Hotels near Lick Observatory
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When visiting San Jose, California, be sure to get to Lick Observatory. Here, you can look up at the stars and ponder galaxies and the great beyond.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Lick Observatory

Aloft San Jose Cupertino
Aloft San Jose Cupertino
|
8.6
Excellent
4241 Moorpark Ave, San Jose
from $109
Hotel Rose Garden
Hotel Rose Garden
|
6.4
Good
1860 The Alameda, San Jose
from $99
San Jose Airport Garden Hotel
San Jose Airport Garden Hotel
|
6.5
Good
1740 North First St., San Jose
from $99
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose Airport
from $119
The Fairmont San Jose
The Fairmont San Jose
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8.4
Excellent
170 S Market Street, San Jose
from $109
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
|
8.1
Excellent
282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose
from $116
Hampton Inn And Suites San Jose
Hampton Inn And Suites San Jose
|
8.4
Excellent
55 Old Tully Rd, San Jose
from $118
Hotel Elan
Hotel Elan
|
6.4
Good
1215 S 1st Street, San Jose
from $99
Best Western Plus Airport Plaza
Best Western Plus Airport Plaza
|
8.5
Excellent
2118 The Alameda, San Jose
from $109
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
|
7.9
Good
2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose
from $109
More About Hotels near Lick Observatory...

What’s Lick Observatory?

Lick Observatory is a host facility for the eight UC Berkeley astronomy campuses, as well as two national laboratories. It is also a public astronomy center that's open to the public. Opened in 1888 and named for its benefactor, James Lick, the observatory hosts thousands of visitors every year.

Which Hotels Have the Best View Near Lick Observatory?

If you want to spend the day at Lick Observatory and then rest your head at an affordable hotel, there are several options nearby. Hotels like the four Points Sheraton and Motel 6 offer rooms for less than $100 per night, while Fontaine Inn and Best Western Lanai offer rooms under $125.

What Are the Benefits or Drawbacks From Staying at a Hotel Near Lick Observatory?

Staying near Lick Observatory lets you access a night event with ease. San Jose is about 20 miles away, so your trip can feel like a respite from the city under the stars.

What Do I Need to Know About Lick Observatory?

Lick Observatory sits more than 4,200 feet above sea level on Mount Hamilton. This means the weather might differ from San Jose and the surrounding areas, so bringing a jacket is advisable. Additionally, make sure you have enough gas and water because there are no facilities on the way to the observatory.

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