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Seneca Motel

545 Martin Way, Chester, CA 96020
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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dayton nevada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

we have stayed here a couple of times during our trips to Lassen National Park and although it is not the taj mahal we find the motel to be clean, quiet and comfortable. They are pet friendly and have a couple of real nice cats to greet you. The owner has a couple of dogs as well but they were... More 

1 Thank clavin1
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stay at Seneca Motel every year for a few GREAT reasons, it's off of the main highway, they have a ton of parking for whatever you need, it is in the middle of the town so you are in walking distance from anything in town and some rooms even have a kitchen.

2 Thank Lakelovingfamily
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

No other hotels were available in Chester, so we had no other choice than to stay the night at the Seneca. I will admit that it was in an okay location, but that did not make up for the disgusting beds and room we had to stay in. The place smelled like urine, wet dog, old stuff. The carpet was... More 

4 Thank KentuckyDeb
Chico, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

This motel is very run down. We requested a room with two people one bed. Said they could only put us in a room with three beds and only charge us for one bed. The room smelled like a gas leak even after we opened the windows. Went back to the office and requested if another room was available and... More 

3 Thank 2riders
Chicago Illinois
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

flew into Reno, headed toward Mt. Lassen, and stayed at the Seneca Motel one night before summiting Lassen the next day, and driving on to Mt. Shasta City in June '09. Looks like it's family run, and they had at least two cats. Sweet. The motel is off the highway, so it loses the traffic noise. It is quaint from... More 

1 Thank joshhikes
Benicia, CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

My boyfriend and his family stay at this hotel when they come up to Chester for opening day of Duck Season. This was my first year going and they thought that I would find it to be lacking quality and shabby but I didn't at all! The room was clean, and everything was in good order. We were in a... More 

1 Thank wyngrrrl
College Station, Texas
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

Nothing's changed to make me disagree with the other reviews. My room was $55 with tax and it should've been much less.

1 Thank dberthold
Northern Nevada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

Absolutely nothing should be saved.....quiet until the people in the room next to yours started talking.....full kitchen but nothing in it to cook in or eat off of, kind of useless. The cat was the only friendly thing there.

2 Thank Atravelbug4
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

Owners were pretty grouchy, room was dark and needed a little sprucing up. Bathroom functional but worn. Huge kitchen given the size of the room overall. I like staying in non-chain motels and like quirky ones but this was just unloved, a little grubby and the fairly strong whiff of gas from the heating system meant it defnitely didn't get... More 

2 Thank Ols_Edinburgh
Reading, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
140 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2008

We stopped here are we needed a place to stay after a long drive, but if you can carry on just a few hundred yards down the road as there were places that looked better. This motel is run down and very dated. All the furniture and flooring looks like it is straight out of the 1970's, and our room... More 

2 Thank Simon V
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