In 1929, at the end of the “Roaring Twenties”, construction on Hotel De Anza began in downtown San José, California. The De Anza Hotel was named after the Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza who lead the De Anza Expedition and it became the first iconic hotel of the city of San José.
Construction took two years to complete, and the hotel opened to the public on Febuary 26, 1931.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Hotel De Anza.
The structure has been operating continuously as a hotel for about ninety years.
Photograph of the Hedley Club within Hotel de Anza.