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“Unexpected Oasis” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Domain Hotel

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The Domain Hotel
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Sunnyvale
Berkeley, California
1 review
“Unexpected Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The hotel is well appointed and the staff top notch. I can not compliment the front desk (Jenna) and room service enough. Both were extremely friendly and helpful. I wasn't expecting such a secluded ambiance based on location, but the lobby, pool, spa and fitness center are top notch. The rooms were quiet, nicely furnished, the beds quite comfortable (Sleep Number). The restaurant is excellent and efficient - even during a breakfast rush we were seated and served immediately.
I stayed for the location, but will be returning for the hotel and staff.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DavidT_CA
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Todd M, Manager at The Domain Hotel, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear David,

Jenna was honored by your comments. Nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of our guest. Hearing that she went above and beyond makes us very proud. Please come back and see us anytime.

Sincerely,

Todd Metzger
Rooms Director
Domain Hotel * A Joie De Vivre Hotel
1085 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale CA
Tel: 408-247-0800
Fax: 408-984-7120
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

I have spent 6 weeks staying at The Domain in the past ten months and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Sunnyvale area. This is a wonderful, well managed hotel in a very convenient location. The staff is great. The breakfast buffet is awesome.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
Helpful?
Thank smsquest
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Todd M, Manager at The Domain Hotel, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Smsquest,

We are delighted to have you as our guest and look forward to serving you in your future stays in San Jose!

Sincerely,

Todd Metzger
Rooms Director
Domain Hotel * A Joie De Vivre Hotel
1085 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale CA
Tel: 408-247-0800
Fax: 408-984-7120
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

For a hotel sitting on Camino Real, this hotel does its very best to appear like an oasis. The pool and hot tub area is nice, as is the bar and restaurant. Very cool vibe in the hotel, chill music playing throughout the lobby.

The rooms are very nice and room service has great options.

I was quite happy and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Shel S
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Todd M, Manager at The Domain Hotel, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Shel,

You have a great eye. We just received our new pool furniture making it even more of an oasis! Your survey and comments are greatly appreciated and will only help us continue to improve! Thanks for your continued business.

Sincerely,

Todd Metzger
Rooms Director
Domain Hotel * A Joie De Vivre Hotel
1085 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale CA
Tel: 408-247-0800
Fax: 408-984-7120
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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We ended up at this hotel completely by accident, having been asked if we could 'walk' from the hotel we were booked at (Moorpark, also a JDV) hotel. Apparently they had overbooked and we arrived late at night and our room had been given away. That said, staff at both hotels were super accomodating and generous (free bottle of wine for being willing to head over to Domain). While the location wasn't as convenient for us, the hotel was super nice. We had a corner room (suite) and the decor was very fun and hipster- reminded us more of the Kimpton hotel chain style.

I would have rated it as a 5, but the breakfast in the morning was just so-so.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank KEMP527
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Todd M, Manager at The Domain Hotel, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Kemp527,

We appreciate your loyalty to Joie De Vivre and Commune Hotels. I apologize for having to move your reservation, but am very pleased to hear we were able to accommodate you at the Domain. If you ever need assistance in booking in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Todd Metzger
Rooms Director
Domain Hotel * A Joie De Vivre Hotel
1085 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale CA
Tel: 408-247-0800
Fax: 408-984-7120
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

This facility is fantastic. Extremely clean, newly renovated, great breakfast, free paper, one of the best stays ever. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Truly a unique hotel if you are a discriminating traveler.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 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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Helpful?
Thank Paul B
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Todd M, Manager at The Domain Hotel, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Paul B,

Unique is what we are after! We love creating unique experiences for all of our guest. We realize not everyone travels for the same reason, and we want to do our best to make it memorable for all of them. Thank you for your kind comments.

Sincerely,

Todd Metzger
Rooms Director
Domain Hotel * A Joie De Vivre Hotel
1085 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale CA
Tel: 408-247-0800
Fax: 408-984-7120
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Great place to stay. The restaurant has a good menu and really good food. The bar is perfect: low key, good atmosphere, and the best bartender around. Jeff is always friendly, professional, and efficient. Excellent employee! He's part of the reason I return again and again and why I recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GrandpaGreer
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Todd M, Manager at The Domain Hotel, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear GrandpaGreer,

I cannot thank you enough for your positive feedback and comments. The Team and I look forward to seeing you again at the Domain Hotel.

Sincerely,

Todd Metzger
Rooms Director
Domain Hotel * A Joie De Vivre Hotel
1085 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale CA
Tel: 408-247-0800
Fax: 408-984-7120
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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I had a brief stayed at The Domain for a two day training class. The accommodations for the class were fine: plenty of room for 50+ people. We were in the main part of the hotel for class so we had easy access to our rooms, lobby, and so forth.

The staff was outstanding, in particular, Jeffrey, Daniel, and Maggie. They were exceptional. Jeffrey remembered my drink order. Daniel drove us to the airport and was wonderful. And, Maggie was always there at meal times and took care of everything so efficiently! As a customer, I felt appreciated unlike when traveling on the airlines.

The pictures accurately represent the the hotel lobby and rooms.

My room had a perfect sleepnumber kingsize bed; it was heavenly.

Room Tip: My room was on the first floor and just off the lobby. Too noisy early in the morning with staff set...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Pencils99
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Todd M, Manager at The Domain Hotel, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Dear Pencils99,

Nothing is more gratifying then receiving positive comments from our guest. The staff was very pleased to hear we hit the mark with your overall experience.

We are excited to serve you in the future.

Sincerely,

Todd Metzger
Rooms Director
Domain Hotel * A Joie De Vivre Hotel
1085 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale CA
Tel: 408-247-0800
Fax: 408-984-7120
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Property: The Domain Hotel
Address: 1085 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3755
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Region: United States > California > Sunnyvale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Sunnyvale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Domain Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 136
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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