We took another trip down to Los Angeles this year and stopped by to see my sister in Hanford again. We had stayed at The Sequoia Inn once before and loved it, so we did not hesitate to stay here again.
We arrived at about 7pm or 8pm and the hotel was packed. There were many people and kids out in the pool and just randomly walking around. I asked the girl at check-in about a room and she told me there was no vacancy. It was our fault for not calling ahead with a reservation, but we just never thought this place would have no rooms, being in such a small town. Anyway, she told me about a suite she had, but it was $20 extra. Seeing as how I really had no other choice, and how much we liked the hotel the time around, we went for it. As it turns out, they gave us a handicapped "corner" suite, which is right by the vending machines and ice box, which made the room a little smaller and awkwardly shaped. They gave it to us for the normal room rate though, so I was very pleased.
The very first thing I noticed was that the elevator looked pretty outdated. I had not used the elevator the last time since we had a first floor room. It smelled a little funny, and there were towels laying on the floor (I'm guessing some kid dropped it after being in the pool). When we got to our room, we noticed it must have been a room that was hardly ever rented out. There was a bit of dust throughout the entire room. The furniture was a little worn out, but it wasn't bad enough to really bother us. Despite the minimal amount of dust, the room was clean. The "living room" area has a mini fridge and TV (which did not work), and a small sink and table with chairs. The suite was indeed very awkwardly shaped, but all we really cared about was resting after a long drive. I was very surprised to have a nice peaceful and quiet night's sleep. I figured there would surely be tons of noise coming from everywhere, but we didn't hear a thing. Whether the people in the hotel magically became very quiet, or the walls are very thick, I don't know.. but I enjoyed it. The room's WiFi worked very well and we did not have any problems.
We'll probably stay here next time we're in town, but we would absolutely love to see management update the furniture in the rooms and maybe update the very old TVs as well. Bottom line is, there aren't very many choices in town so this hotel is probably going to be the best value overall in Hanford. They also accepts pets with absolutely no fees or deposits of any kind. I would definitely recommend this hotel to pet owners.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Santa Rosa Rancheria proudly offers the NEWLY RENOVATED Sequoia Inn in Hanford, an attractive, affordable hotel. Our Sequoia Inn now has a charming interior decor, flat screen TVS, new beds, new linens, new furniture and much more. It includes special features such as the exercise room and outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, guest laundry, complimentary continental breakfast, and free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sequoia Hotel Hanford
- Sequoia Hotel Hanford