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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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San Jose, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Austin, Texas
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18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my only option since u was booking so close to my arrival time, but I was very surprised at the quality and friendliness given the price and age of the property. Though young and inexperienced, the staff were extreme kind and engaging. The room was clean and relatively comfortable, and the lobby and common areas trendy and pleasing.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here Wednesday,12/3/2014. Had no choice since all the hotel prices in San Jose have skyrocketed. This was still $169.00 and really not worth it. Checked in,been dodging rain AOL day and was very tired. Property is a motel 6 with a face lift. Walked to my first floor room and the credit card keys down did not work. Had... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real nice people in check-in counter and bar area (free drink!) Got there late and left early, so really did not "experience" anything but room. Room decor is a bit funky, but looks OK - everything worked and was up-to-date. Carpet a bit dirty - maybe need to review basic vacuuming with staff. I'd stay again for sure...

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

Thank you Richard B. for your great review. You'll be pleased to know that we are replacing all guest room carpet in 2015 as well as a number of other great renovations. We hope you will return and see the renovations for yourself the next time you are in the area! Take Care! More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed there for 4 nights to attend the 49er's game. The Levi stadium is within walking distance which was a really nice pleasant walk. The Avatar team were professional and accommodating. Very helpful. The rooms were perfect for our needs. Clean with lots of amenities. The price was reasonable also.

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

Thank you Rose C. for your great review and feedback about your stay. I am so glad to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your time here while attending the 9ers game at Levi Stadium! We hope to see you again! More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 1 night. I really like the room and the fact that Ihop is just next door. The rooms are good. It is just walking distance from a nearby shopping-resurant area and cinema place. I belive it is good for short stays. It has a swiming pool, business center and a smal fitness center.

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

Thank you g0ldenbird for your time and review of the Avatar Hotel. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and found everything to be up to your satisfaction. We hope to welcome you back again to the Avatar Hotel! More 

Oakland, CA
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20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a converted motel that has been redecorated in an IKEA-meets-Nintendo style. It is located about 1 mile from the Santa Clara Convention Center (not a bad walk), and about 10 minutes' drive from the San Jose airport. I observed lots of overdue maintenance and lack of attention to detail regarding the physical plant. For example, the buildings are... More 

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

OaklandJeff thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Avatar. The issue you mentioned about the gates has been repaired so they close quieter now. We are in the middle of an annual preventative Maintenance to our guest rooms. I apologize we have not completed the room you stayed in which would have repaired the items you mentioned. More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As a frequent Santa Clara/San Jose business traveler, I think the Avatar is a great stay of simple, easy and nice benefits (happy hour, nice pool, gym). Room are not huge, but simple and straightforward. you can tell it's an upgraded older property, but everything is clean and the furniture/fixtures are all nice. cool style in the lobby is matched... More 

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

Thank you CorStac for your review of Avatar Hotel. We truly appreciate your business and your feedback about your experiences with us. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the South Bay! More 

Vallejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I stayed here for one night before a conference at the convention center. Check in was quick and easy and the front desk guy was great. The lobby is very cute, but since I'm familiar with this area (old college stomping grounds), I knew it was renovated from some type of motel. I'm a Joy of Life member and this... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us as a Joy of Life Member. I do apologize we did not assign you to the correct room type at Check in. Our Front Desk staff usually pre-blocks JOL members in the morning of arrival. Overall I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Marin County
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

At best, this is a slightly upscale Motel 6 comparable motel. The lobby is adequate and what I'd expect in a three star motel, but anyone who thinks the rooms are 4 or 5 star, has never stayed in a 4 or 5 star location. I had reservations following a recent Forty Niners' game and the rate for the night... More 

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

Kevin D Thank you for your feed back about our hotel. I am sorry we did not meet your needs after your visit to the new Levi stadium. I am happy that our Management staff was so accommodating after your decision not to stay. Thank you for giving us an opportunity. 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
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#2 Green Hotel in Santa Clara

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