Juniper Hotel Cupertino, Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- Loungey lobby and hangout areas
- Attentive and friendly service
- Daily wine hour in the lobby with local pours
- Amenities include in-room yoga mats
What To Know
- Free bikes available
- Pets welcome
- The hotel often hosts large weddings and corporate events
- Members of the Kimpton InTouch loyalty program get free WiFi, $10 to spend on the in-room minibar and other perks
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Cupertino may be a company town (Apple’s, to be precise), but inside the walls of the Cypress Hotel, you’re in Kimpton’s world. And that’s a very nice place to reside. There’s a warm, lived-in vibe to the common spaces, such as a youthful take on a drawing room. Dark wood paneling, a roaring fire and tufted wingback chairs mix with playful art and graphic print rugs.
Bed and Bath
Far from the sterile environment one might expect from a business-centric hotel, the rooms have a Jonathan Adler–style whimsicality, with geometric rugs, funky silhouette throw pillows and upholstered headboards. Then there are Kimpton’s signature animal print robes hanging in the closet. We love touches like in-room yoga mats, jogging maps of the area and Bigelow bath products.
There’s really very little reason to leave the confines of the hotel. You might not be interested in venturing much farther than the firepit at Park Place, the on-site bar and restaurant, which serves Cali wines, creative cocktails and locavore fare. If you do venture further, you can two-wheel it on the hotel’s free bicycles. Reward yourself afterward with an in-room spa treatment.
In the Area
From spam musubi to macaroni salad, J&J’s Hawaiian BBQ, just down the street from the hotel, is the real deal. Locals flock to Bay Area favorite Philz Coffee for their joe, which is made one cup at a time, selected from a dizzying array of roasts and beans to achieve personal pour-over perfection. Where else but in Silicon Valley would you find the Computer History Museum? It’s in neighboring Mountain View (Google’s home base) and definitely worth a ride over. Fan boys and girls will not want to miss the Apple Company Store, which does not sell computers or phones or tablets, but is the only place in the world to get Apple logo apparel and accessories.
How to Get There
From start to finish, impeccable. Gorgeous mod atmosphere; clean, well-appointed rooms with a sense of humor (love the binary code curtains); wonderful happy hour; great work-out space; love the connected parking garage; restaurant staff super friendly; hotel staff perhaps the most professional, kind, gracious team I have ever encountered. We felt so taken care of. Excellent location (Starbucks, TJ Maxx across the street). Lovely surroundings, near the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. Very good value for the location/hotel amenities. Our new go-to hotel in the area, I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. Thank you for having us as your guests!
Enjoyed my stay at this Hotel. Clean room, responsive staff. Helped me with local restaurant recommendation. I also enjoyed the Peloton biking program in fitness center. Good value for Silicon Valley. Finding entrance to hotel parking was a little tricky, but once I did, it was convenient and free
The review line kind of says it all. Given it is part of the 'Curio Collection', I was expecting something unique about the hotel, something charming or special. In fact, it is a well maintained run of the mill type of place. One notch above a Hilton Garden Inn, but with a better restaurant/bar.
Just completed a two-night stay. Location is good -- near restaurants, shopping. Public areas are attractive. On the weekend there was free wine in the lounge area -- plus "free appetizers," which consisted of a bowl of pecans. Wifi was free but seemed slow to me. Parking is free with direct access to our floor in the hotel. Breakfast for Gold was 1000 points credit (no matter the length of stay) or $40 dining credit. I knew we wouldn't be able to use the breakfast for one of the days, so I opted for points (which may have been a mistake). 1000 points for green choice. (Now let's see if both of those bonuses actually post.) The room was fine. Bed was good. I liked the toiletries, but shampoo, body wash, lotion, and conditioner are all the same color and size, so it's a good idea to make sure you have the right product before you hit the shower. All in all, a good stay. I'd definitely return.
Last time I stayed here I was disappointed that they had removed the mini bars from the rooms. They have now opened a snack center in the lobby that mitigates the inconvenience of going out to their parking garage to get a soft drink. Unfortunately, they removed the Nespresso coffee machines from the rooms and replaced them with the very low end coffee makers. I find this odd because Juniper is supposed to be in Hiltons "boutique" collection of properties, but they keep dumbing down their amenities. At least put a Keurig machine in the room, even some of the more budget Hilton properties are starting to use those units. What keeps me coming back to this property is its excellent location, its wonderful staff and in my opinion, the best breakfasts of any property I stay at. I guess if they don't mess with those three, I'm good.