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“Great value (if you're a roach)” 1 of 5 stars
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American Inn Express
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   250 South Main Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080 (Formerly Villager Lodge)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 16 Hotels in Red Bluff
seattle
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great value (if you're a roach)”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

If there is no other place in town with a room available (it was for us), find another town. Traveling for business, everything else booked, colleague found a roach, we left town, this place wouldn't refund our money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Tacoma, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My disabled wife, her disabled father and our 7 year old little girl stopped here to get a room on the way to see family.
After paying a high price of $75 bucks for a room, they got to the room to find a very dirty room filled with dead and alive roaches. there was dead ones in the toilet and ones climbing the walls and ceiling.
After getting my 7 year old calmed down and got her to stop crying, They went to the office and asked for a refund.
The person on duty said "NO" and "you have to come back in 5 mins or else no refund, sign posted in room"
When my wife said something about all the roaches, He yelled back about "They no hurt you"
While they argued with him about a refund, a couple came in to rent a room and my wife told them not to being the place was filled with bugs and dirty.
So then the manager on duty started yelling louder and told them to leave.
After they left a truck drove up along side of them and some men started yelling things at them and harassing them.
Like others have stated it's Dirty,full of crime and has a very rude manager.

Room Tip: Drive a few miles more and get a real motel.
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  • Stayed July 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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West Linn, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We have stayef at a lot of buget hotels and this is the worst we have ever stayed at We stayed here on a long road trip for 5 hours . We were tired and forgot to ask to see the room first The place was dingy. There were stains in the shower and carpet. The carpet had not been vacuumed under the table. The person behind the desk was not polite. I would avoid staying here, there are better options in Red Bluff.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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eugene or
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Our room was recently remodeled - clean, no complaints. The manager was very nice and helpful. His family had bought this place recently and is beginning to remodel. This is a typical older property with a quaint feeling of family vacations from the past. Our room had two doors - one led out to the common area, a nice place for a picnic and easy access to the pool. It is a budget motel and older, but worth the money. We used a travel coupon book and the price was excellent. We stayed here before Christmas and will stay there again. I recommend ignoring the bad reviews - ask for a remodeled room and give new management a chance.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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racine, wi
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

an older motel, but clean. owners are friendly, king size bed is comfy and most reasonable rate in town. we'd stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

This place was awful, I think it is rented by the hour. Peptobismal pink walls, smelt of mold. Mould in bathroom, dirty towels. Car got keyed with big scrathes, DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!. Manager/owner refused to refund our money. Night in the slammer would have been better>

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
248 hotel reviews
Reviews in 182 cities Reviews in 182 cities
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

i selected this motel based on price but later found out that i could have received an even better discount if i had used a coupon from roomsaver magazine. the websites describing this motel and the pictures used are all very deceiving. the room i was in was extremely decrepit; it was very dirty, desperately needed to be painted and repaired. there was spackle smeared on the walls with no attempt to paint over it. the furniture was also dirty and decrepit and the room lighting was poor. the room did have a fridge and microwave. the night i stayed there, there was only one other occupied room and i can see why. the owner appeared to be indifferent. this place is in serious need of a cleaning.

  • Liked — fridge and microwave in room
  • Disliked — extremely dirty, depressing room
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about American Inn Express

Address: 250 South Main Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080 (Formerly Villager Lodge)
Location: United States > California > Red Bluff
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 16 Hotels in Red Bluff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — American Inn Express 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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