After a late afternoon lecture at the Bacara Resort during Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend, it was time to head back south to Oxnard to check into the Hilton Garden Inn Oxnard/Camarillo. Using it as a base hotel, it is conveniently located close to Highway 101. The front desk staff is very friendly and helpful. They make you feel right at home.
- Travel tip: Santa Barbara has few choices for budget-friendly hotels. Be prepared to pay $200/night or more. If you don’t mind driving 45 minutes, Oxnard, Ventura, and Camarillo have a lot of great hotels in your budget range.
This hotel has a complimentary on-site restaurant (Great American Grill is open for breakfast and dinner) and lounge, 24-hour business center, fitness center, heated outdoor pool, laundry room, and approximately 1,900 square feet of meeting and event space. There is a large parking lot which it shares with its sister hotel, Homewood Suites by Hilton Oxnard/Camarillo.
The King Bedroom has the following amenities: self-adjusting Garden Sleep System® king-size bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, chair with ottoman, large work desk with ergonomic chair, speakerphones, data port, voicemail, refrigerator, microwave, Keurig® coffee maker, iron, ironing board, air conditioning with adjustable thermostat, clock radio with MP3 connection, flat screen TV, Neutrogena® bath amenities, and hair dryer. The room is quite spacious for two people. The work space has ample space for laptop and plenty of charging ports for accessories like camera batteries and mobile phones. The bed is comfortable for a restful night’s sleep.
- Travel tip: If you are a Gold level or above Hilton HHonors member, you can choose to have extra HHonors points or free breakfast during your stay. When checking in, make sure to ask the front desk about it.
The Great American Grill is a wonderful place for breakfast. Their set-up is a little different than other Hilton Garden Inns. You place orders for grill items with your server: eggs, omelets, bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, etc. They also have a buffet of breakfast items like yogurt, cereals, fresh fruit (whole and sliced), juices, milk, pastries, croissants, muffins, breads, bagels, and more. There is just nothing like a hot breakfast to get your engine going in the morning. The servers are very attentive and they even welcome returning guests by name – a true home away from home.
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2000 Solar Dr.
Oxnard, CA 93036 USA