Updated: December 2017
Courtyard Hotel in Cupertino, California:If you are planning a business stay or personal vacation to the San Jose area of the Bay Area, consider staying at the Courtyard Hotel in Cupertino. The location can't get much better with easy access to major freeways like 280, 880, 85, and 101 just minutes from the hotel. I grew up in the city of Saratoga just down the street and whenever I go back to visit friends or family, I try booking a room at the Courtyard Marriott right on the border of Cupertino and Sunnyvale. The hotel is situated across the street from an HP campus and there is a Hilton Garden Inn immediately next door. The hotel is only a few miles from the San Jose International Airport and all the shopping and sightseeing you would want to experience. During the busy weekdays, business travelers crowd the lobby and hallways, while weekends are quieter with mostly vacationers trying to relax.
The Marriott Courtyard in Cupertino has 3 floors, 137 rooms, 12 suites, 2 meeting rooms, with much more information available online HERE. On my most recent stay (Summer 2007) I took my family and we got an excellent room on the first floor (Rm # 108) with quick access to the pool and outdoor gazebo. The room was well appointed with a separate bedroom that had 2 beds and a formal living area equipped with work table, TV, couch, and 2 chairs. Our room also had a small refrigerator and microwave. There is a hard wire broadband internet connection for free in the room and a wireless connection in the lobby area. The service was excellent throughout our stay and my kids loved the daily fresh baked cookies at the front desk. The restaurant on-site serves a nice buffet breakfast, but I felt it was kind of pricey and we only ate there 1 day ($14 for an adult). The location is why we choose to stay here, it's literally less than a minute to Hwy 280 which takes you to San Francisco. You can also jump on Hwy 17 which goes over to the beautiful coastline of Santa Cruz and Monterey. The convenience of being centrally located is what makes this Courtyard a great value. Rooms are about $150/night, but the pool and Internet connection make the price seem like a bargain.