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
Parking on site
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Geek chic Silicon Valley gem for work or play with a music listening lounge and free wine happy hour
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.
Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
860 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, California 94040
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 11.7 km / 7.3 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.