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Hotel Aria

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2700 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040 (Formerly Varkins Hotel)
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Ranked #14 of 23 hotels in Mountain View
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Below average room Ancient TV (older than me for sure) No staircase Below average breakfast With all that they charged $300 !!! Seriously, I booked something in a hurry, and I was hoping to find a good place to stay for the price that they charged, and it turned out to be one of the worst hotel that I have... More

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I searched a long time to find a hotel that was reasonably priced for the area and this one was excellent value. The area was safe, the amenities were good for a 3 star hotel, the hotel was clean and well-managed. The room appeared to be upgraded so no complaints. Pool and hot tub worked well and appeared to be... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable, clean, pleasant staff. Great value in an expensive area. Comparable to Hampton Inn. Free breakfast. Good Indian food restaurant next door. Free parking. Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor is great. Close to highway. 200 .........................

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Maple Valley, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My travel agent booked this hotel for me as the Summer prices at my usual hotel were sky high. I was really sad after reading the reviews that I was staying at the Hotel Aria. I arrived in the evening and was a bit skeptical of the property. The two front desk clerks were fantastic! I was put in the... More

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I understand that this hotel may be lower priced than other hotels in the area, but there's a reason for that. The whole place needs to be updated - hallways, lobby, especially the rooms. I heard that some of the rooms may have been updated, but not mine. I was immediately brought back to my childhood. If you ever wonder... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

So, agreed, its not a Sheraton or a Hilton or a Shangri-La. Yes, it needs a fair bit of TLC and updating ( the room TV's in particular are DIRE). My room even had a ripped net curtain and for the price I paid I had expected better until I saw the prices at the other places :-). However, it... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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14 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was on a business trip and my hotel was overbooked so they put me up in the Hotel Aria. It was late when I arrived. I didn't pay for the night but the amount on the "letter" from the other hotel was $359 for the night so a bit pricey but that was probably closer to a rack rate.... More

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Aria2700, Manager at Hotel Aria, responded to this review

Hi At the outset , thank you for your kind feedback . Though not by choice , we are glad that your stay with us was satisfactory and hope it makes you try us again for your future visits to the Bay area . Thank you Best More

Los Altos, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks. "Nice" hotels in the area are outrageously expensive -- $500 per night. Then there are "discount" hotels, most of which are junk (check out my review of Best Western in Menlo Park). This hotel was very reasonably priced, was recently remodeled and clean. Like most of the hotels, it is right on... More

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Aria2700, Manager at Hotel Aria, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time in giving us a feedback ! We are glad that you had a pleasant stay and we would certainly like to have you come back . Best More

Anaheim, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The room was clean; the bed was comfortable; and the hotel is located close to Google. Other than that, I was extremely disappointed. The front desk staff was not very welcoming or helpful. The breakfast was really bad. The "hot" breakfast appeared to be frozen hashbrown squares and omelette-things that were most-likely microwaved that morning. The fruit was not fresh.... More

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Aria2700, Manager at Hotel Aria, responded to this review

Hi We are sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay . While we would certainly look into the feedback and work on that , we would appreciate you giving us a try again and gain a different perspective of what we are ! Thank you More

Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I stayed here on business a while back. From the outside it looks like a discount motel, but once inside it was clean and the guy at the front desk (forgot his name) was very helpful through out my stay. I was offered a free USA today and chocolate chip cookie on check in, which is a nice touch to... More

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Aria2700, Manager at Hotel Aria, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time in giving us a feedback . We appreciate it . We are glad that you had a comfortable stay and we look forward to have you back again. We would certainly take your observations into consideration to improve where needed. Thank you More

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Address: 2700 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040 (Formerly Varkins Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Mountain View
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Aria 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Mountain View
Mountain View Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Mountain View

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is located near Google Inc, Hewlet Packard Corporation, Stanford University, California’s Great Adventure, Aqua Adventure Waterpark, San Jose Convention Center and Shoreline Golf Course. ... more   less 
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