I decided on this place after reading the reviews on TA, so I knew for the most part what I was getting. We rented a suite and brought food with us, which worked well. The kitchen had everything we needed for simple meals. As other reviewers have pointed out, there really isn't anything around here in the way of restaurants.
When we travel, the most important things to us in a hotel are cleanliness, comfort, and safety. This room was very clean, and when we got here the windows were open, maybe to flush out the cleaning smell that other reviewers mentioned. I don't know. We closed the windows, and eventually the room developed a slightly musty odor that reminded me of my grandma's house when I was a kid. It's probably just an old-building smell, nothing particularly bothersome. The bed was comfortable and although we were right next to the highway, it was quiet. We didn't have anyone next door. We had two futons, and my sons were thrilled to each have his own place to sleep. The shower was great, hot and good pressure, and the towels were nice, soft and absorbent. As far as safety goes, we didn't have any issues or any qualms about walking around the area.
This IS an older motel. The owners have done a lot to make it cute and comfortable. We spent more time in our room than we might have in the summer, so that was pleasant. The hospitality room has coffee and tea available all day, also very nice. After sunset we came back and turned on the electric fireplace (nice touch), played some board games, and watched TV. There was plenty of room to spread out. The TV was older and smaller than what we have at home, which took a little getting used to, but we didn't go to the redwoods to watch TV, so we adapted.
If it is important to you to stay connected, you might want to keep going. Service is terrible here, actually pretty spotty throughout the area. The motel offers very limited internet, but I the only connection I could find was weak and unsecure (we were at the back of the motel). I didn't contact the office for help, so maybe I was missing something. It wasn't that important to me to get online. If it's important to you, you might want to ask when making a reservation. For us it was more important to be close to the park than to be connected to the outside world, and for that the motel was perfect.
The continental breakfast was decent. We had a choice of oatmeal, fruit, cottage cheese, boiled eggs, bagels, Raisin Bran, and sweet bread of the pound cake sort. Everyone was found something that they found satisfying.
The staff was pleasant. The woman I spoke to when I made my reservation steered me toward the room with the two futons, which was the right decision. She also gave us pointers on things to see in the area. No issues here. We did come back after the first day to find the heat off in our room, which was kind of strange. Housekeeping had been there, but we rented the room for two days, so didn't expect to come back and have to heat it up again.
There were only a couple of things that bugged me about our stay, and they are pretty minor. First, for the price I paid for a motel room of this type I expect a little nicer than cheap particle board furniture like the bed frame and side tables in the bedroom. Maybe that's one improvement the owners could focus on in the future. Much of the suite was nice, iron and glass tables, nice wood table, nice futons, so maybe this is on the list of improvements. We also had a couple of burned out and missing lights and the turntable in the microwave was missing. I didn't contact the office about these things, so I won't complain, but they seem like things that shouldn't be missed when preparing the room for guests.
Overall good experience.
- Also Known As:
- Ravenwood Motel Klamath
- Ravenwood Hotel Klamath