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Hotel Elan

1215 South First StreetView Map
2.5/5 - Poor
(63 reviews)

Why This Hotel?

Good Location
Free Wifi

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Review and Rating of Hotel Elan

#57 of 75 hotels in San Jose (63 reviews)

Overall Rating (2.5)

Cleanliness (3)

Sleep Quality (3)

Value (2.5)

Service (3)

Location (2.5)

Rooms (2.5)

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Hotel Elan really needs some TLC

by Ilene460 on 16 Dec 2016 (Family Traveller)

This hotel is on a very busy street. It's extremely noisy. Lots of transients and homeless around this area. The room was really dirty. The sheets and towels seemed okay but the blankets and bedspread smelled stale along with the carpet and drapes. Nothing had been wiped down in years. (walls, doors, etc.) The bathtub was dirty and had to be washed out before we could use it. Housekeeping walked right in without knocking. We were not ready for her and did not expect anyone to barge in our room w...
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Dancing on the Avenue

by Heather B on 22 Jun 2016 (Friends Traveller)

It was a good place to sleep and very convenient to where I was going. I liked the location. The staff was extremely friendly and kind. The rooms are very dark for day time sleeping.The place was kind of secluded which I liked very much. Being fenced in made me feel safe.

Simple motel in not the best part of the city

by Heinrich H on 18 May 2016 (Business Traveller)

The reason why I stayed at this hotel was that I attended a conference at the Convention Center which is not far from here (15 minutes walk or a short bus ride), and the Hilton and Marriott were beyond my budget. Unfortunately, the area where the Elan hotel is located is a relatively run-down part of downtown San Jose - surrounding the hotel there are mainly used car dealers and Mexican bars and clubs. On the street, one frequently meets homeless people and prostitutes. Moreover, the hotel lies ...
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5yr Old Nephew Found Used Crack Pipe in Room

by Bossy408 on 10 Feb 2016 (Family Traveller)

Minutes after my niece and her 3 children (5 & 1yrs, & 3wks) checked in to hotel, my nephew finds dirty glass pipe in night stand drawer. I called Daniel at front desk to come to room 113 to see for himself what my 5 year old nephew found in the drawer. He was not able to explain to me how that happened so I could only imagine the worst, which lead me to believe that the room hadn't even been cleaned! Daniel said there was nothing he could do without checking with his manager, Akash. Instead of...
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The room was absolutely spotless with laminate flooring, granite bath counters and comfortable beds.

by Huntess on 07 Dec 2015 (Business Traveller)

We were at a conference about 9/10 of a mile from the hotel. Unfortunately, the wrong direction. We were two professional women and this is a "working man's hotel" with construction types sitting outside their rooms smoking and drinking beer. Keep in mind I am married to a contractor, so I have no issues with their profession, but it was a little intimidating for us as we drove up the 2nd night to our room greeted by the scene in full action including what we are think was "ladies of the even...
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Hotel Location


1215 South First Street

San Jose, California, United States

About Hotel Elan



Bar and lounge
Business center
Airport shuttle
Elevator lift
Reception 24 Hrs
Dry cleaning
Baby sitting
Air conditioner
No smoking
Conference room
Safe deposit box
News stand
Cable satellite tv
Coffee maker
Hair dryer
Pets allowed