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“Decent hotel in good location, but has some rough edges” 3 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn & Suites
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Visalia
San Bernardino, CA
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Decent hotel in good location, but has some rough edges”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

I have stayed here on a couple of other occasions. The location is good if you like to watch local softball games or arrive via the airport (it's walking distance from both.)

This stay was acceptable, though not as good as other times. The room, while very clean, had a moldy smell to it. I could not pinpoint the source of the smell, but it was a deviation from the "squeaky clean" smell I have come to associate with Comfort Inn rooms. The room was relatively quiet, but like most budget hotels, you can hear people walking around on the floor above. TV was ok, standard boob tube with extended cable. Bed was comfortable. The breakfast was standard fare Comfort Inn, with eggs, sausage and waffles for those desiring a hot breakfast.

The fitness center needs some attention. The weight machine was ok, but the cardio equipment (treadmill and exercise bike) were not working. Pool was very clean but not heated; there is a hot jacuzzi and a sauna as well.

I'll probably stay here again, but I'll probably give some other hotels in the area a chance to serve me better after this stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

We stayed at this hotel while visiting the Sequoia National Park. Out of our 14 day vacation, this was the best hotel we stayed in by far. VERY clean rooms! Slept extremely well in their large comfy, clean beds before our big hike at the park the next day. Unfortunately we only had one day to stay at this hotel and I wish we could have stayed longer. The continental breakfast was excellent. Wide variety of foods---warm eggs, potatoes, waffle maker, cereal, bagels, muffins, fruit, juice, etc. Staff was friendly and welcoming. GREAT price for such a nice hotel!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield
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56 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights to visit the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National parks. It is quite a long way to do them in a day as we did but it is possible and there is a circular route. It's worth taking the 30 mile drive into KIngs Canyon but the only way bakc out is via the same route. . We paid the small supplement for a suite and it was worthwhile. We had a large lounge with settee, desk and table, small kitchenette with fridge and microwave and a bathroom and shower off. Then there was a large bedroom with jacuzzi bath. We also had a small balcony but the view was of a carpark. The hotel has a swimming pool which was unheated but invigorating. Not great to relax as next to a busy road. There was also a very nice jaccuzzi and a washing machine and tumble drier nearby in the gym so I was able to swim while doing the laundry! Breakfast was in a small room by the foyer and was basic but adequate and was included in the price.

The hotel is not in Visalia but on the outskirts near the airport so to eat you would need to go into town or do what we did which was buy something from the supermarket (5 mins drive ) to heat in the microwave which was what we needed after a few days of fine dining! We ordered a pizza delivery the following night after our long day in the parks. We were impressed by the standard of this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Crowley, TX
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202 reviews
158 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

Stayed one night at this property recently. Have lost my notes, but remember this property to be clean and comfortable. The microwave/frig was a plus. Was a good value considering it's close proximity to the Sequoia National Park. Would recommend and would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Santa Clarita, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

We stayed here at the last minute because of weather at our campground. The room was clean enough but there were two things....

1. The shower curtain was so moldy that it was stuck together at the bottom. I didn't want to touch it.

2. The curtain over the air conditioner billowed when the air conditioner came on so that the cold air went up into the curtains. I'm sure it was very comfortable up inside those curtains but not in the room.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

We stopped here for two nights as a base to spend a day in Sequoia National Park with a view to avoiding the high costs of hotels in the Lemon Cove, and Three Rivers area. This proved to be a good decision as the savings on three rooms vastly outweighed the inconvenience of the extra 20 minute drive.
The hotel itself was excellent; the room was clean, spacious and very well appointed. We spent some time relaxing in the pool area, which was nicely laid out with towels provided, although the nearby freeway was noisy when outside of the building. There is no restaurant in the hotel, and none nearby, but the friendly receptionist was happy to give directions to a number of nearby establishments. We felt very comfortable and safe here, with the surrounding area being very quiet – apart from the freeway noise. Other guests were very friendly and happy to share their experiences and offer recommendations of where to go in the park. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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UK
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31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

Arrived late afternoon in Visalia in incredible heat with no reservation. Found this hotel in downtown and were lucky to get the last available room. The receptionist Debbie was amazing. She explained all the hotel/room facilities clearly and was extremely helpful. The suite was large, clean, quiet and very comfortable with all the usual facilites.The rate included a hot breakfast with choice of fruit,cereals,waffle maker,smoothy maker,pastries, toast etc. served in a help yourself buffet style. Free internet service in the lobby and a free morning paper. All this for $99 for the three of us. Compared with many of the places we had already stayed, this was a real find. Debbie also recommended Brewbakers for dinner which was marvellous. Would definitely use Comfort Inn again if this was an example of the chain.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Comfort Inn & Suites
Address: 9300 W Airport Dr, Visalia, CA 93277-9500
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Location: United States > California > Visalia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Visalia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the beautiful city of Visalia, CA just 39 miles West of the fabulous Sequoia National Park at Hwy 198 and only seconds from Hwy 99. All of our completely renovated rooms include microwaves, refrigerators, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers and coffee makers. We serve Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast daily and offer Free WiFi for all our guests. Our Fitness center includes a weight system and other state of the art equipment as well as a Sauna for your convenience. We welcome pets. Plaza Park Sports Complex is just across the street and it includes a fun dog park as well. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay with us. ... more   less 
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