This is definitely not a "three star (diamond, what have you)" property. Once again, I am trapped in a rating by the wide gap between "average" (3) and "poor" (2). What's the difference between "poor" and "terrible" anyway? I could not in good conscience rate this motel "poor" overall, but it's not very good, either. As other reviews indicate, it is terribly outdated; popcorn ceiling, funky heater/air (though it worked well on a warm May afternoon), small tv with mediocre picture, no amenities other than coffee in the room. And, paper thin walls; could hear conversations at normal volume levels in the room above and the ceiling creaked when the people there walked around. Carpet was torn in a couple of spots (not a big deal for me but it would likely bother many people). There's not much that could be done to fix some of these issues other than tearing the place down and rebuilding, which isn't going to happen.
There were some positives. Good value; $70 weekend rate in early May, discounted through hotels.com. Room was large and clean; the bathroom included a changing area and vanity separate from the tub, shower and toilet area; larger overall than some fancy hotels. There's a good family style restaurant next door that offers a 10% discount for guests of the motel. The staff was friendly and promptly responded to my sole request for assistance when I couldn't figure out how to operate the antiquated wall heating and cooling unit. I have nothing but respect for the many hard working non native English speaking motel operators, but it was refreshing in some respects to find an old school motel evidently staffed by the owners themselves, who spoke perfect English. (They happened to be white, but this comment isn't about race; African/Mexican/Asian-American staff would have elicited the same observation). Overall, I agree with the comment of ElGuapo49 (wonder if he's really that good looking-for the non Spanish speaking reader, "guapo" roughly translates to "hot" or "sexy" for a man): "older 'Mom&Pop' motel ready for a remodel but priced accordingly." He gave it two overall-but the substance of his review doesn't equate to "poor." Let's give it 2 1/2 bubbles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in Angels Camp minutes from Big Tree State Park, Moaning Cavern Park, Ironstone Vineyards, and just a short drive to Yosemite National Park. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers pet friendly rooms with free wireless internet and parking for your boat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Angels Camp
- Angels Camp Country Inn