I sure wish Trip Advisor would let you rate hotels with 1/2 stars. This Embassy isn't quite a four star but is a shade above a three star property. Regrettably, I had stayed at the Embassy Suites in Brea night before (see review), and it was a definite four star property and this one pales by comparison.
To be fair, after reading all of the reviews online I actually went to the Residence Inn down the street first, but they couldn't offer me my corporate rate. I also considered the Hilton Garden Inn across the street which appeared to be brand new and very empty.
But in the end I checked into the Embassy. Why? Because I like the space it provides with a separate living room to do work which I needed to do. And despite all of the negative reviews I found the room perfectly acceptable. It was clean. The furnishings were okay, nothing fancy and the bed was a little soft. But there is a separate vanity area besides the one in the bathroom which is a nice touch. The breakfast and free drinks while standard were nothing special but again acceptable.
Not being a Precor (fitness) fan, I am aware from previous visits that there is a 24 Hour Fitness two blocks away which I utilized. There is also a ton of restaurants within easy walking distance including The Derby (good steaks) and Soup Plantation down the block. Parking is free and the area is quiet.
The hotel is the old Hacienda style and has been there for a while. However, it was acceptable and for a one night stay I had no problems.
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- Also Known As:
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- Embassy Suites Arcadia
- Arcadia Embassy Suites