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Discovery Inn Ukiah, CA
Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Ukiah
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The place of choice to stay for many years during the Redwood Empire Fair. Last year we stayed for five nights and the place was down right nasty. One of the reasons for choosing it was the size of the pool and the location (across the street from the fairgrounds). The pool area was fallilng apart and no repairs being made. We had a room in the far corner and it appeared there were people around us that were actually living there. The language in the area was vulgor, trash bags hanging on the railings the entire time of our stay! Ants were in our room and carpenter's dust from what appeared to be some rooms getting worked on. It was simply gross. The area that the free breakfast was served in was dirty, table weren't wiped down and overall it is a grungy place. Too bad, it wasn't always like this. I had a group of kids at the pool and observed other guests drinking and cussing with no care that kids were around. Added a picture of the trash that was never removed from the room in the five day stay and the ants we shared the room with. Bad experience, I would definately stay away from it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I have stayed here for the past three years, but there were issues this year which require a second thought by the management. The "Sierra Nevada World Music Festival" is held each June and many of the artists stay at this motel. It is the only weekend of the year that the motel is sold out. Planning and employee coordination would have made our stay FAR MORE PLEASANT. We arrived at 4pm on Friday for check-in but our room was not ready; we were asked to come back in an hour. In a very small town with no nearby coffee shop on a blazing hot afternoon, we did not appreciate the inconvenience. A staff meeting and time table prior to the weekend would have prevented this. The room itself was large and comfortable, but the carpets were stained and musty. The old-style Television hummed loudly when used, and I could not connect my laptop to it for Netflix or DVDs. My BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT, however, was the lovely Spa Room - although the hot tubs remain hot 24 hours a day, they refused to open it for festival goers before the new "10am opening time" (it said 9am in the room). Nor would they allow it to be opened when the guests returned from the festival after 10. It sat there, empty and locked, while we struggled to understand their logic. The breakfast offered no vegan or vegetarian options beyond an apple, so bring your own. I sincerely hope this family-run motel recognizes their one week to shine as it approaches next year and management takes steps to make sure their guests are happy. That didn't happen this year.

Room Tip: Check the room before paying - stinky, moldy and unhealthy for anyone with respiratory issues.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Beth W
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is an average hotel, we stayed here for 1 night as we were passing by on our road trip. Check in was quick and easy. We were really tired by the time we got there we didn't really inspect the room. It was decent enough to sleep for the night. It was a good sized room for the price and breakfast was included. We were in hurry so we didn't really stop and eat just grabbed a couple of apples. From the looks of it they had biscuits, sausage and gravy! Plus your other breakfast essentials. The hotel was in what seemed like a sketchy part of town it was about 12:30am and people were just roaming around on foot. Thankfully nothing out of the ordinary happened and our stay was just fine

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed in Discovery Inn about two weeks ago. It was a hotel advertised in one of the Hotel magazines given out. The ad states, resort with an Olympic size pool. We found the pool not filled ....as the pump is broken and it is unknown when it will be fix. The room was not cleaned well with sticky floors. The room smelled of mould and mildew. The shower grout on the bottom were black from filth and mould. This is the only shower I have left my shoes on to shower in my month of travelling. ?...This includes a couple of camping sites.
The out side of the Discovery inn had what appears to be long term tenent with many people per room and young children running aroung asking for money. Fortunately they all disappeared around 9pm. The staff were very approachable and friendly. The free breakfasts had lots of selection.
I would pay a little more money and stay elsewhere.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Koko K
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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

I was worried about this place after reading some reviews, but decided to give it a try anyways. This place was clean and full of families vacationing... I couldn't even hear the family with young kids staying in the room next to ours through the walls like most motels. Our room was very spacious with a comfortable clean bed, fridge, and micro. Breakfast was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful with ideas on what to see.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
4  Thank LCG14
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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

The room was absolutely disgusting!!! Filthy stained carpets, holes in the walls that have been badly patched up, mould and grime in the shower, filthy stained mattress, dirty pillow cases, filthy curtains even blood on the fridge, tv and carpet! A lot of creepy unfriendly locals hanging around outside in the car park that appear to be long term residents of this motel. All that was missing here was the body outline chalk mark and police tape! Needless to say, I did not stay. Do yourself a favour and keep driving right past this one

  • Stayed: April 2014
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3  Thank Aussie_Katt
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

Dirty, nasty room. Major carpet stains, bottom sheet on bed was not a fitted sheet. Thus, wound up on nasty mattress. 27" tv one side of room, bed on other side. Had to ask for remote. Online pics show phone in room, but no phone. Free breakfast was good. However, normal serve yourself breakfast was instead served by grumpy, older woman who refused to smile, even when I smiled at her repeatedly. I used sugar and creamer packets, couldn't find trash by coffee so left on counter. She gave me dirty look, pointed at trash across crowded room and told me to pick it up. Front desk staff very friendly. However, when I called to check room availability, person laughed and said no rooms available. I made online reservation no problem. Stay away from this one!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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2  Thank Jerry S
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Address: 1340 N State St, Ukiah, CA 95482-3420
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Ukiah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Ukiah
Price Range: £49 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Discovery Inn Ukiah, CA 2*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to newly renovated Discovery Inn Ukiah in the heart of Mendocino County. As a guest of our charming, spacious hotel, you'll experience friendly, professional service as well as immaculate, inviting guestrooms and suites. Discovery Inn Ukiah offers guests several accommodation choices with a number of deluxe amenities that are standard in every guestroom such as complimentary WiFi and premium cable television. All 111 guestrooms and suites are furnished with a warm, welcoming decor and provide plenty of spacious comfort for your Ukiah getaway. Microwave ovens and refrigerators are in every room, and our suites come with full kitchens. If you are traveling with your pet, we can provide special hotel lodgings in our "pet wing," where your best friend will be truly pampered. ... more   less 
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