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Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake
Ranked #20 of 37 Hotels in Redding
Sunrise Beach, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Vacation... Wonderful Staff.”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed this year during the 4th of July week and had a great time. The hotel was VERY clean and in fact the room next to ours was getting a new Carpet while we were there. Ours had already been replaced. The furniture was all oak and new. Older TV but worked fine. They have Direct TV and some of our favorite Channels were featured. The room isn’t a fancy Resort you may find in the Caribbean but good for what they are intended for. We spent all day on Shasta Lake which is right below the hotel. There was only one problem we had while there. On one of the hottest days on record, we came back from the Lake and when we got into the room the AC stopped. I called the front desk and almost immediately one of the hotel staff was knocking on my door asking if she could come in to check the AC. She took one look at it and moved my shoe I had kicked off when I came in and plugged the unit back in.. Presto it started back up. DOH! My fault. The AC worked perfect the whole time there.
Would we stay there again? Absolutely. The cost is reasonable and right on the Lake. When checking in you are given a card with your info that allows you to use it at the restaurant, marina and stores and then pay up at the end of your stay. This eliminates the need to carry cash or a credit card.

Room Tip: We stayed in a King Room Second Floor facing the lake. Had a partial view of the Lake (trees). No r...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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SevenCrown, Manager at Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Dear Warm-Water_Sailor

Thank you kindly for your review. It is wonderful to hear you and your family had such a great time; so much so that we'll see you again soon! We will look forward to welcoming you back and providing the same great service.

Sincerely,

Bridge Bay Resort & Marina
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Woodland, WA
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Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

Thankfully, I read these reviews before we stayed here for a week and moored our boat while meeting up with friends who were houseboating. Here are some things I think will help.

The pool was a bit too cold to play in. Bring pool towels as they are not provided.

We had a kitchen unit which does not have a microwave. The unit is clean, the tv channels barely come in on a 25 or older tv and there is no Internet service and my AT&T service was spotty. If your room does not have a coffee maker, then ask the front desk if they have any extra.

There is only a shower so if you have young ones, be aware. There is also not a hairdryer and the water took 10 minutes to warm up everyday. The vaulted ceilings are a plus and we kept the a/c on to drown out the neighbors' noise.

It was 165 steps down to the boat each day so be prepared.

Be sure to bring paper plates, paper towels, and charcoal for the grill. They provide utensils, but the grill is not gas. You may also want a table cloth and some sort of cleaner like 409 to clean surfaces. They provide a sponge and dish cleaner but the daily housekeeping does not include dish washing.

I brought push pins To hang up blankets and towels to help with the morning light. It is extremely bright in these rooms.

Overall, the location is fabulous. The meals at Tail o' the whale were great and we were prepared to have a good time.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Washougal, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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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 #20 of 37 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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