Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Santa Clara, in California's Silicon Valley. In no time you'll be indulging your inner computer scientist at the Intel Museum and contemplating California's Spanish colonial past in the Mission Santa Clara de Asis.
Guests of our Santa Clara hotels can explore the science behind the processing chip that gave Silicon Valley its name at the free Intel Museum at the company headquarters. Learn how the chip that runs most of the world's computers is made and don the bunny suit that Intel employees wear inside manufacturing cleanrooms. Santa Clara's small and stylish Triton Museum of Art presents provocative exhibits by Bay Area painters and multimedia artists. Long before the days of silicon, Santa Clara was one of California's original Spanish settlements. The Jesuit Mission of Santa Clara de Asis was founded in 1777 and stands today at the entrance to Santa Clara University, the oldest university in California and a short drive from our Santa Clara hotels.
The Westfield Valley Fair mall is filled with major American fashion brands, department stores and familiar chain restaurants. Our hotels in Santa Clara are near El Camino Real, the city's main commercial drive. Casual restaurants here range from Chinese and Korean to Indian and Italian. Relax with a beer and talk shop with the local techies at happy hour in a neighborhood pub. During summer, head into San Jose for a weekly free rock or jazz concert at dusk in Cesar Chavez Plaza.
Book our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Santa Clara to explore the museums of neighboring San Jose. Experimental photography, collage, lithographs and sculpture fill the modern galleries of the San Jose Museum of Art. Discover the cutting-edge technologies developed and tested in Silicon Valley's laboratories at the Tech Museum.