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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been a long time since we stayed at this hotel but it was a wonderful stay. I particularly love the decor of the hotel. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The daily cleaning service was friendly. The reception staff always had a smile on their faces and we're very accommodating when we left some luggage with them when we... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Website photos look pretty nice, but when you walk into a room, the smell, the stained carpet and the old towels remind you motels along streets. The location is very convenient, if you can stand the noise of airplane and car traffics. Highly recommend to pick a room away from the street to reduce car noise. Not much you can... More

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New York, New York, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After checking the website and reading some favorable print reviews I chose to give the Avatar hotel a try. The service is attentive and the hotel is clean. However everyone must remember that this is a nice MOTEL not a HOTEL.

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Hong Kong, China
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13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights. We chose this hotel because most hotels in San Francisco or the Bay Area had been either full or very expensive due to the July 4th weekend. There were plenty of parking spaces available and the neighborhood is lovely and quiet. It is right next to the Mission College. Check-in was quick and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the Avatar hotel! Friendly and helpfull staff at reception and my room was nice and clean. Comfortable bed and new soft towels. Free WiFi in the room, a TV, refrigerator, hairdryer and iron, coffee and tea maker, so well equiped. For this rate I do not believe you can find a better hotel in this... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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

Thank you Esau for the FANTASTIC review! I am so happy to hear that Nikki was about to go above and beyond your expectations and really make your 1st anniversary a special one! I will be sure that she sees your kind words! Come visit us again next Anniversary!! :) More

Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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

Thank you Ukiah for review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the professionalism of our staff and found the refrigerators in the rooms to be convenient for your travels. You also will be pleased to know that we just did a major landscaping improvement across our entire property and wow did it make a difference! We hope you can... 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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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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