Red Bluff wins over Redding
07/09/2018 OdysseyLover, San Francisco, California
I will never stay in Redding again, when traveling through the Central Valley, after the late August weekend I spent in this unexpected little gem. It is hard to tell from photographs that it is a mot... more
I will never stay in Redding again, when traveling through the Central Valley, after the late August weekend I spent in this unexpected little gem. It is hard to tell from photographs that it is a motel with an original look and feel that appears to be well-loved by its owners. There is no shortage of good people in Redding, but the hotels there have too many customers to care about treating guests as individuals.
Destiny — that really is her name — went out of her way to meet my need for a room as close as possible to my car, and welcomed me with the quiet pride of someone born and bred in this town where people seem to ‘try harder,’ in the competition for customers with the big(ger) city a half-hour drive to the north. A front office manager from a faraway country — I think her name was Jayu — was notably gracious, though firm in her insistence that she could not give me a late checkout because of the many firefighter guests rotating in and out on an early clock. As she and everyone else had gone out of their way to make me comfortable, I could see that she truly would have been more flexible in different circumstances.
The well-designed desk and office chair in my room were a gift, as I had work to do.
Leaving on Monday morning, I was impressed by the vigorous cleaning of the swimming pool, and by a smiling housekeeper who — like Destiny — seemed to be a Red Bluff native.
Being looked after by a mixture of ultra-local and exotic staff members working well together is unusual for this area — in my experience — and was most enjoyable.
I looked for antelope, but did not see any. less
BestWesternRedBluff, Destiny - Front Desk at Best Western Antelope Inn & Suites, responded to this review
Thank you so much for this glowing review of our staff and property. We all work hard and take pride in our establishment and we are glad that it shows. You did stay during a very busy time and there was a lot going on. We are happy to know that all of the chaos did not change the service that our guests receive. We certainly do hope to see you again the next time you travel through. Until then please travel safe!