Tech Hub Nearby - Independent Hotels in Santa Clara County, CA

Silicon Valley is California’s tech hub, but attracts more than just business visitors. It’s part of Santa Clara county, where you can find a range of independent hotels making your stay even better and allowing you to settle in with the locals. This is a selection of hotels in the center of California’s innovation hub that are within easy reach of San Francisco and San José.

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Image via Flickr by Nouhailler

Vagabond Inn Hotel San José

The Vagabond Inn Hotel San José is right by San José International Airport. With rates starting at $95 per night, this is a budget friendly place to stay. Take advantage of free WiFi, coffee and tea in the lobby, whirlpool and outdoor swimming pool as well as free parking. Re-fuel for the day with complimentary breakfast. Rooms feature refrigerators and microwaves and coffee makers for your convenience. Held simple, yet clean, the hotel is close to Silicon Valley and major attractions such as Lick Observatory or Tech Museum of Innovation. Find the light rail station just across the street.

Avatar Hotel

You won’t regret staying at the Avatar Hotel, a boutique hotel in Santa Clara. It combines a modern interior with great amenities such as a gym, heated outdoor pool, newspaper, a hot tub and WiFi. There’s also a business center. Prices for a stylish standard room start as low as $120 and include an iPod docking station, Keurig coffee maker and large work desk. Here, you feel the tech vibe. Nearby are the SAP Center and California’s Great American Theme Park, for instance.

The Plaza Suites Hotel Silicon Valley

Feel the heartbeat of the tech industry in Silicon Valley - at The Plaza Suites Hotel. Expect average prices of $180 for a standard room rates vary depending on the season. Rooms come with coffee makers, fridges, microwaves as well as newspapers and bathrobes. WiFi is free in the lobby. As for attractions, this hotel is close to the Lewis Stadium, Silicon Valley giants, and Great America Theme Park. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor pool in the green backyard, hot tub, complimentary breakfast, gym and the Plaza Bistro.

Larkspur Landing Milpitas

Larkspur Landing Milpitas is a comfortable home away from home right in the center for Silicon Valley. Fluffy bedding and iPod docking stations make for a goodnight sleep; large desks and WiFi help you keep on track with work. Average prices of $180 per night include healthy breakfast, whirlpool and fitness center to relax, freshly baked cookies in the lobby where you can also unwind in front of a fireplace. A local shuttle is available. Close by are San José, the Tech Museum of Innovation and HP Pavilion. Napa Valley and San Francisco are easy to reach by car.

Hotel Avante

Expect light, modern and spacious rooms at Hotel Avante in Silicon Valley. Breakfast is free and after a long day you can unwind in the gym or pool. A corporate shuttle is available on weekdays for your convenience. Rooms feature a rain shower, LATHER bath products, Luxe bathrobes and 32’’ flat screens. Expect prices to start at around $230 per night. To distance yourself from work, go for a stroll around the farmers markets, head to Stanford Shopping Center or visit the Shoreline Amphitheater.

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This piece was written in collaboration with Hipmunk in the course of the Hipmunk Boutique Hotels Campaign to bring you selected hotels in the U.S. for every budget.