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Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Ranked #14 of 33 hotels in Santa Clara
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, helpful reception. Room beautifully clean, very comfortable bed. Quiet. Lots of thick towels, fortunately, so after I twice barked my shins on the bedframe, which stuck out 6 inches beyond the mattress into the narrow walkway, I had towels to cover the bedframe and make it more visible. Maintenance came promptly when I complained I couldn't flush the toilet... More

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Bellingham, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a 6 night stay at the Avatar in July. I was attending a week-long class and the Avatar was the only hotel in the area where my company would permit me to stay at. (All the other hotels in the area had prices that exceeded company rates.) I was disappointed with the vacuuming of the carpets (both inside... More

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for my one year anniversary with my wife and Nikki at the front desk was so kind enough to give us tickets to the Great America Park as a anniversary present from the hotel. She had asked us if we had already purchased our tickets to go to the amusement park and we replied no. She let... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just needed a hotel room for one night so I didn't really have the bar set too high for the Avatar. I just wanted some place that was clean, affordable, and offered the basic level of amenities. The Avatar location is pretty convenient to many places. The IHOP attached to the hotel was an added surprise. The hotel was... More

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Mark S, General Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read that our team did not respond to your concern in a caring and attentive manor. The Front Desk should have taken more action toward your inconvenience with the shower. I do apologize for you less than desirable night with us. More

Ukiah, California
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in hotel during conference. Room very small for two people. Sink area cramped and tiny. Closet minimal space. Bed was comfortable. Was nice to have a refrigerator. Front desk staff attentive and professional. Landscaping near parking needs to be modified. Flooded areas from watering. Gateway to parking had a car parking space so couldn't get past easily. No curb... More

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Rancho Cordova, California
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is going through changes. Rooms are spacious, and decorated nicely. IHOP is attached to the hotel for easy access. They have complimentary drinks at night, and a small meeting room, and access to a computer. The pool is clean with chairs and tables around the pool, and a small spa next to the pool. They also have a... More

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Sacramento, California
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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Frankly, I was hesitating even considering staying at the Avatar based on all the significant number negative comments. We were lodged in room 142. It truly IS a Motel......not a Hotel as the name of this establishment suggests. My particular room had all the basic amenities. Nothing fancy or surprising. The furniture is certainly "different" but not so bad as... More

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Roseville
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After spending a LONG day at Great America, we were ready to unwind and relax. We were not disappointed. We checked in around 8:30 on Thursday, and were greeted by a wonderful friendly face behind the counter. I explained that I wanted to check the room completely for bed bugs or anything else BEFORE we brought anything into the room... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

So no matter how much you try to disguise it, a motel is still a motel - the absence of a corridor gives it away. If you open you door in the morning and you see sunlight, its a motel, despite what the name say. It has nice bright colors and my room was clean, small but clean but it's... More

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Santa Clara
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I made reservations being familiar with branch in Sunnyvale,CA. No comparison! Avatar was under construction, which front desk will deny if asked, & no prior warning. Outside my door were exposed plumbing, dirt & wood pallets as a fence, wheel barrels lying around. Orange cones. The room was dirty, bathtub dirty or grossly stained. I immediately tried to resolve matter... More

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Adam F, Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mccoyj, Thank you for contacting us about your stay. I am incredibly sorry about your experience! Yes we are under going construction and in the process of the a large refresh around the pool area. I apologize that this was on going through your stay. As it mentions on our website we will be continuing with the refresh until... More

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Address: 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Location: United States > California > Santa Clara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Santa Clara
Holiday Inn Santa Clara
Santa Clara Holiday Inn

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Green Hotel in Santa Clara
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Our newly renovated rooms feature a large working desk, 37 inch flat screen TV, Ipod docking station, refrigerator and free high speed internet access. ... more   less 
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