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Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Before I even get to the customer service,let me say that this hotel is ideally located just a short 5 minute drive from Castro Street (lots of restaurants) and the Mt View train station. We used Uber to get to Levi Stadium for about $15. Our room was clean and comfortable, the complimentary breakfast and evening wine reception (no micorbrews...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Dean H. I agree, Michelle and the entire team rock at customer service! I am so happy you enjoyed our little quaint hotel and city of Mountain View. Take care and we hope to see you soon. Robin Donovan General Manager

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed over in Hotel Avante on a business trip. The Hotel is very central and easy to get around from there. I enjoyed my stay, the rooms are a decent size. The Hotel is clean, didn't have any issues there. The breakfast room was quite small, not too much of a selection as what you'd get in a bigger...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Denzoum, What a nice review and thank you for the wonderful comments about Michelle, she is a lovely person. She and the entire team really do want to make sure you have a perfect experience. Next time we will do our very best to earn that 4th star from you. Have a great day, Robin Donovan General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Hotel Avante a week ago for 9 nights -- just love this hotel for location, amenities, staff (Front Desk and Housekeeping - all excellent!), and affordability. I traveled to Silicon Valley in mid-November to visit family and our Palo Alto branch of the firm I work for, and this hotel hit the mark on both visits,...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

WOW, thank you JL F, for the extensive and well written review. It is great to see that on both of your long term visits we were consistent and didn't disappoint you. The team is stellar and I am so proud of how much they care about the hotel and every guests that comes through the door. Thank you so...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a hotel close to my family's apartment and close to Stanford Medical Center to visit a family member. The hotel looks a little out dated from the outside but once you get inside... it is immaculate!! Very modern, very eclectic, very comfortable!!! Very helpful front desk!! Easy check in. The rooms are renovated with all the modern necessities....

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Felicia O, From the mouths of babe to making my day. I love that you asked your children which they liked best and very happy Hotel Avante was the winner! Thank you for the amazing review and 5 stars. I'm glad we could make your holiday weekend a pleasant one and we look forward to seeing you on the...

South Pasadena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I always stay here during our yearly fall trips to the area. Hotel Avante is a fun and hip (but not overly hip) place with great weekend rates. The location is wonderful, as it's close to both Stanford and all the restaurants on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. The included breakfast is what takes things over...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Welcome back shihsl! Thanks for staying with us again and for the fantastic review. I really do love our Equator coffee too. I am very touched that you mentioned how the staff genuinely seems to love working at Hotel Avante. We hope that they do and we do our best to make it a good place to work. I think...

Escondido, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel. Very comfortable. Very clean. Amazing staff. Nathan who is typically at the front desk always makes you feel at home and like you are a valued guest. I refuse to stay anywhere else in Mountain View.

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello stevewies, This review and Nathan rock! Nothing better than to hear that you refuse to stay anywhere but the Hotel Avante when you are in town. You are truly a valued guest and thanks for the 5 stars and for sharing your visit with the world. We look forward to seeing you again, take care. Robin Donovan General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Avante, and we had a very pleasant experience. I called ahead to inquire about the room, and Kristen, answered my question quickly and thoroughly. When we checked in, Kristen helped us again, and her customer service was fantastic. Having someone greet you with such care is important to me, and I would happily...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Emm M, It is really great to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your experience at Hotel Avante. Kristen is a rock star at customer service and we are lucky to have her and the rest of the A-Team! We look forward to seeing you again and thanks for the review and the 5 stars. Robin Donovan...

Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything in the room was very modern and clean. The space is small but comfortable. It had a European feel. Nice pool and hot tub. Staff was very friendly. Breakfast was only so-so. It is conveniently located on El Camino.

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi rebeccajaneking, Thanks for the 5 star review and nice comments. We truly appreciate the feedback and are sorry the breakfast was only so-so. We hope you have a chance to come back and visit again soon. Robin Donovan General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every six months I attend a meeting in Mountain View. Without a second thought I make a reservation at the Avante. This time there was some confusion with regard to some specifics on my reservation when I arrived late on a Sunday night. By Monday morning the Operations Manager was on top of it, and all was made right. Special...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello deanland, I can't thank you enough for noticing and mentioning Petra. She is truly a gem of a person and has the heart of an Innkeeper. She will do anything she can to take care of "her" guests. She has been doing this for a number of years and she loves what she does. She is a wonderful asset...

Mountain View, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Avante on El Camino Real in Mountain View, CA is my favorite place to stay when I travel to Silicon Valley for work, which I do at least a couple of times per month these days. I like it for so many reasons … it’s a smaller “boutique” hotel that provides absolutely stellar customer service – Nathan and Crystal...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

All I can say is WOW, what a fantastic and well written review! You get us and we love you for it. We are not a big hotel, and we can't change it and we don't want to change it. We like being a unique boutique hotel and thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 860 E El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2808
Region: United States > California > Mountain View
Price Range: RM541 - RM1,919 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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Also Known As:
Avante Hotel Mountain View
Avante Mountain View
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Mountain View
#5 Romantic Hotel in Mountain View
#6 Family Hotel in Mountain View
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“Use the "heat" light in the bathroom if you don't want to hear the "fan" light in the middle of the night ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles 631jlf, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on 4th floor very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles feliciao375, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I always ask for the fourth floor, but that's my personal preference. This time I'm in a room on the third floor, and it's great too.”
 of 5 bubbles christinegL4452UN, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great Value Especially For Silicon Valley & Really Nice Friendly Staff”
 of 5 bubbles onlnsurfer, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be prepared to not count 'free breakfast' as a perk.”
 of 5 bubbles cagreeneggz, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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