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Best Western Casa Grande Hotel Review: A convenient stopover halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Hwy. 101, this Best Western property offers more services and amenities than many beachside motels. With low-lying, red-roofed faux Spanish adobe buildings shaded by palm trees, it almost looks like Santa Barbara. All of the guest rooms are spacious and come with cable TV and coffee makers. Even larger two-room suites with microwaves and refrigerators are ideal for families. The Mediterranean villa-style complex centers on an inviting swimming pool; there's also an outdoor hot tub and indoor steam room and sauna for guests. High-speed Internet access and limited business services are available, including a shared online computer in the lobby, as well as a small workout room and a library with family-friendly board games and a VCR for watching movies. The reasonable rates include a complimentary newspaper and also afternoon tea, coffee, and cookies, which is an unexpected touch.