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Columbia Gem Motel

22131 Parrotts Ferry Road, Columbia, CA 95310
Columbia Gem Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Clovis, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great place, fantastic location. Easy striking distance to Sonora, Murphys, Twain Harte, Jamestown, etc. Run by a really nice guy. Simple but peaceful rooms that remind one of the golden age of American motels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

WOW......what an amazing Saturday night's stay at the quaint little motel. It actually has individual cottages that are all different sizes that fits different people's needs. First, about the hosts - Rene & Louise. Rene is the owner who is a delightful host. He made us feel very welcome. We were two families and were allotted junior suite # 9... More 

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I and our two dogs needed a place to stay while my wife took a summer class at Columbia College. I am so thankful we chose to stay at the Gem Motel. Everything went so well we really didn't want to leave. Rene, the manager, was so helpful and a kick to talk to. He went out... More 

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Santa Rosa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Needed a last minute place to stay while in Sonora area over Memorial Day weekend. Because our time off came at the last minute, we were unable to book motel stay in advance like we usually do. As a result, our options of places to stay were extremely limited, and we were eventually routed to the Columbia Gem and able... More 

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San Bruno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We did an overnight trip to the area and needed a place that was dog friendly. We found the Columbia Gem. We stayed in one of their cabins which was the size of a guest room, but nice that it was separate and private. It was a cute little place, quiet, clean, had air conditioning, microwave fridge and all additional... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

My boyfriend and I were visiting his parents in Columbia over Memorial Day weekend and we had the most pleasant stay at Columbia Gem. The room was spacious, comfortable, immaculately clean and quaintly decorated. Ample towels were provided and although they were a bit small, they were abundant and our friendly housekeeper, Louise, was more than willing to give us... More 

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Rob H, Webmaster at Columbia Gem Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing us. We are very happy with the nice review that you posted. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Yuba City, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Cute tiny cabins. We spent one night in cabin number 5. Room was clean and tidy. The cabins are very small - but enough if all you want is to bath and sleep for a night or two. First the bathing part - the towels were on the small side (high school gym size) were clean but stained. Bathroom is... More 

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Rob H, Webmaster at Columbia Gem Motel, responded to this review

Hello livinginprunecity: Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. It is quite a balancing act trying to find a medium between a hard and a soft mattress. All of our mattresses and bedding are kept new and fresh. We exchange all of our mattresses, bedding, etc. frequently. I'm sorry that... More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

The Columbia Gem Motel is a wonderful place to stay when in the Sonora-Columbia area. We have stayed there many times over the last 10 years. Rene, the host, is sincerely dedicated to providing a clean, customer service-oriented establishment. We love the personal treatment we receive -- unlike any national chain establishment. The cottages are compact, but charming. Given its... More 

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Rob H, Webmaster at Columbia Gem Motel, responded to this review

Hello Richard S: Thank you very much for your loyalty over the years. We always look forward to your visits. Thank you very much for leaving such a nice review. We spend a lot of money and time to make sure that every detail is perfect for each of our guests. Rob Hoerntlein More 

Clovis, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

My sister and daughter checked in early Saturday afternoon for a 2-night stay at the Gem Motel in Columbia, CA over Memorial Day weekend 2010. The manager, Rene, claimed 3 nights had been booked. During the discussion, he answered his phone and was angrily talking to someone about a problem with his motorcycle. Thirty minutes later, the room dispute was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2008

What a great find. It's a quiet motel tha tis family run. We stayed in a 2 room cabin with a toddler and it was perfect. Clean, quiet, had a porch to sit on and watch him play. He was able to ride his scooter all over the property and chase the cats. Owners are very friendly.

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