This place won't be for everyone, but I loved it. If you need elegance and lots of creature comforts, you will want to look elsewhere. But as a basic, but clean and good value stay, this place certainly fit the bill. I liked the sound of the place from other reviews - nostalgic and retro - and the prices were unbeatable. But I actually ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would. It reminded me so strongly of my grandparents - who, even when I knew them in the '80s - still had a bit of the '50s about them, and also reminded me of many motel stays from my childhood. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms are enormous and spotless. Between the airy spaceyness of the rooms, the '50s style furniture and lamps, and the curly redwood panelling, I felt this was actually quite an elegant motel in a kind of minimal way. I missed not being able to make coffee first thing in the morning, but they do have coffee in the lobby and you can always - as we did - go to Dennys or someplace for breakfast nearby. Crescent City in general, and this place in particular, feel like a time warp back to the '50s. If you can't get into that nostalgic vibe, you may not find this place as remarkable as I did. But I loved it. One thing of note though: we had some trouble finding it! Our GPS kept navigating us to the Penny Saver Inn instead, and when we finally stopped and asked the Penny Saver people for directions, they lamented that EVERYONE ends up asking them where the Curly Redwood is, because apparently lots of maps and GPS satnavs have it listed incorrectly. It is pretty much the last hotel on 101 as you head S out of town, on your left, across from the harbor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built from one curly redwood tree that produced 57,000 board feet of lumber! The clean, comfortable lodge is Northern California's most unique redwood lodge on America's Wild Rivers Coast ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Curly Redwood Hotel Crescent City
- Curly Redwood Crescent City