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Golden Chain Resort Motel
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Grass Valley
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I stayed their in 2011, summer, based on some positive reviews on Trip Advisor ("great hotel for the price"). It's NOT a great hotel for the price. It's just a hotel for the price. The floor was dirty - you'll want to leave your socks on. The room was shabby. However - the bed sheets were very clean and the young man in the front office was very polite. So, if you're stuck and have to stay here, go ahead. But there must be better places for not much more money near by. If you like shabby hotels right off the freeway with lots of patrons smoking their cigarettes on the porch nexy to you, this is your place. Live it up.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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4  Thank Rob B
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

A basic, old school motel for travelers. This one says "60's road trip" right down to the miniature gold course in the parking lot. Rooms are basic and comfortable and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. Loved this place.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Edye P
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

The new owners just took over a few months ago, so I can understand if the rooms haven't all been spruced up yet. It's easy to see that this place has been neglected for quite awhile and it is going to take them awhile to paint, plaster, and refurbish. I can deal with that. But the basics of hotel day-to-day operation are sorely lacking.

We only had one set of towels in our room when we checked in - and they were dirty. We had to take them back to the office to get clean ones (and two sets). not so much as an "Oops".

That evening when I decided to take a shower I discovered the previous tenant's used bar of of soap and partially used shampoo in the shower stall. Seems like things like that should have been cleaned upt.

The next morning, while the office door said coffee would be available starting at 7 AM, we finally had to wake up the manager at 8 AM to get them to unlock the door and turn the coffee pot on. It was another 15 minutes before the coffee was brewed, they didn't bother to turn on the water for tea (which my wife drinks instead of coffee), and all they had to go along with the coffee for the "continental breakfast" was the little pastries in individual cellophane wrappers.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Ron_A_VTX-1300R
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

The moel is a old style motel where you park in front of your room and looks run by a family.
The room was very clean and freshly painted, looks like they made some renovations next few months,
For what I needed a place to sleep was good!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ricardofr
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

"Resort Motel" gives the wrong impression of this place... it's a sweet old-fashioned simple motel, lovingly fixed up and maintained by the managers. Fancy doesn't exist here, it's just a really pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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3  Thank tamaraz
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Nice little old motel for an inexpensive stay. Fresh clean sheets and carpet. Bathroom could have been scrubbed a little better. Front desk staff friendly and accomodating. Lots of fresh coffee! Requested a crib online when I reserved the room and they had one all set up and waiting for us in our room.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank kelkel90
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

We suffered a fire and our house burned down. Needless to say , we felt l;lost and confused when we arrived but during the almost 3 months we stayed there we were made to feel like we were family by Spirit andJoe. They always went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and cared for. Thank you for having such a wonderful couple there to care for your clients. They were professional and yet caring a nice balance in this sometimes uncaring world. I have also given this establishment a headsup concerning our excellent care so they will be more likely ro refer their insurance customers as well. Thanks again. Marv and Pam Kesler

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Address: 13413 State Highway 49, Grass Valley, CA 95949-9254
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Location: United States > California > Grass Valley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Grass Valley
Price Range: $86 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Chain Resort Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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