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Hotels south of Shaw

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Hotels south of Shaw

I am trying to book a hotel for a high school band trip in November. I have seen several comments about hotels south of Shaw not being so good. Since I have limited choices of hotels (need over 40 rooms booked) I am looking at some that are on Ashlan (Quality Inn). Most of the hotels in the nicer area seem to be full or not have enough rooms. Is Ashlan area not safe or run down? Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Hotels south of Shaw

Find another hotel, or split up. The area is not great. It wouldn't be my first choice to house school age kids. The largest hotel is the Radisson in Downtown. While north fresno is probably the best, the Radisson has 321 rooms and I would stay there! Another option that I would investigate is the Piccadilly Inns. (www.piccadillyinn.com) They are local and any of the locations are fine. They seem to have about 190 rooms at each location.


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Although some people have characterized south of Shaw as a bad area it really isn't that simple. There are nice areas south of Shaw and bad areas north of Shaw. Fresno/Clovis is turning into a big city and you have to look at things on a wider basis.

It would help to know what you need to be around. Are you coming for the Fresno State competition? Need to be just at the campus or anywhere else in the area also?

The Quality Inn is on the west side of 99 at Ashlan. Probably an OK area, Central Unified High is about a mile away and there has been quite a bit of new housing built in that area in the last 10 years. But it would probably take you a 30 minute drive to Fresno State.

The airport area is south of Shaw but has a number of good hotels (Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Picadilly, Chateau Inn). It would also be an easy drive up Freeway 168 where there is an exit next to the campus.

Some people also forget the Old Town Clovis area. About 3 or 4 miles from the campus, there are a couple of good hotels there (Best Western, Comfort Suites).

Let us know what you have already checked into and we might be able to give more ideas.

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3. Re: Hotels south of Shaw

I just took a look at some comments about the Quality Inn since I have not been in that hotel. Looks like some guests have not been happy with the condition of that property in the last year. Something to consider.

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psychoteacher, here is a new one that I bet few of the bands have tried because it hasn't opened. It is located in the River Park area.

There is a new Holiday Inn Express opening in that area. Supposedly they are finishing construction and now taking reservations for stays after Sept 30.

Do a search for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fresno-River Park and you should be able to get more info.

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5. Re: Hotels south of Shaw

If you stay in Old Town, there are several nice places to eat there within walking distance from the Clovis Cole (BW). La Posada for Mexican food, Trelio (I have a recent review here) and Corner Cafe for a casual lunch.

RiverPark is a nice suggestion also. Lots of great shopping and many nice places to eat: Fuzio's, Yoshino's, Dai Bai Dang, PF Chang's and even an In n Out for a great burger and fries.

Have a nice time with the kids! :)

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psychoteacher..........do NOT stay at the Quality Inn, Ashlan Ave., Fresno. Owner is negligent and uncooperative. Rooms are old and minimally maintained. Ours had one electical outlet that was dangling by its wires. They fixed it before the Fresno Fire Dept. went to inspect it. There was NO INTERNET SERVICE (as advertised) for the first 5 miserable days we stayed there. Currently doing battle with the non-responsive owner to adjust our room rate fairly. Korean owners are totally non-communicative even though their wall plaque proudly displays their guarantee to make every guest completely satisfied. That is NOT what they do, in reality. See attached:

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Business Name: Quality Inn

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4278 W. Ashlan Ave

Fresno, CA 93722-6331

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