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Best Western Apricot Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Firebaugh
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Long Beach, CA, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Couldn't get shower to work”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Late check in and early check out - stayed with the primary purpose to sleep mid trip and get a shower before hitting the road again. Could NOT get the shower faucet to work in the morning! At check out the staff person went directly to the room with me to see if she could get it to work. She struggled but finally got the knob to pull out and work. Too late for me to do anything about it and there was nothing she did or offered to make me feel more satisfied so I rate the service poor for that reason alone. Had I stayed longer or known this I may not have been dissatisfied just annoyed. Overall hotel is ok, some things are dated and carpet looked dirty but the hotel is going thru renovations. Pillows lumpy but the bed was comfortable. They fortunately take pets which is very helpful so there is hope and I may give them a chance again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Kimberly B
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Firebaugh, Manager at Best Western Apricot Inn, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
I am disappointed that we failed to give you the accommodations you deserved. Our water here at our location is very hard and we are constantly changing the cartridge in the tub/shower handle as they stiffen up after a period of time. We are in the process of remodeling and it will be done in stages, over the next year and a half. We hope you will come back and stay the next time you are in the Firebaugh area.
Cordially,
Sharon Bates,
Manager
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Price was right with military discount and we didn't feel like driving 2 more hrs to Bakersfield. Got a room right near the pool which was great for me and the kids. Not a lot of food options nearby but we were fine with Subway for dinner.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Matthew L
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Firebaugh, Manager at Best Western Apricot Inn, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
We appreciate your kind post and we're glad that your enjoyed your stay at ou rmotel.
Best Regards,
Sharon Bates
Manager
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Panorama City, United States
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Nice experience, staff friendly and helpful. Good complimentary breakfast. My experience would have been excellent except I woke up with flea bites so severe that require medical attention. I suggest asking for a room where no pets had been. Am a dog lover myself but I bathe and make sure my dog has no fleas before taking him on the road with me and follow the hotel rules of KEEPING them off the furniture and beds!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Belem M
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Firebaugh, Manager at Best Western Apricot Inn, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you for your response, we checked the room and found no fleas but we did put a bug bomb in room on 7-7 in case we couldn't see them and cleaned the room on 7-8.

We are located in the hot San Joaquin Valley right off Interstate 5 and we do have several varities of bugs, Terminex comes once a month and sprays the exterior of motel and we do have him rotate spraying five rooms on the interior.

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Sharon Bates
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West Covina, United States
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Firebaugh is in the center of nowhere actually...144 miles from Bakersfield and probably the same the other direction. Folks must stay here as the hour gets later; but this hotel is well-worth the stop for the night. I highly recommend it to everyone. Being in the middle of nowhere, it could be very mediocre since it is a "gotcha" situation. But this "gotcha" was well-worth the getting, as it were.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Edwina C
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Firebaugh, Manager at Best Western Apricot Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thanks for your review, we are in the middle of no where but quite a a few of our regulars stop here to break their trips up and some like the fact that we are a quiet location.
We hope to see you the next time you are in the middle of nowhere.
Happy travels to you!
Cordially,
Sharon Bates, Manager
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in Room 220 after we had Harris Ranch Inn lose our reservation. Called at 10:00 at night and got Apricot Inn's last two queen room. Lady at desk was very nice and helpful. Will definitely stay here again. Room was super clean, very quiet despite hotel being near the freeway, bed were very comfortable. Free continental breakfast was great -- real scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, plus all the usual items. Only suggestion would be to add a pitcher of ice water. All this for 1/2 of the cost of the Harris Ranch room (which did not include breakfast). I have a new favorite stopping place on the I-5!

Stayed June 2014
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Firebaugh, Manager at Best Western Apricot Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for your reveiw,we are glad we had a room for you after what happened at Harris Ranch.
We just added our scrambled eggs and sausage a few monthes ago, glad you enjoyed them.
We will look forward to seeing you next time!
Best Regards,
Sharon Bates, Manager
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco after a work day is rough. The Apricot Inn is a great place to stop halfway. The rooms are comfortable, and the staff is professional. They offer a nice breakfast. There are fast food restaurants close by, also a family style restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Puny S
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Firebaugh, Manager at Best Western Apricot Inn, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
We are so pleased you stayed at our motel recently. We appreciate your kind remarks and we look forward to seeing you the next time you are passing by.
Best Regards,
Sharon Bates
Manager
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Lancaster, United States
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Staff and amenities excellent room great quite and restful closeness to my activities ease of entry from freeway and return close proximity to restaurant fuel and supplies will be back in October this year looking forward to the same great service and restfulness

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Mike S
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Firebaugh, Manager at Best Western Apricot Inn, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thank you for your kind response. Glad you stayed with us for the Eagle Field Drag Races. We look forward to seeing you back in October.
For those who have never heard of Eagle Field it is where the pilots trained to fly for World War II, it is located about 17 miles from our motel.
Thanks,
Sharon Bates,
Manager
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Property: Best Western Apricot Inn
Address: 46290 W Panoche Rd, Firebaugh, CA 93622-9719
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Region: United States > California > Firebaugh
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Firebaugh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Apricot Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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