Atria Willow Glen

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

36 Reviews
1660 Gaton Drive, San Jose, CA 95125
Call (800) 385-2527
Atria Willow Glen (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Atria Willow Glen

June 30, 2016

By Fran107367

I visited this facility

I visited Atria Willow Glen, but there wasn't any space available. The rooms were small. In the assisted living, it was more of a pod situation. There were three or four rooms around a single bathroom. I don’t think my sister would mind that, but for my mother, who is the one who needs memory care, that would be confusing for her. Atria was excellent. It would have been our choice.

May 10, 2016

By Caring DaughterLMISX

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Atria Willow Glen is a wonderful, nice facility. My dad is really happy there, but it is just very costly. The staff were very helpful, very conscientious, and caring. The dining room is excellent. Dad can go in there and order the special of the day or order from the menu. The tables are set, and somebody comes in to wait on you, which is something he is used to at his age. He is in a small studio apartment. They have someone clean the bathroom and take his sheets every week. I asked them to clean the rug, and they did it right away. Whenever I ask for anything, they do it right away. Dad likes the food, and he says there is always plenty. They have a lot of activities. Dad used to play bridge.

March 26, 2016

By S H

I visited this facility

My mother-in-law was in Atria Willow Glen. The food was much better there than in other places. It’s more assisted living and a different kind of community, so most of the residents there were more functionally independent. It was a really beautiful place, so I’d give that a good rating. The apartments and everything were very nice. We didn't have any complaints.

March 23, 2016

By Cherie S.

I visited this facility

We had an appointment at Atria Willow Glen, and when we got there we have to wait a few minutes for someone to assist us. The accommodations were not nearly as nice as it didn’t have open field. We talked to several of the residents, and they were very friendly. We did take the tour, and I thought that the rooms there were very small; not as nicely appointed. My sister had a negative experience with the director there. We talked a lot of the residents, and they talked the director that wasn’t very good. The outside was not as nicely landscaped. Across the street was a big post office, and it was all parking lots. The environment wasn’t nearly as nice, but far more expensive.

Provider Response

I appreciate your feedback about the landscaping and the accommodations at Atria Willow Glen after you toured the community. If you’re willing to share more about your experiences, please feel free to send me an email at

March 21, 2016

By Relative28

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen was a good place with friendly staff. The residents looked happy and content. The rooms looked fine.

February 10, 2016

By Cindy M.1

I visited this facility

The staff at Atria Willow Glen was very nice. They were very informative. However, the buildings were separate, and it was an old facility. They did have activities. To me, it reminded me of a rehab for the memory care side. It reminded me more of a hospital. It was a little too old. They did have all levels of care. In the memory care side, there were some activities.

Provider Response

Hello, Cindy. Thanks for visiting our community. I’m sorry Atria Willow Glen wasn't a good fit for you, but if you have any questions you can reach me directly at

February 09, 2016

By Joyce119984450

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen was beautiful. It is very near my house. It is walking distance, so I would be in my same neighborhood. However, the neighborhood doesn’t have that much to offer. From that perspective, I didn’t care too much for Atria Willow Glen. However, the facility was very beautiful. Of all the ones I looked at it was probably the most attractive physically. It was very wooded, and it had lots of trees around it. It also had a heated swimming pool; which was very nice. I really would have taken Atria as my second choice.

December 17, 2015

By Liza5

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen was also very nice and clean. The people were very friendly. The rooms were very nice and of good size.

April 27, 2015

By Sharon103016150

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen was good. The person that I spoke with was very nice and knowledgeable. It was favorable.

February 09, 2015

By Caring100547050

I am/was a resident of this facility

I live in Atria, and my wife used to live here too. It is very good. The facilities are nice, and the service is good. The food is good as well. The staff is good. The rooms are no better than the average. But the landscaping of the grounds is very nice, and the atmosphere is very nice as well. The activities are good, but I just don't participate in a whole lot of them.

September 29, 2014

By Caring95884350

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen was a very nice facility, very nice people there, and it was very clean, very homey. The rooms were very bright, the kitchen and dining area were lovely. I liked everything about it, except they didn't provide the services we needed for my mother. They don't do the medical management piece.

March 20, 2014

By Caring77425250

I visited this facility

My husband and I were pleased with Atria Willow Glen. Everything looked really well, and the people seemed really caring and very friendly. It seemed like a good place. They have a pond and people can just go sit and enjoy the surroundings. It was in a nice area, like a wooded area. It seemed like a good facility. The rooms were a good size.

February 28, 2014

By Linda78452050

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen has one only one bedroom apartment. All of them were studios, and I didn't think that would be appropriate for my sister. The staff was all very nice. They knew I was coming because I made the appointment. They knew my name. They were ready for me when I came, so that was very nice.

Provider Response

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that we did not have a one-bedroom apartment available for your sister when you visited. If you would like information on our other communities in the area or if we can be of any further help, please feel free to reach out via email at including "Atria Willow Glen" in your subject line.

February 28, 2014

By Barbara77497350

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen seemed very nice and it was very clean. It seemed very organized and very tidy. There were people around and they seemed nice. We went for a little tour and met with the director, but we realized it would not be a good fit for my mom because she needs memory care soon. We saw their activities chart and it seemed fine.

February 27, 2014

By Ray11

I visited this facility

I was very impressed with Atria. Everything was beautiful. I like the location, the settings, and the grounds. The people are very nice. The staff was very polite and very professional. I was very, very impressed with it. There was nothing I could compare that came close to it. The rooms are nice. We looked at apartments for my father. I thought it was more than enough for what was needed. I had a dessert, and the pie they made me was excellent.

November 20, 2013

By Linda71833550

I visited this facility

I found Atria Willow Glen on the Internet. They gave us a tour and we spent about two hours there, and we liked the facility. I liked the location because it was reasonably close to my house and near other establishments. It was clean and had a great setting. The management was helpful and explained about the pricing. The rooms were more than adequate what a single senior would need. They had enough space for a small living room and bedroom area. It looked nice and all had patios. They gave us handouts about their scheduling, calendar. courses they held and types of services they had. I would definitely recommend this place to other people.

October 25, 2013

By Caring70687750

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen consisted of some converted buildings some years ago. They have made a dementia unit out of that complex. They have a memory ward, which had to be locked up. They also have their duos where they have some people that are couples that could also live there. As a whole, I didn't see any problems in terms of the cleanliness of this facility on the one day that I visited it. They did have a nice open area to the back where they have a pretty nice yard. However, inside it was very cumbersome in servicing dementia people. The problem with this particular place was that they use both their first and second floors for their dementia unit. So people who live upstairs have to go downstairs in order to participate in activities or what-have-you. I thought that was a very cumbersome situation. They have to take them up and downstairs in order for their dementia people to participate in activities and for the staff to be able to look after them. I also didn't think there is good surveillance from one floor to the next. If they could not make the dementia people live upstairs, that would be an improvement.

October 09, 2013

By Larry22

I visited this facility

The Atria was really nice. The girl who took us around was a very great saleswoman and she let us look at our own pace. There was no hurry, no rush. She answered all the questions very well. It was immaculate. In fact, the unit itself was exactly what we were looking for. The neighborhood was really nice.

October 03, 2013

By Caring0952

I visited this facility

I heard of Atria Willow Glen by word of mouth. It is a beautiful facility. The staff were very accommodating and nice. I liked that it was very woody and natural. They had a nice pool and koi pond. The rooms were quite large too. They had a lot of activities and a lot of veterans which was what I looked for my dad.

September 10, 2013

By Caring1125

I am/was a resident of this facility

I was at Atria Willow Glen and I was very pleased with it. The staff was friendly and nice. I was impressed with the overall appearance and the service of the people.

August 26, 2013

By Mary F2

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The Atria Willow Glen was a nice place. They had good care and everything, but after having a brain stroke, my brother needed a little more assistance and he'd get angry. He was too much for them. He is a smoker and he couldn't smoke. They had a patio, but when it rains he couldn't be out there. The staff was very nice to him, but my brother just needed special care and he is better off where he is now. If he didn't have a problem, he would have stayed at the Atria.

August 11, 2013

By Janet26

I visited this facility

It was a beautiful property. But to me it was a bit too large for what my mother would need. It had a nice setting and they seemed to have a lot of activities. The ones that I talked to seem knowledgeable and dedicated to their jobs.

August 10, 2013

By Larry17

I visited this facility

I am now at the waiting list of Atria Willow Glen. The facility is clean and really nice. All of the people there seemed happy. The place is laid out well. It got like a park setting. They had lot of activities. I like the cleanliness and the cheerfulness of the residents in the place. The only thing I don't like is that it's expensive.

June 26, 2013

By George33

I am a friend or relative of a resident

So far so good although they are a little bit less organized than they might be. The staff are very friendly with my mom and she is very happy there. Their food is good. The dining is wide open, well-lit, clean, and easy for the elders to get around with their walkers. Overall, Atria Willow Glen is a very good place.

August 22, 2012

By scotty_dog

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The assisted care facility at Atria Willow Glen is a well maintained and quality establishment with 3 tiers of care to accommodate for a range of services available to residents. The first tier let's residents live in a hands off environment and with kitchens in each unit. The next tier allows residents to transition at their pace with certified helpers to help with their day to day requirements. The final tier is for residents who require 24 hour medical care which is provided for them onsite. Meals are included in the cafeteria daily or are readily available at the request of our residents. There is an onsite pool and activity center equipped with classes and personnel certified to run exercise classes. Visitors are welcome during selected hours and there are common rooms to accommodate for any activities that residents would like to participate. Atria Willow Glen is an overall well equipped care facility and I would recommend it to anyone.

June 13, 2012

By SaintJose

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Throughout my grandmother's stay at Atria, the quality of care and service has been spectacular. The complex is based on a beautiful plot of land, and the buildings themselves are decent looking and appear to be enjoyable for their residents. Atria features a quality restaurant-type dining hall for its residents and guests, while also offering additional options such as an ice cream bar. The apartments themselves are of a reasonable size, and our experiences with the staff thus far have been largely positive. Atria organizes numerous activities for its citizens each day, and seems to truly care for those who live in it. Our family has had negative experiences with other assisted living facilities in the area, but my grandmother's time at Atria Willow Glen has been a welcome change.

May 08, 2012

By ssharma

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen is great! The people there are extremely friendly and their facilities are up to date and go beyond all basic standard. They have a full dining hall with exquisite foods brought out by waiters. There is no cafeteria like atmosphere. Everyone who works here always has a smile on their face and is very nice and caring. The facilities are extremely nice; they have large renovated rooms and very spacious bathrooms. Other homes we visited almost gave of a depressing vibe but, this place had much more of a homey feeling than other homes close by. My only complaint is the lack of diversity. Most of the people living there are white and the majority of the workers were Ethiopian (I learned after asking where they were from). A little bit more diversity would definitely help improve the facility and give it a full 5 star rating. Overall I am very happy with Atria Willow Glen and hope they continue their excellence and will build on it.
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Independent Living Reviews for Atria Willow Glen

July 24, 2013

By Caring06161

I visited this facility

Atria Willow Glen was probably a little bit younger and bigger community for my parents. My parents and I had lunch there and I thought lunch was really nice. There were more to choose from their menu. The dining room was packed. Everybody just looked really happy and socializing with each other. They were just pretty friendly. We didn't have much interaction with the other staff though they seemed to be very nice, but their wait staff was great. Accommodations were okay but they were not as nice as the other facility. They are just basic. They took us into a room and they were putting on a gate at the back of it because it has a little enclosure like a patio. The room has a kitchen, very simple, not updated at all. Because they are independent, they have more activities going on. It reminded me more like a senior center. The only downside for us for this facility is it's location. All three of us, their children, are all living in Santa Clara, so this place was just too far from us.
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Services and Amenities of Atria Willow Glen


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $5775/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3698/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $9095/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio
  • Pool

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room


  • Vegetarian


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 63
  • Pets: Yes

Types of care

  • Meal Preparation

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training


  • Licenses: License #435200605
  • State Licenses: 435200605

About Atria Willow Glen

Atria Willow Glen provides all the comforts of home in a resort-like community. Invite family and friends to enjoy a walk through courtyards with lush landscaping and koi ponds, or take an outing to nearby downtown San Jose. Atria Willow Glen offers easy access to shopping, banks, medical facilities, parks, museums and entertainment.

Atria Willow Glen offers the following services:

  • Staff available 24 hours a day
  • Choice of apartments
  • Anytime Café
  • Full-time director of events and activities
  • Emergency call system in every apartment
  • Daily restaurant-style meals
  • Housekeeping services
  • Medication assistance
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Heated pool
  • Memory Care - Life Guidance&reg

Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 180 locations in 28 states and seven Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 21,000 seniors, and the workplace of choice for more than 13,500 employees. We create vibrant communities where older adults can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a positive difference in our world.

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