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Review of Ponderosa Inn Redding

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Ponderosa Inn Redding
Ranked #34 of 36 Hotels in Redding
Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Be warned!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2004

My family (mother, sister, two daughters, and I) stayed here the night of Aug. 11 and would NEVER stay here again. I am amazed at the other excellent reviews, which was why I booked this place originally.
At check-in, though I'd booked our room months in advance, we were told that there were no roll-away cots available. Either three of us could squeeze into a double bed and they'd reduce the rate by $14, or they'd give us another (smoking) room with a queen bed. We opted for the extra room, which I thought was very generous of the management. However, the room was dirty (everything was sticky!), the pillows were on top of the comforter, as if someone had recently used the bed, the furnishings had to be 30+ years old and very shabby, and the comforter had stains on it and was falling apart. The other room (with two double beds) was a little better, but the phone didn't work, the air conditioner was deafening, the side of the mattress was stained (as if someone had been sick), and the carpeting was dirty-looking. To top it off, the 'continental breakfast' consisted of doughnuts with pink icing, so we went across to Safeway to buy bagels, fruit, and juice.
At check-out they wanted to charge us the price of a roll-away cot for the extra room, even though we'd been told it would be free. After some discussion they agreed to waive that charge, but we were told that the hotel was fully booked the previous night and they'd lost a lot of money by giving the room to us.
My advice - if you're stopping in Redding, stay at the Oxford Suites

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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British Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2004

My wife and I stayed at the Ponderosa for one night in June, 2004.

The hotel's strengths were its decent rooms, relatively friendly staff, and nice swimming pool.

The hotel is a bit hard to find and in a seemingly "backwater" location (there was nowhere open to eat on the night we arrived), and our reservation had been lost (whether by Best Western's toll-free service or the hotel I don't know, but they discounted our room by 10% for the trouble), but for the price it was okay.

  • Stayed May 2004
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2003

Friendly staff, clean room... difficult to find the hotel in redding though...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2003

From check-in to check-out, this facility rates A+.The room was furnished with high quality detail,parking was perfect for a stress-free unload/load, employees quite gracious, professional and genuine.And the price was quite affordable for services rendered.

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Property: Ponderosa Inn Redding
Address: 2220 Pine St, Redding, CA 96001-2634 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn)
Location: United States > California > Redding
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 36 Hotels in Redding
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ponderosa Inn Redding 2*
Number of rooms: 68

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