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“A solid hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Trailside Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Alturas
Seattle
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A solid hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2011

Clean, nice sized room, friendly staff. Ok, it was just the desk person but he was very helpful in suggesting a local restaurant. Free breakfast is what's expected these days - waffle maker, fresh fruit, etc. For the price a fine place to stay while passing through north eastern California.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Redding, CA
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44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

We were pleased with the cleanliness and good upkeep of this motel. We've stayed there several times and have always been happy with it. Small breakfast room, but plenty of food. Waffles, roll, muffins, etc., yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cereal. Paid $79 plus tax for non smoking room, 2 double beds. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Joshua Tree
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105 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2010

OK, the Trailside Inn isn't fancy, but it is clean, comfortable, and has a good, professional staff that are helpful. We arrived fairly late after wandering all over the area throughout the day's travels, and the hotel was quiet and the room was spacious and clean.
The breakfast is nothing to write home about, but typical of those provided by most hotels of this caliber.
The Modoc National Wildlife Preserve is close by, and was one of the highlights of our trip. If you love driving and walking through a preserve with almost nobody else visiting it (we saw one couple during our two hour visit), then head there early in the morning.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Napa, California
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232 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2010

This was my first trip to Alturas for business. This hotel was about on par with other Best Westerns I have stayed at around the country in small towns. There's absolutely nothing to get excited about if you're accustomed to staying in Fairfield Inns or Courtyards...this is a step down for sure.
With that said, the room was clean (smelled strongly of clorox!) and the beds were always made (the maid must have been in the military...you could bounce a coin off that thing every day!).
While the mattress seemed pretty decent, the rest of the hotel is quite dated (70s-ish) complete with popcorn ceilings.
The complementary breakfast was okay. Store-bought danishes. I will give them credit for having hard boiled eggs and a waffle maker that wasn't too bad.
When I have to return to Alturas, I might try another hotel just to see what's available. But nothing else looks any better than this one either.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank LQGuy
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Oregon
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2010

After reading reviews I was worried. What a pleasant suprise. Clean, friendly, quiet and best of all right down town so I could walk to everything.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank chucka949
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San Francisco
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2008

There isn't a lot of choices in Alturas but the Best Western was clean, had good wireless internet in the rooms and the staff was friendly. The breakfast was simple but worked. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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tripfan2885
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2007

This is your run of the mill motel in a small town. Not many choices here in Alturas, CA. The receptionist was friendly. The parking lot and town as a whole is very quiet. The room, upstairs, was clean and has very nice carpet. The bathroom, toilet and tub/shower, was a bit cramped and the fan was very loud. Overall size of the living space was ample. Continental breakfast was very basic with nothing more than orange juice, milk, cereal, English Muffins, and packages sticky
buns. I would definitely stay here again if ever in this remote part of the country.

  • Liked — Easy access on the highway. Quiet town.
  • Disliked — Price is a bit high for a small town motel such as this.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: BEST WESTERN Trailside Inn
Address: 343 North Main Street, Alturas, CA 96101
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Location: United States > California > Alturas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Alturas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Trailside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover this great Alutras hotel- 100% non-smoking near the beautiful Warner Mountain Range. The Best Western Trailside Inn is a clean, quality hotel located in Alturas, California. This hotel is close to many outdoor activities including hunting, hiking, golf, fishing and bird watching. Guests will also find convenient access to key area attractions and restaurants. The hotel is in close proximity to local events such as Fandango Days, the Modoc District Fair, the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the Migratory Bird Festival. A seasonal outdoor heated pool is on the property, business center and continental breakfast. Dogs are welcome to the hotel for a small fee. For superior customer service make a reservation at the Best Western Trailside Inn. ... more   less 
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