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“Old-style motel, good price, Aug 08”
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Valley Oaks Inn
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Woodland
Tacoma, WA
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Old-style motel, good price, Aug 08”
Reviewed August 7, 2008

We were driving past at about 10:00 p.m. last night and saw the sign from the highway. It was close to the freeway and the sign said, "$55" which sounded right for the headed-home leg of our road trip. The man behind the desk gave us the AAA rate of about $61.00 and things looked orderly and clean in the lobby so we checked in.

Our room was on the second floor facing into a tidy courtyard/alley. The room smelled pretty good and was warm but cooled off to polar after a while when we turned on the air conditioner. The carpet was newer and clean. The mini fridge was clean and shiny. The TV was okay. There was a seating area with a table and two chairs and an armchair and sofa that were not sticky or scary. The pillows (two on a queen bed) were firm and thick and the sheets and towels were clean.
We slept great and enjoyed the stray kitties and chickens in the back corner of the property in the morning!

We hate hearing noise from neighbors in a motel and didn't hear any this time.

The small outdoor pool and spa looked clean and nice. With more time we would have stuck around for a swim.

There was continental breakfast but we slept through it because the bed was comfy-especially for the price!

I think this place may be under new management since the previous reviews because the couple (man when we checked in, wife when we checked out) were chatty, professional and the place was clean and tidy outside and in.

They do have a couple smoking rooms if you are a smoker but our room smelled smoke-free.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, quiet and easy access from the freeway and the pool.
  • Disliked — They don't have king beds.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed April 14, 2008

On my way Back to Oregon with my Wife and her brother. Great trip Wonderful weather as we drove through the california coast. Made our way up the state. Saw the AAA billboard and pulled off. Really great location directly Off the i5 highway. checked In Very Friendly Staff, Checked in within a few minutes, very close parking available. For $77 it was perfect. Loved the continental Breakfast and the coffee was great. Def. stay again!

  • Liked — The Price and the Breakfast!
  • Disliked — nothing Bang for the buck
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Albany, Oregon
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Reviewed January 9, 2008

This was a terrible experience..dirty rooms, unflushed dirty toilet, used tissue on the floor, heater that overheated and set off smoke detector, pillows without cases all of this in the first room. The exchange room smelled of stale smoke (nonsmoking room) and when we requested a fefund we were informed that there would be absolutely no refund...motel policy. They have a five minute rule for refunds, no exceptions. The male manager who was assisiting us through this fiasco did not acknowledge he was the manager instead said we would have to talk to "his manager" the next morning. We left the motel and stayed at the Best Western next door. When we came back the next morning we found out he was one of the managers and he and his wife were on days off and would not return for two days. We were traveling through on our way back to Oregon so had to just leave without settling this situation. A subsequent phone call to the manager gave no resolve either. The cleanliness was disgusting but the heater issue was of a serious nature and they presented it as no big deal. We have notified their local fire department and asked for an inspection. This is life treatening. This motel is listed with AAA which is why we chose to stop there.

Stayed January 2008
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Property: Valley Oaks Inn
Address: 600 N East St, Woodland, CA 95776-6111
Location: United States > California > Woodland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Woodland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Valley Oaks Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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