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“Should be leveled...” 1 of 5 stars
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Black Bart Inn & Motel
55 W. Saint Charles Street, San Andreas, CA 95349   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in San Andreas
Palo Alto, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Should be leveled...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Tried to stay there Christmas Eve and Christmas night (2 nights, paid) The whole bottom floor of the hotel had been flooded previously, so there was no chance of having any car side accessible rooms. Got in the room, it smelled and was about 40 degrees. Took an hour to get it warm enough to get out of your clothes to get into your jammies. Went to relatives house the next day for Christmas. Got back to the motel, in driving, freezing rain. Our electronic room key would NOT open our room. There was no one around to get help. The sign on the door said to call a special number, and there was no answer. Told us to go to some bar if we needed help, the entire town was dark as dirt. All my medications, clothes, computer, everything was locked in that room and I was not. Ended up going back to the relatives and sleeping on the sofa and floor until we could get an answer the next morning at the hotel. The man behind the desk was kind enough to say that he WOULD NOT CHARGE us for the previous night that we didn't stay.... Stay FAR FAR away.

There were piles of dead food, including corn chips behind the nightstand, and a slime in the bathtub.

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  • Stayed December 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

Old hotel, good enough for a night's sleep and shower.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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San Mateo, California
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43 hotel reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This ain't the Ritz but in fairness, the people are much nicer, the beds just as comfortable and the price way more reasonable. Certainly the "renovated" rooms are a little older now and a few tweaks need to be done, like caulking around the bathroom. But hey, the pool is always sparking and there is always a positive response to a question or complaint. For me, nothing is more important then c-l-e-a-n, and all other facets of a hotel/motel fall down the list from there. Black Bart is extremely convenient and just about the only game in town. They need to continue renovating and more business will come. We were up for the long holiday weekend and visited with many who now know about Black Bart. And there is a great little old western shopping street right behind the hotel. Cellphones do not work in this part of the world so make sure you've got landline numbers to your destination.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anaheim, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

Got a good nights sleep and an extra towel from the friendly staff. Quiet on the nights we stayed. Rooms on the pool side were remodeled and comfortable. Few TV channels but not an issue as we weren't in the room much.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

Istayed in the Motel with my Fiancee and we was very surprised how clean and nice the Rooms are.the outside from the Motel was also very clean.The Personal and the Owner are very nice People and i will tell all my friends what a nice Place this is now.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Highlands, CA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed one night at the Black Bart Inn so we could attend a concert in nearby Murphys. I was disappointed that the pool was closed as I intentionally got there early so I could get some pool time. When we got home from the outdoor concert we wanted to take showers before going to bed. We couldn't figure out how to turn the shower on. We are both intelligent people, but some rocket scientist designed that apparatus and even the next morning we couldn't make it work. A call to the office at 7:30 am went unanswered, so I ended up taking a bath (ugh!) and my boyfriend barely managed to kneel in the tub and bathe. My honey is 6'9" and the queen sized bed was a little awkward for him, but not too bad, and was clean and comfortable. The TV only had about 6 or 7 channels, and no cable TV at all. The Inn is very reasonably priced and if you are looking for no frills and a quiet location you may want to consider the Black Bart Inn, but ask how to operate the shower when you check in.

  • Liked — the price
  • Disliked — shower didn't work, pool was closed
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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santa clara, california
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30 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2008

I was stuck on how to rate this motel so suffice it to say, I'm stuck between an average (3) to an above average (4). I was concerned about this property after I had made a reservation and then found a forum note about it being a bad place to stay. I looked at the pictures on the website and opted to give it a chance anyway.

I chose one of the better rooms, a newly remodeled room. I was pleasantly surprised at the size and the furniture. It was a nice room for the price. The bathroom and vanity fixtures and tile were all nice, new and clean. The amenities were small but we just needed some place to sleep. It was quiet enough to do this but with the anticipated rain and/or snow, we turned on the heater which was a problem.

Here are the only two problems I found staying at this hotel:

1. The woman checking us into the hotel was having phone troubles because of the storm. She said the phone line was out and she couldn't run my credit card until Monday or Tuesday when she anticipated the lines being back up. The problem? She asked us if we could go to a nearby ATM and bring back cash. I said no, that we couldn't do that and that was when the remark about running the card at a later day came up. I didn't think that was appropriate.
2. The fan/heater in the newly remodeled room. This was a new fan/heater you could tell that by looking at it. The noise this machine made was incredibly loud. We had the heater on while we were out of the room so that it would be warm when we got back. It was incredibly hot by the time we got back and turned on the fan. It wasn't quick enough to be cool and we had to leave it on for awhile. It was quiet enough outside for a Saturday night around 11 pm but the fan was too loud. We had to turn it off and then turn it back on for air in the middle of the night. This was inconvenient.

If I had to stay here again, I probably would but only during a time that didn't require heat or cold or have a different room with a different fan/heater. I liked the room. It was large enough for us. The area was great. There was a bar close by and we stepped out for a beer and while it was all locals and felt out of place, we had a good time listening to bad karaoke, too loud music and people playing on pool tables. All in all, it wasn't too bad!!

  • Liked — Clean room, new bathroom tile and fixtures, large area to spread out
  • Disliked — The fan/heater in the room - loud, noisy and not very user friendly
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 55 W. Saint Charles Street, San Andreas, CA 95349
Location: United States > California > San Andreas
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in San Andreas

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