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“Fine... for Blythe, CA” 3 of 5 stars
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California Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   900 West Hobson Way, Blythe, CA 92225 (Formerly Hampton Inn)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 15 hotels in Blythe
Southern New Mexico
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39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fine... for Blythe, CA”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

2 1/2 stars more accurate but I'll be generous and give 3. Old place newly renovated/painted/etc. Quiet and convenient location. Liked micro and fridge. Didn't like black hair strands in sink upon arrival, rust around some bath fixtures and towel bar that wasn't screwed into wall and fell off along with first towel. Bed not great and sheets did not fit, bunched up during night. No elevator, must tote stuff up stairs to second floor. OK for a quick overnight.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I am always cautious of the rooms because of so much watched and investigated on hotel. This one in particular needs to be cleaned alittle bit more, disinfected, softner on beds and sprayed or room deodorized due to "SMOKE~Smell " in our (Non Smoking Room) had to request to be moved. If they say Breakfast and dont' have "Waffle Mix" by all means send someone down to Vons!!! Hello? I will be visitng in a few weeks but have made reservations for the Comfort Suites. If I enjoy it there....definately making it my future stay...Thanks

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Surprise, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

It was just an overnight stay, but I would have been better off sleeping in the car. The floors were stained, the white bed spread was stained and the shower head was covered in mold. My group reserved 3 rooms, each had the same issues. We felt as if we needed to be debugged. I think Its obvious why Hampton pulled out. If your looking for a place in Blythe The Comfort Suites, looks very nice and clean...

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

This place is great. It's clean it's comfortable right by restruants and Starbucks. They also offer a continental breakfast as early as 4 o'clock for those early risers like myself.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Let me start by saying I wouldn't be opposed to staying here again...especially considering it is in Blythe...but some things were great, others okay, and others not so great.
Great: Had a King Study room. It was very nice and big. Had a nice sitting area with sofa, desk, nice bed, and fridge. Bathroom had high shower with nice water pressure.
Okay: Limited breakfast (waffles, toast, 1 type muffin, cereal, hard boiled eggs, sometimes yogurt, "hot" water for tea that was freezing)... but its free so can't expect much. Microwave in the room but very old and dial was broke. Nice furniture but lots of chips and breaks in it. Staff was friendly enough.
Not so good: When first came into room it was very dusty (I know it is Blythe so some is expected but it was all over meaning none of the furniture is wiped down), 2 dead bugs on desk, couple live small bugs on roof, & long hairs all over bathroom. Second night pulled back made-up bed and a spider ran across the sheets.
Overall could have been bit cleaner but still nice enough.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012 via mobile

I am helping some young people cycle across the USA. The route goes right through Blythe. I've stayed here before when I did the route and it was good then. It appears that most of the hotels here have dropped their national affiliations. I found the rooms OK and the service excellent. My young friends have been camping along the route, but wanted to sleep inside due to a long day. Not only did Hymie (sp?) Make arrangements, he found storage for their bikes.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Surprise, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

I have read some of the reviews and I do not have any clue what these people are talking about. The staff has always been very accommodating and friendly. I stay here every month for 1 night. Granted it is not a long stay but I stay every month. During the summer months it is very hot in Blythe. If you have never been to this area or Phoenix during the summer there is nothing you can compare this horrifying heat too. The rooms are warm when you first check in but cool off quickly. I stayed at another hotel in the area one time and the air conditioner did not work well at all. The room did not cool off until about 2 in the morning. Other than the heat, which the hotel has no control of, this is overall an excellent family friendly place to stay.

***Best part is that the beds in the king size room are so incredibly comfortable!!!!!!***

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about California Inn

Address: 900 West Hobson Way, Blythe, CA 92225 (Formerly Hampton Inn)
Location: United States > California > Blythe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 hotels in Blythe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — California Inn 2.5*
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Blythe
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