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Rodeway Inn

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1001 Motel Drive, Merced, CA 95340 (Formerly Sandpiper Lodge)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would like to write a great review for the hotel, but cannot. There is good, and poor here. Price was appropriate: $60. The Good: hotel called several hours prior to my arrival to let me know they were filling up and did I prefer an upstairs or downstairs, and could they enter the room to put on the A/C... More 

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price this hotel was better than I expected. I paid 61 dollars with tax included for a queen bed for one night. The location is right next to the freeway but the sound was almost totally gone when inside the room. I liked the extra 3 outlet strip on the main plug so I could plug in a... More 

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. We appreciate your business. We hope to see you soon in near future if you are in Merced. Thank You ! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The room rate is very low. This is a case where "You get what you pay for" is true. When I checked in the clerk gave me a speech about the Continental breakfast. You may have, coffee, juice, cereal and ONE pastry for your breakfast. The room was clean but there was this strong fragrance that was sickly sweet. The... More 

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. We feel that guest opinion is very valuable because we can improve our staff member and hotel(property) with guest opinion. Thank you for sharing that room price was very low and room was clean. I am sorry to hear that you had unpleasant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fast WiFi, very helpful staff, clean pool. Room is a bit worn and dated but clean and comfortable. Would stay here again. Had cold cereal, orange juice, coffee, clementines and pastry's for breakfast which is all I need, and the person at the front desk even said that it was a rather small continental breakfast so no worries.

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. Thank you for sharing that our WiFi was fast, pool was great in this hot summer weather, and room was clean and comfortable. In addition, thank you for mentioning that our staff member was helpful to you during your stay. We appreciate your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Friendly lady at front desk. Clean room. Ok restroom with shower. Good beds.Much noise from interstate.Noise from another room to 2,30 am. Very small (too small) breakfast. Could not find out of the old tv. Micro was not ok. Small changes would make a big difference.

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. Thank you for sharing that room was clean with good beds during your stay. yes we are located right next to highway 99 and we have tried everything to minimize the noise but unfortunately we cant move the highway nor move the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have to say i was pretty surprised! Its a motel but clean, fast wifi, right off the freeway. For the price i couldn't beat it. We brought the kids to swim and it was very clean, 8ft, and good size. Manny checked us in and i just want to thank him for being exactly what a front desk should... More 

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. Thank you for sharing that room was clean with excellent wifi during your stay. In addition, thank you for sharing that our staff member Manny(myself) was professional, nice, and helpful to you. Moreover, we try our best to maintain our pool clean as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our room was clean and simple. Reception staff was friendly and efficient. I would have no complaints if it weren't for the motel's very close proximity to highway 99. Throughout the night I was wakened by big rigs and other loud vehicular annoyances, all seemed to be downshifting and using engine brakes to make the exit ramp.

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. Thank you for sharing that room was clean and simple, we are economic budget hotel. I am glad to hear that our staff was efficient and friendly. Yes, you are right about we are located right next to highway 99 and due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Very nice people at the front desk and very helpful. They take good care of the rooms and honest people as well. I recommend this place for people to stay and to also enjoy the peaceful and quiet nights.

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. We appreciate your business. We hope to see you soon in near future if you are in Merced. Thank You ! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great staff very helpful. Rooms are very well taken care of.Great location near the freeway and bar to have a late night drink. Very accomadating.Nice little breakfast. Nice size pool to relax in and with no worries.

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. Thank you for sharing that room was clean and well taken care of. We appreciate your business. We hope to see you soon in near future if you are in Merced. Thank You ! More 

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