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Hotel Elan

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In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of Hotel Elan

Hotel Elan

2.0 star property
City centre motel within easy reach of San Jose Convention Center

717 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
1215 S 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95110

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of San Jose
  • San Jose Convention Center - 23 min walk
  • SAP Center at San Jose - 39 min walk
  • San Jose State University - 2 min drive
  • Santana Row Shopping Center - 13 min drive
  • Winchester Mystery House - 14 min drive
  • Santa Clara University - 14 min drive
  • Santa Clara Convention Center - 13 min drive
  • California's Great America - 18 min drive
  • Great Mall of the Bay Area - 16 min drive
  • Levi's Stadium - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 54 min drive
  • San Jose College Park Station - 6 min drive
  • San Jose Diridon Station - 9 min drive
  • Tamien Station (Caltrain) - 13 min walk
  • Tamien Station (VTA) - 16 min walk
  • Virginia Station - 21 min walk
  • Convention Center Station - 23 min walk


  • Denny's - 4 min walk
  • Orchestria Palm Court Restaurant - 18 min walk
  • Reyhan Restaurant - 19 min walk
  • Sa-by Thai - 20 min walk
  • Tac-oh! - 20 min walk

About this property

Hotel Elan

Hotel Elan puts you 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from San Jose Convention Center and 2 mi (3.2 km) from SAP Center at San Jose. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Also, this motel is 5.6 mi (9 km) from Santana Row Shopping Center and 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from Winchester Mystery House. Fellow travellers say good things about the convenient parking and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Property amenities

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 20 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per night


  • RV/bus/lorry parking is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Elan San Jose
Elan San Jose
San Jose Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson San Jose
Hotel Elan Motel
Hotel Elan San Jose
Hotel Elan Motel San Jose

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Elan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Elan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Elan?
As of 28 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Elan on 30 November 2022 start from €99, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Elan?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Elan?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Elan?
Yes, there's free self parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Elan?
You can check in from 2 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 50 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Elan?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Denny's (4-min walk) and Super Taqueria (2.1 mi).
What's the area around Hotel Elan like?
Hotel Elan is a short 10-minute drive from San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) and 11 minutes' walk from San Jose State University.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

John, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

A trap house is cleaner than this place.
Never stay here! First they advertise cleanliness, but after 30 minutes my feet were black from the dirty carpet. There was a sticky spot that was over a foot wide. Claim to be remodeled. The pillows were FLAT and hard as a rock. There was a foam border around the mattress to give it shape, but the actual mattress was old and sunk in. There was hair in the shower. No coffee maker, but had coffee. No iron, but had an ironing board. The TV was static even though it had cable channels. They were replacing the roof at 8am and didn’t notify us that there would be construction literally above our room. There was an ice machine, and a small bucket. But no bag and it was dirty. Looked like and felt like a pay by the hour hotel. If the cost was equal to that, then I wouldn’t complain. But when it’s 3-digits a night, I have standards.
Scott, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Joey, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

The employee that was working that night was extremely rude. A strange man knocked and tired opening the hotel room late at night when me and my girlfriend were trying to sleep. We explained to the employee about the situation and how we didn't feel safe with a stranger trying to open our door in the middle of the night. We asked for another room and/or our money back and the employee said that he saw nothing on the cameras and wouldn't give us our money back. I packed up our things and left Hotel Elan because it was terrifying and unsafe to stay there.
Jacob, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Christian, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

patrick, 8-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Stay to drop off some at dorm
The room was clean. The in room coffee was terrible and a hair was in the creamer/sugar packet. My room faced a street that is apparently a bit of a race track. (Not the morel's fault) The comforter on the bed had some stains and holes. The staff was nice but not very knowledgeable of where to eat if it wasn't what they ate.
Erin, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Nice stay, but I ask for a nonsmoking room and the room they gave me smell smoke.
Dinora, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Roaches in room, ac didn't cool the whole room very well.
Marla, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

I'd rather sleep in my car
stay was terrible. Room had no towels and food in the fridge from the previous guests. I was double charged for my deposit fee and still have not received a refund for the first charge. Front desk was rude. Bathroom was filthy and old. AC barely blew cold.
jimmy, 1-night trip
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