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Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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4200 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1210
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#6 of 36 hotels in Santa Clara
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4.3
Value
4.0
GreenLeaders Silver level
Sync up with Avatar Hotel, the perfect portal to the vibrant technology hub of Silicon Valley. Our boutique hotel will keep you connected, rested and comfortable throughout your stay. Embrace your inner tech nerd. Our newly renovated rooms feature a large working desk, 37 inch flat screen TV, Ipod docking station, refrigerator and free high speed internet access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Game room
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid public parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese
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Zuldll wrote a review Jul 2020
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Excellent place to stay at a very convenient location, we felt safe at all times,,particularly now days when a clean environment is so important. Rooms are clean, comfortable and service couldn't be better. Thank you for making us feel at home.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nancy R wrote a review Jul 2020
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I stayed there for the July 4th weekend with my family. Areas were clean and nice specially the hotel staff were truly accommodating and friendly. I recommend this place since is very centric and with multiple open places around the area.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Margie O wrote a review Mar 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota73 contributions148 helpful votes
The purpose of my visit was to watch a game at Levi Stadium. I stayed for one night in January 2020. I checked-in early evening and during that time I had a nice conversation with their front desk staff that concluded with exchanging smiles. The initial room I was given, room 342, was a disappointment. Both the TV and the heat exchange were inoperable. What was most worrisome was the front door not able to lock. When I contacted the front desk they recommended having their maintenance person look at the issues before making any moves to a new room. After a 10 minute visit from their maintenance person inspecting all the issues, who by the way was very kind, said to me, “I don’t understand why they gave you this room”, as he pointed to the door frame. “The door is out of alignment so it cannot be locked.” Needless to say I was assigned a new room immediately. A better room. Room 337. This hiccup was managed properly and I do give credit to the Avatar team for their actions. The hotel has its own parking spaces which is free-of-charge but at your own risk per the posted signs saying “at your own risk” - the parking lot has no security measures. It is true from other reviews that you can hear every step outside of your room. However, I didn't experience a lot of foot traffic and perhaps in part of staying during a slower time. Keep in mind this is classic motel-style accommodations. No amenities, no room service, only the adjacent IHOP restaurant. Though the hotel is dated, the rooms are kitschy and no doubt outdated, Avatar makes it convenient to walk to Levi Stadium and indeed was fun walking with all the football fans. I like the Hotel staff. I had a comfortable sleep. The place is welcoming, clean and all the linens were of good quality. Will I return? I'm not sure. The experience overall was adequate.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from hruiz2017, Front Office Supervisor at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Responded Mar 22, 2020
Dear Margie, First of all allow us to thank you for your review, detailing your experiences from your stay with us, firstly please accept our apologies for the areas that we fell short of expectations. We are very proud to know that our team of collaborators has managed to make your stay pleasant, to us your comments are very important because thanks to them we improve our service. Best Regards, Sal Aldaco Front Office Supervisor
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esalveggio wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
A pleasant surprise. Rooms were good size, clean, up to date, though the satellite TV service could use a few more channels. Desk personnel were always pleasant, and having IHOP connected to the hotel made for super easy mealtimes. With a vehicle, other restaurants, grocery and entertainment facilities close by.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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dthooley wrote a review Mar 2020
Bengaluru, India5 contributions6 helpful votes
From check in to checkout the overall experience at this location was fantastic. Best nights sleep I've had in awhile too! The iHop attached is super convenient for any meal. The staff is friendly as well. The hotel is very close to just about everything, including Levi Stadium and Great American Park. Food in the area is wide ranging and very good.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from hruiz2017, Front Office Supervisor at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Dear Guest, First and foremost please let me thank you for choosing Avatar Hotel during your recent trip, we are so delighted to hear that everything was up to your expectations and that you enjoyed our facilities and service provided. Your review encourage us to keep working hard and to accomplish always our main goal which is the complete satisfaction of all our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us and we are looking forward to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Sal Aldaco Front Office Supervisor Avatar Hotel
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Marwa M wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed the hotel for four nights. The place is clean and the staff is friendly, but the hotel is old and it has no amenities. There is no room service or restaurant onsite. Your only food options that are in walking distance are an Indian restaurant (which is great btw), and IHOP. The sinks are outside of the bathroom and the rooms have a tacky kitschy design. You can hear every step outside of your room. The parking lot has zero security measures- no camera no nothing. My coworker had her car broken into and the hotel did nothing. Will not be coming back.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from hruiz2017, Front Office Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Responded Mar 11, 2020
Dear Marwamorgan, First of all allow us to thank you for your review, detailing your experiences from your stay with us, firstly please accept our apologies for the areas that we fell short of expectations. We are deeply sorry for what happen to your friend's car and that you had to go through this experience, this acts are occurring in all Santa Clara City and it is not just in our parking lot. We have been working with SCPD to get this controlled. On our side we have taken different measures, one of them was the increasing of the lightning, there are cameras outside that we share with ihop, we have signs around our parking lot, there is printed information on our Front desk to warn about this situation and we have our staff walking around the property and are instructed to report any suspicious activity. We will continue to do what is in our hands to prevent this to happen. We are very proud to know that our team of collaborators has managed to make your stay pleasant, to us your comments are very important because thanks to them we improve our service. Best Regards, Howard Ruiz Front Office Manager howard.ruiz@jdvhotels.com Avatar Hotel
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MarkoPolo1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
The staff were very nice, but I guess this is expected nowadays. The room had a small bathroom, showing its long at the tooth age. Although I wasn't looking for it, but in case you're wondering, it does not have rain shower head (despite claim being made on hotel's website)... Breakfast was not included (some travel websites show that it is unsure why). Yet the cost of stay was on par with high end hotels with much better amenities. I don't think being a part of World of Hyatt on its own justifies the high price of stay. On positive side, the parking was free. Will not stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from hruiz2017, Front Office Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Dear MarkoPolo1, First of all allow us to thank you for your review, detailing your experiences from your stay with us, firstly please accept our apologies for the areas that we fell short of expectations. We don't offer breakfast on our own as we don't have a kitchen, but you can find our breakfast packages that provide you with vouchers to be use in the IHOP nextdoor. We are very proud to know that our team of collaborators has managed to make your stay pleasant, to us your comments are very important because thanks to them we improve our service. Best Regards, Howard Ruiz Front Office Manager howard.ruiz@jdvhotels.com Avatar Hotel
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ThePashaB wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California43 contributions25 helpful votes
I didn't expect much from a hotel near a convention center but this was a very charming and unique boutique-esque hotel with incredibly welcoming staff and manager. Oh and there's free beer at the front desk.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from hruiz2017, Front Office Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear ThePashaB, First and foremost please let me thank you for choosing Avatar Hotel during your recent trip, we are so delighted to hear that everything was up to your expectations and that you enjoyed our facilities and service provided. We are glad you enjoy our Happy Hour. Your review encourage us to keep working hard and to accomplish always our main goal which is the complete satisfaction of all our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us and we are looking forward to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Howard Ruiz Front Office Manager howard.ruiz@jdvhotels.com Avatar Hotel
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ilak630 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I stayed at Avatar Hotel for a conference 4 years ago and thought it was really cute and it was a convenient mile walk to the convention center. I booked again for the same conference this year and unfortunately it got cancelled at the very last minute due to recommendations from the health department about coronavirus. I shortened my stay from 3 nights to one night and they refunded the two nights even though I had booked a non-refundable room. They were very helpful in an extremely frustrating situation for a lot of people!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from hruiz2017, Front Office Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear ilak630, First and foremost please let me thank you for your loyalty to our Hotel, we are sorry about what happen to your conference; one of our goals is to adapt to circumstances and provide memorable experiences to our guests, we are glad we manage to make that sour moment a little bit more sweet. Your review encourage us to keep working hard and to accomplish always our main goal which is the complete satisfaction of all our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us and we are looking forward to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Howard Ruiz Front Office Manager howard.ruiz@jdvhotels.com Avatar Hotel
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Leonard S wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
Clean, nicely appointed, centrally located, warm reception from the staff. A thoughtful variety of reading material was in the room- what a nice surprise. One concern, however. My car was broken into while parked directly in front of the hotel entrance. Apparently this neighborhood has security concerns. Security cameras conspicuously mounted at the front entrance would deter such acts.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from hruiz2017, Front Office Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear leonards527, First and foremost please let me thank you for choosing us during your recent trip, we are so delighted to hear that everything was up to your expectations and that you enjoyed our facilities and service provided. We are deeply sorry for what happen to your car and that you had to go through this experience, this acts are occurring in all Santa Clara City and it is not just in our parking lot. We have been working with SCPD to get this controlled. On our side we have taken different measures, one of them was the increasing of the lightning. There are cameras outside that we share with ihop and our staff is walking around the property and are instructed to report any suspicious activity. You will be surprised that the presence of cameras haven't reduced these acts to happen. One more time we are sorry to hear you are going though this unpleasant experience and we wish your case gets solve by the Police Department. We will continue to do what is in our hands to prevent this to happen. Best regards, Howard Ruiz Front Office Manager Avatar Hotel howard.ruiz@jdvhotels.com
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PRICE RANGE
$38 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western santa clara, holiday inn santa clara, santa clara holiday inn
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Clara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
168
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Nearby attractions include California's Great America (0.5 miles), Our Lady of Peace Church (0.3 miles), and AMC Mercado 20 (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Birk's Restaurant, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Pedro's Restaurant & Cantina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Winchester Mystery House (5.3 miles), History Park (8.2 miles), and Historic Saratoga Village (9.7 miles).
Is Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.