June, 2009. I had two seperate opportunities to stay at this property during the same month. There is free parking around the property.
Check-in was very fast and received 2nd story rooms on both occassions. The rate both times were very reasonable. Typically I stay at the Residence Inn, Cal Expo in Sacramento or Downtown Residence Inn, but my last visit to Cal Expo was not as pleasurable as previous stays. The Cal Expo property is becomming a bit run down. This property is nicer than the Cal Expo property but more remote in terms of location.
The downtown Residence Inn is a nice property but I have not seen discount rates as in this property and in this economy, value is one of my top priorities for property stays.
My rooms were comfortable and nicely decorated. The bed was comfortable. Lighting in the room was very good with lamps on both sides of the bed, on the desk. New LCD television in the room. A/C was a bit loud but it really cooled the room. The TV was had some cable channels.
The bathroom was clean. Lighting was good, the towels were plentiful, and the shower worked well – immediate hot water with plenty of pressure. Bath amenities include shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.
The free breakfast buffet was better than the Cal Expo property. The breakfast buffet featured scrambled eggs, hot oatmeal, and all the other things you would expect on a breakfast buffet - potatoes and sausage. Waffle machine.
On my first visit in June the dining experience was pleasureable but on my second trip there were some high school athletes that were some what sloppy and disorganized and there presence disturbed other patrons and the food staff. So it depends on which day you stay there on what type of patrons and experiences you will get. There are complimentary papers in the lobby. Complimentary workstation with internet access in the lobby too.
Nearby are the following food places - Starbucks, Carl's Jr. Fast Food, Pizza (average at best), Chinese resturant (do not seem to understand english too well).
There is a small exercise facility similar to Courtyard exercise facilities. Also a pool facility.
Ask for a room away from the freeway. I recommend this property if your looking for a value property with a kitchen and free breakfast.