We stayed here for 2 nights over the Memorial Day weekend. This statement alone should be a plus for this motel management, because these days it's rare to find places that do not enforce the 3-night minimum over a long weekend. So it worked perfectly for our schedule, and saved us unnecessary money.
When we first pulled in, I was apprehensive, because the place looked like an average motel with its doors lined up along a corridor, and very small windows in the front. But as soon as we walked into the room, it was an entirely different world. Big, wide windows lined most of the wall on the inside that faces the woods, giving you the feeling of seclusion and peace. The room we got was a double-double, and it WAS bigger than your average hotel room, though sparsely furnished. The beds were big (two queen size) and firm, and the pillows just the right height. You won't mistake this for a 5-star hotel, but it is definitely comfortable, with everything working and clean. The fridge is new and clean and a good size. The shower stall has the old-fashioned kind of hot and cold water knobs.
My only 2 complaints are these: The walls are rather thin, so once or twice we heard people stomping upstairs and talking outside, but not often. The bathroom is too small, and there is not enough places to hang wet towels, though they do provide enough towels.
Breakfast was bagels, danish, 2 types of cereal, coffee, tea, milk, juices, and hot cocoa. There is also a microwave oven for you to heat up anything you want, a toaster, and a high chair. The breakfast area is very nice and cozy, with a tall ceiling, fire place, TV, and facing the swimming pool. The owner is very efficient in bringing out food that has run out if you tell him. The pool is a nice size, with a small corner of shallow water for children, but it is not heated, so it would be only good in the summer.
I like this place for its unpretentiousness and its efficiency. It's enough, and it is reasonable. We had a very good stay here and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the gold country. The town of Jackson is within walking distance and very cute, with an awesome Indian store, and some very nice consignment and antique stores. In terms of restaurants, there is town called Sutter Creek nearby, and its Pizza Plus makes the best pizzas we've eaten in a long time. Angel's Camp is about 20 mi away, and Columbia another 20 mi from there. The Museum in Angel's Camp is definitely worth visiting, and Columbia, well, there's just no word for it.
I'm giving this place a 4 star not because it's a 4-star hotel quality, but because it really packs a lot of value for what you pay for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Jackson Lodge features 28 spacious, rooms and 8 fully equipped, one bedroom cabins, a year round heated pool, lawns, trees, and landscaped grounds. We are situated 1/4 mile north of downtown Jackson on the quiet hillside, below the highway. Continental Breakfast is included in our beautiful fireplace lobby. We are constantly upgrading and pride ourselves in absolute cleanliness and a staff that really cares about your experience. Free Wi-Fi., AAA approved. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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