I stayed for 2 nights, booked through priceline. Overall, I wasn't wowed by the hotel -- I hated the decor and there were some problems with my original room. Water pressure and hot water seem to be an issue, not just in the 2 rooms I stayed in, but also in a friend's room -- she said she had to turn on the hot water full blast and wait several minutes for the hot water to arrive. In my rooms, I found that at its hottest, the hot water was just barely hot enough, and my first room didn't have great water pressure.
The room was somewhat basic, but clean. I discovered at bedtime that the TV didn't work, the phone on the bedside table didn't work and one of the reading lights didn't work. When I called the front desk, the clerk offered to send someone up immediately to fix the TV, but we were tired an decided to just go to sleep instead. During the night we discovered that the air conditioner was very loud, making it hard to sleep. There was a window, but I couldn't get it to open. All in all, not a great night's sleep.
In the morning we called about the TV again, and the manager gave us an "upgraded room", which had a balcony (and working TV, phone, lights, and included breakfast). This room was better, as we could open the balcony door and no longer needed to rely on the noisy air conditioner. Also, we discovered that the hotel has an excellent assortment of TV channels, which most hotels don't have.
On the plus side, there were a lot of interesting looking restaurants (mostly Asian or Indian) within walking distance, which I haven't always found to be the case when I've stayed in this area.
All in all, you could do worse, but this wouldn't be my first choice hotel in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Silicon Valley boutique hotel, ideally located where Sunnyvale meets Santa Clara, The Domain Hotel offers travelers a contemporary feeling hotel that infuses the technology vibe of the valley through its services and amenities yet embraces the natural outdoor beauty of Northern California through its inspired decor offering guests a unique choice in room type - tranquility or awakening rooms. All guestrooms feature flat-screen LCD TVs, sleep number beds and ample work space. ... more less
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