Hotel Sainte Claire

Built in 1926 , Hotel Sainte Claire (now The Westin San Jose) was built on the site of the Eagle Brewery closed by prohibition in 1918. Construction and furnishing cost a total of $1,000,000 and the hotel became known as San Jose’s “Million Dollar Hotel”. In 1994 the Hotel Sainte Claire also earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places.

This sign, that lights up at night is the original sign from 1926.


You can see it on this illustrated postcard from the 1940s.

302 S Market St


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