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Luzon, Philippines
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LOCATION If you have business in Silicon Valley, Avatar's location is very convenient. It's just across Palo Alto Networks and an Intel office is just a short walk away. Google's Mountain View campus, Apple's Cupertino HQ and Facebook's mini-city in Menlo Park are just 10 to 15 minutes Uber rides away. A good 15 minute walk takes you to AMC...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was prompted to write this review by the question in their survey about whether the hotel/area provided the authentic local experience. So, the useful stuff first: 1) The hotel itself, the staff etc. is great. 2) One problem is that it doesn't have black-out curtains, and there was an outer light for the walkway very close to my window,...

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Dear rrraven, I would like to thank you for taking time of sharing your recent experience at Avatar Hotel with us, it is very important for us to receive your feedback and we are glad to know that you were satisfied with the service offered. Our team is doing a tremendous job to make sure all our guests are having...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is within walking distance to Levi Stadium. We stayed from Friday to Monday and, unfortunately, would not stay here again. The one positive is that the hotel staff was very friendly. That's where my positive experience ended. The hotel itself reminds me of a slightly updated Motel 6. We were in room 410. The room was very small....

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Dear Roecks 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...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the area, the hotel is reasonably priced but here are some reasons to give you pause: 1) The wall thermostat was broken, so all controls had to be done at the heater unit. 2) No closet 3) The shower head could not be adjusted so water sprayed toward the bathtub fixtures. 4) Hot/cold knob was labeled incorrectly. 5) The...

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Dear jmomand 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...

Martinez, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice converted motel within an easy walk to Levi's stadium. Our room was very clean-lined in an Ikea-esque sort of way. Classy, clean and comfortable. Biggest flat screen TV I've ever seen in a motel. The discount at the IHOP next door was nice for breakfast. Very friendly staff allowed us to check in hours early...

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Dear Localgirl6, We really appreciate you took the time to write such a detailed review of your recent stay at Avatar Hotel, it is very helpful for us to have your feedback as well for all the future travelers coming to our Hotel. We are delighted to read that you had such a wonderful experience and that we were able...

Spring Branch
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Well maintained older property. Renovations and splashes of color take this 1970-80's hotel from old to trendy. It was a comfortable short stay for considerably less cost than comparable surrounding properties. Will stay here again next time I visit Silicon Valley.

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Dear robertrX9595YU, 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...

Mission Viejo, CA, United States
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Location, location, location plus an excellent staff, accommodations and a very fair price for Silicon Valley. Also, close to outstanding restaurants, entertainment (i.e. Great America). I highly recommend the Avatar Hotel for business or pleasure trips.

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Dear Michael S, I would like to thank you for taking time of sharing your recent experience at Avatar Hotel with us, it is very important for us to receive your feedback and we are glad to know that you were satisfied with the service offered. Our team is doing a tremendous job to make sure all our guests are...

Amsterdam, New York
Reviewed November 17, 2016

This hotel is a bit outdated but it is clean. The staff is friendly but do not expect any special treatment even if you have an extended stay like I did. The true gem about here is that it is only a short walk from Levis stadium, Great America theme park, the convention center and the bike/walk trail to name...

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Dear Chris P, I would like to thank you for taking time of sharing your recent experience at Avatar Hotel with us, it is very important for us to receive your feedback and we are glad to know that you were satisfied with the service offered. Our team is doing a tremendous job to make sure all our guests are...

Northern California
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Smallish room with minimalist but colorful decorating. Pros: Immaculately clean, nice bedding and towels, effective air conditioning, numerous power and USB outlets available. Cons: noisy traffic extended to early morning hours (due to nearby theme park), periodic dank smell (I would associate with a 60's motel), inconvenient elevator (you wanted to hoof it up the stairs, anyway, right?). Included breakfast...

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Dear Allan P, I would like to thank you for taking time of sharing your recent experience at Avatar Hotel with us, it is very important for us to receive your feedback and we are glad to know that you were satisfied with the service offered. Our team is doing a tremendous job to make sure all our guests are...

austin
Reviewed October 27, 2016

It works but be aware is a quirkily re-done old motel. Re-done IKEA style -it's ok but cheap. Small, tiny bathroom ala 1960s but very clean. Good wifi, free parking, near airport and a new Whole Foods. Staff was great. Fitness room is terrible.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 4200 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1210
Location: United States > California > Santa Clara
Price Range: $121 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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Also Known As:
Best Western Santa Clara
Holiday Inn Santa Clara
Santa Clara Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Santa Clara
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Clara
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“Quieter rooms and best parking can be found in the rear of the hotel (facing away from the parkway).”
 of 5 bubbles allanp53, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the view facing the pool for easy access in and out of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles , Oct 8, 2016 | Read review
“Room smelled of disinfectant upon entry; not what I expect from a $350/ night room”
 of 5 bubbles F5546PDthomast, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Any room is a good room at this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles sduris, Sep 23, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the higest floor are *quiet*!”
 of 5 bubbles RPMNashua_NH, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
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