Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

San Jose, CA - Extended Stay America America Hotel

Address:   2131 Gold Street                   Phone:  (408) 262-0401

Location/ Directions:  Take Hwy. 237 Exit West. Take exit for Great America Pkwy. Turn North on Great America Pkwy (0.1 miles). Turn Right on Gold St. Connector (0.5 miles). Turn Left on Gold St., Extended Stay America is the first building on the left.

Average Price (Checked Jan 2011):    $80.00                               AAA Rated:          Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel: 3-Stories,101-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and stovetop, Dining and cooking utensils provided, Workspace with computer dataport, Free local phone calls, Personalized voice mail, Iron and full size ironing board, On-site guest laundry, Wireless Internet (fee), Pets Allowed (fee).

Railroad View: Poor View, due to a large sound wall and Evergreen's planted behind the motel.  Get a room on the 3rd floor, south end of the building for an angled view.  According to internet reviews its a busy rail line with train horns sounding day & night.

Railroads past Hotel:  Altamont Commuter Express (Capitol Corridor) / Amtrak / Union Pacific (Coast Line). Single track past motel.


Comments:  This motel has not been rated by RailfanMotels.com 

Photo Comment:  The motel from a distant aerial view looks like a train car itself!  Its a nice modern building, the sound wall around the motel is very tall, at least 12 feet high.  The tall Evergreens don't help the view either.  This view faces southwest, meaning the best room to get a railroad view would be in the rear, left hand side facing the building.  If I have you confused...the top area of this picture is where the pine trees stop, a 3rd floor room should put you above the sound wall.  Reviews say the wall is a waste, trains are very loud, you just can't see them.  You might as well see what your hearing, right?