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

Pacific Motor Inn
Pacific Motor Inn
|
7.4
Good
455 South Second Street, San Jose
from $101
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown
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8.0
Excellent
282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose
from $116
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
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8.0
Excellent
2585 Seaboard Ave, San Jose
from $92
HYATT house San Jose/Silicon Valley
HYATT house San Jose/Silicon Valley
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8.7
Excellent
75 Headquarters Dr, San Jose
from $89
Arena Hotel
Arena Hotel
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7.9
Good
817 The Alameda, San Jose
from $99
Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds
Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds
|
6.4
Good
2460 Fontaine Road, San Jose
from $92
E-Z 8 Motel San Jose II
E-Z 8 Motel San Jose II
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5.8
Fair
2050 N 1st Street, San Jose
from $84
Hotel Rose Garden
Hotel Rose Garden
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6.7
Good
1860 The Alameda, San Jose
from $99
Pavilion Inn
Pavilion Inn
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8.2
Excellent
1280 North 4th Street Rosemary and 4th Street, San Jose
from $99
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.