We spent one night here as a jump off for crossing the Trinity Alps to the coast, which is a "most of the day" drive. I don't normally stay at a Rodeway because I feel they are on the lower end of the Choice chain. But reviews here placed this hotel in the middle of the pack and...they are right.
The hotel is located on the northern end of town. It's shaped like a "U" and is an "exterior corriders" style motel. For a city that I don't think has a lot of warm weather, it had one of the larger pools I've seen, plus a hot tub for 6-8. Yes, there were leaves in the pool; it was the end of November. Who's going to be swimming?
No problems with check-in. When I asked about a "local" place for dinner, the manager recommended Lim's, a long-established (1930's) family owned place a few doors down which features both Chinese and American cuisine and daily specials.( I'm reviewing Lim's separately.)
I wasn't surprised that there is no computer in the lobby for Internet access. The room refrigerator is waist high and there's a microwave too. TV is a CRT-style flat screen. I asked for a quiet room and was placed near the pool, at the "bottom" of the U, so I was as far from the street as possible.
Breakfast included "you make 'em" Belgian waffles, orange juice (which I found to be "thin") and coffee, bread, two cereals, and instant oatmeal. This is probably standard fare at a Rodeway. If you're crossing the Trinity Alps and want to supplement your breakfast (because there's not much civilization until Eureka) , you'll pass all the usual fast food chains as you head into downtown Redding to get onto Eureka Highway.
I'm rating the "location" as poor because there's not much around the hotel to walk to. It is not a "rough" area.
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