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Route: From Sunnyvale, CA to Redding, CA
So we're finally, officially, heading north today – homeward bound! It was really interesting planning this leg of the trip because there were so many options (in terms of state parks and great sights) to check out, but we think we’ve found a good balance and look …
Though we covered a lot of distance today, we didn't really do a lot of things. It was a day of ups and downs. We started off in Benbow, at the inn. As we found last night, the place was lovely with an old world feel to it. We got things packed up and ready to carry down for the most part (3rd floor room... no elevator), then went downstairs for …
... not a good combo for me but Robin was very chilled and enjoying every minute...
We stopped at a view point but mist and snow blurred the vista although now it was now more like sleet... and certainly was no longer laying ..obviously the temperature was rising thank goodness.. the road then descended quite quickly into a really cute village called Willow Creek..where Bigfoot has been seen many times..so there is a museum dedicated to him which was closed for winter ..shame.. ...
... re. voting results. First we would like to thank all that participated or shared in our fun. Several emails came directly to our emails and were not posted in the blog.
We should mentioned that some people did THINK they were going to cast their ballot but were sidetracked with other things. (Is that a good excuse or what uh?) Others simply didn't want to get involved with such serious ...
... Merchandise Museum with goods representing the 1880's. The Blumb Bakery operated until 1918. It was restored to house a working business. One can catch a glimpse of goods being baked in a period authentic brick oven. We really enjoyed our visit to Shasta although the town was "closed" today, except for the bakery.
A few miles farther west on highway 299 is Whiskeytown Lake. The 39,000 acres surrounding the lake hold ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Redding
Friendly, Caring Staff
The staff at this motel, both behind the desk and in housekeeping were friendly and cared about the satisfaction of their guests. They were knowledgeable of the area and gave good advice regarding area attractions.
The People Made the Difference
I just spent 5 weeks @ Travelodge in Redding Ca. My stay away from home was awesome. Its nice to have friendly people who are so helpful when you are away from your family for so long. The staff there really made my stay enjoyable and pleasant. I recommend it to anyone who needs a family stay away from home.
Thanks to all the pleasant people @ Travelodge. I would diffently return as a matter of fact I already have.
Quiet location, great breakfast
Took my 92 year old Dad on a trip to see Shasta Dam, and needed to stay overnight.
This hotel is exactly how the other reviews said (except for the negative review).
The room was big, clean and OH SO QUIET.
The toilet/bath room is small and was a bit diificult for Dad to maneuver. I should have booked a handicap room.
Got the room I asked for, $9.00 more than the price quoted. But it was late and I didn't want to argue.
The "free" breakfast at Miner's Cafe, right next door is really free!! Cooked to order, filling and tasty. It's Included in the room price, easily a $5.50 meal.
If you are in the area on a Sunday most of the better restaurants are not open.
We went to the Sunday night $10 pasta buffet at the Win River Casino. Outstanding food!
We stayed here while heading back north to Portland; by stopping in Redding overnight, one can avoid going through the mountain passes in the darkness. If there's snow during the night, they don't plow until morning, and they might require chaining up (a major hassle-there aren't too many people around in the night to help with chaining up).
Here's what I liked about the Redding Travelodge: an attractive indoor hot tub, pleasant desk staff, a fridge in the room was useful for storing dinner leftovers, plenty of towels, fruit at the front desk, and a certificate for a satisfactory short-order breakfast at the next door cafe.
Here's what I didn't like about the Redding Travelodge: it's in a part of town that's deserted at night, there's a small unheated outdoor pool in the parking lot, the hot tub is in dingy isolated room, under the beds was dirty and dusty, I found a sock under the edge of the bed, there was a used coffee stirrer in the bureau drawer, a blanket had dried brown crud on the corner (the desk staff brought a replacement blanket, but did not remake the bed), we did not run our heating unit and thus the other heating units from other rooms were easily heard by us, the pillows were thin and the fridge runs off and on at night, which kept waking me up.
The room cost about $70 without taxes; I think $60 would be a fairer price.
Re: eating in Redding- Jack's Steak house gets rave reviews; they are closed on Sundays so I didn't get to try them out. We ate at Logan's, which offers very good value kids' meals. My kids loved tossing peanut shells on the floor. The babyback ribs at Logan's were tough, boney and undercooked.
Fantastic hotel- Attractive, very comfortable and newly deocorated rooms,exceptionally clean and well maintained, extremely helpful and courteous staff, convenient location. Complimentary hot breakfast served in an adjacent restaurant was so much nicer than the typical continental breakfast.
Pleasant surprise - great room and staff!
As was mentioned by another review, I was also a bit apprehensive about staying at a Travelodge, and I had read on other sites the location (N. Market Street) is a questionable area of Redding. Well, I was pleasantly surprised.
The hotel appears to have been renovated not too long ago, as our room was very clean and had a fresh appearance -- it was also very large. We stayed in the 'sleepy bear' room, which includes 2 queens and a separate room with a double-bed (intended for a child, but comfortable enough for adults), all for $77. The area of town is fairly quiet and seemed just fine -- its about 10 mins from the busier side of town (Hilltop Drive).
The manager, Steve, was very helpful. We had requested a crib (they provide one no charge), which is normally available on a first-come first-served basis. Upon arrival, we were informed the cribs they had were already taken, but Steve was taking care of this. About 20 mins later, he shows up at our door with a brand-new crib for us to use!
As for the breakfast, there are pros and cons. You are given a voucher to use at the diner next door, which is very quaint and traditional. PROS: you essentially get a cooked-to-order breakfast, based on the amount of the voucher (about $3.50 per person). Our breakfast was very good, and beat a continental b-fast by far. CONS: you may have to wait if you come during the morning rush (the diner is fairly small). If your in a hurry and have a smaller family than we do, there is the option of sitting at the counter. You will need to pay for any extras above the voucher amount -- for our large family (I have 4 kids between 3-12), it came to about $10 including the tip. For me, it was worth it.
Overall, this was a very nice experience. We're hoping when we stop again we can try the outside pool (too chilly to try swimming this time).
PS - Make sure to stop by and walk the Sundial Bridge during your visit to Redding -- its free and my kids loved it. Very nice to see at night (when lit) as well as the during the day.
What a great hotel it is!
We stayed at the Travelodge in route to Oregon. I called ahead and talked with Steve at the front desk, he was very pleasant and helpful. We reserved a room and arrived a couple of hours later. Because Travelodges are not normally rated too well we were a little worried about what to expect, were we in for a surpise! Everything was clean, had a little kitchen area, a full size refrigator and microwave. Nicely decorated, bathroom was spotless. We looked inside of the laundry room and found it to be better than any we have seen in a hotel, clean, table and chairs to sit and wait, vending machines and nicely decorated. As it has been mentioned in other ratings the breakfast voucher was a wonderful way to start the day, no cold dry cereals or stale pastry as is normal in most continental breakfasts. Steve suggested a couple of resturants upon our arrived and we had a great dinner after our long drive, thank you Steve.
Great Place to Stay
We stayed here one night as we were passing through on a vacation. The room was perfect. Everything was so clean and fresh, rare in any motel room. Even the fridge gleamed with cleanliness and was larger than the usual motel fridge. Our king bed was very comfortable, the bathroom first rate and everything was decorated nicely. The room was pleasantly scented as well. Not perfumey, just a nice clean smell. We were given vouchers for the cafe next door and were able to have a nice breakfast before we set off on our long days drive. Far better than your average free continental breakfast. All this for a very reasonable rate!
I would definitely stay here again and I wish that the other Travelodges we stayed at on our trip (South Lake Tahoe and Walla Walla, Wa) were half as nice as this one.
Nice place! Great price!
We stayed in Redding for 3 nights, We traveled with 3 teens and myself and husband. We stayed at the Best Western next door to the Travelodge . We spent 110.00 a night. The "Spa" was cold and filled with some kind of foam the room was cramped and we had to rearrange furniture to make room for a rollaway and they did not have a microwave .
The next night we moved to the travelodge next door. He charged us 78 dollars for a HUGE room with a kitchen stove and all . It must have been nearly three times larger than the BEst Western room. It was immaculately clean. The indoors spa was awesome with tables chairs and tv. The pool was nice too, It is equiped with a special chair to lower those wheel chair bound.
Instead of the usual continental breakfast they have a coupon good for everyone in the room for the restaurant next door. It has great food too, You can use the coupon for a light breakfast with beverage or use it toward a larger meal Our total for the 5 of use was 4.00 . I will stay again Great value!!!!!!!