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“Filthy and poorly maintained”

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Travelodge Clearlake
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Clearlake
Hayward, California
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“Filthy and poorly maintained”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

My husband and I love to travel and normally spend around 30 days a year in various hotels/motels. We have traveled to a number of exotic places, including Rome, Shanghai, Cozumel and the Florida Keys. Never in all our travels have we ever seen a room as dirty and poorly maintained as room 209 at the Clearlake Travelodge.
We had a long drive followed by a very busy, hot day at the Lake Renaissance Fair. We checked in and went to our room just long enough to change clothes and then left to tour the lake area. It wasn’t until after we had dinner and it was getting dark that we were able to spend some time in our room. At first it seemed the problems were just cosmetic; fresh cigarette burns in the sheet and blanket, a broken security lock on the door, holes in the walls with patches that look like they were done by a 5th grader and not even painted, holes in the curtain lining, a swastika scratched into the night stand. The table lamp on one of the night stands was missing a light bulb. When we replaced the bulb it still didn’t work and my husband discovered that not only was the cord cut, but there wasn’t even an outlet to plug it into.
It was when I went to take a shower that I got some idea how nasty the place really was. The shower curtain was covered in dirty splashes and the shower wall was almost as bad. The inside of the bathroom door looked like it hadn’t been wiped off in years. If the towels and washcloths had been washed, it wasn’t with any bleach.
Because it was late and we were exhausted, we decided to stay the night. The bed was actually pretty comfortable and we slept well. Unfortunately, the sunlight showed more and more grime and we checked out as soon as we could.
Since room 209 was the only one I saw, I can’t speak for the other rooms. Tripadvisor doesn’t give any indication that other people have had this type of experience, so I would guess that the other rooms are better, but I still can’t recommend this motel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

I guess this is the average now. The place was clean but the heater didn't work in one room, and I must say the whole place was pretty run down. The clerk who checked us in was very gracious, though.
I never get it why with all those rooms they put someone right on top of you who makes noise all night! Why not spread people out?

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

I don't know how long this motel has been standing, at least for years, and nothing has EVER been replaced, painted or refreshed!! The carpet was worn thru, even to a HOLE. The bathroom was so small the door actually rubbed against the toilet to open, and the grime was really bad, not because maybe the maids didn't try to clean it but because the paint was so old it rubbed off and the floors were scrubbed thru. The bedspreads were so old & dingy they looked dirty. The only reason you get 2 is because the beds were comfortable. How can you charge so much for this?? It seems to me some of your profit should go into renovation.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Travelodge Clearlake
Address: 4775 Old Highway 53, Lakeshore Dr., Clearlake, CA 95422-9010
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Region: United States > California > Lake County > Clearlake
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Clearlake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Clearlake 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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