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“Cute, clean, quaint...but in Klamath” 4 of 5 stars
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151 Klamath Boulevard, P.O. Box 1004, Klamath, CA 95548-1004   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Klamath
Pasadena, California
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“Cute, clean, quaint...but in Klamath”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

If you can't (or don't want to) stay at the Requa Inn, this is a great alternative. The manager, Perry, has done a great job remodeling a retro motel into a place that is homey and clean as a whistle. Not a lot of amenities, nor is there much around the immediate area...just gorgeous scenery with trees tall and proud. Many sightings of Bigfoot supposedly in the area but Perry says that it's all bunk (darn!). The two rooms we had were small but lovingly detailed and curiously quaint. My kids were freaked out by the retrocity (new word) at first, since we usually stay in the cookie-cutter hotels. But, for my wife and I, it was a return to solid standards of cleanliness and hospitality. Great little breakfast room with local baked goods and a piano!! Also, had a great dinner at the Steelhead Lodge, a local fishing bar and restaurant suggested by Perry. If you're road-tripping up the 101 and Pacific Coast Highway, this is the place to stay. One extra to mention: a small lighthouse to lead you into the property. Nice!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Enterprise, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Based on the reviews on TripAdvisor, we reserved a room during our visit to the Redwood National Park. However, we never actually stayed here, we were turned away.

We arrived after midnight, rang the intercom, and waited. When the manager finally answered the intercom, we explained that we had a reservation for the night. His answer was: "well what do you want me to do about it?" and he hung up. We were puzzled and rang again. He retorted that "check-in was from 3PM to 11PM and that there are several hotels 20 miles north in Crescent City, go find yourself something there".

We were driving across the state and intended on an earlier arrival but miscalculated the driving time. However, this management would not care if a family that had car trouble or had gotten lost enroute. We luckily were able to find a reasonable hotel that night.

We've never experienced this type of treatment or behavior towards a paying customer before. We cannot recommend any establishment that treats people in this manner.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Ravenwood met our expectations. It didn't exceed them, or fall short of them, it simply met them exactly. Which is not a bad thing at all.

This is an older motel, in which some money has been invested. No refrigerator or wave in the room, but there is a wave in the lobby which you can use (and a fridge in which can store items, at your own risk). Walls a bit thin, we could hear a neighbor hacking in the middle of the night.

The bed was really great, and the room tastefully painted and decorated. The pictures on the hotel website were accurate. Quality soaps and towels were provided.

Ravenwood is popular with fishermen - the type of fishermen who are older, and have enough money to drive newish SUVs, and hire boats and guides. A negative of this is that they are up at 5am departing for the water, and even though they sort of try to be quiet, they are not silent.

The provided breakfast included hard-boiled eggs, coffee/tea, great bagels, milk, pastries, and a couple other items I can't recall. In summary, Ravenwood provides a meal which is a nice solid start to the day.

The bar directly across the street has surprisingly good diner-type food, which you can take out. And if you like hole in the wall places, stay for a drink or three. The men's room was rather disgusting, but the place was fun in a time warp kind of way.

We got what we paid for at Ravenwood. It was a good place to spend a night on our road trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Los Angeles, California
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I was a little concerned about the low price and being on an Indian reservation but a gem.
Owners keep with loving care. Although just off the main highway very quiet. We were traveling with tweens so got the 2 dble beds , 2 twin room with 2 vanities, 2 bathrooms and divided by a wall large enought to put an armoire on both sides. NIce breakfast and internet worked. Nice gardens with gazebo.
Lots of bicycle riders doing the coast route seem to stay there.
Food about 3 mi toward Crescent city in a general store. Good Pizza and burgers! So eat in Crescent city if coming form the north if want something else.
I would stay there again!

Room Tip: I would get a room not backing up to the hwy. Motel is L shaped with one arm next to the hwy and the...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Carrollton, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My family stayed here on our recent trip to the Redwoods and were very pleased. There are not a lot of lodging choices in the area.It is a Motel type environment but many of the rooms have been made into suites and the property is very well cared for. Excellent location to explore the northern Redwoods area (it is about 2 for drive down to the Avenue of the Giants -- we drove down there, but would have had a nice trip even if we had not). When we arrived, I realized I had actually stayed at this property in 1992 years before the current owner took it over and it was a dump at that time (it was called Jacks Motel). Our on this trip room was very clean and included a kitchen area, living area, dining table and separate bedroom. The staff (owner and maid) were very pleasant. What else can you ask for at this type of establishment? As others have written, the WiFi is poor, but you can check your email from the room or breakfast area near the lobby. ATT Cell service is also bad, although I was told Verizon is good. Others have said the beds are hard, but I thought they were OK...keep in mind this is not a Hyatt or Hilton so you are not gonna get a pillow-top queen. It is located right off 101, so there can be some road noise if you open the windows. There is no AC, but you don't need it. Our room had heater and a faux fireplace. Good choices for the continental breakfast at the motel. Others have written about lack of restaurants in the area... True there is little in the fine dining category, but you can eat at the Forest Cafe across from Trees of Mystery tourist attraction, Woodland Market down the road on 101 has good meals in their restaurant area, Steelhead lodge is about 5 miles away...... You can also get Chesters Chicken and some sandwiches at the Gas Station/ C-store that is next to the Ravenwood and Burgers to go or eat-in at the Bar across the Street. We tried most of these and did not go hungry. If you want to stay relatively close to this area I would recommend the Ravenwood. If I return I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The room had an overpowering cleaning smell. It took quite a while to get the odor out and for our eyes to stop watering. Needless to say, it was spotless. On the plus side, the room was beautifully decorated and the bed was very comfortable. Not many places to eat in town, but the Forest Cafe was right up the road about 5 miles and it was good. The place to eat across the street was a bar and full of cigarette smoke. The "free internet" did not work well at all. There were all kinds of warnings about not loading large files or streaming video. . . none of which was done, but we could not even check our basic email. We gave up after multiple attempts and waiting for a very long time. Also, NBC was not available at all, so we could not watch the Olympics.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Delray Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Cant beat the location and price if you have been traveling the coast. Nothing special about the hotel or rooms. Basic but clean thank goodness. Owners are two gentlemen and it is hit or miss if they are in a pleasant mood to be helpful. The locals said they took over the place and made it a profitable hotel. Bring your own food if possible. No good places nearby and the one recommended by the owners about 8-12 miles away was a bar type place and we saw less then clean practices-stay away. If you need a clean place to crash this is ok-hopefully it wont be a room they doused in Lysol. I wished we would have stayed at the Requa Inn. Dont miss the Klamath overlook-beautiful!!! They hotel can tell you the road there. Easy to get to. It passes the Requa Inn, is so beautiful and you can see the water and seal lions-just a short trip-dont miss it. Very close to Redwoods-you can travel back and forth or use this place as a stop, however, good food will be a problem if you do not bring your own. Stay away from sleeping in Cresent City-over priced but they do have more choices for dining.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 151 Klamath Boulevard, P.O. Box 1004, Klamath, CA 95548-1004
Location: United States > California > Klamath
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Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Klamath
Number of rooms: 7
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