Halloween at California’s Great America

California’s Great America is celebrating Halloween with a “Snoopy’s Trick or Treat Festival” and “Halloween Haunt“!”Snoopy’s Trick or Treat Festival” is great for those with smaller kids. More of a celebrating of cheer, not fear! “Halloween Haunt” is more for the older crowd, who have a DARK side. Check out the details below! Looking for a fun weekend getaway? Stay with us, at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport hotel, in the upcoming weekends and visit this Halloween inspired theme park.

Things to Do

SNOOPY’S TRICK OR TREAT FESTIVAL
A daytime celebration of cheer, not fear!
Planet Snoopy is transformed into Planet SPOOKY!
Kids 12 & under can show off their costumes & trick-or-treat with Snoopy & the PEANUTS gang.
Mini pumpkin decorating – Hay maze – Bubble zone – Coloring station

Saturdays & Sundays: 10am – 5:30pm

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HALLOWEEN HAUNT
At night, they show their DARK side with ‘Halloween Haunt’!
Enjoy the rides and coasters, PLUS 8 haunted mazes, 3 live shows, a DJ and much more!
(not recommended for children)

Fridays & Saturday 7pm – 1am. Sunday 7pm – 12am (*closed Fri Oct 24th)

Free of Fees Package

Free of Fees Package

Here in San Jose, prices for parking can be high, so we try to offer the lowest price possible for parking at our DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport hotel. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we try try to make sure all our guests have a rewarding experience at our hotel. We understand that many of our guests have brought up this issue on TripAdvisor, so we came up with a great way to save all guests money! Our “Free of Fees” package is here to make your trip as easy and convenient as possible. Enjoy complimentary overnight self-parking and complimentary in-room WiFi (a $34value) with your reservation.

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Here are some issues that guests have put on TripAdvisor. If you have had this issue like these guests, please check out our Special Offers page on our website for great deals!

If you are looking for a clean and comfortable hotel near the airport, I would choose this hotel. The only negative is the onsite parking charges $19 a day. The rooms and staff are top notch. Very close to the freeways and was able to get new 49er’s stadium for the game.

Lovely place, exceptionally comfortable, all the amenities, extras and comforts … and every one of them will cost you extra. It’s a business travelers hotel, so the expense account crowd gets the service…wi-fi for $10 per day!?! Who does that, except corporate-minded, not people-minded, lodgings? The STAFF, though, WAS FANTASTIC! From front desk to housekeeping – great!

I can see urban hotels charging parking but this is in suburban setting with its own lot and still wanted to charge 25 bucks to park. Kinda ridiculous if you ask me. You could give your guests a cheaper rate and those not staying in your hotel the full pop of 25 bucks. A real turn off. The lobby was modern and the rooms were decent. Staff at front desk courteous. Outdoor pool and jacuzzi looked nice. Restaurant open late in hotel. Casino across the street. I would have rated this property a 4 but the parking charge makes it a 3.

Happy Housekeeping Week 2014!

Housekeeping Week!

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This week (Sept 14-20th), Hilton Worldwide celebrates “International Housekeeping Week”!

“International Housekeeping Week is celebrated to recognize the efforts of the women and men that work year round to create comfort and cleanliness for lodging guests. Often times, working in housekeeping is a thankless job, but it has a huge impact on the health and well-being of the hospitality industry.

The work takes a physical and mental toll, and the effort that goes into making individual guests comfortable in a “foreign” environment is not easy. By having a dedicated week, it allows those of us that work in other areas to remember and celebrate the sacrifice and focus it takes to clean up after adults, children, and pets…especially when they are not your own!

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International Housekeeping Week is our chance to express our gratitude to those team members who keep our rooms sparkling – and our guests smiling.

Looking for a new job in the Housekeeping Department? Check out all open opportunities on Hilton Worldwide Careers website today!

Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

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The DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport hotel is a pet-friendly hotel! We love cats, birds, and especially…DOGS! Today we celebrate National Dog Day. Never heard of National Dog Day? More info below…

National Dog Day (Also known as: International Dog Day & National Dog Appreciation Day) is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.

A message from our founder, celebrity pet & family lifestyle expert, animal behaviorist and author, Colleen Paige…

”I founded National Dog Day in 2004 to honor dogs, to give them “a day”, to show our deep appreciation for the historical connection of companionship with one another – for their endearing patience, unquestioning loyalty, for their work protecting our streets, homes and families as Police K-9’s, Military Working Dogs, Guide Dogs and Therapy Dogs. My dog, Sailor, was tortured and starved when I found her in the shelter at 7 months old and she taught me what unconditional love and trust really meant. I want the world to celebrate dogs for their capacity to love and their ability to impact our lives everyday in the most miraculous ways. I want this to be a day to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure – to help abolish puppy mills and end breed specific legislation so we can create a world where all dogs (and every animal) can live a happy, safe and ”abuse-free life”.

National Dog Day is against any kind of “breed ban”. Dogs should not have to lose their lives because of the atrocities they have been forced to endure at the hands of man. And while we feel that American’s have the constitutional right to purchase a pure breed dog, we strongly discourage buying from pet stores, backyard breeders, the internet, newspaper ads and puppy mills, and rather encourage those seeking new canine companions, to verify that they are buying from a reputable breeder, educate themselves about their dog’s breed and better yet – visit their local shelter or pure breed rescue group to adopt a new furry family member that will be forever grateful. Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because they are unwanted. They are wonderful and viable sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider adopting on National Day!

National Dog Day will also be many a dog’s birthday and for all of them it will be akin to a “K9- 4th of July!” Even dog lovers who are not dog owners are encouraged to donate $5 to their local shelter or rescue on National Dog Day.” www.nationaldogday.com

Pet Policy at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport Hotel:

Pets
Service animals allowed Yes
Pets allowed Yes
Deposit $50.00
Non-Refundable
Maximum Weight 100 lbs
Maximum Size Large
Other Pet Services Must be crated/caged when owner away

Lei’d Back Team Member BBQ

ALOHA! The DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose had a ‘lei’d back’ bbq lunch for all DoubleTree San Jose team members last week for our quarterly team member picnic.

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Team members were able to bring their family to this event, which included a delicious spread of pasta salad, chicken, potatoes, cake, and much more! After a nice lunch from our award winning kitchen, a raffle was held with great prizes, such as a top-of-the-line casserole dish, speakers, and much more!

 

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TripAdvisor Aug 2014

TripAdvisor Reviews August 2014
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Very accommodating. Our daughter decided to stay with us at the last minute and the staff were so helpful in swapping our king bed to 2 queens. We brought along our own wine, and they were quite prompt in running a few glasses up to our room, as well as toothpaste/toothbrush for our daughter. Room was very clean, beds very comfy. Great stay and we will be back
 
Staying here on the executive floor was a complete pleasure. They take great care of the hotel, bar, and pool as well. The location is perfect for San Jose and the hotel concierge is very helpful. The room are nice and updated and again the pool is very nice.
 
Usually airport hotels are pretty bare-bones, but the DoubleTree San Jose is a really nice hotel near the airport. Good dining options in the lobby with Spencer’s Steakhouse and a Sushi Bar – and nice courtyard with pool and hot tub. Hallways and rooms are nice and large – even two sinks in the bathroom! It’s a little bit of an older hotel which can be seen in the decor, but very clean and provided a nice stay.
Room Tip: Get a room on the non-highway side of the hotel.
 
I was amazed at how well run this hotel is and the FANTASTIC, Customer Oriented Staff. Every single staff member was polite, knowledgeable and SERVICE Oriented. We were part of USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics. The hotel was SOLD OUT but you never would have know it! It is spacious and the hotel handled the capacity crowd with ease! I WILL return again!
 
Everything about this place was just wonderful with the singular exception of the poor A/C. When you are in San Jose, CA and it is 90 degrees, A/C is pretty important. It never got cool enough and the humidity seemed stagnant. Beautiful room, beautiful hotel, and great airport shuttle service. We returned our rental the night before our flight, and the hotel provided us a ride to the hotel afterward. Saved us lots of time and stress the next morning. Thumbs up on this place!
 
I loved the large room, the two sinks in the bathroom and the mini fridge and microwave. The bed was comfortable, the room clean. We had a highway side room–request the opposite side if you’re a light sleeper! Overall, nice stay!

6 On-Property Dining Options

A variety of superb dining experiences are yours at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose. Spencer‘s features exquisite steaks & chops, an extensive wine list and decadent desserts. The Sushi Bar and 2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar, overlooking our sparkling pool, serves libations to what your appetite desires before or after dinner. Get your day started off right with Sprigs hot breakfast buffet or grab a coffee and pastry from the Espresso Bar proudly serving Starbucks coffee. You can always dine from the comfort of your room with In-Room Dining.

2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar

Offering delicious cocktails and bar bites, 2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar is a great place to come and relax.

Espresso Bar brewing Starbucks

Your ideal ”grab & go” option located in the lobby, serving everything from your favorite espresso drink to breakfast pastries and afternoon snacks.

 

Forty Eight Wine Bar

With over 200 wines (48 by the glass), 30 craft brews, craft cocktails, and bistro plates, this wine bar is the perfect place to unwind and let go of the stress of the day.

In Room Dining

Our In Room dining menu offers extensive menu selections for you to choose from. Recently added you can now order in room dining from Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops.

Spencer’s for Steak and Chops

The finest juicy, tender Prime Steaks, succulent chops and sensational seafood served in a stately atmosphere at Spencer’s. A wide selection of wines, single malt scotches and small batch bourbons is available.

Sprigs

Enjoy the casual “al fresco” atmosphere of Sprigs, our newest restaurant featuring, a warm breakfast buffet, and a variety of your other morning favorites.

Sushi & Sake Bar

Overlooking the pool the Sushi & Sake Bar offers California-inspired sushi & fresh seafood from around the world.

A Place in the Sun Package

A Place in the Sun Package

A Place in the Sun Package

Looking to relax and soak up the sun near a fabulous pool over the weekend? We have just the spot. At our hidden oasis, you will enjoy the warmth of the sun in a secluded setting with the comforts of libations and cuisine poolside.

Your package includes DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose’s hotel room accommodations in a pool view room, two free drinks at 2050 Bar & Lounge, and free self parking ($19 value per day).

 

4th of July 2014

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Happy 4th of July from all of us at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose! Celebrate Independence Day with us in the Bay Area where there are many different options of activities to enjoy!

San Jose Bacon Festival of America

Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Food Trucks, Bands, Fireworks Show…

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July 4th Summer Block Party and Sidewalk Sale

Santana Row

Food, Fashion, and Fun

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San Jose Giants

San Jose Municipal Stadium

Minor League baseball team with a fireworks show.

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Los Gatos Celebrate 4th of July

Downtown Los Gatos

Picnic lunch, patriotic sounds

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Summer Movie Nights – Frozen

Summer Movie Nights – Frozen

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DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose‘s annual Free Summer Movie Nights is back! Tonight, at 8:00pm, we will be showing “Frozen” outside by our pool (so be sure to bring your bathing suit!).

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This event will be held every Friday night at 8pm throughout the summer, showing great family friendly movies that everyone can enjoy! Check out our list of movie’s playing in the upcoming weeks (subject to change)…

June 20th: Frozen

June 27th: The Nut Job

July4th: TBD

July 11th: How to Train Your Dragon

July 18th: The Smurfs 2

July 25th: Rio

Aug 1st: Tangled

Aug 8th: WALL-E

Aug 15th: Finding Nemo

Aug 22nd: The Karate Kid

Aug 29th: The Sandlot

Our 2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar menu will be available as well. With great dishes and a fully stocked bar, you’ll be set for the evening!

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