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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Auburn, California
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife stayed in November for 49ers game. The room was excellent looks recently renovated. Hotel looks like a motel but it truly is great. Bed was comfortable furniture and decor was very modern and staff was excellent. Parking is free for as long as you stay in the hotel. There is an IHOP directly next to the... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I had incredible and friendly service. The reception folks were extremely nice and helpful. Everything was very clean and immaculate. In the room I stayed in there was a nice office space set up with lots of plugins! I highly recommend the Avatar hotel.

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Oakland
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was incredibly small This is basically a Motel 6 with an IKEA wrapper. They try to make it a 'designer hotel' by putting Target/IKEA decor. Room was so loud (both traffic & people walking by) I was woken up at 4 AM by a leak and loud dripping (it was raining out) It sucks because I was super excited... More 

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Idyllwild, California
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this hotel was a terrific find...stylish and spacious room, heated pool and spa, squeaky clean, expert and helpful staff, dog friendly and even a gift basket with wine, chocolate and pet toys! Oh and the restaurant next door (Bennigans) was terrific.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed only 1 night so the review will not be comprehensive. We have a 11 month old baby. To start with, they provide a baby cot. The second most important thing is cleaniness, the room is clean and even the corridor and lobby look clean. There are a few places and small lawns I could leave my baby to... More 

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

Thank you Hanifa for your great review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room to be comfortable for you 11 month only and family. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Santa Clara area! Warm Regards, Jamie Y. Operations Manager Avatar Hotel More 

Modesto, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stay at the Avatar Hotel, but it will not be our last! Very clean lobby, very clean rooms, and very friendly staff. We stayed at the Avatar Hotel after a 49er game at Levi Stadium and I am so happy we did. Hotel was easy to get to after the game; we met up with friends... More 

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

Thank you Jennifer for you wonderful review of Avatar Hotel! I am so happy to hear that you found our hotel to be convenient to a number of great restaurants and a quick walk away from Levi's stadium as well! I'm also glad to hear that you found our iHome docking stations to be of great use during your travels... More 

San Jose, CA
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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I recently stayed here with friends before a football game at Levi's stadium. It is nothing exciting but clean and easy to find. Very cute and clean lobby. The gentleman who checked us in (Bill) was very plesant and knew a lot about the area. He gave us some good restaurant recommendations and tips on how to get in/out of... More 

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

Thank you Crackens for your recent review of Avatar Hotel. I am so glad to hear that you found the hotel to be close and convenient for the game at Levi's Stadium! Thank you also for your kind words in regards to Bill's service! Thank you again! We hope to welcome you back in the future! Best Regards, Jamie Y.... 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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