needed a room for 3 nights for business thu-sat so, after combing dozens of hotels, paid 350 which is a rip-off but its either $500++ or 75/night for murder zone/crackhead properties.
FRONT DESK: Greeted nicely, gave me a room in the #100s. Noticed it was right above very noisy and busy pool, immediately requested one far away, and they stick me it the back of the property in 400-block. That's fine with me, quieter area; if you want to, oh, I don't know, sleep at nights, DO NOT STAY IN 100-rooms.
ROOM: Its compact, but functional, clean and has everything you need; a fridge, a clean hair free toilet and bath tub, nice size bed, good but loud a/c right next to bed, couldn't turn on and sleep, open-able window with screen, free WIRELESS wifi which works good, a substandard tv with crappy picture. Lots of closet space with hangers. Some complained about bugs nothing in my room, a nice welcome after I have cold-sore-like bites on my ankles from my friends stupid patio. They have bottles of water for 2.50, just bring your own stock up in fridge no-brainer. 400-500 rooms, away from freeway noise, but do hear the car alarms clicking, motors running, door slamming shut and open, rolling luggage carts etc. always some kinda noise double edged sword for parking right outside your room. Room smells like mildew big time though. Wanted to sleep with window screen open, but noisy outside even in the back and light sleeper so had to sleep with everything closed and a/c off.
LOCATION: I cant comment on this because, this whole city is a twisted zoo for me. If I didn't have navigation, I would end up in Mexico. Its was very trying even looking for a major supermarket or an established fast food place, I stayed close because its so god-damn dark in this city and the freeways, roads, and exits remind me of twister. Never seen so many over and underpasses intertwined in my life.
VALUE: Anything over $85 night max is too much, they take advantage of summer-time travelers. I am sure prices are around 1/2 during week and winter days. As I said paid 117/night on average, too pricey for a location not close to beach or that doesnt have a view of anything.
Its a solid choice just pricey but everywhere that you don't need a bullet proof vest in this area is pricey, so a good choice for business maybe a bit too far from beach but then again probably $500/night anywhere near that area. Wish I was rich I can stay at those pads....sigh
ON SITE RESTAURANT: didn't try because I didn't wanna spend $20+/meal, so no comment. Room comfort is pretty decent though, slept well.
If you come with expectations this is a paradise getaway ritzy typa place your not realistic. For what it is it does the job.
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