Stopped here on a road trip, and was not too surprised by the exterior appearance or location. When I first found this hotel, I had to even look up the location of Delano on a map! This hotel is literally 2 minutes off of 99, the backbone highway of the eastern central valley. Delano is a small farming and agriculturally oriented community, and it shows - just across the street from the hotel is a vineyard! Very cool. The hotel itself is simple, a shoe-box shape with 2 floors and one main portico entrance. Next door is a fast food place, across the corner is another and a small country restaurant and gas station. The intersection is stop sign controlled, a sign of the still lazy pace of this valley in this particular town, There is a downtown further south a few miles, but this corner is the way I like it - quiet and relaxed. However, when you enter the hotel you may be surprised. I was greeted by a friendly and efficient young lady who checked me in quickly, and I was already taking in the sights. The lobby is large, open to the 2nd floor, and features a small gathering area off to one side, a door to the indoor pool (wow!) behind that, and a 24-hour coffee, tea, oatmeal and more station on the other side of the lobby, next to the door for the morning breakfasts. Already I am impressed. There is an elevator but needing to stretch after a 4 hour drive, I took the stairs up and quickly found the room. The hallways are interior, so you can relax and feel safe, and the noise you hear is minimal, thanks to nice carpeting and solid doors. The room is quite large, with an easy chair in the corner, next to a window framing that vineyard across the street. The sink and vanity are just inside the door, with the shower/tub and toilet in their own room, great for couple needing to multi-task in the mornings. Standard TV and work desk are there as well, along with a mini-fridge, microwave and small personal coffee maker. Everything I need for a comfortable night. The bed was indeed comfortable, and I made an early night of it. In the morning, I could smell fresh cooked bacon in my room. The breakfast offered bacon and more. Potatoes, scrambled eggs and assorted breads, bagels, muffins and cereals were also offered. Hard boiled eggs, and yogurts and even soy milk were available in a small fridge. And here, as in the lobby, fresh apples and oranges were available 24-hours. Didn't use the pool or sauna, but always next time! All in all, a great place to take a break. less
BEST WESTERN L, General Manager at Best Western Liberty Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to share this nice review! I am thrilled to hear that you had such a pleasant stay with us and found the room and hotel grounds to your liking. I have passed along your compliments to the rest of the staff and everyone appreciated the kind remarks. Delano is a special little town and I agree it is a great stopping point when traveling through the Central Valley. Thank you again for the compliments and please visit us again.