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Review of Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence
Sacramento, California
1 review
“Clean and efficient hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Hotel Avante is first-class and their employees know how to treat customers with quality customer service. We've stayed there twice in the past 9 months and each visit was met with very efficient check-in, a clean and comfortable room and fine breakfast amenities. The hotel is about 15 minutes from Stanford University and only about 5 minutes from downtown Mountain View. Many good restaurants only minutes away from Hotel Avante too.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mason M
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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Thank you for an incredible review and the 5 stars. It's great to see that on two separate occasions you received top notch service. It is our goal to be consistent and I'm so pleased to see we were. I agree there are some great restaurants not far away at all. Some in Sunnyvale and some in Mountain View. If you are a meat eater they just opened a new Paul Martin not far from the hotel. Thank you again for the wonderful review and taking the time to write it.

We look forward to your next visit.

Robin Donovan

General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Walnut Creek, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We have been back to Hotel Avante 3 times in the last year- Emanuel is a fantastic employee and made things incredibly comfortable and warming for us. Such a nice person-

We also love the blue paint in the rooms along with the carpet. It is all set up very nicely!

-Megan and Cate-

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank missmegan48
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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Hello Megan and Cate,

Thank you for the fantastic shout out to Emanuel, that was very nice of you. We think he is great too! I will share this note with him and thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. I hope you don't mind, but we are installing new carpet in the entire hotel. Let me know what you think of the new carpet!

Robin Donovan

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Eureka, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

The staff at this hotel was great. They were very professional but were friendly too. It was evident that they wanted my stay to be enjoyable. I liked the fact that the décor was not cookie cutter or sterile like you find in many places these days. The mid century modern theme was fun. The breakfast in the morning was good but the dining area is very small and crowded. A bit larger space would help a lot. I will stay there again should I need to return to the area.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FoodEvaluator
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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay and yes we are not "cookie cutter!" We pride ourselves on being genuine and not too box like. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and I agree sometimes the breakfast room can be crowded. I wish we could expand it, but there really isn't room to do so. Maybe would could remove the business center? Thanks for the ideas.

Best,

Robin Donovan

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Buenos Aires
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We were on our way from LA to San Francisco and we needed to decide where to stay before our arrival. We have already booked in SF the Hotel Tomo, which belongs to the a chain of boutique hotels called Joie de Vivre. Checking their site, we found a good rate at the Avante and made the reservation. The hotel is located in Mountain View, roughly 50 min from downtown SF. The hotel was better than expected, rooms were nicely furnished with a modern look, free parking, staff was friendly, and the rate included a breakfast that exceeded our expectations. It was a great preview to our stay at the Tomo in SF. I would recommend it to anyone needing to stay near Mountain View for business or on its way to SF.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mauricio76
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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you for enjoying our hotel and sharing your comments! I'm so pleased you appreciated the breakfast as we do try to add a lot of variety. The Tomo is another great hotel in our JDV Hotel collection and I am really happy you took the time to review our website, jdvhotels.com. Thank you again and have a great day.

Robin Donovan

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

This place is way below standard for the price of the room. I reserved a "deluxe king" for $225 a night before taxes - there was a terrible musty odor in the room when I arrived. (The windows have clearly not been opened in a while.) The toilet had no water in the basin upon arrival and did not look clean. Maintenance came right away to fix it; apparently it needed to be plunged. There were random hairs around the bathroom and bedside table. The carpet was worn and dirty. This room was clearly not inspected after it was "cleaned." I am checking out a night early and moving to the Hilton Garden Inn, a lovely small and clean hotel down the block on El Camino where I typically stay. It was sold out but they managed to find me a room. The staff at the Avante was extremely nice but who wants to pay good money to stay in a smelly, less than clean room without a functioning toilet? The creepy, low-lit entrance outside covered in blue Christmas lights doesn't do them any favors.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carrie L
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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Hello Carrie L.

I am so sorry that the room was not fully inspected and the toilet fixed before your arrival. You are 100% correct that should have been address before you were checked in. I have already followed up with our team as that is not up to our usual high standards. The good news is we are replacing all the carpet in the hotel and the vanities starting in Feb. 25th. We understand and agree they need to be replaced. Again, we are so sorry we did not live up to your or our standards. As you can see by other reviews we really do care about cleanliness.

Thank you,

Robin
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Evanston, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

I stayed in the hotel for 2 nights and found the prices to be bit higher than expected. The location of the hotel is superb as there are nice restaurants at walking distances. I also liked the fact that breakfast was included in itinerary.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anwar1122
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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
I'm pleased to see you found the rooms clean and tidy and also enjoyed the breakfast. We try to put out a lot of different foods to please all people. Yes, this area of Mountain View hotel prices are high. It is due to all the high tech companies in the area and the fact the we sell out almost every Mon-Thur. We are working on upgrading our hotel and not increasing our rates.

All the best to you,

Robin Donovan

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Maryland
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189 reviews
184 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Everyone has those "goto" hotels that you always feel comfortable with making the choice. This trip I decided to step outside the box. So I choose this hotel. This price was great compared to anything in the area. Free breakfast. Workout room. Internet. The room was clean with lots of lighting. Maid service was excellent. Loved the hand written notes they left each day. A nice touch. A touch no one even thinks of doing anywhere. Gym was small but had cardio and free weights. Breakfast had cooked foods in addition to the carb centric pastries you can get anywhere. Nice. Staff was really welcoming. Would stay here anytime again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank leroyk
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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Isn't it great to step out of your comfort zone and be pleasantly surprised! Thank you so much for the excellent comments and the 5 stars. It is always our goal to do the little extra and unexpected. We look forward to your next stay.

Best,

Robin Donovan

General Manager
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Property: Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Address: 860 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
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Region: United States > California > Mountain View
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Mountain View
#5 Romantic Hotel in Mountain View
#6 Family Hotel in Mountain View
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Avante is a handsome oasis, ideally located in the bustling heart of Silicon Valley. Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, the Hotel Avante is inspired by Mid-Century stylings and contemporary urban lifestyles. Clever amenities throughout the guestrooms make them as efficient as they are comfortable. Special features throughout the hotel include our Hi-Fi Lounge, heated pool, hot tub, and courtyard. ... more   less 
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