My fiance was attending a two day real estate appraisal class at the Doubletree, which is only about an hour and a half from our home in Oakley. Since he'd been traveling the whole week prior, we decided to book a room and I would accompany him and take advantage of the recreational opportunities while he attended class. I had a great time, and the staff was wonderful about things like early check-ins and late check-outs. The pool and spa area was lovely - a great place to while away the afternoon reading a good book and enjoying a beverage. The night we spent there, we had a very nice dinner in the Coffee Garden. Then sat out by the pool and enjoyed the evening breeze. What should have been a boring weekend for me turned into a very pleasant one. Excellent hotel for the value. More luxurious and better quality materials than most Doubletrees. Really on-par with Hiltons or higher. Not a luxury hotel per SE, but the lobby, pool area, and rooms were all of 4 star-plus quality. Some of the decor is dated, but it all appears new and is not worn out. Perhaps the pseudo-1982 decor is intentional. I would definitely stay again if visiting San Jose.