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“Just say "NO"” 1 of 5 stars
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Colony Inn
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Buena Park
Palmdale, California
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116 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Just say "NO"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Wow. I'm not usually at a loss for words. But I am with this hotel. It's now known as the Colony Inn of Buena Park, not the Super 8. As another reviewer mentioned, yes, this hotel has long term guests and it created the feeling of staying in a run-down apartment complex.

The room was clean enough, and although it was non-smoking, you could tell that it used to be a smoking room. The smell is just baked into the walls and bedding. It was an odd odor--old and musty. I refused to walk barefoot on the carpet and wouldn't let my son sit on the floor.

The TV remote didn't work. The AC unit sucked. While the area for the bathroom was large, it hadn't been thoroughly cleaned in a really long time. There were dirt smudges all along the bathroom door.

The lights are on a sensor and for some reason, the light in the bathroom kept coming on in the middle of the night. Then, at midnight, the smoke detector started beeping. You know, that chirping it makes when it needs the battery changed. On top of that, the alarm of the car parked in front of our door went off for 30 minutes. My husband reached for the phone to call the front desk, and the buttons were missing from the phone. We just looked at each other and said, "I want to go home."

As we checked out, the front desk clerk asked me how everything was. I paused, and said, "Fine." He smiled. They are very aware of the state of that hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
4 Thank hek1122
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English first
Calabasas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

not pet friendly, even thou it claims they are!! noisy, no where to park, and the customer service is horrible, cannot believe the attitude of the hotel owner Bhupal Barua (Babu) he claims he was the general manager, when i asked for a business card he gave me a card with his name on it for Super 8 Motel, ok what is the name of the hotel, Colony Inn or Super 8 Motel !! room was never cleaned..and then when it came to check out the next day, they kept calling to ask when i was leaving so they could clean, HELLO!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank LoriL22
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

An average hotel, much like anywhere else we've stayed over our month in USA. So, 3 stars for average. But add to that an extra star for cost (we paid $55 per night) and proximity to Knotts.

Minor issues with hand basins not draining well but of no significance. Friendly staff, nice basic continental breakfast and large spacious room.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Organs
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Initially went to Portola motel, which was a major disappointment (the room smelled of sweat and the bathroom was the worst), bailed on that and went to this motel, and it was a major upgrade in price, cleanliness, and location.... we will be back again if in the area...very happy with the decision. Our trip to Knotts was saved because of this.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Bemindful01
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Georgetown, Texas
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

The hotel has been renamed to Colony Inn and unfortunately the new management and name didn't put any money into it. The rooms were poorly cleaned with a lot of lint and noticeable dust. The sheets were worn and definitely many years old. There were no Geese harmed in the making of their tiny pillows. Honestly, the pillows you receive on the airlines are more comfortable than these ones. On a positive note, the gentlemen at the front desk were kind. The only reason we stayed here is because the Knott's Berry Resort was fully booked.
I rated this hotel 2 stars only because it is right across the street from Knott's Berry Farm, which is about the only thing going for it. If you are going to spend the majority of your time out and all the other hotels within walking distance are full, than this one will serve its purpose.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank 3r1ch
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Tahiti, French Polynesia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

It's a perfect stay and the manager was very helpfull. I reserved for me and my children that hotel beause is near the park Knott's berry farm. At the front desk you can reserve the tickets and pay by cash with special price and also I pay for Sea World and Universal Studio. I will come back again with a family group.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank ADT T
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

The Room was around $55 right across Knotts next to a Walgreens. The room was spacious with a microwave and fridge, the bed was typical, comfortable enough, Wifi and the offered a continental breakfast( toast, muffins, cereal, oj, apple juice and coffee ) I really don't have nothing bad to say about this motel except that they can use more employees for better service. I mean, if I was in the area, this would be the place for me.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
6 Thank Raw_BZ
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Additional Information about Colony Inn

Property: Colony Inn
Address: 7800 Crescent Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620-3950
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Buena Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Buena Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Colony Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Buena Park Super 8
Quality Inn Buena Park
Buena Park Quality Inn

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