On the way to Yosemite after visiting Napa and decided we would stay the night here. Staff was great. Clean and comfortable. Breakfast was one of the better canned hotel breakfast we had on this trip.
GREAT customer service, Karon at the front desk is awesome. This motel and staff are very welcoming and inviting. Everyone was doing their job treated me like if I was the boss. Outstanding people who work behind the desk, They are always willing to give you a lot of information about the area. Which is great to know about all the things that I am not aware of in this area. I have stayed here before and I’m very proud to be back here again. Our room was clean, updated, and spacious. I loved having a small fridge and microwave, along with a pretty comfortable bed. Small fitness area, but, adequate and they have a good selection of breakfast items.
This hotel was perfect for purpose of our visit to Central Valley area of California. The breakfast was plentiful and good. The seating was clean and comfortable. Room was fine. Clean and kept up. The staff at front desk and dining were very kind and welcoming. We would stay here again.
Big room for 2 queens. Ok fitness center. They had laundry which we needed. Saw outdoor pool but didn’t get out there. Karon at front was very helpful. Haven’t eaten breakfast but all else was worth the stay
I didn't have high expections on Oakdale, a meaningless place to me. Only booked the hotel because it was available for a small number of IHG rewards points per night. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Modern stylish hotel, with large rooms and huge bathrooms, really huge. Hallways smelled fresh and new, carpets looked like they had just been replaced (which wasn't the case, they told me). Neat fitness room, use of laundry room was not very expensive. Ample parking. The rural area around the City of Oakdale turned out to be very attractive: rolling hills with just a few heads of cattle or horses grazing on them. Very scenic. The City calls itself, based on its history, Cowboy Capital of the World. Even better: you'll find the Cowboy Museum only three blocks from the hotel. From the internet, on my cell phone, I picked up an auto-tour provided by the Chamber of Commerce, extremely interesting. I'd suggest to spend at least half a day on this tour and bring a picknick or swimsuits. The ride leads along fishing spot, gold panning sites, canoe tracks, rapids and even a huge covered bridge, the longest that may be found west of the Mississippi. Also you'll visit the historic village of Knights Ferry and a cheese farm. On a second day, I went for a day trip to Yosemite Valley. The drive there is scenic, but takes more than two hours each way. Some negatives about the hotel. Firstly, there are no automatic doors at the entrance. City people like me are too lazy to open their own doors. Then, I really don't like it when I check in, "ID, Credit Card!" is being shouted at me. This would be perfectly normal in a low standard hotel like the one across the street, but in a Holiday Inn Express you prefer to be addressed in a polite tone of voice. (Or is this based on a theory: if the first impression is really bad, the rest can only get better?) The breakfast area also is a bit low on seating capacity. This can be simply addressed by taking the breakfast to your room, but not every guest may be that inventive or young enough to do so. The swimming pool is small, but deep enough, but there's no whirlpool. The seat in the bedroom was patched with faux leather pieces, only: it didn't look like that was done in a very 'symmetrical' way. I hope these issues can be addressed in the big renovation they are planning to do within two years. The rest of the room was in a spotless condition, with a flatscreen TV and at least a hundred digital channels. Lastly, I'd like to mention that the hotel has been built in a way that assures that rooms are shielded from the traffic noise from the highway (to Yosemite) in front. Very well designed!…