A nice mid-way stop.
Posted Aug 4, 2016
For me, the Microtel is the true definition of a caravansary. It is located in Wheeler Ridge - which, by my estimation is the actual "middle of nowhere". There's no town to speak of in the area, the area is dusty, hot, and has a strong sense of remoteness. However, I drive frequently between San Jose and San Diego and the Microtel is almost exactly at the midway point between these two cities. As such, I often leave San Diego in the evening after the commute has dissipated and head to the Microtel for an overnight stay. Then I get up the next morning for the second leg of the journey. I usually arrive refreshed in San Jose and still have a good portion of the day to get things done no matter the destination.
The hotel is relatively new and so everything is in good shape. I have made perhaps nearly ten stays at the hotel and the service is always friendly and efficient. On this last stay, I could not get the TV to work and the "fix" was made post haste. I did ask for a receipt upon my departure (two days ago) and was told it would be emailed to me. It still has not arrived.
The hotel is next to the outlet mall at Tejon Ranch; and so, if shopping is your thing, you'll have something to do. The hotel is not fancy as there's no pool, restaurant, nor fitness center. It is just basic accommodation at a reasonable price and that's all I really need.