George Schilling wrote:
How bad/good was this hotel Jeff? The reviews didn't look to promising.
I stayed there back in March for a work job in OC that work wasn't picking up hotel or mileage costs, before all of the Hoopla of the chain housing Sexual predators on a semi permanent basis.
I also got it for $35.00 a night via price line. Bed was hard, pillows were rubber, kitchen was decent, it was last decorated in the mid eighties. Internet is $4.99 (flat rate) weather you stay 1 to 30 nights. After 30 nights, apparently you need to re-up your $4.99. Like Jeff mentioned, no soap, shampoo etc, but there were signs that it was all available for purchase in the lobby. Internet was slow even for email, forget anything needing more bandwidth.
I stayed for the PRO at the Candlewood Suites on Sand Canyon for $47.00 per night direct on their website (entertainment card rate, AAA rate would have been $54.) WORTH EVERY PENNY I spent over the price for the Homestead location. Nice bed, both soft and firm pillows, better kitchen. While I wouldn't equate it with a Hampton Inn, or Holiday Inn Express that I prefer when traveling on business, I would say for the price it was a better value.