Half-hearted recommendation A review of Travelodge Redding
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.