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Baechtel Creek Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Willits
GreenLeadersBronze level
Westminster, Colorado
1 review
“Best place to stay”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

I recently stayed at the Baechtel Creek Inn and Spa. What a wonderful experience very clean rooms the spa is wonderful and the hotel has a European flair. The breakfast is delicious
The rooms are clean, great pool and hot tub. I stayed five days and could have moved in. I have never had such a wonderful experience at a hotel before. The grounds are amazing. I was in Willits for business and the warm caring staff made me feel right at home. Thank you and I can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Jane K
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JanBaechtel, General Manager at Baechtel Creek Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
We appreciated your encouraging comments and as all our reviews, will share with our staff! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Thank you,
Jan
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Walnut Grove, California
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

This Motel advertises that It is Ascend Collection.(website only, not at Motel) Upon arrival I discovered quite a different situation. Old smelly rooms in disrepair with cheap furniture. I went to the office and the owner ( showed a different side than in other reviews) who states " Ascend" means nothing "it is a sales ploy" showed me another room, again smelly and cheaply put together. Their "Boutique" rooms are basically the same but more GAUDY for more money. Ascend Collection is the Top of Choice Hotels and are ALL Boutique HOTELS, not motels. This spot is motel like with very low quality decor.
At the point when I was ready to leave I was told I would pay for a room whether I stayed or not.
This is how They treat a Choice Diamond Member. Never again !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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JanBaechtel, General Manager at Baechtel Creek Inn, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
We are sorry this person was not at all pleased with our hotel. As we all know, there are always two sides of a situation.

First, we have been a member of Ascend Collection - which is a membership of unique, boutique or historical inns, hotels from Choice Hotels since they began. We are part of their unique group because of our on site Spa. We have our Ascend Sign clearly posted in our lobby and I will attach a photo. We offer Traditional, Premium or Custom Theme rooms - this guest booked a traditional room - which is a nice, clean comfortable room offering a lower rate. Our furniture is American of Martinsville, assuredly not cheap. Our bedding is new,

I could go on and on refuting what this person wrote, but I think our reviews and photos speak for themselves. This person choose to leave, he was not charged so don't really understand his whole point of writing such a negative review. We certainly tried our best to make sure he was treated with the same courteous and respect we offer all our guests
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Davis, California
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for one night with our dog before heading up to oregon camping for two weeks. Our stay here was the perfect way to begin. Jan was wonderful, very friendly and sincerely interested in making sure her guests are comfortable and happy. Our room was a pet friendly room, very clean and the bedding was nice and soft. The bed was a little firm for me, but I usually sleep on a feather bed with a foam topper underneath, (princess and the pea syndrome). We asked to take a look at the non pet friendly rooms for trips without the dog and were very impressed with how nicely they are appointed. The pool and breakfast area are lovely. We had a very relaxing morning just hanging out at the pool before heading up to Oregon for the big campout. We will definitely be staying here again, with and without the dog, and recommending this wonderful little oasis to everyone.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank davisshu
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JanBaechtel, General Manager at Baechtel Creek Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests traveling with their pets! We have 4 pet friendly rooms and we always enjoy our canine guests-they are some of the nicest and well mannered guests! Thank you for taking the time to let us know your experience -after a long summer it is a pleasant reward for our staff!
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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had our club stay at the Baechtel Creek Inn for 3 nights and I could not have been happier. The Staff was amazing, the rooms were clean and neat, the food was wonderful. What more could you ask for. The Inn owner and manager was amazing to us, she took care of everything from making reservations on the Skunk train to making sure everyone had a wonderful breakfast. I can not say enough about this place, if you need just one night or you have a group that needs to stay for 3 nights this is your place. I have planed a lot of events in the past with a lot of different hotels. This one was the best by far. The Redwood Empire Model T club would like to Thank the Baechtel Creek for such a great time!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank cjrjlh
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JanBaechtel, General Manager at Baechtel Creek Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Chris and his group were one of the best groups we ever hosted- just delightful in every way, positive and happy people. We wish all our groups were as easy to host as the Redwood Empire Model T Club was. Chris did an amazing job putting together an itinary that was diverse and fun for his group and there is nothing as plesant as to see everyone having a great time! Thank you all!

Jan & Staff
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Manteca, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We were lucky enough to get a room as 'walk-ins' in the late afternoon! We got exactly what we needed too. They discounted for AAA, so the price was good. The room was very nice. This is an older place, but has been updated very nicely. A complimentary bottle of wine was given to us-extra nice touch! The bed was comfortable, room was spacious enough & quite for the night. AC worked great. The breakfast room is very pretty with outside seating as well & it's very pretty outside! The grounds are beautiful. The breakfast was good, hot items offered along with banana bread! The staff was very friendly & helpful. It was a very nice stay for us.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Cherrie D
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JanBaechtel, General Manager at Baechtel Creek Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
It was a delight to have you as our guest and we appreciate your feedback. We share all comments with our front desk as well as housekeeping staff and it great reviews are all an added incentive to continue to work hard for our guests! Thank you
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We used this as our start to go north through the Redwoods and 1-101 along the coast. They had a friendy staff, clean rooms with comfortable beds. Breakfast was very good with good advice on some side routes to visit locally. We would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brad045
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JanBaechtel, General Manager at Baechtel Creek Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are pleased you were happy with your stay! Reviews always give our staff a pat on the back and opportunities to improve our service and hotel, so they are really very much appreciated!
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

The best in Willits! The staff was wonderfully accommodating in answering questions about area attractions, permitting an earlier than planned checkout due to sudden travel restrictions, and maintaining beautiful facilities! My only negative feedback would be all the service vehicle noise which they can't do anything about. I also really liked that they are a pet friendly place. Would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: All rooms appeared to be on the same 'side'. There's not much to a 'front' view...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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JanBaechtel, General Manager at Baechtel Creek Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
We are glad your experience was almost perfect! We appreciate your feedback and thank you for staying with us!

Jan
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Property: Baechtel Creek Inn
Address: 101 Gregory Ln, Willits, CA 95490-3366
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Willits
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Willits
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Baechtel Creek Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the "Gateway to the Redwoods," we are the premier location for visitors seeking a more individualized, distinctive travel experience and who seek a sense of the local flavor of our county and the historic town of Willits. ... more   less 
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