Wild Palms Hotel - a Joie de Vivre Hotel
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... after discussions with the customer, getting a vegetarian tasting menu is not a problem. I got an eight-course vegetarian tasting menu.
The service was good but a little too stiff and formal for my tastes. The food was very good although there was no single course that was really exceptional.
After dinner I headed for Sunnyvale and got a room for the night.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWild Palms Hotel - a Joie de Vivre Hotel Sunnyvale
Nothing to write home about, but decent for the price. The walls are relatively thin, which can be annying, depending if you're the noisy one or not. Breakfast was great, didn't get a chance to try out the swimming pool though. Reception was helpful and friendly.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wild Palms Hotel - a Joie de Vivre Hotel Sunnyvale
WILD for WILD PALMS
Had an occasion to experience the Wild Palms Hotel located in Sunnyvale, CA. I was impressed upon arrival, with the surroundings and the tranquility of the lush, tropical gardens. The front desk checkin process was seamless and the rooms are so much fun! Fabulous restaurants and drinking spots abound nearby. Aside from offering all the usual amenities a corporate traveler expects, it was also a great weekend getaway for me and my husband.We highly recommend it!
The Wild Palms has no elevator
The hotel looks way better in picture. The grounds are overgrown. My husband tripped in the parking lot as there was not sufficient lighting in the parking area.The facility has NO elevator - it is not disable friendly. If you have problem with bringing luggage up the stairs, this place is not for you.The room looks kind of cute ... with poster bed and the whole bit. Given the fact that I visit San Jose regularly and have stayed in several hotels in the area... this is a bit disappointing.
A Special Place
We flew into the Bay Area for a romantic evening and booked tickets to see Alan Jackson in concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. The Wild Palms was so fun to stay at. The colors, and the Mediterranian ambiance are delightful! Yes the bed is the best ever!
The sink in the bathroom was shaped like a big salad bowl right on the counter top. Cool! The free breakfast was served in a lovely room next to the pool. We swam and hot tubbed after breakfast and stayed right up to noon check out. I loved everything about our stay. Pure romance. If you have a need to stay in the area, this is definitely the place!
Stylish and fun
Very nice hotel. The bed was comfy and the room decor was unusual but quite stylish and functional. I loved the bathroom sink (I know this sounds odd, but it is a very nice sink. I'd like to have one in the same style in my home).The dinner recommendations were a bit off. (we wanted chinese food, not $$$$ bistro chinese).Otherwise, fantastic.
Would gladly stay there again.
Great for the rate. Service could improve a bit.
We definitely enjoyed the design of the hotel (lobby and canopy beds) and the breakfast was just what we needed before a cross-continental flight. Plenty of free parking and a great rate (<$55/night). We were only disappointed by a non-working cordless phone (the speakerphone worked, though) and that the complimentary upgrade we were promised was not honored, despite the hotel being 90% empty. The housekeeping staff was kind enough to provide me with some of the upgraded Aveda toiletries to use, though. Would definitely stay here again if in the area and would recommend. I'd love to take a dip in the pool next time and relax poolside in a "cabana" -- very cute!
Rooms Rocked but the Grounds Need Some Lovin'
After reading the other reviews previously posted, my expectations were rather high. We arrived late at night and the area was dark. Front lobby/desk was nicely decorated and service was good. Grounds around the rest of the facility were hurtin'. Grass was overgrown and dying and greenery was sparce and unkept. From the outside it looked like a rundown apratment building. Inside, rooms are clean and well apointed with contemporary furnishings and hardware. Bed was as rated, very compfortable. Overall it is a nice place especially for the area.
Service was overall very good and friendly. Grounds are what keeps it from receiving a higher score from me.
Best hotel in SF bay area
I can easily understand why this hotel is ranked # 1 in Sunnyvale. It has a great location, extremely well equipped and confortable bedrooms, great staff, great pool and jacuzzi. My wife and I stayed there last week and this hotel is just amazing. It clearly deserves 4 stars as far as I'm concerned. I had never been in such a comfortable bed before ! It is true that all is missing is tea/coffee making facilities in the room, nobody's perfect. We got a superb deal on Expedia with the third night (Sunday) completely free ! This means we paid about the same price as if we would have stayed at Motel 6 ! Would definitely stay there again. Highly recommended.
Not as good as before
I've stayed here many times and have always liked it, but the service has gone a bit downhill. They took out the honor bars, did away with wild hour, and still have not added coffee makers to any of the rooms. Still, the price is right and the beds are very comfy- just know that "exercise room" means one treadmill and one bike and that the desks face away from the beds and television
I stayed at this property in the past when it was under prior owners. It has been superbly and tastefully remodeled and renovated. Luxurious. Quiet. Calm. Peaceful. Comfortable. Rooms are well equipped for the business or casual traveler. Very nice work area. Even a quality stereo system for your CDs. The bed was blissful. The location is convenient to any business in Silicon Valley. This will be my hotel of choice in this area for the future.
This hotel is outstanding
We stayed at thw Wild Palms Hotel for a weekend getaway. The experience was great in every way
The room had the best hotel bed I have ever slept in. The other features of the room were quite good. Qtips and cotton were a nice touch, and I like the mint scented shampoo.
While we were at the hotel there was a reunion of a fraternity at Standford University. There were at least 200 people partying arounnd the pool, but the management had placed non-partying guests away from the pool area. We didn't know the party was going on unltil we went by the pool area.
The staff was helpful and personable. I have stayed in a number of hotels, mostly on business and this weekend was the best hotel experience I have had.