This Residence Inn is "motel" style with doors that open to the outside as opposed to the newer Residence Inn's which are hotel style. It's ok in the warmer months ....but in the winter would probably be tough dragging suitcases thru the snow. And up a flight of stairs. I still give this property a very good however because the rooms are all very clean, updated, the kitchenettes are great (granite countertops) and we got a 1 BR with loft (2 bath), kitchenette and living area that was perfect for a family of 4. Free breakfast in the morning, fitness room looked very nice, outdoor pool, and small market next to the front desk where you can get food, snacks and beer/wine. Worked for us for a quick weekend vist for UC Graduation. Highway traffic can be bothersome for light sleepers.