Based on the reviews we decided to check this place. Could a motel charging $62 (tax included) be as good as others were saying?
We had no reservation as I wanted to be sure we would be staying. The desk keeper showed me the room, a refurbished end unit on the second floor. It was a nice room (but certainly not in the deluxe category) with a table and two chairs, flat screen TV, king bed, microwave and refrigerator. The bathroom had a single sink and a fairly new shower stall. Strangely, a coffee make was positioned on the lavatory. Even stranger, the handles on the faucet had no defined stop position. One had to find the neutral position to stop the water flow.
Breakfast, served from seven to nine, consisted of two sugary cereals, bread, juice, tea and coffee. Fruit was either apples or bananas. Small Danish pastry type rolls were available. They were fresh and good.
Restaurants with walking distance include Mexican, Japanese, and several others.
Train noise could be a problem, but with the A/C or fan it was never a bother. Our unit was also away from street noise.
The only problem we experienced was the cable connection to the TV. Fortunately, I was easily able to position the cable so as to provide adequate reception. Next morning I informed management of the problem. I’m sure the connector needed only to be reattached to the cable.
Wi-fi reception was excellent.
We could spend much more for a room, but with deals like this, what’s the point? We had everything we needed, and I expect we’ll be making return visits.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in downtown Redding, with easy access to major freeways, shopping malls, recreational areas and major businesses. Thunderbird Lodge provides you with comfortable living. The tasteful decor of each room is carefully planned for your enjoyment. Your room is ideal for a business session, entertaining or plain relaxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thunderbird Hotel Redding