Domain Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley, California

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Pros

  • Colorful, high-tech rooms with iPod docks and flat-screen TVs
  • Free Wi-Fi, underground parking, and breakfast
  • Outdoor heated pool with Jacuzzi
  • Perks for business travelers like work desks and ergonomic chairs
  • Stylish on-site cafe and bar called Bytes
  • Free shuttle on weekdays to companies within 10 miles
  • All rooms have mini-fridges and large bathrooms
  • Sleep number beds with adjustable firmness

Cons

  • Some complaints of noise from the lobby and street
  • Cramped fitness center (but free access to the gym across the street)
  • Some rooms only have windows that look onto the lobby
  • Noisy air-conditioning and heating units
  • Some rooms have older bathrooms and fixtures

Bottom Line

The Domain Hotel is a 136-room converted motel in Sunnyvale that has been significantly spruced up -- colorful rooms have funky decor and high-tech gadgets, the pool is nice and secluded, and freebies include Wi-Fi and parking. Unfortunately this hotel can't escape its structure, with some rooms that only have windows overlooking the lobby and others that are subject to street noise. The hotel is convenient for business travelers and offers perks like iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and an outdoor heated pool, but the fitness center is cramped and there have been some complaints of noisy air-conditioning and heating units. The stylish cafe and bar called Bytes is a nice touch and offers free breakfast.

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 Location

On El Camino Real in Sunnyvale

The Domain Hotel is located in Sunnyvale, in the Silicon Valley. This residential and commercial area is best known as the home of Yahoo, and there isn't much here in the form of entertainment or culture. Most people visiting the area are in town for business, but there are also a few local attractions including two golf courses, restaurants along Murphy Avenue, and over 18 well-kept parks.

The hotel is on El Camino Real, also known as the California Mission Trail (this road is home to 21 historic missions). It is in the eastern region of Sunnyvale, just a short drive from Santa Clara.

  • 15-minute drive to Mineta San Jose International Airport
  • 37-minute drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • 4-minute drive to Town Center in the Heritage District
  • 4-minute drive to Sunnyvale Shopping Center
  • 6-minute drive to Murphy Avenue
  • 10-minute drive to Santa Clara
  • 10-minute drive to Sunnyvale Golf Course
  • 12-minute drive to the Yahoo! headquarters
  • 15-minute drive to the San Jose Museum of Art
  • 15-minute drive to the Shoreline Ampitheatre
  • 20-minute drive to Palo Alto, home to Stanford University
  • 50-minute drive to downtown San Francisco

 Bottom Line

The Domain Hotel is a 136-room converted motel in Sunnyvale that has been significantly spruced up -- colorful rooms have funky decor and high-tech gadgets, the pool is nice and secluded, and freebies include Wi-Fi and parking. Unfortunately this hotel can't escape its structure, with some rooms that only have windows overlooking the lobby and others that are subject to street noise. The hotel is convenient for business travelers and offers perks like iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and an outdoor heated pool, but the fitness center is cramped and there have been some complaints of noisy air-conditioning and heating units. The stylish cafe and bar called Bytes is a nice touch and offers free breakfast.

Things You Should Know About Domain Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address

  • 1085 East El Camino Real

Room Types

  • Central Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Domain Suite
  • Executive King Room
  • Executive King Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 136
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley
Address: 1085 East El Camino Real
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