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Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed in November for 49ers game. The room was excellent looks recently renovated. Hotel looks like a motel but it truly is great. Bed was comfortable furniture and decor was very modern and staff was excellent. Parking is free for as long as you stay in the hotel. There is an IHOP directly next to the...

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

Thank you so much for the great review Luis! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the Avatar Hotel to be comfortable and convenient during your travels to see our 9ers play! We hope to see you again next season!

Nampa, Idaho
Reviewed 19 January 2015

From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I had incredible and friendly service. The reception folks were extremely nice and helpful. Everything was very clean and immaculate. In the room I stayed in there was a nice office space set up with lots of plugins! I highly recommend the Avatar hotel.

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

Thank you MBClare for the fantastic review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the room and most importantly the service that was provided to you throughout your stay! Come see us again soon!

Oakland
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Room was incredibly small This is basically a Motel 6 with an IKEA wrapper. They try to make it a 'designer hotel' by putting Target/IKEA decor. Room was so loud (both traffic & people walking by) I was woken up at 4 AM by a leak and loud dripping (it was raining out) It sucks because I was super excited...

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience LadyHouse. I truly apologize for any noise issues you experienced during your stay and discomfort it created during your travels. Please reach out to me directly and I am happy to discuss your experience in further detail. Thank you, Jamie Yeager 408-235-8900 Operations Manager

Idyllwild, California
Reviewed 10 January 2015

So this hotel was a terrific find...stylish and spacious room, heated pool and spa, squeaky clean, expert and helpful staff, dog friendly and even a gift basket with wine, chocolate and pet toys! Oh and the restaurant next door (Bennigans) was terrific.

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

Thank you James for the great review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the grounds here at the Avatar hotel and enjoyed the pet amenity we left for you! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed only 1 night so the review will not be comprehensive. We have a 11 month old baby. To start with, they provide a baby cot. The second most important thing is cleaniness, the room is clean and even the corridor and lobby look clean. There are a few places and small lawns I could leave my baby to...

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

Thank you Hanifa for your great review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room to be comfortable for you 11 month only and family. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Santa Clara area! Warm Regards, Jamie Y. Operations Manager Avatar Hotel

Modesto, California, United States
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This was our first stay at the Avatar Hotel, but it will not be our last! Very clean lobby, very clean rooms, and very friendly staff. We stayed at the Avatar Hotel after a 49er game at Levi Stadium and I am so happy we did. Hotel was easy to get to after the game; we met up with friends...

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

Thank you Jennifer for you wonderful review of Avatar Hotel! I am so happy to hear that you found our hotel to be convenient to a number of great restaurants and a quick walk away from Levi's stadium as well! I'm also glad to hear that you found our iHome docking stations to be of great use during your travels...

San Jose, CA
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I recently stayed here with friends before a football game at Levi's stadium. It is nothing exciting but clean and easy to find. Very cute and clean lobby. The gentleman who checked us in (Bill) was very plesant and knew a lot about the area. He gave us some good restaurant recommendations and tips on how to get in/out of...

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

Thank you Crackens for your recent review of Avatar Hotel. I am so glad to hear that you found the hotel to be close and convenient for the game at Levi's Stadium! Thank you also for your kind words in regards to Bill's service! Thank you again! We hope to welcome you back in the future! Best Regards, Jamie Y....

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

This was my only option since u was booking so close to my arrival time, but I was very surprised at the quality and friendliness given the price and age of the property. Though young and inexperienced, the staff were extreme kind and engaging. The room was clean and relatively comfortable, and the lobby and common areas trendy and pleasing....

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

Thank you fcflint for your recent review of Avatar Hotel. Thank you for the kind words in regards to our staff being kind and engaging during your travels. As mentioned in other reviews, we are going to be adding a number of upgraded features and amenities to our rooms in 2015 including new beds, new carpets, new lighting fixtures, etc...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Stayed here Wednesday,12/3/2014. Had no choice since all the hotel prices in San Jose have skyrocketed. This was still $169.00 and really not worth it. Checked in,been dodging rain AOL day and was very tired. Property is a motel 6 with a face lift. Walked to my first floor room and the credit card keys down did not work. Had...

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

Thank you Ran234 for your review. I am so sorry to hear that your stay with us was less than desired. We are currently undergoing a number of upgraded items inclusive of new beds, carpets, drapery and paint as well as a number of other items in our common area rooms. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you give...

Reviewed 4 December 2014

Real nice people in check-in counter and bar area (free drink!) Got there late and left early, so really did not "experience" anything but room. Room decor is a bit funky, but looks OK - everything worked and was up-to-date. Carpet a bit dirty - maybe need to review basic vacuuming with staff. I'd stay again for sure...

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

Thank you Richard B. for your great review. You'll be pleased to know that we are replacing all guest room carpet in 2015 as well as a number of other great renovations. We hope you will return and see the renovations for yourself the next time you are in the area! Take Care!

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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

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Address: 4200 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1210
Region: United States > California > Santa Clara
Price Range: $185 - $533 (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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