We have just returned home after spending a week at the Hawthorn Suites. We were having work done at our house and it became apparent on the first day that we would not be able to stay home, with the kids, throughout home remodeling AND survive!!
I booked online and got the last suite with a mini kitchen - very useful for a family for an entire week. Something must have been going on in Livermore this week as a couple of other hotels were booked. We looked at other hotels with closer proximity to school and our house, but in the end we were really happy with the Hawthorn. Our room was tidy, quiet, comfortable and the staff, in particular Melanie, were lovely. My kids loved the breakfast and I was happy they could eat before school.
The reason I gave it a 4 star instead of 5 is: well it's not a 5 star resort, the pool wasn't operating and our bathroom wasn't perfectly clean upon arrival - I found used false eyelashes that looked like spiders on the vanity - eeekkk!!
We will return when the need arises - like in the not so distant future when we start our kitchen remodel ;-)