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“Ask to see room before you pay!!!! Poor Internet access!”
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Garberville Motel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Garberville
Spokane, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Ask to see room before you pay!!!! Poor Internet access!”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Room was large with mw & fridge, air-conditioning worked. Wall surfaces and bedspreads appeared to be new. Our carpet needed cleaning. Door had meager locks with exterior "Vacant/occupied" indicator. No chain-lock made me nervous "housekeeping" would accidentally enter (no do not disturb sign) We stayed 4 nights--Internet password only worked one night and was SLOW, almost worthless. Towels were shabby. curtains were torn; bathroom door had small hole in it, and the elongated toilet's seat didn't cover the first few inches. We stayed there because it was all we could find. Many of the rooms were much worse!

  • Stayed June 2012
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East Bay, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

First, the positive:

Within walking distance of most everything that's downtown in beautiful Garberville.

The negative:

1. The room was dirty and smelled funky. Black hairs in the tub, dirty carpet and bedspread.
2. The maids appeared to be the adult children of the family living there. They used the local grocery store's shopping carts to keep the linens and cleaning supplies in, as they moved from room to room to clean.
3. The walls were paper thin and when the neighbors in the rooms on either side of us turned on the shower, tub or faucet, the noise from the pipes was enough to keep us awake at night.
4. The whole ceiling creaked when the heater or AC fan was turned on.

If you don't care about any of this then it's one of the better values in the area.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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To be honest, it's a kind of filthy place. Both the office and our room had a weird smell, no idea what it was. The mattress had several stains, everything seemed very old, exept for maybe the carpet. WiFi was kind of slow, but working. Despite all we slept not that bad, but wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

I enjoyed the handicap room. It is spacious with 2 queen beds, walk-in curtained shower with built-in seat, hand held showerhead, A REGULAR SHOWERHEAD (something we didn't have in the chain hotels on this trip). Also handles on wall that were very helpful. I am not in a chair full-time and this room worked for me; also I was not traveling alone. This place is just outside the little town of garberville and the big trees. It was a quiet place to me. This handi/smoking/pet(?) room is on the very end, next to a garage used by management.
I enjoyed my stay here more than the holiday inn express handi room (though holiday inn beds are excellent) and certainly the super8 in gilroy.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Orleans
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2011

They advertised "High Speed Wireless Internet" but it was barely faster than dialup at 100kbps. I spoke to the manager, who said he couldn't do anything about it and refused to issue a partial refund. Morrow is that from now on I will test wireless in the motel lobby before checking in. The rooms were cheesy and dirty with holes in the sheets and a battered dirty air conditioner. Best to inquire elsewhere in the quaint town of Garberville.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Redmond, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2011

I stopped in Garberville when it got dark. Some of the other places were asking 30 dollars more a night for the room.

It's old, but it's clean, quiet, and the bed is decent. The night service is slow (locked door, push button, wait) but nice enough when it arrives.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Galt, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2011

Folks i am 70 years old and this is the Dirtest motel i have ever stayed at !
The carpet i have in my garage ( grease and oil stained ) is cleaner than the motel.
The rooms in the main part of the motel are a little better than the building to the north .
i added some photos, take a look.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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2 Thank rsparks51
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Property: Garberville Motel
Address: 948 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3109
Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Garberville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Garberville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Garberville Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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