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
Just checked in here - no recognition given as a supposed top Hilton tier member. Was offered a USD 10 hotel credit per adult - I might just be able to get a coffee and muffin if I am lucky. What a joke !
I will be banning all my staff from supporting this brand going forward.
Hotel comes across as a glorified motel.
This is a convenient hotel near Apple. No wonder they offer fresh free apple for patrons. They also have happy hour with free wine, although we missed it. Their parking garage is multi- level... just right size for this hotel. Their staff is all smiles and accommodating. We had to drop off our luggage early as we headed out. They texted us that our room is ready. Check in and check out process are fast. I like their pillows and bed. I don't usually sleep well at hotels but got a good night's rest here.
This is a completely satisfactory hotel at much lower price than other hotels in the area. Room was spacious and clean, breakfast (though not included) was excellent, staff was responsive and courteous.
We stayed here for a quick stop at Cupertino before going into San Francisco. Room is decent and the location is nice. Only minor thing is we often assume Curio is a upscale brand for Hilton -- this hotel is not exactly a luxury hotel for us. It true that the lobby feel very nice but other than that the room feel only slightly better than average. In particular, the bathroom feels very basic. Maybe they can consider rebrand this hotel with something else, even a Hilton branding would be suffice.
Hotel was easily accessible by car -- very close to I-280 and CA-85, and had on-site parking. Once you have your key, there's a door at the bottom of the garage that leads to the elevators.
Room had air conditioning. In-room internet was fast. Bed was comfy. Room also had a cute little day bed in it. Bathroom was clean; shower pressure and temperature was excellent.
The window cornice covering at the top of the window had a bunch of 1s and 0s on it, and definitely made me feel like a