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The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4.0 of 5 180 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I had the Epiphany serve as our primary hotel for our guests during our wedding. In addition to the rooms being gorgeous, the staff couldn't have been more accommodating to our guests and to us. We loved it so much we stayed the night after our wedding to enjoy the excellent accommodations and service.

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pierce K, First of all congratulations on your wedding! I'm delighted to hear that your guests enjoyed their stay with us, and I'm very excited to hear that you had a chance to try it yourself as well! I look very much forward to welcome you back in the very near future! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager 650... More 

Biarritz, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at the Epiphany and we were delighted by our choice while visiting Palo Alto! We were able to walk everywhere due to the central location of the hotel ! The premises and our room were very clean and the bedding very comfortable! The Issy expresso machine and aromatherapy bath products (Malin & Goetz) were a... More 

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear OLIZ64, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. I will make sure to share your great comments with Kevin and the entire staff. Fantastic to hear that you liked our Illy Espresso machines in the guest room as well as our Malin & Goetz bath amenities. I'm looking forward to welcome you back on... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed one night, but had a great stay! The Epiphany is a brand new hotel and it shows, everything from the rooms to the lobby are clean and modern. The location is perfect, right in downtown by all the restaurants and bars. Don’t miss Lure+Till for a fabulous dinner. The hotel has an eco-friendly focus, which is great... More 

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kelly E, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review on Tripadvisor. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed our Restaurant Lure + Till as well as our fantastic location in the heart of downtown. We actually do offer a very similar app called Pressreader, which gives you access to Newspapers from all around the world!... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights over New Year's . Our daughter lives in Palo Alto and we have stayed at two other highly rated hotels over the past few years.The Epiphany is the standout by far. From location to welcome to staff to rooms the vibe is warm and welcoming and very cool! Loved the room -very... More 

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ShellyZ6567, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Tripdavisor. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to stand out compared to other Palo Alto Hotels. I'm looking forward to welcome you personally during your next stay in Palo Alto! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General... More 

Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. Rooms are incredible. Bed was super comfy. Shower was insane, particularly because they featured malin+goetz products. Aromatherapy while showering! Pretty sure I showered and slept too much while there. We didn't check out the hotel restaurant, but it looked nice.

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrea_197828, Thank you for your amazing feedback! I'm delighted to hear that you liked our beds, our Malin + Goetz amenities and our rain showers! I'm looking forward to welcome you back to the Epiphany very soon! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager lmaurer@jdvhotels.com 650 666 3330 More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is perfect. My fiance and I came to town during the holidays to visit family and decided to take a night away. This hotel had the best reviews on trip advisor so we booked it. The hotel is so clean, modern and in a perfect location to walk to everything. The staff was so welcoming, took care of... More 

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HappyTravelBird, Thank you so much for posting such an amazing review on Tripdavisor! I'm delighted to hear how much you liked the Hotel and I am especially pleased with your comments about Lure+Till. The duck is a really fantastic dish, one of our all time favorites for sure! I will make sure to share your comments with our Chef... More 

Park City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great contemporary hotel. We were on the 7th floor and had a great view. The location is easy walking distance to all shopping, restaurants, the train station and Stanford campus. The rooms/beds are very comfortable. Loved the chocolates in our room upon arrival. I will definitely stay at the Epiphany again.

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Leslie L, It's great to hear that you enjoyed one of our 7th floor rooms with great views of Silicon Valley! I very much appreciate that you took the time to share your comments on Tripdavisor and look forward to welcome you back very soon! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager lmaurer@jdvhotels.com 650 666 3330 More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Epiphany while some work was being done on our house. While my husband was waiting in the lobby with our dog, kids and a pile of belongings that we had schlepped from our house, he mentioned to a staff member that we were switching hotels for a night because the Epiphany was booked. Not only... More 

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RockinMom12, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. I'm glad to hear that our staff was very helpful and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm looking forward to welcome you back at the Epiphany or at our Restaurant, Lure + Till, in the very near future. Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager... More 

Palo Alto, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and had an amazing experience. We were upgraded to a great suite and had a complimentary champagne and chocolates tray waiting for us after we came back from dinner. The care they take in details makes a big difference. If you are looking for a place to be pampered, near everything in... More 

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RoseArocha, Congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary! I'm glad to hear my staff was able to recognize this truly special occasion! I'm looking forward to welcome you back to the Epiphany Hotel very soon! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager 650 666 3330 lmaurer@jdvhotels.com More 

Sacramento, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto is one of the joie de vivre group of very interesting hotels, All of their hotels are unique and this one is particularly cool in that their in-room designs are very calming and quite creative including a clever in-room sliding glass door that pulls out and opens allowing a top only air flow or... More 

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LorenzMa, General Manager at The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dear salmon42, Thank you for posting such an extensive and positive review on Tripadvisor! I'm delighted to hear that you like our design and our location. I have to admit that I'm a big fan of the Peninsula Creamery as well! I'm looking forward to welcome you back very soon! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager 650 666 3330 lmaurer@jdvhotels.com More 

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Address: 180 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Location: United States > California > Palo Alto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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