Hampton Inn & Suites
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We got a decadently late start after the most delicious breakfast served right in our room ... I could get used to this! Eventually, though, we had to get back on the road (I don't know, the innkeepers said something about "vacating" the room ... whatever!) and make some southerly headway. The morning was beautiful, sunny and cool as we made our …
We will be embarking on our journey in t-6 hours! I am so excited to be going on a road trip with one of my best friends. I can't wait to see what sort of crazy shena****ns we get ourselves into. Our bags are packed and we are equipped; kindly by our fathers; with bear mace, regular mace, a baseball bat and a taser. We also managed to throw in some other essential supplies: two handles of vodka, 3 liters of gin and of course some lemons...let's get this show on the ...
... then packing up and driving to Redding to visit my aunt and uncle, we will overnight there and start our long 2 day journey back to Calgary home base.
We decided to have an early lunch at Oxbow market just down from out hotel on the way out it was great again a definite must visit if you come to Napa.
The drive to Redding was uneventful, it took just over 3 hours. The landscape changed from vineyards to farm land and fruit and nut trees ...
... arrived in Red Bluff at 6:30 at the Durango RV Resort. Very nice park and good rate. Mickey was especially happy to get here and out onto some grassy areas. He had been confined inside at the Carr's since they were on a busy highway and have their dogs. Crab Louie's and a nice glass of wine finished off our evening. Home ...
... service. Dennis changed the battery and we hope that is all taken care of. Better here than in the middle of no where.
All of my gear smells like smoke. You notice it when you are out of the main smoke cloud. After a shop does some work for me tomorrow morning I will then head towards home. At least I will go generally eastward.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn & Suites Redding
I've waited to write a review so I could think about my stay at the Hampton. Partly because the rviews all seem to speak so highly of the hotel. I do have to say, the property is pretty and done well. It's location was behind the hotel row, which is what we were trying to get away from. The bad aftertaste merited our response,
Traveling north from Southern California in winter, I knew that Redding was a logical place to stop for the night before tackling the mountain driving on ice and snow in the morning. The Tripadvisor reviews prompted me to stop at this Hampton Inn. The reviews were right on.
I planned a stop at this hotel only because it was on the way in terms of driving. I'm a Hilton Honors member, so I usually try to stay in one of their properties to accrue points. Man, did I luck out! This hotel was fantastic. I had the best night's sleep I've had in a very long time because of their new sleep system - a pile of pillows marked "soft", a pile of pillows marked "firm", a lumbar support pillow, and a guarantee that EVERYTHING - I mean everything - on the bed was freshly cleaned. INCLUDING the comforter. I get a little creeped out by hotel comforters and usually remove them before sleeping in the bed because you never know what that comforter has seen. But this was amazing. It was the most comfortable bed and sheets, the pillows were magnificent and the room was beautifully appointed. I had a king size bed and tons of space in my room. The interenet was easy to get to and I couldn't find anything at all negative about this experience unless you absolutely have to have room service. There is not a restaurant on site, but they do offer a substantial breakfast for free, and it isn't just danish and coffee. It was eggs, biscuits and gravy, cereals, fruits, yogurt, bagels and breads of every kind, all included in the price of your room. Fresh coffee is also available 24 hours a day. I used to think that Hampton Inns were equivalent to La Quinta Inn or Holiday Inn, but this was much closer to the Hilton experience, but at a very reasonable price.
I would recommend this Hampton Inn & Suites. The new Hampton Inns are so comfortable and nice. Well done.
We booked a night here based on Trip Advisor and were delighted with this motel. It's off the freeway in a very quiet area, a real plus. This is a new hotel and everything worked well and looked inviting. There's a fine grand piano in the lobby: a guest was playing Gershwin when we walked in. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and all that we encountered had senses of humor too. The bed was absolutely fantastic: like the Three Bears it was "juuuust right." Another reviewer mentioned the lack of a "comfy chair" -- not so in our case. I needlepointed happily in a very comfy chair for over an hour. The same reviewer noted the air conditioning fan was noisy, and this is true. We did not try the freebie breakfast: these are generally only sugar and empty carbs. It being Redding and HOT, the pool was a popular spot: very pleasant and refreshing. We left something behind and called about it. Housekeeping found it, and we were notified the item would be mailed to us at home: it was waiting when we arrived. We would be delighted to stay here again.
Our family (2 adults, 15, 12 year-olds) stayed here for three nights in mid-June, 2006. It was a really pleasant stay for us. The hotel is nearly new so everything is in pretty good shape. We had a double queen room. It was nicely decorated and while not overly large, it was fine for the amount of time we actually spent in the room. Can't complain about noise or dirt either.
My husband & I stayed at this hotel 7/9/06-7/10/06. We were on a driving trip up & down the West Coast, and we stopped in Redding on our way back home to San Diego, CA. SInce our trip involved long days driving, we checked in late at night (11pm) and had to leave fairly early in the morning. We were pleased to get an upgrade, and pleased that the hotel and room met all the quality standards we have come to expect from Hampton Inns, and seemed even above the usual standards in some ways. I think our room ended up being a suite, but it was quite large with a separate couch, kitchenette area with microwave, fridge, coffee, tea and popcorn, nice big bed with great bedding materials, and everything in the hotel looked very new and clean. There was even a grand piano in the lobby area, which looked nicer to me than some more expensive brand hotels we have stayed in! Some days earlier on our trip, we stayed at a horrible Hampton Inn in Oregon, so this Redding hotel was a complete 180 degrees difference. We couldn't get out of the Oregon hotel fast enough, but the Redding hotel was so nice, we actually wished we didn't have to rush out in the morning. The included breakfast was also good and met the usual Hampton Inn standards, with bagels, muffins, cereals, fruit, oatmeal, a hot selection, juices, teas, and coffee. In the few encounters we had with staff, they also seemed quite nice, pleasant, and friendly. The few "problems" I can think of are very minor and did not detract from our stay at all: the layout of the bathroom & sink was perhaps not ideal in that the towels were all located outside of the shower area, and I'm not sure of the neighborhood the hotel is in as far as sightseeing, proximity, etc. We were just there for a quick overnight stop on our drive, but the hotel did seem a little further off the freeway than some others clustered closer, and maybe seemed a little more of an industrial/business type neighborhood, where it wouldn't be ideal to walk to sights, restaurants, etc. But as I said, overall, I would recommend this hotel highly in a heartbeat, and the price we paid was a very good value.
Hampton is wonderful!
I stayed at the "NEW" Hampton while I was passing through Redding CA. It is beautiful. All sparkling new! Great pool and hot tub. The location is perfect if you are in and around this area (Shasta isn't far away). The staff there are so nice and the beds beat The Westin heavenly beds by far! I can't believe what you get for your money at the Hampton Inns (owned by Hilton) If you check them out and like them as much as I do you'll be seeking them out everytime you travel. Can not beat the Hampton Inns! I travel lots and I can tell you I know what I'm talking about. Even breakfast in the mornings...This is a no brainer!!!