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Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

3.0 of 5 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Coronado, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the hotel about two weeks ago for training. My company choose the hotel for the price. The room was very clean and nice. I stayed there for a week and never had an issue with noise. I really like the first drink is on the house at bar the bartender was very helpful and friendly. The girl... More 

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Milpitas, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Avatar to attend an event at the Levi Stadium. The hotel is a remodeled motel (Days Inn?) into a boutique hotel. The rooms furnishing were ultra modern, my wife said it reminder her of the Jetsons. Room was comfortable, bathroom small but adequate. Staff friendly and efficient. One complaint is that the hotel has outside hallways... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights while my husband attended a trade show at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We chose this hotel as it was much more affordable than anything else in the vicinity. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable enough, and there was a nice lounge area where a free drink was... More 

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Swissmiss001 for your great review about our property! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed you stay and the convenience to the convention center during his business travel. We hope to see you again! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a pretty penny purchasing tickets to watch the 49ers play at Levi Stadium so there want much left in the budget for accommodation. We chose the avatar for a few reasons: price, proximity to the stadium, free parking. It was easily half the price of the larger hotel chains on the same street. It was about 20 mins... More 

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you carpediemourway for the great review! I am so glad to hear that you found the Avatar Hotel to be close and convenient to the new Levi Stadium and enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you next season! More 

Woodinville, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was tempted to give it two starts based on the room I had. I'm guessing I would have easily given others rooms 3 or possibly 4 stars. The good: The hotel staff was friendly and efficient. The gentleman that checked me in had several good restaurant recommendations. My room was clean and the bed was surprisingly comfortable. I prefer... More 

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Mdkirkpatrick for taking the time to review the Avatar Hotel. I am so sorry to hear about the number of issues that you experienced during your stay with us. I couldn't agree with you more about hotel essentials. All of the aesthetics in the world can't make up for lack of sleep. If you are willing, I would... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a high school debate coach, so I travel frequently for business and on holidays and in the summer for pleasure. In all my decades of traveling, the Avatar is my vision of hotel Nirvana! The hotel exudes California. It is fresh, modern, funky, beautifully landscaped with delightful nooks and rooms to sit and enjoy, all with colorful accents... More 

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you SO much Jill for your wonderful review of the Avatar hotel! Your kind words mean the world to us, and we are so happy to hear that your stay was above and beyond your expectations! Please come visit us again soon! More 

Carson City, Nevada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a renovated old hotel, or rather, motel, with furnishings, color, and design aimed to reflect modern and pop styles and look and feel like something unique and different than the nearby giant hotels. They did a great job at it. But, don't go there expecting a Hilton, Marriot, etc. There are plenty of those multi-story chain hotels along... More 

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you SpoonerSummit for taking the time to leave a review about your recent stay with us! I'm glad to hear that you found the charm and unique vibe of the Avatar Hotel appealing and worth recommending to others! We definitely enjoy standing out and our modern yet "unstuffy" appeal :) We hope to see you again! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room is clean, but the building feels old. The noise isolation for the room is worse than you can expect. Worst thing is, it's facing a very busy street, with lot of cars driving in high speed from early more ~6 until late night. The blinds are loose and with cheap material. Can really keep light out. So that... More 

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Hui W for taking the time to review the Avatar Hotel. I am so sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations and that you found that street noise to be unbearable. If you would be interested, I would love the opportunity to speak with you directly about how we could have better improved the level... More 

Auburn, California
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Attending a conference at the Hyatt, I chose to spend three nights at this Joie de Vivre hotel located less than one mile away. The room was cozy, the bed was comfy, and the hot tub was steaming. There was also a "meeting" room with TV's and coffee. In addition, the work out room was clean and the equipment in... More 

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you dearly Sally for your great review of the Avatar Hotel! I am so happy to hear that you found the hotel to your liking and the hot tub and fitness center to be everything you were looking for! Come visit us again soon! More 

Anaheim, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is an older property updated with a 50's modern vibe. It is within walking distance to Levi's stadium and Great America. Hotel parking is free. The staff was amazing! I reported a broken vending machine on my way out and returned to find ice and soft drinks waiting in the room. Not only that, the vending machine was repaired.... More 

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Maskmomma for the excellent review! I'm sorry to hear you experienced issues with the vending machine but so glad to hear that our staff went above and beyond for you to make up for the situation while we addressed the situation. Thank you again! We hope to see you again soon! 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*
Number of rooms: 168
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Also Known As:
Best Western Santa Clara
Holiday Inn Santa Clara
Santa Clara Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Clara

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