My husband and I were so impressed by this hotel! Our stay was as good, if not better, as it has been at hotels costing 3-4X this much.
We arrived late, around 11 p.m., after a long day of driving across the state and dancing all night at a friend's wedding nearby. Check-in was quick, and we were in our room within five minutes. The two gentlemen at the front desk were very nice and helpful, giving us their names and telling us to call if we needed anything.
The room was very large, clean and well appointed. All the furnishings looked brand new or close to it. The kitchen included a full-size fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, dual-burner electric range, large sink and dishwasher. In the cabinets we found a few pots/pans and several cooking utensils; silverware, dishes and mugs for 4 or 5 people; and plenty of dish soap. There was a nice breakfast bar/island with two bar stools for dining, where the coffee accouterments were located (as well as a bag of microwave popcorn!). We didn't do any cooking during our stay but it looked like the kitchen was stocked with everything you would need for a quick meal.
The king bed was great for both me and my husband, not too soft and not too firm, and had plenty of pillows and soft linens. We liked the way you could turn the TV to face either the "living room" or the "bedroom." The bathroom was Jack-and-Jill-style, so the sink was located outside and the toilet & tub/shower combo were in a separate room. Across from the sink was a large closet with full-sized mirror (and good lighting!) where I was able to sit on the floor and put on my makeup while watching TV (one of my favorite ways to get ready for the day).
We didn't use the sofa bed, but our friends who were also staying at the hotel claimed it was very comfortable as far as pull-out couches go, and said that their room still felt spacious even with 4 people sleeping in it.
Breakfast was really good, much better than the typical continental breakfasts you get at most less expensive hotels. In fact, my husband and I had planned to go out for breakfast until we took a peek at the selection, which made us change our minds. There was a waffle bar, oatmeal station with plenty of fixins' (brown sugar, cinnamon, craisins, blueberries, and nuts), assorted fruits and yogurts, pastries and breads (with butter, jellies, peanut butter, cream cheese, etc.), as well as a juice and coffee bar. The hot buffet section included scrambled eggs, sausage patties and breakfast potatoes, among other items, which were very fresh and looked as if they are replenished frequently throughout the morning. Again, very impressed.
The fitness center looked nice and the machines appeared to be new, though we didn't use them (hey, we are on vacation!) The only possible negative about this hotel is that it did not have a hot tub. Other than that, the pool and surrounding lounge area was very clean and relaxing. The pool did have a "whirlpool" feature, which we found out was just a couple of jets, but we would have really loved a hot tub, though its absence didn't detract from our stay. Anyway, if we are in the Temple area again we will absolutely stay at this hotel!
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- Temple Residence Inn