San Jose >Arts & Entertainment > Grand Central Sauna & Hot Tub
376 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA | Directions 9512937.320844 -121.971732
Neighborhoods: West Valley
great place for discreet encounters – I don't usually bother writing reviews, but this time round I thought it worth, because the other reviews are so unfair to the place and its stuff (and, honestly, those folks sound a bit unreasonable to me in their expectations).
I've now been there several times over the past few months, and I've never been disappointed - sure, if you're looking for someplace romantic to celebrate your anniversary with your wife, well, let's face it, this is probably not the right place...
However, if you need a discreet place to have a bit of... er, privacy with someone and don't fancy having to go to the trouble and expense of booking a motel room, I can hardly think of anywhere better in the area.
The facts: for $32 you get for an hour private use of a room with a hot tub and sauna, plus a 'bed' (well, a mattress with a clean sheet - more than adequate for its purpose, which is clearly not a night's sleep, if you get my drift LoL). and shower.
The place is really clean (if a bit seedy and dated in decor, but, hey, who cares) the staff is friendly, towels and sheet are clean (consistently so, despite what others are saying here) and it's a real bargain considered what you pay.
To put things in perspective, I travel a lot on business, and usually stay in 4 or 5 * hotels, so I'm not like 'a low expectations' guy -- this ain't no 5* resort, but this is not what this is meant to be.
Filthy place. – The waste of time and money. My husband and I were highly dissapointed. The place should be shut down for unsanitary conditions.
Don't go there! – The tile in the shower is filthy dirty. I suggest a little cleanser. Also the towels could use a little bleach. Get a good cleaning crew!!
Recommended for the enjoyment - not the decor! – I also have been here dozens of times over the past 15 years. My husband and I enjoy it very much.
The rooms have ALWAYS been clean. It may not have all the latest and newest fashion decor going on, but the price is right for continuous use. Who wants to break the bank at Watercourse Way just for one night...and we live in PA. But, Grand Centrals' prices make it an easy and affordable monthly visit.
I recommend Grand Central to anyone who wants to have a good time and doesn't need the decor to help them enjoy themselves! We go to the tubs to enjoy each other!
A decent place for a hot, relaxing dip in a tub, massage, and sauna. – I have been to Grand Central dozens of times over the last several years. While it is true that it is not as nice as Watercourse Way, it is also not nearly as expensive, and it does have is own old-fashioned charm. I have seen the attendants cleaning the rooms in between uses, and they seem to work hard. I have never had a dirty room or cause to complain there. It may not impress a new girlfriend like Watercourse Way, but I enjoy it, I have never seen any "unseemly" characters there, and have always found it to be clean and fun.
Go at your own risk ................ actually just dont go. – My boyfriend and I are regulars at Water Course Way Spa in Palo Alto but when they didn't have any openings we went on a search for a local spa. We came across Grand Cenral Spa through google search engine and decided to try it. When you enter the building, its as if your entering a dirty w***e house. The man asked if we wanted a sauna room and we reluctantly said yes. When we went through the rundown hallways to our sauna room we both gave each other looks that said "Should we run?"... When we got into our sauna room be were beyond disappointed. I was afraid for our health and safety. The room looks like a dirty jail cell with writing and carvings in the wall of vulgar language and profanitys. There was a dirty towel in the sauna. My boyfriend and I stood back to back just looking around the room. To make a long story short, we didn't touch anything due to the concern of catching a disease or virus of some sort. We left Grand Central spa as fast as we could without looking back. I never asked for my money back because frankly, I would have paid the 30 dollars not to go there.... Do NOT go to Grand Central..... If you're looking for a clean relaxing spa I would suggest Watercourse Way. Its gorgous, clean, and a treat if you're looking for an hour getaway.
Steamy, Clean & Relaxing Fun! – My husband and I are long time faithfuls of Grand Central. We visit a few times a month, at least. Grand Central offers fantastic, private rooms with a bed, shower, sauna, radio, and dimmable lighting. I have always found them to be clean, and am often so comfortable and relaxed by the end of our visit that I hate to leave. The staff is fantastic and always cheerful. The price is a little high, but my husband and I routinely scan the pages of our local WAVE magazine, where once a month you'll find a coupon for $3.00 off PER PERSON, NOT per couple. Although we always appreciate a $6.00 discount, we would continue our visits regardless. Grand Central Sauna & Hot Tubs is the ticket for great physical, as well as mental, therapy! We highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a relaxing, private and enjoyable experience!
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