Valencia Travel Village
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Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Enjoyed our stay here.
Nice place. This place has a lot of long term campers. The grounds were nice and clean. The spaces are very close to each other. It has a large pool and average size hot tub. It does have a separate pool for adults, which is nice and big. Showers are on opposite ends of the park so if you're in the middle you have to walk a little. Showers and bathrooms do show the parks age. But they are as clean as can be for their age. It has a nice fenced dog run right in the center and a lot of people were using it. We paid $65 because it is 4th of July weekend and we stayed for 3 nights. Due to unforeseen travel hiccups we had to check-in in the middle of the night and they had a person available for that. He was super nice and helpful.
Ok, but needs work.
We have stayed here twice now, and only because it is convenient to LA. The only decent row is A. B is a close second, but the place is cramped and all of the other areas are full of permanent RVers whom the park has allowed them to put up car ports, porches, sheds and other non-temporary RV looking things. This is not good for a good RV park vibe. The staff is very nice and the pool and hot tub are nice. The place has potential if they could just make their permanent residents not look so permanent, and made them park so the didn't stick out onto the road, making it difficult to pull a big 5th wheel thru. This place is much better than other parks nearby.
We Even Came Back for Two MORE Nights
On our way to Pismo Beach, we realized we needed a first night stop (and weren't able to secure our first night at the Pismo park) and chose to come here. It was a good choice - it was a hot day and our site was pretty exposed, so we used the pool and the air conditioner worked well.
There are a lot of full-timers living here which is not a problem - it says something about how much people like it, but parks do have to monitor how people handle the outdoor space, since for every person who has a decent rig and tow vehicle and puts a few plants out, there's some person who presses on the boundaries, both of space and good taste. A park can start to look pretty tacky with a lot of full-timers, which we've seen at a few places we stayed.
This place is somewhere in the middle - there are a number of rigs that are fairly old and look pretty beaten up, but most are of newer derivation. Again, it's a bit hit-or-miss with the full-timers. Us "transients" are confined to just two areas of the park, one which is near the pool with some sites that are quite exposed to sun. We were in one of these on our first night, but it was okay - since it was only one night.
We decided to extend our trip by a couple of days and Pismo couldn't let us stay, so we headed back here and got a space that was quite a bit more shaded - and definitely cooler. Really quite nice! We decided if we return, we'll ask for either this specific site or one that is more heavily shaded, and it's worth it to ask.
We really liked the pool - because unlike most places we've been in, there were four different pools - one for families, one adults only, a wading pool and a spa. We used the adult pool and spa each day we were there - both were very clean and we enjoyed our time in there.
We did use the bathroom near the pool and it was okay and has a changing area for the pool area. Basically clean but with a strong disinfectant smell - ugh.
Late Saturday afternoon, we had a power outage that affected a whole section of the park. Of course it happened right after the maintenance people had left for the day but before the office had closed, so they got right on it and called a maintenance person in who fixed the problem quickly. So no big deal - and luckily, since office staff were there, they handled it efficiently.
We took a few walks with our dog, and were surprised to find a nice dog run for off leash dog shenanigans. They also have nice volleyball, tennis, shuffleboard and horseshoe pit areas, and two big fire pit areas. Each site has a picnic table.
As to wi-fi - well, it's free, but like just about every place we've been, it's not any good if it's spotty and you spend more time trying to get on. Again and again. I didn't even bother with the iPad. This is a real issue at most parks, I suspect. I think it's just turned into a thing that all parks are supposed to have, but none seem to want to provide GOOD wi-fi because, of course, that would probably cost money.
We used the cable TV, but few channels are available and the picture was pretty lousy, although it got better as we watched it. So bring movies or get a dish.
Lastly, they don't exactly advertise that they take Good Sam at this time of year (they do not take Passport America at all), but when we were checking in, they did, so we saved 10% which was great. It's a pretty park and great for being on the way somewhere (it's really not a destination park unless you are going to Magic Mountain nearby), and we enjoyed our time here, a total of three nights.