Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Victorville-Lodging Ideas

Dear Reader

Clients ask me from time to time the best lodging for crews in Victorville area. One of my favorite hotels in Victorville is the Hawthorn Suites Hotel Victorville. Misty Linton the assistant manager handles the entertainment accounts (760-949-4700). The Hotel has a pool, a
meeting room, high speed internet access, free hot breakfast buffet, fitness room, laundry room and most important for any shoot, parking for motor homes, buses and trucks. The rooms have kitchens, oversized work area, dual phone lines with data ports, a bed that is extremely comfortable, with a flat screen TV. The living room is large and clean with contemporary decor, some rooms overlook the snow capped San Gabriel Mountains. What I like most about the Hawthorn is the proximity to restaurants, stores, the freeway, a truck stop two exits south of the hotel with dump station. The staff is very friendly and they understand the needs of the entertainment industry.
Victorville is near El Mirage Dry Lake, Lucerne Valley, Wrightwood and less than an hour and half from Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. As I indicated in previous Blogs, the town of Adelanto, is a bad place to lodge your crew, this innocent looking town is very misleading, the crime rate is high and their is no guarantee your equipment will not be molested.

Victorville on the other hand has more resources from lodging, food, catering, supplies and crews. Speaking of crews for the Victorville region, the best resource is the Inland Empire Film Commission, call Sheri Davis or Dan Taylor at 951-779-6700. Sheri can also handle all your film permit needs too. Victorville is only two hours east of Los Angeles; winter temperatures can warm up to the 70's in the winter and drop to the low thirties at night. Summer temperatures can exceed a hundred during the day and drop to a comfortable low seventies at night.

Whenever you plan to do your shoot, consider the Victorville area a place to do your next project.