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“Comfortable, quaint motel with country quilts and beamed ceilings-great area for pets”
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Apple Tree Inn
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Julian
Reviewed October 3, 2011

Enjoyed my stay here; quiet, restful. Pool not heated but refreshing. Rooms modest but clean. Good food next door at Jeremy's on the Hill. Close to town and Santa Ysabel Casino.Nice hiking trails nearby.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank SanDiegoWaterbaby
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

What a disappointment. no upgrades on the rooms since 1972...small t.v. with 3 channels, old saggy bed, noisy air cooler, dirty public areas..Owner seemed more interested in fancy car than in taking pride in his facility...Pricey considering lack of comfort and amenities Don't walk,run away from this property...it is better to drive 20 minutes to Ramona

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank chuck21Scottsdale
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

I am not sure where the positive reviews came from as well, but this place wasn't even acceptable for our pet rat.  We showed up with our kids (whom were excited about the pool).  The room smelled like a pack of wild coyotes came in and marked their territory.  In addition to the smell of mold, the bathroom lacked the "rustic charm" we were to expect from an old-fashioned motel.  Certainly a place where the likes of Norman Bates would be found lurking.  The owner seemed-somewhat friendly but was not willing to accommodate a full refund, since we checked-out minutes after we checked-in.  Per a discussion I shared with a friend, I would only find myself in that place if the town was littered with zombies and I had to take refuge amongst the painted cinder-block walls.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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7  Thank FarmerLucky
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

Nice owners, nice neighbours (!) and nice pool area! Very traditional american motel rooms. Clean and friendly!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2010

Apple Tree Inn is a dog-friendly motel and the owners are very kindly and helpful, but it can be regarded as BYOA, "Bring Your Own Appliances." The rooms include a clock and a small coffee maker but there is no radio, no microwave, no refrigerator, no iron, and no hair dryer. They advertise satellite tv but we got only five channels: HLN, HBO, TBS, Cartoon Network, and San Diego Channel 6. The inn is directly across from Pizza Express, which has the best pizza we've ever tasted plus several flavors of sodas that we haven't seen elsewhere. Old Town Julian, Lake Cuyamaca, and the Santa Ysabel Casino are nearby.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Teri T
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Reviewed May 11, 2010

Always stay here and usually in room 5 or 7 and never any problem with smell or anything else. Charlie and his wife are great.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank adjret
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Reviewed March 30, 2009

I go to this hotel every year, because it takes pets. However, you would know the hotel take pets by merely stepping into Room #5. It wreaked from the urine!

The hotel is not well kept, but the people upfront are friendly........I've never bothered to use the pool, so I can't tell much about it. I think the rooms are a bit outdated, the beds are okay, the bathroom was moldy. I paid 100 bucks during the weekend so I am not sure it's much of a bargin like the other people claim it to be.

I think my biggest grip was the fact that I had to use a huge wooden box to block the aircondition vent. The vents are located below and you can't really close them off or turn them off with switch for that matter. The only way to avoid having cold air being blowin in your room is to physically block it with a wodden box........no joke.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Apple Tree Inn

Address: 4360 Highway 78, Julian, CA 92036-9623
Location: United States > California > Julian
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Julian
Price Range: $84 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Apple Tree Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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