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Holiday Inn Express – Yreka, CA

This Yreka, California hotel is located right off Interstate 5. It has an indoor pool and offers a daily hot breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Rooms at Holiday Inn Express Yreka-Shasta Area have a coffee maker, a microwave and a mini-refrigerator. A work desk and a sofa bed are also in every guest room. A fitness center and a business center are available for use at the Yreka-Shasta Holiday Inn Express.

The hotel offers on-site laundry facilities as well. Guests can take a scenic drive to Mount Shasta, 40 minutes away.

As always, Holiday Inn Express was clean, the people were courteous, the breakfast was delicious. The hotel was new and fresh looking. Good value. Easy to find. We had a very nice, quiet room with a comfortable bed.

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Wyndham Oceanside at the Pier – Oceanside, CA

The Wyndham Oceanside at the Pier is a Mediterranean-style resort that sits right at the entrance of California’s longest active recreational pier and across from the beach.

This hotel is the perfect location to enjoy sun, sand and surf. The area has long been a hangout for surfers and artists. There is also an abundance of shopping and recreational sports such as golf.

The Wyndham hotel was impressive. The service and the staff. I would highly recommend as first choice to couples and families traveling. The hotel was clean and perfect location. Very welcoming!

The hotel had a very peaceful surrounding. Our room was spacious.

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Town and Country Resort – San Diego, CA

This is suspossed to be a 5 star resort. Not. The price was great, but that’s about it.

We stayed there for one week and a couple of waitresses and gift shop staff was not overly friendly for most of our stay. The property looks great in the front (its spread out over 23 acres) but there are few sidewalks and you have to walk in the road way and keep an eye out for cars and errent golf carts zipping around. Not safe if you have little kids walking with you.

The rooms were clean, but very small and cramped. Our double bed had bottom sheets that did not cover the entire mattress and we arrived back to our room one evening to find our window wide open, aparently by the cleaning crew. Luckily we had not left any valuables in our room and nothing was missing but nevertheless, not a plus when giving out a rating for this hotel. Oh did I mention how dark the hallways are. There is nothing worse than walking down a dimly lit hotel hallway at night! The bathroom again was small and lacked any place to hang clothing, etc.

If you’re looking for an decent place to stay, this is definately not it! Hilton or Marriott could teach them a thing or two about hospitality.

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Holiday Inn Express – Santa Clara, CA

This Holiday Inn Express, located at 1700 El Camino Real is beautiful! It’s close to the airport, the Great America Theme Park and Santa Clara University. Several restaurants are within a five-minute walk.

The facilities look fairly new, they have granite-top bathrooms! Roman tubs, great water pressure and shower heads! Guests can take advantage of complimentary passes to the nearby Club One Fitness Center. Every morning, they serve a complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar with hot items like scrambled eggs and sausage. They also offer package deals to Great America!

The staff are fantastic! Try the breakfast buffet in the morning…it rocks! I highly recommend this hotel. I think it’s one of the best in the area for the price.

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Bay Landing Hotel – Burlingame, CA

This is a great little hotel! The Bay Landing Hotel is directly in Burlingame California, on Bayshore Highway.

There are other San Francisco Airport hotels along Bayshore, including a Hyatt, Hampton Inn, Marriott and Westin. I’ve stayed at some of these, and the Hampton Inn is actually very nice. However, the Bay Landing Hotel is directly on San Francisco Bay, with great views of the south bay area ( on a clear day). Good breakfast, great decor, fast internet. It’s basically like an upgraded Hilton Garden Inn. Very nice Italian or Tuscan ambiance.

I typically stay at the Hampton Inn when I’m leaving from San Francisco International, but this time the price was too much. The Bay Landing is my preferred hotel at SFO from now on.