You cannot find a more central location than at this grande dame of San José lodgings. It's a good deal for the money and the first choice of travelers who want to be where the action is (or want an in-house casino). A formal dining room and grand piano just off the lobby evoke the hotel's 1930s heyday (there's piano music 12:30-2:30 and 6-8 pm daily). Rooms are large and bright, with small windows and tubs in the tiled baths. Even if you don't stay here, the arcaded
Café 1930 that fronts the hotel is a pleasant stop for a bite any time of the afternoon or evening. Check the hotel's website for frequent special rates. The hotel accepts credit or debit cards only, no cash.