When in Lompoc, this hotel is my automatic second choice if I can't get in at the Embassy Suites. Granted, I'm a "Hilton guy," so I'm kinda biased. But, there really isn't much to complain about at the HIE. Good breakfast, decent gym, nice headed pool, and good value. The separate buildings is kinda odd, but not too much of an inconvenience. They could use a nice Manager's Happy Hour to keep pace with the Embassy Suites. Otherwise, it's a solid performer and one of the best in the area.