Unusual for a Holiday Inn Express, this property does not have inside corridors. However, since this *is* Southern California and most of the corridors *do* face in to the hotel courtyard/pool, it retains a reasonably upscale feel.
Check-in was very friendly. The rooms were up to the usual high standards of a Holiday Inn Express, with clean/elegant/functional bath, extremely comfortable bed/bedding, microwave and fridge, and a modern/quiet A/C unit. The high-speed wireless internet is very good. On the downside, there are very few TV channels, although I suppose you should be out enjoying the nice weather instead of watching TV. The shower did the freeze/scald cycle every 30 seconds, but my brief poll of other guests in the morning indicated that this was only an issue in my particular room.
The hotel is located near the west side of Simi Valley, and is easy to get to off the 118 freeway. There are several restaurants within walking distance (including IHOP and a nice Mexican restaurant), plus many within a short drive. Simi is a nice suburban-feeling community about 40 miles or so from downtown L.A. It's over a pass from the San Fernando Valley, so it has a totally different feel. Simi today is probably what the San Fernando Valley was like about 30 years ago before the SF Valley became the densely populated and frantic extension of L.A. that it is today.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Simi Valley Hotel is a Hacienda-style open courtyard hotel with stylish decor, contemporary design and functional amenities to provide the perfect environment for business or leisure. Be sure to check out our resort style pool area open 8am to 10pm. As well as our newly renovated fitness center with state of the art equipment. Come stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Simi Valley where a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, world class hospitality and exceptional value create a comfortable and unforgettable hotel experience. Located in the heart of Simi Valley, just minutes from all major business and shopping, our hotel provides easy access to major freeways, the metrolink station, AMTRAK and many attractions and businesses including: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Moorpark College, Cal Lutheran University, Countrywide, Farmers Insurance and Amgen. Guests must present a valid credit card when checking in and a matching, government issued photo ID. An incidental hold of $100 is due at check in. This authorization will be released upon check out. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Simi Valley Hotel Simi Valley
- Holiday Inn Simi Valley
- Simi Valley Holiday Inn