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Golden Chain Resort Motel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13413 State Highway 49, Grass Valley, CA 95949
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Ranked #9 of 10 hotels in Grass Valley
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Grants Pass, Oregon
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I found this place spooky. The property is in bad to terrible condition: potholes in the parking lot, rooms that smell, carpet stained and wrinkled and pulling away from the wall; 1950's furniture in poor condition, cable TV that looks like 1970's with small screen and poor reception. Old air conditioner. Thin linens and the smallest pillows I have ever... More

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Carson City, Nevada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We knew going in that this was not going to be a three or four star experience, but we did expect a bit different. The carpet was filthy and torn, there was mold in several locations in the room and bathroom, the TV remote had no batteries, there were both electrical and plumbing problems, and it all needed a good... More

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San Anselmo, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We have stayed here for Thanksgiving for many years because it was convenient and a good price. Over the years this place has continued to decline. This year, the room heater did not work and they had to bring in a space heater, the chair fabric and carpets were highly stained, the walls in the bathroom were filled with holes... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We have stayed here 3 or 4 times over the last 12 years. This motel is quite old (early 1960s?) and looks it. Updates and maintenance are not uniform -- my impression is stuff gets fixed or replaced only when something is totally worn out. Our experiences have generally been fine but other relatives have had rooms w/o hot water,... More

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

very old run down. no ice machine. satellite was very fuzzy, No sound on the one station I wanted to watch. No wifi after the 3rd room. Room smelled funny. Room was marginally clean. The pool was full of frogs and turtles. Shower was dangerous no light, nothing to hold onto. Just slightly better than sleeping in the car.

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This place has really gone down hill over the last year. The pool has been "temporarily" closed all summer. From what the hotel people tell me, I doubt it will open up at all. The room we had smelled like vomit, there was dirty washcloths in the bathroom, and the shower light didn't work. I asked the ladies up front... More

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Northern California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We have stayed here previously and the room was clean and ok. This time my husband was going to have surgery so we decided to stay there for two nights. $167.00. We checked into room 119. Stains on the carpet all over, holes in the walls, toothpaste in the sink. We were afraid to pull down the covers and look... More

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Coarsegold, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Wow, I can't believe this is the same motel I left positive feedback for a year or so ago. I made a reservation here for a particular room and when we arrived they had give "our" room away to someone else. They were sold out and gave us another room. It was AWFUL! The carpet was very badly stained and... More

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Reno, Nevada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

1 bulb out of 3 in the dim bathroom worked, phone number did not work to call and find out how to locate them while en route, lamp shade broken, decaf only in room and told no regular coffee until 7 AM in the lobby, towels same thickness as worn Motel 6 towels, shower was a trickle, TV pathetic channel... More

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This place had a lot to offer at one time: miniature golf, barbecue area, swimming pool. Unfortunately it's in need of a complete remodel. The carpet in our room looked like cars had been parked on it. There was "stuff" smeared on the walls. The beds are so worn out they feel like a trampoline. Poor T.V. and few channels.... More

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Address: 13413 State Highway 49, Grass Valley, CA 95949
Location: United States > California > Grass Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Chain Resort Motel 2*
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