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Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I really wanted to love this hotel but got to like. There are things to love tho.. the service is friendly and genuine. People really care. You get an email asking preferences to check in before you arrive so your room will be ready if available. The rooms were nicely appointed for the basics. The bed was comfy. Yes, it's...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you casamoir for your feedback in regards to your recent stay with us. I am so sorry to hear about the less than desirable check in and check out experience. This is not the normal experience of our guest and I sincerely apologize of this inconvenience. Thank you for the great feedback about our staff and their attentiveness to...

Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at this Hotel and it was a pleasant surprise, as the staff was very friendly and the room is comfortable enough. There are several details that will make this hotel different, one of them is the nerdy style, which makes it different from other hotels, the soft towels, which were remarkably soft, the high tech shower device...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Gabriel G. for the great review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found Avatar Hotel to have all of the amenities you need! Our breakfast package is definitely a great deal if you are looking to enjoy breakfast at IHOP and I am glad you were able to take advantage...

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 8 June 2015

I spent two nights at the Avatar and really enjoyed my time there. Staff was very friendly and accomodations good. Would have liked a continental breakfast in the morning. Trendy decor, very modern. Bed was firm and very comfortable. Towels were big and fluffy.

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Deborah W for the great review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the big fluffy towels in our rooms. I appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again in the future!

Worcester, MA
Reviewed 3 June 2015

You need to know that this is an old motel infrastructure with decent updates,but still the bones of an old motel - small bathrooms, motel layout, exterior corridors. My female co-workers did not feel secure with the exterior doors as this is in a commercial area with iHop and TGIF, although it didn't bother me as much. The updates are...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Travel2MuchMA for taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad to hear that you found the hotel to have all the amenities you need. I apologize for the issue with the room that smelt of smoke upon check in, but I'm glad to hear that our team was able to address the issue quickly and to your...

Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

A great place to stay if you are in town to visit Levi's Stadium. By staying here you avoid paying the high prices for parking at the stadium. You also get a discount at Ihop for staying at the hotel. I would definitely stay here again when I am in town.

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Mike for the great review! I'm so happy to hear that you found Avatar hotel to be only a short distance from Levi Stadium and convenient to walk. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Avatar hotel!

Reviewed 28 May 2015

I recently stayed 4 nights at the Avatar and my experience with the hotel and staff were nothing short of outstanding. These might be the best staff I've ever experienced at a hotel. You will not go wrong with this hotel. Clean, exceptional service and a great location!!

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you DEARLY Artie for the fantastic review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Savvy business travelers would notice the architecture is that of an old holiday inn that wasn't good enough to be a holiday inn and then most likely turned into one or two one-star properties. HOWEVER... I've never seen a better job done of renovating and literally dressing up such a usual dead end. There were even canvas outdoor drapes to...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Richard for the wonderful comments about the service and overall atmosphere of the hotel. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were pleasantly surprised. We hope to see you again at the Avatar Hotel!

Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 25 May 2015

From the moment I arrived it has been a great experience the staff are very friendly and helpful every question I had was answered fully. The room was nice and always kept very clean by the cleaning staff. I feel you be hard pushed to get a better deal with such great people meeting your needs and with shops and...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Gareth for the fantastic review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the service the team here at Avatar provided to you during your stay. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We were booked into a hotel that had false advertising and luckily found the Avatar. The staff was awesome, the rooms clean and modern. They saved our vacation to Great America. Very close to the park. Will definitely return.

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you winegal40 for your great review and wonderful comments about the hotel and staff! We look forward to your return in the future!

Reviewed 4 May 2015

The front staff were very nice and accommodating and we were able to check in before the 3pm check in time. We were able to bring a cooler with adult beverages to the pool and sit and relax without having to pay extra for a cabana or hotel drinks. The hotel was about a 20 minute walk to Levi's stadium...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa for the wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the close proximity to Levi's Stadium! We appreciate your time and your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sync up with Avatar Hotel, the perfect portal to the vibrant technology hub of Silicon Valley. Our boutique hotel will keep you connected, rested and comfortable throughout your stay. Embrace your inner tech nerd. Our newly renovated rooms feature a large working desk, 37 inch flat screen TV, Ipod docking station, refrigerator and free high speed internet access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 4200 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1210
Region: United States > California > Santa Clara
Price Range: €144 - €353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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Also Known As:
Best Western Santa Clara
Holiday Inn Santa Clara
Santa Clara Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Santa Clara
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Clara
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“no food options in the hotel or near by. So plan on using Doordash or going out for food.”
InnKeepersOpinion, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bottom floor has excellent rooms near the swimming pool.”
fineasfuk, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quieter rooms and best parking can be found in the rear of the hotel (facing away from the parkway).”
allanp53, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose the view facing the pool for easy access in and out of the rooms.”
, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room smelled of disinfectant upon entry; not what I expect from a $350/ night room”
F5546PDthomast, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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