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The Epiphany, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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180 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was our first time visiting Palo Alto and we googled top hotels. The hotel was written up very, very well and to our surprise it was much better in person! We wished we could have stayed longer! Great restaurant, too!

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

Dear lauracG603TB, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. I'm delighted to hear that our Hotel was even better than described in the reviews - that is really high praise indeed! I'm looking forward to welcome you back very soon! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager 650 666 3330 lmaurer@jdvhotels.com More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at every hotel type you can imagine, from cheap to super expensive and found absolutely no hotel that can compare with the outstanding service the Epiphany delivers to its guests. It's a bit on the expensive side but the service makes up for that. I can honestly say I feel like I'm staying with friends whenever I... More 

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

Dear Susan G, Wow, what a fantastic review! I'm extremely delighted to read your kind words about your stays at the Epiphany! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day. I will make sure to share your review with Adam, Kyle and the entire team here at the Epiphany. I'm sure they will be as... More 

Miami, Florida
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76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a great location and ample street parking to avoid the $30 hotel parking fee. Parking is free on the streets after 6pm and there is free two hour parking from 8am-6pm, M-F. Parking on the weekends is free and there isn't a time limit. The hotel is situated right in downtown Palo Alto, plenty of restaurants... More 

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

Dear Ting B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our downtown location. Our Valet parking is located in a private and locked garage in order to make sure your vehicle is safe overnight. I'm looking forward to welcome you... More 

Carmel Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! The location is great and so are the rooms and staff! :) it's walking distance to coffee/bars/food/outdoor shopping and not too far from the Stanford mall. The rooms are of good size with a good layout.

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

Dear mollyb468, I'm delighted to read that your stay was amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to post this on Tripadvisor! I'm looking forward to welcome you back very soon! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager 650 666 3330 lmaurer@jdvhotels.com More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They took good care of us. Not a single scratch in the memorable stay. Right from check in to check out every interaction was so pleasant. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Room very well designed and spacious. Must mention their unique corridor wall paper and lampposts. Reminds you that this is after all Silicon Valley a place for innovators. Location... More 

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

Dear mrv093, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. I'm delighted to hear that you had a memorable stay with us. Congratulations for your daughters graduation at Stanford - what a great achievement! I'm looking forward to welcome you back to the Epiphany in the very near future! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager 650... More 

Palo Alto, California
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's clear that there was a lot of care and thought that went into the design behind the Epiphany hotel in DTPA. The quirky details are really what puts it over the edge of just nice and into the domain of really memorable. For instance, the old prints of Stanford maps that they've turned into wallpaper. Just one of those... More 

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

Dear Chloe R, So great to hear that you enjoyed our design touches and all the little details! We designed The Epiphany with Palo Alto and Silicon Valley in mind, glad to hear you agree with our point of view. Thank you so much for sharing this on Tripadvisor! Looking forward to welcome you back very soon! Kindest regards, Lorenz... More 

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

The Epiphany Hotel is an excellent place to host business cocktail receptions and dinners. I originally had planned to only book a room block for our board meeting attendees, but after being invited by their Director of Sales to view the guest rooms and meeting spaces, I knew I should also host our cocktail reception and dinner there. The meeting... More 

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

Dear 3l3noa, I'm delighted to read your comments regarding your recent meeting and dinner event at the Epiphany. Great to hear that you had such a fantastic time! I will make sure to share your comments with Barbara, Liz, Marie and the entire team. I'm looking forward to welcome you back in the very near future! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in San Francisco and frequently want to get away from the city and enjoy a different vibe and environment. The team at the Epiphany always makes my stay very warm and welcoming. I actually joke and call the property my private Palo Alto Penthouse. From Jeff the Manager, Victoria and crew at the front desk to the door... More 

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

Dear Rolandofromthebay, What a fantastic review - thank you so much for taking the time. I will make sure to share your nice words with the entire team. We can't wait to welcome you back very soon! Kindest regards, Lorenz Maurer General Manager 650 666 3330 lmaurer@jdvhotels.com More 

Wisconsin
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197 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights, valet greeted us and directed us inside. Check in was fast and efficient. Our room was on the 5th floor. We had a King room and together with valet parking this stay was expensive. So everything should be perfect, right? Pretty close. I loved our room, the bed was very comfortable and the linens were... More 

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

Dear FastGirl39, Thank you for posting such an extensive review on Tripadvisor. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your room. I'm also pleased to read your great notes about our restaurant Lure + Till. My apologies for the trash collection one morning. While we are in constant communication with the city about this it is difficult to change the... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night in the Epiphany. Had a king room on first floor. The hotel is pretty much brand new or at least has this strong feel of being so to it. Do not expect specifically classy, high quality stuff. Just new furniture and fittings you would get in a slightly above average DYI store. This does not mean... More 

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

Dear MKnops, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. I'm sorry to hear that your stay wasn't perfect but do appreciate your feedback as it gives us a chance to improve our operation. I'm glad to hear that you still liked your stay and that you liked our location. Hopefully we will be able to... More 

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