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Huntington Beach , California
December 23, 2006
I stayed at the Rocklin Park Hotel in January 2006 for two nights. When I registered online, I requested a king sized bed, but non were available. The check-in staff were helpful, but said there was no way he could get us a king sized bed. I booked through a discount website and it was about $119 per night.
We arrived late at night, about 9:30pm, and it felt that we were the only ones at the hotel. I don't even remember seeing anyone else but the person at the reception desk.
Our double room was spacious and very clean and the decor is almost like that of a lodge. There were complimentary robes for us to use and refrigerator mini bar for a surcharge. In the bathroom they offered decent toiletries and a great selection of coffee and teas.
The hotel is right off the freeway (you can see it while driving) but we didn't hear any traffic noise and slept well through the night. I would stay at the Rocklin Park Hotel again. We were gone most of the day, so I didn't get a chance to check out the spa or exercise facilities. Although my boyfriend said that the Zinfandel Grille was good.
From journal Sacramento and Such
New York City, New York, Afghanistan
December 29, 2002
Service: Nice staff at the front desk. Housekeeping is inconsistent, but rooms are clean and tidy.
Rooms/Decor: Relatively tasteful and spacious, homey, better than typical hotels/motels. I've never stayed in a hotel room with an abundance of light; this place is no different. I usually have to move the standing light over to the desk or by the bed. Rooms include a good desk and AC/heater unit, and small balcony.
Facilities: Good--they have an outdoor pool, sauna, small gym (clean, with towels and TV available), and nice sitting area in the lobby. As I mentioned earlier, a restaurant is right next door.
Extras (the best part!): Your stay comes with a free continental breakfast of instant oatmeal, fruit, juice, coffee, and so-so pastries. Nightly turn-down service includes a bottle of water and a piece of candy. A basket of small red apples is always out by the front desk. Free overnight shoe shines. Another great perk are the "events." I got a free 10-minute massage from a certified massage therapist, who comes to the hotel every Tuesday from 6 to 8pm. A weekly wine tasting features a different bottle each week for guests to taste.
Sounds pretty good so far? Well, here's what turned me off to this hotel. On my first stay, I walked into my bathroom and spotted about 10 dead ants on the floor and in the tub. Not good, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt and figured they had recently sprayed the place and maid service hadn't been done since the spraying. No further problems that time. BUT, the second time I stayed at RPH, I encountered a couple of live ants in the bathroom each day. On the third night, I noticed that there seemed to be a slight increase of ant invaders on the bathroom floor and requested to be moved into a new room. I didn't want to risk waking up to a bathroom full of ants. In addition, I had found a weird-looking tack-sized beetle-type bug on the floor (I'm surprised I was able to spot it on the dark, dizzying-patterned carpet). The staff moved me right away, commented that it was due to the rain (it wasn't raining on my first visit!), and gave me some type of frequent guest card, which gives me who-knows-what rewards.
Anyway, decide for yourself if you'd like to stay at the Rocklin Park Hotel. I really enjoyed the extras and comfy atmosphere, but the bug problem left such a bad taste in my mouth that I'll be heading somewhere else in January.
From journal Utopian Suburbia