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“Wonderful Inn but forget dinner”
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Historic Requa Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Klamath B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed two nights at the Requa Inn and for the most part, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Inn is beautifully restored and the people are very accommodating and friendly. The room we had was wonderful, looking out on the Klamath River and very comfortable. The breakfasts were fantastic.

Our only negative was the gourmet dinner we had. We made reservations for the 4 course dinner after reading the elegant description of it on their web. We were very disappointed. It's apparent the "Chef de Cuisine" is more interested in attempting to create bizarre and strange items rather than an enjoyable dinner with local foods. Here is the menu: first course was beetroot, carrot and sea lettuce soup, (tasted bland-like beets and water). Second course--lamb loin, fennel, nasturtium and wild ginger. The lamb was served cool, with the strange "foraged" items and was a tiny piece of lamb maybe 2 ounces--very odd. Third course--true cod, quince, parsnip and delicata squash. Again an extremely small piece of cod (odd choice for gourmet dinning) was served with a single tiny piece of parsnip and squash alongside. Finally a dessert--almond cake, blackberry, chèvre, and mint. This was the only part of the meal that was good. We left still hungry and very disappointed. I suggest that the "Chef de Cuisine" take lessons from the breakfast cooks who truly know how to create an excellent meal and one that satisfies your hunger.

If you go, forget the dinner and enjoy the Inn, the people and breakfast and you'll go away blessed!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed here in Sept for 2 nights while on a trip to see the Redwoods - checking off items on the bucket list, we're not getting any younger. Hubby forgot to request a room with King bed so we were in a charming river front queen room number 14. After a brief unpacking we were leaving the room when the staff came up with another couple who had asked for a riverfront room but instead had a rear facing king room. Acquaintances were made, we surveyed each others rooms and an agreeable switch was made.

The next day we spent the day hiking and visiting the redwoods and upon our return found out that the clerk forgot to change things in the computer, the room we were in was reserved for someone else, and we had been placed in yet another king room. Our things had been moved while we were gone, we were not in cell range although they had tried to call us. So we enjoyed a glass of wine on the house to make up for the inconvenience but we actually enjoyed getting to experience another riverview king room for our second night. The beds were exceptionally comfortable for us. All of the bathrooms were well appointed with plenty of towels and toiletries.
We thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic breakfasts - the green smoothie is amazing as are the pancakes - I am not a big pancake person but the lemon poppyseed and the almond ones were fantastic!! If you don't wish to partake of the pre fixe dinner in the evening, there is a list of other places to eat in the information in the rooms. I would highly recommend "A Good Place to Eat" just about 2 1/2 miles north. Nothing fancy but very good food. Located in the back of a general store. Fresh Blackberry cobbler for dessert, yummm. I would love to try the pre fixe dinner at the Inn sometime but felt a little uncomfortable needing to make a decision without knowing what was on the menu for the evening. Hubby is a little picky sometimes about food and didn't want to commit to spending almost a Franklin without knowing what we might be eating.

We did not find noise upstairs to be an issue at all. The staff was exceptionally friendly and accomodating. If you wanted to bring something in to eat in the large lounge area there are tables set along the windows and plates, silverware, etc can be requested. The lounge is very charming LOTS of magazines and a great fireplace. The dining room has a small refrigerator where guests can store leftovers - in our case, cheese, salami, and wine for us to nosh on in the lounge. What else can I say we loved it here.

Would not hesitate to rcommend this place for future stays.

Room Tip: Be sure to reserve a King room if that's important to you, we got the impression there weren'...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

What a lovely location. I woke as the sun was rising over the hills and changing the colors of the Klamath River, then dozed back into a lovely sleep in our very comfortable king sized bed. I woke a few more times to watch the birds and sea otters, and by the time I was dressed the sun was causing steam to rise off the river. Quite a way to start your day.
This is an older hotel, with all the charms and mystery of days gone by. Absolutely lovely and comfortable. We slept with the windows open all night (early October) and the temperature was perfect. You can compare this to staying in your favorite aunts comfy home. The linens were great, nice fluffy towels and a boatload of water pressure for the shower. I can't wait to return, will stay longer next time.

Room Tip: Views front he front of the hotel are spectacular.
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Inn stands high above the level of the Klamath River, which our room looked over, a perfect scene. The fifteen or so rooms are upstairs, most in two rows. The building is a hundred years old, there is no elevator and the stairs are steep, but straight and with a hand rail at both sides. I don't think there is handicapped access at all. The room was nicely furnished with a comfortable bed and a good bathroom; but the bath was in a corner of the bedroom behind a screen.

Downstairs was a sitting room/reception area, comfortably furnished, with memorabilia, books and magazines, and the dining room. There is a fixed dinner menu at fixed price and you are seated with other people at tables of four or six, the seating plan according to the whim of the manageress. The food was brought to the table with a gastronomic summary from the chef, who is inventive and talented, and brings a native-American flavour to some of the dishes. Breakfast was the usual, and good.

I left wishing we were staying for more than one night, as I had planned, but I couldn't book a longer stay - it's popular and I can understand why.

Room Tip: All the rooms are different and seem to be accurately described on the web site: if it doesn't s...
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our recent stay exceeded our expectations. We booked two months in advance and selected our room through the online reservation system which very accurately describes the size of the room, type of bed and bathroom . We were disappointed that a river side room was not available but were very happy with our corner room on the backside. Fellow travelers on the river side told us that they did not enjoy the early morning traffic on the road in front of the Inn as fishermen headed out for the day in the wee hours. Breakfast was outstanding on each of the two mornings we were there and I expecially enjoyed the lemon almond pancakes! We had dinner at the Inn on our first night and I highly recommend that experience.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This Inn is beautiful and very quaint. It was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast style logging and we loved it. The view of the river is beautiful, and the staff were very charming and welcoming. We would definitely return!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

The Inn is beautifully set on the Klamath River, common areas and river-side rooms have splendid view, backside rooms have, yes backside view.

We had reserved months in advance, but were given the smallest and least comfortable back room with one small queen size which was completely inadequate for us and not in accordance with our confirmed reservation. The staff/host were not helpful, not at all helpful, in solving the problem. In the end we found a solution was found directly with another couple, who could spare a room for one of us (they had a suite).

The breakfast was very good indeed.

The dinner was clearly prepared by a chef with ambitions, each course was beautifully presented, however, when the main (albacore) was not fresh but had a strong unpleasant smell all that serves no purpose.

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Address: 451 Requa Rd, Klamath, CA 95548-9373
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Location: United States > California > Klamath
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Klamath
Price Range: $126 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Historic Requa Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled at the mouth of Northern California's Klamath River, where the Redwoods meet the sea, the Requa Inn has been a home away from home for over a century. Built from old growth redwood, the 13 room inn features private bathrooms in every guestroom and a sumptuous breakfast cooked to order every morning. Guests also enjoy the best of local organic food in the Inn's restaurant every evening with a fine selection of regional wines and beer. Featuring wi-fi throughout the property, the Historic Requa Inn is the perfect basecamp for a redwood adventure. ... more   less 
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