09/05/2017 LovelyLibraLady, Escondido, California
This hotel is an unexpected treasure a few hours drive of Yosemite within the quaint town of Senora. Everything far exceeded my expectations: from booking with Nora, who made sure I received a wine ba... more
This hotel is an unexpected treasure a few hours drive of Yosemite within the quaint town of Senora. Everything far exceeded my expectations: from booking with Nora, who made sure I received a wine basket and reserved a room with a view of wooded area at the best rate possible, to the free and well supplied Happy Hour Thurs, to the cleaniness and size of the room (with microwave + fridge), to the included breakfasts - no wimpy fruits and cereal here, only full bore American style breakfasts with all the trimmings, to the friendliness and responsiveness of reception like Josiah when I checked in who also gave me great local sightseeing tips (e.g. historic Columbia mining town).
I really felt welcomed and comfortable here. Their free wifi worked well and their gym, although small, was more than adequate for a quick workout. You can even order breakfasts to go if you have no time for full service at the on-site but separated restaurant, and the quality of the food was very good. Even something as trite as their clock provided unexpected comfort in that it provided 'white noise' choices of wind chimes, babbling brook, or ocean sounds besides the typical 'radio/alarm'. I got hooked on the babbling brook, which made my slumber more sound and also enjoyed the chimes playing on the day I worked from the room. This BW is also convenient to several outlet malls and yet somehow feels like an oasis since it's 'hidden' in a wooded area off the main road.
The only drawback is no elevator to upper floor, but that's relatively minor, and I'm trying to think of anything else that was bothersome but really can't. I've stayed all over the world for work and in some very luxurious hotels, but honestly they aren't as 'friendly' an atmosphere and basically all creature comforts are provided for here without being over the top (in cost either).
I would definitely recommend this to friends/family!! And plan to stay again if up in that area in the future. Thanks! less
travelinman_CA, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review
Our team thanks you for your wonderful, detailed review! Your observations are welcome and your hotel details are correct. We are working on that elevator concept right now; we hope to have resolved and installed by Fall 2017. In the meantime we have free baggage service for all our rooms and guests. We hope to see you again! We will share your individual comments with those colleagues.