I don't usually go to Palmdale. But I needed a place to stay midweek, and I like the Best Western for its comforting consistency. There were no bad reviews, so I figured it was a good midpoint stay fo... more
I don't usually go to Palmdale. But I needed a place to stay midweek, and I like the Best Western for its comforting consistency. There were no bad reviews, so I figured it was a good midpoint stay for my travel. Well, it's a wonderful business travel hotel. The entrance off busy Palmdale Blvd. is a driveway that leads you to a quiet space in which to chill after all the small city's noise. I parked with ease right in front of the hotel lobby each and every time I left the hotel.
The location is ideal. You can drive through a nearby commercial park and use the roundabout shortcut to the Antelope Valley Mall, its stores and restaurants, as well as all the other major stores such as Trader Joe's, Smart and Final, and Target. There is also what appears to be the last standing Barnes and Noble as well.
The John Jay staff is very friendly and the property is very clean. I had a large, 2nd floor room facing the desert dune. A lovely contradiction to the freeway lights right behind it.
The room key offers no trouble, and the lamps offer bright lighting. There are hard wood floors which is homey but your office chair does make noice rolling around on it.
The free breakfast is very substantial - Continental offerings, hot eggs and Canadian bacon, hard boiled eggs, and the makings for waffles as well as cereal and breads.
My only disagreement is with the loud, creaky elevator doors. It sounded like a Halloween scream each time the door opened and closed. This is easy to fix. On the other hand, the amplified Fox Channel in the breakfast room is not.
If you want a basic, restorative, and safe place, this is it. less