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BEST WESTERN Village Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3110 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703   |  
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Ranked #25 of 65 hotels in Fresno
Tacoma, Washington
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“I thought this was just fine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Decided to get a bit away from the freeway tonight, so we came here.

Unlike the reviewer just before me, I don't see the problems he's whining about. He complained that he didn't get: a lounge chair with footrest (use the bed), the larger flat screen (it's a hotel, not a theater), the microwave (agree), the safe (not a bank), the larger refrigerator (you planning on moving in?), and a much larger room (for $67, the room we had was huge). It beats me how people whine about not having 4-star perks when they refuse to pay 4-star prices.

I also don't see how this hotel is "tired." It looked to be in fine condition.Maintenance is kept up. I didn't see any safety issues in the room, or in the public spaces I went in. No holes in the walls, or other appearance issues. I think he just likes to whine,

The room was very comfortable, very clean, and very quiet. Having the place split up into two separate wings was nice. Breakfast was good...it kept us until dinner in Redding,

Overall, I would be happy to stay here again. Don't pass on it if you're in Fresno. Just remember, it's a hotel, not a resort.

Room Tip: Great deal away from the freeway.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Standard, but getting tired two story motel. Comfortable enough but can’t hold a candle to the BW Executive Inn and Suites we stayed in last night in Manteca for $13 less a night. Missing here: a lounge chair with footrest, the larger flat screen, the microwave, the safe, the larger refrigerator, and a much larger room. One tiny bar of soap. If this is a Best Western Plus I would hate to stay in a BW Minus. There is another BW in Fresno might be better? Sorry guys, I’d give this a pass.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

After checking in this evening I was unable to connect to any of the hotel's wifi networks. I attempted using both my laptop and my phone. I called the front desk and the clerk said he would reset the router. After several more unsucessful connection attempts, I again called the front desk and was told, "Sorry, the tech people won't be in until the morning."

This is not the first time I have encountered wifi issues at this property and have in fact started staying at the other Best Western in Fresno. I used to stay here monthly and thought I would give them another try. However, based upon this problem, I'd be hard pressed to stay here again. I depend upon reliable wifi for work and the lack thereof is a deal breaker for me.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Woodland Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We arranged a group of 27 on a bus to stay at this Best Western, and what a good choice it turned out to be. The staff had our room keys ready for us, and the rooms were immaculate with comfortable beds. The hot breakfast was a real plus. We would use this Best Western again any time. The price was very reasonable, too.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Fair location but car desirable.

Spacious, comfortable rooms with good facilities (especially in comparison to what we had received in Europe)

Good value for a night's rest on way from A to B.

Staff helpful and polite.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gambit423, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Village Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are located in the intersection of main streets and off the interstate. However, there is a public bus stop right in front of the property. We will continue to seek for areas of improvements
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Decent place, 2-story building, no elevator but there is a pool, fitness centre, business centre, close to shopping mall, Dennys, McDonalds, Fresno Donut and Kings Buffet. Room is basic with 2-queen beds, tall-boy dresser, 36" LCD, coffee maker, full bath with ample supply of towels and toiletries, free Internet and complimentary breakfast with hot and cold items, but no in-room safe, fridge, or microwave though.

Good value for a good night's rest.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gambit423, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Village Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for your review. however we do have a fridge in the room and microwave is available in the breakfast room. And we have safe at the front desk. We will continue to provide a good value to all of our customers.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

The hotel stands in an unsafe neighbourhood. We arrived late so we decided to have a quick dinner at the Mc Donnalds acroos the street. When we were there the waiter told us it would be better for us to carry the food to our room because we look to much like european tourists and he was afraid for us. It wasn't a joke. He told us he had to call the cops twice the days before because of troubles with some tourists and youns thiefs. except for this, the hotel is average. No lift wich is hard when you have plenty of luggages. The breakfast place is really small and not a lot of choice (no sausages, potatoes, etc..)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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gambit423, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Village Inn, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for your review. We have updated our hot breakfast menus which includes scrambled eggs, sausages and hams and biscuits and gravy along with fresh fruits from local farmer's market. As for security in the neighbourhood, unfortunately we have no measures to control what's happening outside but our hotel is located in safer neighbourhood than other hotels in Fresno. We have 35-40 security cameras at the hotel and security guard on property from 9pm to 5am everyday. We hope that you give us chance to show you our improvements on the next trip to Fresno.
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Address: 3110 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703
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Location: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 65 hotels in Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Village Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this Fresno, California hotel, at the gateway to Yosemite, and enjoy a host of convenient amenities while traveling. The BEST WESTERN Village Inn is conveniently located in central Fresno with easy access to a variety of local area attractions and businesses including the Savemart Center and Grizzly Stadium. This Fresno hotel is located across from the Manchester Shopping Mall situated halfway between Yosemite and Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks. Hotel guests will appreciate the variety of nearby dining and shopping options. Each well-appointed room features high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television, free local calls and a refrigerator. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and complimentary full breakfast. A friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN Village Inn! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Village Hotel Fresno
Best Western Fresno
Fresno Best Western
Best Western Village Hotel

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