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BEST WESTERN Gold Country Inn
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Grass Valley
San Bernardino, California
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38 reviews
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“One of my Favorite Best Westerns”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2011

I love this Best Western! I have been here twice, the staff is very friendly and helpful. I love the ambience of the place, although it is right off the highway, I can't hear the noise. It has big trees and is landscaped nicely, adding to the "gold country" appeal. And their free breakfast is very nice, hot, kept clean and stocked, and provides plenty of selections. And outdoor seating, what a nice way to eat your breakfast!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Gualala
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2011

We stayed at this Best Western for three nights recently. It is an older place but with nice grounds. However the pool and hot tub were out of commission and we felt this should have been mentioned on their website as it is hot there this month.

We were given a room that backed up to the freeway though with windows closed noise was not a problem. However it always smelled musty though it was clean and reasonably attractive. They serve a decent but simple expanded continental breakfast and have hot fresh baked cookies in the lobby each afternoon. A nice touch. It is right off the freeway convenient to Grass Valley and Nevada City. Our negative experience involved the housekeeper. We returned to our room after the complementary breakfast and found the housekeeper making up the bed. We said we would be out in just a few minutes. She continued to finish the bed and went to clean the sink area. My husband said he wanted to brush his teeth and she just stepped aside to let him in to do that. The toilet area is separate from the sink area and he then said he needed to use the rest room. She just continued to clean the sink area while visiting with me. He went in and closed the door though she was just on the other side. She was very friendly, but very inappropriate. It is hard to imagine they don't make it clear that if the people using the room are in it they deserve privacy. If not it is just common sense. We should have asked her to leave but we were leaving in a moment and let it go. She seemed to be a nice person. Otherwise, for the price this is a better than average motel with some nice amenities and nice grounds when the pool and spa are fixed. I think it is a better than average motel for the area but needs to pay attention to staff training.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2011

Worst hotel room I have ever been in. Stinky, dingy room. Supposedly I had a non smoking room but the room smelled like smoke. When I call the front desk and told staff, they said it was a non smoking room and offered to come spray the room????

  • Stayed June 2011
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Sacramento
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2011

The room was really small and over-crowded with outdated furnishings. This place is an older hotel, needs some TLC. Right next to the police station, so I felt safe. Front desk personnel weren't very friendly. If you're a pet lover, this is the place for you. I saw a lot of dogs staying at this hotel with their owners. The location is good and within walking distance to other restaurants and convenience stores. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable enough for one night. Stayed upstairs and had to go up and down the stairs, no elevators. Didn't try the free breakfast, but there is a nice breakfast place across the street which I'd highly recommend if you decide to stay. The hotel to me was over-priced for what you get. Beware I left a few items in the room because was in a big hurry to check-out, called a day later to see if housekeeping could put my things aside or send them to me. Unfortunately, I had to call 3 times and left messages, on the 4th try someone actually stayed on the line with me and helped me, but only to tell me that housekeeping didn't see my $80 blouse and phone charger. Oh well, it looks like I'll never see those things again. Don't leave anything behind, you'll never get them back!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Westminster
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94 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2011

Clean, reasonably priced, comfy. Decent continental breakfast although the breakfast room is small.

We will stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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bay area, ca
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147 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2011

Checkin was a breeze. Nice front staff. Received chocolates after I checked in. They even had cookies and coffee in the lobby. Room was spacious and clean. It was a two bedroom room with two TVs. They had flat screen TVs. We were in the area to see snow up in Boreal/Donner Summit. We'll definitely stay at this hotel again if we're in the area. Paulette's Kitchen (across the street) was great for breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2011

We stayed one night in off season for $71 in a large king bed room with a sofa. It is easily accessible from the freeway, but there are no tourist site in walking distance. The charming old town centers of Grass Valley and Nevada City are near by car.
They have an excellently equipped fitness center and a good breakfast with hot food. The day we were there it was french toast with sausage and/or bacon. There were also the usual hot/cold cereals, breads, fruit, yogurt, boiled eggs, etc. They were kept well-stocked.
The reception staff were very pleasant, helpful and friendly, offering us warm cookies any time we wanted them in the afternoon or evening. We will return.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: BEST WESTERN Gold Country Inn
Address: 972 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5177
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Region: United States > California > Grass Valley
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Grass Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Gold Country Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to BEST WESTERN Gold Country Inn!Discover this pet friendly Grass Valley, California hotel offering convenient access to Empire Mine State Park, Historic Nevada City and the Tahoe National Forest. Located in northern, inland California just off highway 49, the BEST WESTERN Gold Country Inn is committed to providing the best in customer service, accommodations and amenities at the right price. Each well-appointed guest room at this Grass Valley hotel features cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to a complimentary full breakfast daily. This pet friendly hotel also offers guest laundry, an exercise facility and a full-service business center. Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN Gold Country Inn will be a short walk from a variety of dining and shopping in historic Grass Valley. The Empire Mine State Park, only two miles away, offer the perfect setting for hiking and afternoon picnics. This California hotel is also less than five miles from many other key area attractions including the Nevada County Fairgrounds, the South Yuba River, Scotts Flat Lake, Bridgeport Historic State Park and Historic Nevada City. Business travelers will appreciate being close to the Whispering Pines Business Park, the Grass Valley Group and the Loma Rica Industrial Park. The Grass Valley area is also home to a variety of annual events including the Draft Horse Classic, Music in the Mountains, Dog Shows, the Teddy Bear Convention and more!The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN Gold Country Inn is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Grass Valley, California. Make a reservation today and save!**Hot tub and Pool closed until further notice* ... more   less 
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