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What We Love

  • A stylish 'geek-chic' boutique hotel in Silicon Valley, within walking distance of Levi's StadiumThe vibe: a little bit modern, a little bit mid-century modern
  • The nearby Intel Museum and other Silicon Valley sights, like the House of 2,000 Doors
  • The 24-hour IHOP – pancakes for dinner, anyone?

What To Know

  • There's an outdoor pool and hot tub to relax in
  • Within walking distance to Levi's Stadium, for all the 49ers fans
  • The building is a renovated motel
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Overview

A Bay Area base perfect for exploring the techy paradise of Silicon Valley, with futuristic interiors

The Lowdown

When visiting Silicon Valley, stay at a hotel with its own tech-savvy streak. Avatar Hotel is a boutique joie de vivre getaway that prides itself on its “geek-chic style,” expressed through décor that puts a futuristic spin on mid-century colors and lines – think vintage toy robots on the lobby’s shelves. The laid-back lounge comes with flat-screen TVs, or you can kick back and channel surf in your room instead. (Hoodie optional.)
When you want to dive fully into Santa Clara’s culture, the Intel Museum is within a five-minute drive, with exhibitions on the company’s history and computer-science innovations. Or, you can experience impressive feats of engineering firsthand, in the best way possible: on a thrill ride at California’s Great America theme park. Later, come back to Avatar, and partake in the timeless techie tradition of over-caffeinating and pulling an all-nighter, as you flesh out your next big idea. Conveniently, the in-house IHOP is open 24 hours a day.

Rooms

Your recently renovated room is sunny and stylish, showing off a “geek-chic” take on classic California aesthetics. Expect bold modern furnishings, plus the thoughtful addition of a refrigerator.The 320-square-foot Avatar rooms offer your choice of one king bed, one queen bed or two doubles. For a view of the pool and a larger TV, stay in the Executive King room.

Dining

How does “pancakes for dinner” sound? Feast on these – or opt for breakfast or lunch pancakes instead – at the 24-hour IHOP outpost. For wine and draught beer, relocate to Commons Lounge, the perfect place to catch up on TV.

Location

You might know the area in and around Santa Clara better as Silicon Valley, since this section of the Bay Area is headquarters to the tech world’s biggest players: Yahoo, Google, Apple and Netflix, to name a few. While you can’t tour their campuses, you can learn about the history of the local computer-science industry at the five-minutes-away Intel Museum. There’s also some interesting non-tech history to explore locally, such as at the Winchester Mystery Mansion, and family-friendly thrill rides are on hand at nearby California’s Great America.

How to Get There

Avatar Hotel
4200 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 699 Reviews
Great stay!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Funky-retro vibe with great location (to freeway, airport, etc), price and front desk staff!! Comfortable bed and huge TV. IHOP on premises made a quick breakfast easy. Definitely unique, and I would stay here again.

Wonderful choice for the area. Exceeds the competition. Great value
Reviewed 2 days ago

Chose Avatar for a weekend trade show stay. Chose based on location and value. Stayed at other accommodations within the area before paying more and getting less. There are a number of factors that set this accommodation ahead of its neighbors. The first was friendly and sincere welcome by reception. Check in was easy and they accommodated our early arrival. The room was spacious, well-equipped and very neat and clean. Bedding and sleep experience is very good. Daily housekeeping was above what we experience at most hotels. The pool and spa was clean and nice. A plus is a very pleasant and spacious commons room or lounge. New this year is an upscale restaurant adjacent that offers fine dining as well as a pleasant bar for a happy hour unwind. The only thing that keeps me from giving five star on this one is the absence of the usual expensive five-star goodies that I never use anyway. This is our new go-to hotel for our Santa Clara Convention stays.

Great America trip
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic location, great rooms and service. Comfy beds. Super close to Great America. Great dining options. Great pool and hot tub. You should make the minimum number of characters for these reviews less as ot probably makes people not want to do it. Hahahaha

my favorite in the Valley
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the motel layout, the pool, the front desk, their happy hour with a great selection of brews, free parking, free and fast internet.. IHOP next door with 10% discount for hotel guests.. what else to desire? Maintenance could and should be improved though. The power outlets in rooms are in a poor condition, the outside carpet has been stained for 5+ years now. But still the benefits outweigh the glitches.

Needs a better Gym / Exercise Area
Reviewed 3 days ago

Needs an improved gym experience - better ventilation, its too small, equipment needs upgrades. why don't you use the big room that you set coffee out that no one uses? This response does not require a 200 character min.