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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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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel Avante, a boutique hotel in Mountain View, is a hidden gem. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the property well-maintained and the rooms comfortable and well-equipped. The bath, complete with plush towels and all the amenities, is a marvel of cleanliness and function. The hotel provides a hot/cold breakfast daily as well as free wifi and free parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never having been to Mt. View, but knowing the area and all of the high-tech businesses in the area I expected this ginormous hotel with 30+ floors and with lots of people. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to find a quaint 3 floor hotel. The staff was super friendly and bent over backwards for their guests.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great people. Super helpful and kind. Staff went out of their way to be available and provide exceptional service. Very comfortable rooms and beds and bathrooms. The darkening curtain is a plus. Perfect location for tech business travelers but also close to downtown Mountain View and downtown Sunnyvale. Great breakfasts. Truly the best hotel in the area!

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Boston, MA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a few nights with my son while checking out bay area colleges-its a perfect base. Great business hotel - free wifi :) breakfast included too. Free parking. Comfy with room darkening shades - and was quiet. Close to everything - and just a mile from Castro street with all the great restaurants. It is neat and clean... More 

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

Congratulations LoriGlover to you and your family for looking at great colleges in this area. Thank you for the fantastic review and for taking the time to post it on Trip Advisor. It looks like we did everything right and you are correct, the team does truly care! I'm glad to hear you will be coming back to spend more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable experience great house keeping. And pleasant staff. I would stay here again when I'm in the area. Very personable staff. Made sure I was comfortable Located in a desire able area and dining and shopping close by

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

Thank you Mr. Morgan for the 5 star review and for the lovely comments. I'm so happy you had such a pleasant stay at Hotel Avante. Have a great day! Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed there 8 years ago and it was pretty cool. Then I started exploring other hotels in the area, but no one compares to the Avante. I started staying again there since March. In my last trip it was great. Despite it's an hotel mainly for business, the service is super cozy and gentle. I ordered some packages from... More 

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

Thank you Jack for that amazing review. It is full of wonderful tips for everyone. It is our pleasure to be you go to hotel in the Mountain View area. I hope you like the recent changes to the lobby and the guestrooms. Thank you for the 5 stars and for sharing your experience with everyone! We look forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for three nights earlier this month. It was an excellent experience! We were greeted in a very friendly/helpful manner, the room was very nice, the cocktail hour was great fun with the other guests, the hot breakfast was perfect and the location was very central to everything we wanted to do. All totalled, this rather... More 

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

Thank you for the amazing review and 5 stars. I'm so pleased you and your wife enjoyed yourselves so much. We review these comments every morning with the team it is really means a lot to them, so thank you. Hope to see you soon. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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40 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay if you are in MTV on a business trip. The rooms are clean, free wifi and very helpful staff. They even provide free shuttle service, but you have to schedule it in advance at the front desk.

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

Thank you for the review and great tips about the free shuttle, free WiFi, free breakfast and parking too! I will share your fantastic comments with the staff, they love what they do. I really appreciate you taking the time to thank them. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Avante Hotel in March 2015 for 4 nights as part of a business trip. I have been staying at this hotel since 2009 and I always enjoy coming back. It really is a "home away from home" and the staff goes a long way in making you feel comfortable and at home. It is a very... More 

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

Stephanie thank you so much for your heartfelt review. We not only try our best to take care of our guests, but employees too. Having longtime employees is wonderful for our loyal repeat guest and new guest as well. The team prides themselves on making everyone feel special and welcomed, just as they would in their own home. Thank you... More 

Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was warmly greeted by the front desk staff and my room was voluntarily upgraded. The room was spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent with many choices. I used the hotel's shuttle service for transportation to my meeting in Mountain View. I look forward to my return visit!

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

Thank you for noticing and acknowledging the team for your warm welcome. Our goal is to make sure you are happy and we provide everything we can. It is our pleasure to make our hotel, your home away from home. Thank you for the 5 star and taking the time to share your experience. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

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