Hilton Garden Inn Valencia Six Flags
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... timebank members! We painted for a couple of hours, Autumn got creative and used a "bootie" cover to protect her hair and started on the ceiling. Myself, knowing my painting ability, stuck with taping off all the windows and fittings before moving onto a fairly low risk window. After we painted we headed to Nyenye's old place in echo park to help her pack up. We did moved everything including the bed in remarkably ...
... all of them. They all seem to eat at each others house once a week - midweek or weekend, and they all hang out at the beach in the weekends. Anyway the meal was great and we finished it of with the Webbers all in the Jacuzzi while Dan and Jason passed me Tequila shots and beer. Not sure what time we went to bed with Mackie but it wasn't that late. Tomorrow is Jason's famous LA tour. And Mackie is hanging outwith Avalon and ...
... Rockets but wow was it expensive! Kristen found some vegetarian sushi and a place to sit inside air conditioning. Finally a chance to sit after standing/walking for so long. We let our food settle and off to more rides. Next up, Colossus, the biggest wooden roller coaster there. We were able to walk right up to the spot you wait to get on. It was great. Good wooden coaster but not as many hills as I was hoping ...
... On our return we took a seat at the Bubba Gump shrimp company, sampled the delicacies and had a refreshing beverage (yet more souvenir glasses to add to the collection - you get them free with most drinks over here!). Part of the experience was our waitress putting us through a quick fire Forrest Gump trivia, we got them all right, of course, very nice touch to the meal. We finished our time in Santa Monica with a stroll down the shopping promenade and then sat on the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Garden Inn Valencia Six Flags
Great location for Six Flags visitors
This is a nice hotel with a clean room, decent price, and close in proxsimity to Six Flags, Valencie. While the hotel was nice we were not impressed at all with Six Flags. It was dirty, hot, and had extremely over-priced food. We had just come from DisneyLand, so possibly this led to our dissapointment. I would definitly recommend checking out another theme-park before coming to visit this one, but if you do the Hilton is a nice place to stay for about $120 a night.
Perfect location for Magic Mountain trip
We just spent a night (11/7) at the Garden Inn after a Cheer competition at Magic Mountain. The hotel is very clean and comfortable BUT there is major construction happening on the freeway right behind the Inn and its being done primarily at night. It sounded like a helicopter was landing in the parking lot every time the jackhammers started up making it tough to sleep. We put the fan system on and that covered most of the noise..wasn't bad for one night but it would get old if you were staying longer. Other than that it was perfect and we will probably stay there again when visiting Magic Mountain.
Good value & very convenient for six flags
We stayed here in late August . Hotel staff were helpful. Very well located for six flags we were able to nip back to hotel for a swim mid afternoon and go back to park for more fun in afternoon. Would stay again.
An excellent hotel for 6 flags
we stayed here for one night for 1 reason only we were going to 6 flags. but note the bus only runs for 2 hours in the mornig and 2 hours at night. that said however it took us about 30 mins and we walk slowly to get inside the park so we didn't really mind. there's a resturant in the hotel but it's sort of cheap and cheerful we did eat there and it was ok but nothing special. i must say then staff were great from start to finish. at check in we were given buy one get one free card for six flags which saved us $50 and i was really ill in the night the next morning i had to go to a phamacy and the hotel staff helped us out a lot with directions and things. the rooms are large with microwave and fridge as standard. overall a nice stay and ideal for 6 flags.
Nice hotel, but bad experience with staff
My family and I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn from August 1, 2004 to August 4, 2004. The room was nice, the beds were comfortable, housekeeping was thorough, and you can't beat the location if you're heading to Six Flags (which we were). But, I felt misled by the staff and wanted to pass a warning on to others. The main reason we chose the Hilton was because it offered a shuttle to the park. With daily parking at $8.00, this was a significant incentive. Plus, the shuttle offered an easy way to get back and forth (I figured we might want to leave the park during the busy time of the day and then return later). When I called to make our reservation (and this was at the hotel, not through central reservations), I specifically asked about the shuttle and was told that it ran on the half-hour. When we got to the hotel, I learned the real truth. The shuttle only runs for 2 hours in the morning, and 2 hours at night, and they charge $2.00 per person. So, not only can you not come and go at ease (you're basically stranded at the park the entire day, which is not an entirely bad thing but something to know), with a family of 4 it's a wash against the price to park. When I raised the issue with the staff at the hotel, they were not at all helpful. I found this odd for a Hilton property. You would expect that if a guest has a problem, the response would be "how can we make it up to you?" (and it would not have been a difficult thing to do). But instead I was told only that the issue would be raised at the next staff meeting. Ouch. I expect that on our next visit to Six Flags we will stay at a different hotel which, though it may not have a shuttle, will at least take proper care of its guests.
Romance package review
We received a gift certificate for the Romance package at the Hilton Garden Inn in Valencia. Included was to be champange, chocolates, breakfast for 2 and bath amenities.
I booked the room in advance. After receiving my confirmation I confirmed it was for the Romance package. I was told that they didn't realize that and would correct it in the booking.
We went to check in yesterday and they did not have us down for the romance package. Not a big deal. The person checking us in asks when we want our champange to which we say 8:30. We go to our room and open the door and a wave of smoke smell comes from it. We are supposed to be in a non smoking room.
We go back to the front desk and were told that it was a non smoking room, but sometimes these things happen and they changed our room. No biggie. It was worth a few laughs since it's a free stay.
8:45 rolls around and no champange. We call the front desk and ask. There was no notice in the system for it, although the lady that checked us in wrote it on a piece of paper. After a few minutes of explaining to the front desk what the romance package stated came with the room they finally said they would bring the champange. We also reminded them of the chocolates.
9:20 the champange arrives with a nice little bag of bath stuff. No chocolates. No reason why as well.
The hotel wasn't very nice in a romantic setting, with a loud party going on downstairs, we decided to just head home.
When checking out that evening, the front desk had booked another couple in a smoking room instead of a non. The lady at the desk rolled her eyes at the guest after he walked away. They couldn't give us a receipt for checking out and when asked about the chocolates we were just told they didn't have any. No sorry, nothing.
All I can say is at least it was free. I wouldn't pay to stay there. I guess it is fine for families wanting to stay next to Magic Mountain. Just know that some of the non smoking rooms do smell a lot like smoke.
Best Service Ever!
The service at the Hilton was the friendliest and most helpful that I have ever recieved! The people at the check in counter were able to answer all our questions about directions for area attractions and resturants. Room service was fast and reasonably priced with generouse helpings. The wait staff in the dining room was very accomidating. The building its self is beautiful with two inner court yards one for dinning the other containing the pool and spa. The atmosphere is very cozy with southwestern style architecture. the hotel is also located just seconds away from Six Flags Magic Mountain, which makes this location great for families and those young at heart.
Friendly and Cozy
I stayed here about 9 months ago with a small group from my school. The hotel lobby was very cozy and had a beautiful fireplace in the middle.
We arrived from Honolulu at about 6AM, jet-lagged, sleepy and freezing.
Check-in wasn't for a few hours so we decided to have breakfast at the hotel. After our delicious breakfast we still had quite a bit of time to kill so we lounged in the comfy sofas and around the fire. The staff was gracious enough to get us into our rooms before the official check-in time. The rooms were a very generous size and the decor was nice and cozy. I had a very nice and comfortable stay there and hope to return again one day!
Nice hotel, but beware of children
This is a very nice newer facility with large, clean rooms and a friendly staff. It's the closest hotel to Magic Mountain, and as such, also the busiest. We stayed here during a peak vacation period, and there were LOTS of kids also staying here for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, I was disappointed in our stay because we had quite a rowdy group of teens who constantly ran up and down the hallway all night, yelling and slamming doors. Even after calling the front desk and having security come up to ask them to quiet down, they kept us awake until well after 2am. I have no complaints about the hotel itself, but I wouldn't stay here again just because of how busy it is.
We experienced EXCELLENT customer service at the front desk upon check-in and throughout our entire stay. As a meeting planner and traveler, it is rare these days to receive such top notch, personal service where the staff cares. The staff was very friendly, always willing to answer your questions or make a phone call for you. The hotel is conveniently located to Six Flags (with shuttle service available) and within walking distance of a couple of restaurants. Nice size rooms with vaulted ceilings, great pool and hot tub. First impressions are everything and my husband and I would definitely stay there again if we are ever in the area again.