Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn,  Gilroy

4.0/5  - based on 496 guest reviews.
375 Leavesley Road, 95020-3606, Gilroy, United States - See map
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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Sauna
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Tennis court
    Tennis court
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Experience the beauty of northern California from this award-winning Gilroy hotel near Gilroy Gardens, the Gilroy Garlic Festival, wineries and more. Conveniently located off the freeway, the Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home for business and leisure travelers alike. While the town is well-known for its annual Gilroy Garlic Festival and surrounding wine country, there are plenty of other reasons to visit. Shoppers can shop to their heart's content at the adjacent Gilroy Premium Outlet Mall, while families can enjoy hours of family fun at Gilroy Gardens Theme Park, just three miles away. This Gilroy hotel hosts many guests in town for one of the area's popular annual events, including golf tournaments (Eagle Ridge, San Juan Oaks & Cordevalle), the Northern California Renaissance Faire and the California Pack Trials agriculture competition. Our property is a convenient pick for visitors to nearby Hollister, CA. And, because Gilroy's mild climate and picturesque scenery make the area a top choice for winery and golf-course weddings, the Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn is a popular choice for wedding travelers as well. In fact, our Gilroy hotel offers 1,800 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that can accommodate functions of up to 180 guests. This is also ideal for employees visiting PG&E, Syngenta, Cal Trans and the Union Pacific. This Best Western hotel in Gilroy offers beautifully appointed guest rooms with private balconies and a full complimentary breakfast. Each spacious room comes fully equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, cable satellite TV with HBO®, in-room movies, Nintendo® and Wi-Fi access. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, spa/steam room, and exercise facility. Find out why the Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn has been consistently rated number one by TripAdvisor. Contact a member of our friendly staff to book your stay today!

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Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn,Gilroy
  • 5
    « Good value »

    A pleasant surprise , last minute decision to book here with clean tidy rooms, comfy bed and fast internet . Close to shops, Quick check in with polite customer service, Would definitely recommend staying here,

    « Quick Getaway »

    The BW Plus Forest Park Inn is a great place to stay. It is convenient for shopping at the outlets and a more economical option than the San Jose/Santa Clara area without a loss of quality or amenities.

    « 9 weeks in a great hotel »

    I was out of town for 9 weeks painting a bridge for the state with Caltrans ,with a crew of 15. The Best Western was and is my choice for hotels from now on Par Excellence. My wife and I, now will seek Best Western out on our travels.

    « Great for Gilroy Gardens »

    Took our grandkids to Gilroy Gardens for the first time.Would stay there again,we will seeing as we bought season passes for 2017.Great location,great breakfast and great room..We had the Suite and the kids had their own room.The only way to go.

    « Pet friendly? »

    Room was ideal for our cat but there was a mix up about when staff would come to do house cleaning. It was easily resolved by talking to staff. However we felt it is not a good value at $20 a night for the cat. A $10 fee would be more reasonable especially if your pet is very well behaved and you bring a scratching post and flushable litter, etc.

    « Bear Country »

    We had an executive room which was very large with plenty of space. We had new carpeting and partially updated bathroom. We enjoyed the complementary candy, bottle water, coffee and tea left in our room along with a large closet, microwave, and refrigerator. However,our sliding door to the patio was sticky and our view of the tennis court contained mattresses. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed cookies and coffee upon check-in. We also enjoyed the cool water upon check in with limes. This location is very cosy and reminded us of "bear country". There are statues of bears, water, a green exterior and walking distance to The Black Bear Restaurant also very bear themed. That restaurant has large portions however similar a Denny's. The staff was professional and friendly. The breakfast area was kept clean and had a nice variety of breakfast items. This location had many visitors yet it was quiet and well maintained. This location is a short drive to the Gilroy outlets and near a gasoline station.

    « Enjoyable »

    I really loved staying here. The staff was so nice and always updating the place. New beds and linens were being put in the rooms as I got there. Comfort was number 1 for this hotel. I also loved having a balcony, makes a big different when you have a long stay. Thank you Bestwestern Gilroy

    « Great place ! »

    Had a wonderful 3 night stay as we came for a special family event. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast is included and pretty good! Staff was very pleasant! Beds ar very nice, ice machine and soda machine available They have a nice exercise room too! Great for families or couples to stay.

    « Pleasure Trip »

    Overall it was a good trip and convenient for the purpose we were there. The beds were a good size and the pillows were comfortable. The pool wasn't large, but it served it's purpose. Although, one of my granddaughters stepped on something in the pool area and cut the bottom of her foot.

    « Nice »

    comfortable, clean, modern, very friendly and helpful staff, I highly recommend BW brand I travel a lot and have had nothing but great service, with zero complaints. everything you look for in a hotel, clean, modern, comfortable and friendly staff

  • 4
    « Exceeded expectations, comfortable room »

    My husband and I were delighted to have king room with a couch and fireplace. The room was very large and comfortable. We didn't use the fireplace but did enjoy the couch and roominess of the room. The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean. I would stay at this location again, and would recommend it to anyone staying in the area.

    « Poor wifi and breakfast serving ! »

    perhaps my stay at BW grosvenor at SFO clouded my views of what cookie cutter stay at BW should be. The bed/room here at BW is adequate and clean but the downsides are wifi signals is poor even on block nearest to reception. The breakfast fare is nothing to shout about ie omelette and salty sausages (which is bad for health esp. those w heart conditions No complaints about reception. location is very convenient being near to Gilroy shops. The drive here from SFO amidst heavy traffic is a pain unless your stay here is en route to other places in southern California BW should go visit BW Grosvenor at SFO and up their game here!

    « Clean but Dated »

    The room was clean and the service was great. The room had all the comforts you expect like a desk, chair to watch TV, hairdryer and such. It also serves breakfast which is one of the reasons I pick this hotel, but the room was very worn and dated, and the bed was uncomfortable My husband end up sleeping on the chair and we both had sore backs after the first night.We had a 60th Birthday party to attend and a long ride home afterwards. We were disappointed.

    « A great nights sleep »

    Not much of a best Western guy but a good nights sleep it's the heck out of a high-priced option. The service was first-rate only complaint was the Internet was down or computer not functioning correctly. If back in the area I would not hesitate to stay there

    « Comments on Best Western in Gilroy, Ca. »

    The hotel and staff were great, and as usual, we look for Best Western because they take dogs! They were very accommodating because we arrived at the end of the day and they did find us a room, even though the sign said no vacancy!

    « Vacaion »

    Great service from all concerned. From the workers to the emplyees. Will come back again and again to this Motel. The rooms are clean and well taken care of. The breakfast was first class.The grounds were clean and bushes trimmed.

    « Excellent location and value »

    I am working in south San Jose and needed a quiet place to stay that was close and a good value. The Forest Inn met all my needs and I love the big parking lot and how quiet my room was. Also every room has a balcony. Thumbs up, I am staying a second week even though there are other hotels closer to work

    « Decent place »

    My wife and I stayed for three nights at the Best Western. The location is good if you are hitting up the outlet malls. The rooms are nice with current amenities. The walls and doors seem paper thin as we could hear people slamming doors and talking throughout the early morning hours. The beds are very firm. The breakfast area was good. Nice selection of warm and cold food options.

    « fantastic hotel with superb breakfast »

    we stayed at this hotel for 2 nts Sept 9-11, 2016 and very surprised of the big renovation from fifteen years ago. room 202 had an excellent location by the door, the bed was heavenly, all the amenities of the hotel, especially the microwave was an added bonus. love the continental breakfast which should be full breakfast. Mike, the manager was very helpful and answered all questions we have.

    « In need of repair, in poor condition »

    This hotel needs to be updated and freshened up. It is in poor shape with no decor on elevators and common areas. Overall all furniture is worn out and needs updating. Great location, it is to bad they advertise this hotel as a plus when it most definitely is not. More like a minus

  • 3
    « Nice Location »

    We stayed at the Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn and for the price it is a good place to stay. It has seen better days and the common areas are old and worn, the elevators are very old, and the rooms could definitely use an upgrade.

    « Clean, safe, friendly staff and fairly priced! Way better than average! 4 stars »

    We stayed for one night recently after seeing Lumination at the Gilroy Gardens. Felt very safe in this location. The location is two lights from the 101 Hwy and within minutes of all of the restaurants and shopping a person could need or want. The front desk staff was very nice and checked us in promptly and made a change in our room with no hassles. The King room with a fireplace was very clean and comfortable! We will stay here again if the need arises!

    « Public areas could do with updating room very good. »

    We stayed here for only one night having flown into SFO from London England we arrived around 6 pm totally worn out, we got a great welcome and the clerk had noticed our request for a quiet room and placed us perfectly on the top floor at the end of the corridor. The room was spacious and very clean and well furnished. We had a great welcome here and the only thing I could say is that perhaps the corridors etc are a tad dated and dingy but the room was great. BReakfast was very good as described and set us up for the day. IN order not not be In Bed by 6.30 we went to the Black Bear diner next door and had a drink and a snack and it was full of locals very welcoming and I can highly recommend it.

    « BW in Gilroy - Thumbs Up »

    Great place to stay. Clean. Easy Check-In, Easy Check out. The breakfast was great. The location was perfect, since it was located fairly close to the 101. The staff was welcoming and courteous. We all got a restful nights sleep.

    « Pretty good value for the money »

    The Good: The location is great 15 mt drive from Gilroy Gardens. Plenty of places to eat nearby. Outlet malls across the street. Rooms were clean (the rugs could use some help). The front desk people were amazing, nice and helpful, they let us check-in early and brought us a pack-n-play 2 mts after requesting it. They also put us in a quiet room like we had requested in our reservation. The breakfast was pretty awesome too: oatmeal, granola, yogurt, eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, pancakes, cereal, all sorts of cold and hot food. Not amazing food but way better than some cold pastries and coffee like most hotels. The pool was clean and well maintained. The Bad: The carpets really need to be replaced or cleaned. The location, again great for Gilroy Gardens but for some reason there were homeless people who wandered around the area looking for cigarette butts. Not scary or bad just weird. Overall I would stay here again and we are looking forward to it.

    « All I can say nice is beautiful landscaping. »

    These folks really know how to make the place look good, on the surface. The outside grounds are beautiful. The rooms offer basic Best Western fare. Multi story building with an elevator. The rooms facing the highway are Super Noisy, especially on the higher floors. Parking can be difficult if you have a larger rig or tow a trailer. There is a Black Bear Diner in the same parking lot and it looks like they are affiliated with the hotel (but don't expect any discount at BBD). Too bad the restaurant doesn't provide the hotel breakfast because the free buffet breakfast the hotel provides is pretty poor. The stuff "looks" good, but doesn't tastes good. The staff appeared to be elsewhere, uninterested in guests. Pretty obviously not interested in being there. Reflective of hotel management no doubt. If you are a BW diamond elite, don't expect anything that you normally experience at other BW Plus locations. They just don't give a "you know what" here. Forget about a free suite upgrade, even when they have multiple available. Expect some double-talk and a sales pitch from the counter person if you ask. I will be sticking with Paso Robles or Salinas BW's when I need to be in this region. Families traveling will find this location at least as good as any other. Nice pool for the kids and real food & shopping close by.

    « Location »

    A great stop on the way up San Francisco. Enjoyed the convenience of the outlets and enjoyed the restaurant across the street. beds were clean and was a quiet stop.....123456789........thanks again for caring.

    « Good Value for mid-tier hotels »

    A friend and I stayed overnight, and have stayed here twice before. Each time the stay was very satisfactory. The location was convenient, the room was sizable, clean and well equipped. The A/C was satisfactory, but wasn't great at cooling the whole room evenly. There are numerous restaurants, gas stations, and a "Premium Store Outlet" very near.

    « Dirty room and outdated and good breakfast »

    The hotel is outdated which is ok for us.But the room so dirty, the curtains and carpet so dirty. Breakfast is good compare to other chain. They have waffle maker, sausage, egg , bagel,toast and oatmeal. very close to outlet and gilroy garden theme park I will not stay here again.

    « Great location »

    Nice property, friendly staff, nice room decor. Comfortable beds except the pillows were sub par) Great breakfast, easy internet, plenty of parking, there was no noise and we had the windows open. Located close to shopping, restaurants, wineries, national parks, great for cyclist and hikers. Close to freeway and the cookies were a nice touch.

  • 5

    This hotel is upscale! Two solariums as you come in the lobby! A breakfast room that looks like a restaurant. Our room was very nice..a suite actually...It pays to be a Rewards member. Even got our free gift at check in! Room on second floor was very quiet! No problem sleeping in! Even had a balcony with two chairs. All the amenites were nice and worked. Beds were real comfy. Miama at check in gets 5 stars! Thanks to Chris (kris?) also. Absolutely no complaints!!! A little expensive, but if a Quality Nite's stay is what you want, it's worth it! Breakfast was pretty good for the continental thing. Gets crowded, so come early. The Black Bear Diner is across the parking lot and it is very good. Not overpriced either. Would come back again in a heartbeat.

    « Great for the Garlic Festival »

    We stay at the Forest Park Inn in Gilroy because they have a shuttle service leaving every 15 minutes that drops you off and picks you back up after you are finished near the front gate to the Garlic Festival. Sure beats trying to find street parking.

    « Great Place, Great Service. »

    This hotel has very good lobby ambience. Our room is clean and comfortable. And, it has a spacious balcony to extend our rest other than the bed. We enjoyed their breakfast a lot. Front desk stuffs provided great service.

    « Close to Gilroy Gardens! »

    I chose this hotel because I had stayed here once before on a business trip, and was very happy with the hotel and staff. This time, I was taking my granddaughter to Gilroy Gardens, just 10 minutes away, and again, I was pleased! They honored my request to be on the first floor and close to the pool. The breakfast was ok, comparable to most other 3-star hotels. Very clean, comfy beds, working internet, clean pool (only 4 ft at deepest part), and nice, helpful staff. Will definitely stay again for business OR pleasure!

    « Not What It Used To Be »

    We have stayed here on a number of occasions on our travels through the Bay Area due to convenience to our route and enjoyed this facility . During our last two stays, approximately 10 months apart, we have seen a continued decline in the maintenance and quality of this establishment I am sorry to say. It appears that there new carpet was installed in the main corridors and the exterior has received a new coat of paint. Unfortunately the the new carpet is very dirty due to lack of maintenance. The exterior grounds, parking lot and in particular the entrances to the building were full of trash. In another example of how things have deteriorated is that the early morning desk person was also responsible for the breakfast buffet and could not be at the desk when caring for the food etc, at the breakfast area. In fairness to the hotel we had a nice room which was clean and met our expectations for this hotel. It was extremely quiet and the bed was comfortable contributing to a good nights sleep. The breakfast had a variety of food items and they were freshly prepared, give credit the desk lady for that. My review is extremely critical of this establishment as I feel it is a shame to see this facility in this condition. It has an excellent location and was a few years ago an out standing place to stay with a management and staff who took care of the facility as well as the guests. Get your act together or that Plus rating will soon disappear. Rooms on the top, 3rd, floor are very quiet. Rooms in the leg of the "T" with even numbers starting with X16 face pretty much face northwest and you can enjoy looking directly at the sunset over the hills from the balcony. Also the even number rooms are away from the pool side of this wing. Hope Management see the light and gets things under control!

    « Found my new favorite place to stay »

    I am totally happy with this place. Opted to stay here for the Garlic Festival and I am glad with my choice. Up until now I thought the Nicollett Inn in Burnsville, MN was an exceptional place to stay. This place ties it. Excellent restaurant right on the property, conveniently located for the surrounding area. Rooms were well maintained and clean. My only mark against them would be the lack of towel bars in the bathroom. Granted I can stuff it back into its cubby hole, but that lengthens the drying time. Staff at the front desk was polite and friendly each time I had gone in there. Yep, next time I come for the garlic festival this is the place to stay.

    « Great Hotel »

    I stayed the night at this hotel for it's location. The room was clean & quiet, the staff friendly and breakfast had a good selection. I was here for business but if you have the time the Outlets are nearby.

    « This place is dirty »

    My bed smelled like dog. The upholstery on the chairs was visibly stained. We threw towels on them before we sat down. The carpet was reeeeaaallllllly dirty. Apparently, it is pet-friendly, so they have that going for them. But, for me, I don't have pets, so the dog smelling mattress and stained carpet was gross. My luggage had dog hair on it. It wasn't even that cheap, so it totally wasn't worth my money. If the rooms are in that bad of shape, they should cost less.

    « Lovely stay »

    We had a small family reunion and reserved two rooms, requesting they be close together. We got them right next door to each other and that worked out great. The rooms were big enough for the whole group to sit and visit. We also used the pool and hot tub.

    « Decent »

    The room was small for my taste & compared to other rooms I've ventured to. It was clean, but older. It's average and I would recommend if you're staying in Gilroy because it's one of the cleanest/safest ones in that town. Be careful where you stay because some of the hotels/motels their are used for drugs.

  • 5
    « Staying in Gilroy, Ca. »

    We stayed at this Inn for its location to Gilroy Gardens and its easy access to the freeway. It turned out being an excellent Inn and we would stay there again with no hesitation. Inn and room were clean. Staff was helpful, and we really enjoyed the pool.

    « Very Comfortable »

    We stayed one night in this hotel, the bedsand pillows were very comfortable. The room was clean and well kept. The bathroom was nice even though the toilet was slightly crooked. The staff was very friendly and efficient.

    « Enjoyable stay at BW Plus »

    We enjoyed our stay at Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn in Gilroy. The hotel is located conveniently to Premium Outlets and a short driving distance to Gilroy Gardens amusement park. The room was excellent! It looks newly renovated and clean: hardwood floors, comfortable beds, refrigerator, microwave, fireplace, TV. The room was specious and had a balcony (third floor level). We like that the entrances to the hotel halls/rooms were only available through the swipe of our electronic key. We felt safe and comfortable during our stay. Additional plus is 2 min. walking distance to Black Bear diner restaurant. We really enjoyed food there. We would definitely choose to stay at this hotel again when we are in Gilroy!

    « Our trip to Gilroy Gardens »

    It was ok, we have no complaints. As always with Motels, the rooms could be cleaner. But it wasn't that bad. The few staff members that I came in contact with were pleasant enough. The woman in the Breakfast room was really nice. The kids swam until night time and got good and tired. Its close to the outlets, which is a plus if you're going to shop.

    « Outlet shoooing »

    Took friends here to go shoooing the next day. Booked King bed rooms but was told that as we had booked with the only rooms available were disabled rooms on the ground floor. Noisy air con and fridge and next door to door leading out to car park which guests leaving from 5.00am continuously let slam. No large pillows but 3 cushion size pillows. Vagrant came into breakfast room and helped himself to everything before arguing with supervisor that he was a guest. Plenty of options for accommodation - look elsewhere. Response from management was not an apology but still inferring that the problem was ours.

    « Beautiful landscaping; peaceful rooms »

    We stayed here for 2 nights to attend a wedding in San Martin. There were virtually no vacancies in Morgan Hill, so we drove a little farther south to Gilroy and were glad we did. The staff were very friendly. The hotel is laid out so that it is easy to get a quiet room. Nice amenities. Black Bear Diner a short walk across the parking lot. Reasonable rate for the area - but I think this area is overpriced compared to many hotels in Silicone Valley.

    « Great Place to Stay »

    WE really enjoyed staying here on our journey through California. The place was clean, had coffee and candy at the front with hot cocoa for my son. The room was nice with a pool and the breakfast was amazing!!!

    « Areal gem in the Gilroy CA area »

    If you are ever looking for a motel in the Gilroy area, be sure to consider the Gilroy Best Western just off Hy 101. It is attractive from the front lobby to the amenities of the room to the great pool and grounds. The room lighting is great with special above bed LED ceiling lights that are separately controllable for each side. The shower is modern and has great pressure and flow.

    « Has what you need passing through »

    Located just off hwy. 101 with plenty of services if needed. The Inn is comfortable, clean and has a large bathroom and vanity area. Beds felt good (not too hard). There is plenty of parking, which also includes a restaurant on the premises. The complimentary breakfast is more than adequate and filling. The pool area is small, so if its a hot day it might be best to take a cold shower instead. Keep in mind it's a stop over Inn to other attractions in the region, and can be noisy (people & vehicle traffic). Big tip: Get a room to the far NNW wing; it's quieter. Not a bad place to stay overnight passing through. P.S. If you like garlic you're in the right area.

    « stay »

    When there is a choice of motels I will pick Best Western, I find service and rooms excellent. The rooms are nicely appointed and also having a fridge/microwave in the room.The outside is well maintained, love the hand held shower/hose. No problems and I have used this motel in various vacation spots.

  • 3
    « Agree, clean and comfortable »

    Stayed on third floor. Room was spic and span. Had a fireplace inside and a balcony. Had no issues with loud guests, although the door closed with a bang as did other doors on our floor. Continental breakfast was just that, a continental breakfast. But it was convenient since we had to leave early for the airport. The lady working the breakfast area kept everything fresh, well stocked and clean. We enjoyed having the Black Bear Diner within short walking distance. They serve southern food and being from Texas it was nice to have a taste of home. I recommend the bread pudding! The pool was ok but the whirl pool needed cleaning (algae build up) and the sauna is in need of severe attention.

    « Noisy Tourist on Wednesday...stay away! »

    I was a guest for 2 nights. The first night was the worst experience I have ever had at a hotel. I asked for a quiet location on the third floor, and was placed next to a tour group guest ( Chinese group). They were extremely loud and slamming doors until 1pm in the morning. At 2am in the morning, someone came knocking on my door and this person did not appear to be a guest...but the worst part was at 4am when the tour guide of the Chinese group came around to the doors and started banging on the doors - wake up call next door to us. It was a horrible experience. I reported all this information to the front desk in the morning and I was informed that they have groups of Chinese tourists every Wednesday and next time, I could call the front desk if there were any concerns. I paid over 180 for that night and it would have been appreciated if I was not charged for this horrific experience, but the offer was not made....the second night was good. It felt like it was a nightmare. It is highly unlikely I will stay at any BW hotels....

    « I like it!! »

    We as a family expend three nights at this hotel, we really love our stay and planning to visit this hotel this weekend. We enjoyed the pool. The hotel offers hot breakfast, free parking, It counts with very helpful staff. Its room are very clean and supplied with shampoo, body lotion. The guest that we met were nice. It is a quiet hotel.

    « Needs Cleaning »

    Nice rooms, service good, but grounds need better maintenance and pool area needs furniture and cleaning of area and pool. Gilroy is an unfriendly town and some of this is reflected in the staff attitudes. The Black Bear Diner in right across parking lot and Chevy's across street for convenience and Great Outlet Mall just down the street. Nice fitness center

    « Great Stay Near Hollister »

    Great location - easy highway access yet no highway noise. Restaurants very close and Shopping Outlet stores are nearby. Pool seemed heated! Breakfast was OK...Black Bear Diner was across the parking lot. Looking forward to my next trip.

    « Clean and Comfortable »

    The room was clean and well kept. The continental Breakfast was typical of most Best Western Motels. I booked the room the day of my stay, using the BW app. The value of the room was one of the best in the area.

    « Weekend gate away »

    This is a very nice best western , very clean . We were in the back higher floor which was very quiet. The breakfast is make your own pancakes , oatmeal, cereal , yogurt, fruit, bread etc. The standard stuff. There is free coffee and tea in the front area all the time. We found the front desk friendly and helpful for eating places. Gilroy is the garlic capital ... So be ready for the smell of garlic . I would stay again.

    « Nice place, decent breakfast. »

    Room, on top floor, was fresh, clean spacious and comfortable. Just stopped over for outlets on road south, couldn't be better located. Breakfast described as "Continental ", wish all continental breakfasts were as adequate. Good value, pleasant staff.

    « Rooms very clean »

    Our room was very clean and comfortable, especially for the price. Wifi connection was good. They also had a nice breakfast in the morning to start your day off, although I think there were a few construction guys in there eating that I don't think were staying at the hotel.

    « Smelly and needs to be updated. »

    Our room had a terrible musty smell. The wallpaper was torn in areas and the bathroom needed a paint job. The carpet was dirty. The beds were nice at least. The lobby area and breakfast area were updated and looked nice. We will not be returning to this hotel.

  • 3
    « Older property »

    This is an older property but well maintained. The rooms are clean, beds comfortable, but the halls and elevator need a facelift. This is a convenient hotel, near the 101 and next door to a good diner.

    « Excellent service all the way around! »

    This location provides everything I myself and crew members need in a comfortable, clean, and accommodating place. Kris and Sandy are top notch in the service they provide and are very professional. Checking in is always easy when I know there behind the desk!

    « Pleasant stay »

    I have never had a bad experience at this hotel. The staff is super friendly and goes out of their way to make sure you have what you need and that your stay was a good experience. It is in close proximity to two restaurants, one is in the same parking lot at the hotel, the other one is across the street. It is also close to the freeway, fast food, if that is what you like. Shopping is also short drive.

    « One Nighter »

    Took a trip on a road we had never traveled. Had planned to go back home but it was too late. Stayed here.....have stayed here in the past and is always good. Breakfast is yummy. They have an automatic pancake maker which was fuss with pancake or waffle batter...just press a button and done.

    « Oldish hotel with HUGE clean rooms »

    The hotel is located easy to find off of 101. Its near alot of things and a gas station across the street with reasonable prices. Property was clean but old. Lots of updating needed in the main areas and hallways. Carpets especially. However they may need to be changed but they were clean. Whole hotel was clean and tidy. Rooms are HUGE! The king bed was dwarfed in the room. Plus it was relatively quiet. Didn't hear anyone outside or in the adjacent rooms. Again....rooms were very very clean. Bed was super comfy. So bottom line..... Would I stay there again....yes. Would I recommend to others....yes.

    « Great Location »

    This hotel has a great location. Close to the freeway and close to the outlet mall! The staff is friendly, the rooms are comfortable and large and the facility is spotless! Will definitely stay here again on my next trip to this area.

    « nice visit »

    breakfast was good and the time frame worked for us, but allowing our pet dogie was excellent! the first floor access for pets was ideal for us. the convenience of taking the pet out in the evening was a bonus. we will return to this hotel.

    « Nice but old »

    This hotel is old and needs to be renovated. The walls are paper thin and if you need sleep make sure the people next door are not party people. The carpet is old and burn stains. The ceiling in the hall way was dripping water and this was on the first floor. The comment after I mentioned it was. Oh we will call maintenance. (with no big hurry in contacting them).

    « Location, Comfort »

    Nice hotel with good easy access location. Property was clean and provided an excellent stay during local Morgan Hill soccer tournament. Rooms were quite and enjoy the breakfast variety each morning. I would recommend this hotel to any traveler visiting the Gilroy area

    « Great place »

    We stay here once or twice a month to visit family in town .We love it here and the staff is great !The rooms are clean and comfortable. We love the breakfast best hotel breakfast so far and we travel a lot. If we needed anything the staff are fast and friendly. thank u md

  • 5
    « Clean, Comfortable Beds, Wi-Fi Works - Very Satisfied »

    Reserved a double-queen room late in the week for an overnight soccer weekend. Price can be more reasonable, yet not overly priced compared to others. As other reviews mention, the outside of the hotel is dated and the interior currently is under renovations, this makes it deceiving at check-in. I anticipated less and expected something not to be right. But the service, cleanliness of rooms, comfort of beds, wireless internet working effortlessly, and a morning hot breakfast constantly being replenished by staff, proved me wrong. One very minor issue, We checked in late and found TV remote needed batteries. Being late at night, took some time for replacements to arrive - understandable. My family and I enjoyed the quality of service and cleanliness of hotel very much, when in this area again will plan to stay here.

    « This hotel is highly recommended »

    This hotel has easy access from Hy. 101, and is one of the best we have stayed in in several years. It has very pleasant external features, even a cute mini-creek in front of the lobby with real live singing frogs. The room we were in was really nice and was a good size, with a balcony. All the features worked and the lighting was good as well, which is appreciated by us who are in our 70's.

    « Great place to stay when visitng Mission San Juan Bautista »

    Very clean and attractive Best Western. Only 10 miles to Mission San Juan Bautista. Just down the street from the outlet mall. Was traveling with my 9 year old son. We got a room with two Queens. It was clean and we had no issues with the room or the bed. All in all a great choice.

    « Good Stop in Gilroy »

    Nice property. Room was clean and well appointed. 2 minor issues; heater had a hard time getting the room warm, it was 50 inside and 45 outside when we walked in and the room refrigerate made a high pitch sound. I unplugged at and all was good. Good stay, nice breakfast. I would stay there again.

    « Good accomodations »

    Nice room and decor. Overall very comfortable, but breakfast area needs better organization for better convenience and service. Breakfast items not identified. No spoons until later. Oatmeal packets not located with other cereals.

    « Disappointed »

    I have stayed at this hotel many times over the past 10 years or so and while there has been occasional issues, the staff were usually able to resolve any problems. This visit was problematic due to the spotty internet. The trip was unexpected and as a grad student I had to take my work with me. There was enough planned down time to do homework, but right off the bat I had issues with the internet. I called the number the desk gave me, but they were unable to resolve the issue. I could have moved everything up to their business center, but my level of frustration demanded I just close my laptop for the moment. I was told there were going to reset the system. I'd hoped that would take care of the issue, but it did not. I was not due to fly out until the next afternoon and had hoped to spend the morning of departure with family, instead I was up at 3 am getting an earlier flight to get home to finish my homework. I guess I should be grateful for the people in the hall at 2:45 am who woke me up as my alarm didn't go off, but the late night noise the night before from people in the hall and the heavy footed tromping above my head the night before was quite unwelcome. And seeing people smoking on their patios after just signing my life away acknowledging that this would incur a fine made me shake my head, especially as the smell was not tobacco. This probably won't prevent me from staying here again as it is very convenient for my family and an affordable option. I would like to suggest a designated smoking area that is convenient for those who have walking difficulties. This would maybe prevent people from smoking on the patios and balconies.

    « Clean room everything is ok »

    The hotel is close to the highway but far enough away you don't have freeway noise. The breakfast was fine and no charge. Room was clean. Hotel is being refurbished. This did not interfere with anything. Pool is heated.

    « Business trip »

    great hotel!!! I had to work in santa clara for the superbowl but I chose to stay at this hotel. I had stayed here a couple times before- it's in a great location near the outlets of gilroy, staff is super friendly!

    « Convenient but uncomfortable »

    Close to the highway, this hotel was convenient for a one-night stay. Not much noise from the highway but we could hear the people above us. Ask for a room on the top floor to limit the overhead ruckus. Some renovations are ongoing and here's hoping they include new beds and pillows as the ones in our room were very uncomfortable. Breakfast was ok and it's nice to have a few hot choices.

    « 2 problems »

    Toilet seat wobbled and people above stomped around, but breakfast was great and check in and out was quick. Beds weren't as comfortable in this room as the room I had last time. Had dinner at a restaurant across the parking lot, and that was pretty good.

  • 2
    « Needs to be downgraded from AAA 3-star to 2-star »

    Rated AAA 3-star, this hotel needs to be downgraded to 2-star. The list of problems are extensive. Stairways were littered with caked mud from workers' boots. Sound insulation from the room above was lousy (stomping sounds late at night). Cigarette butts littered areas outside public doors. 25-lb dumbbell missing in fitness center, as well as non-functioning water cooler and no towels. The hotel apparently has corporate contracts with utility companies, and so heavy equipment in parking lots started up loudly at sunrise. The air conditioning stopped functioning and needed to be "rebooted." The overhead light in the bathroom stopped functioning on the morning of our check out.

    « Noisy but very nice »

    The hotel itself is unassuming from the outside but very welcoming. The room we had was very spacious and clean. Beds were comfortable, unlike many other hotels we've stayed in lately. My only complaint is the noise. We are in a pet friendly room, which happens to be next to an entrance door which slams shut each time someone comes into the building. It also sounds like a herd of elephants is in the room about us. I'd suggest asking for a room on the top floor. If you have a pet(s) and have to stay on the ground floor, make sure it's not next to one of the entrance doors...or bring earplugs! Other than that, really nice hotel with friendly front desk staff.

    « Light sleepers do NOT come here »

    Ok so the only good thing about this place is they allow our furry friends. & the room is semi nice, hardwood floor. BUT THE WALLS ARE SUPER THIN! You can hear everything & everyone so clear as if they're all in your room. So guess who got no sleep? -_- & it wasn't just at night, it was in the middle of the day as well when I was trying to nap, but guess who only got a 5 minute nap? -_- The beds are really hard & the pillows are really small. So you can imagine with all the noise going on & my little dog, she was also bothered at the noise. I loved having her with me but I hated that neither of us got any sleep.

    « Nice hotel, but please don't do this to your guests! »

    We traveled with family member and requested rooms to be separated (had enough family togetherness on the long drive). The front desk clerk "teased" us about this twice and said he was going to call our family member's room and tell them we didn't want to be near them. I don't care what you call it, this kind of "teasing" or "giving you a bad time" is completely unprofessional and rude. Second, the hotel is currently undergoing renovations. The corridor to our room had the walls scraped and prepped for painting. PLEASE, Hotel Management, please recognize that this is a shock to your guests who are expecting a peaceful night's stay, not a construction zone. When checking in, you should have let your guests know and discounted the rooms 20% just to soften the shock. It's completely unacceptable to do that to your guests and still charge them full price. Though the rooms were otherwise nice and the breakfast was good, these two missteps in management and customer service were completely unacceptable.

    « Gilroy »

    We use this hotel when we attend events in the area - we've always been more than satisfied. It's locatted close to where we need to be, there are plenty of restaurants in the area and it has excellent freeway access.

    « Love the atmosphere at this hotel »

    This hotel makes me feel like I am on vacation, even though I am always here to work. I teach in the conference room in the evening and staying here makes it so I have no "drive to work" at least on the day of the class. The hotel has such a pleasant outdoor feel to it, it seems like you are in some beautiful forest setting. Sometimes I get an upgrade to a suite with a fireplace. The breakfast is always hot and good. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Pool spotlessly clean.

    « Nice rooms with balconies! »

    Gilroy is a pleasant little town nearby to San Cruz and other beachy destinations. I found a super saver for this hotel and fell in love with it. Will definitely stay here again although will probably never find that kind of savings again.

    « Nice Hitel »

    Have stayed here several times for business. Very comfortable Hotel. Clean large rooms , Great pool / Hot tub area. For some reason it reminds me of being at a Hawaiian resort. Must be the Grounds and large Hallways. Best hotel in the area. Good rates also. Excellent staff and customer service. The restaurant in the parking lot "Black Bear Dinner" is way over priced. $16.00 for a cheese burger and fries. I would recommend this hotel for anyone visiting the area.

    « Perfect stop off on the way to San Fran! »

    We Stayed here on our way to San Francisco from Calabasas for one night. It was very clean and the rooms were spacious! The staff were lovely and friendly. We didn't get up for Breakfast so cannot comment on that. It is a really nice setting and for £88/$125 it was a good price. We ate at the Applebee's right next to the hotel, although there were a few places to choose from, there is also a Walmart right next to this hotel too if you need supplies! The room has a microwave and Fridge and the TV has cable with an excellent selection of channels! Free Parking.


    Great Room! Breakfast can be Improved! Great stay and nice place for the value. Black Bear Diner in Parking Lot... Great Dinner! The staff did everything o accomadate our needs and make sure we had everything we needed. We had a service dog and they made sure our room was ready early as requested and also gave us a late check out . Also if we needed more time they were willing to give us more time for check out. The front desk lady was so nice but I forgot her name. SORRY! The only thing was the Breakfast was not acceptable like other Best Western Hotels. Thank You foe everything!

  • 4
    « Beautiful Hotel - Value fo rmoney »

    I booked a suite with 3 queen beds for 5 of us. Value for money since we were only staying for 1 night and will be off in the morning to monterey. The suite has 2 rest rooms and 1 bathroom. No heater in 3rd queen bed room. Hotel was beautiful from the lobby area to the rooms. Toiletries were of quality. Breakfast was adequate. You cannot get to rooms without going outside as the rooms and lobby were not connected. It was very cold on the night we arrived so we literally have to run to the next building with our heavy luggages. The beds were comfortable though. Would recommend this hotel to any traveler.

    « Almost perfect »

    I would have given 5 for the room, but it is on the 2nd floor. I have a small dog and having to take the elevator down to take him out will be a challenge. But the room is beautiful. The fireplace is a really nice touch. And my husband is thrilled to have a couch! The man who checked us in was pleasant and efficient. So I will add more after my good night's sleep.

    « Very Good Location to Stay! »

    Everything was almost perfect. If only the wi-fi was as good as everything else. Room came with a microwave, fridge, HDTV, coffee machine, dryer. Beds were comfy, decent amount of blanket material. My only issue was I didn't know how to activate the shower in the bathroom. I resorted to just using the bathtub.

    « Great place »

    This is a great place to stay. Close to the outlets. There is a restaurant in the same parking lot, with another one across the street. The staff is great and goes out of their way to your stay a nice one. I would recommend this hotel.

    « Average Best Western »

    I stayed here for one night only, for business and I just needed a place to sleep. The room was clean and had refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, TV, Internet. All worked fine. Breakfast was what you expected from Best Western.

    « Terrible 'Pet Friendly' Room »

    If you travel with your pet, don't stay at this hotel if you are looking for a well appointed, odor free comfortable room. We stay at Best Western Plus hotels frequently as they are 'pet friendly'. Although the hotel has specific rooms designated as 'pet friendly' as some guest have allergies, you cannot tell the difference between the types of rooms. This hotel 'pet friendly' room provides vinyl floors, below average furniture and they smell like a pet grooming facility. We will never stay at this hotel nor recommend it.

    « Quality Room »

    If you are looking for a economical hotel near San Jose (20+ miles north) this is an excellent choice. No traffic noise. Near shopping. Easily $50 to $100 less than staying in San Jose. Morning traffic was light and easy going north. I would stay here again.


    Clean, quiet, good breakfast. Nice diner on the property, too. Price was right! Stopped here on way home to L.A. during a rain storm at night. Had to get off the road, too dangerous. Was pleased with this Best Western, would recommend as a good reliable stop for the night.

    « Great, reasonably priced hotel »

    This was the first time we stayed at a Best Western Plus hotel. We chose it because of the fitness center. The bathroom amenities were better than a regular Best Western, the room was larger, and the bed more comfortable.

    « Perfect Get-Away Location »

    This was our 2nd stay at this Best Western Motel. We like its location near US101 and restaurants (Black Bear Diner). The rooms are clean and comfortable and during our recent visit, the rooms were being upgraded to wood laminate flooring. Our room was recently completed with the new flooring and it was nice. The hallways were cold, but it was cold outside and some of the outer doors were being left open. Otherwise, a very nice stay and I would recommend this motel to others staying in the Gilroy area.

  • 4
    « Great Hotel for the Money »

    This hotel was excellent for the cost and in a great location. We reserved a room with a fireplace which was very roomy and comfortable. We used the fireplace each evening. The facility also had a tennis court which we used.

    « Repeat Stay! »

    Our fourth stay for our annual girls' shopping trip! Very comfortable, quiet room! Enjoyed having that 3rd queen bed! Nice having the microwave too! Will definitely stay here again for our nice stay! This location is central to shopping, plus walking distance to Black Bear diner and Chevy's for dinner!

    « It Was Okay »

    The room was nice and clean and comfortable, but the breakfast leaved a lot to be desired. The saving grace was that there was a resturant across the parking lot that served breakfast as well as take out dinners if you wanted to eat in your room.

    « Gilroy »

    Great Place to stay. Walked in with no reservation and they found me a room and even got me a corporate rate. couldn't be happier. Room even had a fire place!! Located in the same parking lot as the Black Bear Diner. I love that place. If you find yourself in Gilroy this is the place to stay.

    « Not a PLUS »

    We stayed here for 2 nights whilst touring the West Coast of the US. It was the third Best Western Plus hotel on this trip, the most expensive and very disappointing. We had most expensive and the poorest value. The room smelled 'musty' it looked dingy and there were cigarette burns in the carpet. The windows in the lobby area and in our room were filthy. The breakfast room was far too small for the number of guests staying, so we ate our breakfast in the seating outside the dining room. We were there on a Sunday morning, the toaster wasn't working, I was advised by the hostess I could make toast in the waffle maker, but another guest was at that moment trying to wrestle her waffle out where it had glued itself into the waffle maker, so I decided against that. There were no muffins, 3 pastries left, not replenished, and the the fruit consisted of only apples. On this same trip we had stayed in Best Western Plus hotels in Goleta and National City San Diego, both of which I would recommend without reservation, sadly Best Western Forest Park Inn was not in the same league, either in terms of cleanliness or decor. We would not choose to stay here again. Sorry.

    « No Surprises »

    This property was fine. It's what I used to expect of a Best Western Plus Property. The parking was pretty tight but everything else was fine. Sadly, most Best Western and Best Western Plus Properties are no longer this good.

    « No Net for Spiders »

    Best Western likes to say that they are updating their hotels. Well I have stayed at several lately and all of them have been like flying in a 20 year old plane. Kind of gross and don't want to touch anything. The room was dated. The internet was down. There were several spiders that I had to personally exterminate.

    « This place is definitely a PLUS! »

    This place was affordable, the staff was super friendly and helpful, and our room was clean and very nice. We loved the hot tub and the free breakfast as well! Overall, it is a an above average budget hotel that is comfortable and welcoming.

    « Great place to stay »

    Great place to stay, wonderful facility, nice filling breakfast with many choices, friendly staff, easy freeway access. Stayed here for a weekend to attend the Holister Reneissance Faire which as about 20 minutes away.

    « Very poor A/C operation »

    The A/C blows strongly onto one of the beds in a double queen room. Don't know if it can be changed due to the design of the system and room size. Carpets very dirty, but they do allot of business so it's busy. Definitely a 'Plus' over a regular BW

  • 5
    « Great Place to Stay in the Garlic Capitol »

    We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel: amenities, location, and price. The bed linens make the bed soft and comfy. The bathroom was spacious. The buffet breakfast, included with the room, was generous. The hotel is conveniently located off the 101 Fwy and walking distance to local restaurants, Everyone in our group enjoyed the stay. We recommend this hotel.

    « we will be back!!! »

    always a pleasure to stay at Best Western Forest Park Inn, a convenient trip to Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz and surrounding attractions. Best bang for your buck! staff are friendly, professional and rooms are clean with nice decor

    « Gilroy »

    Terrible bed, air conditioner old and noisy. Door had been shaved on the jam side and unpainted. Had to ask the housekeeping staff to make up the room 2 of the three days we were there. Difficult to communicate with housekeeping, did not speak english.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: San Jose. Take US Highway 101 South. Take the Leavesley Road exit. Turn right on Leavesley Road. The Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn is on your right. ·From: Monterey. Take California Highway 1 North, after approximately 15 miles take US Highway 101 North. Take the Leavesley Road exit. Turn Right on Leavesley Road. The Best Western Plus Forest Park Inn is on your right.