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

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose Airport
from $101
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
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3.9
2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose
from $103
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Jose Airport
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Jose Airport
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4.2
1755 North First Street, San Jose
from $94
Hotel Elan
Hotel Elan
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3.0
1215 S 1st Street, San Jose
from $99
Comfort Suites Airport
Comfort Suites Airport
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3.3
1510 N 1st St, San Jose
from $95
The Westin San Jose
The Westin San Jose
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4.3
302 South Market Street, San Jose
from $109
EZ 8 Motel San Jose II
EZ 8 Motel San Jose II
2050 North First Street, San Jose
from $89
HYATT house San Jose/Silicon Valley
HYATT house San Jose/Silicon Valley
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4.5
75 Headquarters Dr, San Jose
from $89
Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds
Fontaine Inn Downtown-Fairgrounds
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3.0
2460 Fontaine Road, San Jose
from $107
Hampton Inn And Suites San Jose
Hampton Inn And Suites San Jose
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4.2
55 Old Tully Rd, San Jose
from $129
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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