I checked into the Value Inn Worldwide hotel on Monday, July 30, 2012, after an 18 hour flight from Adelaide, The hotel was the first of eight hotels stays I would have during my three month visit to America.
Check in: The check in process was quick and uncomplicated. The lady on reception was friendly and efficient. She used to live in Sydney, and knew Adelaide as the 'City of Churches'. So far, so good.
Cleanliness: Although the hotel is a little dowdy, my room had been cleaned just before my arrival, and I soon settled in without issue.
Breakfast: The Value Inn promotes its breakfast as a “deluxe continental breakfast,” although I would regard it as basic at best. To be fair there was plenty of it. Choices consisted of apple or cranberry juice, tea and coffee, Cornflakes or Cheerios, muffins, waffles, toast and jam/jelly..
Facilities: In-room features include everything you should expect from most good budget hotels – free high-speed internet, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hair-dryer, safe, satellite TV, and guest laundry.
The WiFi reception was fine in my room, and the inclusion of free unlimited local and long distance domestic phone calls, are services Australian hotels would do well to emulate.
Traffic noise was bearable. This was LA after all, and there was no noticeable aircraft noise despite the proximity of the airport a few miles down the highway. So much for my Los Angeles stopover. From airport to hotel to bed to airport again. Still, it was never intended to be more than a short break to help me get over the long flight, and reset my body clock from the southern hemisphere to the northern one.
Recommendation: Let's face it, most hotels near large international airports are designed to cater to clients who are generally looking for one or two nights accommodation while they are on the way to somewhere else more interesting, and the Value Inn Worldwide fulfils this brief perfectly well. Based on my one night stay (hardly a scientific study, I know), I am happy to recommend the hotel for just this purpose. As budget hotels go, it was clean, the staff I spoke to were friendly and welcoming, the price was right, and it was close to the airport which is another reason I chose it.
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- Also Known As:
- Value Inn Worldwide Hotel Inglewood
- Value Hotel Worldwide Ingelwood
- Inglewood Microtel