This hotel is tucked away behind a Denny's restaurant about four blocks away from the on ramps to CA 57 and close to I-5 as well. We were in Los Angeles for the 2013 Rose Parade and related events. LA is so spread out that few places in the region are really convenient. But this location served our needs pretty well. Close to Disney and Knott's Berry Farm. The hotel was better than I expected. It was clean. The bed was comfortable. The shower was clean. Plenty of hot water. The climate controls were easy to use and the fan did not keep everyone awake -- as seems to be the norm with some modestly priced hotels in tourist alley. Our room had two living areas, each with its own tv and separated by a wall. With many budget-oriented hotels moving toward two-room suites, the Best Western in Placentia has tried to accomplish the same effect. But in doing so, it became rather cramped with the pull-out sofa bed almost bumping into the desk area. There was room -- barely -- however for a blow up mattress on the floor, which congested things even more. But I would stay at this hotel again, given the same needs and circumstances. Lots of free parking. Easy in and out. Staff was friendly. The lobby has a comfortable seating area and a two-computer set up for printing boarding passes and theme park tickets. But the printers were unreliable. Staff said that was a common problem and suggested we forward the desired document to the hotel's email address and the staff would print what was needed. The free breakfast was average at best. The waffle cooker wasn't working. Sausage was greasy. But there was also fresh fruit, cereal, and the usual juices. But overall, it's pretty standard for a tourist-class hotel. Most important for me, however, was the comfortable bed, quiet climate controls, and a clean bathroom. And our tv also had at least one HD channel.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.