Quincy isn't noted for excellent accommodations. When you need a pet friendly location, the choices are even more limited. We had stayed at the Gold Pan Lodge over five years ago with our previous dog, so we booked again with pretty low expectations.
We have to say we were pleasantly surprised. The place was clean. That's probably #1 in our book that a motel has to pass hygienic basics. The carpet was clean as was the bathroom floor. No mold at the bottom edge of the shower curtain (one of those subtle cleanliness checks). The bath towels were nice and soft and fluffy, not the usual scratchy threadbare fare you typically get in classic motels. The rest of the room was nice and clean.
We did have to move rooms since upon entry to our first room we discovered that the refrigerator wasn't working. They quickly moved us to a new room. Contrary to another recent Trip Advisor reviewer, we experienced a helpful and friendly front desk staff.
The owners have been putting money into the place, that's clear. The A/C unit was pretty new with digital controls and it worked flawlessly. That was important given the hot weather in Quincy at the time. The A/C kept the room at the set temperature. The bathroom linoleum floor looked pretty new. The bed was comfortable (no sagging). The hot water was ample in a no frills shower/tub.
The room came with a refrigerator, small microwave and DVD player. Free movie DVDs were available in the office (but nothing looked particularly interesting to us so we didn't try the DVD player). The TV included HBO and a decent assortment of Sacramento and national cable TV channels (about 30-35 total). A small coffee pot with preloaded coffee brewing filters, sugar packets and powdered creamer was in the room but there were no tea bags or coffee stirrers (!) that you usually get. A no-frills continental breakfast (think those cellophane-packaged Svenhard's pastries) was available in the lobby. The free WiFi that actually worked was an unexpected bonus.
Be prepared that the rooms are pretty small, with only a few feet around the bed. A suite it is not! But it was functional, clean, basic sleeping quarters. Our little dog loved it and the pet surcharge was reasonable ($10 per night I believe). If you keep your expectations down, you're in for a nice, clean, comfortable stay at the Gold Pan Lodge.
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- Also Known As:
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