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

Best Western Plus Airport Plaza
Best Western Plus Airport Plaza
|
8.4
Excellent
2118 The Alameda, San Jose
from $109
Hotel Valencia Santana Row
Hotel Valencia Santana Row
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8.3
Excellent
355 Santana Row, San Jose
from $198
EZ 8 Motel San Jose I
EZ 8 Motel San Jose I
1550 North First Street, San Jose
from $84
Aloft San Jose Cupertino
Aloft San Jose Cupertino
|
8.5
Excellent
4241 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose
from $109
The Westin San Jose
The Westin San Jose
|
8.5
Excellent
302 South Market Street, San Jose
from $109
Fairmont San Jose
Fairmont San Jose
|
8.5
Excellent
170 South Market St, San Jose
from $109
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown
|
8.2
Excellent
211 S. First Street, San Jose
from $109
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
|
7.8
Good
2050 Gateway Place, San Jose
from $109
Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center
Ramada San Jose Downtown Near Convention Center
|
7.6
Good
455 South 2nd Street, San Jose
from $100
Days Inn San Jose Airport
Days Inn San Jose Airport
|
8.1
Excellent
1280 North Fourth Street, San Jose
from $100
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.