A central valley caravanserai
Posted Sep 16, 2016
As mentioned, my wife and I usually stay here when driving between San Diego and the Bay Area. Heading north, the drive is three and a half hours from our starting point. This means we can leave after dinner and still get to bed at a reasonable hour.
The next morning, we get up at our normal time and leave the hotel after the free breakfast. We usually arrive into the Bay Area in time for lunch and still have the rest of the day to do what needs to be done in the area.
Perhaps given the relatively late hour at which we arrive, check in is really easy and quick. Perhaps by virtue of booking through Expedia, we usually end up with room 108 or 109 which are either next to the breakfast area or elevator. Nonetheless, the rooms are very quiet and also the draperies do a great job of blocking out the bright central valley sun and heat.
Check out is similarly quick but I still don't understand why hotel receipts are a challenge to obtain. The word I got on this trip was that a receipt could be printed but it would be better to obtain such from expedia since what they print does not show the room rate or amount paid.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. Opportunities for improvement would be with the breakfast (really snacks and fruit) and the cheerfulness of front desk staff. The staff seems bored and don't seem to exude any appreciation of our patronage. That said, it is still a good stopping point when driving along highway 5.