I really appreciate a luxury boutique hotel! And if you do too, San Jose California has one that you will love. Hotel Valencia is a lovely boutique hotel that is ideally located in the middle of Santana Row in San Jose. Santana Row is a district that is designed with upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment, etc. The area exudes an Old World European charm, but at the same time, has a modern and exciting vibe.
Arriving at the hotel, I became aware that it is the only hotel in the Santana Row district. The hotel is quaint with only 215 guest rooms and suites, two on-site restaurants, a full-service bar and a seasonal rooftop bar. You arrive on street level and are guided by bellmen to an elevator which leads you to the check in and lobby area.
Having stayed in many boutique hotels internationally, this is very much reminiscent of those experiences. In comparison, it has the look and feel of the Relais & Châteaux properties. It is a staus for finer boutique hotels that I appreciate for a more intimate atmosphere and the really luxurious feel of these properties. Hotel Valencia fits this description perfectly.
I checked into room 603. This room is a "Deluxe Balcony Room", with a large king bed, sitting area and a balcony that overlooks the wonderful views of the Santana Row.
The room was decorated with a strong Spanish influence. The bed and linens were extravtagant. The room radiated comfort, and the colors and furniture lent themselves to relaxation. The room also featured an ample space to conduct business.
I enjoyed the unique and interesting décor elements throughout the common interior areas of the hotel. I took a picture of the hallway to my room because I found the lighting to be fascinating. Throughout the hotel, the walls were peppered with artistic murals as well. Don’t you just love it when a hotel offers unique art features?
In keeping with European hotel traditions, a continental breakfast at their restaurant Oveja Negra is included with your stay. The restaurant is located to the right of the lobby check-in area next, to the courtyard.
The hotel has a wonderful roof top pool that is very inviting and offers views of the Santana Row! The patio has plenty of lounging chairs with deep cushions for comfort.
For those wanting a work out....Hotel Valencia has a well-equipped gym offering exercise equipment for those staying at the hotel.
Not only is the hotel well situated to the wonderful shops and restaurants, but for those seeking a haunting experience, it is also located within walking distance of the famous "Winchester House"! A must see when you are visiting San Jose.
My experience at the Hotel Valencia was wonderful, and I will definitely be returning to enjoy it again. The city of San Jose and the Hotel Valencia are fantastic for leisure, business, romance, and family stays. There is so much to see and do that staying a week may not be enough. That was the case for me. I found that I couldn’t accomplish all that I wanted to do. So…I guess that just means I will have to go back and make sure to get it all in.
I would give Hotel Valencia an Always5Star Cheers! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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🌟 Please note: This was a sponsored opportunity to stay at Hotel Valencia in San Jose. However, my opinions are my own. I was not compensated for writing this article.