Never received my points for this stay and only had cans no bottles which I asked about. Room had a faint smell to it . Floor layout was confusing and gym was on bottom floor no elevator and I have a bad back so it’s hard to climb
This is the 3rd Baymont we've stayed in over the last year or so - I hadn't even heard of them before. This group seems to have a good balance of value and features.
On the plus side:
The bed was supportive with a soft top, and there was a range of pillows.
I always appreciate a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker in-room.
The breakfast had fresh hot scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy, along with all the usual starch option.
The shower stall (not tub) was uncommonly large.
There is a small gym that will help prevent you backsliding too much.
On the down side:
The king-sized bed pretty much filled the room, so if we had a lot of stuff for an extended stay it would've been cramped.
The coffee was weak
It is a wood structure, so we were fortunate that Upstairs Stompy went to bed at the same time we did.
There is a train yard nearby, so there was some noise from the rails. We sleep with earplugs and a white noise app on the phone.
To get to the lowest level rooms you drive to another entrance to tote your bags - no elevator for the luggage buggy.
I'd stay here again.
This is a very nice and quiet place to stay with continental breakfast included. It would have been better if the construction were finished, so I could have use the gym.
On our California road trip, after celebrating the birthdays in Palm Springs we drove east on I-10 so that we could drive up through the Joshua Tree National Park. The park is amazing, a singular environment that really has to be experienced. We drove through the park and emerged from the Joshua Tree entrance.
Our next overnight was Barstow, why? Well, we try not to drive too long in a day, say 3-4 hours, this means that we don't spend a whole day driving, no one gets too tired and, perhaps most importantly, we see places that one might not ordinarily see driving between big towns or particularly spectacular sights.
So after Joshua Tree, we took Highway 62, then Highway 247 to Barstow, the countryside was, obviously, rural and much of it fairly desolate but such a difference from much we had seen up to that point.
At first there isn't much to distinguish the Sleep Inn at Barstow from the myriad of hotels that populates the American roadside. Built in fairly typical style it sits towards the western edge of the town. We parked out front and checked in. The staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient and are, in fact, one of the factors that raise the hotel above the ordinary. They were great throughout our stay.
Our room was on the first floor and was fairly typical of an American hotel room. A king-sized bed centred on the room plus all the usual amenities; TV, microwave, coffee making facilities and wardrobe. There was also an armchair which sat between the bed and the window making access a little difficult.
The bathroom was fairly standard although the shower was some kind of modular construction which I hadn't come across before, nothing wrong with it though, worked like a charm.
The hotel also has a guest laundry, one of the reasons why we booked the hotel. This is on the first floor and contains good sized washing machines and dryers. This was our first activity after we checked in, an essential for any road trip. This will get busy as it is obviously a popular facility.
While we were at this we discovered coffee and lemonade available at reception. Both tasted fine and another sign of the little touches that raise the hotel above the norm.
Breakfast was good. There were some cooked items but I stuck to toast, yogurt, fruit, juice and coffee. The breakfast buffet is diligently maintained by staff who are present all the time and ready to assist guests.
The hotel provides free wifi and has a good-sized parking lot. There is also a small pool and a gym, neither of which we used.
On the evening of our stay, we asked the staff for recommendations of restaurants within walking distance. Two were identified, a Mexican and a pizza restaurant. We settled for the latter and had a good evening meal after a long day.
So, in conclusion, I would say that the hotel is a good place for an overnight stop and I think this is probably where it gets most of its business. The hotel itself is of a good standard with a lot of facilities as described above but, as I have said, it is elevated a little by some small, yet welcome, touches and by the friendliness and effectiveness of the staff who we thought were very good.
I am a local Barstow CA Native and was forced to stay in hotels for 3 wks awaiting repairs on my home. I began staying in hotels to include Ramada, California Inn, and Holiday Inn (Lenwood) before spending the night at Sleep Inn. If you want the best "bang for your buck", this is the ONLY place you want to stay in Barstow. The hotel is "CLEAN", the rooms are very nice and you get free internet, a gym, a pool, a laundry and a "hot breakfast". Some hotels offered "hot breakfast" but only included danishes and juices, but Sleep Inn offers - Biscuits / gravy, eggs, sausages / bacon, yogurt, cereals, assorted muffins, danishes and assorted juices. Staff is also very friendly - Great Place!