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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Stayed for 3 nights in a king room for an event at the Levi's Stadium. Location was great, about 30 minutes from San Francisco airport, there was a Walmart and a selection of chain resturants about 5 minutes drive away and a Bennigans and ihop next to the hotel. Hotel was within easy walking distance of the stadium which saved...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Stephanie for the review. I am so sorry to hear about the room accommodation issues you experienced. Please know that we will match ANY third party rate you find our hotel on directly by calling our hotel directly. We know that nothing can replace the value of direct communication with our guest that we receive when booking a...

Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Just checked into this hotel. The grounds are very nice. The room is small but adequate. The rooms and grounds are very clean and inviting. The front desk is very nice and greeted me with a smile and nice conversation. I will keep this place on my radar if I visit again.

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Tim for your great review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel staff to be welcoming and friendly! We hope to see you again in the future!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Okay, this is a renovate MOTEL. You need to keep that in mind. Your room opens to the outside and there's not a whole lot of privacy. But the vibe of the place and the great furnishings and amenities more than make up for that. PROS:

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you TravelMommy1 for the great review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your pool view room during your travels and found the room to be exactly what you were looking for. We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 8 April 2015

So I dont know if somehow trip advisor is supporting these guys but every time I enter a review they reject it. Maybe Im supposed to wax on poetically about how awesome it is but... its average. its expensive, its conjoined with an IHOP it has free parking=good, free wifi thats actually fast = good breakfast is 10 dollar coupons...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations for the cost AZBixguy. I'm unsure of the exact dates of travel, but like all hotels, our rates to fluctuate based on events occurring at Levi Stadium as well at the Convention Center. I understand how frustrating this can be when you are here one weekend and 2 weeks...

Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 7 April 2015

They couldn't have treated us any better than they did. The staff at the desk went out of there way to make our stay perfect. There employees who work there were so nice and helpful! The rooms were immaculately clean! Fresh linens everyday. Smelled fresh. You sure can tell when a hotel is managed properly. We were there for a...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Sandy for your kind words! We definitely work hard as a team to go above and beyond the expectations of our guests and I am so glad this was apparent to you during your stay with us. Thank you again! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Alameda, California
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We were the parents of the Groom for a wedding nearby, and showed up early. Jessica, at the front desk, understood completely and checked us in so we could nap before the nuptials. The room was great... quiet, clean and comfy!! And so close to Levi Stadium and Great America!! I'm actually hoping for another reason to stay here again...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Jeanne for the great review! I'm so glad we were able to get you checked in early so that you could nap and enjoy such a special day with your son and family! We hope to welcoming you back in the future the next time you travel to the Santa Clara area.

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I would recommend and consider staying in this hotel again. Very good customer service and overall comfort and setting of the hotel are great. Plus for those who enjoy late night bite, there is an ihop conveniently located within the hotel premise.

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Sandra for sharing your experience at the Avatar Hotel! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and would recommend it to others as well! We hope to see you again in the future!

Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 21 March 2015

I stayed at the Avatar last week during a business trip for training. I thought the hotel was awesome & the staff was excellent. I specifically wanted to thank Melissa for making my stay exceptional, she went far above & beyond the call of customer service making sure that my stay was nothing less than exceptional. I would recommend this...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Steven for the great review and acknowledgment of Melissa's above and beyond service! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 7 March 2015

The day before yesterday(05 Mar.,2015)I came to Santa Clara city for a business trip from Shanghai,China.This is my first staying at Avatar hotel, from now on,13 hours later I will fly back but I didn't know how to book my transportation to San Francisco airport with a Shared Ride Van, the hotel staff, Mr.Nikko, saw me in trouble in making...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you DEARLY Nelson for acknowledging the wonderful service that Nikko provided to you during your stay! I am so glad to hear that he was able to go above and beyond your expectations and assist you with your travel arrangements the way that he did! He makes us all here at the Avatar very proud and is a great...

Coronado, California
Reviewed 28 February 2015

I stayed at the hotel about two weeks ago for training. My company choose the hotel for the price. The room was very clean and nice. I stayed there for a week and never had an issue with noise. I really like the first drink is on the house at bar the bartender was very helpful and friendly. The girl...

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Jamie Y, Operations Manager at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Joshxxxle for the great review! Jessica was very excited to see her name and services recognized on TripAdvisor! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the complimentary drink on the house nightly in our Commons area. Come visit us again!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre 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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre 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 Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Region: United States > California > Santa Clara
Price Range: $167 - $496 (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, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose the view facing the pool for easy access in and out of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room smelled of disinfectant upon entry; not what I expect from a $350/ night room”
 of 5 bubbles F5546PDthomast, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room is a good room at this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles sduris, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the higest floor are *quiet*!”
 of 5 bubbles RPMNashua_NH, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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