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Hotel Aria

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

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 1 week ago

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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Ojai, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whet do I start? The confusing room numbers where I had to call from the house ph twice to find my room? The 1970s decor? The horrible lighting in the room? The fact they sent me to my first room that was already occupied ? The crummy bfast? Sleep in your car.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

<sigh> It's my fault. I can only blame myself. I had stayed in Mountain View before. I couldn't remember the name or the address. Google to the rescue. Hotels in...you get the rest. It was a hotel starting with "A" on El Camino. Bingo! It must've been the Aria. Jumped on it. Booked it without really looking. A little expensive... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked three nights in Mountain View at Hotel Aria which is centrally located to places we wanted to visit (Filoli Garden, Stanford Shopping Center, California Ave. restaurants, and Los Gatos, as well as a visit to San Jose Japantown. We booked online through Priceline and were dubious as to the quality of the hotel after reviewing people's comments through... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel instead of the Hilton Garden Inn because it was $20 cheaper... I should have gone with Hilton. I booked through a third party website and got the 3rd party customer service. It was my family of 4 and we were placed in a room with one bed, which, by the way has barely enough room for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am very happy with this hotel. The room and more importantly, the beds are very clean. I am here for an extended period while family is in the VA hospital. I haven't travelled a lot in the last few years - but found it as good if not better than the last hotel I stayed in when on an... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has a great location. It has two sections, the back is newer but fsection facing the street is a bit tired. The staff is friendly and breakfast good. WiFi is adequate. Pool area is lovely. There was a bit of confusion at check-in but it all worked out. Good Value!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff is friendly and rooms are nice.The location of hotel is also nice and there are bunch of hotels and stores nearby. They provide a nice breakfast as well. It is a good option for overnight as well as long stays.

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Redmond, Washington
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Woof. Don't give them your money. Really tired rooms. Mine was a 3rd floor room, long walk with weird directions. Elevator is not good (tired as everything else). The room smelled bad (moldy/mildewy). Stains on the phone handle and desk. Had to sign a pledge at check-in promising not to smoke in the room. I kid you not. Sign and... More 

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