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Redwood National Park Lodging: a Recommendation

Redwood National Park Lodging: a Recommendation

Old Sep 22, 17, 1:53 pm
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Redwood National Park Lodging: a Recommendation

A relatively new hotel has opened that is an excellent choice for people exploring Redwood National Park. It's the Holiday Inn Express in Klamath, CA, approximately halfway between Eureka and Crescent City. The hotel is owned by the Yoruk tribe, which also operates the adjoining small casino and Abalone restaurant.

We recently had the opportunity to stay there and found the hotel to be well-maintained and nicely decorated with Yoruk artworks and photography. The casino is limited to slot machines and, like the hotel, is completely nonsmoking. The restaurant was decent.

The motel offerings in many smaller Redwood coast communities are dated and spartan (some would say dismal), and the Klamath IHG property is a nice addition to the region, and comes with my recommendations. The pricing is relatively high (about $175/night), likely reflecting the superior nature of the facility.
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Old Sep 29, 17, 8:50 pm
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Most Holiday Inn Express hotels are fine for the first year or two after they open. Then they fade fast and seem to be rarely renovated. Ditto for most of the other mid-range chains such as Hilton Garden Inn or Courtyard by Marriott.
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Old Sep 29, 17, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by RichardInSF View Post
Most Holiday Inn Express hotels are fine for the first year or two after they open. Then they fade fast and seem to be rarely renovated. Ditto for most of the other mid-range chains such as Hilton Garden Inn or Courtyard by Marriott.
This is contrary to my experience. I stay at a fair number of different Holiday Inn Expresses and Hampton Inns (these two chains are very comparable to each other), as well as Hilton Garden Inns, etc. IME, they all seem to be kept up and refreshed appropriately over the years. So it probably depends on the particular location(s).

As for the OP's statement about the hotel costing "about $175/night," surely this varies depending on season, holidays/events, day of week, etc.? As well as the particular discount or promo rate one might be able to use (AAA, Senior/AARP, government, etc.)?
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