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“Rattley motel quality.”
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Crestview Hotel
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Mountain View
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Rattley motel quality.”
Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

I had booked several nights, but left after 1. They were nice to only charge for that 1 night (which added 1 star). I had left due to not being able to sleep due to noise.

On the top floor there seems to be an issue with air-co or water heaters causing the ceiling to violently rattle at 6am until 7.45 (ish). Through the night you hear a lot of bathrooms which have a very loud fan, people, doors etc. Walla seem to be very thin.

Add to that the traffic noise, trash truck pickups and overall "cheap cover-up of old bones", and it's not a comfortable place to stay. The elevator instantly reminds you of the age, as it wronks and creaks.

The jacuzzi bath-tub has so many odd and unknown marks on it, you wonder what all happened in it.

Positives are a comfortable bed, and nearby to downtown mountain view.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Room was really big and nice with all expected things in place. Breakfast was too basic, can't eat it twice. Staff was courteous and responsive. They advertise that Jacuzzi in the bath but it is quite basic and does not add any fun to your stay. Seems little overpriced. If you are not hooked up to location, can get better options for same price.

Room Tip: don't take road facing rooms, take the parking facing.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for one night, which was lucky, as it was a very poor hotel for that amount of money. The unit I stayed is facing the main road and it was so noisy in the night. The hotel seems very dated, old slow elevator, and noisy AC. Breakfast was motel quality or less. The staff received me when I checked in was having a bad attitude. The front desk girl in the morning was all right. But she helped to call a cab for me which did not show up for almost one hour. Although it is not her fault, I think she could have been experienced enough to figure out what to do when the cab did not show up after 30 min. In general, would not recommend this place at all.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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New York
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Have stayed here multiple times (not by choice) on business in different rooms.

PROS:
-Maids are nice and attentive.
-King Bed is comfortable, different pillow firmness
-Keurig machines in room

CONS:
-Overpriced for what you get
-No restaurant or gym on site.
-Front door requires keycard after 10pm
-Free breakfast is crap and ends at 9am sharp.
-Business center is a kiosk that charges $1/page printed
-Most rooms are falling apart with shoddy construction (squeaks, cracks, leaks)
-Jacuzzis are old and stained.
-Towels and sheets are old (some have holes)
-Dry cleaning/personal laundry requests must be made online
-WiFi is open and unsecured
-Have to get a suite instead of regular room if you want nicer shower
-No local or sports channels on TV
-Windows in suite do not close all the way - lots of street noise bleeds in
-No shuttle service
-Some loud/questionable types of people nearby during evening at neighboring area
-Free cookies at front desk are usually all out (if Chocolate Chip) or Raisin cookies which nobody likes.

Room Tip: Get a suite - NOT facing El Camino Real street if possible. Avoid second floor ones. In fact, avoid...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The rooms are pretty big,
The staff was OK, the facility's OK (it looks like the bath tab needed more attention)
The breakfast was very basic.
bottom line - nothing to write home about.. ( :


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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Austin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Good Points
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1) Excellent King Size Bed - competitive with top chains. I slept really well.
2) Clean and Attractive Exterior - Nice to not be driving up to something that looks bad.
3) Competitive Price - good deal
4) Friendly Front Desk Staff - nice staff on checkin

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A) Wireless LAN. From my room (101 on ground floor) I had a lot of trouble with their wireless LAN. Weak signal, problems with DNS server. Generally poor/cheap implementation. That was a real hassle as it forced me to spend a lot of time finding a Starbucks to get connected.

B) Breakfast. The hotel provides the normal sort of free breakfast one finds at such places, adequate but not exactly festive. I am a breakfast guy and I like real silverware, cooked to order eggs, etc.. So... the problem is something the hotel can't really be blamed for, but was real for me nevertheless => Mountain View and Sunnyvale have become breakfast desserts. All the former 24 hour places that specialized in breakfast are gone and have not been replaced with anything other than Burger King. After several days I found that I had to drive all the way to California Ave in Palo Alto to find a good breakfast. Ie: a lively atmosphere, real plates, real silverware, good food and coffee.

C) There laundry room has some sort of odd arrangement in which you have to go back and forth to the front desk to get a key every time you go in. They also don't have soap. Not very usable. Fortunately, there are a lot of well run laundromats in the area. I used one around the corner on El Camino and San Bernardo in the shopping center with Safeway. This place had the advantage that you could get coffee at the little Starbucks Kiosk inside Safeway (while the clothes washed) and have a nice cold beer at the bar inside Casa Lupe (while the clothes dried). There was also a Round Table pizza available.

D) They were also a little stingy on the toiletries. On the 3rd day I had used up the dinky shower jel and put the empty on the sink prominently. In a better hotel, the maid would have replaced it with the new one. In this establishment the maid simply pushed it to one side.... Be sure to bring your own shower jel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The key points for this hotel are: 1.) Good staff: Mrs. Mercedes is the best front desk attendants. 2.) Average breakfast: no waffle machine and chocolate machine is not there anymore 3.) Good location (901 E. El Camino Real) for people travelling on business nearby Palo Alto, Mountain View, Cupertino. 4.) Free Parking and Free Wifi (not that good, but it is ok). 5.) Big rooms with micro-oven, fridge and jacuzzi. 6.) Finally, the price: paid average of US$169,00 per night staying mid Aug 2012. I think it is ok if you compare lots of hotels located in El Camino that are very, very bad and charges your more than $100 dollar per night. This is going to be my option when travelling to Palo Alto/CA.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Crestview Hotel
Address: 901 El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
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Location: United States > California > Mountain View
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Mountain View
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Crestview Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The recently renovated Crestview Hotel is the perfect choice for those traveling to the Bay Area with close proximity to Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Palo Alto and Los Altos. The Crestview is an affordable, locally owned boutique hotel with thoughtful amenities. We are centrally located in the Silicon Valley close to the San Jose International Airport and easy access to highways 85, 101, 237 and 280. Our hotel features 3 types of rooms: Deluxe King, Double Queen and Deluxe Suites to accommodate parties of all sizes. All rooms have new modern updates, 100% non-smoking, a kitchenette with sink, small refrigerator, and microwave and new double pane windows. For your convenience we offer free Wi-fi, complimentary hot breakfast, and free parking. We are less than 10 miles to California's Great America Amusement Park, and the New 49ers Stadium. ... more   less 
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