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Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   860 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
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Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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So Cal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is clearly an outdated property that has been considerably freshened up... that works for me! I booked a one night stay for a sight-seeing trip with my young son, one of those arrive after dinner and leave after breakfast kind of deals. Check-in was quick and pleasant, our room was clean, and the decor was very appealing. The... More 

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I hope you and the family enjoyed the sight-seeing trip. We are glad the hotel provided you with a clean, comfortable room and good service. Yes, the hotel is older, but we do update it very often and thank you for noticing! Thank you for your review and we hope you return soon. Silicon Valley offers a lot of interesting... More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here was extremely helpful, even providing me with a phone charger when I realized I'd left mine at home. Comfortable atmosphere. Good location. A 'real' place, not just another corporate cookie-cutter hotel.

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Meg T, I'm so glad the team gave you a charger for your phone. You would be amazed at how many people forget them when traveling, me included! We try to do our best to think of the little things and it is great to see the team provided a great experience. Thanks for taking the time to share... More 

Seattle
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111 reviews 111 reviews
34 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed briefly (1 night) at the Hotel Avante when traveling for a speaking engagement and I found it to be a good hotel overall. It's clear that it's an older facility that's been renovated so the rooms aren't anything special in terms of the layout. But the hotel staff was great and the hotel has added some nice quirks... More 

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and glad to see you enjoyed the staff and the little extra items. We like to exceed where we can such as cleanliness and engaging with our guest. I'm sorry you didn't find the rooms were special. It's our goal to make everyone feel special. We hope to see you again. Have a great day,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has unbelievably amazing customer service. Always a great staff. I love all the special little touches like a large fresh water carafe in the lobby with just the right amount of refreshing fresh fruit. It was pineapple one day and fresh melon the next. And ... Finally! .... A hotel with very comfortable beds!

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review. We truly appreciate when people take notice of the little things we do. Thank you for taking the time to be our cheerleader and share this experience with others. We love taking care of our guests and we look forward to your next visit. Thanks for the 5 stars!! All the best... More 

Philadelphia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This hotel was not as luxurious as some of the other JDVs, however the staff was just as kind and concerned as any where else. The location (like all hotels in MV) is on a highway, so the "urban explorer" in me did not get tat part fulfilled, but a 5-10 minute walk and you can go grab a decent... More 

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice comments and for being so generous with the staff. I am pleased you enjoyed the hotel, staff and amenities. We hope you can return for another visit and we will aim for that 5th star. Thank you again, Robin Donovan More 

Sunnyvale, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were just staying 1 night, and we're definitely not high-tech executives, but they staff treated us like we were the most important people in town. I made a simple request to the front desk, and they went SO far above and beyond my request, I was totally shocked. I don't think the outside of the building looks very fancy,... More 

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

That's a great statement, 'they made me feel like Gold." I love to hear it so thank you for the 5 stars and the amazing review. Our goal is to do all we can to make your experience the greatest at Hotel Avante. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughtful, inspiring comments with everyone. All the... More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great hotel! Excellent customer service, fun decorations, great facilities, and an excellent breakfast! I would stay here several times over. :) They accommodated a last-minute late check out, provided free cookies and a wine happy hour, and made me feel incredibly welcomed!

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us and for the very nice review. We will work really hard to get that 5th star from you! Robin Donovan General Manager More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The folks at the Hotel Avante understand the importance of a personal touch: personal emails, happy hour with wine & cheese, candy and hand-written notes next to my bed, a friendly HELLO or GOODBYE when I come and go... I LOVE this place! Oh... and squeaky clean!

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Leslie for the 5 stars! Home away from home is our specialty. It is really great that you took the time to notice and mention all the little things we do at Hotel Avante. We know our guest have many choices in hotels and we try our best to make sure we exceed their expectations. We read every... More 

Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was my first time at Hotel Avante and both my husband and I enjoyed our stay. It was the little touches that set this hotel apart for us. In the lobby and our room there were great throw back toys: yo-yos, etch-e-stetch, rubick's cubes, etc. PLUS the staff was delightful. We ere always met with a smile when we... More 

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, I can't thank you enough for the wonderful review and 5 stars. We really enjoyed having your wedding group here. We know how nut's it can be and our goal was to make sure you had one less thing to worry about. I will share your uplifting comments with the team. Thank you again. Robin Donovan General Manger More 

Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in early October for a wedding. This place was great! In short, the place was squeaky clean, provided a number of unique, awesome amenities, plenty of parking, and comfy beds. Free wi-fi! From the street, the hotel is unassuming and almost hidden. You would never know what a gem this place is! The front-desk... More 

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello SRay, It is so great when someone gets the funky, personal vibe of the hotel. Thank you for sharing and noticing the small things like the host profile. We feel if they get to know you and you them, then we are all better for it. I heard the wedding was wonderful and hope you enjoyed it. Take care,... More 

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Address: 860 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
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Location: United States > California > Mountain View
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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