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“Best Option In Fresno, But like the other options, more of a Motel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Park Inn
Ranked #44 of 64 Hotels in Fresno
San Francisco, California
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229 reviews
135 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Best Option In Fresno, But like the other options, more of a Motel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

We've stayed at this hotel twice in the last few months and our experience was similar both times. The staff are fine and check in is fast - it's best to pull your car up to the front to check-in, then they'll tell you where to drive around to park.

In general, it's sort of a shady area, but I'm not too familiar with Fresno and don't know where the nice areas are, regardless, all the motels around here are similar. The first time we stayed, we got free drink coupons for the bar area, I think because we're Platinum. Not too exciting over there, but they do pour a big glass of wine. We passed some, um, interesting women in the parking lot on the way to drinks, but they were gone by the time we got back.

Our room both times has been nice - a bit run-down, but spacious, with a little couch area, desk and then the bed. This time we didn't have a remote in our room, or at least I couldn't find it. The sheets and bedding show some wear and tear, but they've always been clean. I'm not a fan of the empty mini-fridge - it seems like a waste of energy to keep these going, but I made the mistake of turning ours off and by the morning the floor was soaking wet.

The bathroom is simple, rather small and basic, but gets the job done.

The breakfast has been good both times. Even when showing up at 10:25 when they're about to close, they just tell us to fill up our plates and there has still be plenty of fresh food - fruit, yogurt, cereals (hot and cold), eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, potatoes and a breakfast quesedilla. Very filling.

Overall, for around $100, it's what we need when we're just passing through town and need a place to sleep. It could definitely use some fresh bedding though.

  • 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
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

This motel like hotel won't match even your moderate 'Four Points' expectations.

Its location is terrible, things are dirty and old (even in an SPG preferred guest room), the breakfast was the only thing I enjoyed.
There's no elevator, so you might need to bring all your stuff to the second floor. The pool looked promising, I can imagine it must be nice in the summer.

Room Tip: I would go for ground floor.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IMNash
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2011

We found hairs on bed and in bathtub, and smells like smoking room.....Called the frond desk, and just apologized, and no further response from the manager.

Pretty old building, saw some tour groups there, but using priceline you will get it in pocket most likely.....the price is fine, i just think it does not deserve to be Sheraton, Sheraton should be more strict on this kind of old motel

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 19681971
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CB/BigD
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52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

This hotel is an older property that they keep up pretty well. Good fitness room and pool. Restaurant feels like an old ski lodge. Don't expect ambiance, just exposed timbers that have been white washed. The service and food were above expectations.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TeocaliJeepin
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michelle o, Front Office Manager at Park Inn, responded to this review, November 3, 2011
I am glad to see that you were happy with the hotel. I will be sure to pass that on to all the staff. We are doing some property updates so perhaps the next time you come to Fresno you can enjoy a new ambiance. Thank you for your review.
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California
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2011

This was very likely a top notch property 25 or 30 years ago. It has been maintained well, but still shows its age. The service was excellent, room was large, had a small refrigerator and in-room complimentary coffee. Grounds were well maintained and clean. There is a lounge and restaurant on site. We booked on a discount site so it was a real value considering the Motel 6 in the area was more costly.
We would stay here again.


  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EGAD34
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Bakersfield, California
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

pros: Spacious room, easy check in
cons: AC didnt work and we were miserable all night, party going on next door and we heard everything and got no sleep whatsoever, thin walls and ugly location. My 16 year old daughter said mom im scared ! haha * Bed was not comfortable either :(

I called the front desk twice the one night we stayed to complain about the noise and then again at 4am to beg them to do something about the air. They came and said they could fix with a flip of a switch and then the air came on a very very minimal amount still no relief by 8am when it was time for us to leave.

I would NOT recommend anyone stay here unless you are on crack or desperate

Room Tip: Choose somewhere else
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Seren96
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Corolla, North Carolina
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

Pro's
- Pro - Staff was courteous, friendly, professional and helpful
- Pro- large rooms
- Pro Gigantic pool (too cold to swim)
Con's
- Con Our expectations were set too high because Priceline chose to rate this hotel a 3 star and up hotel
- Con. AC broke the first night (was fixed the next day)
- Con- Dated musty, needs renovation, Drapes old. Smelled a bit musty. Dark dark room
- Con- Shower would change to from hot to cold continuously
- Con- There were only two bed pillows on the bed and both looked and felt
- Con- Coffee and tea in room, but only one stir stick and one cup's worth of non decaf coffee
- Con - Towels were very very very worn and thin.
- Con - The property is not well lit and the surrounding area is verging on seedy. It's bungalow style (many rooms in one building, several buildings. Our room was in the back corner with very little light and the exterior door looked like a prison door (steel, no window)
- Con - Outside that steel door, was a dark dark area with more stains and goo on the sidewalk than you can imagine
- Con - When the folks upstairs walked on the floor, sounded like they were doing jumping jacks
- Con - Only one electric outlet by desk - so could charge phone or plug in laptop. There were no outlets accessible by one side of the bed, but 6 next to the other side of the bed. The outlet in the makeup area was so worn, nothing could be plugged into it.
Con- The little refrigerator, unlike the AC, worked. However it made intermittent loud noises.

Summary - I won't say I would never stay here again. If I had a bus full of kids, (rooms are big) and could get rooms towards the front where it's well lit, I could possibly see staying for a night, perhaps too. But only if the rooms were discounted substantially

Room Tip: Best rooms would be toward the front of the property where it's less scary! :>)
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Trailer Guy B
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michelle o, Front Office Manager at Park Inn, responded to this review, November 3, 2011
I want to thank you for bringing all of these issues to our attention. I also want to apoligize that they occured. I am glad to see that the staff was helpful and courtoues. As a Starwood property we take these issues seriously and have started or have already fixed them. We have fixed the lighting on the property and have started to make plans for updating the rooms. I have brought the in-room issues to the respective depatment managers attentions. I again do apoligize for the unpleaseant stay and hope that you would give us another chance if you come to Fresno again.
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Additional Information about Park Inn

Property: Park Inn
Address: 3737 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93726-5307 (Formerly Park Inn by Radisson Fresno)
Location: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #44 of 64 Hotels in Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 201
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