It is rare that someone writes a review for an inn located in their own community. After all, who stays at an inn "just down the street"? Well, I recently did!
I stayed at an Inn that is a mere ten miles from my home (or former home, as the case is), the Westlake Village Inn, in Westlake Village, California. Despite having had at least 50 meetings at its facilities and many more meals in its restaurant, I never stayed as an overnight guest. I have always been more than pleased with the excellent food, pleasant meeting facilities, OUTSTANDING GROUNDS, and the friendly service, but staying as an overnight guest added a whole new meaning to the word “warm”.
You see, I just became one of the many professionals that work bi-coastally. Thus, when I prepared for my trip to my old stomping grounds in the Conejo Valley from my new home in Massachusetts, I packed accordingly: shorts, aloha shirts, khakis, and, at best, loafers with no insulation! Lo and behold, it was freezing in California; literally freezing! I know my new East Coast brethren will laugh at my definition of freezing, but water turning to ice is good enough for me!
To make a long story less long, I went to the Westlake Village Inn to rest my weary, and cold, feet! From the warm fire and hot cocoa in the European-style lobby to the splendid entry into my room, I felt welcome. As I entered my room, the fireplace burning, the lights dimmed, and the warm comforter calling my name, I realized that I forgot my shaving bag! “No worries, we will send everything you need right up, Mr. Chatham” said the man at the front desk. They did so, and more! I was treated like a king during my stay.
I was now fully prepared to take a long, HOT, peaceful, jacuzzi bath. Until, that is, I looked up and saw something more important than peace calling: a TV in the bathroom! Yeah, daddy! Now I could get warm, clean, and watch TV! I am still trying to convince my wife that a TV in the bathroom is more efficient rather than a luxury…though luxury it is! Soaking and watching your favorite sport is great. Sleeping in a quiet, clean, and super comfortable bed is better!
I could write and tell you about the excellent restaurant, bar, local community, etc., but I would be less than truthful to say that I left the room for much! I can tell you that it is all true based on my many past experiences at the inn, however. Outside of business that forced me from my room, I otherwise sought to stay in my little chalet. I had everything I needed: in-room wifi, a fireplace, a warm California-King, prompt room service, a jacuzzi tub, a large-screen TV, a small-screen TV (in the bathroom!), ample movies and entertainment, and hot cocoa in the lobby!
Yes. I was on a business trip, but the Westlake Village Inn made me feel as though I was vacationing. I highly recommend this facility for anyone who likes to feel the “warmth” of feeling welcome and relaxed.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.