Lodging for IRF

HOTELS recently compiled by Sheila "Lookout Mama"

Based on availability - rates may vary.
Run from $80 to $800 per night.  I did not include Santa Cruz and San
Francisco proper.  While both are wonderful places they're not really places
you'd want to drive back and forth from each day if you're tired - it's a bit
of a trip.  I included South San Francisco and San Jose because they're close
to their respective airports and if you have an early flight the next day you may want to look into hotels closer to the airports than to IRF and/or Shoreline.  This list is in no way comprehensive but it's a good jumping off point. - Sheila / Sept 2002
 
Airport Inn - San Jose
http://www.airportinn.com/

Beach House - Half Moon Bay
http://www.beach-house.com/

Best Western El Rancho Inn - Millbrae
http://www.elranchoinn.com

Best Western Gateway - San Jose
http://www.number1hotels.com/ca/san_jose/best_western_gateway_san_jose/

Corporate Inn - Sunnyvale
http://www.corpinn.com/html/home.html

Days Inn - San Carlos
http://www.daysinnbayarea.com/reservation.htm

Days Inn - San Jose
http://www.stayanight.com/sanjosedinn/

Dinah's Garden Hotel - Palo Alto
http://www.dinahshotel.com/overview.html

Hilton Garden Inn - Mountain View
http://www.hiltongardeninn.com

Holiday Inn Express - Half Moon Bay
http://www.sixcontinentshotels.com/hiexpress/?_franchisee=HAFCA

Holiday Inn Express - Mountain View
http://www.hiemtvca.com/

Howard Johnson - South San Francisco
http://www.stayanight.com/hojosfo/

Hyatt Regency - San Francisco Airport
http://sanfrancisco.hyatt.com/sfobu/index.html

Hyatt Hotel - San Jose
http://www.hyatt.com/pages/s/sjcsja.html

Inn At Oyster Pointe -South San Francisco
http://www.coastalhotel.com/california/san_francisco/oyster_inn.html

Inn At Saratoga - Saratoga
http://www.innatsaratoga.com/

Los Gatos Motor Inn (Sheila & Kathy stay here)
55 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos, CA  95032
408 356-9191
approx $100 per night (a bit less with AAA or AARP discount but let them
know you're using it ahead of time)
about 20 minutes drive from the campsite and they have a  really nice
office cat.....

Maple Tree Inn - Sunnyvale
http://www.mapletreeinn.com

Miramar Lodge - Half Moon Bay
http://www.miramarlodge.com/

Millwood Inn - Millbrae
http://www.Millwoodinn.com

Motels and Hotels In Los Gatos
has links off the reservations page which
take you to hotels in all price ranges throughout
the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Area
http://www.usa-lodging.com/motels/califn/LosGatos.htm

Pacific Inn - Redwood City
http://www.pacifichotels.com/pac-inn-rc/

Pacific Inn - Sunnyvale
http://www.pacifichotels.com/pac-inn-sv/

Pacific Lodge Hotel - Mountain View
http://www.pacifichotels.com/pac-inn-mv/

Ramada Inn - San Francisco Airport
http://www.hotel-sanfranciscoca.com/ramada/

Ramada Ltd - Mountain View
http://www.ramadamountainview.com/main.shtml

Ritz Carleton - Half Moon Bay
www.ritzcarlton.com/html_prop/resort.asp?Property_ID=44

Saratoga Oaks Lodge - Saratoga
www.saratogaoakslodge.com

Seaview Motor Lodge - Pacifica
http://www.seaviewinn.com/

Stanford Park Hotel - Menlo Park
http://www.woodsidehotels.com/wlodging/sph.html

Super 8 Motor Inn - San Mateo
http://www.stayanight.com/super8sm


Travelodge - Milpitas
http://www.milpitashotel.com/

Travelodge - Palo Alto
http://www.paloaltoinn.com/

Tropicana Lodge - Mountain View
http://www.tropicanalodge.com/main.shtml

Vagabond Inn - Santa Clara
http://www.stayanight.com/vagabondsc/

Vagabond Inn - Sunnyvale
http://www.stayanight.com/sunnyvale/

Valley Inn - San Jose
http://www.hotels-of-san-jose.com/

Westin - Santa Clara
http://www.thewestinsantaclara.com/

 


Note that this information is several years old!

For those of you who prefer not to camp, here is a list of lodgings in the Saratoga area. Many thanks to Anna Williams and Lisa Messier for putting this list together.

If you have further information regarding lodging, please let us know! - IRF Planning


A few comments from Anna:

Generally speaking, if you are attending IRF, you can seek lodging in Palo Alto, Mtn. View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, or San Jose. These are all within 30 to 40 minutes proximity to Mountain View and Saratoga. If you wish to stay closer to the Saratoga Springs, the site of the International Rust Fest, your best options are San Jose, Saratoga ($$$$), Los Gatos ($$$$), or Cupertino. If you're interested in being closer to Shoreline Amphitheatre, then Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, or Mountain View are better options. Sunnyvale is slightly cheaper than Mountain View or Palo Alto and you can often get a pretty decent discount if you are a AAA member.

Some of the quotes listed don't include tax, so you should add in an extra $10 or so to the room rate. Also, the rate depends entirely on availability, so if you are interested in attending, you should make reservations NOW, in order to get the lowest rate possible. You won't be charged until the night of your stay, so you really have nothing to lose by making an early reservation.

When making the reservation, always use the lowest price listed and claim that that's the quote given to you over the phone; if you're making a tolerably early reservation, and there is decent availability, they should honor the lower rate.

Also, if you are staying in the Bay Area, you ARE going to need a rental car; local transportation is limited. FYI: Shoreline Amphitheatre is about 35-45 minutes from Saratoga/Los Gatos; 1/2 hour from San Jose; 15-25 minutes from Cupertino; 15-25 minutes from Sunnyvale; 15-25 minutes from Palo Alto; 10-15minutes from Mountain View. This is in ideal traffic conditions -- on a normal concert night it might take you 10-15 minutes to drive down Shoreline Blvd. alone.

I believe most of the hotels/motels listed below are faily decent, except for the communal bathroom ones--not sure what those look like! Naturally, the higher the price, the less likely for it to be a dive. However, $70-$90 is pretty normal for a decent room around here (weekend rate, that is), so anything too much lower may be suspect. Also, expect to pay through the teeth during the week (S-TH). Just something to keep in mind when making reservations. - Anna

And a few more from Lisa:

I listed the less expensive lodging available in the Los Gatos, Saratoga and Campbell areas. As the time gets closer I'll update on availability. Also, if anyone has any specific questions about a place they can feel free to email me directly. I'll have to check into the San Jose area a little more closely, because anything really inexpensive might be kind of questionable! If anyone is looking for deluxe accomodations they are definately around, and I can get that info, too. Thanks - Lisa


Campbell Cupertino Los Gatos Mountain View Palo Alto Saratoga Sunnyvale

Campbell Accomodations:

Name Address Phone Rates
Motel 6 1240 Camden Ave
Campbell CA
408.371.8871 single $69.99
double $75.99

Campbell Cupertino Los Gatos Mountain View Palo Alto Saratoga Sunnyvale

Cupertino Accomodations:

Name Address Phone Rates
Cupertino Inn 10889 N De Anza Blvd
Cupertino CA
95014
408.996.7700
fax: 408.257.0578
Rate per standard king-size room: $99* (F-Sat)
Rate per suite: $119* (F-Sat)
The rate during the week (S-TH) is $174/$18*
*Rate includes bkfst.

Campbell Cupertino Los Gatos Mountain View Palo Alto Saratoga Sunnyvale

Los Gatos Accomodations:

Name Address Phone Rates
Garden Inn 46 E Main St
Los Gatos CA
800.888.8248 Rooms only available with one bed
Queen $85
King $90
La Hacienda Inn 18840 Saratoga-Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos CA
408.354.9230 1 Queen $109
2 Queens $135 (AAA discount rate is $125)
Lodge at Villa Felice 15350 Winchester Blvd
Los Gatos CA
408.395.6710 Queen or 2 Doubles $130
Los Gatos Motor Inn 55 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos CA
408.356.9191 Double $99 (AAA discount rate is $90 + tax)
Village Inn 235 W Main St
Los Gatos CA
408.354.8120 AAA rates:
2 Doubles $85
1 Queen $80
1 King $85

Campbell Cupertino Los Gatos Mountain View Palo Alto Saratoga Sunnyvale

Mountain View Accomodations:

Name Address Phone Rates
Best Western Tropicana Lodge 1720 W El Camino Real
Mountain View CA
650.961.0220 Rate per standard king-size room: $85 (Sun-Sat)
Rate per double: $90-$100
AAA Rate = $76.50-$90
County Inn*** 850 Leong Dr
Mountain View CA
650.961.1131
fax: 650.965.9099
Rate per standard queen/king-size room: $89* (F-Sun.)
The rate during the week (M-TH) is $129*
AAA rates = $79 (F-Sun)/$109* (M-TH)
*Rate includes bkfst.
*** = 3 star lodging
The Inn also features a heated pool and jacuzzi.
Crestview Hotel 901 E El Camino Real
Mountain View CA
650.966.8848 Rate per standard king-size room: $79* (F-Sun)
The rate during the week is $125* (M-TH)
*Rate includes bkfst.
Moss Hotel 891 West Evelyn Ave
Mountain View CA
? Rate per double bed room w/communal bathroom: $44
Super 8 1665 W El Camino Real
Mountain View CA
650.969.9641 Rates per standard king-size room: $80* (Sun-Sat)
New Worl Hotel 200 E El Camino Real
Mountain View CA
650-969.8200 Rates per standard king-size room: $99* (Sun-Sat)
*Rate includes bkfst.
Pacific Inn 1984 W El Camino Real
Mountain View CA
650.967.6901 Rate per standard king-size room: $85* (F-Sun)
The rate during the week is $95* (M-TH)
*Rate includes bkfst.
Ramada Limited 55 Fairchild Dr
Mountain View CA
650.967.6856 Rate per standard king-size room: $95* (Sun-Sat)
*Rate includes bkfst.
Residence Inn 1845 El Camino Real West
Mountain View CA
650.940.1300
fax: 650.969.4997
Rate per 3-person studio suite: $129.00* (F-Sat)
Rate per 5-person penthouse suite: $159.00* (F-Sat)
The rate during the week (S-TH) is $259/$279
*Rate includes breakfast
San Antonio Inn 2650 El Camino Real West
Mountain View CA
650.948.1036 Rate per single: $62* + tax
Rate per double: $68* + tax
*Rate includes bkfst.

Campbell Cupertino Los Gatos Mountain View Palo Alto Saratoga Sunnyvale

Palo Alto Accomodations:

Name Address Phone Rates
Cabana - Palo Alto 820 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA
650.857.0787 Rate per standard king-size room: $149 (F-Sat)
The rate during the week is $249 (Sun-TH)
This is a full-service hotel.
Creekside Inn 3400 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA
650.493.2411 Rate per standard king-size room: $135-195 (Sun-Sat)
AAA Rates = $140-$155
Dinah's Garden Hotel 4261 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA
94036
415.493.2844
fax:415.856.4713
Rate per standard king-size room: $180-$600 (Sun-Sat)
Pricey, and does not include bkfst., though they do have a restaurant.
Hyatt Rickey's 4219 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA
650.493.8000 Rate per standard king-size room: $129
AAA Rate = $179 (go figure?!?)
Motel 6 4301 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA
650.949.0833 Everyday rates: $55.99
National 9 Inn 3339 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA
650.493.2521 Rates per standard king-size room: $65* (Sun-Sat)
*Rate includes bkfst.
Oak Motel 4279 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA
650.493.6644 Rates per standard king-size room: $69-$89 (Sun-Sat)
Palo Alto Hotel 425 High St
Palo Alto CA
650.321.3993 Rate per standard double-bed room w/communal bathroom: $33 (Sun-Sat)
This is primarily a residential hotel, so there is very limited availability, esp. given the extremely low price for this area.
Palo Alto Travel Lodge 3255 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA
650.493.6340 Rate per standard king-size room: $79-$89* (Sun-Sat)
Rate per double: $89-$99*
*Rate includes bkfst.
Quality Inn 3945 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA
650.493.3141 Rate per standard king-size room: $109* (Sun-Sat)
*Rate includes bkfst.

Campbell Cupertino Los Gatos Mountain View Palo Alto Saratoga Sunnyvale

Saratoga Accomodations:

Name Address Phone Rates
Inn at Saratoga 20645 4th St
Saratoga CA
408.867.5020 Rate per standard king-size room: $185* (Sun-Sat)
AAA Rate = $165* (Sun-Sat)
*Rate includes bkfst. and wine & cheese hour
Saratoga Oaks Lodge 14626 Big Basin Way
Saratoga CA
408.867.3307 Queen $99
King $109

Campbell Cupertino Los Gatos Mountain View Palo Alto Saratoga Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale Accomodations:

Name Address Phone Rates
Best Western 940 E Weddell Dr
Sunnyvale CA
408.734.3742 Rate per standard king-size room: $69* (F-Sun)
The rate during the week is $129* (M-TH)
*Rate includes bkfst.
Comfort Inn 820 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale CA
408.749.8000 Rate per standard king-size room: $89-99 (F-Sun)
The rate during the week is $110-$135 (M-TH)
Four Points Sheraton 1100 N Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale CA
408.745.6000
fax: 408.734.8276
Rate per standard king-size room: $89 (F-Sat)
AAA rates = $75 (F-Sat)
Rate during the week is $189 (Sun-TH)
This hotel features an in-house restaurant and shuttle to and from San Jose AP.
Maple Tree Inn 711 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale CA
408.720.9700 Rate per standard king-size room: $135* (Sun-Sat)
AAA Rate = $69* (F-Sun)/$112.50* (M-TH)
*Rate includes bkfst.
Motel 6 775 N Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale CA
408.736.4595 Everyday rates: $55.9
Radisson Inn 1085 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale CA
408.247.0800
800.333.3333
Rate per standard king-size room: $82* (F-Sat)
Rate during the week is $165* (Sun-TH)
*Rate includes bkfst.
Residence Inn SV I 750 Lakeway
Sunnyvale CA
408.720.1000
fax: 408.737.9722
Rate per 3-person studio suite: $109.00* (F-Sat)
Rate per 5-person penthouse suite: $139.00* (F-Sat)
The rate during the week (S-TH)is $189/$219
*Rate includes breakfast
Residence Inn SV II 1080 Stewart Dr
Sunnyvale CA
408.720.8893
fax: 408.720.8749
Rate per 3-person studio suite: $109.00* (F-Sat)
Rate per 5-person penthouse suite: $139.00* (F-Sat)
The rate during the week (S-TH)is $189/$219
*Rate includes breakfast
Summerfield Suites 900 Hamlin Ct
Sunnyvale CA
408.745.1515
800.833.4353
fax:408.745.0580
Rate per 1-bedroom suite: $99* (F-Sat)
Rate per 2-bedroom suite: $119* (F-Sat)
The rate during the week is $199/$239* (Sun-TH)
*Rate includes bkfst.

This hotel is composed entirely of suites, and each suite features a full kitchen with all the necessary utensils, coffee, etc., and a sofabed in each room. The hotel also has an outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi.
Sundowner Inn 504 Ross Dr
Sunnyvale CA
94089
408.734.9900
fax:408.747.0580
Rate per standard king-size room: $69* (F-Sun)
The rate during the week is $121* (M-TH)
*Rate includes bkfst.
Sunnyvale Hilton Inn 1250 Lakeside Dr
Sunnyvale CA
408.738.4888
800.445.8667
fax: 408.737.7147
Rate per standard king-size room: $149* (Sun-Sat)
There is also a Hilton in Cupertino, which is about 15 minutes away from Sunnyvale, and a bit closer to Saratoga, albeit slightly further away from Mtn. View.
*Rate includes bkfst.
Value Inn 852 El Camino Real
Sunnyvale CA
408.773.1234 Rate per standard king-size room: $84* + tax (F-Sun)
The rate during the week is $79* + tax (M-TH)
*Rate includes bkfst.

Last updated on Sept 17, 2002.