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Two nights on a short trip Jan 08, 2010
Ridgecrest, a town of just over twenty-five thousand, is the home of China Lake Naval Air Station. And with not many more than a handful of choices for staying, and being a fairly loyal Best Western user this looked to be the best choice. As it turns out this is where most workers here for a short job stay as well. But we were here to visit our son who lives there and to take a quick trip to Death Valley.
This is a 52 room, 2 story facility with a large parking lot, outside hallways, and stairs, no elevators. They have a large swimming pool, a whirlpool hot tub and even a nice sized BBQ area for guests. They also offer a very expanded continental breakfast with biscuits and gravy, make you own waffles, several juices, hard boiled eggs, pastries, several breads, a good variety of cereals, milk, and coffee.
Our room the first night was right close to the office and as it turns out was a fully handicapped room. There were two Queen-sized beds, cable TV, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, AM/FM clock radio with alarm, ironing board and iron, and hair dryer. They even had free wired internet and provided the cable to the DSL.
That first night turned out to be less than wonderful. The guests, workers I presume, didn’t sleep, but paced the floor from front to back over and over again, causing a lot of noise. And that noise was enhanced by squeaky flooring. So first thing in the morning we went to the office and requested a different room. The Manager was very accommodating and apologetic and gave us another first floor room that she guaranteed would be quiet, because the room above it was in the process of be renovated and would not be rented out.
Our room for the second night was slightly smaller but still comfortable, with all of the same amenities. And it was indeed quiet and peaceful. We were also given a discount on our bill to help make up for the inconvenience.
I felt the staff was more than helpful and cooperative and would stay here again, even if they do have worn subflooring, which is what the manager blamed for the noise.
Part of the January 2010 travel blog
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Best western plus china lake inn Overview
The Best Western China Lake Inn is your home away from home, centrally located in the heart of Ridgecrest and only minutes away from the China Lake Naval Weapon Center. Whether you are on vacation, traveling for business or the military, our new luxurious rooms will pamper you with all the comforts of home. You will wake up feeling relaxed and enjoy our complimentary breakfast. For the business traveler, our spacious rooms are computer friendly, equipped with a comfortable desk and telephone with dataports, with fax and photocopy services available. After a hard day's work you can enjoy our therapy pool, seasonal swimming pool or simply soak up the desert sun. Military personnel will appreciate the ironing board in all of our rooms in addition to the following amenities such as refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer and coffee/tea maker. For our vacationing guests you will not want to miss the nearby attractions such as Death Valley, Lake Isabella, Red Rock Canyon, Ghost Towns and the Petroglyphs. Whatever your reason for visiting Ridgecrest the Best Western China Lake Inn is the place to stay! Our friendly staff awaits your arrival and will ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
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