4 star hotel
Area: City Center
0.76 mi from DeAnza College
Best Rooms: The even-numbered rooms ending in *02 - *32 (except for *14, which is located on the odd-numbered side) offer the best views of the mountains on all floors, especially floor 9, which is the top (e.g. 312, 928). The views from the odd-numbered rooms are mainly of surrounding buildings.
3 star hotel
Area: Vallco Park North
1.81 mi from DeAnza College
Best Rooms: The inward-facing rooms at Courtyard San Jose Cupertino offer a view of the pool and courtyard. Rooms facing outward have a view of the trees and parking lot.
Best Rooms: For a partial view of the mountains and downtown, request a room facing Stevens Creek Blvd. on floor 3. These rooms may not be quiet, as they're located next to a busy street.
Best Rooms: Ask for a room on the top floor for the best available views of the mountains in the distance.
2 star hotel
Area: Ponderosa Park, Santa Clara
3.20 mi from DeAnza College
Best Rooms: There are no real views offered at this hotel, as it's surrounded by other buildings. However, room facing the pool may offer a better view.
Best Rooms: Vagabond Inn Santa Clara offers a beautiful view of the pool, which can be seen from corner rooms facing inward on floor 2.