Updated: May 21, 2015
REVIEW - Courtyard San Jose Campbell:I've been traveling for years and often use Marriott hotels along the way. I recently stopped into the Campbell, CA area and decided to stay at the new Courtyard Hotel right along Creekside Way near the Pruneyard. This hotel is not like the traditional courtyards that I'm used to. It's better - the design, the rooms, the lobby, all of it. The new Courtyard hotels are more modern, almost with a European flair to them. In the past I have stayed at the Pruneyard Inn, the Townplace Suites on Campbell Avenue and the Residence Inn on Bascom. All are within a mile of downtown Campbell in a great location for restaurants, business, freeway access, and shopping. My family was on the trip this time so I wanted a place with a pool and a decent rate on the weekend.
The rate for a suite (separate bedroom with 2 queens) was only $129/night on a Friday and Saturday night, so it was hard to resist. The extra living space was a huge bonus with two kids. The living area has a flat screen TV, a small pull out sofa, 2 chairs and a small table. Then you have the work station area with a desk and free Internet connection if you want. The hotel has 7 floors with 152 rooms and 10 suites. Since the hotel is new, the rooms were in immaculate condition. The beds were comfortable and the pillows easy to sleep on. The bathroom was large and we even had a little kitchen area with sink, microwave, and refrigerator. Again, if you are traveling with kids, it's hard to beat these types of hotel rooms with all the extra space. It's like living in an apartment for the weekend. The nightly rate on a room like this is at least double on weekdays. There were 3 computers in the lobby area with Internet access. The weekend we were there a bunch of families with kids in a baseball tournament were in town and the kids dominated the computers playing video games. My only complaint against the hotel was that the desk manager did nothing to stop the kids from sitting there for hours in the evening playing games. Near the front desk was their "market place" with drinks, food items, and other essentials. The breakfast and restaurant section was rather larger and featured snacks, breakfast foods, coffee, etc. We bought our lunch one day at Togo's sandwich shop and ate it at one of the tables out front. From the moment we walked in the staff was friendly and accommodating. We arrived 2 hours early and they set up our room and let us have access to the pool on a hot day. Parking is free - a good sized parking lot is just across from the main entrance. Our overall experience was good and compared to most Courtyard Hotels (some are dated), this one was new, had a modern design and fit our needs just perfectly. I would recommend staying here if you are doing business or personal activities in the Campbell or San Jose region of California.