$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 29, 2015 Check-out: Jun 1, 2015

Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4 stars
View map of 860 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
72 reviews
Great experience!

The hotel was very nice and modern. Breakfast was good and they even got soy milk for me. They have... See full review

  • Anniversary2013
  • May 14, 2015
Home away from home

Very comfortable. Loved the furnishings, decor and art. Great location for day trips in the Bay... See full review

  • Visitors from NW
  • Jul 17, 2014
Avant-garde Silicon Valley hotel with outside-the-box amenities
Creativity is encouraged at every turn at Joie de Vivre's Hotel Avante Mountain View. Rearrangeable furniture on wheels, toys and office supplies in rooms, a music-listening lounge and once-a-week chair massages are intended to inspire the mostly business crowd who stays in this boutique hotel. A central Mountain View location is appealing, but complimentary amenities such as a local shuttle, Wi-Fi, continental breakfast and a weeknight wine-and-beer reception are what keep guests coming back.
Highlights:
  • Named as one of the "Chic Geek Hotels Around the World" by Wired Magazine for its high-tech and creative amenities
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Free continental breakfast and weekday wine-and-beer reception
Rooms:

The ultra-modern rooms in Joie de Vivre's Hotel Avante Mountain View have dark-wood furnishings, all on wheels to allow guests to rearrange rooms to their liking. Work desks are split in two. The left side contains office supplies, and the right side has a Yo-Yo, Etch-a-Sketch and Rubik's Cube for stress-busting. Next to each bed, dressed with Egyptian cotton linens, is an "idea pad" for jotting down middle-of-the-night inspirations. Other standard amenities include weekday newspapers, 24-hour room service, high-speed Internet, cable TV, coffee-makers, bathrobes and mini-bars.

Features:
This certified green hotel offers an array of offbeat amenities, such as the hi-fi music and reading lounge and the complimentary chair massages on Tuesday evenings. More standard features at Joie de Vivre's Hotel Avante Mountain View, such as an outdoor pool and hot tub, 24-hour business center and a fitness center with cardio machines and free weights, are also available. A daily continental breakfast, weeknight reception with local beers and wine and a local weekday shuttle to companies within a 10-mile radius are complimentary.

Transportation:
  • San Jose International Airport (10.8 mi/17.4 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (26.6 mi/42.8 km)
  • Oakland International Airport (35.1 mi/56.6 km)
  • Caltrain (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • VTA light rail (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • VTA bus stop (across the street)
  • Complimentary shuttle to companies within a 10- mile radius of the hotel
Attractions:
  • Castro Street (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
  • Santa Clara Convention Center (6.6 km/10.6 km)
  • California's Great America (7.4 mi/12 km)
  • Stanford University (7.7 mi/12.4 km)
  • San Jose Convention Center (13.3 mi/21.4 km)
Business:
  • Meeting rooms for 12 to 20 people, including a boardroom with a Rubik's Cube-studded conference table
  • Complimentary 24-hour business center
  • Free wireless Internet throughout the hotel and in rooms

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Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

Avante Queen with Free Breakfast
Guestroom with One Queen Bed, includes Complimentary European Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet Access, Custom Furnishings, 316 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Linens, Writing Desk, a Two Line Cordless Speaker Phone with Voicemail and Data Port, CD Stereo, Honor Bar, Iron & Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Makeup Mirrors, Bathrobes, Cable TV with Pay-Per-View Movies, Executive Toy Box, Electronic Lock, AC, Free Parking. Lather Bath Products. Room is 290 Square Feet.
Avante King with Free Breakfast
Guestroom with One King Bed, includes Complimentary European Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet Access, Custom Furnishings, 316 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Linens, Writing Desk, a Two Line Cordless Speaker Phone with Voicemail and Data Port, CD Stereo, Honor Bar, Iron & Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Makeup Mirrors, Bathrobes, Cable TV with Pay-Per-View Movies, Executive Toy Box, Electronic Lock, AC, Free Parking. Lather Bath Products. Room is 320 Square Feet.
Avante Two Double Beds with Free Breakfast
Guestroom with Two Double Beds, includes Complimentary European Breakfast, Free High Speed Internet Access, Custom Furnishings, 316 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Linens, Writing Desk, a Two Line Cordless Speaker Phone with Voicemail and Data Port, CD Stereo, Honor Bar, Iron & Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Makeup Mirrors, Bathrobes, Cable TV with Pay-Per-View Movies, Executive Toy Box, Electronic Lock, AC, Free Parking. Lather Bath Products. Room is 320 Square Feet.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
72 out of 72
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.4

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anniversary2013
Business
cupey
May 14, 2015

Great experience!

The hotel was very nice and modern. Breakfast was good and they even got soy milk for me. They have wine nights and beer night. Our stay was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
paloaltan10
Business
Clayton
Mar 22, 2015

Couple

Very nice updated hotel with friendly staff. Had a quiet stay (hint: ask for room in back) Great amenities and decent breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jules
Business
N/A
Mar 16, 2015

Pretty Decent

Hotel was nice. Great amenities and area plus free continental breakfast. Lookwise, somewhat outdated. I personally feel it deserved 3.5 stars out of 4.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
paloaltan10
Business
Clayton
Jan 24, 2015

Couple

The Avante Hotel is a nice place to stay if you need to be in the Mountain View area. Their breakfast is decent and they always have fresh fruit and coffee in the lobby. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Beds are comfortable and the location is pretty quiet, despite being on El Camino, especially if you have a room in the back of the hotel. They are currently updating the rooms with new furniture, lighting etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Panda
Business
Palo Alto
Dec 29, 2014

Great family trip

It is a great experience to stay at Avante. Our family enjoys the stay very much. My son likes the bed because he had a wonderful sleep. Room is a little small but overall is excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amanda S.
Business
Fairfield
Dec 29, 2014

Warped Tour

The hotel was nice and the room was comfortable. Definitely a good deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Visitors from NW
Business
Seattle
Jul 17, 2014

Home away from home

Very comfortable. Loved the furnishings, decor and art. Great location for day trips in the Bay Area. Staff was exceptional...friendly and very accommodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gauchetta
Business
Mountain View
Jun 30, 2014

Nice weekend getaway from San Francisco

We wanted to get away for one night from the city to a warmer place. Normally we go to Napa but decided to go to Saratoga and spend a night at Avante. It was perfect to jump into the pool and then hot tub after wine tasting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
El Charlos
Business
San Jose, CA
Jun 23, 2014

Not bad!

The hotel was a bit more dated than I had expected. Nonetheless, the check in process was fairly quick and the staff was super friendly. The rooms also showed their age, but otherwise the accommodations were adequate, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was a very nice touch!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Avante Mountain View, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Business traveler 10
Business
Los Angeles
May 26, 2014

Good value and good location but some improvements needed

Even though the hotel was fair, well located, the personnel was very friendly, and had some innovative entertainment options in the room, a couple basics were missed. First, I would have optimized the furniture in the room, and maybe remove a storage wardrobe to make it less crowded. Finally, the breakfast was definitely poor, and needs to be improved.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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