Best Lodging: San Jose, CA

Expertise Provided By: “Best Places Northern California”

The Fairmont

At 20 stories tall and with 805 luxurious guest rooms, the Fairmont is a striking feature of the San Jose skyline. Everything you could want in a hotel is on the property, from cabanas at the swimming pool to three restaurants.

Hotel De Anza

Built in 1931, the art deco beauty contains 101 rooms and all the modern conveniences, including high speed Internet access and free DVD movies. Excellent Italian food in the La Pastaia restaurant and a classy meeting place for a drink, the Palm Court Terrace.

Hyatt Sainte Claire

Built in 1926 by the firm that designed the famed Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, the Spanish Revival-style hotel offers room amenities ranging from whirlpools to fireplaces. Good coffee shop and Italian restaurant.

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