just simply can't. No one in our family of four slept well,(we were there 2 nights) and it's not entirely the hotel's fault. We stayed in 2 doubles, and they are doubles.
The room just always seemed dark and smelled musty, bathroom was very small, poor lighting. What really kept us from sleeping well was the sound level of the air conditioner kicking on and off....didn't want to not circulate the air because of 4 ppl. in a tiny room, however, it was quite annoying. They do have a fairly good-sized closet for storing suitcases, but if they didn't have that....yikes! No room whatsoever to maneuver.The pro's about this motel are clearly the staff.....kudo's to the front desk for always being polite and they had great restaurant suggestions. We did like the free parking and free wi-fi, which was a little weak, but not horrible. This is an interesting part of the city to explore while not being on noisy Lombard St. (which in that part of town isn't quaint---it's a highway!!) And we were so close to Lombard (1/2 block off of it really) but we did not hear traffic noise. Found good eats on "Chestnut" St. (2 blocks towards the water) because we were not looking for natl. chain restaurants and there were many small eateries that were hopping! I also awoke way too early one morning and the front desk clerk recommended just walking up the hill three blocks to Union St. (I believe) which was a very different vibe than Chestnut and a very safe neighborhood to walk in and felt a bit more upscale with pretty storefronts to amuse myself with. And early a.m. coffee shops! We did not partake in Hotel Del Sol's "free breakfast".....a big bowl of hard-boiled eggs and a toaster set up on a folding table....we chose to go elsewhere.
So, the work here is still in making the rooms not feel like the motel rooms they are, if at all possible....it's not the staff--they seem to have that down-pat. I would only stay here again to be in this particular neighborhood and didn't want to be on Lombard....sorry!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed to celebrate California's lively culture, the Hotel Del Sol is a cheerful explosion of the West Coast spirit. Once a 50s-style motor lodge, it has been newly transformed to offer the stylings and personalized service of a boutique hotel. The spacious guestrooms evoke the bright and airy interior of a California beach house. Relaxing hammocks, a sparkling pool and towering palm trees in the courtyard is a colorful feast for the eyes. ... more less
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