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

Pavilion Inn
Pavilion Inn
|
8.2
Excellent
1280 North 4th Street Rosemary and 4th Street, San Jose
from $99
Hotel Rose Garden
Hotel Rose Garden
|
6.7
Good
1860 The Alameda, San Jose
from $99
Best Western Plus Airport Plaza
Best Western Plus Airport Plaza
|
8.6
Excellent
2118 The Alameda, San Jose
from $109
Comfort Suites Airport
Comfort Suites Airport
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7.2
Good
1510 N 1st St, San Jose
from $95
E-Z 8 Motel San Jose II
E-Z 8 Motel San Jose II
|
5.8
Fair
2050 N 1st Street, San Jose
from $84
Hotel Elan
Hotel Elan
|
6.4
Good
1215 S 1st Street, San Jose
from $99
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport
|
8.3
Excellent
1727 Technology Dr, San Jose
from $95
Holiday Inn Express San Jose-Central City
Holiday Inn Express San Jose-Central City
|
7.8
Good
2660 Monterey Hwy, San Jose
from $119
Dolce Hayes Mansion
Dolce Hayes Mansion
|
8.7
Excellent
200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose
from $118
E-Z 8 Motel San Jose 1
E-Z 8 Motel San Jose 1
1550 N 1st Street, San Jose
from $79
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.