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Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cons: Just one staff soured my stay. Breakfast doesn't hold up so well. I had an unfortunate experience with this hotel. Pros: The rooms are clean, facilities are alright. The decor is very unique, a proper boutique hotel. Location is good as well. Management takes their reputation seriously, so they tried their best to make up for my unfortunate experience,... More 

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

Thank you Stevochien for allowing us to fix the employees mistake. We not only take our reputation seriously, we take our guests feelings and satisfaction even more seriously. Our goal is to make you want to return because we did our job well. I'm glad you enjoyed everything else about the hotel other than the one incident. We will use... More 

Carmel, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an AWESOME hotel ! I walked into the lobby to be greeted by Michelle, a friendly and outgoing front desk clerk. She was attentive and checked my family in with courtesy. I also had the pleasure to meet Lyle, who originally took my reservation over the phone. Everything was perfect upon arrival. My two room stay exceeded ALL expectations!!i... More 

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

Hello kjoanmac, I will personally thank Michelle and Lyle for making your experience so grand. Thank you for the 5 stars and amazing review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed all of the amenities and we hope you can return soon! Best to you, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seems like an old hotel that's been modernized. Very nice woman at check in. Room very clean and nice Comfortable bed. Nice toiletries. Good hot/cold breakfast. There was a workout room , pool and business center that we did not use so can't comment on but looked nice. Next time in the area we would definitely stay again.

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1 Thank kirby3333
rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi kirby3333, I'm happy to see you will stay with us again when you are in the area. Yes, the hotel does get older every year, but we do update and renovate often to keep it modern, thanks for noticing. Next time we will work even harder to earn that 5th star! Have a great day, Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Kensington, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last hotel stay before heading home. We had driven 1700 miles and ;were pleasantly surprised but the customer service shown. We were greeted so nicely and the cute lobby had us intrigued. The typewriters and quaint little features in the lobby really were a nice touch. We were very impressed with our room - 221. The hotel... More 

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

Hi micsmi2016, Happy belated anniversary! I'm so happy the team made your experience at Hotel Avante, one to remember. Thank you for noticing all of the unique and tongue in cheek details we added. Since we are in the high-tech area we thought it would be cute to have "old fashion" tech items for decoration. Thank you so much for... More 

Hermosa Beach, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a room and called to let them know we would be arriving late after working a nearby event. They sold our room to someone else and offered to put us up in a "sister hotel" which (You guessed it!) turned out to be a dump. If you'd like to have your reserved room sold to a higher bidder and... More 

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

We have privately responded to this guest. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Our company booked me and my business colleagues into this hotel. I've traveled to this area many times over many years but never stayed at Avante. The reviews seems reasonable. What a nice surprise. The beds are comfortable. The rooms are modern and very functional (outlets on the night stand and desk - things like that). Bathrooms are nice. Big... More 

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

Gmistery, thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. We too believe we are a hidden gem and do all we can with the little things to make our guests happy. It thrills me to see you mentioned Petra. She, like many employees here, has been at the hotel for 20 years. She takes pride and care in everything she... More 

Yorkshire
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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Room was very nice with plenty of room to spread out. Bed very comfortable. Not much of a view, just the car park and main road. Pleasant welcome and more than adequate breakfast. There's a hotel next door if you fancy a cool beer or two! Really well placed for Palo Alto and Silicon Valley

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

Thank you jayteacat for the very nice review and 5 stars. Good tip about the bar next door and there are a few more within walking distance. We hope to see you again soon and cheers! Robin Donovan General Manager More 

Pune, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

James, Shruti, Roopa & Ramakrishna we are four people from India went for business trip and stayed in Hotel Avante. We stayed two weeks there and it was excellent experience staying in this hotel. All the employee are good and kind enough to help us. We wanted to Thank "Nathan" the one who helped driving through our office and helped... More 

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

James, thank you very much for your lovely review and comments concerning the staff. 2 weeks is a long time to be away from home and I'm so pleased the staff really took great care of you. Nathan is the best at finding great places to eat, shop and hangout. I will thank Michelle for taking care of your room... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I have stayed here twice and will return. Not the cheapest, not the most expensive but definitely good value. The staff are always kind and polite, the complimentary breakfast starts early and is of good quality and the location is good. The drink reception in the early evenings is a nice touch.

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

I love the header of Good hotel, nice attitude! That is what we strive for, to do our best, knowing our caring and a smile can make your day. Thank you for staying with us multiple times and know the next time we will do our best to earn that 5th star. Have a great day FQT-SFU! Robin Donovan General... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

5 day stay visiting family and it was a pleasant experience. First, the rooms are clean and spactious. Front desk was friendly and made sure my stay was what i needed it to be. Food in the am was hot and serviceable. Pool was clean a great addition to relax. Fruit water all day and I'd come back.

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

Hello Scott C, Thank you for staying with us for 5 days and the lovely review. The pineapple infused water is my favorite, glad you liked the fruit water too! We look forward to your return visit so we can earn that 5th star. Have a fantastic day. Robin Donovan General Manager More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $137 - $438 (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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