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“Mediocre Hotel with a Ritz Carlton Price”
Review of California Inn

California Inn
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California Inn
Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in Blythe
Reviewed January 21, 2013

First, one has to figure what their name really is. It is the "system" as a Clarion but the sign on the building says it is a Hampton Inn and it only responds to California Inn. Obviously they are going through some branding changes and all the various services haven't caught up yet. At the end of the day it will be a Clarion Inn.

It is an older property and has survived more than one facelift. The rooms are adequately sized but the baths are less than commodious. Breakfast was atrocious and wholly in adequate seating space. I had to stand up to eat mine along with three others. It is two story with no elevator and all rooms open to an outside corridor. At the end of the day, it is an $80 hotel room at a $130 price, including the AAA discount. It was a busy weekend in Blythe, though who knows why?

Not a place I pine to return to. Maybe it will be better after the new branding is completed. I rated in a two but perhaps should have a been a half star more generous and I would have been had the staff been helpful. For the most part they were MIA. When we finally did find someone to check us out, they were polite.

Room Tip: Try the Comfort Inn or the Best Western Sahara. If that fails, try the Best Western just across the...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We booked two rooms under "California Inn" and to our surprise we arrived at a Clarion Inn. We booked two ground floor king study rooms and one room was on the second floor. The hotel does not have an elevator. All rooms open to outside corridors/parking lot. The rooms were exceptionally clean. The mattresses and pillows were very comfortable. The lights were bright and enabled easy reading. The included breakfast was an expanded continental breakfast which is common at many better hotels. We only had two complaints: (1) the showerhead needed to be replaced as it couldn't be adjusted and didn't put out a consistent stream of water. (2) The air freshner used in the room had an awful perfumy scent. It took us a long time to air out the room. When will hotel learn not to spray artifical smelling scents in rooms? Many people are sensitve to strong scents,

Room Tip: Another thing to keep in mind is the hotel does not allow you to check in early, we sat in the lobby...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

2 1/2 stars more accurate but I'll be generous and give 3. Old place newly renovated/painted/etc. Quiet and convenient location. Liked micro and fridge. Didn't like black hair strands in sink upon arrival, rust around some bath fixtures and towel bar that wasn't screwed into wall and fell off along with first towel. Bed not great and sheets did not fit, bunched up during night. No elevator, must tote stuff up stairs to second floor. OK for a quick overnight.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

I am always cautious of the rooms because of so much watched and investigated on hotel. This one in particular needs to be cleaned alittle bit more, disinfected, softner on beds and sprayed or room deodorized due to "SMOKE~Smell " in our (Non Smoking Room) had to request to be moved. If they say Breakfast and dont' have "Waffle Mix" by all means send someone down to Vons!!! Hello? I will be visitng in a few weeks but have made reservations for the Comfort Suites. If I enjoy it there....definately making it my future stay...Thanks

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

It was just an overnight stay, but I would have been better off sleeping in the car. The floors were stained, the white bed spread was stained and the shower head was covered in mold. My group reserved 3 rooms, each had the same issues. We felt as if we needed to be debugged. I think Its obvious why Hampton pulled out. If your looking for a place in Blythe The Comfort Suites, looks very nice and clean...

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

This place is great. It's clean it's comfortable right by restruants and Starbucks. They also offer a continental breakfast as early as 4 o'clock for those early risers like myself.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Let me start by saying I wouldn't be opposed to staying here again...especially considering it is in Blythe...but some things were great, others okay, and others not so great.
Great: Had a King Study room. It was very nice and big. Had a nice sitting area with sofa, desk, nice bed, and fridge. Bathroom had high shower with nice water pressure.
Okay: Limited breakfast (waffles, toast, 1 type muffin, cereal, hard boiled eggs, sometimes yogurt, "hot" water for tea that was freezing)... but its free so can't expect much. Microwave in the room but very old and dial was broke. Nice furniture but lots of chips and breaks in it. Staff was friendly enough.
Not so good: When first came into room it was very dusty (I know it is Blythe so some is expected but it was all over meaning none of the furniture is wiped down), 2 dead bugs on desk, couple live small bugs on roof, & long hairs all over bathroom. Second night pulled back made-up bed and a spider ran across the sheets.
Overall could have been bit cleaner but still nice enough.

Room Tip: Could hear word for word conversations of every single person who walked by the room...so if not lea...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about California Inn

Address: 900 W Hobsonway, Blythe, CA 92225-1418 (Formerly Hampton Inn)
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Blythe
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in Blythe
Number of rooms: 59
Also Known As:
California Hotel Blythe
Hampton Inn Blythe
Blythe Hampton Inn

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