Had a weeklong stay last week for a couple's vacation to wine country. Due to hectic schedule, we didn't get a chance to reserve a hotel until 1-2 weeks before our departure. Our choices were limited, but due to previous positive stays at other Hampton Inn locations, plus the AAA recommendation, we booked at Hampton Inn & Suites Suisun City.
The location was okay--anywhere between a 15-90 minute drive to wineries, depending on traffic. However, as we realized that we wanted to visit several wineries not close to each other, we were okay with the commute. About a 30 minute drive to Napa city, which has a lot of cute shops and restaurants. We avoided eating near the hotel, as they appeared somewhat sketchy. It seemed as if Suisun City had significant investment in building its infrastructure during the boom, which then halted during the recession. For example, the town was really cute with beautiful park and walking trail by the harbor, but with a forlorn-looking empty theatre, discount stores, empty office buildings, restaurants with limited patronage even during peak times. However, at no time did we feel unsafe, and reading the local paper, Suisun City has a very low crime rate, unlike its neighboring town Fairfield.
We were upgraded to a king suite with fireplace and view of the harbor. Also had a small balcony which we didn't use because there were no chairs there. The room was clean (didn't need to take any extra allergy meds), huge (could have fit two king sized beds there and it would still have felt spacious), and relatively quiet. We couldn't hear hotel noise but would sometimes hear the train blowing its horn nearby. Gas fireplace was a nice romantic touch, although it had a timer which was less romantic.
Small but clean and efficient gym. Small but nicely kept outdoor pool and jacuzzi--nice enough that one day I spent six hours by the pool just enjoying the sunny weather. We avoided the pool area in the evenings because returning guests made it their "happy hour" BYOB gathering place.
Breakfast was complimentary but we didn't really eat there after the first day or two. Waffle machines were broken but were fixed within the day. However, something didn't sit well with our stomachs, so other than getting tea, milk, banana, and hot boiled eggs, we bought breakfast elsewhere.
Staff all superbly friendly; if they walked past you in the hall they would always greet you. Housekeeping respected "Do Not Disturb" signs (hate those hotels where they knock and wake you up despite the sign).
Overall, would recommend the Hampton Inn for people with a car, who don't mind a drive to local attractions. Perhaps not as convenient as staying in a Napa hotel and walking to restaurants/stores, but much quieter, which we preferred. Also, a deal considering that a comparable Napa hotel would have cost $300-$400 a night. We happily spent the money saved on a few cases of spectacular cellaring wine instead. Oh, and did I mention that it was clean enough not to set off my allergies? That by itself makes it a gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hampton Inn and Suites Suisun City Waterfront hotel is 100% non-smoking and conveniently located near Fairfield, 2 miles off I-80 (in between San Francisco and Sacramento, CA) with excellent views of the Suisun City Waterfront (adjacent to our hotel). Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, an outdoor pool & whirlpool spa, on-site fitness room, business center, children's playground, Clean and fresh Hampton beds(R), on-site snack shop, multi-lingual staff, two meeting rooms, and free parking. ... more less
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