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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
If you are on a business trip and finish your meetings early. You will not be able to leave early or they will charge you an additional night. Telling you this because they never let me know in advance and the manager is not understanding to work with to settle the concerns.
Friendly welcome upon arrival. Room nice but as Hilton Curio Collection nowhere near the luxury and amenities of other brand similar rooms. Breakfast buffet very limited. Dinner was just plain blah. Would recommend eating at one of the nearby restaurants. Good location and only 15 minutes from San Jose airport.
great hotel in a perfect location. On minutes from the airport. Very clan, hotel was quiet at night. The in-house restaurant was very good. Only a few miles from the wine trail. Walking distance for good restaurants and coffee