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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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Los Angeles
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was up to MV for a business trip and stayed over at the Hotel Avante. It was a regular looking hotel from the outside. However, the experience was fantastic. The staffs were extremely friendly and clean facilities area throughout. The room was clean. I have dust allergy and I didn't get any reaction towards the old style heater in... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Avante for a full week for work and it was truly one of the best hotel service experiences I have ever had. When I checked in, I was greeted by Kristen, who fielded all of my rapid fire questions (mostly about nearby food) all while quickly checking me in. She also informed... More 

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

Hello Lisa M. First off, welcome to Silicon Valley, where it tends to be a litter warmer than Boston most of the year. I'm a transplant from the east myself and love it here. Glad to see you loved the hotel, had a marvelous experience and shared it with the world! Kristen, Nathan, Darko and the entire team make my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was no feeling well during my visit, and the staff was very kind and helpful. They let me do a ulate checkout, and Gabi from the front desk made me complimentary chicken soup and tea. Thanks so much for your help and kindness, would surely come again.

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

I hope you are feeling better and chicken soup fixes everything! I will make sure to thank Gabi as that was very kind of her. One of our company values is live with the heart of an innkeeper, and that she does every single day. Thank you so much for the 5 star review and I hope you have a... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having an awful experience at a nearby hotel, it was a breath of fresh air to stay at Hotel Avante!! From the minute I arrived, Kristen at the front desk made me feel very welcome. I was tired and starving, and she recommended some nearby dining options that were right up my alley. The hotel decor is cute and... More 

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

Hello Caroline L., Isn't Kristen the greatest! We are so lucky to have her and all the other great employees at Hotel Avante. I'm so happy we surpassed your expectations and took the stress out of your travels. Thank you for the kind words and the 5 star review. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay in Hotel Avante of Mountain View was very comfortable and clean. Didn't know the area well, but found their location was close by within driving distance to whatever we wanted to "tour" locally (Winchester house, gas station next door, lots of malls nearby, etc.) or visit friends close by was reasonable. Most importantly, customer service was excellent! Any... More 

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Thank ChaM2004
rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello ChaMa2004, It is wonderful to hear that you and the family had such an amazing time enjoying the area. I'm happy that we could provide you with better than expected service and amenity's. We love what we do and thank you for taking the time to notice and share your experience. Please come back soon. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Stayed 2 nights for a wedding. Location is nice but the room and hotel were run down. Our room was on the first floor near the reception so somewhat noisy. The room smelled like old take out food that we could not get rid of with opening of the windows and using the ventilation system. Furniture was old and non-inviting.... More 

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

Hello MKP2727, I'm so sorry you felt the hotel and room were old. The furnishings, carpets and vanity are less than a year old and the design team were trying for a sleek, hip vibe, meets retro tech since most of our clients work here in the tech world of Silicon Valley. I apologize the hotel was noisy during your... More 

Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Very small room with quirky furniture. Overall comfortable if you just need a place to put your head at night after work. Not near anything, so make sure you have access to a car. Staff was great and friendly.

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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 post your review, we appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the service. Good tip, having a car is easier, there are only about 8-10 restaurants in walking distance. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Lovely guest room with refurbished bath! Assigned a room in area undergoing water maintenance and received personal assistance to proper accommodation. The breakfast was delightful with many selections of hot and cold varieties! Adequate parking including that for handicap placards!

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

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and wonderful tips and feedback. I'm so happy you enjoyed the many varieties of our free breakfast as well as all the other amenities. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you again, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I love staying here, the staff is incredibly helpful, friendly, down to earth, happy to help however they can. Free breakfast is delicious, nearly every item you can imagine. Nathan is terrific, he shuttled me to my meeting place and home again, and recommended great dining spots - sweet and thoughtful guy.

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Thank sherrijo99
rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

We think Nathan is sweet and thoughtful too! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with all of our staff. Thank you for the 5 star review and we look forward to seeing you again. Take care, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

From the outside, this doesn't seem much, we almost missed it driving by. No flashing lights or big billboards advertising its name. However, I can assure you, do not judge this hotel by its exterior appearance. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The hotel was decorated with antiques yet the furnitures were modern, giving the place an overall nostalgic... More 

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

Hello Hung H, It looks like you found our hidden gem of a hotel! Thank you for not judging a book by its cover. We are looking at upgrading the outside of the hotel in 2016, but will never be a cookie cutter, big chain looking hotel. We like the charm of the unique boutique experience, and it looks like... More 

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