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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 23 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 20 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!

Milpitas, California
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We stayed at the Avatar to attend an event at the Levi Stadium. The hotel is a remodeled motel (Days Inn?) into a boutique hotel. The rooms furnishing were ultra modern, my wife said it reminder her of the Jetsons. Room was comfortable, bathroom small but adequate. Staff friendly and efficient. One complaint is that the hotel has outside hallways...

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

Thank you alolewis for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor! I am so glad to hear your wife enjoyed the decor during your stay and found the Avatar Hotel to meet your expectations during your travels. We appreciate all of your feedback as this is a way that we can continue to grow and improve the level...

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights while my husband attended a trade show at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We chose this hotel as it was much more affordable than anything else in the vicinity. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable enough, and there was a nice lounge area where a free drink was...

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

Thank you Swissmiss001 for your great review about our property! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed you stay and the convenience to the convention center during his business travel. We hope to see you again!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

We spent a pretty penny purchasing tickets to watch the 49ers play at Levi Stadium so there want much left in the budget for accommodation. We chose the avatar for a few reasons: price, proximity to the stadium, free parking. It was easily half the price of the larger hotel chains on the same street. It was about 20 mins...

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

Thank you carpediemourway for the great review! I am so glad to hear that you found the Avatar Hotel to be close and convenient to the new Levi Stadium and enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you next season!

Woodinville, Washington
Reviewed 13 February 2015

I was tempted to give it two starts based on the room I had. I'm guessing I would have easily given others rooms 3 or possibly 4 stars. The good: The hotel staff was friendly and efficient. The gentleman that checked me in had several good restaurant recommendations. My room was clean and the bed was surprisingly comfortable. I prefer...

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

Thank you Mdkirkpatrick for taking the time to review the Avatar Hotel. I am so sorry to hear about the number of issues that you experienced during your stay with us. I couldn't agree with you more about hotel essentials. All of the aesthetics in the world can't make up for lack of sleep. If you are willing, I would...

Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

I am a high school debate coach, so I travel frequently for business and on holidays and in the summer for pleasure. In all my decades of traveling, the Avatar is my vision of hotel Nirvana! The hotel exudes California. It is fresh, modern, funky, beautifully landscaped with delightful nooks and rooms to sit and enjoy, all with colorful accents...

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

Thank you SO much Jill for your wonderful review of the Avatar hotel! Your kind words mean the world to us, and we are so happy to hear that your stay was above and beyond your expectations! Please come visit us again soon!

Carson City, Nevada
Reviewed 6 February 2015

This is a renovated old hotel, or rather, motel, with furnishings, color, and design aimed to reflect modern and pop styles and look and feel like something unique and different than the nearby giant hotels. They did a great job at it. But, don't go there expecting a Hilton, Marriot, etc. There are plenty of those multi-story chain hotels along...

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

Thank you SpoonerSummit for taking the time to leave a review about your recent stay with us! I'm glad to hear that you found the charm and unique vibe of the Avatar Hotel appealing and worth recommending to others! We definitely enjoy standing out and our modern yet "unstuffy" appeal :) We hope to see you again!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • 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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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
Region: United States > California > Santa Clara
Price Range: ₹ 9,975 - ₹ 24,485 (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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“no food options in the hotel or near by. So plan on using Doordash or going out for food.”
InnKeepersOpinion, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bottom floor has excellent rooms near the swimming pool.”
fineasfuk, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quieter rooms and best parking can be found in the rear of the hotel (facing away from the parkway).”
allanp53, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose the view facing the pool for easy access in and out of the rooms.”
, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room smelled of disinfectant upon entry; not what I expect from a $350/ night room”
F5546PDthomast, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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