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“Great Pool” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ayres Lodge Alpine
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alpine
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Fremont, California
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great Pool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

This was the last night on the road of a 12 day road trip. This was our second stay at the property. Love this property due to the location and the easy access to visit family in El Cajon. The only negative comments is that the room that we had, the hot and cold water faucets were on opposite sides on the faucet. The mattress was a bit too soft to our liking. Needed an extra blanket for the night and one wasn't in the room However, the manager did say that I should have called the front desk and they would have brought it to your room. However, the best was the pool and hot tub. The pool was clean, water was at the perfect temp. The hot tub was clean and the water hot. This is a very good property. The front desk is extremely professional and helpful. A great place to stay. Will always use this property when in the area.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

I spent extra money to get early check in and when I got there they were un able to give us a room. I understand they can't kick someone out of their room but if you can't guarantee early check in, don't have me pay for it. They did not offer a refund for the inconvenience. Breakfast was the usual lame free continental one type of fruit and a a bunch of pastries, cereal, and biscuits and gravy. The rooms were clean but the bathroom was tiny, good if u just need a place to sleep but not ideal if you plan on spending time in your room.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

This is a motel but a very nice one. Although it's close to the freeway and our room was that side we didn't find it noisy at night. Bed was very comfortable and the room and bathroom clean and inviting. I would agree with what others have said about the bathroom light switch and door- we couldn't find the switch initially. The air conditioning was noisy for night time use but in March we didn't need it. The staff were very friendly and the continental breakfast was simple but adequate and good. WiFi worked well.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Orange, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Very friendly staff and we were all quite impressed by the cleanliness of the room. Our room faced the courtyard which offered a pleasant view. My three "what could be betters" - the beds were extremely soft making for a "sinking feeling" when sleeping; the pillows were flat; and the location of the bathroom light switch is so far from the bathroom, the location should be noted upon check in.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

In general, an excellent stay, but I have a few grips. First the good stuff. The staff was really excellent, and the facility was clean, updated and very well maintained. Not so good stuff. The room remodeling somehow left the bathroom light switch far from the door in a ridiculous location. The door opened out, so if my wife was at the sink, I could easily whack her with it as I came out. The facility itself backs right up to the freeway. Fortunately, the designers did a great job of maximizing the outdoor space into a lovely setting that minimizes freeway noises. Really quite tranquil and pleasant. Also, I anticipated a much more rural setting from the online photo. As a plus, the facility is very conveniently located for dining and sightseeing, etc. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Lodge Alpine, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dear Timothy,

Thank you for staying with us recently. We appreciate the time you took a review on TripAdvisor to let others know about your recent experience at our hotel. We are pleased to know you found your stay to be clean, updated, and very well maintained. It is great to know you enjoyed the quiet and tranquil courtyard area. We cannot wait to welcome you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Heather Scott
General Manager
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Mesa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Loved the courtyard and the breakfast.great location next to a fabulous donut shop that made out of this world donuts! Had a wonderful stay with no issues.the beds were comfterable,the rooms were clean, the coffee was good, the stay was quiet and the staff was lovely.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Seal Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Friendly Staff, warm comfortable atmosphere. Offered apples and chocolate cookies right out of the oven when I checked in. Beautiful Grounds, Loved the bed - perfect mattress. Great complimentary breakfast. Definitely the East county hotel to stay at!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Lodge Alpine, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dear Jean D,

Thank you for taking the time to write a flattering review on TripAdvisor to let others know about your recent experience at our hotel. We are thrilled to know you found your room accommodations to have a perfect mattress. We are pleased you enjoyed our complimentary full American buffet style breakfast. Thank you for recommending our hotel, we cannot wait to welcome you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Heather Scott
General Manager
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Property: Ayres Lodge Alpine
Address: 1251 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901-3819
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Region: United States > California > Alpine
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alpine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ayres Lodge Alpine 2.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Alpine, California, just east of San Diego, lies a unique, rustic getaway destination that combines the comforts and conveniences of home with the warm hospitality you’ve come to expect from the Ayres name. All of the luxurious guest rooms at Ayres Lodge Alpine are impeccably appointed with a full suite of complimentary amenities including our signature double pillow top beds, flat screen TV’s, coffeemakers,well lit work desks and Wifi, iHomes, hairdryers, curved shower rods,and hookless shower curtains. And every morning you will start your day right with our complimentary extended continental breakfast. The outdoor lover’s paradise awaits at Ayres Lodge Alpine. Only minutes from the Cleveland National Forest the Ayres Lodge Alpine is where you can enjoy close by outdoor adventures such as boating, fishing, hiking, or horseback riding. For quaint hometown culture, explore nearby Julian, CA for wine tasting, antique shopping, and apple picking. If the outdoors do not appeal to you, spend your time indoors at the famous Viejas Casino and Outlet Mall. Not too far from San Diego, the Ayres Lodge Alpine offers an alternative lodging solution for those visiting the busy tourist attractions of the city. San Diego attractions include Seaworld, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, the Gaslamp entertainment district, Mission Bay, Historic Old Town San Diego, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. For a location that is convenient to outdoor and indoor entertainment, be sure to stay at the Ayres Lodge in the beautiful mountain community of Alpine. ... more   less 
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