Hotel at a Glance: Valley Park Hotel
Just 1 mile from the sprawling Westfield Valley Fair and Santana Row malls, Valley Park Hotel provides easy access to some of San Jose's best shopping. For more leisurely pursuits, the nearby SAP Center attracts international talent.
- Free meals: Breakfast is served every day of the week, and dinner is complimentary on weeknights.
- 24-hour front desk: They'll help you grab a taxi or make a reservation.
- In-room amenities include a jacuzzi, 37-inch TV, a fridge, a microwave, and WiFi.
- Short drive to: San José State and Santa Clara Universities
San Jose, California: Silicon Valley’s Largest City
San Jose lies less than 60 miles from San Francisco in the Silicon Valley. It’s neighbored by Mountain View and Palo Alto, where tech giants such as Apple, Google, and Intel have their headquarters on what was once agricultural land. The new influx of money from the tech sector has attracted fine-dining restaurants, shops, and a thriving arts scene to the area. Within walking distance of the Fairmont is the San Jose Museum of Art, the symphony, opera and ballet.
Microchips haven’t completely taken over the former farmland around San Jose, though. The jagged Santa Cruz Mountains and rolling valleys have rich soils for growing grapes. Silicon Valley has more than 30 wineries that produce pinot noir, syrah, and zinfandel. There’s also a wide selection of golf courses that you can enjoy year-round thanks to the area’s Mediterranean-like weather.