"Ideal conference location"
Clean, well-appointed (stayed in the newly renovated 6th floor), and very reasonable. Wi-Fi was slow, but free... :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful hotel in the heart of San Jose"
The decor is beautiful. I especially enjoyed the lit up bathroom ceiling mutual as well as the beautiful large dresser. The bed was extremely comfortable and made up quite elelgantly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Stay in a renovated room, but housekeeping MIA"
You can stay in a nice room, after quite a bit of negotiation, but you'll have to bring your own towels! Upon check-in, I was initially placed in a non-renovated room and told the top floor had been renovated, but I could not stay there. I checked out a non-renovated room where the room was disheveled and muggy as the windows were left open on a low […] floor. I requested to be moved and truly enjoyed being placed in a renovated room but received limited to no housekeeping services over my 3 day stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Nice, for an older smaller hotel"
The Sainte Claire is an older hotel, but has everything a business traveler might need. The room is small, but when I'm traveling on business I don't need much space. Even though space may be lacking, it has all the things I need and then some. In-room iron & board, a refrigerator, plenty of outlets for charging gadgets, desk space, a nice tv on a […] swivel, A/C, alarm clock with iPhone dock, and the 6th floor has newly renovated rooms with a very nice bathroom. On the first floor is an Italian restaurant I heard is very good, but did not personally eat at. Around the block is a little cafe (Cafe Frescati) where you can get some excellent morning coffee items. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"In spite of Sharks losing great hotel"
it was a quick trip but the staff and hotel made it very restful and relaxing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"San Jose Respite"
Perfect hotel for what I needed: Close to the Tech Museum of Innovation, one block from Original Joe's, Il Fornaio on the ground floor, and a great area in which to walk around downtown San Jose. I would stay there, again! Thanks to the staff at the Sainte Claire Hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I needed a night away from the kids. The hotel had a very friendly staff. Use the valet because it only a tiny bit more many than the parking garages a block away. I suggest calling down to the front desk to have them pull your car up. We ordered room service and enjoyed the food. The response was fast and the food was hot. I felt the […] coffee was a little over priced and was a little caught off guard since the drink prices weren't on the menu. The beds were very comfy and the room was quiet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"perfect location to San Jose State College"
Everything we had asked for help from your staff was delivered with exceptional service. Their information and frein dlyness was impecable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right In the Middle of it all!"
Very friendly staff. With Il Fornaio as the restaurant of the property, room service was above par. There was some 9-5 reconstruction going on, but that didn't affect me. There was a disturbing leak in the shower (we're in a drought!) but they are working out those issues.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Gorgeous old hotel great architecture and the most amazing butterfly/cloud fresco on bathroom ceiling!Genuine Expedia guest review
Great place if you're going to a concert at the convention center. No need to drive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Room noise and Valet Parking Idiot"
Overall, the hotel is nice and clean. I did not like how I could hear the neighbors conversation all night long. The valet is on point BUT an idiodt from the valet parking based on his judgement thought I was driving a different car than what was really mine. My car was out front (BMW 5 series), I walked towards two valet guys, I ask for the keys I […] point to my car while I get the ticket number. The idiot guy says "no that's not his car, his car is that chevy", I tell him "no, that is not my car (smh) and give him a tip and leave". People around us heard and just starred at the guy. I honestly did feel insulted by him. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by The Sainte Claire Hotel Your experience was unacceptable; there is no other way to put it. It was wrong of our valet team to suggest you were not the driver of your BMW upon your departure, and to confront you in front of other guests in front of the hotel is embarrassing for me to hear. I deeply apologize about this interaction you experienced and can assure you I will be following up with our team to reiterate our high standards of guest satisfaction. In regards to the nature of our guest rooms, we are currently in the process of a major renovation which is focused on constructing brand new walls between guest rooms to prevent sound from traveling between rooms. I hope that you are able to allow us the opportunity to show you our improved look in the future. Best Regards, Eric Pasch General Manager
"Business trip to San Jose"
I loved everything except the musty smell in the hallways!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to spiting events"
The staff was very friendly did a great job making us feel at homeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel walking distance to SAP Center"
Drove up from LA arrived staff was ready and waiting out front. Valet was $29 but that seems about what everyone else was charging. Check in went smooth and quickly then off to the room. The elevator was a but on the older side but it got the job done. The hall way on the way to our room was in decent/good condition a few stains here or there. The room […] however was great besides the one chair showing a little wear. Beds were comfortable, shower pressure was awesome, and temperature control worked great. I would and will stay here again; great staff and prime location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It is a lovely historic hotel -- a mix of vintage (mouldings, furnishings) and updated (bathroom). An easy walk to wonderful restaurants, theater and music.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tired room and tired staff"
I was glad to be informed upon check in that the hotel is undergoing renovation to become a Westin because that explained a lot of the shortcomings: very tired and not so clean rooms, lackadaisical service, A/C not working and faucet handles falling off. Until the place is transformed, you'll be in a great location, nice old building/hotel but held […] in a lame duck holding pattern without any investment of service or amenities until it becomes a Westin and out of my price range. I almost got the impression that the staff didn't know if they'd really have a job or not. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by The Sainte Claire Hotel Dear Sushigirl, I am glad that you were informed of our renovation upon arrival and I do apologize for the current nature of our hotel. Although our renovation will be addressing many of the issues you mentioned, it is by no means an excuse for any un-cleanliness you experienced during your stay. We are constantly aware of the delicate nature of our hotel and it frustrates me to hear that the little details of maintaining our current appearance were not upheld during your stay. I thank you for bringing these issues to my attention as we can constantly improve through our guest feedback. I hope that you allow us to serve you in the future and show you our improved appearance and service. Best Regards, Eric Pasch General Manager
Very old hotel right across the street from the convention center. The rooms are small and you get a lot of noise from the street and the rooms on either side of you. Luckily, I always travel with earplugs. They say they are upgrading the hotel which will become a Westin but it needs a lot of work. It was clean and the bed was comfy so it worked for […] the one night I was there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel close to everything downtown."
This cute hotel is right in the thick of all the downtown action. The staff is friendly, the beds are comfortable... The only drawback is parking is $39 per night. That seems excessive and when added to the price of the room makes it seem not as good of a deal.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Grocery shopping in Japan Town"
It wasn't quite excellent, but it was very good. Hotel was a little farther from Japan Town than I expected, but that was my fault. I didn't really care for the parking situation; Valet parking only. I don't like to have to ask people for my car. I like to get in and just drive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I really enjoy my stays at the St. Claire. Not only have they preserved a wonderful slice of "Grand Hotel" glitz, but it is marvelously clean and comfortable. Bravo St. Claire!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient Place to stay"
Hotel was very good. I travel about 50% of the year for business. I was looking for a convenient place for my Wife and I to stay while attending a competition that my daughter was competing in. Room was clean, comfortable, and functional. The Staff was attentive but only visible if you needed them. The Hotel is undergoing a change in brand so some floors […] are being upgraded, but I did not see or hear any construction. Lots of restaurants near by. I would definitely recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"All stores,resturants where close. Great Location!"
It was great stay, the service was great, rooms were clean. I recommend my family and friends to stay there, whenever they are in that areaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Historic hotel with great central location"
Classic hotel retains the charm and style of an earlier age. The hotel is very close to the Convention Center, museums, theaters, restaurants, and light rail.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for what we needed"
This hotel was perfect for what we needed which was for a weekend if college visits. Parking was a bit steep (parked in a lot across the street) but hotel was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Historic and convenient"
Nice looking historic hotel. Great staff and clean room. The floor above me was undergoing renovation, but the noise was minimal. Great central location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel with Character!"
Overall the experience was good. Staff was nice and the hotel had a lot of charm. The bathtub did not work, which was disappointing because I wanted a hot bath.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel great charm"
Unfortunately we where told this hotel was close to the SAP center so we stayed here. Found out we where within driving distance to the SAP center so that was a total disappointment but the stay was good. The restaurant was wonderful and all the staff was great. The room was a bit small but it served its purpose.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to many of San Jose's must see sights."
I loved it so much I would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Ask for the side with no trolly unless you like dings till 2 am. Pillows were small, not normal size and our bathroom tub with jets were really outdated. Also the tub drain didn't work very well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Guest service were rude they didn't gibe us directions to the room. They weren't very friendly. Valet was great! No ice buckets in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by The Sainte Claire Hotel I want to take the time to deeply apologize for the less than desirable interaction with our guest service agents. We are constantly challenging ourselves to be leaders in generous hospitality experiences and truly strive to provide every guest with a memorable experience. Our rude behavior during your stay was far beyond unacceptable and for that I apologize. I want to ensure you that I will be personally addressing our team to ensure that your experiences during you next visit are met with our proper standards of service and culture. Best Regards, Eric Pasch General Manager
"Will never come back to this hotel"
I don't like this hotel over all Dirty rooms They don't answer the phone Short staffed Poor building conditionGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by The Sainte Claire Hotel Our service philosophy revolves around our guest experiences and we are constantly challenging ourselves to be leaders in our industry. Despite the age of our hotel, it is unacceptable for any guest to depart feeling that they stayed in a dirty establishment. We are currently under a major renovation to improve our overall appearance, but this is in no way an excuse for the uncleanly nature of our hotel. Our inability to answer your calls is not our standard when servicing our guests. Although our staff is small, we require a constant presence on our telephones in order to allow every opportunity for guest communication. We thank you for the opportunity to improve from the feedback you have presented and I will be taking the time to personally address the issues you experienced. I hope upon completion of our renovation you allow us the opportunity to show you our improvements. Best Regards, Eric Pasch General Manager
"Love old historic hotels"
Beautiful old hotel in downtown san Jose. Great restauraunt Il Forniao on location and great ambiance.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great old hotel"
This hotel built in the 20's and has gorgeous decor in the lobby. The only one complaint I had was the deadbolt in our room was so sticky that I could barely lock and only my husband could unlock it, so while he was gone for the evening for several hours I could not use it which didn't give me a secure feeling. If I had used it I would've gotten locked […] in the room. But in fairness I didn't ask to change rooms. Only other issue was a somewhat rude front desk clear who made a remark about how they couldn't accommodate a request I made for adjacent rooms with my friend because they were full and I booked the room "through Expedia". Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice older but overpriced hotel in downtown SJ"
Hotel was clean,nice with plenty of charm but the room itself was tiny. Had a huge tv stand/chest that took up half the space and the queen bed took up the rest. Nice amenities and even with remodeling going on still pretty quite. SAP center within a reasonable walking distance. Overall experience was good but pricey all things considered.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Walking distance to museums and restaurants"
We enjoyed our stay at the Sainte Claire Hotel. It's Italian restaurant was terrific, and the location is perfect for walking to San Pedro Square and museums in the area. We would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice room for the money!"
It was close to our venue, room was just the right size, staff was polite and helpful, and room and hotel were clean. For the price we payed a very good value!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Really high customer service!!!From the staff that works outside to the staff that works inside, they are absolutely AMAZING. Overall it is a very comfortable and clean hotel, I would recommend this hotel to ANYONE. Since te day that we left the Saint Claire Hotel it left us nothing but good things to say about it.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Outdated and unclean..."
Not the best location, it is in the middle of an intersection with barely any space to park to check in. Coming into the hotel room, it smelled of terrible cigarette smoke even when we got a non-smoking room for our family. The people are loud, no consideration. The carpet was not vacuumed in our room and there were strands of hair in one of the beds. […] The bathroom feels very dirty...gross to walk around the room with just socks on. I recommend bringing home slippers if you decide to stay here. Not a lot of outlets for plugging in your phone or laptop. Very tight space. I do like the toiletries, though. It's L'occitaine :) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by The Sainte Claire Hotel I am extremely disappointed to hear that your stay was not up to our standards. I am happy that you enjoyed the L’Occitane toiletries in our guest rooms. I want to inform you that we are undergoing a major renovation to improve our image and add amenities such as extra outlets in guest rooms for appliances. The smell and uncleanly nature upon your arrival is definitely not our standard and I will be utilizing your review to ensure that these issues are addressed. I thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I hope you allow us the opportunity to show you our new look in the future. Best Regards, Eric Pasch General Manager
"Nice hotel across from convention center."
We usually stay at the Marriott because it's conveniently connected to the convention center where we have to go. This time, however, we were unable to get a room there. Saint Claire is right across the street from the Marriott so I decided location-wise it was the next best thing. So I looked up rates and (surprisingly) found the rates significantly […] lower than the Marriott. But the lower rate did not take away from the quality because this place was awesome. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff was absolutely fabulous. It's definitely an old hotel (built in the '20s) so it doesn't have the modernizations like the Marriott and parts of the carpet looks like it needs some attention. But, overall, this place has charm. My only complaint was the loudness of the air conditioning unit in the room (again, the hotel is pretty old) and that we could never really get a good control over the temperature. There didn't seem to be good air circulation so we found we had to keep the air running more often which made the room cold. But no big deal. With everything else a plus, I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I've stayed at the Sainte Claire Hotel numerous times and in the past year it has been slipping downhill. The staff at the front desk is very courteous however the hotel itself is getting shabby. The room service is terrible - they took an hour to delivery my dinner and half of it was missing. The server marked down the entre never to return. The WiFi […] is a slow as dial up.The location is good, so if you're just crashing and that's it this place would probably do. The connecting Italian restaurant's service is also terrible - after 15 minutes of waiting at my table with no service I left -- so go across the street to Arcadia for a excellent meal. This place used to be re Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by The Sainte Claire Hotel I thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valued feedback; we certainly appreciate it. I am extremely embarrassed for the shortfalls you experienced during your stay. I am happy that you found our staff to be courteous throughout your stay. The time taken for room service is not typical of our hotel and I will personally follow up with our team to ensure this issue does not come up again. We are undergoing a major renovation that will be improving our historic image with a modern influence, which will include building a new WIFI network for our guests that is fast and efficient. I hope that we are able to service you in the future following our completed renovation. Best Regards, Eric Pasch General Manager
"Classy, cordial and convenient"
Every contact I had with the hotel staff was positive. From my first phone call to checking out at 5 am, I felt welcomed and appreciated. The hotel is a beautiful historic landmark and is in a neighborhood packed with local restaurants and points of interest in the city. I came for a Sharks game and walked to SAP Center in 15 minutes! Loved it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Within walking distance to the SAP Sharks game."
The room was great. Clean and comfortable. The only downside was that after the game we could not find a place to get a good coffee drink. Baileys and coffee. Everything was closed or the only place open was a martini bar and a speak easy. Maybe because it was a Thursday night. We will stay here again, no question.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel walkable distance to sights and dining"
Great older hotel located in an excellent neighborhood, walking distance to museums and restaurants. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The hotel is gently worn as you would expect and older hotel to be. Staff was very friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful historic hotel"
We really enjoyed our stay. The architecture in the hotel lobby was amazing and it continued into our room. The bathroom was small, but quaint with a painted ceiling that was simply charming. The bed was a bit on the soft side and while there were tons of pillows on the bed, they were just a little over the size of a piece of paper. Room service from […] Il Fornaio was very good and the gentleman who brought our tray was very accommodating. We were told that the hotel would soon become a large chain brand and that these things would be changed out. I hope that the hotel doesn't lose its charm. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Romantic and Classic"
The only complaint was that sometimes the lobby smelled of the sewer. Hopefully this will be fixed during their ongoing renovations. Loved our junior suite, it was a free upgrade, perfect for our anniversary. The old style door knobs and bathroom floor tiles were classic. Loved the painted mural on bathroom ceiling. The king sized bed wasn't that comfy, […] but the room was spacious, including a fire place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a great stay, we expected a vintage look and thats exactly what we got. The only thing I would do different is request a street view to see the street corner.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Too expensive for what you get!!!!"
Rude staff, room was old and too small, got charged extra for my 10 year old to sleep in our room. Restaurant inside is very expensive with rude and awful service with incompetent staff - no need to act like you are a five star hotel in Dubai!!!! believe me you have a long way to go. No breakfast, got kicked out of valet or they would have charged us […] to leave our car parked after we checked out (our girls were still playing volleyball). there is nowhere to sit and have a cocktail after the restaurant closes. next time I will save my money and go to a place where parking is free, breakfast and smiles are served. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel but happy I'd read the reviews. Bring a pair of earplugs or just let the fan run all night. Walls are thin BUT the hotel is charming, staff was great and a wonderful restaurant. Right across the street from the convention center. Worth $29/day parking fee not to have to get in the car!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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