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“Nice little place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Escondido Hotel

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BEST WESTERN Escondido Hotel
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Escondido
Certificate of Excellence
Beaumont, California
Level Contributor
43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

I was in Escondido on Valentine's Day on business so I decided to stay here at The Best Western. This is a nice hotel with a cozy feel. It is freeway close and near major stores and fast food restaurants, but it feels tucked away. The hotel itself is beautiful and next door to an RV park and across the street from a Shell Station. Inside the hotel, you walk into a beautiful Spanish style foyer and the front desk is right in front with plenty of parking. Once I checked in, I parked right up front, came inside and walked straight to the inside elevator where I went straight to my room. The hotel doesn't have long hallways, so it feels like all the rooms are elevator close and the elevator is pushed back into an alcove so it is nice and quietly tucked away from the rooms. I stayed in a corner room on the 4th floor overlooking the pool and it was beautiful. My room came with a refrigerator and a microwave, which is just fantastic, especially since I didn't know that coming in. While in town I visited a great Italian pizza grotto, so of course bring back my leftovers, the refrigerator was perfect. The front desk clerks were very nice and the gal setting up the breakfast in the morning was eager to come bring me a tray and was just as pleasant as they come. I think the staff here is top notch, I really hope their management knows this. As far as the complimentary breakfast is concerned, it was nice. They offered coffee, juice, cold cereal and milk, hot waffles, hard boiled eggs, toast, bagels, pastries, muffins, yogurt and I think I even saw some fruit. It was a nice spread, and there is a roomy eating space with newspapers and the morning news playing. It was perfect, especially since it is complimentary with your stay. As far as the hotel room itself: the beds were comfy cozy, the room was clean, and thank god the bathroom mirror does not face the potty. I really hate that! The only complaint I have about this place is that I could hear the people in the next room. I don't think they were being loud, I just think the walls are super thin here. Even with that complaint, it wouldn't stop me from staying here again because I will definitely come back.

Room Tip: Corner suite on the fourth floor offers a wonderful view of the palm trees and the swimming pool. I...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chino, California
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58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Our family was very pleased with this Best Western. Great desk staff, helpful and friendly. Granted every request we asked for. Breakfast was very nice--actually stayed open longer than hours posted. Off site dining is close with a large selection for you.
The Hotel looked as if it had just been remodeled, clean, rooms very nice, grounds very well cared for. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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69 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Stayed a night here while moving out of town. There is a mandatory $25 pet fee, but they can't explain why or why it isn't refundable if no cleaning or extra work is required.

The 'pet friendly' rooms are next to a side entrance, which is great for taking the dog out but is very loud, with people coming and going all night. This side door had a sign that it would be locked between 10 pm and 7 am, but it never was.

The room was large, but decor and furnishings are dated. Room included fridge and microwave, which was a nice bonus.

Some staff were friendly and professional; some were indifferent to guests.

The free breakfast was better than average.

All in all, it was ok but a little pricey for the level of service and room quality.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms near side entrace unless you're forced to take one due to pet policy. First floor ro...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is just your basic motel, close to the highway. It's clean and safe, and the breakfast was above average for that sort of thing. The Escondido location dictates the slightly higher price than I would think appropriate, but the rooms were big, although the bathrooms were tiny (especially the tubs). The wireless internet connection process is unnecessarily complex, requiring that the normal DHCP-enabled setting of one's wireless LAN adapter be configured with a static name and address. That's something that I can easily handle (although the instructions to do so were written by an idiot), but I can imagine that most folks would have great difficulty figuring out what to do in the first place, much less actually get it working on their PC. The wireless internet connectivity setup procedure at other Best Western's I have stayed at is mindlessly straightforward. This place should adopt the same sort of practice. But it's hard to fault a clean room that didn't stink with anything.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

While I did not spend much time at the hotel, I found the staff to be very friendly & helpful. The room was clean and extremely comfortable. They were upgrading the plumbing while I was there and gave advance notice that the water would be off from 8pm to 4 am, upon waking at 6am low & behold the water had been restored. The room had a refrigerator, and microwave which was handy for my late night snack. I found the bed to be very comfortable. I had stayed there on a prior trip 4 years ago, and learned that requesting a room away from the elevator is best, as they are a bit noisy. I only had two issues, the television reception was terrible and there was no ice machine or vending machine on my floor. Ice machines are on 1st & 4th floors only. Other than that I would definately stay at this hotel again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: BEST WESTERN Escondido Hotel
Address: 1700 Seven Oakes Rd, Escondido, CA 92026-3308
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Location: United States > California > Escondido
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Escondido Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Escondido Hotel is committed to providing the best in customer service and accommodations at an affordable rate. This pet-friendly hotel is located near many area attractions including Iceoplex®, Legoland®, Sea World®, California Center for the Arts, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, several wineries, golfing, fishing, theaters, restaurants and casinos.This Escondido, California hotel offers thoughtfully-appointed guest rooms, including two-room suites and family suites, each with free high-speed wireless Internet, microwave, refrigerator and cable television with 75 channels including HBO® and ESPN®. Guests will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning with hot waffles. Additional amenities include a business center, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool.For superior customer service and a very convenient location in Escondido, California, make a reservation at this great hotel today. ... more   less 
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