San Diego, CA
Shockingly good! I was so skeptical about San Bernardino in general (sorry SB!), but I needed to be in town for an exam at UC Riverside. All of the hotels in Riverside cost over $100 and their reviews on other unmentionable sites were not great--they either seemed less than clean or somewhat noisy because near campus. I was very frustrated until I stumbled on this hotel.
The Quality Inn is only about 10-12 minutes away from UCR and less than than to downtown Riverside. The area around Waterman/Hospitality Lane is actually better than the UCR area for food, at least chain food. There is a Mimi's, Chilis, Olive Garden, El Torito (I think), Kinkos and Souplantation all within 1-2 miles of the hotel.
The Quality Inn was fabulously clean. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. The rooms have comfy beds and clean, but small, bathrooms. There is a large half-fridge along with a microwave in the room. They have free wifi and a desk with a nice leather rolling chair. I stayed away from the pool and faced the mountains which is a really nice view as the sun is setting. There were a few slightly sketchy truck-driver types during the beginning of the week, but most people seemed to be heading through town like me.
The grounds are very well-kept. How could you do better than this for $80 a night (AAA rate)??
If I have to come back, I will stay here. I am staying in Ontario tonight because my husband is flying in and I wish I was just driving back to San Bernardino (I never thought I would say that).
I highly recommend this hotel for a nice quiet, clean place to stay.
I can't say enough good things about the W hotel brand. Its always so consistent, with only the best amenities. I always feel welcomed by the staff, the rooms are luxurios with the best decor , and the beds are amazing. Would recommend this place every time. Its not the best value , and the prices are expensive, but the quality is the best.