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Hotel Aria

2700 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040 (Formerly Varkins Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here recently with friends. The rooms were spacious and clean! The lobby and hallways are a bit dated. The carpet in the hall ways needs to be replaced. It is just old, stained and a bit worn. The breakfast was mediocre, but served its purpose! Hotels in this area are very expensive. I would look to stay in... More 

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Sonoma County, California
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was never able to book a room. The website was not accepting the reservation and when I tried to call the hotel the guy on the phone quoted a room at twice the cost and was the rudest person I have ever dealt with. Not only was he not listening he just kept repeating "we are busy" basically saying he... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stay at your own risk. My original accommodations fell through and we needed to find enough rooms for 10 people on short notice which led us to this property. We might have been better off sleeping in our cars. Hotel does not have a working elevator, which isn't that big a deal since it is only a 2 story property.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Let me start out by saying that if we had paid half of the rate we did pay (which was $260/night) then I would not have been nearly so disappointed in this hotel. At that rate, I have certain expectations for my accommodations. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast for a free hotel breakfast is pretty good... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 478 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is my first time at the Aria Hotel but I travel to Silicon Valley quite often and have stayed in some Best Westerns in the Valley that have all been far better than the Aria. There is not much to say about it really other than it gave me a room and shower for the night that was comfortable... More 

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Pismo Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We booked this reservation through Priceline.com at a price much higher than we're normally accustomed to paying, but had little choice, as we needed to be as close as possible to Stanford Hospital and adjacent clinics, at a specific time, based on medical conditions. The staff were very hospitable and accommodating, especially when I asked if we could check in... More 

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Minneapolis, MN, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Ever since I started coming to the Hotel Aria in 2006, Sri was the General Manager. However, he has returned to India. Even so, the breakfast person and maintenance man are still there, and it is still my second-home in Silicon Valley.

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Tempe, AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was booked into this hotel for my yearly business visit to the area, as the hotel we had used for years has been sold and is being renovated. Based on the reviews here, I was a bit nervous about being here 12 nights. I need not have worried. The room was clean, quiet, and far larger than the former... More 

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MrsHoneyDew
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

When we veer off the well worn path of Marriott's, Hiltons, Starwood, Omni, Kimpton, we are always a bit apprehensive. Well, with the Apple Retail Fair this week, accommodations were scarce in Silicon Valley. The Aria Hotel, not "fancy" or much in the way of "wow" offers a genuine welcome and a super clean hotel. The internet is the fastest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I got very deep impression. Front (Muhamed) was so kind with smile face. Really impressive. Clean air and wide space were also great. I would like to visit again. It was really different from any hotel around San Jose.

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