I just completed an extensive road trip and this was the worst experience along the trip. Given that it was also one of the most expensive ($220/night with tax), I feel obligated to write a review.
The front desk was not especially friendly, saying maybe 3 words to me the entire check-in time and not really answering questions. Some strange characters on the property as well - I saw at least two clear transients use the ice machine and head back into the streets. I've spent many years in San Francisco and don't get put off by anything like this, though I can imagine it's not particularly pleasant for a family. That's especially so if you get stuck on the 1st floor - it feels like walking around a prison block.
Additionally, there was no microwave in the room. In fairness, the hotel never told me that the rooms had microwaves. However, after having since stayed in 8 comparable motels (including 3 BWs) over two weeks with EACH ONE of them having microwaves, I think its fair to say that I wasn't wrong to assume that a microwave should be a basic feature like a TV or fridge.
This became a problem because the town of Garberville has perhaps two restaurants, none of which are open past ~8pm. No fast foods, nothing besides gas station food marts. I had planned for this and picked up food on the way in Ukiah. Given the absence of food options within 20+ miles of the place, I would think that the hotel would plan for this, since eating a cold dinner just isn't fun. Aside from that, the room itself was cleaned fine, shower/fridge/TV all worked as expected.
If you are just looking for a place to stay for a night on a trip (where you are coming in late and leaving early), this place will suffice. Just plan accordingly - would probably make sense to eat dinner on the road. As others have mentioned, aside from the proximity to the Redwoods, Garberville is not a particularly pleasant place, with very few people on the streets aside from transients. less