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san carlos
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Came here for Chico State related visit. I will not stay here again. . Extremely old, the is no charm to. The rooms smell musty and smokey in the nonsmoking rooms. This antiqued piece of junk should be bulldozed and put to rest. I wouldn't stay here for $30 a night, never mind the $75 we paid. There are better... More 

Thank D M
Seattle, Washington, United States
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

When we visit family, we always stay here. On this trip we were sorely disappointed. It was dirty, bathroom fixtures were missing and it felt run down. There were only a few rooms beings occupied, but we were placed on the side where people were living full time. The police were in the parking lot both nights we were staying... More 

1 Thank Karyn M

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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Nice, quiet, near hospital. Old motel, feels safe, peacful. Wi-fi was spotty, pool was wonderful. I really was rejuvinated during my stay there. I will stay there any time that I am in town.I enjoyed the big Mastiff dogs. THANKS!

Thank Shannon B
Chico, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Okay, if your picky, want luxury, free breakfast & a kiss when you walk out then please go to the Mariott.! This place reminds me of my childhood traveling with my parents across country.! Yes, it's a room.! A unique adventure.! The oddities & the fact that like most older motels that were built well into the last century, it... More 

Thank Greg W
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Thanks, Irene; I had to find a place near the Enloe medical center. I arrived late at night, and my wife forgot to make my reservation with ya'll... But you fitted me in, and made me at home for 3-4 days while a sad time in my life played out...you listened to my story, and told me some of yours!... More 

2 Thank Shannon B
San Jose, California
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133 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stayed 3 nights with my wife and daughter. This is just a place to shower and shave. Clean grounds, Comfy bed, Nice pool, friendy owners. Down side is old towels, small pillows, Micro did not work, But descent size Fridge. Quite sleep. Owners control the AC which really is not fair. The place is inexpensive so you get what you... More 

2 Thank ceskydup
Nevada City, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Gorgeous pool, spacious grounds, very nice owners. Safe neighborhood with Turandot Chinese restaurant across the street and Starbucks right next door. The rooms are basic, though I enjoyed some vintage light fixtures and laz-y-boy recliners. Slept fine and peacefully on a good bed.

4 Thank watermelonlight
Groveland, California
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114 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Our group leader had selected this motel, and after reading reviews, we almost cancelled our reservation. But the price was right. We had room 48, which was toward the back of the motel, down the side yard. The room size was adequate, with a king size bed. The bathroom was small, and had some broken tiles and a weird shower... More 

2 Thank Morgan_Travelers
Braunschweig, Germany
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2012

The Matador attracted us when driving by with its mexican style. So we turned around and booked a room. We like the architecture and the style with colored tiles at the walls and floor tiles as well that kept the room cool. It is really old, has a minimum of Equipment, some tiles are broken, the shower is dripping and... More 

2 Thank Miriam H
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2012

What a great deal! We loved our sweet room with the the tile floor, huge closet and old fashioned dressing table area. The bathrooms were original retro with beautiful tile. The pool was lovely and surrounded by big palm trees - they even had a couple of floaties which was great. It was so hot in Chico but our room... More 

1 Thank Sunflowerrae

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Address: 1934 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-2358
Region: United States > California > Chico
Number of rooms: 7
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“In my opinion.! The rooms located on the south side of the motel. They also tend to be more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles gregwQ2823AX, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“Room around back is peaceful...”
 of 5 bubbles ShannonB751, 3 May 2014 | Read review
“Talk to the friendly folks at the front desk”
 of 5 bubbles watermelonlight, 7 Nov 2012 | Read review
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