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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.
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Cozy fireplace in lobby and walking distance to Great America amusement park and Levi Stadium. Attached to hotel is an IHOP, great for breakfast.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSanta Clara Convention Center20 min walk
    Popular LocationLevi's Stadium2 min drive
    AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)7 min drive
    Popular LocationCalifornia's Great America8 min drive

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About this area

Santa Clara

Located in Santa Clara, Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel is near a metro station and near theme parks. Shoreline Amphitheatre and Computer History Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include The Tech Interactive and Children's Discovery Museum. Check out an event or a game at Levi's Stadium, and consider making time for California's Great America, a top attraction not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Santa Clara Convention Center - 20 min walk
  • Levi's Stadium - 2 min drive
  • California's Great America - 8 min drive
  • Yahoo Headquarters - 9 min drive
  • Santa Clara University - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Clara Great America Station - 3 min drive
  • Great America Station - 18 min walk
  • AirportNorman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 7 min drive

Restaurants

  • IHOP — 1 min walk
  • Parcel 104 — 7 min walk
  • Tomatina — 12 min walk
  • Mexicali Grill — 15 min walk
  • Birk's Restaurant — 15 min walk

About this property

Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3-star boutique hotel near Intel Museum
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 168 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, free newspapers, and hair dryers.
Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel offers 168 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary newspapers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of GBAC STAR (Hyatt)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free reception (select days)
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from November 3 2020 to December 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per week, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay
Dogs only
2 per room (up to 50 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per pet, per week
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Avatar Hotel
Avatar Hotel Santa Clara
Avatar Santa Clara
Hotel Avatar
Avatar Hotel a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Avatar Hotel, A Joie De Vivre
Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Hotel
Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Santa Clara
Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Hotel Santa Clara

Frequently asked questions

Does Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay and a fee of USD 75.00 per pet, per week. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel located?
Situated in Santa Clara, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Intel Museum and Santa Clara Convention Center. Levi's Stadium and California's Great America are also within 2 mi (3 km). Great America Station is 18 minutes by foot and Old Ironsides Station is 19 minutes.
4.3
Excellent
5 - Excellent
503
4 - Good
373
3 - Okay
81
2 - Poor
30
1 - Terrible
13

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cozy fireplace in lobby and walking distance to Great America amusement park and Levi Stadium. Attached to hotel is an IHOP, great for breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities
The room was comfortable and very clean. The place was almost completely empty - of at least 100 rooms - probably 6 were occupied. No one around. That was ok, but no frills either - no coffee or tea in lounge for example. That was ok - as we paid an excellent COVID rate...however the person at the desk insisted we needed to sign out a 2 hour timeslot to use the pool - which seemed ridiculous since the COVID occupancy of 16 was almost surely fewer than were staying there. It seemed unnecessarily bureaucratic in a time when rules are everywhere. Also that desk attendant was quite reticent to welcome us or give us any information about where anything was...it was a little sad since Santa Clara was practically a ghost town. The pool was very clean, though, and it was convenient to KP which is where we were headed. Beyond that, it was very nice to be next door to Kisha, a good Indian restaurant with full bar that had an outdoor dining porch - not a parklet- and we enjoyed a lovely dinner.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The reception staff was exceptionally friendly, always helpful and with a smile. Great location for a short walk to either Levi Stadium or Great America.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Rooms are dirty, equipment filthy and have mold!
What can I say?, This use to be my go to hotel when I was in town. My last stay was a nightmare!!! I had to ask to be moved 2x due to the acceptable room conditions. Even when the staff assured me they had check the room and everything was good. I found mold on the walls, to dritty coffee pot with a built-up slime inside and broken tub facets. After my second move I just decide to wait and check out the next day. This hotel is dirty, the rooms are NOT properly clean and maintained. It needs a total over haul. Stay anywhere else but here!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location near Levis and Great America. A little jet noise. You can tell this was a renovated hotel and they did a nice job on the interior and rooms. The elevators and walkways look old. The staff was very nice and accommodating and we would stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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