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Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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

Overview of Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3.0 star property
Boutique hotel with outdoor pool, near California's Great America

8.6/10 Fabulous

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
4200 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • California's Great America - 17 min walk
  • Levi's Stadium - 21 min walk
  • Santa Clara Convention Center - 2 min drive
  • Santa Clara University - 10 min drive
  • Winchester Mystery House - 14 min drive
  • Santana Row Shopping Center - 14 min drive
  • SAP Center at San Jose - 9 min drive
  • San Jose Convention Center - 10 min drive
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre - 9 min drive
  • San Jose State University - 15 min drive
  • Googleplex - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 7 min drive
  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 33 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 38 min drive
  • Sunnyvale Lawrence Station - 4 min drive
  • Sunnyvale Station - 7 min drive
  • Santa Clara Great America Station - 29 min walk
  • Great America Station - 19 min walk
  • Old Ironsides Station - 19 min walk
  • Reamwood Station - 27 min walk


  • Pizza My Heart - 2 min walk
  • Iguanas - 3 min walk
  • In-N-Out Burger - 11 min walk
  • Tomatina - 12 min walk
  • SmokeEaters - 13 min walk

About this property

Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

At Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Levi's Stadium and San Jose Convention Center. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at IHOP, which serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a spa tub are other highlights at this boutique hotel. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish

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 cleaning and disinfection practices 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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 168 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 50 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free reception (select days)
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


IHOP - This family restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open 24 hours.

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per week

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of GBAC STAR (Hyatt).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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 rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per week, and there's also a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel and nearby?
Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel has an outdoor pool and a spa tub, as well as a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel?
Yes, IHOP offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include In-N-Out Burger (11-min walk), Tomatina (12-min walk), and SmokeEaters (13-min walk).
What's the area around Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel like?
Avatar Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel is a short 17-minute walk from California's Great America and 20 minutes' walk from Santa Clara Convention Center. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

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 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.
Molly, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Melinda, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

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!
Olga, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay
Very clean, standard room, nice pool area. Excellent service from the front desk
Alejandrina, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice, a little pricey
Jasmine, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lance, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Avatar? What kind of hotel is this?
Very nice hotel, well maintained, staff very friendly. Would stay here again.
Cheryl, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I love being able to bring my dog with me without an extra pet fee! The avatar is always sparkling clean and beds are comfy!
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Geri, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Nothing at all was special about it , I didn’t like having to leave the room to use a community microwave ! In the rain
2-night trip
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