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Sherwood Forest Motel

814 Redwood Drive, Garberville, CA 95542
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sherwood Forest Motel is a fallen-on-hard times motel in the somewhat spooky town of Garberville. This is your typical, somewhat dilapidated motel room, with the 1970s wood panelled walls, windows uneasy in their tracks, fascinating nonworking wall-radio from the past. It is the kind of motel where they give you the remote with your room key as you check... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have stayed here several times with no complaints, not this time. My aunt and I arrived on Sunday afternoon and checked in to room 28 a wheelchair accessible room, which we did not need. We wanted to shower and rest a while before we headed out, we could not find the soap, the sink area and mirror were dirty... More 

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Oh brother, this motel was one of the worst I've ever stayed at in the U.S. and was on par with some hotels that I've stayed at in developing nations. No idea where to even begin with the problems. We should have known when, driving up, we saw cats and dogs drinking from the pool. The one "plus" I will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is pretty run down, but clean and right in the center of town. No hot water, pool not heated, but it kept us sheltered until we were ready to head out to the Redwoods the next morning. Met some nice hippies there!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My stay here was the worst out of 22 hotel nights I spent on the road this month. The room was tiny, the rug was stained and ragged, the curtains were broken and wouldn't close properly, and the industrial fluorescent lighting made me feel like I was staying a factory. The pictures don't fully convey how shabby the place was.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

this is an old, rundown motel that could use a lot of sprucing up. the room was good size, as was the bathroom, but they were in desparate need of a paint job. surfaces were clean but the room should have a deep cleaning. positives: microwave, fridge, in-room coffee, ancient tv with about 60 tv channels, good heat and airconditioning... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

On a Memorial Weekend road trip, my friend and I were searching the North Coast for a place to stay. Fort Bragg was quite booked-up, so we drove north until we found Garberville. The Best Western was full, so we decided to give Sherwood Forest a try. This isn't the worst kind of motel. In fact, it felt very safe.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed here since it is close to the Avenue Of The Giants marathon. Pretty decent for the price and can't really say anything bad. You get what you pay for, staff could be a bit more friendly . There are places to eat quite nearby

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was the second time staying at this motel. We were given a room on the lower side and it was in better condition than the one by the office we stayed in previously. A+ on cleanliness. The shower head was too short. The woman who checked me out and refunded my deposit was very accomadating as well as friendly... More 

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Green Brae, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I found bed bugs here and I stayed in room 22. I alerted the hotel and they're taking measures to eradicate them but I would check carefully until they have a chance to get the issues resolved. It's not an infestation at my home which is expensive to fix and painful.

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