This hotel can be deceiving. From the street view, my impression was that it was truly a hotel - where guests access their rooms from an interior lobby and corridor; not a former motel - where all guest rooms have exterior entries. So you walk inside to reach the lobby for check in, then proceed outdoors to the elevator to access the outdoor walkway leading to all guest rooms. There aren't even automated or sliding doors to access the elevator, which is quite inconvenient for us business traveler's with at least one rolling suitcase and a wheeled laptop bag. Perhaps in some eras, this er 'feature' would have been considered eccentric, or perhaps a novelty. I do not belong to that era.
If, after pushing all the furniture that will move against the exterior door, allows you a restful night's sleep; however, you will be pleasantly surprised by the variety of breakfast offerings. Many hotel brands today offer the same standard, cardboard-tasting, gluten-filled and mass-produced junk that most people do not enjoy and would never buy themselves, but force themselves to stomach so they can arrive at their client believing they have taken in some energy. I prefer assorted fresh fruits, REAL eggs, regular (not pre-sweetened or artificially flavored) oatmeal that I may spice up with cinnamon and nuts, and yogurt that is NOT non-fat (because those are only filled with all sorts of poisons and fake sugar additives that are even more harmful). This hotel offers all of that AND REAL bread items too! I was in breakfast heaven! It was ALMOST like I had done the shopping myself! And the coffee actually has taste, I feel less like I am drinking that 'warm, brown stuff.'
I did have a problem with the first room. And unlike the nearby hotel where I regrettably spent the previous 4 weeks, the staff at this hotel actually took care of the problem AND did so promptly, and with smiles and courtesy! How refreshing!
The A/C units are also VERY noisy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in San Dimas, California Ideally situated just outside of Los Angeles, our hotel easy access to Ontario and Los Angeles International Airports, as well as major attractions such as Universal Studios and Disneyland. Just one mile from the hotel, downtown San Dimas features restaurants, shopping and historic sites such as the Pacific Railroad Museum. Visitors lodging in San Dimas can also picnic at the Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, attend a racing event at NHRA Pomona Dragway, cool off at the Raging Waters Park, ski on Mt. Baldy or visit the stars in Hollywood. Business travelers will appreciate our accommodations near businesses such as Ready Pac Produce, Rain Bird International, Clayton Industries. Brown International and Blue Ribbon Star Inc. are also located less than four miles from our hotel. We also offer a 24-hour Business Center for your convenience. During your stay, enjoy our exceptional hotel services, including free Internet access and a complimentary breakfast. An outdoor pool and whirlpool, courtyard patio and a guest laundry are also available. As you prepare to visit the Golden State of California, be sure to check out our excellent deals and book your trip today.Take a virtual tour of the hotel. ... more less
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