After seeing the retro signs for the Foothills Motel along Hwy. 80 we decided to give it a try and are glad we did. From the friendly front desk clerk who looked forward to the latest installment of "Bring It On" later that night to the chenille bedspread and the wacky Southwest style pictures hanging on the walls, the place was a hoot. It also was a good value, clean, and charming. We stayed in a non-smoking room near the jacuzzi with a private patio which overlooked a lovely lawn. We really like the layout of the motel - a series of one story buildings with tons of parking and ivy covered walls. There is also a microwave and mini-fridge in each room and free wi-fi. We didn't bring our dogs up this trip, but were glad to learn that the Foothills is pet friendly and allows up to two dogs per room. For travelers wanting a modern and generic hotel, this may not be the place for you. But, for those who appreciate a little retro-Americana for a very reasonable price, this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the 1950's, this beautifully landscaped, retro motel will take you back in time, yet provide you with today's modern comforts. Continental breakfast, wireless internet (in select rooms), spa, outdoor pool, on-site bowling center, cable w/HBO, complimentary newspaper, pet friendly (in select rooms), close to shops, restaurants & freeway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Foothills Motel Auburn
- Foothills Hotel Auburn