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Fern River Resort Motel

5250 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
Fern River Resort Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay was for one night and we had a nice time for the one night until the next day when we had to check out and deal with management. She was SO rude and tried to overcharge us for having our family that lives locally over for lunch. If you're okay with get chewed out by a rude woman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was married at Fern River in August 2014. We rented 7 cabins for family and friends, and it was such a WONDERFUL experience! *Note: -- This is a long review -- I just wanted to return the favor, as it was so helpful for me to read detailed reviews when I was looking for a place* Dan and Nicole... More 

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Atascadero, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I just stayed in Cabin #4 for the long President's Day weekend. We usually stay in #3, which is very private, since it is tucked into a corner with redwoods all around. But, this time we wanted a fireplace since it was February. Both are one bedroom units, but I think there are also some two bedroom... More 

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Northern California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This little resort has a number of cabins on the river. I stayed in #8 after I was upgraded (originally booked #2). It was pretty nice, with a nice view of the river. It was clean and comfortable but plan on bringing everything - there were no extras (paper towels, etc). Also, everything - including most of the furniture is... More 

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Boulevard, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Check in was not as warm as I'd have liked, but cottage was great. They had a guest that stayed longer that was in the cottage I had reserved, so was upgraded at no extra charge. Cottage was clean, charming and comfortable. Surroundings were great, would have loved to spent more time. May go back and stay again.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Everything was great, peaceful setting and great service! My daughter got married in Ben Lomand, this resort was nearby and the perfect choice. With double rooms, my mother and brother were also able to stay with us. It was a great experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

we actually love staying here - it's in a great location and is in a beautiful setting. Unfortunately, some of the things that people say on here are correct- the owners are absolutely the most inhospitable people one could ever encounter. The upside to this is that their daughter now seems to be taking care of a lot of the... More 

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Yosemite National Park, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Fern River Resort was just what we needed for a coastal getaway. We were there in May during the week, and it was very quiet and peaceful. Our cabin was very clean and comfortable. The owners and staff were very nice and accommodating. We'll stay there again if we go back to the area, and we would recommend it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a very difficult time finding lodging in the Santa Cruz area when we went to meet our new grandchild shortly after his birth. We were able to get 7 of the 11 nights of our stay at Fern River Resort, approximately 8 miles from our son's home. It was a lovely, if somewhat challenging, drive up Hwy 9,... More 

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Felton, California
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54 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I called at 2 o'clock on day of arrival and cancelled. They would not cancel and charged my card anyway. No where on website does it state any cancellation or non-cancellation policy. The person on the phone not only could speak clear English, she was extremely rude. I would not recommend doing business with these people. There are much better... More 

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Nicole M, Manager at Fern River Resort Motel, responded to this review

I apologize for the confusion however, When making a reservation as credit card information is collected all guests are informed of the cancellation policy. The clerk making your reservation is required to check a box that they told you the cancellation policy as well as initial that they did. Additionally it is clear on our website under our policies seen... More 

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