My family and I stayed 4 nights in Visalia while visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National park. The hotel is located in the middle of downtown Visalia, which makes it convienient to dining and shopping. Front desk check in was courteous and gave us good suggestions for dining options within walking distance. Try the Canton restaruant a few blocks away...great chinese food!!
The hotel breakfast had a great selection: scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and potatoes. You could also make your own waffles. There was also a selection of cereals, bagels, muffins and fresh fruit. The room set up was interesting,as you enter the room, there is a sitting area with a pullout queen sofa bed, the bathrooms in the middle, with a seperate vanity/sink area out side of the bathroom and a king size bed near the window. The only complaint was the AC was very loud, we needed earplugs to block out the sound. Also on the last night, there was a loud street concert right outside the hotel, ( we were on the 4th floor!) I called down to the front desk and they were trying to contact the local police to stop the music, it was past 11 pm. The music finally stopped around 12:30 pm.
To our surprise, Visalia has everything a "big"city would have. There is a Walmart down the street, a Target on the other side of town, and a Dodge dealership. This was helpful, when our car broke down on the 2nd day we were there. Unfortunately, we needed to wait until the last day to fix the car, the dealership was not open on the weekend. Lucky, the hotel was very understanding of our situation and allowed us to do a late check out (2:00 pm) on our last day so we could get our car fixed, and not have to worry about my 2 1/2 year old running around in the lobby.
Overall, a great visit and would definitely stay here again.