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“Great place to stay on our way to Santa Cruz” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn

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BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Firebaugh
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San Diego
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121 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great place to stay on our way to Santa Cruz”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Perfect location to break up a long and boring ride up I-5. Standard (more than adequate) Best Western fare. Very comfortable and convenient to the freeway.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SDBeachbum
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Firebaugh, Manager at BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Thank you for allowing us to serve your lodging needs. We appreciate your patronage.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, CA
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

This is a good value for a comfortable hotel room when you're on the 5 and need a place to lay your head. As another reviewer said, the rooms are dated, but by dated I mean 90s-00s, not 50s-60s. My room didn't have a flat screen TV and the internet was provided by cable instead of wifi, but the bed was super comfy and everything worked. The shower head was placed nice and high, the water was hot, and they have those European-style shampoo dispensers, which make so much more sense than all those mini bottles that generate so much trash. The internet worked wonderfully and the breakfast was pretty good: hard boiled eggs, cereal, toast, English muffins, fruit, milk, coffee, juice, pastries, muffins, and a Belgian waffle maker. We didn't try the pool. I didn't see a hot tub. The front desk service was friendly. Overall I'd recommend this hotel for travelers, and if you stay here instead of the Best Western half an hour down the road you'll save yourself a few bucks, too!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Twirlgrrl
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Firebaugh, Manager at BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review of our motel. We greatly appreciate your comments.
Cordially,
Sharon Bates
Manager
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Fort Bragg, California
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271 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

If you find yourself too tired to continue on the Interstate-5, this could be your stop....Because there are no other motel choices on this off-ramp...It's an "OK" place...Not good, but not bad.....Just needs a deep cleaning, walls and carpets mostly....Very friendly, caring, staff...

I recommend Santa Nella exit to the north, or Kettleman City exit to the south. They have WAY more choices for motels and restaurants.....(Harris Ranch to the south is too expensive just for a place to sleep)

The next door Apricot Inn Restaurant was terrible..No other eatery choices beside fast-food here....
Decor had a fun, very large, lunch box and thermos collection from the 1950's and 60's..

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TwoTeaTotalers
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Phoenix, Arizona
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225 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

Drove from phx az. Headed for the bay area left at 1a.m.'drove all day it was getting dark when we saw this place. Wow wow tired and hungry great price on room very clea staff super
Great place for dinner right next door
Will be back
Thanks for doing a super job Great westeren

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank tomneely1
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Escondido, California
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2011

Heading to northern CA from San Diego, this was approximately half-way. There isn't much competition or restaurants nearby, but overall, the facility was nice. Room was comfortable, free internet, good breakfast and was a pleasant stop. Would definitely consider staying again. It fit our needs at an affordable price.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cybermac
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Temecula, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

To start, there aren't a lot of hotels within a short drive of this place...or anything else other than a couple of gas stations and a McDonalds. However, the price is reasonable, there is a lot of good parking for bigger vehicles (like moving trucks or trailers), they offer a decent breakfast, have a pool (but didn't use it)...it's a decent place at a decent price and a good commuter hotel stop. Easy to get on and off the freeway, etc.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sbain76
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San Jose, California
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

We had to drive from the Bay area to San Diego over a weekend, and decided to leave Thursday after work. Looking at a map, we decided that Firebaugh was a good place to stop for the night and made a reservation--for the wrong night. Upon arrival, the front desk was helpful in figuring out why we didn't have a reservation, and we weren't charged for the erroneously booked night. The room was very clean, a nice size. Bed was comfortable. Internet was available, and a standard motel breakfast was included, although we didn't do much but go to sleep and leave very early the next morning without partaking of anything but coffee.

There is a restaurant close by, but the reviews were so bad as to the cleanliness standards that we didn't venture into it, and my husband actually ate at the gas station Taco Bell. He hasn't had any fast food in a couple of years, so this was an issue.

I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Helen M
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Property: BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn
Address: 46290 West Panoche Road, Firebaugh, CA 93622-9719
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Location: United States > California > Firebaugh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Firebaugh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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