Offering a pleasing combination of classic art-deco architecture and modern comforts, the Hotel De Anza is still graced by the original neon sign unveiled at its opening in 1931. From the marble lobby with its vaulted ceilings, ornate columns, potted palms, and original artwork to each of the 100 luxury guest rooms, every aspect of the De Anza spells "class.''
The hotel's 91 Deluxe Rooms have been designed with both business and leisure travelers in mind. Standard amenities include three telephones with personal voice mail and data ports, a fully stocked Honor Bar with mini-refrigerator, two cable TVs with DVD/VCR equipment, a CD alarm clock, plush robes and towels, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board. High-speed Internet access is complimentary, and small dogs are welcome.
For those requiring a bit more space, there are three corner-positioned Junior Suites with king-sized beds and a comfortable sitting area as well as five Parlor Suites, each featuring a separate parlor and private Jacuzzi bathtub. There is also one Penthouse Suite with a wood-burning fireplace, two balconies, an in-room whirlpool tub, a steam room and a wet bar.
A full-service business center is available on the lower level of the hotel. It offers computers, Internet access, printing, copying, faxing, and desk space from 8:30am to 5pm every Monday through Saturday. There is also an on-site fitness center for guest use, and complimentary coffee, fruit, cookies and newspapers are provided each morning.
La Pastaia is the hotel's upscale restaurant, serving breakfast on weekends, lunch on Monday through Saturday and dinner daily from 5pm till pm. The cuisine is contemporary, rustic Italian. Although there is no formal dress code, guests are encouraged to wear business casual or casual elegant clothing. For more casual fare and a European-style al fresco atmosphere, Caffe La Pastaia is open weekdays for breakfast from 6:30am and lunch from 11am till 2:30pm.
The art-deco Hedley Club has been rated among San Jose's premier cocktail lounges and wine bars, a good place to relax by a wood-burning fireplace or sip a beverage while seated at the marble and cherrywood bar. Recently remodeled, it serves seasonal cocktails, Mediterranean-inspired appetizers, and a full selection of wines, weekdays from noon and weekends from 4pm till late. Some of the area's best live jazz is performed here, too, from 8pm to 11pm on Thursdays and from 8:30pm till 12:30am on Fridays and Saturdays. No cover charge is required.
One unique aspect of dining at the De Anza is the hotel's "Raid Our Pantry'' program. When guests get hungry during the wee hours of the night, they need simply head to the special pantry area to create a deli sandwich or grab some cookies. All snacks are complimentary from 10pm to 5am daily.
The Hotel De Anza is well equipped with seven flexible function areas for small meetings of 12~70 people and receptions of up to 175. The 300-square-foot Board Room can accommodate up to 14 persons seated at its custom-made, oval-shaped maple-wood table. The largest indoor space is the De Anza Room, with its 14-foot-high hand-painted ceiling and 1,275-square-foot interior. And events can be held outdoors at the 2,800-square-foot Palm Court Terrace, with its fountains, terra-cotta walls, ferns, flowers, and 30-foot-high canopy, an excellent setting for weddings and stand-up events.
The Hotel De Anza is located at 233 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, California 95113. By car from Highway 280, take Highway 87 North to the Santa Clara Street Exit. Turn right on Santa Clara and the hotel is two blocks ahead on the left. Valet parking is available at a rate of $7 the first hour and $5 each additional hour for restaurant patrons or $20 per day for overnight guests.