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Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel

4200 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1210
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 08/30/2021.Read more
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Room & Suite (155)
Pool & Beach (23)
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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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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 34 hotels in Santa Clara
Travelers' Choice
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)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Game room
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid public parking on-site
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese
924Reviews10Q+A95Room tips
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Zuldll wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
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
1 Helpful vote
Nancy R wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
PotreroGuy wrote a review Jul 2020
San Francisco, California16 contributions18 helpful votes
The hotel charges $100 as a pet fee if you don’t inform them PRIOR to arrival. You’re supposed to call them beforehand...and then they ONLY charge $75, which is overpriced for a motel. Who has time to call beforehand? Is it really that much trouble to accommodate a pet at arrival? — the hotel was practically empty. If they’d made it clear they were going to charge extra at check-in I would have changed hotels. Otherwise an unexceptional property. No services available.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
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
2 Helpful votes
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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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
$112 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Mercardo 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, Parcel 104, 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.