Check-in was a breeze. I requested early check-in (got in around 1 pm). Nice & clean hotel with indoor swimming pool. Use your AAA discount online for a cheaper room (request early check-in if you'd like at the comments box). You can get 2 kids eat free at the restaurant for lunch of dinner. We didnt get to use it because we were gone all day. Buffet breakfast is free of course just like all Embassy Suites. They had a variety of breakfast items. cook to order omelets and different types of drinks. The rooms are very modern and updated. Breakfast area is clean and well maintained (atrium style). They charge daily parking of like around $20/day. It's still a good deal. We visited hollywood and universal studios during our stay. This is a great hotel. You can just call the lobby on check out day when you are ready to leave (12 noon check out). I have looked around the area for the best hotel with breakfast and this is what I found. About 25 minutes to hollywood and Universal Studios.