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Ponderosa Gardens Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   7010 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We were recently relocated to this gorgeous motel by our insurance company. We were expecting a 3 week stay which was stretched to 5 weeks. We couldn't be happier. Our family had stayed here prior on all their visits from Santa Barbara (a hard to beat location itself) Our family of five was put into the SPACIOUS suite with our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here over 10 times. It's our go to whenever we go home to visit. It's always clean and quiet even when they're booked. The staff is incredible and will go out of their way to help you. There's a great free breakfast and laundry on site. Even though we are technically "locals" we are tourists and they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Ponderosa Gardens fits the description with manicured lawns and landscaping that charms and soothes. Each room I stayed had a patio with a table and chairs. As an older motel with many upgrades such as motion light switches and extra sinks made for a very nice stay. The two rooms were mirrors of each other, large and spacious. A desk... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Me and my family had a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The gardens were beautiful. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. The price is amazing, I would recommend ponderosa gardens to anyone.

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Paradise Gardens Motel in which my wife and I have stayed in for a total of five visits each up to a week in duration over the last 6 months ihave been uniformly excellent. The Ponderosa Gardens Motel is equal in quality and service to the Best Western in Oakhurst, Ca. for those of you who have been to... More

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Here for just one night, we were happy we'd followed the recommendation of friends to stay at the Ponderosa instead of a chain motel. The grounds are attractive, with picnic tables, and the units are attached but have the feel of cabins. We asked for a handicapped accessible room as I'm using crutches, and found it large enough to maneuver... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My dad is in assisted living in Paradise, so we've stayed at the Ponderosa Gardens many times over the last 10 years. It's been sort of a family tradition, and we've enjoyed the family atmosphere along with the lovely setting. When we stayed there in February this year (2014), we questioned why we came back, and vowed not to return.... More

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Setting is wonderful. Back from road and nestled in a wooded area. Rooms are large but slightly worn. TV received only one channel, despite best efforts of motel staff. We traveled with a dog so there was a $10 fee. The entire bill would have been more than $100, except for a discount we received because of the TV problem.... More

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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The photos of the motel are accurate and I had high expectations for this motel. The grounds are lovely. However, the room was clean but rather stark and worn around the edges--light bulbs were out in the bathroom, one of the two doors to the bath did not open, the continental breakfast is no where near what is found at... More

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ukiah california, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I was in Paradise to help a dear friend celebrate her 60th birthday. I had stayed one other time in Paradise in a more generic property and was determined not to have to return to that location. I looked online and found this motel. I loved it. It was quiet and clean and the rooms were big and comfy and... More

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Address: 7010 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969
Location: United States > California > Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ponderosa Gardens Motel 2*
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