I had read some very conflicting reviews of this hotel, so I didn't really know what to expect. Apparently anyone can build up or sabotage a hotel in these reviews by submitting fake ones. So this is my first review of anything online, only because I feel so strongly about it.
Hotel Avante was a fantastic experience! My husband and I were attending a concert at Shoreline and stayed two nights. In every way we were impressed with the hotel and its staff. Upon arrival, check-in was smooth and easy. We had gotten a really good rate with some kind of discount, so when the desk clerk told me they needed our credit card to charge possibly an extra $50 for incidentals (honor bar items), I thought no wonder the rate was so cheap. I gave them the credit card and they said the $50 would be credited back to our account if we didn't spend it. I was still skeptical, but as of today--a week and a half later--no such charge has even appeared on our online credit card statement.
The room was clean, quirky, and comfortable. The bathroom had the cleanest snow-white grout I've ever seen in a hotel, or anywhere, for that matter. The shower was excellent with adequate water pressure. Both nights we came "home" to music we liked playing in the room, the bed turned down, and candy on the bed, along with a card telling us the next day's weather. The mattress was great, and although one pillow was too fat for my taste and the other was too flat, I folded the flat one and it was perfect. Breakfast was plentiful, items constantly being replenished, and excellent--everything we could want. Since we didn't have time to move the furniture around, play with the toys in the desk, or use the pool, we'll have to stay longer on our next trip to take advantage of these features.
The one problem we had during our stay, on the day of the concert, was that another party took the cab we had ordered. The desk staff promptly called us another cab and gave us bottles of water while we waited. It turned out to be no problem, and their assistance was much appreciated. Next time we hope to get on the shuttle list before it fills up.
We have stayed at much more expensive hotels and this one ranks the best of all!
- Also Known As:
- Avante Hotel Mountain View
- Avante Mountain View
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Avante is a handsome oasis, ideally located in the bustling heart of Silicon Valley. Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, the Hotel Avante is inspired by Mid-Century stylings and contemporary urban lifestyles. Clever amenities throughout the guestrooms make them as efficient as they are comfortable. Special features throughout the hotel include our Hi-Fi Lounge, heated pool, hot tub, and courtyard. ... more less
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