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Fern River Resort Motel

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this hotel. It was like a little apartment we had everything we needed. Beautiful views of the redwood trees all around us. The room was very clean and kept up. Friendly staff. Restaurants and shops were not that far away.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My husband and I had booked a cabin for a couple of days in June. We sent our $200 deposit in January. Paid in full. 2 weeks before we were due to arrive, I ended up in the emergency room with blood pressure issues and was told not to travel. I had to do a follow-up with my regular physician... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We booked this place because it was a great deal compared to motels in Santa Cruz. The property was beautiful and well cared for. Cabin 12 was clean, comfortable, and quaint. (Though the water heater was so loud after a shower we thought there was a laundry dryer on the other side of the wall.) Here are some things you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Fern River Resort is a pleasant collection of cabins just off Highway 9 and alongside the river. I had a cozy cabin with a large deck facing the San Lorenzo river with the Henry Cowell Redwoods state park on the other side, so quite a pleasant setting. Inside, the cabins are a bit dated, but clean and comfortable, with... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It was 1st off interesting how we found this lovely place. We normally have at least one camping trip at Big Basin yearly and somehow we never really saw this place but have seen the one down a couple miles beyond as you drive towards Santa Cruz. Both have cabins and I think which one you choose depends on your... More 

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Our stay at the Fern River Resort lasted six days. It's already an adventure to get to Felton because of the curvy roads through the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains and its forests. But the resort is easy to find. The grounds of the actual resort were well kept and very clean in a nice surrounding. The young lady at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The location and atmosphere around the grounds are beautiful and serene. A really nice setting for a peaceful get away. The bathroom was a little on the poor side, leaky, very small shower and worn out towels. This isn't a hotel, more like a cabin, so you need to bring your own coffee, shampoo, blow dryer, etc... They do not... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We wanted a location near Big Basin Redwoods state park, and so we picked Fern River resort. What I liked best was the location, in a canyon with lots of trees and redwoods, shady and lovely. The cabin we had was fine for the three nights. It was fairly large with a queen sized bed, coffee maker, microwave, refrig. Everything... More 

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Clovis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The overall atmosphere was quaint and appealing. The cleanliness was overall acceptable which is my number one priority, however the bathroom has obviously had water damage and smelled pretty bad. The shower head is only about five feet tall and the actual shower is very small. There was a nail or tack sticking up on the floor right in front... More 

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2 Thank Darcy M
Nicole M, Manager at Fern River Resort Motel, responded to this review

Darcy, I apologize for the tip of a nail on the bathroom floor. Speaking with staff and the owner it was never mentioned to any of my staff. That cabin was built in the 1800's and our property has flooded several times since. Because of various legislation it is very difficult to update historical property. Recently that cabin had its... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Our stay was for one night and we had a nice time for the one night until the next day when we had to check out and deal with management. She was SO rude and tried to overcharge us for having our family that lives locally over for lunch. If you're okay with get chewed out by a rude woman... More 

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Nicole M, Manager at Fern River Resort Motel, responded to this review

I apologize you felt our office staff was rude. We do have a employee that has a cognitive disorder employed with us and she is fastidious about our rules. It does clearly state in the cabins that extra guests require office personal being informed and if hey are onsite more than 3 hours a resort fee is accessed. We have... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Midst the Majestic Forest - A rare & precious garden, nestled on the river and in the towering redwood trees. Individual & duplex cottages, many with kitchens, BBQ's, picnic areas & gas fireplaces. Private access adult Jacuzzi. River swimming for the kids. Ping Pong, tetherball, basketball & a community campfire ring. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fern River Resort Motel

Address: 5250 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018-9548
Location: United States > California > Felton
Price Range: $106 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fern River Resort Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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