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“Terrible --- do not believe the excellent ratings” 1 of 5 stars
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Childs Meadow Resort
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41500 Highway 36 East, Mill Creek, CA 96061   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Mill Creek
Cupertino, CA
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Terrible --- do not believe the excellent ratings”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I have lived all around the world - third world to first world. This resort is dumps! Anyone who says they enjoyed living here has terrible standards. The hotel owners are also rude and not helpful. Couple of detailed points:

- The chateau's stink. The carpets are old and in bad shape. I am sure most of the draperies, comforters etc are discards from thrift stores.
- The kitchenette did not work. When we asked called the front desk, they gave us detailed directions on how to fix it ourself. It took us 3 calls to have someone come down and help.
- They expect us to clean, mop and scrub the floors and bathrooms before we leave - else a large deposit is withheld.

Stay somewhere else....

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mckinleyville
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I stay at Best Westerns when they're available, but I enjoyed my evening in the room at Childs Meadow, it was different from all that, yet it was clean and the utensils and other items provided in the kitchenette indicated a caring attitude on the owners' part. I didn't shower, so can't address that, but the bathroom was extra clean and towels were in plentiful supply. I had cellular coverage and had brought my own DVD, so I was kept occupied during the evening. The wall heater kept the room very warm during the 30 deg evening. Quiet. Highway runs out front, but there's very little traffic and the room is set far enough back, you have to strain to hear cars.
The cafe breakfast is hearty and lasted me all day till I got home in the evening. I'm looking forward to my next stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis
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9 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

WHAT A DUMP! Stayed in the motel for 2 long nights. We couldn't sleep the 1st night as our sinuses were too irritated from the mildew & musty smell with no air circulating, as no air conditioning or fan. We thought about forfeiting the money & going somewhere else but was already dark so decided to stick it out. Fortunately the quite used rodent trap under the bed was empty when we noticed it the next morning! The sparse furniture was old & broken down, the door lock was partially broken & the door chain was hanging by 1 loose screw (the room next door didn't even have a chain). The kitchenette that you pay $10 extra for is an area with a board over a small fridge (that was quite loud when cycling on) with a small microwave (that took over 2 min. to partially heat up some pizza) & a small coffee maker with 2 cups & a partial roll of paper towel. The sound from adjacent rooms comes through loud & clear so we really didn't appreciate hearing the lovemaking of the 2 men in the next room! Cars are parked close to the doors, so with the windows open to get some air, there was a lot of noise from cars, the road (which is close by) & people early in the morning. My wife thought it sounded like a rooming house! We were bothered by the wasps when we sat outside of our room. It's called a resort but there is only a horseshoe pit & a pin-pong table. There are some broken down cabins behind the motel that they call "chalets" that they rent out & an area for RVs & tents in the back (with no apparent outhouse for campers). There is a restaurant (where you get ice for the room from the beverage dispenser). On the upside, the people working there were nice (but why not?...they got our money) & it's close to Lassen. My wife, who is a public health dept. director, reported this place to the Tehema County Health Dept. for multiple code violations. Unfortunately they said that they only regulate restaurants with no regulation or inspections of lodging they so could only tell the owner about her anonymous complaints. The best bet for this place is for the forest fire close by to burn it down!

Room Tip: There appear to be a few nice resorts, bed & breakfasts, etc in the surrounding area. Drakesbad...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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bton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The motel room furnishings are spare but all the essentials are there, it's clean, and the price is very right, particularly in the region. The restaurant food is simple, good, and plentiful. The scenery is lovely, comes with wildlife and you can see the Milky Way at night. Ignore the instructions from Lassen - it's a 'nother mile or two more than listed. Just keep staying left at major intersections and you'll get there - the signs, when you get there, are big and obvious. Enjoy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The close location to the S.E. entrance to Lassen National Park was very nice They do take dogs at $10 a dog even for my 6 lb dogs. Felt was a bit expensive for what was provided. $180 for us and the dogs for 2 nights. NO T.V. Internet, telephone, only 2 electric outlets with none in the bathroom. Room was clean and bed comfortable. There is a cafe that offers breakfast and lunch dinner only on Friday and Sat. night. So had to drive about 20 miles RT for dinner. Staff was friendly. Overall "Resort" is a bit of a strech as there is not a swimming pool, spa, tennis etc. If we wanted a friidge, microwave and coffee maker it would be another $10.00 The meadows , and surrounding forest was very lovely. Highway noise loud at times with lots of trucks. We stayed in the Motel

Room Tip: Housekeeping Cabins in the back would be nice for big family groups.
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Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Grass Valley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Nice accomodations for a great price. Older but clean rooms, helpful staff, and nice views of the surrounding meadows. Moments away from Lassen Nat'l Park and Lake Almanor. Would recommend to friends and will plan on staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

This should be taken as it is- an old style resort of motel, cabins and a quaint restaurant.The verandahs of the cabins overlook the surrounding meadows and peaks of nearby Lassan National Park. The owners are helpful and friendly and the rooms were clean- but it is not a new place, but well enough renovated and very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Childs Meadow Resort

Address: 41500 Highway 36 East, Mill Creek, CA 96061
Location: United States > California > Mill Creek
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Mill Creek
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Childs Meadow Hotel Mill Creek

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