I stayed here for four nights in July while attending a horse show at the fairgrounds.
Things I liked about this hotel:
room was clean and well-appointed
nice tile in bathroom and vanity
wireless internet was easy to use and reliable
good-sized refrigerator (empty, not a mini-bar) and microwave
convenient breakfast (especially grab-and-go items, yogurt, fruit, bagels)
close to fairgrounds
nice pool and spa
staff was friendly, accommodating and efficient
Neighborhood was not bad
Things I didn't like:
kind of hard to get in and out of parking lot, as it's near a busy intersection
not enough parking when you return in the evening
a little overpriced
room was hot and air conditioner so loud that it woke me up every time it clicked on
A few complaints specific to my actual room (203): no natural light in room - my window looked onto an enclosed breezeway. Also near a very loud staircase. Generally, though, the hotel was pretty quiet after 9 pm or so.
If i stay here again, I will bring my own pillows and toiletries as those provided weren't great.
Given the options in Watsonville, I would gladly stay here again when showing at the fairgrounds. I would, however, request a different room. Maybe something on the ground floor. The rooms by the pool were especially nice, as there's an adjacent patio w/ tables overlooking the pool.
Also love that pets are allowed, though I did not bring my dog this time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn has just undergone a multi-million dollar transformation capturing the strong Mexican heritage of the local area. We have added complimentary high-speed Internet access, a free Internet kiosk, several new rooms, a meeting/event facility and a fitness center.We are ideally located in the heart of the scenic Central Coast, near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel-by-the-Sea, redwood tree parks, championship golfing and prestigious wineries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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