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Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Avatar HotelUS$159*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$241*
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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!

Livermore, California
Reviewed 25 April 2015

So I recently checked into the Avatar Hotel. I remember this place being a Motel 8 about 20 years ago. The building have a staircase at either end of the building and the rooms are accessed via common lanai. Sure there is new paint, newer furniture and a desperate attempt to be trendy, but they simply put lipstick on a...

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

Thank you Chris for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay. You are correct to an extend that we use to be a Best Western. We do have outdoor corridors as portrayed in our photos throughout our website as well as TripAdvisor photos. I'm sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations and appreciate...

Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

This is a great little hotel. The staff is amazing. Our room was clean. In a world where customer service doesn't exist, this place is an anomaly. We checked in with Jamie, who was fantastic, and each morning she had the same great attitude. I forget the name of the guy on night duty, but he was great too. What...

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

Thank you dearly Mr. & Mrs. Brann for the great review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the service that we were able to provide you throughout your stay! We hope to see you again next year or anytime your travels bring you to the Silicon Valley area! Best Regards, Jamie Yeager Operations Manager...

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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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About the property
  • 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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $180 - $494 (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:
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Clara
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Clara
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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