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“$109+ for a room with no shower”
Review of Ayres Lodge Alpine

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Ayres Lodge Alpine
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alpine
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Reviewed 13 November 2006

Had an emergency meeting in Alpine so arrived about 10 pm. The motel I usually use in Pine Valley was full. Ayers Country Inn was almost vacant. Got the "best AAA rate" $109+... In the morning went to use the shower so I could get back on the road early (4:30 am) and found the water to the shower was turned off for repairs. Was able to get a GI shower using the sink. Went to check out and notify the front desk about no water and asked for some kind of rate reduction compensation. Non given or offered. When I got home I emailed the manager of Ayers Inn and heard nothing back. After a full week of no response I called the Corp. office. expressing my displeasure. Two days later I received a response from the manager. $20 was offered which I felt was too little too late. For me it will be a motel I will not return to or recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2006, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 July 2005

We chose this hotel since we got it at $99 per night - a steal for the San Diego area. The rooms are nice and fairly large. The continental breakfast leaves much to be desired. The place isn't as "country quaint" as the pictures look on their web site - the property is nicer than usual but isn't exactly in a "woodsy alpine" location. It is in a shopping center right next to the highway. There are many restaurants and stores located within very short walking distance. The drive back and forth to San Diego is easy and takes about 25 minutes. We stayed there for five nights and did the drive each day on our vacation. It isn't a resort - only a motel with outside access rooms. There are no plants in the room as the picture on their web site suggests.

3  Thank lflint
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Orange County, Ca
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Reviewed 5 April 2005

Alpine is a cute little town and the Country Inn was a nice place to stay. We arrived at night and it appeared the motel was in a strip mall. This seemed sort of tacky. The stores near by proved to be helpful as I forgot my allergy pills. The room itself was clean and very large. The staff was very nice and suggested a great little mexican resturant that was sooo good as well as very cheap. Check out the casino and outlet mall near by. Breakfast at Janet's Montana Cafe was good.

  • Stayed: April 2005
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3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Bandon, Oregon
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Reviewed 8 February 2005

Room was ready and clean upon arrival. King bed, quiet and total cost under $100.00 inc all fees. Would definitely recommend to other guests.
Beautiful setting in the Cleveland National Foreast area.

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Reviewed 18 January 2005

The non-smoking rooms were used as smoking rooms, it took us three times to get a real non-smoking room. The bed was terrible, hurt my back, the springs were poking me. The towel rack fell of, the toilet ran and the carpet had a iron burn mark on it.

Never stay here.

2  Thank timsmith66
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Reviewed 10 December 2004

We were looking for somewhere to run away to (from Los Angeles) in mid-November 2004. The Ayres Hotel chain had a 1/2 off promotion, and Alpine seemed the most attractive of their choices to relax and do nothing in. The hotel was a nice surprise, as was the area. No complaints about the Country Inn. Pool and jacuzzi are enjoyable. Rooms are not luxurious, but clean. Viejas Casino is 3 miles away, with its attractive Southwest themed outlet stores, and Sycuan Casino is 10 miles away. Alpine itself is beautiful; a quaint and rustic mountain town with surprisingly excellent food. Don't miss the Alpine Inn restaurant!

  • Stayed: November 2004
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Los Angeles, Ca
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Reviewed 23 October 2004

This place is awesome. great service, nice rooms, cool pool and jaquzzi. The place to be if you want to just get away

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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: £77 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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