This hotel was a fabulous hotel. When we were booking, we were a bit worried whether it was a good hotel for a family and because we couldn't see any traveler pictures. I'm glad I went against my instinct this time.
The hotel a tad hard to find. It is in a plaza type set up in which they have tall signs on the road that leads to the hotel. I believe that road is called Gateway. If you are coming from the major freeway that is about .5 miles away from the hotel (134 or 210, cannot remember). Anyway, if you have stayed at a hampton inn before, it is very simular to them. The beds at this hotel are really nice, the sofa bed so-so like all sofa beds. In the room, there is a college-dorm type refridgerator, a microwave, a 32 inch or so television with okay channels. They also have a furnature piece in which you can have on your lap while you are in bed to write something or put a plate on or whatever you do with it. The bathroom was nice, with marble counter tops and a neat curved shower rod, which they rave about as a major feature on their site. It actually does make a difference.
The full buffet breakfast is actually very good. The eggs could be better, but hey, it's free. They changed what they had once in a while, but they had muffins, bagels, english muffins, mixed fruit, yogurt, juices, and 3 types of cereal every morning, regardless of the main entree'. The breakfast area is nice, with about 10-12 tables and 4 or 5 arm chairs, in which two face a flat pannel television with CNN or the like, on it.
The staff was very friendly and gave us directions to the laundry mat down the street. (no, they do not have their own laundry facilities). They have 2 computers down in the lobby area which have internet access, which is a nice touch for buisness travlers or for the families to check their e-mails. They also have a pretty good pool, but the hours are a set back, I believe it opened at 9 or 10 am and closed at 10pm.
There were a plethora of resturants around the hotel. Accross gateway street, there is a plaza with a chinese restaurant, a dentistry place, coinvinece store, fed ex store, etc. A short walk accross huntington avenue (its also historic route 66) and you find yourself with a olive garden and many other places to eat. There is also a steak house sort of place on the hotel complex side of huntington aveneue.
I do reccoumend that if you want to see the sights in LA, that you rent a car. It is much cheaper that way. And if you want a easy drive to your hotel and the day you come in, use Ontario airport, and it will be a hop, skip, and a jump away. This is a great hotel!
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn, Arcadia Hotel Arcadia
- Arcadia Hampton Inn