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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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San Clemente
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found it to be very comfortable. Good location if you are visiting Stanford University. They offer a fantastic breakfast. There is always ice water and coffee in the lobby. The bathrobes and slippers were a nice touch. So was the candy left at the nightstand with a welcoming note! I would definitely stay there again.

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New York City, New York
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was only here 1 night, i.e. 11pm-8am. Room was comfortable and had a lot of cute decorations. Bathroom fan was super loud, shower pressure was moderate. I slept very well though. Staff was a bit slow to check me out, but won't let a few minute delay mar the review score. Overall, this hotel is wholly adequate for a business... More 

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

That was a quick stay and it is great to see you enjoyed the comfortable bed. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we will work hard to get that 5th star! Robin Donovan General Manager More 

San Diego, California, United States
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A late booking to a Stanford graduation ceremony. It's about 15 to 20 minutes away, but close choices were either extremely expensive or a place I wouldn't want to stay. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. I'd go back if staying in that area.

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

I hope the graduation was good too. Thank you for selecting us for your last minute trip and for the nice review. I'm happy to see you will return, we look forward to it. Take Care, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Kirkland, WA
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98 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, I was really looking forward to trying a Joie de Vivre hotel. And this hotel does provide many wonderful personal touches, like check in by email ahead of arrival and a text to confirm you room is ready. I particularly enjoyed the chilled wine and beer in the lobby after driving in from the airport on a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm so sorry that the AC unit did not provide adequate cooling, that is really not good on a hot day. I will follow up with our cable provider to see why HBO was having a seizure as that too is not good. Yes, it is true that our free... More 

Long Beach, California
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37 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night last week. Booked this hotel because it was the least expensive listed in Tripadvisor. I was traveling alone to attend my granddaughter's graduation. I didn't think I needed anything special. I was very pleasantly surprised. The Avante was excellent. The room was spacious and well appointed. The bathroom was laid out and equipped to 5 star standards.... More 

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

We truly are thankful for all of your fantastic comments. Isn't it great to be pleasantly surprised by great service, amenities and price! Thank you for the note about the blackout shades. We did just finish installing a blackout shade above every window, it's a roller above the window that you can pull down if you so desire. Congratulations on... More 

San Diego, CA
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly & helpful hotel staff, nice breakfast, comfortable room. My only gripe is partially the guests' fault – I could hear them conversing loudly in the hallway late at night, and they let their doors slam shut. It would be better if there was something to prevent the door from slamming, and maybe extra insulation in/around the door to keep... More 

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed the hotel, but sorry to hear about the other guests. I will check to see if we can do something about the doors. Sometimes the arms need adjusting to slow it down. I hope you have a chance to come back again with quieter neighbors! Thank you for staying with us, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Wirral
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65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The warm welcome we received was just the start of a lovely stay here. Pool area is clean & welcoming and gets lots of sun. Rooms are spacious & clean. Coffee , Tea & fresh water are all available in the lobby area. Service is always with a smile & nothing is too much trouble. The staff are polite &... More 

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

Thank you Dr. for your 5 stars and wonderful review. It really warms my heart to hear such wonderful remarks about our team. They truly enjoy taking care of our guests, thank you for noticing. We look forward to a return visit soon! Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Cotia, SP
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104 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

t is a boutique hotel, basic features (gym, pool, meeting room, small breakfast room). Rooms are spacious, king bed, nice and clean baths, refrigerator in the room, large TV screen (featuring HBO). Breakfast is complementary, internet service is complementary and works just fine, parking spots available complimentary as well.

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

It looks like you found all the great stuff the hotel offers and enjoyed them. We will continue to strive for perfect and work on getting that 5th star from you! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, we appreciate it. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Tualatin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodations were very nice, what you see on line is what you get. We were happy how close we were to Castro street where all the foodie places are (great selections and variety). Most importantly the service and the feel of the hotel, personalized, they showed that they cared and having more than a pleasant stay was their goal!... More 

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

Wow, what an awesome review! Thank you so much for all your positive feedback. It will be my pleasure to share it with the team. Thanks again and have a great day. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Hotel Avante was so pleasant! The rooms are very clean and comfortable, and its so nice to have something more unique than your average hotel when you're traveling. I wish we could have stayed longer! The staff is great and went above and beyond to accommodated our needs.

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

I truly appreciate the fact that you love our uniqueness! We try very hard not to be a run of the mill, cookie cutter hotel. We are a boutique lifestyle hotel that has a design wink to the old school techie's of Silicon Valley. I'm so glad you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you returning! Robin... More 

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