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Ramada Fresno Northwest
Ranked #26 of 64 Hotels in Fresno
SF Bay Area
1 review
“Clean, Big, Clean! Room”
Reviewed June 21, 2008

My husband and I brought our twin 6 year old daughters here for a two night stay on our way from San Francisco to Disneyland. We also visited the Endangered Cat Haven in Dunlap.

The room is very big and clean. The WHITE bedding is snowy and crisp and unable to hide anything (stains, etc) the way a dark floral bedspread found in so many hotels can. There is a wall-to-wall archway between the bed area and the sofa, chair, and desk area, making the sound less bouncy.

The pool is tiny and under a deck, so there's no way to lay in the sun. That works for me, but some might be disappointed. And by "tiny" I mean 12' x 12' with a depth of 3.5 - 4 feet. Completely shaded. My girls enjoyed it and I was not worried about their safety since they were always almost within arms reach!

I like that the breakfasts at the HI Expresses have protein, not just carbs, too.

  • Liked — Beautiful White Bedding - So CLEAN!
  • Disliked — Fresno is not a great destination - but this hotel made it nicer!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 21, 2008

Our car club spent the night at the hotel and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and the rooms were very clean and well maintained. The hotel is within walking distance of the Forestiere Underground Gardens which brought us to Fresno.

  • Liked — Room was clean and had everything you needed.
  • Stayed April 2008
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california
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Reviewed April 17, 2008

Wow! This hotel was very nice for the price. The rooms are very large, with comfortable beds and a nice area with a couch, chair and desk. The complimentary breakfast was also better then average. The food was fresh and warm and many different choices were offered. Would definetly stay here again.

  • Liked — The bed!
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2007

Stayed here for one week during September 07, was working up in Madera but with so little to do there after work decided to stay in Fresno.

The hotel is located 5 minutes from the malls and restaurants dotted along Shaw, so plenty of choice in the evening for food. Right next door is a MacDonalds.

The rooms were spacious and well kept and mine had a fridge and microwave. Free wireless internet access too.

The staff were always courteous and very helpful in recommending local places to go. Yosemite is around 2.5 hours drive so you could stay here if visiting the park.

Overall fairly standard HI Express fare and would stay here again if I'm in the region.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
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Thank JayPDee
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Petaluma, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2007

We were down in Fresno for a sporting event and this was a good hotel to stay at. Very clean and new. Excellent continental breakfast in the morning. Located right off of Highway 99 (the major north-south freeway in the Central Valley). Located conveniently on Shaw Avenue which is the major drag through Fresno and Clovis and it hits the other freeways in town (168, 41). CSU Fresno is also located off of Shaw. Overall, a good place to stay if you happen to be in Fresno.

  • Liked — Convenience
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
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1 Thank jfs88
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2006

This is much like the other Holiday Inn Expresses dotting the landscape along Highway 99 in California. It is very accessible from the freeway, just a single turn off the offramp. It has plenty of parking and a couple of gas stations within a couple hundred feet. I've stayed here twice. Once with my family on a long trip back from Disneyland and once within the last few weeks to visit family. The first time the room was very small for three people; barely enough room to walk past the beds and a small window. This last time was much better. I got a large room with plenty of space, a refrigerator, microwave and a wet bar (without the alcohol). There are no good views. The neighborhood is not the best. The hotel is bounded by a school playground, gas stations and another hotel. The bed was just okay, not too soft, nor too firm. There must have been eight pillows on the two beds. The shower head was unlike any I have seen before. You need to use both hands to adjust the spray. One hand to hold and one hand to turn. The continental breakfast is typical Holiday Inn Express fare: Costco muffins, bagels, cereal, hard boiled eggs, some fruit and sticky buns.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled solo
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2 Thank BenHaMin
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 29, 2006

We paid additional money at this hotel for a business class room because our experience has been that these are the only rooms at Days Inn fit to stay in. We checked in late (1am) and were very tired.

Upon entering the room, we heard the shower running - - NOT DRIPPING....RUNNING. It sounded like someone was taking a shower! On investigation, we found that the faucet was running.... we managed to slow it.... but it NEVER stopped. Let me emphasize that it was NOT DRIPPING...this was a gusher. If it weren't for the airconditioner noice and closing the bathroom door....we would have been kept up all night.

In the morning when I went to shower, I discovered ROACHES!!! Yes..... ROACHES in the bathroom. It was sooooo disgusting! In the morning was when we were able to really see how big of a dive this place was. You didn't even want to have bare feet on the carpet! My advice if you want to stay here...is BRING YOUR RAID! KEEP YOUR SHOES ON! AND A PLUMBERS WRENCH. This place is ROCK bottom. With tax....we paid $87.00!!!!! It was as bad or worse than Motel 6! Sleep in your car before tossing away $87 to sleep with roaches!

  • Liked — Leaving in the morning!
  • Disliked — Roaches, dirty carpet, inept night clerk, bad plumbing
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't stay here!!!
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank laurenk2u
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Property: Ramada Fresno Northwest
Address: 5046 N Barcus Ave, Fresno, CA 93722-5057 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express)
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Location: United States > California > Fresno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fresno
#13 Business Hotel in Fresno
#16 Family Hotel in Fresno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Fresno Northwest 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming interior Hotel, newly renovated rooms and lobby. Hotel features includes extra-large rooms, King & Queen size beds, high speed internet, cont. breakfast, fitness center, pool, business center, free newspaper, full cable, 36” & 46” flat screen TV’s. In-room coffee maker, iron & board, hair dryer, microwave & fridge in every room. ... more   less 
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