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Rodeway Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1001 Motel Drive, Merced, CA 95340 (Formerly Sandpiper Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Merced
Atwater, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great price for excellent room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

i had a messy situation and the front desk manny was great. handled my messy situation unbeliably good. my bed was so comfy and soft. they accept pets which was nice. its part of choice privilages membership. i had my 3 yr old son also and they get "Sprout" which was wonderful. i stayed 5 days and have no complaints. i will stay again.
thank you guts so much

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. Thank you for sharing that our staff member was very helpful to you by handling your reservation very well. We do have large selection of TV channels so we are glad to hear that your son was happy about it. We appreciate your business. We hope you were able to earn some Choice Privileges Points during your stay and took benefit of promotion. We hope to see you soon in near future. Thank You !
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reedley
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This hotel was older but was in a great location. The young man at the front desk was really great. He was friendly and helpful. The room was older, but was clean. The continental breakfast was very sparse.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. Thank you for sharing that our staff was very helpful to you by providing great customer service and room was clean. We are working towards to improve our breakfast selection. We appreciate your business. We hope to see you soon in near future if you are in Merced. Thank You !
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Paramount, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Rodeway is very clean and you get what you need for a good nights sleep. The location isn't the best but you forget that with its great customer service. All in all it was a great stay for a great price!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. Thank you for sharing that our staff was very helpful to you by providing great customer service and room was clean. Thank you for sharing your opinion with us and we appreciate your business. We hope to see you soon in near future if you are in Merced. Thank You !
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Stayed there on my way to Yosemite National Park, booked directly at reception with good value. The rooms were decent size, clean and hotel staffs were very friendly and helpful. Their manager has given and guided for all the necessary information. breakfast was ok, need to have more selection. I must stay in budget price we have excellent value for our stay with excellent service and friendly staffs. will surely stay here again on our next visit to Yosemite National park.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. Thank You for mentioning that your room was clean and staff were helpful to you by providing your need and information. We are trying to expend our breakfast; however, we are not sure when. Once again, thank you for opinion and we will see you soon in near future when you are in Merced or visiting Yosemite National Park. We appreciate your time and business. Thank You !
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Modesto, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Great customer service, accomodating, clean, parking was easy..we had a smooth weekend stay for work last month and the previous one. Reservation was easy to make and they had quick service at front desk. It was not noisy at all but you can hear the train but thats any hotel on motel drive.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience at Rodeway Inn - Merced. We appreciate that you found front desk accomodating and helpful for making a reservation for your stay. We appreciate your time and business. We hope to see you soon in near future at Rodeway Inn - Merced if you are in Merced. Thank You !
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Whitwick, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed here for two nights as a base for a winter daytrip to the Yosemite Valley. The room was well equipped and very clean, BUT, what the brochures don't tell you is how close to the freeway and railway line you are! All that separates the motel from the main 6-lane Sacramento to LA freeway is a wire fence, and on the other side of the freeway is a busy railway line! We could hear the loud noise of traffic all day and night and trains regularly blew their horns. UNLESS YOU ARE A VERY HEAVY SLEEPER LOOK ELSEWHERE! We also found that the motel provided the worst breakfast choice in our entire two week tour of CA (and we stayed in lots of similar motels, Super 8s, etc.), and the lady receptionist was totally indifferent every time we had reason to speak to her. There must be lots of much better motels in Merced...

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we are glad to hear that room was well equipped for you. However, we are located near highway 99 on motel drive. Matter of fact, most of the hotels are on the same strip located next to highway as you seen that is why we have double glass window to reduce little bit noise from outside. We appreciate your business and please give us a one more chance in future. Once again, thank you for staying with us and completing online survey. Thank You !
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Prague, Czech Republic
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I would say, that you are getting good service for dollar spent.

We stayed there for one night on my trip to Yosemite and we did not regret. For 50 USD you are getting nice clean room, good selection of TV channels and bed to sleep at.

It is little bit bussy road just by side of the motel, but I did not mind.

Quality of matresses is poor.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manny S, General Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your business and look forward of seeing you again if you are visiting Yosemite National park in near future. Once again, thank you for staying with us and completting online survey. Thank You !
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Address: 1001 Motel Drive, Merced, CA 95340 (Formerly Sandpiper Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Merced
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Merced
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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Located near Highway 99, this hotel is just 3 miles from Merced County Fairgrounds. ... more   less 
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