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“Budget accommodation with some problems.” 2 of 5 stars
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Park Lawn Hotel
Ranked #62 of 65 Hotels in Fresno
Coventry, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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“Budget accommodation with some problems.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

We booked this motel whilst on a road trip. We were travelling between Yosemite National Park and the coast and we decided on Fresno as a halfway point.

When we arrived at the motel we checked in. The check-in was fairly smooth and the man who checked us in wasn't rude but he wasn't exactly friendly either. He came across like a man who had been hardened by the passage of time!

When we got to our room we found it clean and tidy. It was fairly basic but it was okay. There was a TV and an aircon unit. The aircon was quite noisy but we got used to this sound after a while and it kept the room fairly cool. The bathroom area was also clean and tidy and there were clean towels.

There are a few shops and places to eat in the area. There is a Target store just around the corner also.

The area itself does seem to have some problems, we heard shouting in the evening and my travelling companion said he saw some youths hanging around in the street nearby although they were probably just hanging out. We are experienced travellers so it didn't phase us but some people might not have felt safe here.

We did walk to the liquor store across the road and did get stopped by a homeless man to ask for some spare change but other than that we didn't have any trouble.

I'd say this place was okay if you were just passing through and needed somewhere to sleep but it isn't really somewhere you can have fun.

  • Liked — Okay for the price paid.
  • Disliked — The location/area seems to have some problems.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2006

I booked our 8-day stay at this motel through Hotwire. As you know, when going through Hotwire you take potluck, but since we were on a tight budget anyhow, the description of a 2-star hotel with a pool for $50 a night sounded like a pretty decent deal. When Hotwire revealed our motel was the Fresno Travelodge, we looked it up and looked at the pictures on their website. It looked okay, the pool seemed nice and the kids got excited to go swimming.

When we arrived, we found the motel to be situated right next to the freeway and in a pretty run down area of town. We saw two pools -- both of which were closed. When asked, the front desk clerk said she would find out when the pools would be open as they had only been closed a couple of days for maintenence. A couple of days? These pools were way green -- one looked like a moat! Needless to say, both pools remained closed during our entire 8-day stay and I never saw anyone tending to them.

Upon entering our room, it appeared fairly clean but completely reeked of mold. We ended up going to a local market to buy air freshener/sanitizer and used it continuously. There were holes underneath the carpet that we would "step into" while walking around. The toilet clogged on two seperate ocassions, one of which the help the front desk was supposedly sending never arrived.

Oh yeah, and the great deal Hotwire supposedly gave us -- $50 a night? Well, when we arrived we saw a huge billboard next to the motel advertising rooms for $35 and up. Never again will I trust you, Hotwire!

If you are looking for a budget hotel in the area, try the Days Inn near Hwy 99 (Olive Street exit). We drove by it and although older, it looked well kept up and the pool area looked clean and pleasant. I really, really wish we would have stayed there instead!

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — green pools, moldly room, poor service
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2005

We found ourselves arriving in Fresno late at night without reservations. Not being familiar with the area, we happened across this motel.

The room they gave us was in a fenced-off section a distance from the lobby. This was scary enough. The young tuffs hanging around the area didn't make it any better.

The room itself was just wierd and worn out. It looked like it had been furnished in the late fifties. I swear I saw Elvis! One chair in the room had a big hole in it. The bathroom was small and, while it may have been clean, it just didn't feel like it.

It was hot that evening and the A/C was noisy and inadequate.

What can I say, it was late and after driving for hours, we were too tired to go anywhere else. The one bright spot was the little complimentary breakfast bar in the lobby. Not bad. If nothing else, go there and see if they still have the coupon for Tahoe Joe's. A free slice of cheesecake or appetizer. Tahoe Joe's has really good food.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Park Lawn Hotel

Property: Park Lawn Hotel
Address: 3093 N Parkway Dr, Fresno, CA 93722-4824 (Formerly Travelodge)
Location: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 65 Hotels in Fresno
Hotel Class:2 star — Park Lawn Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Fresno
Travel Lodge Fresno
Fresno Travelodge
Fresno Travel Lodge

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