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Blue Gum Motel

2637 Hwy 99W, Willows, CA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving into this dusty town in the middle of nowhere, was like arriving on a stagecoach in the old west. Prepaid - big mistake, typical Indian owned motel complete with attitude and swindle mentality. Advertised room was $50 in the middle of this wasteland, incredible not worth more than $25. I would have rather stayed at a saloon full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Across from a beautiful stand of blue gum trees, on a deserted road, we found the Blue Gum a quiet and peaceful stay on a long drive up the Interstate 5. The pool is no longer functioning, and it was built in the ugly brick hotel style of the 60s, but for the price it was perfect. No freeway noise,... More 

1 Thank Kristina O
Ramona, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was easy to book. Had a nice photo. But.....This room did not have hot water. No soap was provided. The bed was broken. And TV went out after awhile. Do not stay here. What a dump. Nothing more to say.

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Olympia, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you just need a stopover, the Blue Gum will suit you just fine. The woman that checked us in was very pleasant and accommodating. We didn't get to the motel until 2 am. She was there to help us within a couple minutes. Everything was impeccably clean, except we would suggest they tear out the old carpets and install... More 

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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Ok, it was only $50 for the night, but it was the dirtiest room we've ever been in. The carpet seriously looked like someone had been working on engines in the room. There were bugs in the room. The soap was the size of a quarter. There were no 3 prong outlets. If you drop anything in the shower you... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Quiet, clean and affordable. Great place for birders on a budget. The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is only about 15 min away from the hotel. Front desk is helpful with maps and suggestions for places to eat in Willows.

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Greenville, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

What a great place! Popular in the 1950s and still popular today. Our neice learned to swim in that pool 50+ years ago. The owner, Pratima, has everything in Pristine condition from the paint on the walls, fresh linens, weel manicured grounds and always a B-I-G Smile. We encourage our friends and family to spend the night here whenever in... More 

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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

We love privately owned small motels and a lot of times they are hidden gems. Not this time. Price was right but that was about it. They say kitchenette but there were no utinsels etc. Went to borrow or get some from front desk and they only wanted to part with 2 paper plates and we needed 4. The kitchenette... More 

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Vista, California
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116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I both liked and disliked the Blue Gum, it's that kind of place. It has a very 60's motor court feel to it probably because when time stood still there. It's on rarely traveled stretch of hiway 99 a couple of miles off the well traveled I-5 which now has almost all of the motels and leaving most places like... More 

1 Thank jim m
Northern California
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Stay here for the gorgeous full-sized pool surrounded by a big lawn and shade trees! I brought my favorite folding lounge chair and several books and hardly moved for four days. It's perfect for a summer get away. The rooms are just so-so but it's great to have your own microwave and refrig. The price is really reasonable and it's... More 

1 Thank lindamae10
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