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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 26 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 21 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...

Reviewed 15 April 2015

I had a great experience! The pictures you see online are exactly the same in person. I loved the decor of the place. I loved the modern furniture. I had a kind sized room which the bed was huge. I'm not a stickler on room size because for me a hotel is the place that you are sleeping, not the...

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

Thank you Faith R for the great review regarding your recent stay with us! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the decor and ambiance of the hotel. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Could not be more disappointed! Was here on business at a tech convention and spent 3 nights here. They are a 2 star hotel trying to present as more. The bed was good or they would have received only 1 star. Arrived back late at night and they had not made up my room! I called down to the front...

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

I apologize Jennifer T as I do not have contact information on your reservation. I have sent you a message to your inbox. I look forward to hearing from you.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Stayed for 3 nights in a king room for an event at the Levi's Stadium. Location was great, about 30 minutes from San Francisco airport, there was a Walmart and a selection of chain resturants about 5 minutes drive away and a Bennigans and ihop next to the hotel. Hotel was within easy walking distance of the stadium which saved...

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

Thank you Stephanie for the review. I am so sorry to hear about the room accommodation issues you experienced. Please know that we will match ANY third party rate you find our hotel on directly by calling our hotel directly. We know that nothing can replace the value of direct communication with our guest that we receive when booking a...

Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Just checked into this hotel. The grounds are very nice. The room is small but adequate. The rooms and grounds are very clean and inviting. The front desk is very nice and greeted me with a smile and nice conversation. I will keep this place on my radar if I visit again.

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

Thank you Tim for your great review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel staff to be welcoming and friendly! We hope to see you again in the future!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Okay, this is a renovate MOTEL. You need to keep that in mind. Your room opens to the outside and there's not a whole lot of privacy. But the vibe of the place and the great furnishings and amenities more than make up for that. PROS:

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

Thank you TravelMommy1 for the great review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your pool view room during your travels and found the room to be exactly what you were looking for. We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 8 April 2015

So I dont know if somehow trip advisor is supporting these guys but every time I enter a review they reject it. Maybe Im supposed to wax on poetically about how awesome it is but... its average. its expensive, its conjoined with an IHOP it has free parking=good, free wifi thats actually fast = good breakfast is 10 dollar coupons...

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

I'm sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations for the cost AZBixguy. I'm unsure of the exact dates of travel, but like all hotels, our rates to fluctuate based on events occurring at Levi Stadium as well at the Convention Center. I understand how frustrating this can be when you are here one weekend and 2 weeks...

Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 7 April 2015

They couldn't have treated us any better than they did. The staff at the desk went out of there way to make our stay perfect. There employees who work there were so nice and helpful! The rooms were immaculately clean! Fresh linens everyday. Smelled fresh. You sure can tell when a hotel is managed properly. We were there for a...

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

Thank you Sandy for your kind words! We definitely work hard as a team to go above and beyond the expectations of our guests and I am so glad this was apparent to you during your stay with us. Thank you again! We look forward to welcoming you back!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $196 - $537 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles InnKeepersOpinion, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bottom floor has excellent rooms near the swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 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).”
 of 5 bubbles allanp53, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose the view facing the pool for easy access in and out of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room smelled of disinfectant upon entry; not what I expect from a $350/ night room”
 of 5 bubbles F5546PDthomast, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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