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Shasta Lake Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Lakehead
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Our family recently stayed 2 nights at Shasta Lake Motel. We had a total of 3 rooms, and all members of our group were very disappointed with their rooms. Specifically, the list of negatives is as follows: No Wi-Fi in the rooms, although there it supposedly works down by the pool. However, there are not facilities there, such as a table and chair, the refrigerator in our did not work, there is no phone in the rooms, the cobwebs were frightening when I looked behind the TV to see if there was a HDMI connection available, the wall air conditioner was filthy with dust bunnies, there was just one chair in the room and no table, there were no facilities in the bathroom to put anything down, such as shelf or something, the beds were so bad that we decided to go home (2.5 hr trip) rather than suffer the pain of another night. There was no ice machine available. We got the feeling from the owners that we really needed to deal with the discrepancies. I'm 70 years old, so I've seen a few motels in my day, but this place would only be acceptable IF the price was in the $35-$40 range. Unbelievably bad overall.

Room Tip: Don't bother
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank JERRY E
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Jay & Stephanie were very accommodating! Friendly staff including Zeek & Slate. Swimming pool a super plus! Close to Lake & mini store. Close by fun & entertaining restaurant called Lakeshore Inn. Great place to have your Family Reunion. Big Thanks, The Clarks

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Karmaleon
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This next week will be our third year coming to this wonderful family owned motel. The owners are couldn't be nicer, personable and accomodating. The rooms are clean and quaint. The property is well kept, with plenty of spots to sit outside and play games or picnic. The property is close to the lake, local convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, hiking areas, and a laundromat. This trip has become an annual family event and we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Room smelled a bit like smoke. Top lock would not lock had to get owner to simply remove the inner lock catch for it to close at all. Place was clean but very worn out. WiFi did not work in our room. Air conditioning was good but super breezy due to layout. Better for more hearty folks who want to fish and be right near the lake. Not at all good for a vacation. I understand why places are triple a rated. Very shocked at how high the reviews here are. We feel let down by tripadvisor, A sign reading 'no fish heads down the toilet' says it all.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Spenser T
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Went to Shasta Lake to stay in at the Railroad Park for our 34th anniversary. Had our granddaughter with us. Stayed the night there. Next night, we stayed at the Shasta Lake Motel. The people were super friendly, treating us almost like we were family or old friends. We totally enjoyed the stay. There is a pool, horseshoes, basketball, tetherball. A market and a couple of restaurants are right next door. Shasta Lake is within walking distance. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great stay!

Room Tip: All rooms are good. A couple do have kitchenettes.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank William H
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Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the location and the swimming pool. We also went swimming in the lake nearby, although getting into the water is tricky, steep border. The rooms look used, but they are clean. They look like wood cabins.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank edisteiner
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

My family and I just enjoyed a week at the Shasta Lake Motel and it was excellent! The motel is very "kid friendly" with lots of room on site for playing. There is very good boat parking. The rooms are very clean and the daily service was great. The place has a very cozy feel and the owners make you feel like family. There are places to eat and a market within easy walking distance and the launch ramp is less than 2 miles. Overall a great place and we will for sure be back again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Travis B
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Additional Information about Shasta Lake Motel

Address: 20714 Lakeshore Dr, Lakehead, CA 96051-9522
Location: United States > California > Lakehead
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Lakehead
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summer and Winter vacationers, Fishermen, Sportsmen, Workers and Travelers ... Welcome to our scenic retreat, within walking distance of Shasta Lake. A warm cabin like room awaits you, at our ten-room motel, situated on almost two acres of land. All our rooms are smoke free. We are just off the I-5 freeway situated among the pines and oaks. We welcome family reunions, week end getaways and overnighters to our family operated business. ... more   less 
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