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“Literally the worst hotel i have EVER stayed in!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Rodeway Inn Fresno
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   959 N. Parkway Drive, Fresno, CA 93728   |  
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Ranked #58 of 65 hotels in Fresno
Himley, South Staffordshire
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“Literally the worst hotel i have EVER stayed in!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Well, even from the outside this hotel looked the pits!!! When we arrived there were blokes hanging around the car park playing really loud music and looking like they were upto no good.
We felt that unsafe in this place that we actually put a chair up against the front door (I have never ever done this before).
It really put a downer on one of our last nights in america im just glad we were there for less than 12 hrs, not sure my car would have had tyres if we had stayed much past 6am.
If you have a choice DO NOT STAY HERE!! keep driving or youll regret it..
Not only that I think the cleanliness of the room is questionable, I didnt dare look too closely to be honest.
I cant actually put into words how horrible thsi place is!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    2.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed here one night on our way to Los Angeles from Sacramento. We were scared to book the room based on the reviews but we took the chance given the very affordable price. It's not the fanciest motels but for $40 what do you expect? We got a room with two queen beds. It was very basic but clean and large. We arrived around 7pm and left around 9am. So we didn't see anything that was suspicious. The area is ok. There is a zoo right across from the motel. We didn't visit but maybe next time. Overall it was a good experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

Dirty dirty, dirty! Taxis delivered hookers. Got there late so forced to stay. Very bad neighborhood! Run, don't walk, somewhere else.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Salmo, BC.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Check-in was fine ... but that was where "fine" ended.

It had been a hot drive but there was not one cube of ice in the communal ice-maker. We were told that "Someone has taken all the ice." The same "someone" who emptied the ice-maker so that it was empty again at 6:30am., I'm sure! A working machine might solve the problem.

Our in-room coffee maker was inoperable. The breakfast room had eight tables and 18 chairs ... but room for only about six people, at a maximum. The food on offer for the "Continental Breakfast" was paltry in the extreme. We interrupted our onward journey, as soon as possible, to find something actually worth eating!

Driving to the Rodeway Inn we passed at least five other motels which appeared to be on a par with the one we booked. ALL were advertising prices lower than that to which we were already committed. This was especially galling. We feel that the on-line booking servive let us down on this one.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

We stayed here one night on our way to Yosemite. The room was OK, but the toilet was not cleaned. The locality appeared to be not very safe and we saw people walking around in the parking lot at night who appeared to be involved in immoral activities. We found that the glass window in our room was not locked and it could be opened from outside easily. As for the free breakfast, although we didn't expect much, there was nothing available.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

First of all, don’t let the scary images of the neighborhood on Google Maps scare you—those pictures are dated. The area is undergoing urban renewal, with lower-end motel chains taking the place of by-the-hour sleazy dumps. Neighbors to the Rodeway include Motel 6, Super 8, and Days Inn.
The best way to describe this property is “very, very ordinary,” which is obviously not stellar, but not bad either. In fact, our experience was far from bad. The room was clean, and staffers were very friendly and helpful. Room décor was borderline tacky, but not gaudy, with art deco headboards, 1980’s looking TVcabinet/dresser, and nondescript artwork. Strangely the coffeemaker had no supply of coffee, and part of the cabinet (where one would expect to find a mini-bar) was locked shut. A small dorm fridge was located in the roomy clothes closet. The bathroom was bright and clean, with glass-doored stand-up shower only (no bathtub).
We stayed on a Wednesday night, and experienced none of the previously reported homeless, prostitution, or party noise. (Whether there are differences on the weekend I couldn’t say.) We kept the ever-present Highway 99 freeway sounds muffled by keeping the heater on; the same could be done by using the air conditioner or just the fan (all these in the same under-window unit operated by a wall thermostat).
Apparently the property used to have a pool and restaurant, as indicated by the older of the two tall, visible-from-the-freeway signs. Evidence indicates that the restoration of the restaurant may be in the works, but there are no signs of the pool—I think it was filled in and paved over at some point.
The free breakfast was basic, but good, including cold cereal (corn flakes), mini-muffins, coffee, and orange and apple juices—just enough to get us started on our journey.
We were looking for a cheap “crash pad” about half way between San Fran and Los Angeles, and that’s what we found at the Rodeway Inn.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

Unless you are looking to pick up hookers for a night, avoid this motel at all costs. It is in a run down area with hordes of hookers on the prowl. Rooms are not very clean or pleasant and no decent restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Definitely not suitable for people with children. Also worst breakfast in a Choice Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 959 N. Parkway Drive, Fresno, CA 93728
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Location: United States > California > Fresno
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #58 of 65 hotels in Fresno
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Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn Fresno 2*
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