you can get fresh fruits, gluten free and regular muffins, Greek yoghurt, eggs, bacon, pancakes, sausage, toast, bagels, cold meats, cheese and more, or you can order a customized omelet of your preference. In other words, build you own!

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose
Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Their swimming pool was also a highlight. While we didn’t have time to use it (or the outdoor hot tub) given our insanely busy schedule over the weekend, it was heated and clean. Hopefully we can return at a future date and experience the hotel in a bit more depth when we have additional time to explore and meander.

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose  

The Lobby at the DoubleTree was also spacious. It was obvious that a lot of conference attendees stay here which makes sense given its easy access to the airport, convention center and other nearby facilities.

Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops was also housed in the lobby as was a Sushi Bar. While we didn’t dine on-site for dinner, the ambiance was lovely and we hope to return to review the restaurant at some juncture in the future.

Hilton San Jose Hilton

Credit: Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

The Ground Floor

Hilton San Jose

Hilton San Jose

We loved this triangular glass ceiling structure, which was an overhead to one of the entrances of the hotel. 

Hilton San Jose

This DoubleTree Hilton San Jose property also has a gym on the premises, which we checked out but didn’t have time to use (hopefully next time). They offer both machines and free weights for the exercise enthusiasts among you.

Hilton San Jose Hilton

Credit: DoubleTree Hilton San Jose

Location, Location, Location

This hotel is not only close to the San Jose Airport, but it’s only an hour south of San Francisco and north of Monterey/Carmel. They offer a complimentary hotel shuttle to and from the airport, and valet and/or self parking is also available on site if you get a rental car.

Lastly, a note for event planners – they offer 48,000 square feet of function space, which can be tailored for both small and large events.

If you’re not in the area for business travel, it’s a great location for getting to and from the coast.

Surrounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the foothills of San Jose to the east, the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose is close to the Winchester Mystery House, Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49’ers, The Tech Museum of Innovation, California’s Great Adventure, and plenty of other attractions.

If you’re into shopping, Santana Row and The Great Mall are not far, neither is Monterey, which if you have kids, plan to book some time at their renowned aquarium. Santa Cruz and Carmel also have great beaches and make for great day trips. Two thumbs up!

DETAILS:

Doubletree by Hilton San Jose

2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 453-4000
More information can be found on their site.
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Note: I was hosted by the hotel but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Renee Blodgett
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