A group of eight summer interns working at the national lab in Livermore traveled up to Redcrest for a weekend in the redwoods. We booked many weeks in advance, but after driving the six hours to get to the "resort", they refused to let us stay because there would be too many people in the "shack". We probably should have inquired about the eight people, but since we are students, we decided we would rather sleep on the floor than pay for another room that they didn't have. When trying to check in with the eight people, they first said the maximum number of people was six, but then after we offered to have two people sleep in the cars, they dropped the maximum down to four. They also said that they have the "right to refuse service to anyone". It seemed more like age discrimination than any type of policy. When they refused to let us use their phone to call another motel, we had to find a payphone to figure out where we were going to stay. Finally, while we were talking in the parking lot about what we should do, they sent two guys out on the patio to watch us to make sure we didn't do anything to their property. This was after we were entirely polite despite the circumstances. Needless to say, they were not very friendly people, and I do not recommend this "resort" in any way. If you are looking for a warm, friendly atmosphere, travel a few extra miles up the road and stay in Humboldt Gables Motel in Scotia. It doesn't sound as nice, but I assure you it is superior to Redcrest with respect to rooms, service, and friendly atmosphere. In fact, they may want to change the names to Redcrest Motel and Humboldt Gables Resort...these names are much more fitting.
- Also Known As:
- Redcrest Hotel Redcrest