We stayed at this hotel on August 5, 2013 after having driven nine hours from Central California. We were planning to stay in Ashland and/or Grants Pass but the air quality was very poor due to the forest fires. At check in, the young clerk was very cheerful giving us a rehearsed list of amenities of the hotel, i.e. the pool and Jacuzzi (which we were looking forward to after the long drive), breakfast in the morning until 10:30 a.m., and a restaurant recommendation with a card for a free shrimp cocktail. She pointed out the lodge area with large windows looking out over the ocean. After she went through the list, she then told us, "Unfortunately, the pool and Jacuzzi are out of order. Sorry." Our room was fine and clean and had a nice view of the ocean and lighthouse. Later we went down to the lodge area to find out it was Closed "due to construction." There were construction materials stacked up all around the rock fireplace. We decided to go for a walk to the lighthouse but it was also closed due to construction. All around the hotel are signs indicating evacuation routes in case of a Tsunami, which is a good thing. However, in the morning we were getting ready to check out and all of a sudden an outrageous horn starting blaring that was so loud, it could only be warning of a Tsunami. I ran out onto the balcony and several other concerned guests were out as well and we're all looking at each other, mouthing what is this. I ran back in the room and called the desk and asked what that horn was for. She "laughed" and said, "Oh, they test the Tsunami horn the first Tuesday of every month. Don't worry." Don't you think there could have been some kind of note from the hotel somewhere advising its guest of this. It was rather unnerving. At 10:05 a.m. we walked down to the breakfast area and there was absolutely NO food left. Other guests were standing around looking for food as well. I said we were told breakfast was until 10:30 a.m. and that is what they were told as well. The two women who were quickly taking out the empty pans, etc. told us it ended at 10:00 a.m., sorry. When we checked in, we were told check out was at Noon. While I was drying my hair at 10:45, I was reading the information on the back of the door and it said check out was at 11:00 a.m. and if a guest stayed beyond that time, they would be charged another day charge. I called down to the desk and explained what I was told and this clerk said, No, it's Noon. Don't pay attention to the notice on the door. Although, this is probably the "best" hotel in Crescent City, it was a bit unnerving that there was so much incorrect information at a place that cost $179 a night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront Lodge, only 30 feet from the edge of the rugged Northern California coast, is the premier hotel in Crescent City, CA. During your stay, enjoy sweeping ocean vistas and a spectacular view of the famous Battery Point Lighthouse from one of our modern comfortable guestrooms. Our gracious hotel is also located in the heart of scenic Redwood country-truly an outdoor lover's paradise where hiking, fishing, bird-watching, and whale-watching opportunities are plentiful. Our inviting rooms are designed for comfort and relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oceanfront Hotel Crescent City
- Hampton Inn Crescent City
- Crescent City Hampton Inn