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“comfortable friendly inn” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway

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Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway
Ranked #48 of 65 Hotels in Fresno
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“comfortable friendly inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

We never stayed at the americas inn before but gave it a try. The hotel is just off the hwy. The rooms were pretty large and comfortable and they had a central system which was nice as we have stayed in other hotels where the ac have been loud. The hotel has a nice garden setting around the pool and continental breakfst was included. The staff was great and helpful with restaurant suggestions and how to get about places directions.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank villas22
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

We picked the locations for easy access to the freeways and on route to Yosemite. We were pleasantly surprised by the large spacious rooms with 2 queen sized beds. The front desk staff were friendly and informative . The grounds and building are well kept considering the age of the property. I will be staying here again on my way back from Yosemite, check it out for yourself when passing through plus breakfast is included.
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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

Summary:
The hotel is unsafe to stay in. It is in a very seedy party of town, don't be fooled by the online pictures. There was a transient with a overloaded cart hanging out in front of the reception area. The hotel has no security to speak of. Our room was broken into with a passkey. There are no cameras in the Halls. The staff did nothing to try to investigate what happened. We were out of our room for just 45 minutes in the morning. Reception area reeked of smoke and old cooking smells. I saw the staff smoking on an outdoor patio right next to the front desk.
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We checked in for one night at the Americas Best Value Inn - Fresno Water Tree- Blackstone location. We were enroute to a week's camping at Yosemite National Park. On the morning of our check out 7/24 we packed up our bags neatly right inside of the door and went to do some grocery shopping for camping before checkout. Upon our return we discovered that one of our bags was missing. This bag had well over $600 worth of contents . . . perscription glasses, contacts, DVD player, 4 critical perscriptions and all our toieltries and essentials for a family of 4. Although the hotel staff was courteous they offered us nothing in the way of resolution. We were flabergasted when they said there are no cameras in the halls. I would expect more from a company of over 900 hotels. We believed, as they did, that this was an employee's doing. They said they addressed all employees but of course no one confessed. One of the front desk ladies said that she thought an employee room pass was lost that day which may account for the burgerly. But still they said they had no procedure to file a claim. Again, I would expect more from a company of over 900 hotels. We then called the police department and apparently because of the city's budget cuts this was considered a non emergency and we couldn't get them to call back until days later with a police report number. Meanwhile we spent the next five hours in Fresno at 106 degrees heat with 2 small children going to 3 different pharmacies to get our critical persccriptions as well as our essential tolietries for the week. The hotel front desk person did give us the night free but surely more could have been done about this. I contacted the hotel customer relations via online and their response was short . . . that this was a police matter. No other offer of resolution. I contacted the hotel headquarters as well as their public relations via written mail, no response at all. DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL. They do nothing in the way of security to protect their guests. .

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank mtshee
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  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Baltimore, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

I stayed here just a few days ago and did not have any problems. The front desk let me check in before their official check-in time, and the room was quite large and comfortable. It has the feel of a Holiday Inn from the 1970s (there was a rotary phone in the bathroom) that was never updated, but which has been kept clean and in good working order. The staff were polite. I paid approx. $66, including taxes, for a night, and I thought this was a very good deal for a no-frills overnight stay.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 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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Thank westernfb
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san francisco
Level Contributor
36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

if you like mold, bad smells and disrespectful management

this is the place for you

place was a best western but has fallened into disrepair

( we have been using this hotel for over 10 years )

over the last 90 days

we have experienced car breakins, security issues

mold in the room and ADA issues

mr patel is the new manager

and threatened me for filing a claim with his insurance

he then ordered me to never return in writing

PLEASE HEED MY WARNING

and take mr. patels written advice

do not return to this hotel

remember

bad smells, staff smoking in the lobby, mold

and non ADA compliant

mr. patel, thank you for doing me a favor

claim and potential lawsuit pending

contact best value inn corporate office if florida

if you have a similar complaint from this best value inn location

learn from my big mistake

take it down the road to the clean and friendly

best western hotel

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank redcharlotte
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kai2dar, public relations manager at Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway, responded to this review, March 20, 2009
The hotel is newly remodeled with new flooring and bathroom. All rooms are presently upgraded with new carpeting and are large spacious clean. As from the past reviews our staff is helpful and friendly. We still proviide full amenties and daily security as we have done in the past. Our staff make every effort in making our guests feel comfortable during they're stay.
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56 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2008

The rooms are large and comfortable and well equipped with fridge and coffee maker. The breakfast is excellent.

However, they turn off the airconditioning between November and April. If the weather is still warm the rooms become very hot and airless. I measured 82 degrees in the room and no fans are provided. Their suggestion is to leave a window open but on the ground floor anyone could simply step through the window into the room during the night. After complaining, we were moved to an upper floor room but with the window open, the train whistles kept us awake much of the night.

Avoid this hotel during the winter if the weather is at all warm.

This is a very nice hotel but badly run.

  • Liked — Large comfortable rooms - great breakfast
  • Disliked — No air conditioning in winter
  • Stayed November 2008, 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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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank KEMerk
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kai2dar, manager at Red Roof Inn Fresno - Yosemite Gateway, responded to this review, February 6, 2009
Due to climate changes in the central valley we cannot control outside weather. We try our best to make you stay comfortable and have added fans into rooms.
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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 #48 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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