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“Another Chiller System Alert” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway

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Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway
Ranked #49 of 65 Hotels in Fresno
MCKINLEYVILLE
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“Another Chiller System Alert”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Just be warned. They have the old "Chiller" system, so you only get one: heat OR A/C. not both choices. When they deem it necessary, they will change over to A/C. same with heat. In 2nd week of Feb., didn't need either. I like to cool down after a hot shower in the morning, so I do appreciate having the A/C option(which I didn't have). We were told twice on the phone while making the reservation(had to call back after getting the rate online-they're not authorized to give you the cheaper online rate over the phone), that they would bring in a microwave for us. we asked again when we saw there wasn't one at check in. When we came back from dancing, there still wasn't one. so much for those leftovers in the cooler. The room was big and attractive. I only gave them a 2 out of 5 for the TV on their Comment card but now I forget why. A lot of places are putting a cap on the volume now. which I hate when the heater is running and you can't hear. Lighting, generally, everywhere, leaves a lot to be desired. The staff was friendly, but we never did get that microwave. no pool/hot tub. One of our favorite BV's is in Santa Rosa, CA, but I'd probably only stay at this one again if it was just for one night to sleep and run. and I would avoid it March, April(in case they haven't switched to A/C yet) or Dec./Jan. (because I still like cooling after hot showers).

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

This is a large, older style motel. We couldn't believe how large the room was. Our room was quiet, comfortable and very pleasant. We booked on a booking site @ $60 (Aus) for the night. Our cheapest accommodation in California and one of our preferred rooms.
Location was good and easy to find. Breakfast was only fair, but 'filled a hole'.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Conveniently located close to freeway good on and off ramp access. Less than 2 hours on 41 from Yosemite's south gate. Plenty of free off street parking for the R/V. It is an older hotel complex but very clean and well maintained. With Inter hallways and the double queen room we stayed in was roomier than most. The free continental breakfast was limited to only 2 cold cereal choices with only powered coffee creamer. The breakfast self service area was crowded and we had to wait in line for each breakfast item. With a better breakfast area, more continental breakfast selections and some real coffee creamer I would give this establishment four stars.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

In between camping in King's Canyon National Park and Yosemite, we decided to spend the night in Fresno. After cruising up and down the street a few times to scope out the other hotel properties (Motel 6, Quality Inn, etc.), we settled on the Water Tree based on looks (clean, no thugs hanging outside the room doors) and price. The hotel clerk was super nice and was more than happy to price match. The first floor room we got was HUGE (two queens plus enough floor space for a small yoga class) and very clean. Everything was a little bit dated (rotary phone in the bathroom!) but who cares, it had a shower and bed and felt safe.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

This hotel had nice comfortable rooms spacius rooms the hotel had mini fridge coffee maker and basic room values. Will return next time in town.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

I couldn't get past the bed being stuff as a board. I will pay more for a nicer place next time.

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Usually we book in advance but we took a chance at finding hotelto stay in fresno. After looking at several hotels we picked the water tree inn. I was looking for a large clean comfortable room. The room we got was nice with two queen bed. We got room upstairs overlooking the garden pool. The room was interior corrider which made it feel safe and quiet. there's a great mexican cantina accapulco food was fantastic and drink specials. We splet preety well and beds were comfortable I liked fact they had all espn channels got to see my favorite allstars game. The breakfast was a variety liked the bagels. Overall we had a nice comfortable stay and will return next time in town

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway
Address: 4141 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93726-3808 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn)
Location: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 65 Hotels in Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway 2*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you as our guest on your way to or coming from experiencing all of the natural beauty to found as you explore Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. For your convience Walmart Superstore is just accross the street. Feeling like testing your luck? We are a short drive from Table Mountain Casino and Chukhansi Casino. These are just a few of the wonderful adventures and experiences that await you as a guest of the Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway. Take advantage of Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway's relaxing outdoor pool (open from April-October). All rooms are 100% non-smoking and complete with free WiFi, a refrigerator, hair dryer, iron & ironing board and work area. Also, enjoy a microwave and 32" LCD TVs in our newly renovated rooms. We have a conference room for your business meetings or our business center is open to assist you with any needs. We know it will be hard to leave, so late check-out is available. Traveling with your pet? Your pet stays free! Enjoy complimentary coffeehouse style coffee and tea in the lobby. Don't feel like going to a restaurant? Relax and take advantage of our order-in feature. If you are traveling for business, for fun, for nature, the Red Roof Inn Fresno-Yosemite Gateway is here to welcome you to Fresno and welcome you as our guest. ... more   less 
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