Conveniently located off Interstate 5, Embassy Suites Valencia is a welcome sight for the road weary traveler. Families traveling with children will love the convenience to Six Flags Magic Mountain, while visitors to Santa Clarita will appreciate its central location in Southern California.
The all-suite hotel was completely booked when I checked in on a Thursday afternoon. I was in the area to attend the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, but wedding season was in full swing in mid-April. Families, business executives and couples were sprinkled throughout the hotel. It wasn’t until breakfast that it became apparent how popular this particular Embassy Suites was.
The outdoor swimming pool and hot tub looked inviting, but empty mid-week. The action picked up a little on the weekend, as did attendance in the fitness center. If I had been here with young children, I would have planted myself on the patio by the heated pool, as it offered sunshine and shaded areas. There were ashtrays on the tables, so this is obviously an acceptable smoking area.
As its name states, Embassy Suites is known for spacious suites and, of course, their complimentary breakfast. It’s true when I say that there is something to please every palate in the morning. To me, the cooked-to-order breakfast and evening reception with appetizers and cocktails is the best value for a property like this. There’s also a children’s menu, cribs, family packages and high chairs available for use if needed.
I didn’t bother with the small gym, as I was walking and horseback riding during my time in the area, but it’s nice to know that I would have the option to work out if so inclined. A small convenience store is on site, offering drinks and snacks. Additionally, there is a coin operated laundry room, business center and meeting rooms available.
All suites offer private bedroom and separate living room with sofa bed. Both rooms have plasma TVs. A work table is available off the wet bar area, in addition to microwave and coffeemaker in the main room.
The staff was friendly and efficient at handling multiple parties at check-in. If you are a fan of TripAdvisor, the hotel has received their 2014 award of excellence for outstanding traveler reviews. Guestroom rates range from $129 to $240. Best rates are guaranteed through Hilton Worldwide website. But you can still compare through a booking site such as Travelocity.
Nancy D. Brown was hosted by Embassy Suites Valencia. As always her thoughts, opinions and photography are her own.