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TravelPod Member ReviewsHampton Inn & Suites Redding
Just a good place to spend a night. My definition of three stars is that I would stay there again. An example of a five star hotel would be ANA in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn & Suites Redding
Too expensive for what you get and you get somethings you shouldn't
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,
It is located in what seemed to be a business commercial area. When we checked in it seems fine. Yet, at night i just didn't feel safe. Alot of seedy people were just hanging around the area. I asked the people up front if the place was safe. They said it was. Another couple staying there said they were asked for hand-outs three times that night. Stacy's husband pointed out we were only a rocks throw from an adult bookstore. Within ten minutes of returning from dinner, we too were asked us to pay for gas for one man and right after that another woman said she needed to get a locksmith because her kids locked her keys in the car at the restraunt across the road. My husband offered to help try to open her door and, you already guessed it. She said no thanks, I just need the money.
As for our room it was fine, But honestly, well over a hundred dollars for one night to sleep. Too expensive for what you get. We actually got a cheaper price using a travel agent than what we got when we called the hotel. Why is that? You know that they have to pay the agents. I was told it's somewhere like 10-20%. I don't know why nice and clean should cost an arm and a leg. We'll look elsewhere.
Good Choice in Redding
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.
The Hampton Inn was a beautiful, new, clean property. The small business center with internet access enabled me to check road conditions and send e-mails. The front desk staff were also constantly updating and posting chain requirements and road conditions for I-5.
The room had an elegant bathroom with granite counter and the beds were comfortable. The breakfast buffet had excellent, fresh doughnuts, eggs, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, fruit salad, yogurt, cereal and plenty of tables.
The only downside to this location was that there were no restaurants in walking distance. But with a bit of driving I located a nearby mall with an Outback Steakhouse.
As roadside motels go, this is a 'stay again' the next time I'm traveling north on I-5.
In a word: SPECTACULAR!
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.
They have a nice breakfast each morning that was adequate for all of us. There was the standard pastries and cereals as well as a different hot entree each morning. Now don't expect restaurant quality entrees, but they were fine! There was always fresh fruit, a couple of juices, coffee, and a couple of different milks.
There is a very nice pool area. Just beside the pool area there are a couple of landscape fountains and a chair or two. It was just a pleasant setting.
I will probably stay here again if we find ourselves headed to Redding in the future. Hopefully they will keep the property up so it retains is nice ambience!
Wonderful Hampton Inn
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.
30 day stay
I agree with the first review with a few additions.
The chair and ottoman are in the rooms with one bed. If you get two beds then no chair. There is a computer chair at the desk. Neither chair is that comfortable for my larger size which has not been a problem in other hotels.
The WiFi works well. No problem signing in from the third floor.
I agree with the elevator issue. This week another guest dropped a cup of coffee in the elevator and until housekeeping could clean it up the elevator was unusable.
I did have a noise issue with the rooms and especially the hall. Guests allow the doors to slam and it is very loud. Also, there is a large gap at the bottom of the door so any talking by guests in the hall or children screaming will be heard in your room. I also was able to hear the guitar playing next door. I can't believe that a new hotel wouldn't have better insulation.
I am here on business for the month of July (over 100 each day) so need to work in the room on the weekends. If the AC is on - 1) it is very noisy; and 2) it is cold. If it is off the room gets warm fast. Luckily I am on the east side. It really needs a fan available without having the AC on all the time.
There is a laundry room available with two washers (one is a large commercial) and two dryers. Each cost 1.50 to run. They also furnish scented liquid detergent and scented dryer sheets.
One caution: the bathtubs are very slippery - no grooves or rubber mat so be very careful.
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!!!
This is the first review of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Redding, CA. I am a seasoned traveler and will give you the good and the bad and some tips on your stay.
The good news is that this is a brand new hotel. It opened in February of 2006. It is modern throughout and well cleaned. The HOUSEKEEPING staff seems excellent and is the best part about this hotel. (sincere compliment!)
I always try to get a room with a large comfortable chair and foot rest/ottoman. Calling the front desk (the day before arrival) I asked for this kind of room and they indicated that the hotel only had rooms (suites) with fold out couches. I booked the room. Got to the hotel and went into a very nice suite. King bed, fold out couch. 27 inch tv (very few cable channels!!!!!!! CNN was the highlight of the package) Bathroom with toilet and tub (with extended shower curtain) basin(sink) was outside of the bathroom proper. Desk for work, in room high speed internet. Small fridge (quiet type), microwave over and wet bar.
While walking by another open room I saw a chair with ottoman. I called down to front desk and arranged for one to be brought to my room. THEY DO have the chair/ottoman but the original front desk person had not been in the rooms and didn't KNOW!!!!! They made an exception for me and brought one from one of the regular rooms to my suite. chair and ottoman were average and not a real LA-Z-boy or anything really good.
HAMPTON used to offer a COMFY CHAIR guarantee...NOT ANY MORE
ATTENTION HAMPTON...GET REAL COMFY CHAIRS!!!!! LA-Z-Boy recliners for big people! (I don't work for lazy boy, but have 3 at home)
ATTENTION MANAGER: train your people by having them go into EVERY ROOM IN THE HOTEL!
Attention guests: to know how hotels are furnished ask to speak to the head of housekeeping!
The room I had featrued a western exposure meaning the SUN WAS BEATING down on it during the HOT Redding afternoon. While the Air Conditioning worked fine, it was the typical noisy type. Individiual installation at the window controlled by thermostat on wall.
ATTENTION DESIGNERS: a very low speed fan on air conditioner after the room cools down would help ALOT> ALSO, this is the 21st century, figure a way for the curtains, when closed, to NOT blow in the air conditioner's breeze!
Awnings or shade trees would help here!
Noise was not a big problem from other guests.
Note, there is ONLY ONE ELEVATOR in the entire hotel. It was extremely HOT as it is not air conditioned. When this elevator goes down for maintenance YOU WILL NOT be able to get to rooms on the second and third floor if you have mobility problems!
How in this day and age only ONE elevator is installed in a brand new hotel is beyond me.
The hotel has a HUGE high tension power line tower on its northeast parking lot. This won't bother you unless you believe in problems associated with magnetic fields.
The neighborhood is nothing special, nothing bad, nothing within a short walk that would help a hotel guest. Within a 2 mile drive there is a shopping mall with Sears, JC Penny, Macy's. A number of restaurants. A Safeway grocery store and so forth. Target and Wal Mart sort of nearby (via car) too. I suppose one could walk to Safeway but it is about 6 city blocks.
There is a delivery system for numerous restaurants...but surprise they don't deliver in the afternoon (2-5 pm)
I did not avail myself of the free breakfast but it looked standard hampton faire. Small pantry that does sell frozen foods and a few goodies at outrageous prices ( small orange juice 2 bucks)
Pool, exercise room do exist but I didn't use them.
All in all this is a very nice hotel in that it is new and very clean. I do hope my comments are read by those in charge of the hotel. I paid about $125 plus tax for this room. hilton silver member, AAA discount. Early arrival allowed at 1pm, but I called again that day to remind them at 11:30 am.
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