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“we booked 2 night and found us in "paradise"” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Garden Inn and Suites
Ranked #18 of 64 Hotels in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence
Liestal, Switzerland
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90 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“we booked 2 night and found us in "paradise"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

To visit Sequoia and Kings Park we booked 2 nights in the Garden Inn.
It is a small and great place to be, big rooms (we got an upgrade for a 2-room), pool and wirlpool. The garden had lots of trees with different fruits which were served next morning as breakfast.
The owner were very friendly and helpful to us to give us different suggestions where to go an what we might do.
If we would not have had already other reservations in LA for the next days, we would have staid another night.
It was like paradise.
To that there are different good restaurants and shops just a few driving minutes away.

Room Tip: come here, relax and enjoy
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed one night here on our way to Yosemite based on prior Yelpers remarks. All the good remarks were true. The grounds were filled with fruit trees and blooming roses and other flowers. The Hostess was lovely and greeted us each time she passed by. The pool was clean and very comfortable. The room was lovely with a mini-fridge and microwave in it. The room was clean and quiet. The hosts seem to take great pride in their motel and it shows in many ways. My husband enjoyed the breakfast very much (I didn't partake) and said it was a lovely spread. I would recommend anyone to try this convenient and comfortable stopover in Fresno.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dennis H
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Lake Elsinore, California
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

wrk at nite.. away frm Hm..but a Niiice made bD
Fresh sheets off the clothes line, made it easy 2 nap.. Greeted ea moring w/ Fresh cut fruit that surrounded the propty w/ all the Trimgs while waiting for hot waffles 2 your table complimented w/ a Fresh cut rose from those of many that sourrounded the propty and quiet Jaczi mde real easy 4washing clothes ...yep its a "Jewel in the rough"
I miss Ms. Jamie

Room Tip: ..a family of 4 to 6 comfortable suites....for two passing through up front area ..staying couple of...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Waltier
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

We and our friend stayed at this nice place for one night. It was very beautiful with flowers and fruit trees. The grounds and the swimming pool water are clean. The room is large and quite.
Next morning, we walked to visit the underground garden next street. There are Costco and other stores nearby. Fresno is close to three National Parks. We are planning to stay at this nice place as a hub to visit those three NP.

Room Tip: look for breakfast. When available, the owner/manager will make fresh citrus juice for you.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bob_H08807
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel. Perfect for your trips to seqouia or yosemite park. Very lovely owners, they care a lot. Breakfast is great! The hotel garden is very beautyful, so exotic. Very clean, comfy bed. Restaurants are nearby. Near highway, but very quite.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Definitely a unique spot in Fresno. Super clean, the jacuzzi is refreshing, which is why we took the King bed room that is about $50 more than the regular rooms. The place is clearly converted apartments, which makes them spacious, much more so than a chain hotel. The older man who was at reception we believe was the owner. The grounds are very well kept, and our room for very clean.

With all of this said--the hotel I think would be the perfect romantic get-away for a couple looking for this. The jacuzzi is Fantastic, and on off season--the spaciousness of the hotel allows for quite and privacy. Most romantic couples don't care about the following quirks of the place I will describe.

The owners are SUPER NICE and accommodating, and it is clear they work their tails off to maintain the place. It's beautiful and feels more down-to-home than a big hotel. The breakfast was Fab as well.

Okay, so get ready for the kinks. The TV was not great. Not HD. The channels are few. And you cannot control the air conditioning (without some stealthiness). Also, the bathroom light turns off if you haven't moved for more than 5 seconds. My boyfriend joked that they should advertise the hotel as GREEN because they are trying to cut costs from the strange money-saving practices.

Room Tip: If you are A-Type and expect this to be similar to a Big Name Hotel, you might want to pass. If you...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ShannonWL
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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

This inn is located between Yosemite NP and Sequoia NP [ a bit more than an hour's drive from each NP] but it is more than worth it; first of all, although not really cheap, it is much cheaper than in or close to the NPs as you can expect but what you get for your money is more than worth it: excellent, large and very clean rooms with a large bathroom, free coffee and tea, free wifi
and a georgious bfst with fresh fruit from their own garden; plenty of free parking space on the spot and a great number of rest's nearby for the evening; on top of this all, very friendly people at the reception; highly recommended indeed! We stayed 4 nights and did not regret our choice at all !

Room Tip: the ideal place between Yosemite and Sequioa NPs
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Superbus2013
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Property: Garden Inn and Suites
Address: 4949 N Forestiere Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
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Location: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small unique courtyard condominium setting hotel. Surrounded with flowers and fruit trees. It feels like home away from home. ... more   less 
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