This is now a Comfort Inn, and was nicer than we thought it would be, based on the price (we did get a significant disount with our organization membership, however). This was a short overnight stop on a long road trip this past weekend, but I wish we had had time to stay longer. I booked ahead and requested a quiet location because we would be arriving around midnight, and called several hours before our arrival to make sure someone would be at the front desk. They were very helpful and friendly, even at midnight, we got a great quiet location facing a lovely courtyard with a pond and the pool, not the freeway, and the room was very clean. There was a slight antiseptic aroma when we first entered the room but it was gone after a minute or so. The quiet room vent and pillow-top mattress made for a quick trip to Dreamland. They provided three pillows for our king bed but we always bring our own so I can't comment on the quality of the pillows (they aren't feather/down and they aren't those awful super-fat foam monstrosities). The only slightly negative thing was that they didn't use a fitted sheet on the bottom, the flat sheet wasn't tucked in very well, and my husband's side came out during the night (but he didn't notice it so no sleep lost). The bathroom was small but had a recently tiled floor, a nice bowed shower curtain rod making for a roomy shower, and the sink had a new granite countertop. The fridge was great for chilling our drinks and refreezing our cooler’s ice packs. There was also a small (!) coffeemaker and a microwave that we didn't need this time. There's a free breakfast but we had to leave before it was served (6 am on Sundays). The pool looked nice and free internet is available, too, but we didn’t have time to use those, either. If we ever need to stop in Modesto again, this is definitely where we'll stay, and hopefully we’ll have enough time to enjoy the things we missed this time.
I travel extensively for my job, but on this occasion I was traveling for personal reasons. My brother, sister-in-law and I had driven up to Modesto from Los Angeles to attend a family funeral. We were unfamiliar with the area and unsure where to stay, so we arrived with no reservations. It was late in the day after a very long drive, and we were exhausted. I normally stay at Hilton Hotels, and we first stopped in at the Marriott down the street, but the rude attitude of the desk clerk sent us right back out to the car despite how tired we were. We had passed the Comfort Inn, so I called to check on availability and rates. Claire, the front desk person, was utterly charming. She was so helpful and friendly on the telephone that we decided to check out the property. When we arrived, we found a clean, well-maintained facility and a smiling Claire. She was professional and efficient, but also very warm and personable. Our rooms were great, and we loved the courtyard with the koi pond. My sister-in-law commented that it was like a secret oasis. The next morning, Claire was still on duty, and still smiling and gracious. A second young lady was also at the desk, and although I did not get her name she was every bit as friendly. We don't often get to Modesto, but should any of us ever have occasion to be there again we have agreed we will most certainly choose the Comfort Inn based on this experience.
I stay in Modesto several times a year and have a new favorite hotel: the Comfort Inn. I liked everything about this hotel down to small touches such as providing a rubber bathmat. The bed was perfect; the new flat screen TV with HBO was just fine, and I enjoyed the view of the peaceful courtyard with its Koi pond right outside the sunny breakfast room. As for breakfast, they serve a full, hot breakfast with eggs, waffles, and oatmeal along with the usual muffins and pastries. And finally, the staff are all outstanding. The hotel is exceptionally well-run, perhaps due to one of the two managers being there every day, all day. The hotel is located in the best area by the Vintage Faire mall and has a fine Mexican restaurant next door. This area is quite commercial with several hotels in this area and a CVS pharmacy, but the Comfort Inn property is lush with large shade trees. I've stayed at a few Modesto hotels and have finally found the best one.
My family and I decided to visit Modesto, and the reasonable prices caught my attention. When I checked in, the girl at the front desk was surprisingly upbeat and friendly. There were freshly baked cookies set out, and the lobby looked very clean and stylish. As we got up to our room, the only thing I wish they would fix is there is no air conditioning in the hallways, just open windows. Our room had a wonderful view of a koi pond and the pool, which was nice because we did not want to face the parking lot. Our room was a little small, but made up for it with lots of amenties. Microwave, refridgerator, coffee maker, and a VERY comfy bed. All in all, must say we had a wonderful experience.
I was In town for a few days in February 2012. I needed to checkin early, like 11am and the front desk clerk was very accommodating! They let me check in early. I also was impressed by the room. It was very clean, not too spacious though. I had a nice view of the pool/ patio area. I didn't eat the breakfast... So no comment on that. The next morning, I needed toothpaste and the front desk clerk also gave me that, at no additional cost! That's always very nice. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to others. The location is nice, kind of secluded from what I remember and I like that. There's a couple fast foods close by... And the mall is about 1/2 mile away.