I have only two gripes about this hotel, so I'll get them out of the way. First, the room rates are more like those of a suites hotel in Los Angeles, or some other sought-after, tourist or business-center metropolis. Perhaps in Santa Barbara. I tend to blame the excessive rate on Best Western, as I KEEP FINDING BW RATES usually reflect neither the hotel, nor the community or locale to which the hotel is attached - but apparently indicate some policy or expense BW imposes on hoteliers. They're routinely the more expensive of nearby comparable properties - for no discernible reason, and BW rates are downright mercenary if there are no immediate competitors. O'Cairns is just the first BW I've found that exerts an effort to eliminate the sting of that reality. But it still isn't a rate reasonable to the property, nor to Lompoc, CA., nor to this part of Lompoc.
That, alas, is my second gripe - an incurable flaw. It's in Lompoc. Sorry to denigrate a community of which I'm sure the citizens are proud, but it's hardly a destination city, save for some members of the military (dealing with nearby Vadenberg AFB), some ranchers, perhaps those headed for the small area wineries to the west and southwest, and others unable or unwilling to find rooms in the beach communities roughly 20 miles away.
But if budget doesn't matter a whole lot, and it's one of those days life has dictated you MUST be in Lompoc, this is where you're going to stay.
You won't be impressed pulling up, as O'Cairn's looks to be a rather conventional "campus" of low-slung buildings ringed by parking. But if you're in a hurry to get checked in, relax. The cheerful, helpful desk clerk will take a while to tell you about all the amenities, from the cook-to-order-breakfast available every morning (lots of custom omelets, pancakes, french toast and fruit and rolls), to the open-bar cocktail hours in the afternoons, to the two poolside commercial-size, to the free guest laundromat, to the wood-burning barbecue grills, lit and awaiting any guest who cares to use them, to the heated outdoor pool and VERY hot jacuzzi, to the in-room DVD players and 800 titles to chose from free (including this month's new releases), to the free phone calls, to the free internet via ethernet cable in every room, to... well, there's more. In the lobby there's a freezer of assorted good quality complimentary ice creams, an array of granola and fruit bars... and still more. There's even a large bowl of complimentary dog treats offered by the pet-friendly hotel.
The room was large and comfortable, the bath spotless and well-equipped, with a king size mattress this guest with a fussy back suspects is brand new. The television was an enormous flat-screen on a top-of-the-line, fully-functional wall-arm making it possible to move it into virtually any position.
Aside from food services already mentioned, there's no restaurant on-premises. But in the guest info. binder there's an amazing array of menus for VERY convenient restaurants, including some that deliver. We ordered a full Mexican dinner that arrived much faster than room-service would have, it was less expensive than room service, and the food was excellent.
Minor gripe: At one of the guest cocktail functions I wanted to take my second drink back to my room, but was given a windy, winding (but cheerful!) explanation as to why state law prohibits anyone from leaving the bar with their drink.
It's ODD having a full refrigerator in the room, but there it was, and the room was more than large enough to accommodate it. The room was conventionally decorated with all the furnishings in good shape, including an office chair at the desk and a contemporary leather recliner, but it WAS a bit of an off-chord to notice every framed picture and mirror has been affixed to the walls by drywall screws sunk straight through the frames.
We never heard a sound from neighboring rooms or passing guests, the black-out curtains did the trick (not that there's a LOT of light in Lompoc at night), and the wake-up call came on time. When I asked permission to check out a bit late there was no drama, and no dire warnings. And the check-out was every bit as cheerful as the check-in, with no surprises on the bill. With every service and extra offered free, the invoice was only the room rate and tax, period.
I'll recommend, but with the major footnote about the excessive rate. Even given the seemingly endless parade of pleasing "free" extras, there's just not enough time in any day to take advantage of enough of them to make the room rate a fair value.
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