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“Decent place, indoor pool, Magic Mountain!” 3 of 5 stars
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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5521 Dennis Mccarthy Drive, Lebec, CA 93243   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Lebec
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“Decent place, indoor pool, Magic Mountain!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2007

We stayed at the BW Liberty in Lebec with a group of families on a trip to Magic Mountain. The hotel is about a half-hour drive from Magic Mountain, over the Grapevine (mountain pass.) We chose it because of the indoor pool. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and basic, without fridge or microwave. Continental breakfast was apples & oranges, sweet rolls, fruit juice, coffee, cereal, and toast with margarine and jelly. No protein of any kind, not even cream cheese. But the hotel is right next to a truck stop, and in the midst of an outpost of fast food joints and gas stations on the busy freeway. There is a Panda Express drive through AND a Starbucks drive through right across the street, among many other offerings close by. Please note that the hotel isn't actually IN Lebec, it's off of exit 219 just south of the place where the 99 merges into the 5 freeway. So be sure to watch out for it before you arrive in Lebec when traveling southward.

The walls are thin and we could hear every footstep of our upstairs neighbor, so if you're an early or light sleeper you might consider staying upstairs. I didn't see an elevator, though, so if you have a lot of heavy bags, downstairs is best. We could hear lots of road noise from the busy freeway right outside; it's the main thoroughfare for semi trucks, which tend to be loud. The air conditioner fan helped dull the noise and let me sleep.

An indoor pool is hard to find in California, and a great bonus for families traveling in the winter! The water was cool, but there is a hot tub and sauna to warm up in. Also, it gets quite steamy and stays warm in the pool room itself. The pool is open 7am to 11pm so there's plenty of time to frolic in the water before and after an amusement park trip.

All in all I thought this hotel was quite decent and would stay there again, especially if I were to have time to use the pool. If I didn't plan on swimming I would probably stay closer to Magic Mountain as there are lots of hotels very close to it.

  • Liked — Indoor pool, friendly staff
  • Disliked — Road noise
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2005

Decided to stay here on our drive down from San Jose for Thanksgiving, arrived after 10pm, but had a reservation, good thing as hotel had no rooms available. Room was very large and clean, could hear the 5 freeway a bit but we were so glad to have beds to sleep in that the noise was not bothersome! Breakfast consisted of cereals, toast/pasteries, juice/coffee/tea-good enough for free. Would stay here again in the future when needed, easy on/off too.
One more thing, made my reservation over the phone and was quoted over 100 (103 I think) but when I checked in the person told me that was crazy and reduced my rate to 85, so that was a very nice surprise!

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2005

This is the only hotel in town that would accomodate 5 people - 3 adults and 2 kids. I had requested a rollaway, but they wouldn't guarantee one. A half hour before arriving I called to remind about the rollaway, and was told "It looks like there'll still be one available when you arrive." Not very reassuring! When we arrived, the rollaway was sitting in a very smoky hallway outside our non-smoking room. We opened the door, the room smelled clean and we hustled the rollaway into the room before it aquired a smoky odor. But we hated to journey out of the room, it was so bad. When I inquired at the desk, the lady just said "Well, I assure you no one has smoked in the hallway. It's from a room and it's just how the ventilation system works." Ugh.

The room was large and clean with a fresh scent. The bathroom was large and clean but definitely not elegant. I appreciated the sink being in the main room rather than in the lav. Shower was fine. We only had 3 towels for 5 people; I asked at the desk and she said "Take what you need - for the pool, too."

The pool is indoors and the pool room is like a sauna, at least in the summertime. Please don't promise your kids a swim if you're not willing to sit in the hot humid room or else get in the water yourself. The water was refreshingly cool and the hot tub was HOT. They were open until 11pm.

Breakfast was fine - simple cereal & toast, sweet rolls, juice and coffee. Not thrilling, but exactly what I eat at home! The "breakfast gal" kept the area clean and the food stocked adequately. Starbucks is a 5 minute walk, or they have a drivethru, too!

The freeway sound was a low whir - no accelleration noise here. The A/C can be cranked up if need be to mask the road noise.

And the smoke odor was gone in the morning.

Stayed August 2005
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2005

A clean, comfortable, and adequately furnished 1st floor room was made available to my wife and me around noon even though their check-in time was 2 PM. After encountering a torrential and blinding rainstorm while returning to Orange County from the Bay Area on Interstate 5, we spotted the sign for this inn from the freeway. A popular truckstop and several restaurants are also located at this freeway exit. We appreciated the convenience of their complimentary breakfast the next morning. A couple of additional comments: The second floor is not serviced with an elevator. There is some noise from the freeway; however, this was muffled by the heating and air-conditioning wall unit. We were grateful to have a good night's rest and journeyed safely home the following day under a sunny sky, with good vibes for the Liberty Inn of Lebec.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2004

Very new and clean. Good breakfast . I recommend it as a place to stay on the way to or from LA.

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Address: 5521 Dennis Mccarthy Drive, Lebec, CA 93243
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Location: United States > California > Lebec
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Lebec
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Liberty Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover this Lebec, California hotel located a short drive from Tejon Ranch and Six Flags Magic Mountain and offers a complimentary full breakfast.Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN Liberty Inn will appreciate the exceptional value, friendly service-oriented staff and variety of amenities offered to make any stay comfortable and memorable. This Lebec, California hotel is located where the air is fresh and crisp and the area attractions are just a short drive away.Each well-appointed room at the BEST WESTERN Liberty Inn features free high-speed Internet access and cable satellite television. Guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary full breakfast each morning. Other hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool; spa and sauna open year round.The BEST WESTERN Liberty Inn is ideally situated 10 miles from Tejon Ranch. Families will enjoy this Lebec hotel's proximity to Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, Hollywood and Universal Studios. Yosemite National Park is also two hours south of the hotel. ... more   less 
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