This is the first of what is essentially a two part review, but I didn't think it was fair to combine them into an "average." I have stayed at this property several times as a way to break up the 8 hour drive from northern California to Palm Springs and be able to get in a round of golf on the way down and back. My previous experiences have been positive as was the one I had on my return trip as reflected by a previous review. On the way down, for the first time, I was placed in what is obviously the older part of the motel. The "premium" queen room was not up to the standard of the others in which I'd stayed. When I got to the room, the door was not shut; a result of worn out weatherstripping. I had a hard time getting it closed. The room was badly in need of refurbishing. As usual, the bed was comfortable. They still have funky old tube tvs, but it worked fine. They have cut out small bars of soap and shampoo; you have to use a dispenser, which is mildly irritating but I suppose a cost saving measure. They should warn you that when you put a quarter in their ice machine (also presumably cost saving) you get twice as much ice as the bucket with which they provide you can hold. The really bad part was the freeway noise; this part of the motel is opposite the office, with nothing to buffer the loud noiseof Hwy. 99, plus truckers started rolling out of the parking lot around 5. Not a good night's sleep. I would assume this is the original part of the motel and the "old" room feel would apply as well to the (presumably quieter) north facing rooms in the same building as the office.
The "free breakfast" has deteriorated in quality; nothing offered except some awful tasting malt flavored waffles that you have to make yourself from some disgusting looking batter and some indescribably gross looking biscuits (I think) in some horrid looking gravy. The high school wrestlers were scarfing them up, though. I suppose the juice is ok (had brought the last of the year's crop of mandarins with me in my ice chest) and free coffee is free coffee; not bad. I'd suggest taking the coffee along when you leave and picking up a breakfast sandwich across the street at the Jack in the Box; special, two croissants with egg, ham and bacon for $3.50. I guess my standards have changed some as I've gotten older. Still, if you're on a budget, at under $40 before taxes, this isn't a bad deal if you get one of the newer, quieter rooms (those facing east, toward the pool, perpendicular to the office).
see review; make sure there's a buffer between the front of your room and the freeway
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