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“Would be better to sleep in the street....” 1 of 5 stars
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Days Inn Fresno Central
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1101 North Parkway Drive, Fresno, CA 93728   |  
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Ranked #33 of 64 Hotels in Fresno
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Would be better to sleep in the street....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

we went here after driving for hours, didnt look great, but we wanted a cheap bed for a night. BAD IDEA....
1. More expensive then other hotels right next door.
2. Dirty dirty rooms. Smelt like rotten egg...
3. Fire alarm battery was flat and went off from 2am-morning with high pitched pinging noise.
4. 'Breakfast' was hard stale donuts. Disgusting...
5. Hookers and gang bangers stare at you the whole time....

Spoke with front desk staff first thing in the morning about the fire alarm. Said, not allowed to assist, must talk to manager Alan. Called when told, he wasnt in but would call ASAP. Called at the end of the day. Was told by Alan the manager that they check the fire alarms and there fine. After explaining that we hadn't slept all night, he said too bad, not his problem...

do not stay here.....its a dump.....the manager is useless.....

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

Reading the previous reviews I would not have chosen this motel in a million years. However, our stay there was fine . We arrived in Fresno and basically enden upstaying there by chance. No issues with bedbugs, breakfast was adequate for the price, the rooms were clean and the we got a 10% discount because we booked two rooms. The pool was great, the kids loved it (could have been a bit cleaner, but certainly wasn't bad). Denny's next door was great and convenient (bummer, we didn't realise we could have gotten a discount!). There were some shady characters haning around ouside Denny's but nobody bother us and our three kids when we walked back the short distance to the motel. Internet did not work, nothing new there, we found that was the case in a few places we stayed at. All up, we had no issues with our stay. Ignorance might have been bliss after all!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

I dont know where to begin. My family and I were travelling from Tucson AZ to Santa Cruz CA. We were on 99 N and saw this place. The neighborhood was scarey but we were exhausted. The 2 people at the reception desk were speaking an Asian language which was fine but it seemed like they were arguing and they ignored us. When they finally got to us, it seemed like we had annoyed them, very very rude. The cost wasn't bad. As soon as we walked out of the lobby we were descended upon by street walkers and people begging for money. We hurried to our room and locked the doors and made sure the windows were locked. The room smelled musty and looked old and worn out. We had a room with 2 queen beds. My husband and I slept in 1 and our 2 kids slept in the other. About an hour later my 2 yr old son woke up crying. He had bites all over his legs. We woke our 4 yr old daughter and she had bites on her as well. I was furious! I wanted to go get our money back but my husband just wanted to get out of there. We gathered up the kids and our luggage and went outside to leave. 2 guys were leaning on our car. We thought when we unlocked the car door with the remote they would move but they didnt. As a matter of fact they asked us if we wanted bootleg dvd's or cd's! 2 hookers walking by asked if we were leaving and asked if they could use our room. Needless to say we burned rubber out of there!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

If you're looking for a hooker, you came to the right place! 1101 N Parkway Drive, Fresno CA. There were hookers, pimps, pan handlers everywhere! They roamed the place all night like zombies! Came to find out from the desk clerk that about 6 hookers have permanent rooms there! The clerk told us that hookers list themselves on Craigs List with the hotel phone # and their room #. AMAZING HUH????? So, I suggest that you take your own sheets, pillows, crab and flea spray! Oh yeah, don't forget your taser or pepper spray. THAT PLACE IS A ZOO!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

A crazy Fresno hotel, cheap and for a reason, everywhere there were dudes hanging about in cars, in doorways , everytime you leave your room you will be asked for money by some homeless person, rooms are not secure with access from street ,breakfast was over when we went to lobby, but the reason was the girl in reception had sent the breakfast home with her boyfriend in bags, think she thought no one else was left in hotel, its a crazy place that if your stupid you could end up being in big trouble,the hotel looks like its a gang hang out, and there is a homeless ghetto under the highway bridge near by...if you like living on the edge this is the place, i,m just happy i made it out alive.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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las vegas, nv
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

We had an unexpected stop in Fresno on our way home to Las Vegas from Oregon, and stopped at the Days Inn because we didn't want to back track and couldn't go further. It definately would not hold up to the white glove treatment, but it wasn't horrible. Dirt in the corners that had probably been accumulating for years. The pool looked all right, but we didn't use it. The front desk clerk was friendly, the tv had lots of channels, breakfast was complimentary, but we ate at Denney's. Denney's gave us 15% off with our room key. No wifi, but as another reviewer said; "You get what you ay for."

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Central Coast, CA
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

My wife and I went to Fresno to see a concert. We found the hotel online and booked it. When we got there, the lobby smelled terrible. Upon getting to our room, the room appeared not to have been cleaned in awhile. The sheets also smelled. The blanket that was on the bed, was so old it felt like it was going to fall apart. It reminded me of a old sponge. With time running short, we had to leave to see the concert. Once the concert was over we stopped at a store and bought a sheet and blanket set to take back.

  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Days Inn Fresno Central

Address: 1101 North Parkway Drive, Fresno, CA 93728
Location: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 64 Hotels in Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Fresno Central 2*
Number of rooms: 98
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