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Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake
Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Redding
Pleasanton, California
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“Clean & Comfortable Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

Met up with some friends that were on a houseboat on Shasta Lake and wanted local accomodations near the lake for a night. I was referred to the Bridge Bay Resort Motel. I must say the word "motel" had me a little worried, but we were pleasantly surprised. This resort area overlookes the lake and the bridge (hwy 5) that crosses the lake. It has a pool (which we did not use) and a restaurant (which we used for breakfast). The room we had was a corner unit on the second floor. It had 2 comfortable double beds and we also brought in a rollaway for the night and there was still plenty of room. It was very clean. This room had vaulted ceilings which made it feel more spacious and a large closet. I was surprised to find nice plushy towels and the toiletries (shampoo & conditioner) in a "motel". I did bring my own hairdryer. My only "complaint" would be that it would have been nice to have full length curtains on the windows. (There were just mini blinds with a valance and we got a lot of light into our room from the lights outside of the room). The only other small issue we had was that the shower door did not close properly. If you closed it all the way, it got stuck and very hard to open. The staff that we dealt with were all very nice. Being we were staying at the motel we were given courtesy launch for our boat at the marina. There is also a little "general store" on site with just about anything you may need or that you have forgotten. We stayed on a Thursday evening and even though it seemed like there were a lot of people staying there it was quiet. We would stay here again if going to Shasta Lake.

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Washougal, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

We moor our boat at Bridge Bay during the summer. We always have many friends and family members who come to join us for fun on the water, and we often spend the night at the motel there. The rooms are clean, no frills (i.e. coffee pot), but have all we need for a good night's sleep. The restaurant serves a really great breakfast and you can sit out on the deck overlooking the lake...always a good time!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Escondido, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

We stopped here for two nights while driving from Oregon to San Diego. The setting is wonderful. Lots of trees, overlooking the lake. The room we stayed in was basic but clean and comfortable. Everyone we met was very nice to us.

Room Tip: This is an old resort. We stayed in early November and noise was not an issue. Don't expect th...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

We chose Bridge Bay for a stopping place when we saw it on the web. The location seemed perfect; half way from Portland to Yosemite. The setting is very pretty with a view of the lake under tall trees.

However, the amenities for the motel rooms are minimal - no microwave, no coffee pot, no refrigerator. And the rooms are outdated.

Maybe the "cabins" are nicer. They have kitchens, but are quite a bit more expensive.

The staff was very friendly and courteous.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, rent a "cabin". But the "cabins" are not cabins, they are...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Gurgaon, Delhi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

On our way back from Seattle to San Francisco, we needed a place to stop for the night and we chose this resort based on the online reviews and photos on the website. We were very happy with the location which was right on beautiful Lake Shasta. But the monopoly location that this resort enjoys means that complacency has sunk in. The front desk staff were surly - refused to give us a slightly later check-out time with a flat No - and were generally not helpful. The rooms were very basic with thin walls and we could clearly hear our neighbours upstairs pounding around in the room and having a ball. When we complained, the security guys did show up promptly and put an end to the disturbance upstairs. On the positive side, the boat rental staff were quite friendly and even upgraded us from a fishing boat to a patio boat for no extra charge when they realised that we had very limited boating experience :)

Room Tip: Better to stay on the first floor - not so noisy
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2011

If you need to be near the lake, near boat rentals, don't care if the rooms smells, has mold growing in the bathroom, don't care if the TV is older than you, or paper-thin walls to hear your neighbor discussions then this is place for you. This would include the incredibly lousy food from the adjoining restaurant. The lousy accommodations of being near the lake doesn't off-set driving 7 miles into Redding to stay at one of the typical hotel chains. To add to our misery the hotel staff (which includes the boat rental office) had our reservations completely confused...simply an administrative nightmare. In my opinion, you're much better off staying in Redding and drive 7 miles.

Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2011

Bridge bay is amazing! Great staff everybody is so helpful! The resort is very clean and safe there are lots of things to do on the resort but most importantly on the lake. They have lots of options when renting a boat whether for a day or weeks they have everything. They even have a grocery store and a clothing store with pretty decent prices especially for a resort. Dont worry if you forget it they have it. Bridge bay is really easy to get to right off of i5. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet getaway on or near the lake!

  • Stayed April 2011
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Property: Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake
Address: 10300 Bridge Bay Rd, Redding, CA 96003-9418
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Region: United States > California > Redding
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Redding
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake offers the ultimate California adventure in one of California's finest scenic landscapes. Hike, bike, ski, fish and explore with the experience of lodging in one of our several houseboats and dining at the CookHouse, our memorable waterfront restaurant. At Bridge Bay, guests can embark on a classic houseboat vacation from our marina that's well-positioned to make any arm of the lake accessible. We also host a variety of entertainment performances from bands and dance groups which have made Shasta Lake a popular hotspot for locals and travelers alike. We encourage guests to check our calendar for upcoming events. If you're looking for a one of a kind vacation experience, look no further. ... more   less 
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