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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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Vancouver,BC
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maybe it was because the night before we stayed at a terrible hotel but I truly enjoyed my stay at this one. We actually extended our stay one more night and just relaxed at the hotel and around the pool. The room was modern and included a small fridge. They did have snacks and drinks available in the room but... More 

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

I can't thank you enough for the 5 star review. Your review was chuck full of handy information for others, which is very nice of you to share. Come back anytime to lounge around and enjoy the pool and great atmosphere! Have a great day, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the get-go, the staff at Hotel Avante was exceptional. We were going to a wedding and just staying the evening but the staff went out of their way to ensure our short stay was smooth. They worked with us to find a room we could get into a bit prior to the 4pm check in time so we could... More 

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

Taya, I hope the wedding was as wonderful as your review of Hotel Avante! I am glowing with pride for my team. They love what they do so thank you so much for taking the time to share it. We love our guests and 5 star reviews! Have a great summer, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Denver, Colorado
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an overnight in Mountain View to call on clients in Palo Alto and Los Altos. The first thing you will notice is that it has easy access to the freeway. Upon arrival, I immediately noticed that the hotel is very service oriented. The Front Desk staff were able to accommodate my early arrival and offer me a room... More 

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

We are so happy that you had such a great experience at Hotel Avante. You hit the nail on the head noticing we believe services is number one with our guests. Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor. We will do our best to earn that 5th star on your next visit. Thanks again,... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming atmosphere + amenities, including beautiful pool, hot tub. Real magic is the highly attentive staff, super courteous, helpful + friendly. And great location too - lot's of restaurants, bars, entertainment nearby. Also close to CalTrain. Great value, wholeheartedly recommend staying here.

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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 such great suggestions and tips for others. I'm so pleased your experience was pleasant. Our team's goal is to make sure you feel welcomed and important, because you are! Thank you again for the 5 stars and we look forward to seeing you again. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be the best hotel in the mountain view area. Lovely happy hour, customer focused, clean and homey rooms and accommodating breakfast. My home away from home! I will always return as the experience is consistently excellent Book it early to ensure to don't have to settle for one of the other "cookie cutter" hotels nearby.

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

Marc U thank you so much for the 5 stars and making us your home away from home. That is a very good suggestion. We sell out every Mon-Thur and on concert weekends, so booking early is smart! Thanks again, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely staff, everyone very welcoming. Great wi-fi, breakfast, coffee always there. Small pool out back if you want to take a dip. Very good hotel if working in the valley. Your room does have an apartment feel to it, which is nice, especially when staying for a few nights. There's a nice wi-fi lounge on the 3rd floor, that... 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 post your review and great tips for others. On behalf of the team, thank you for the kind words, it makes our day. We hope you have a chance to come back and visit us soon. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Manteca, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to stay at Avante Hotel in Mountain View, CA for work purposes. My stay was in June and July 2015. I stayed for a couple days each, for two weeks, then the third week was a full week. The rooms were great, they were roomy, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was beautiful!. The room had snacks... More 

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

Thank you Angie H for the 5 star review. It looks like for work or pleasure, we are the hotel for you. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your experience about our team. They really love talking to our guest and getting to know them. It is the best way for us to make our... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for the better part of a week on business. Pretty good rates (for this area, certainly), nice pool (though I never got to use it), solid breakfast, great guest happy hour, wine and pitchers of beer, between 6:30 and 7:30 every day. Rooms are nice, beds comfy. Lots of nice touches, cool art. Best of all the... More 

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

Hello Morl8tr, It looks like you found all the cool things about our hotel! I truly appreciate you noting how super helpful and friendly you found the team. One of the easiest things to get right, is to be nice and to care about our guest, thank you for noticing. We will work hard to get that 5th star on... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was very friendly and helpful, room was very clean and comfortable, complete with desk puzzles, and breakfast was great. Joie de Vivre Hotels have always been good experiences and the Hotel Avante did a great job.

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

Joie de Vivre Hotels are very unique and it's great to see you agree and liked the Hotel Avante so much. Thank you for sharing your experience on tripadvisor for everyone to see. We do our best to do things right and with a little bit of fun tossed it. Thank you again for giving us 5 stars! Robin Donovan... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been staying at the Avante for years and love everything about this hotel. From the "feels like my apartment ..in a good way" rooms to the breakfast to the wine tastings every night....it never fails to offer a relaxing place to unwind each day. In addition, I mentioned to the manager how much I LOVE the pillows and... More 

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

Thank you liketotravel744! I'm so glad we exceed your expectations each time you visit us. It's our pleasure to do the little things that matter. I love our pillows too and so happy you received them. I hope you like all the new changes we made. Take care and thank you so much for the 5 stars. Robin Donovan General... More 

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