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“Hotel Hell!”
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Travel Inn
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Lake Elsinore
Reviewed September 6, 2007

I came in late around midnite,it was run down and had no internet access.I turned on ESPN and it had porn on most of the channels.

I went to sleep and about an hour later I heard banging on the door.I looked outside and 12 police were serving a warrant for drugs on the next room.They spent 3 hours tearing the place apart and searching the cars in the lot.

I finally got some sleep for about an hour.
I figured it was safe due to the police presence.
At 7am I packed and went to checkout.The manager said maybe the girl there just had a fight with her boyfriend so the cops were there.I told her the persons name and all the details of the warrant and search.

She told me I had to stay the 5 days or She would charge me.She said I cold move to the back building which is better.
I said no and threatened to sue and left.
I found out this place is raided all the time for drugs and prostitution.It rents rooms by the day,week and month.
Do not go here!
The new Best Western on Casino is great I am here now and It's like staying at the Fairmont compared to that place!

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 12, 2007

My Brother and Me stayed a couple of nights at the Travel Inn in Lake Elsinore CA. The Motel was ok, but they seriously lacked a selection of TV Channels(all they offered were the BIG Local Channels and a few basic and HBO channels.) In addition, the manager wanted to charge me for a pet even though it wasn't mine(it was my fathers) so I had to convince her that the pet wasn't with us, and I do agree with previous reviews that it lacks the lighting and such which makes one wonder about the security of the motel, we didn't encounter any problems personally, but I can see why others would be hesitant.

Overall, I give it a 2 only because it is probably the cheapest thing in Lake Elsinore, but buyer beware.

  • Stayed: February 2007
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1  Thank Roadgeek
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Reviewed June 12, 2007

My husband and I were looking to spend a night near Lake Elsinor for nostaglic reasons, as his family used to travel there for vacations when he was a child. We logged on to Expedia, and found what looked to be a decent hotel. We trusted the fact that it was part of a national chain (Travel Inn) and had no qualms about booking it.

BIG MISTAKE. When we arrived, we were immediately appalled at a big sign in the lobby that indicated that there were several cable channels that ran hard porn video, and parents should be aware of this fact! Furthermore, there was a release you had to sign indicating that you would not use drugs in the room!!!!! You don't have to be a brain surgeon to understand what clientele this property caters to! It was pretty obvious.

We never got to see an actual room, as we walked out and forfeited our money, but the outside was as shabby and unappealing as it could get. It was located directly next to the freeway (we could imagine the noise!) and in a lonely lot that looked as if it would, definitely, appeal to drug dealers. I can only imagine what the interior rooms looked like. It was as far from a romantic get-away as one could imagine.

What we cannot understand is how a reputable web site like Expedia could SELL this property, which we would call a dive, flop house, or other name not publishable here. Yes, it was inexpensive, but we were there mid-week, so it is not uncommon for good chains to discount their rates.

Traveler BEWARE. We hope our misfortune helps some one else avoid a terrible experience.

Stayed: June 2007
6  Thank vivalamore
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Reviewed November 28, 2004

$50.00 a night
Near restaurants (fast food)

Not a nice neighborhood (Park where you can see your car)
Bathroom door handle fell off
Dirty handprints up the wall
Freeway noises all night long
Shower head way too low

Bottom line: I would not stay in this hotel again, in fact my boyfriend and I only stayed one night, and moved to a hotel just up the street. (Lake View Inn)

28  Thank mlcote
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Additional Information about Travel Inn

Address: 31610 Auto Center Dr, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-4522
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Location: United States > California > Lake Elsinore
Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Lake Elsinore
Price Range: $62 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Travel Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Convenient location and utilitarian, budget-friendly rooms. Half mile from Diamond Stadium. One mile from the lake and Links at Summerly golf course. Our rooms have cable TV and movie channels, microwaves, and refrigerators. Other amenities include free wireless internet in select rooms, co-op washer and dryer, wake-up calls, and complimentary breakfast. ... more   less 
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