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Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This was my first time staying at Hotel Avante and I found it very comfortable and quaint with little thoughtful gestures everyday, accompanied by a sincere eagerness and enthusiasm to make guests happy and keep them coming back. Nathan from guest services absolutely went above and beyond, was so helpful and friendly during my stay. Jonathan was also very kind...

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

When visiting Silicon Valley, my company usually books me into midrange hotels on El Camino Real and I've had the misfortune of staying in some proper dumps. As such i was treating this trip with a degree of trepidation... Hotel Avante far exceeded my expectations (not hard) and was the perfect place to retire to after long days of stressful...

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San Mateo, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a evening out as a couple, and it was the perfect fit. It was right on El Camino, BUT VERY Quite! It was centrally located in Mountain View, had EXCELLENT customer service, friendly staff and Very Good Free breakfast in the morning. Also, they have water and coffee 24/7 in the lobby, KEY! Thanks again for a...

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Amherst, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a booked an Airbnb ("Awesome Retreat in Palo Alto" which was anything but) and it was so bad we had to leave, even though the owner would not give us any refund. Found this hotel. It is really nice, great bed, Starbucks coffee in the room, full free breakfast, and, most importantly, great staff! Michele at the front...

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Northern California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay. Clean and conveniently located. I stay at least once a year when I go to the Bridge School Benefit concert. Been staying there some 10 years now. Front desk very nice and helpful.

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello LindsaysDad, We truly appreciate the loyalty and thank you for coming back to stay with us year after year. I'm sure you have seen many changes over the years and I hope they have all been positive. Thanks for the review and the 5 stars, see you next October! Robin Donovan General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Day 1: Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised by the lovely mid century decor. The lobby displays clean lines and authentic items from the era; camera, typewriter & calculator. It was fun to browse during our check in process. We also felt that the front desk staff were incredibly helpful & gave us some very useful information of where we...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 1khearty, Thank you for such a thoughtful and complete review and for the 5 stars. You are spot on with everything we are trying to be. We are a smaller unique hotel that likes to deliver amazing service with special touches. The team is happy to be here and really love what they do. They do not see this...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cleaning staff leaves hand-written notes which is a nice touch. Unfortunately they also go around knocking on doors in the hallway starting at 8.30am, and with the room doors being rather thin that makes for an unpleasant wake up call. Breakfast there is simple but tasty. Originally I had book a suite at Hotel Avante but after finding out...

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Reviewed December 5, 2016

Before I even get to the customer service,let me say that this hotel is ideally located just a short 5 minute drive from Castro Street (lots of restaurants) and the Mt View train station. We used Uber to get to Levi Stadium for about $15. Our room was clean and comfortable, the complimentary breakfast and evening wine reception (no micorbrews...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Dean H. I agree, Michelle and the entire team rock at customer service! I am so happy you enjoyed our little quaint hotel and city of Mountain View. Take care and we hope to see you soon. Robin Donovan General Manager

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed December 2, 2016

I stayed over in Hotel Avante on a business trip. The Hotel is very central and easy to get around from there. I enjoyed my stay, the rooms are a decent size. The Hotel is clean, didn't have any issues there. The breakfast room was quite small, not too much of a selection as what you'd get in a bigger...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Denzoum, What a nice review and thank you for the wonderful comments about Michelle, she is a lovely person. She and the entire team really do want to make sure you have a perfect experience. Next time we will do our very best to earn that 4th star from you. Have a great day, Robin Donovan General Manager

Reviewed November 30, 2016

I stayed at the Hotel Avante a week ago for 9 nights -- just love this hotel for location, amenities, staff (Front Desk and Housekeeping - all excellent!), and affordability. I traveled to Silicon Valley in mid-November to visit family and our Palo Alto branch of the firm I work for, and this hotel hit the mark on both visits,...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

WOW, thank you JL F, for the extensive and well written review. It is great to see that on both of your long term visits we were consistent and didn't disappoint you. The team is stellar and I am so proud of how much they care about the hotel and every guests that comes through the door. Thank you so...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 860 E El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2808
Location: United States > California > Mountain View
Price Range: $113 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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Also Known As:
Avante Hotel Mountain View
Avante Mountain View
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Mountain View
#5 Romantic Hotel in Mountain View
#6 Family Hotel in Mountain View
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“Get up for Breakfast, it's worth it! :)”
 of 5 bubbles laurenj441, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Use the "heat" light in the bathroom if you don't want to hear the "fan" light in the middle of the night ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles 631jlf, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on 4th floor very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles feliciao375, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
“I always ask for the fourth floor, but that's my personal preference. This time I'm in a room on the third floor, and it's great too.”
 of 5 bubbles christinegL4452UN, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
“Great Value Especially For Silicon Valley & Really Nice Friendly Staff”
 of 5 bubbles onlnsurfer, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
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