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Best Western Rose Garden Inn
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Watsonville
Reviewed July 15, 2009

I stayed here for four nights in July while attending a horse show at the fairgrounds.

Things I liked about this hotel:
room was clean and well-appointed
nice tile in bathroom and vanity
wireless internet was easy to use and reliable
good-sized refrigerator (empty, not a mini-bar) and microwave
convenient breakfast (especially grab-and-go items, yogurt, fruit, bagels)
close to fairgrounds
nice pool and spa
staff was friendly, accommodating and efficient
Neighborhood was not bad

Things I didn't like:
kind of hard to get in and out of parking lot, as it's near a busy intersection
not enough parking when you return in the evening
a little overpriced
room was hot and air conditioner so loud that it woke me up every time it clicked on
A few complaints specific to my actual room (203): no natural light in room - my window looked onto an enclosed breezeway. Also near a very loud staircase. Generally, though, the hotel was pretty quiet after 9 pm or so.

If i stay here again, I will bring my own pillows and toiletries as those provided weren't great.
Given the options in Watsonville, I would gladly stay here again when showing at the fairgrounds. I would, however, request a different room. Maybe something on the ground floor. The rooms by the pool were especially nice, as there's an adjacent patio w/ tables overlooking the pool.

Also love that pets are allowed, though I did not bring my dog this time.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 19, 2009

Best hotel in Watsonville. Great staff! Heated pool and hot tub and comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2009

I have stayed in various placces all over the world. The Rose Garden Inn's staff and patron's have provided me with a pleasureable and relaxing enviroment during a time of personal and business stress. They have catered to my wishes and help ease a difficult time for me. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a place close to the Ocean that is affordable and looking for great service.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 12, 2009

Beautiful little Inn. Quiet and Cozy. Very family friendly. Courteous, well trained staff. Sparkling clean, upbeat decor. Reasonable and respectful pet policy. Well lit grounds- very visible common areas and parking lot at night. Comfy, cozy and reasonably priced. Excellent coffee in the morning! Great restaurant next door (Norma's) with very good food and great, friendly service. Will return and refer others.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 10, 2008

The Rose Garden was very clean, quiet and comfortable. Well maintained with nice décor. The neighborhood was of no concern. A beautiful church sits on Main St a block away. All details of the room and grounds were excellent including a friendly staff. The breakfast was nicely done and the waffles topped it off. According to past reviews, parking had been an issue but now parking is no problem as it is reserved specifically for guests using dashboard permits. We would stay there again, no question.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2008

Bottom line--the neighborhood is questionable--maybe unsafe. The hotel itself is nice. Rooms are cute, amenities are average (except cold pool), and the contintenal breakfast (waffles awesome) was good. Basically, put this hotel in a better area and it would be a AAA three diamond. Yet, I would rate it 2 1/2 because of its price and location.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2008

I was told about the Best Western Rose Garden Inn. Noting negative comments about the area, I was ready to make other reservations when I contacted the staff via phone. My wife and I stayed 5 days, took a late dinner across the street one night, and had a very pleasant stay. Upon arrival, I did not like the room on the first floor. The reservationist on duty immediately checked room availability and even though the motel was rather full, with a smile changed us to the second floor. The continental breakfast had a nice variety. Everyone, from the manager to the cleaning people were friendly, courteous and helpful, and I felt safe during the entire stay. Upon our return to Watsonville I will stay at the Rose Garden Inn.

Jim

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled on business
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Thank JazzmanAAA
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Address: 740 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076-3811 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Watsonville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Watsonville
Price Range: $92 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Rose Garden Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn has just undergone a multi-million dollar transformation capturing the strong Mexican heritage of the local area. We have added complimentary high-speed Internet access, a free Internet kiosk, several new rooms, a meeting/event facility and a fitness center.We are ideally located in the heart of the scenic Central Coast, near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel-by-the-Sea, redwood tree parks, championship golfing and prestigious wineries. ... more   less 
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