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New: Moorpark Hotel, an Independent Starwood hotel, San Jose, CA (was Joie de Vivre)

 
Old Aug 13, 14, 6:37 pm
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New: Moorpark Hotel, an Independent Starwood hotel, San Jose, CA (was Joie de Vivre)

Looks like travelers to San Jose have a new option as of today. The Moorpark Hotel which used to be a JDV Hotels property. I guess it is an independent hotel as it will be reflagged as a Four Points by Sheraton soon. Category 4

Moorpark Hotel
4241 Moorpark AvenueSan Jose,California 95129
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Old Aug 13, 14, 9:49 pm
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Is this near the Moorpark zoo training school? I thought that was located somewhere in southern California.
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Old Aug 14, 14, 12:50 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Is this near the Moorpark zoo training school? I thought that was located somewhere in southern California.
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Old Aug 14, 14, 3:21 am
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Originally Posted by gabo02 View Post
it will be reflagged as a Four Points by Sheraton soon. Category 4
This property is currently listed on spg.com as 'unbranded', with no mention of it being a Four Points. Anyone able to confirm the branding ?
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Old Aug 14, 14, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
This property is currently listed on spg.com as 'unbranded', with no mention of it being a Four Points. Anyone able to confirm the branding ?
Hi Oxon Flyer,

We can confirmed that the Moorpark Hotel is an Independent hotel.

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Old Aug 15, 14, 11:30 pm
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Do SPG points and benefits apply to an independent hotel?
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Old Aug 18, 14, 11:46 am
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Do SPG points and benefits apply to an independent hotel?
It does as long as the hotel participates in SPG and this one is participating at Category 4.

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Old Aug 19, 14, 2:37 am
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New: Moorpark Hotel, an Independent Starwood hotel, San Jose, CA (was Joie de Vivre)

Moorpark Hotel is a lot nicer than a 4 Points Sheraton
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Old Aug 19, 14, 3:00 pm
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I think my buddy who works in the hotel industry said his company is buying this hotel out and re-branding it as a four points. He also said they are buying out a hotel in Indianapolis and branding it a le meridien.

I have to admit I could be wrong granted i had a few drinks and the bar was loud, but i'm pretty sure that's what was said
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Old Sep 11, 14, 6:11 pm
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Anyone stay here since the changeover? How's the plat treatment? What's the breakfast?
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Old Sep 11, 14, 11:45 pm
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if it's the hotel i'm thinking of (is it by an applebees?), then i stayed there for 6 weeks when my house flooded, and it is WAY nicer than a 4p. i won't stay at 4p anymore unless i'm desparate - they really are not nice hotels. but moorpark is awesome.
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Old Sep 19, 14, 11:41 pm
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I am staying here in a couple of weeks. Good to check out another SPG option.

The Sheraton Sunnyvale is where I stay regularly and it;s pretty horrible.
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Old Sep 20, 14, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by griffingrowl View Post

The Sheraton Sunnyvale is where I stay regularly and it;s pretty horrible.
Really? How come? I stay there pretty often. I know they will be going through a huge and I mean huge renovation.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 1:00 am
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I stayed at the Moorpark this weekend and the clerk told me it is transitioning to a Four Points. It seems like the quality is changing pretty rapidly downward as a result: there are less amenities, staff in transition, etc.
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Old Oct 14, 14, 12:15 am
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I stayed at the Moorpark this weekend and the clerk told me it is transitioning to a Four Points. It seems like the quality is changing pretty rapidly downward as a result: there are less amenities, staff in transition, etc.
Yep, definitely seeing the Four Points branding starting to show up now, and it looks like the nice bathroom amenities will soon be swapped for dispensers. As Platinum, got a corner room but no other special upgrades.

The staff, though, was lean but above average in their attention. The bar is surprising in the best possible way. The bartender (Hector?) was making fresh, hand-squeezed sour mix and pomegranate juice for his drinks. Come here just for that!! Not at all what I expected in this hotel bar from appearances. I hope they keep that local charm and quality when the rebrand is complete.
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