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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coronado, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent two nights here last week on business travel, and have been debating what to report here. While the room was clean and comfortable, with a king-size bed, nice sheets, lovely products from Lather, and in-room Keurig machines with Peet's coffee, the hotel still falls a bit short in catering to the business traveler. I have been spoiled by the... More

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I wanted a place to stay that had a good central location and close to the 101. This place fit the bill. If you are going to Levi stadium or Great America park, you can't get much closer. The property is attached to an IHOP so you can guess that it was once a basic motel. The... More

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Napa, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed at the Avatar hotel last week and thought they did a great job of taking the old Holiday Inn and turning it into a cool place to stay. The price is extremely reasonable and we were looking for a hotel that takes dogs, which they do at all of their hotels (Joie de Vivre group). Its a... More

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

Thank you so much Lynn M for the fantastic review! We truly appreciate our feedback! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed all of the little touched that make Avatar Hotel the "Geeky Chic" we love to be! We hope to welcome you back soon! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Avatar recently while visiting the area on business. It's obvious it's an older style hotel that's been renovated. I think they've done a great job and truly found a unique sense of style in their interior design. I mean, renovating a hotel can't be easy or cheap, yet Avatar seems to have done a nice job... More

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

Thank you dougvansant for your honest review and feedback. We know that hearing your feedback is one of the best way that we can grow and continue to improve the level of service we offer our guests. Again, it is truly appreciated. More

Even Yehuda, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed a few times at the Avatar over the years on business trips in Santa Clara. The Avatar was an excellent budget business accommodation and I was pleased with the facilities and the room. The Avatar rooms are all the same - double bed, large forward facing window with blinds. TV, free wifi and a bath shower and toilet.... More

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

Thank you Yonni M for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I am so glad to hear that you were able to enjoy a number of great restaurants nearby serving breakfast. Thank you again! More

San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reserved a room at the Avatar to attend a conference on 9/22 and 9/23. I used the contact phone number on Trip Advisor. This is actually a separate booking company. I cancelled my reservation on 9/17/2014. The hotel cancellation policy, as stated on the site, allows for a full refund if the cancellation is requested prior to the day... More

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

I am so sorry to hear of the frustrating experience you faced while trying to cancel your reservation and even more sorry to hear of the break down in communication. I would like to help you sort this situation out but would need for you to contact me directly in order to do so. Most 3rd party bookings require you... More

Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The staff at this location are very friendly and accommodating. I was made to feel very comfortable from my initial check-in to check-out. The room that I stayed in had an updated look with the exception of the bathroom which was a little dated. The room was very clean and the beds were super comfy. Calling it a hotel is... More

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

Thank you for the great review tractx! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Commons Area in which your first drink of the evening is on the house! We know that traveling during the week can be inconvenient and want to ensure and inviting and comfortable stay and hop you find your home away from home with... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Avatar Hotel is a newly remodeled hotel within walking distance of the San Francisco 49ers new Levi's Stadium. The rooms and common areas are modern, there is a nice pool area and it is adjacent to an IHOP restaurant. Parking is very expensive at Levis stadium, so the free parking at the hotel is a real plus.

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

Thank you Nadorick for the great review! I'm so glad to hear that you found Avatar Hotel convenient and comfortable! Come visit us again soon! We host "tailgate parties" every game day by our pool (3 hours before kick off!). Dj, food and beverage by the pool is served! More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Was in Santa Clara with my partner on his work trip early Sept. We stayed at the hotel for 7 days. As we arrived late in the evening, we were so tired after the long flight from Sydney and went to sleep without checking the room. The following morning we found that room is a little tired and the main... More

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

Thank you Randy T for taking the time to share you experience at the Avatar hotel. I am so sorry to hear of the experience you encountered initially, but I'm glad to hear were were able to get the situation address promptly and to you satisfaction and our cleanliness expectations. We hope to see you again in the future! More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed at the Avatar a few weeks ago when my husband had to be in the area for work. The rooms a bit dated, but clean - work well for our family of three, king size bed with a pull out bed for my 7 year old son to sleep on. The sofa bed when out took up a... More

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

Thank you so much Veronica O! I am so glad to hear that your expectations of service was above and beyond your expectations! Come visit us 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

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