06/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I recently stayed at the Hotel California on May 31st and it wasn't what I was expecting. I guess I had my hopes up becaue of the reviews from other guests but I was disappointed when I walked into my room. First I want to backtrack and say the staff is wonderful, helpful and extremely kind but when I walked into my room and heard sirens outside my window (which looking outside my window I was greeted by the rundown building next to mine...no view at all).
The bathroom was nice and room (liked the shower) but really if you are expecting a lot of amenties this is not the place for you. I booked a basic king room thinking that would be good for me (it was only me traveling) boy was I wrong. The lamp didn't work, the heat wasn't working (the room was freezing) and the sounds outside just wouldn't let up. So at 5 AM the next morning I informed them that I would be checking out and decided to check into the Grand Hyatt on Stockton. I ended up paying $200 more then planned to stay at the hyatt but in all honesty it was worth it.
Like I said though, the staff was extremely friendly and I think maybe I should have choosen a different type of room (maybe the Deluxe or Sun Room). I'm always up for giving a hotel another try but likely when I go back out in October I will be staying at the Hyatt again.