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“A decent basic stay for an affordable rate”
Review of Garden Motel

Garden Motel
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Garden Motel
Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Redwood City
Reviewed October 1, 2011

I stayed here for about a month and was happy. It’s clearly not a four-star motel, but a great price for a clean place to sleep.

The small room (they have a few sizes) really is compact, with just enough space to get around. The place is well taken care of. The walls and general structure are old and give the room a somewhat run-down look, but most of the fixtures and appliances were new and shiny. The owners and maid were friendly, and the room was cleaned well.

Amenities were limited to a mini-fridge, microwave, dish TV, wi-fi, heater, and desk fan. My summer stay got a bit warm midday, but a fan and open window sufficed, though I could have wished for screens. The wi-fi was flaky and unreliable. The walls are thin, so about once a week I needed earplugs to tune out noisy neighbors.

The location is next to a hospital and a 7-11 and in a neighborhood where many signs are only in Spanish. Not much to look at but felt safe enough. Plenty of stores for everything you need within walking distance—a favorite was FoodsCo for groceries a block away. Coin laundry next to the 7-11. Public transit will require a ten minute walk to downtown, but from there Caltrain and buses go everywhere.

All told, my stay was comfortable and adequate for my simple needs, and my complaints were few and minor.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Address: 1690 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063-2402
Location: United States > California > Redwood City
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Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Redwood City
Number of rooms: 4

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