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Hotels in San Jose near San Jose Convention Center

San Jose Convention Center Introduction

In the heart of downtown San José, the San José Convention Center is moments from Plaza de César Chávez city park. Offering nearly 373,000-sq.ft of prime exhibition space, this modern complex features 2 grand ballrooms and up to 43 meeting rooms, catering from 50 to 3,900 people. It has hosted national events such as Fanime, the Silicon Valley Auto Show and the Harvest Festival. Its prime location means its well-placed for coffee shops, wine bars and restaurants, as well as popular attractions such as the Tech Museum of Innovation and the San José Museum of Art.

Hotels near San Jose Convention Center

There is a broad choice of accommodation close to the San José Convention Center. Some of the nearby 4-star hotels have outdoor pools, upmarket restaurants and stylish rooms. Many hotels in downtown also have business centers and conference facilities. There are more affordable options, including budget motels and extended-stay inns located 3 or 4 miles from the convention center. San José is a popular year-round destination for business travelers. It's busiest during the summer months, when hotel prices peak, so you're likely to find hotel bargains between November and March, but wrap up warm as the temperature drops.

Where to stay near San Jose Convention Center

The San José Convention Center is located in downtown San José. Known as the hub of Silicon Valley, downtown is a mix of corporate offices, upmarket shops and cool, interactive museums. The area around South Market Street overlooks Plaza de César Chávez, the city park, and is within walking distance of Tech Museum of Innovation, as well as trendy bakeries, artisan coffee shops and hip wine bars. If you stay west of downtown, along The Alameda, you'll also be steps from the SAP Center at San José, an indoor concert and events arena.

Things to see near San Jose Convention Center

Check out the hands-on exhibits and the IMAX theater at the Tech Museum of Innovation on Park Avenue, a 6-minute walk from the San José Convention Center. Across the Plaza de César Chávez is the San José Museum of Art, which houses contemporary Californian artworks. Families love the interactive attractions at the Children's Discovery Museum of San José, which is a 9-minute stroll from the center. For something completely different, head 5 miles west of downtown to the Winchester Mystery House, a quirky old mansion with disappearing staircases and other odd architectural features designed to fool ghosts.

How to get to San Jose Convention Center

The San José Convention Center is easy to reach from all over the Bay area, as well as the rest of southern California. It's 2 blocks from I-280, there's plenty of paid parking available, and it's only a minute's walk from the nearest tram stop. Getting around the city is easy. The Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) is a free shuttle service which stops near the convention center and major attractions across the downtown area. It also connects to Diridon Station, for the Amtrak, Caltrain and ACE services. Mineta San José International Airport is a 10-minute drive from downtown.

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