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Best Western Village Inn
Ranked #12 of 64 Hotels in Fresno
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Basic accommodation - acceptable but nothing in any way special”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Noisy air con, dingy furnishings, reasonable security and level of comfort.

It;s a place to stay nothing more but reasonably clean,

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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gambit423, General Manager at Best Western Village Inn, responded to this review, 2 May 2013
Thank you for your review. We are currently reviewing areas of improvements. We hope that you give us another chance to show you on areas we have made updates on.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

The first night we stayed here the neighbors were noisy and it was difficult to sleep for most of the night. We then stayed here shortly thereafter on our way home from a trip and told the manager about the previous issue. He was very concerned and gave us a 70% discount on our stay and the best room available. Everyone was very accommodating, the rooms were clean, and the breakfast had a wide selection including cereals, bacon, eggs, different juices, etc. Our group very much enjoyed our stay here and would come back again without hesitation.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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gambit423, General Manager at Best Western Village Inn, responded to this review, 2 May 2013
Thank you for staying at our hotel. We are happy to hear that your group enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again on your next trip to Fresno.
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La Habra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

My family has stayed here for many years. Over the last few months the breakfast has improved and there is help in the breakfast area to keep everything cleaned up. The rooms are a nice size and the staff is always willing to place us in an area we like. Unfortunately, the towels are rough and need to be upgraded to a better quality. This area of Fresno seems to be declining and I did not feel as safe as I usually do and it seemed a lot noisier than in previoious visits.

Room Tip: I would choose a room in Building A which is close to the front, near the breakfast area and office...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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gambit423, General Manager at Best Western Village Inn, responded to this review, 2 May 2013
Thank you for your review. We are working hard on improving our full hot breakfast. We will review our towel supplier and monitor the quality of existing towels. As for the area, we see statistically much less crime than other hotels in Fresno due to our single entrance and exit. In addition to this exit, we have 40 cctv cameras and a night security that patrols the property from 9pm to 5am.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Stayed here for 1 night, en route to Yosemite. Did not really use the facilities, as we arrived in the evening. I thought the room was rather spacious, and the beds were pretty comfortable (2 double beds), but I must say it's probably time to perhaps do something about the decor.

Breakfast was limitied, though the waffle machine was a welcome sight.

As for the neighbourhood, I think it's the general Fresno environment, which gives a rather unsafe outlook at the location of the hotel. But I did not get any trouble and we left the next morning.

Overall, not a fantastic hotel, but one which is suffice and comfortable for a night lay over.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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gambit423, Manager at Best Western Village Inn, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Thank you for your review. We do our best to provide a safe, clean room with excellent customer service. We also take our guest's safety and security very seriously and currently employ 3 security guards to ensure this. We will also be updated our decor shortly.
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Stayed here for one night after visiting Yosemite for the day. Room was clean and comfortable but in need of modernisation.

Breakfast was basic and only OK.

Good location for an onward trip to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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gambit423, Manager at Best Western Village Inn, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We realize that there are many improvements to be made and we take your feedback seriously. I hope that you'll give us another try when you are in town and I can offer you a special return rate. Please contact the hotel directly and ask for the General Manager. I will more than happy to assist you.

Regards,

K.Y.
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Tucson
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

I think the current owners have really tried to renovate this hotel, but in spite of new carpeting, paint, and bathroom fixtures, this place is really on the edge. The cosmetic changes can't change the fact that the hotel is very old and located in a creepy type of neighborhood. It looks like they have cut corners to stay afloat with kleenex in a thin paper container, plastic cups so thin they crumble when taking them out of the wrapping paper, etc. The check-in clerk was great and helpful, but the hotel is at best a make-do place if you are spending one night in Fresno. There is a large shopping center several miles north and there we found several chain restaurants. It was almost a crime to pay $105 for the night. It was more like a $60 a night place.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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gambit423, Manager at Best Western Village Inn, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Thank you so much for your constructive feedback. We do our best to provide the absolute best in customer service and I am glad that your review reflects that. I will also speak to the owner's about the quality of the amenities. I hope that you will give us another chance to show that we take your feedback to heart.

Warm Regards,
K.Y.
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brownsmills, nj
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

First of all i had no problems with the nieghborhood. next door did play some loud 70's music. i couldn't hear it from my room which backed up to that area. the hotel has 3 bldg's to it. my room was clean and comfortable. refrigerator and coffee maker was in the bathroom. fair amount of tv stations to watch. the pool was chilly. it is april. hot tub could have been a little hotter. theres a restaurant and fast food place next door. not far to travel to everything. the hotel grounds were clean. flowers were in bloom and smelled good. the breakfeast was not bad. eggs, sausage. biscuits and gravey, yogarts and some fruit,cerals. yes you could spend at a restaurant and have better. it saved me some money. breakfeast area is a little small if a lot of people show up. that only happend once and we were eating out that day anyway. the people at the desk were very helpful and cheery. we were in town to see some friends. everything was nice. maybe not perfect for most. for the money i would stay there again.

Room Tip: stay on 2nd floor. just more quiet. less traffic
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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gambit423, Manager at Best Western Village Inn, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Thank you so much for your review!
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Property: Best Western Village Inn
Address: 3110 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93703
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Region: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Village Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this Fresno, California hotel, at the gateway to Yosemite, and enjoy a host of convenient amenities while traveling. The BEST WESTERN Village Inn is conveniently located in central Fresno with easy access to a variety of local area attractions and businesses including the Savemart Center and Grizzly Stadium. This Fresno hotel is located across from the Manchester Shopping Mall situated halfway between Yosemite and Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks. Hotel guests will appreciate the variety of nearby dining and shopping options. Each well-appointed room features high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television, free local calls and a refrigerator. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and complimentary full breakfast. A friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN Village Inn! ... more   less 
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