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“Good location, rooms a little run down” 3 of 5 stars
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The Buena Park Hotel & Suites
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   7555 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620   |  
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Ranked #12 of 19 hotels in Buena Park
Spring Valley, California, United States
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“Good location, rooms a little run down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed at this Hotel. It is really a motel on March 7th for two nights. I checked in around 2pm. The clerk was pretty friendly. He stated they were going to be full, but the parking lot was pretty empty and I did not see many people around. It may be due to people being at the parks or not have checked in yet.

I asked for a room with a refrigerator. He stated that he was not sure because they were full and I would have to check out the room first. I went to the room, which ended up being in the back, far away from the rest of the hotel. The room was upstairs. I walk in and they have a refrigerator and microwave, couch (fold out) and king size bed. The room had been broken into. The whole door jam was cracked through and was screwed back in. The molding around the door jam had been nailed in with about 50 nails. They were all coming out and I could push them in with my finger.

I was not comfortable with that room, so I went back and asked for another. he told me he would call maintenance. I told him they need to replace the entire door jam, but he insisted it was an old hotel and they would check it out. He stated he had a room by the pool, but no refrigerator. I checked it out , same type of room except no door breakage and no fridge or microwave. I went back down and he called the maintenance and they brought up a fridge and microwave. The back light was out on the microwwave but it turned on, but there was no plate when it spun around. The fridge worked fine. I did not use the microwave. There are several restaurants in the area. It is right across from Pirate Adventure and Medieval Times and next door to the Outback restaurant. The price was good. The furniture is old and beat up. The bed was fairly new, but the sheets were too small for a King and did not fit to the end of the bed (weird).

The continental breakfast was basic small muffins , dry cereal, some weird fruit cocktail, bread and some waffles. They have a rotating toaster for the waffles and bread, the breakfast was not really worth it.

They have a game room with a pool table, couple of arcade games, one electronic type gambling machine that plays card. They also have these two (illegal) gambling machines with cameras pointed at them and a sign that say you have to be 18 to use. Did not know gambling was legal in Buena Park, maybe it is on a old Indian burial grounds? They are the old style quarter flip machines, that drop the quarters below, when and if you win. They had dollar bills, $5, $10, $20, and $50 wrapped around gum or a roll of quarters. I tried it late one night and it was addicting, but worthless as the larger bills with items attached blocked most of the quarter drops. There is a smaller chute in front so, most of the quarters fall back into the machine, not in the play area.

They run low on hot water, comes out luke at best warm, so take a shower early!

Overall if you don't mind bad breakfast, old furniture, luke warm showers, but want a cheap stay in a good location to Knotts and the two dinner theatres, then this is your place

Room Tip: If you are going to Knotts, go during the week. There are no crowds and we walked onto every ride fo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JGuerrero, Manager at The Buena Park Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Alan R,

Thank you for your review & sharing your concerns with us.
I will address all concerns that you have shared with us.
I do greatly appreciate bringing the broken door jam to our attention & i want to assure we have
since replaced the door jam. Our property does host several Bus Tours so our property fills up quickly. Our gameroom has several arcade games, a pool table , & several entertainment machines. We will be make improvements in the near future & have also added to our complimentary Continental Breakfast. We hope you would consider staying with us in the future.
& thank you for your review.

Sincerely,
J.Guerrero
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here in March of 2013. Overall it's not a bad hotel. It's inexpensive and close to everything. My only problem was that the beds did not have fitted sheets. As you would sleep the sheets would come off the mattress and you would wake up sleeping on a bare mattress. I would stay again for sure if they get fitted sheets.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JGuerrero, Manager at The Buena Park Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Erich H,

Thank you for your review & sharing your concerns with us.
We do greatly appreciate your suggestions to better your stay with us.
We take all suggestions into consideration so that we provide better service for all our guests.
Thank you! We look forward to your next stay with us.

Sincerely,
J. Guerrero
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Centerville, Utah
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed over Christmas week 2012; our room was nice but noise was a problem sometimes. Overall it was a good place to stay in the few hours we weren't at Disneyland, but it could use some improvements. Good for budget travel, but nothing special.
Pros: clean rooms; responsive staff; mid-speed (not high but not low) wifi was available in our room, (even though a handout given at check-in said you need cat-5 cable to use wired internet), but sometimes it took some time to reconnect the next few days I used it; fridge; microwave; iron & board; hair dryer all worked. Coffee maker there but didn't use. Good access to freeway.
Cons: CRT TVs with only 15 channels (no ESPN, HBO, Showtime); towels were thin and small; walls are thin with sounds from all directions, sometimes loudly; heat lamp in bathroom didn't heat.
Mehs: beds were hard at first but got used to them and slept well; breakfast was not great (toast, toaster waffles, small pastries, cereal, coffee, juice) but it was free and went for a while.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JGuerrero, Manager at The Buena Park Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Brett G,

Thank you for review & sharing your concerns with us. So that we may improve our service.
We have been making several improvements to our property. We will be upgrading our
Televisons Soon. We will also be adding a few more items to Our Complimentary Continental.
Breakfast to include an additional cereal & other pastry items. We do hope you book with us in the future to see the improvements we have made so far.

Sincerely,
J.Guerrero
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Older and not as nice as the Courtyard by Marriott just down the street. But worth the $60 we paid for a room near the pool. The breakfast was above average. Both of us liked the waffles that you ran through the toaster. They came out hot and tasty.

We were on a ground floor and from a security standpoint probably not the best place. There was no way to open the window a little ways and then lock it so it couldn't be opened further. We chose to keep the window closed. The bed was comfortable. Glad that we always bring our own pillows. We tossed the hotel pillows to the side. The room had a refrigerator.

Room Tip: Get a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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JGuerrero, Manager at The Buena Park Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Dear BeachWizard4U,

Thank you for your Kind review. We our an independent affordable alternative to Chain brands. I would also like to assure that our property is safe & family oriented. I will share & address your concerns with our Maintenance Supervisor. I do greatly appreciate you bringing this matter to my attention. Thank you again for your review.

Sincerely,
J.Guerrero
Manager
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We traveled to California on a budget to local attractions. Our lodging is one that took a budget cut on our travel expenses. We chose Buena Park Hotel & Suites.

Pros: Friendly staff, easy access to interstates, clean pool, quiet room, continental breakfast
Cons: Insects in our room/bathroom, uncomfortable bed, not all channels available at time of stay, thin & short towels, slow internet

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JGuerrero, Manager at The Buena Park Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear Careful T ,

Thank you fro your review. We appreciate that you have brought your concerns to our attention.
I will share your concerns with our staff, Please be assured we do utilize the services of a reputable exterminator. Our cable channels include HBO/ HBO family .Unfortunately, We do not offer Pay per view channels. We greatly appreciate you review & we look forward to your return visit.

Sincerely,
J.Guerrero
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Long Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

One of Buena Park's best keep secrets! This place is in class by itself. Remember the days of family owned and operated hotels? This is just like it. The staff is diverse and knowledgable. Always willing to help and go the extra mile to make sure the guest is happy

A great value.. even incentives for return visits. Clean rooms and lots of comfort. A gift shop and a game room. This place has kids in mind.

..And Rachel... don't get me started about thiis highly professional front desk staff member. She is fast, accurate and a smile that would melt the heart of the grumpiest person. Quick on her feet and on top of her job. (She is going places!) Look to her for your inquires!

Maintenance staff on hand 24 hrs to fix anything. This place will always be a first pick for me.

Room Tip: This place doesn't have a fitness center or a restaurant inside, but there are PLENTY of choices...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JGuerrero, Manager at The Buena Park Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear Skillet P,

Thank you for a your review. We appreciate your kind review, I will share your review with Rachele & the rest of our staff. Thank you again.

Sincerely,

J. Guerrero
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was clean, quiet and comfy. The internet never worked in our room or any other place except right in the lobby. The breakfast wasn't too great. I probably could have found more flavor if I'd stewed my own shoelaces and there was no air conditioning. Other than that, I'd recommend this place. It was within walking distance to Knotts and Soak City and the bus to downtown LA and to the beach were right outside the hotel as was a bus to Disney Land. Great value for the money.

Room Tip: We had a room adjacent to the pool with a patio right outside our room. Delightful
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JGuerrero, Manager at The Buena Park Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear hollyh58 ,

Thank you for your review. we greatly appreciate your honestly & will look into the concerns that you have presented to us. We look forward to to your next visit . Thank you.

Sincerely,
J.Guerrero
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Address: 7555 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Buena Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 19 hotels in Buena Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Buena Park Hotel & Suites 2*
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