Many of my travels to the Southwest from the San Francisco Bay Area are staged with a layover in Barstow, about as far as I want to drive in a single day, and it's perfectly situated on I-40, which most roadies know as "Route 66, the Mother Road".
From the moment I walked in the lobby, I knew I was going to be taken care of, two people are on the desk, no waiting, thank you, and when that's done you might be asked if you need anything else, just ask.
This is a large scale operation, over my several stays, I have always seen a well maintained property, it takes serious commitment by all staff to hold to that standard. Consequently I find myself relaxing, no matter how long the drive, in anticipation of my comfortable bed and a good night's rest.
I've stayed in several of the rooms, all have been good experiences. I sleep soundly, maybe a locomotive pulling into town is not as disturbing to me, but if you are a light-sleeper, earplugs are provided for your use.
With good reason breakfast the next morning is a big plus. The staff in the breakfast room are attentive to their guests, keeping the chafing dishes full, and when they're not doing refills, they are picking up behind you, wiping down the counters and tables continuously. You don't have to worry about cleanliness no matter how busy the room is. Personally I like to see someone is taking care of the breakfast room, the meal, etc., continuously, call me fussy, but food service is all about sanitation, right? No worries here.
All of these are good reasons for me to feel this is a good fit, and yes, I am spoiled, good for you, BW Desert Villa Inn! less
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Desert Villa Inn, responded to this review
Having guests, like you, that continuously choose to stay in our accommodations, is an honor and privilege. We are delighted to learn that, time after time, we have been able to deliver a wonderful experience to you. Cleanliness and superb service are priorities to us here at Best Western Desert Villa Inn, and we are glad it shows through our hard work.
Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review with us. We really appreciate all of your feedback and will strive to continue providing all the wonderful things you mentioned, including a tasty breakfast and comfortable beds!
We look forward to your return.