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Hotel Elan

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In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of Hotel Elan

Hotel Elan

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
1215 S 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95110

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSan Jose State University11 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles16 min walk
  • Popular LocationHappy Hollow Park and Zoo19 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)10 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Jose

Located in San Jose, Hotel Elan is in the city center and near the airport. California Theater and Mission Santa Clara de Asis are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit San Jose Flea Market and Almaden Plaza. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and Children's Discovery Museum are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • San Jose State University - 11 min walk
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles - 16 min walk
  • Kelley Park - 19 min walk
  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo - 19 min walk
  • Children's Discovery Museum - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamien Station (Caltrain) - 13 min walk
  • Tamien Station (VTA) - 16 min walk
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 10 min drive


  • 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

Motel in the business district
Close to San Jose State University, Hotel Elan has plenty to offer. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, a vending machine, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, convenient parking, and helpful staff
Room features
All 58 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and shower/tub combinations
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Mini fridges, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


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 sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge


  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 30.00
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 18 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Early check-in fee: USD 30.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Elan San Jose
Hotel Elan
Hotel Elan San Jose
Hotel Elan Motel
Hotel Elan San Jose
Hotel Elan Motel San Jose

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Elan pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Elan?

As of Nov 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Elan on Nov 30, 2022 start from $89.0, excluding 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.

How much is parking at Hotel Elan?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hotel Elan?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 30.00 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Hotel Elan?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Hotel Elan located?

Located in the heart of San Jose, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Jose State University and San Jose Convention Center. SAP Center at San Jose is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Tamien Station (Caltrain) is 13 minutes by foot and Tamien Station (VTA) is 16 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Elan and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Elan offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Elan cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 73 out of 717 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 10%
Rating 4 - Good. 164 out of 717 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 190 out of 717 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 144 out of 717 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 20%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 146 out of 717 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 20%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Disliked: Amenities
You get what you pay for
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I didn’t like anything
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Shabby. Dirty. Livable. If your a junky or an alcoholic.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Nice stay, but I ask for a nonsmoking room and the room they gave me smell smoke.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Roaches in room, ac didn't cool the whole room very well.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022