One of My Favorites
Posted Sep 21, 2016
We stay here during some of the art/craft fairs in the East Bay. It's a half-hour from Lafayette, Danville, and San Ramon; that's the farthest we want to drive at 4:30 am on Saturday morning with less than 1 gallon of coffee in our veins, but the hotels nearer to those sites were either too expensive, too filled, or too scary to stay at.
We find the staff here very courteous whether on the phone or in person. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and most everything works. The problematic items: room coffee-stand-in packets, arbitrary-time bedside alarm clock, and asthmatic ventilator seem to be common to all places in this price range (I bring my own coffee, alarm clock, and earplugs for this reason).
I forgot my instant coffee this time, so I got some in the breakfast nook on Saturday morning at 6:30, along with some breakfast. Unfortunately, the imposing, blue, tumultuously obvious "No food in rooms" sign on the wall behind the coffee pots was invisible at that time (no one examines walls over coffee pots prior to injecting said coffee). This was embarrassing.
But the room was comfortable, the bed was comfortable, the bedside lamp had an outlet to plug in my medical equipment without re-arranging the furniture, and the refrigerator provided a clock set to a reasonably accurate and consistent PDT that was readily visible from the bed. I assume there was Wi-Fi, though I didn't ask.