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“Spacious room and helpful owner”
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Sportsman Lodge
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Red Bluff
Reviewed 25 October 2012

We like to stay in family run motels that exude some personal charm. This motel in Red Bluff has large rooms that are very clean and neat. It brings back memories of traveling cross-country in the 60s with my parents. There is a small, but very functional bathroom, that even has a medicine cabinet above the sink. The king size bed was very comfortable. It is the kind of place that people might stay for more than a day and have the space to spread out and be comfortable. It is located near many restaurants and other businesses. While the street is rather noisy the sounds are not very noticeable inside the room. The owner gave us some very good recommendations for places to eat dinner and breakfast. Both places that we chose gave a 10% discount for mentioning the name of the motel. Overall, we were very comfortable and would definitely come back to stay when passing through Red Bluff in the future.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

Firstly, if you are paying $60 for a room, you probably won't get a flat screen TV, new carpet, modern decor. The decor here is old-fashioned, and so is the owner, in a good way: honest, kind, helpful.
So with that in mind, we found a coupon for the Sportsman Lodge in one of those coupon books at a rest stop and decided to give it a try, because it had the best price. We were greeted by the friendly owner who was very knowledgeable about the area, and had maps that ended up being quite handy later at Lake Shasta.
I was surprised how large the room was for the price,and that it included coffee maker, mini-fridge, cable, hair dryer, free WiFi, and microwave and clean pool. Oftentimes, I bring my own pillow, but didn't need it here, as there were extra pillows that were comfy and plush.
It was clean enough for us, and he didn't mind that we topped off our cooler from the ice machine before we left. We were comfortable enough about the parking situation that we left our camp gear in the truck bed (usually we cram it all inside the cab when at cheap motels). This seems to be a favorite stop-over for fishermen, boaters, hunters, and other outdoorsy folks.
It is next to the fairgrounds (which was closed when we were there), and .there are restaurants nearby, but we just prepped meals in the room from our cooler, thanks to a microwave and table/chairs in the room.
We liked it so much we stayed there again on our way back from our Lake Shasta boat/camp trip. We plan to stay there again on our annual boat trips in Nor Cal.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Toward the end of our last 10-day motorcycle trip, my friend and I experienced simultaneous mechanical problems, requiring us to stop two days for repairs in Red Bluff . We stayed at the Sportsman Lodge. The rooms are inexpensive, clean, comfortable, and spacious enough to accommodate us and all our gear. Everything worked and there was shampoo, soap and plenty of towels in the bathroom. The manager is a very friendly, personable Giants fan. He offered us a set of towels to clean the road grime from our bikes. On his recommendation, we ate at the restaurant across the street. On the instruction of the manager at the Sportsman, we told the waitress he had referred us there, and we got a 10% discount off our meal. When the repairs were completed, he manager gave us a ride to the motorcycle shop. We've stayed in many motels over the years; only a few can match the quality and friendliness of the service here. If you need a place to stay in Red Bluff, stay at the Sportsman.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

We were driving back from Oregon and just needed a place to stay so stop at The Sportsman Lodge. There is a reason this hotel is on $60 a night. Yes, as the previous reviews mention the owner is very nice. And they do allow pets. But it was like being in a bad 80s movie where the cop and his prisoner have to stop for a night and the get raided by mobsters. It wasn't clean and even our 60 lb. ridgeback was nervous to be there. It's worth spending extra money to stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

My husband & I have been traveling on the road for 10 weeks going cross country & have stayed in MANY hotels. This was one of the cleaner ones. The price was VERY affordable & the people working there were VERY friendly, courteous & helpful. Would HIGHLY recommend this hotel to anyone!!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

Motel is in great need of repair and updating. Carpet was dirty - I kept my socks on - did not want to step on the carpet with bare feet. So glad to leave in the morning!

I do not understand all of the very positive reviews. I selected this motel based on the positive reviews. Beware!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

The rooms, though a bit antiquated, were spacious and comfortable. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Great value for those looking to spend the night in the area. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Additional Information about Sportsman Lodge

Address: 768 Antelope Blvd, Red Bluff, CA 96080-8834
Region: United States > California > Red Bluff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Red Bluff
Price Range: £41 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sportsman Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 3 beds, pets welcome $+, all rooms are on ground floor, free parking, in-room coffee, microwave/fridge, HBO, Hairdryer, large rooms, wireless internet. Next door to Fairgrounds. Gateway to Lassen National Park. ... more   less 
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