Vallejo, California, offers budget-conscious travelers a number of reasonably priced lodging choices, from brand name motel chains to local mom-and-pop-style inns. While amenities may be limited, proximity to San Francisco and numerous area attractions means out-of-towners can still have a quality vacation without breaking the bank. In addition, corporate travelers to the Bay Area can often make use of the helpful business services and meeting spaces offered by these properties.
Motel 6 Vallejo - Six Flags East
The Motel 6 Vallejo - Six Flags East is so named because it is less than two miles from the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom amusement park, while the Solano County Fairgrounds is even closer. Guests have access to an outdoor swimming pool, coin laundry facility and high-speed wireless Internet throughout the property. Free fresh roasted coffee is available in the lobby each morning, while restaurants ranging from Denny's to Annie's Panda Garden are just a short drive away. Guest rooms are simple and basic, offering direct-dial phones with free local calling and cable TV with premium channels. Handicapped accessible rooms are available upon request, and children 12 and under stay free with a paying adult. In addition, service animals and well-behaved pets are welcome.
The Deluxe Inn is conveniently situated off Interstate 80 and Highway 37, offering easy access to the Infineon Raceway, California Maritime Academy, and a ferry that takes passengers on a scenic cruise across the Bay to San Fran. The property features a 24-hour front desk with multilingual staff, wake-up calls, vending machines and free parking for cars, trucks, buses and RVs. Business travelers can also utilize copy and fax services. A complimentary light breakfast is served adjacent to the lobby every morning, while guests have several lunch and dinner options within a mile or two, including Chevy's, Oliver Garden and Black Angus. Each of the 60 spacious guest rooms features a private balcony, mini-fridge, climate controls and satellite TV with five HBO channels.
The 80-room, AAA-rated two-diamond Comfort Inn is close to several local points of interest, including Mare Island, Blue Rock Springs Golf Club, and the cultural center on Lake Chabot. Property amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub, newsstand and fitness room along with limited business services and a conference room for executive travelers. A free continental breakfast is served each morning, while an Applebee's and Red Lobster are both nearby. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, featuring refrigerators, microwaves and whirlpool tubs. No pets are allowed on the property. However, government and military travelers qualify for discounts. Additionally, Choice Privileges Rewards Program members can redeem points here good for free stays and airlines miles.
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites
The Howard Johnson Inn & Suites is a perfect base for visits to Napa Wine Country, while vacation packages offered include tickets to the nearby Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Guests can enjoy a 24-hour state-of-the-art exercise room and outdoor pool with lounge area, while a guest laundry facility makes longer stays more convenient. Additionally, corporate travelers can use an unstaffed business center with computer workstation, catering services and conference rooms with a combined capacity of nearly 60 people. The on-site, family-style restaurant serves casual American cuisine like salads, burgers and breakfasts. Accommodations offer a choice of one king or two queen beds and in-room amenities such as irons with boards, mini-fridges, wet bars and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
- san francisco vista image by Aaron Kohr from Fotolia.com