I live abroad now, but Sunnyvale was my hometown in the States. Whenever i visit my friends and family in the Bay Area again, the Best Western Silicon Valley Inn is my hotel of choice (after trying and comparing others). It is not luxurious, but it amply fulfills our needs. Clean, comfortable, and safe, at a reasonable price. The property is conveniently located on a main thoroughfare with easy highway access, so popping in and out is easy. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are nice and up to modern standards, with lots of electrical outlets for electronics, warm lamps with shades, and nice, comfortable furnishings. it includes a nice sized working desk for business travelers. I really liked our spacious and tidy bathroom. For extended stays, they had a washer/dryer for a buck. Our room had a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker for in-room snacking. There is a 24 hour McD's, Wendy's, nd BK across the street and a large supermarket a few blocks up. Probably the best value-added feature though is the included breakfast buffet! A generous all you can eat spread of American breakfast standards (breads, eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, hot/cold drinks, cereals, yoghurts, and a nifty Belgian waffle maker!). The building is resaonably secure with good lighting, key card access, and private parking lot control, plus, it's in Sunnyvale, one of the safest mid-sized communities in the country, so i feel relaxed about bringing my family here. And let me just mention that Wifi is strong and the satelite television system allows ample access to entertainment. The point however is that it is overall what i expect for the money when i travel. I feel at home here and I can relax and enjoy my vacation. The fact that we have been back three times (soon four) attests to our high opinion of this hotel.
Are there any downsides? Honestly, the main thoroughfare that I mentioned is heavily trafficked, so there is a detectable road noise (if that happens to bother you). My wife and i are tea drinkers, so a couple of tea bags in-room would have been much appreciated. less
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Silicon Valley Inn, responded to this review
Dear guest, thank you for your thorought review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay at our home away from home. From clean room to breakfast it sounds like we were the perfect fit for you. We are also thrilled to see that we will be your base when you visit your hometown next time. We can't wait to welcome you back again. Happy Thanksgiving!