I stayed here for 10-days, and I really liked it. My room was very clean, and I love that they supplied housewares for the kitchenette. The only thing I didn't care for was that the pillows were sort of flat, otherwise everything was perfect, and the staff was always very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again without a second thought!
The check in was fine and the receptionist very kind and helpful. The room was adequate but very dark. The bed was comfortable and the little kitchenette O.K. The breakfast in the reception all pre-packaged sweet breakfast/snack items. There was never any housekeeping during our two days there, but the room and bed were clean enough when we got there.
Even though it's listed as a 3 stars hotel, it's qualities exceeds that rating. My wife is very particular with Hotels, if she likes it, then it's a wonderful facility. This is a stop for the night before heading to San Diego. We have a wonderful rest. The breakfast was an added bonus.
Can't believe how blown away I was by this hotel. All of the staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. From the nice front desk clerk who was cheery and charming even though we arrived at 2 AM. To the staff that brought us more towels within minutes of calling, and also called to follow up and made sure we were happy. The breakfast is great, truly helped us save money on eating out. Beds were comfortable including the fold out couch. Love that we had a fridge and microwave in our room, given the incredibly affordable price we paid. Only downside is the train tracks nearby, but my ear plugs helped me sleep through it. I definitely recommend the ear plugs.
About halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Mission Viejo's dramatic landscape--it sits in the Saddleback Mountain Valley-- was sparsely settled until the 1960s, when it became one of the largest (and most successful) planned communities in America. Mainly residential, Mission Viejo retains its heritage with many Spanish mission-style homes.