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"Adequate and convenient to Santa Clara University down the road and Starbucks across the street. There is no in-room coffee maker or daily cleaning ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 12 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Motel near Santa Clara University in Santa Clara

Close to airport

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this motel, you'll find Santa Clara University and SAP Center at San Jose. Winchester Mystery House and San Jose Convention Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Round-the-clock service

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 21 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and showers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$121* Per night/room 21 Aug. - 22 Aug.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sterling Inn ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sterling Inn

Everyone (1) Family (2)
2 out of 5
We stayed at this property the night before an early flight. The checking in process was fine and initially when we entered the room it was clean and appeared to be recently remodeled with hardwood floors. Everything was fine until the people above us arrived at 9:00 PM. With the hardwood floors, it was incredibly loud as they walked around and rolled suitcases around. When they used the bathroom, it sounded like a water fall. This continued until at least 1:00 AM. I tried calling the front desk about 10:00 PM to request another room, however no one answered the phone. We had to get up at 4:30 AM and ended up not getting very much sleep We will NOT return to this location.

Posted by , from Santa Cruz on 13 Nov. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Nov. 2019 by ed

Hi Guest, Thank uou for staying with us and we appreciate your feedback.

4 out of 5
Adequate and convenient to Santa Clara University down the road and Starbucks across the street. There is no in-room coffee maker or daily cleaning service. We stayed two nights and did not get fresh towels so keep this in mind before throwing any towels on the floor or filling up your garbage can (only one small can in the room). The remodeled room was nice and quiet. I would stay here again but may choose a more full service hotel if I stayed with my spouse.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Apr. 2018 by ed-mgr.

dear mr. anonymous/thank you on your great review/comment.

4 out of 5

Will stay again

Pros: Rooms very clean close to airport
Cons: No coffee maker in room or any free breakfst but Starbucks accros the street
Location: Near Santa Clara University...Several places to eat across the street Safeway in walking distance
Had a conference in Santa Clara did not want to attempt that horrible drive down 880 from East Bay...Booked the Sterling...A good choice....Clean and functional...Easy 10 minute drive instead of 2 hours of grinding traffic...Room was clean, had a full cable TV flat screen small fridge and micro wave.,Starbucks across the street....Kudos to owner spent money on upgrading rooms instead of fancy landscaping or neon signs...So it does look like a Motel from the outside but if you don't want spend $300 and need a clean comfortable room close to San Jose Airport or Downtown San Jose pick the Sterling

Posted by , from East Bay California on 13 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Nov. 2017 by ed-mgr.

Dear Randy/thank you on your geat review.

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Free self parking is available. This Santa Clara motel is smoke free.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Train station: Santa Clara Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sterling Inn offers 21 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Santa Clara motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Hotel Names

  • Sterling Inn Santa Clara
  • Sterling Santa Clara
  • Sterling Inn Motel
  • Sterling Inn Santa Clara
  • Sterling Inn Motel Santa Clara
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.