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Diablo Mountain Inn
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Walnut Creek
Brighton
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Good value for money no frills motel”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I checked in a 4 night stay. The reception staff were very efficient. The room is adequate though a Bit dated but very clean and with comfortable bed. Loads of restaurants nearby and you should definitely try the Kacha Thai Bistro 10 minute walk from the hotel for a sublime meal. Breakfast is simple but adequate. I only wished they provided a plate also for the toast and fruit they serve. Overall excellent value for money and I would recommend this little motel. Incidentally the traffic noise from the highway did not affect my sleep. You can hardly here it apart from the hum of traffic if you concentrate on the noise.

Room Tip: Room 122 is great.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Kyle, Texas
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We needed a motel room close to our son's home in Lafayette, Ca. The only rooms in Lafayette are nearly $200 starting rates! The Mount Diablo Inn is just 3 miles from the son's place so was the perfect location. It is a old style motel in Walnut Creek The staff was very helpful and caring. The morning continental breakfast was very nice. There is easy access to I-680 and BART.
Just a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

My daughter lives within walking distance of this cute little hotel. She and I went to look at it, thinking it might be a great place for me to stay when I visit her. I loved the place -- lots of charm for a great price and excellent location. So I booked a 3-night stay via phone two months in advance of my intended visit. The person on the phone gave me a confirmation number but did not ask me to provide my credit card information. I thought this was unusual but wrote it off to the idea that it is a small, unique property, not a chain, and must have informal reservation procedures. When I arrived on the appointed date to check in at 5 p.m., the desk clerk told me they thought I wasn't coming and gave away my room ... and no other rooms were available. She claimed that the manager told her he had tried to put a $1.00 charge on my credit card and it was declined. Not true, of course, since they didn't even have my card info. I was very disappointed, not to mention exhausted, as I had flown all day and then taken BART for more than an hour to get to that hotel. I guess I was right -- they DO have very informal reservation procedures! Shame on them.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2012

will stay again- and I'm picky ! older motel- wallpaper/wans coat type- a bit musty but clean- ivy trimmed roof- 2 stories- continental am- doggie welcome- no kitties- pool- easy access Walnut Creek nitelife- we are close to family staying here and will stay again- this was our first time- staff and manager super nice- stayed 3 nites

  • Stayed February 2012
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santa barbara
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

This is a short walk to the shops and restaurants downtown and right off the freeway. Very helpful service from Chance getting us into a room with our canine traveling companion. Clean and well maintained but cant hide the fact that its a 1950s era motel. Outside is maily just a big parking lot with a fenced pool in the middle with about 3 ft of decking around it. Price is reflective of all this, however.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Bay Area California
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

A good motel for value, IF you don't plan to sleep! The proximity to I-680 freeway destroys any sense of calm! I heard every truck rolling by like it was in the room. No fault of the owners, nothing they can do but move the whole motel. Too bad, nice staff.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Reviewed February 21, 2011

The lobby is warm and welcoming. When I went to room, it was unique. Bed was comfortable. there was little bit traffic from the highway, but was manageable. The location was convenient from the highway, and there are many restaurants nearby. I will recommend this nice motel to anybody.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Diablo Mountain Inn
Address: 2079 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4335
Location: United States > California > Walnut Creek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Walnut Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Diablo Mountain Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Diablo Mountain Inn has been welcoming visitors and business travelers to the charming town of Walnut Creek for over twenty years. Successfully built on friendly service, fantastic value and a central location, Diablo Mountain Inn remains the obvious choice for savvy budget travelers to the East Bay. Many of our guests are loyal, long-time visitors of the inn conducting business in the area or visiting their family and friends. We look forward to helping you plan your trip and visiting with you soon! The motel has 24 guestrooms with a king, queen or two beds, air-conditioning and cable television. Some guestrooms feature a microwave, refrigerator and DVD player. Guests enjoy a Continental breakfast each morning in the lobby. Pet-friendly guestrooms are available with an advanced reservation and a fee applies. Guests enjoy complimentary high speed Internet access, onsite parking and unlimited telephone calls in the U.S. and Canada. This motel offers the ideal price and location to shopping and downtown business district. ... more   less 
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