It's summer time. Here I am reading as many reviews as I can get my hands on and I have never taken the time to write one. Shame on me and shame on anyone who reaps the benefit of tripadvisor reviews without ever making one.
Here is my 2 cents worth on this Merced hotel. My wife and I are avid hikers. We love to hike and walk in Yosemite Park. Camping unfortunately is not my wife's cup of tea. She can't stand the bugs, and we both need our private bathrooms. We tried booking a room in Yosemite valley only to find that the cheapest hotel room in the valley is in the $200 a night price range.
I saw the map and decided to stay in Merced before going to Yosemite. Coming from the LA are, I did not realize that the drive was about 70 minutes. The scenery is wonderful, but the drive is a bit of a long distance. We have done this twice and think that next time we'll stay in Mariposa, even if we have to pay an extra $50 for a room. Even then, the drive will be about 30 minutes. I guess the Awhanee hotel is the place to stay. Last time I checked an Awhanee Hotel room runs in the $300 plus range. Not sure I want to cough up such a hefty amount.
Anyhow. This Best Western (BW) in Merced was comfortable and reasonably priced in the $80 a night range last summer. The wi-fi and the free continental breakfast both add to the value that we get from BW. There's a restaurant across the parking lot, but we didn't go there. We decided to eat something in the family restaurant that's 2 blocks north of the hotel.
Oh yes.. I should mention that after reading about 100 reviews I've noticed that many
people are making an effort to vent about their negative experiences. Specially those who post one or two times. I am going to make an effort to post more reviews after my summer vacations. Reading what people think about hotels and restaurants is very helpful. I've been helped by other people's reviews. Hope this helps someone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Inn where guests will discover friendly customer service and sophisticated accommodations for an affordable price. Located right off Highway 99, this Merced motel features 42 spacious well-appointed guest rooms. Each room is fully equipped with cable satellite television and wireless high-speed internet access. Guests are welcome to start their day with our yummy full breakfast each morning while reading the local paper. This motel also features a fitness center, laundry facility, and outdoor pool. Whether you have plans to come to Merced for business or pleasure, the BEST WESTERN Inn can offer you the right services. We are conveniently located less than two miles from the heart of Main Street, which, makes it easy to take a stroll through downtown and enjoy a movie, newly remodeled shops, antique stores and sidewalk cafes that suit people of all ages. Our rooms offer all the amenities that a business traveler might need. Our property provides all rooms with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet connection; we also provide a business center with high-speed Internet connection that allows you to work right from the property. Need to send a fax? No problem, our friendly staff will be able to help you in any way. Also take a break and take a dip in our outdoor pool (not heated). From amenities, such as shaving cream to free HBO®, we want to make sure you feel right at home. Our friendly staff will ensure a rapid check-in and check-out so you can enjoy your day. We look forward to serving you. Enjoy your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Merced
- Merced Best Western