I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on a recent visit and I have to say that I'm very impressed with this "Joie de Vivre" hotel. I will definitely be staying at this chain of hotels in the future.
When I arrived at this hotel, it was obvious that it was fairly new and probably renovated from a previous hotel. The lobby was NICE! I really enjoyed the way it looked. It was very different from the typical hotel lobby and looks nicer than some of the other more expensive hotels like Sheraton or Hilton. Throughout the hotel, you see signs stating that the staff and the hotel would like to exceed your expectation. I felt that the staff certainly did.
Our room was on the second floor facing the inside of the hotel. I read somewhere that it is the room you usually get if you bought from one of those unpublished rate/bidding sites. I did so I wasn't surprised to get the room. It was a very nice room. Very well appointed and the bed was a sleep number bed which my wife loved. I played around with the bed quite a bit trying to find my perfect number.
The hotel is located on El Camino Real which is very close to several restaurants. The Ranch 99 market is also a short 10 to 15 minute drive away from the hotel. The location was definitely a big plus for me when I realized where it was located.
My only con which made me take off one point from my rating is the wireless internet. For some reason, my iPad kept getting disconnected from the wireless internet. I tried a variety of things but couldn't get the connection to stay stable. It would work for about 15 minutes and then drop off. This was definitely quite annoying. The hotel does offer the option of a wired connection but that is just not possible with an iPad.
I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone who wants to stay in Sunnyvale. Skip the major chains and give this hotel a try. I don't think you would be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Silicon Valley boutique hotel, ideally located where Sunnyvale meets Santa Clara, The Domain Hotel offers travelers a contemporary feeling hotel that infuses the technology vibe of the valley through its services and amenities yet embraces the natural outdoor beauty of Northern California through its inspired decor offering guests a unique choice in room type - tranquility or awakening rooms. All guestrooms feature flat-screen LCD TVs, sleep number beds and ample work space. ... more less
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