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What We Love

  • Executive desk packed with games and puzzles for spurring creativity or just unwinding
  • Free breakfast and shuttle service to several local tech company campuses
  • Concierge staff go above and beyond to make things easy and meet special requests

What To Know

  • Free wine happy hours from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday through Thursday
  • It’s in the suburbs; you’ll have to drive or take a bus or cab to get around
  • Outdoor pool is open seasonally from April through November


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Room Service
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Geek chic Silicon Valley gem for work or play with a music listening lounge and free wine happy hour

The Look

From burnt orange walls in the lobby, to colorful abstract art in the hallways, Hotel Avante has a playful tech-centric vibe fitting of its Silicon Valley location. Brainiacs meet up with colleagues at The Incubator, and future tech leaders chat over free wine happy hours Sunday through Thursday.

Bed and Bath

The 91 rooms and mini suites have a cozy compact feel. Look carefully for all the little upgrades and amenities: games and puzzles like an Etch-a-Sketch and Rubik’s cube in the ergonomic work desk; iPod docking stations by the beds; Egyptian cotton linens and plush bathrobes; and rain showerheads and luxurious Lather bath and body products in the bathrooms.


Start every morning with a free hot-and-cold breakfast buffet, where you can also grab some items to take on the go. Open from April through November, the seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub are rarely crowded, meaning a lounge chair is usually waiting just for you. Or get your exercise by working out in the small, but well-equipped fitness center.

In the Area

Hotel Avante sits right along El Camino Real, the main artery through Mountain View, a Silicon Valley hub that rubs shoulders with Palo Alto and Sunnyvale. Nearby high-tech company campuses include heavy hitters such as Google, Intuit and Symantec. About 1.5 miles away – a quick drive or bus ride – downtown Mountain View‘s pedestrian-friendly Castro Street is chock-a-block with bars, restaurants and shops. For entertainment, check what rock bands are playing outdoor concerts at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Since Mountain View is located at the south end of San Francisco Bay, it’s only a 20-minute drive from downtown San Jose or about 45 minutes from the city of San Francisco, for more urban exploring.

How to Get There

Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
860 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040 United States


4.5 Very Good 789 Reviews
Not Hyatt quality
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a cute property, clean although old. Staffs are nice and professional.
Everything looked okay. But do not expect this to be a Hyatt standard I should say.
The one thing that really disturbed me was the bed. It was very hard to sleep in the bed. Maybe too old? or too soft? Or I was just expecting too much from a 'Hyatt' brand.
But bed quality is really the basic thing..

Month long adventure.
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hotel was very nice. Great night's sleep. Breakfast was very good. Very clean and inviting . Staff was very accommodating and cheerful. It was a very nice place to stay, we will stay there again. Thanks

Good experience of lodging
Reviewed 1 week ago

Suitable for short business trip stay. Simple classic American breakfast. Swimming pool is cute, but it's not proper season to play in. But not so many restaurants or super markets 7/11 in walking range.

Excellent customer service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my first trip to California and every employee I have met have been so helpful, very kind, engaging and friendly especially when I was lost on how to get around the area. I would come back again.

Home away from home
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice hotel to stay at when staying in town. The location is just perfect where everything is close by or walking distance. The staff and amenities offered is everything you need to feel right at home. There is refreshments and snacks almost everywhere and that definitely amazed me because I am a big time foodie mll. Breakfast selections are definitely on point and the staff are so friendly. Each staff from housekeeping greets you every morning and they make sure everything is perfect! I highly recommend Hotel Avante to anyone. The room and bed is spacious too along with the beautiful pool and fitness center!