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Oak Tree Inn
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Monrovia
Burbank, California
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Will not be going back”
Reviewed 7 March 2013

I stayed for one night in the middle of the week. I checked in late and the front staff was just OK. Not nice but not rude. Did not tell me about the breakfast or the swimming pool. My room was 204. Everything was worn and needs an update except carpet was new. They had plastic covering the mattress so every time you moved it made noise. Room did not feel clean and did not like the little ketchup size shampoo they had where you tore it open for one time use and they had no conditoner. I use a CPAP machine at night. Found plug by bed and plugged it in. Throughout the night my machine kept turning off and then back on. I thought it was my machine until I came home and used it and it was fine. Also noticed alarm clock was plugged in over by TV instead of by the bed and now I know why. Would not stay here again and would not recommend this hotel either, pay a little more for a better hotel. In the end it is worth it.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Stayed 6 nights checking in Feb 6th. Room was ready about 20 minutes after arriving as we got there before 1:00pm. Our room was large and clean, but all furniture very worn and outdated. The staff were pleasant and helpful and gave us Clubhouse passes to Santa Anita for Saturday and Sunday. Restaurants are close by and easy access to the 210 to get around LA. Rooms are inexpensive and we would stay there again. If you want luxury then be prepared to pay for it in LA.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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calgary
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Checked in late on a Wednesday night, had no problems. Front desk said internet line was down, but I tried to sign on I DID get on, that was a bonus. Beds are very comfy!!! Breakfast was really good the first day! However, the next, the coffee pot wasn't there and the donut I grabbed must have been day old and tossed it after one bite. Lots of good restaurants to choose from in the area. Great walk to the racetrack on a beautiful day. Only thing I was surprised not to see in the room for $74-$79 bucks a night was a iron and ironing board.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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OakTreeMgmt, Manager at Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, 28 February 2013
Dear darren g,

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad that you had a good experience at the Oak Tree Inn and found our location and amenities to be a plus. We took a note for your input about the iron and ironing board. We hope we can add this to every room, right now we have them in the front desk which guest can make a request.

Once again, thank you for choosing our hotel as your destination. Please call the hotel direct at (626) 358-8981 if you need any assistance with reservation.

Sincerely,
Management Team
Oak Tree Inn
Monrovia/Arcadia
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Phoenix Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

I was part of a grup of 14 that stayed for two nights to visit Huntington Gardens. We all agreed the hotel is well-located, clean, and has a professional front desk staff. It is a basic hotel with a good continental breakfast of coffee, juice, donuts, muffins, croissants and fruit. It is not the Ritz, but a good place to stay for the money.

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OakTreeMgmt, Manager at Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Dear GardeningBabe,

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are happy to know that you had an enjoyable stay and liked our breakfast. What you said is why our guests chose to stay with us because of our clean room, location and most importantly our friendly service.

We hope to see you guys back again soon. Please call the hotel direct at (626) 358-8981 for your future reservation. We're sure that there's a lot more to explore around here. Thank you once again.

Sincerely,

Management Team
Oak Tree Inn
Monrovia/Arcadia
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SF Bay Area
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188 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

This hotel's photo doesn't do justice to it. The motel is generally well maintained, well kept on the exterior and has the same features as many chains. Our room, 309, was a king bed with a microwave, small frig, table, coffee maker and desk plus a small couch (probably a twin hide-a-bed). The couch had definitely seen better days but everything else in the room was just fine. The room was even somewhat spacious. A small breakfast is offered 6-9am in the lobby - coffee, orange juice, some cereal, packaged pastries, and fresh fruit. No waffles or pancakes, etc. but it is a breakfast if you want something.
The entire motel backs right up to I-210. Despite the nearness, our room's dual pane windows made the road noise very muffled. Our room had windows the entire width of the room. I am not sure other rooms have the same because they had a window by the entry door and ours did not.
The only negative is that the room did not have a suitcase stand and we had to put our suitcases either on the floor or the table.
There is plenty of parking, a small pool and quite a few restaurants nearby including a Red Lobster, Claim Jumper and several other well known hotels. This is not a bad neighborhood. Freeway access is very easy. We would have no problems staying here again if we were visiting the area. We stayed here to attend the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl which were about ten minutes down the freeway.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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OakTreeMgmt, Manager at Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Dear janiewall,

Thank you for your excellent and informative feedback! And, more importantly thank you for the lovely pictures you have upload. Yes, the hotel is indeed well-located. Within walking distance, you'll be able to find any kinds of cuisine. The room that you stayed in RM309 is what we called the Deluxe King, the layout is different and more spacious than the other type of rooms. We are sorry for the missing suitcase rack in the room and apologize that you had to put your suitcase on the floor. On the plus side, we are currently updating some of our furniture.

We hope you enjoyed the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl this year. If you do have a plan to visit the area and need room accommodation please do not hesitate to contact the hotel direct at (626) 358-8981 for reservation.

Thank you,
Sincerely,

Management Team
Oak Tree Inn
Monrovia/Arcadia
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Poughquag, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful, the continental breakfast was a nice feature, coffee was hot and the pastry were fresh. It was nice to have a fresh piece of fruit for our daily excursions. The racetrack was so close, we walked one day. (About a mile) Sidewalks are on the main strip. Would stay again,,, not to mention the pool (outdoor) was clean and a nice feature after our day at the track.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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OakTreeMgmt, General Manager at Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, 23 November 2012
Dear: Macpack77, Thank you so much for you feedback and for staying with us. I'm glad you were satisfied with the amenities, service, and cleanliness of our hotel. Thank you for taking the time to recognize our friendly staff. They are the key to a great experience!
We look forward to seeing you again, should your travels bring you back to our area.
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Joshua Tree, California
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012 via mobile

My husband and I spent the night here before his surgery at city of hope because we live 2 1/2 hours away and didn't want any stress per-surgery.
The room was very nice and clean. The king size bed was very comfortable. The price was reasonable and there are several restaurants within easy walking distance.
My only complaint (not a big deal) is that the free breakfast was almost all carbohydrates and my only gluten-free choice was an apple.

  • Stayed November 2012
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OakTreeMgmt, Manager at Oak Tree Inn, responded to this review, 8 November 2012
Texastattooartist, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience with us. feedback from our guests is extremely valued and we truly do appreciate your kind words. I'm glad to hear you were pleased with our hotel and that our location was convenient for your husband surgery. I hope he's doing well.

Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to welcoming you back next time.
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Property: Oak Tree Inn
Address: 788 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
Region: United States > California > Monrovia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Monrovia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Oak Tree Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 56
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