We stayed at this property in early June '13 on a Mon/Tue. Booked the reservations through a discount online site and this made it a good value. After reading reviews, I was a little worried that it was not going to be a good stay but as things turned out, no worries at all.
The property is well-located and eaasy to get to, right off the 118 in Simi Valley. The lobby is nice and the desk was helpful. Walking to our room was a bit far so we reParked and unloaded the car. The hallways are a bit dark and the decor is a bit dated but not a real issue - just an observation. The room was more than sufficient in size and clean.
It appears that the only options are a King/Pullout or double-double without a pullout. This is the first time we've encountered such a limited configuration option. To ask someone to sleep on a pull out is not practical and to ask two people to sleep on a double-bed is equally not practical. The mattresses in Room 236 were definitely older and as a result, sleep was not comfortable. I'm sure the hotel management would respond that they are in the process of upgrading rooms or we could have asked for a change but the bottom line is it should not require asking. If one is going to sell a room, it should be in the best possible condition or simply don't have it open. If we were only sleeping one to a bed, it wouldn't have been a huge deal, but with three in the room it just wasn't right.
--There is also a restaurant on the property. Nothing fancy but certainly adequate.
--Workout facility is decent - other than being prominent to the world behind a large window!
--No breakfast included in the room price.
--Our bathroom door handle was broken. Not really an issue for us, but again - it should have been fixed before we came in and it was very evident.
--No fan in the bathrooms - ventilation is quite slow.
--Room backed up to a hillside which made it very quiet.
--Upstairs, HEAVY footstep noise began at 5am. Not the hotel's fault but the sound insulation must be very low-grade. The child that was going non-stop needed better parenting!
Overall, the hotel is decent and for the discounted price we couldn't complain. Had we paid full rack rate it would have been very disappointing. We add our opinion to the many that this is definitely more of a 2-1/2 star property. It definitely seems that the discount websites are trending toward over-ranking many/most of the lowest priced properties and this is what one ends up with.
Stay here if you need a clean bed at a good price - just check the discount sites...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the panoramic foothills of Simi Valley, one of the nation’s safest cities, lies an oasis of comfort and beauty. As the only full service hotel in Simi Valley, The Grand Vista Hotel offers first-class amenities, unbeatable service and incredible rates. With convenient location just off the 118 Freeway, the Grand Vista is central to all Los Angeles and Ventura County attractions and businesses; the perfect choice for business or leisure travel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Vista Simi Valley
- Hotel Grand Vista
- Grand Vista Hotel Simi Valley Ca