Large welcoming lobby where complimentary breakfast is served daily: cold cereals, bagels, muffins, pastries, fresh fruit, waffle makers, scrambled eggs and sausage. The place is clean, comfortable and quiet with spacious rooms. It seems well built. It was rare to hear the people above us or people in the hall.
Every room has a microwave and mini-fridge. Some rooms have safes. We had two styles of room: one had a floor-to-ceiling wall between the beds that extended about three feet. This was great because I could have my light on to read in bed without disturbing my kids in the other bed. Room decor is a bit dated, with an 80's rose-coloring going on, but not terrible. Flat screen TVs with lots of channels and all the HBO channels. Table and chair. I read a review about someone's jacuzzi tub not working, but both our rooms had standard tubs with shower.
There was a notable difference between pet rooms and non pet rooms:
The non-pet room we stayed in had 2 super comfy plush queen beds, fluffy duvets. Bath towels are nice and plush; hand towels and washcloths were thin--much lower quality. This room also had an armchair with ottoman.
The pet room was a severe downturn. One mattress was super firm and the other was a standard Serta--nothing like the mattresses in the non-pet room. No duvet either, blankets and bedspreads--one with a cigarette hole and a tear. Our room had no armchair, but they were happy to bring one in for us. Less plush room was fairly disappointing after our first room. Still a comfortable stay. Also, there were pee marks on rug (that still smelled) when we checked into the room.
Pool is on the small size, but clean. No hot tub. Nice fitness room on 2nd floor.
Most of the staff is fantastic. One had an attitude, but apparently it's known and they are handling it. Housekeeping staff is so thorough. A very different experience than the Heritage next door where things are on the grungy side everywhere.
We left the Heritage to stay here and it was like heaven to stay at this Howard Johnson compared to that place. I've seen both hotels listed as 2-star venues, but this one is infinitely better than the Heritage Inn. With two people or more, the hot breakfast alone makes up the small price difference.
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- Howard Johnson o`Cairns Hotel Rocklin
- Howard Johnson Rocklin
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