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Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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860 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stay in Hotel Avante often while I'm the road on business, It's a wonderful experience every time! Rooms are super clean/comfortable & staff is so friendly & helpful; they make my stay feel personal

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an OK hotel but considering the price paid, I and my wife were really surprised to find an average hotel. Furnitures need to be replaced with new ones. You need to make a sharp turn from El Camino Real which could be avoided if they just build a spacious enough entrance.

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

I'm sorry you only found the hotel to be ok. I'm also sorry to say the furniture is brand new and just installed in the last few weeks so it won't be replaced for a bit. I'm wondering if your visit was in April before the renovation was completed. I apologize if the right hand turn into the hotel felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay was for business, and it was excellent. When traveling so far from home, you want to be able to come back to a place that feels comfortable. I would highly recommend the a Joie de Vivre Hotel, and will be back soon for sure!

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

Thank you Chris for highly recommending us and JDV Hotels! We look forward to your next visit too. Thanks for the 5 stars and all the best to you, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Ramona, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm traveling about 20 times per year up to the bay area. Flying up from San Diego it's a short a trip and I don't always have to stay over-night. For a two or three day trip however, I alway try to stay at the Avante; it's gotten way too popular lately and I have book way in advance. The... More 

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

I love that you love our coffee, we get tons of great comments about it. It means a lot to us to be your home away from home. It is true, we are sold out almost every Monday-Thursday, but I hope we can make room for you. Booking in advance is a smart idea. Thank you for taking the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like the Joie de Vivre hotels. This one was very good. Nice room, bed was great. Darkening shades are great idea. Good breakfast although coffee was a bit weak. Poolarea & spa nice & clean. Chair in room not comfortable.

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

I'm so sorry the chair wasn't comfortable, that is not good! I want to thank you for the 5 stars and the otherwise glowing review. Thank you for selecting JDV Hotels! Robin Donovan General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is neat and clean with a "boutique" feel and great service so don't get creep-ed out by the exterior which needs freshing up but it's one of those hotels that is confused as far as design. It's probably because it was upgraded but not to the full extent. It's going for modern look which is accomplished in the... More 

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

Thank you for your through review and insight. The interior of the hotel was just remodeled, including the quartz vanities in the bathroom. The design is modern with a wink to old school techies, since that is how Silicon Valley started. I agree, the outside does need to be updated a bit and we will be doing so next year.... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Hotel Avante for 4 weeks when I traveled on business to Mountain View. The rooms are spacious and well kept. The location of the hotel is also ideal for people working in most campuses/companies in Mountain View or Sunnywale. Also the hotel being right on El Camino, you find it very easy to get VTA buses to... More 

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

Krishnakumar, That is a fantastic review and great tips for others. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and the 5 stars. 4 weeks is a long time to stay in a hotel and I'm so happy to hear the team did a great job. Our goal is to make our hotel, your home away from home. Thank you... More 

Edmonds, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here is fabulous. The rooms are great. But for one problem. The remodel they just did put in terrible sinks for wasting water. In the four days I stayed I had to check continuously because of the design. It was hard to get it shut off and stay off. Every one in my group meeting had the same... More 

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

Thank you Carol for your review and advice. I will have the team check on the faucets to see if we can do something to make it easier to shut off. We truly care about the seriousness of the drought and thank you for caring too. I'm so pleased to see everything else was really good with your stay. Have... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great hotel for business; the staff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The location is good; easy to get to if you have meetings in Mt. View, Sunnyvale or anywhere in that vicinity.

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

Thank you Kathr for the very nice review about everything. I'm so sorry we did not earn that 4th or 5th star for you. We will try harder as our goal is to give 5 star everything! I hope we see you again soon. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stay here whenever we're going to a concert at Shoreline Amphitheater. Great pool with a tasteful screen of trees that reminds us of a Mediterranean villa. Simple, elegant and very cool rooms. Love going to see a great stadium show and then relaxing afterwards in the hot tub.

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

Fantastic Steve, so happy you and your wife enjoy all the finer things in life. There are some really good shows this year at Shoreline, so we hope to see you again! Thanks for the 5 stars. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

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