Featured Motels in California

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SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn BW Signature Collection
SFO Airport Hotel, El Rancho Inn BW Signature Collection
3.0 out of 5.0 1100 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA
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4.1/5 (2334 reviews)

Overall good stays, a lot open parking, staff could be a bit more friendly

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020
Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Millbrae Square Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Artichoke Joe's Casino and The Shops ...
Desert Inn Motel
Desert Inn Motel
2.0 out of 5.0 1100 East Main Street, Barstow, CA
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2.2/5 (320 reviews)

No WiFi and loud guests with paper thin walls. It’s extremely shady but if shady is what your looking for they don’t ask questions here

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020
Situated in Barstow, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Barstow Community Hospital, Western America Railroad Museum, and Mojave River Valley Museum. Tanger ...
Good Nite Inn Buena Park
Good Nite Inn Buena Park
2.0 out of 5.0 7032 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA
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4.2/5 (1626 reviews)

It was very clean on the outside very neat and clean clean on the inside the staff was very friendly

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020
Situated in Buena Park, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Medieval Times, Knott's Soak City Water Park, and Knott's Berry Farm. Buena Park Mall and Adventure ...
National Inn Garden Grove
National Inn Garden Grove
2.0 out of 5.0 9797 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA
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3.7/5 (774 reviews)

We enjoyed our stay here very much! Everyone was very nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020
Situated in Garden Grove, this motel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Garden Grove Park and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Asian Garden Mall. Gem Theatre and Kindred Hospital Westminster ...
Pacific Inn
Pacific Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 2332 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
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4.2/5 (943 reviews)

updated interior, clean, comfortable beds, soft towels, friendly staff...located in quiet area. only drawback was the walls were a bit thin and you could hear your neighbors talking but they were relatively quiet and we had no issues getting to sleep. would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020
Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey State Beach, Monterey County Fairgrounds, and Del Monte Beach. Monterey Bay and Fisherman's ...
Motel 6 Sacramento, CA - Old Sacramento North
Motel 6 Sacramento, CA - Old Sacramento North
2.0 out of 5.0 227 Jibboom St, Sacramento, CA
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3.1/5 (815 reviews)

The room came with everything i needed and the staff was friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020
Located in Central Sacramento, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of American River Bike Trail and Discovery Park. Golden1Center and K Street Mall are also within ...
Good Nite Inn Camarillo
Good Nite Inn Camarillo
2.0 out of 5.0 1100 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA
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3.9/5 (1333 reviews)

I like the place it’s nice and near the restaurants and the outlets.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020
Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Camarillo Premium Outlets and within 3 mi (5 km) of WWII Aviation Museum and Cantara ...
Spyglass Inn
Spyglass Inn
3.0 out of 5.0 2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
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4.2/5 (915 reviews)

This hotel is situated on the bluffs just before the main part of Pismo. It has gorgeous views, fire pits outside to roast marshmallows, and a great restaurant! The beach access is pretty steep if you have little ones. Would stay here again 🙂

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020
Situated on the waterfront, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Avila Hot Springs, Margo Dodd Park, and Pirates Cove. Pismo Beach Pier and Monarch Butterfly ...
Station House Inn
Station House Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 901 Park Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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4.1/5 (918 reviews)

We were pleasantly pleased with the room amenities and loved the heated pool.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020
Located in Lakeside Park, this beach motel is within a 5-minute walk of Heavenly Valley and Lakeside Beach. Heavenly Gondola and The Shops at Heavenly Village ...
Stargazer Inn and Suites
Stargazer Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5.0 1046 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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4.0/5 (1118 reviews)

The rooms were very clean and spacious but there were a good amount of other guests that were outside smoking cigarettes and cussing/making phone calls outside at all hours of the day. We also we managed to make it when there was a huge group of motorcyclists so that was loud and awesome... we took ...

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020
Situated in Monterey, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Don Dahvee Park, Monterey Bay, and Fisherman's Wharf. 17-Mile Drive and Cannery Row are also within ...
Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld
Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld
2.0 out of 5.0 3880 Greenwood St, San Diego, CA
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3.9/5 (1359 reviews)

Nice room & bathroom comfortable bed , good places to go to around The area like fast food restaurant other stores & More

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020
Located in Point Loma, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Old Town Trolley Tours and within 6 mi (10 km) of SeaWorld and Marine Corps Recruit Depot. San Diego ...
Covina Motel
Covina Motel
2.5 out of 5.0 1637 W Garvey Ave N, West Covina, CA
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3.4/5 (44 reviews)

Good motel clean and good staff only thing is they charge you for ice

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020
Located in Walnut Valley, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Del Norte Park, West Covina City Hall, and Doctors Hospital of West Covina. Emanate Health ...

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