I stayed two nights at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Palmdale while on business to the area. It was convenient to shopping and dining options and right off the main road, although it was still a bit of a haul to get to NASA Dryden, I mean, Armstrong Flight Research Center (but then, any hotel is going to be a haul to get there!).
I thought the Residence was a good choice. Clean and comfortable, which are the most important items for me. The lobby area is very nice. Check in was quick ad easy. The staff at the desk was friendly and helpful. Funny story is that the gentlemen taking care of the check-in was very happy to give me an upgrade to a two-bedroom suite. "Dude, I'm by myself, why do I need two bedrooms!" But it was a nice room regardless that is was more than I needed.
I was very pleased with the room. As mentioned, it was a two-bedroom suite with a living room and kitchenette connecting the bedrooms. There were two bathrooms as well, so it would have been very easy to share the space with another person. The suite was well appointed (all the normal amenities plus the kitchen seemed to have everything you would need for a long stay). There was a flat screen TV in each space (each bedroom and the living area). The bathrooms were a nice size; plenty of room to move about. There was also free wifi in the room, which is vital these days.
The only issue during the stay was that there was a fair amount of noise from the rooms above me during the early evening. Fortunately, I was exhausted and was able to sleep through the disturbance. But it could be annoying for others.
I took advantage of the fitness center at the hotel. It is small with two treadmills, one elliptical machine and a reclining bike. One of the treadmills was out of order during my stay, but fortunately for me I was up really early and able to meet the rush. There was not a business center (not that I was looking for one) but I did see a computer in the lobby for printing boarding passes.
The complimentary breakfast was good. Not an extensive variety, but enough to start your day. I also tried the evening social on our first night; the meatball subs were very good.
Overall, it was a good stay. I will certainly consider staying at the Residence Inn should my travels bring me back to the Palmdale area.
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