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Sausalito, California
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The Blue Gum is a small family-owned place. I've stayed there several times during the winter for its proximity to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. It's clean, the heat works, the bed is comfortable, and it's quiet since it's away from the freeway. The manager is friendly and helpful. There's no bathtub, just a shower. It's a good value if... More 

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Genoa, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The room is very clean. The room is very old. Wi-Fi is very limited. Local TV channels only. I have no complaints because this is a very quick trip. You definitely are staying in a $50 room. There's nothing wrong with the room it's just not luxury.

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Katoomba
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Across from a beautiful stand of blue gum trees, on a deserted road, we found the Blue Gum a quiet and peaceful stay on a long drive up the Interstate 5. The pool is no longer functioning, and it was built in the ugly brick hotel style of the 60s, but for the price it was perfect. No freeway noise,... More 

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Ramona, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This was easy to book. Had a nice photo. But.....This room did not have hot water. No soap was provided. The bed was broken. And TV went out after awhile. Do not stay here. What a dump. Nothing more to say.

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1 Thank 287kerimac
Olympia, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2015

If you just need a stopover, the Blue Gum will suit you just fine. The woman that checked us in was very pleasant and accommodating. We didn't get to the motel until 2 am. She was there to help us within a couple minutes. Everything was impeccably clean, except we would suggest they tear out the old carpets and install... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Quiet, clean and affordable. Great place for birders on a budget. The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is only about 15 min away from the hotel. Front desk is helpful with maps and suggestions for places to eat in Willows.

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Greenville, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

What a great place! Popular in the 1950s and still popular today. Our neice learned to swim in that pool 50+ years ago. The owner, Pratima, has everything in Pristine condition from the paint on the walls, fresh linens, weel manicured grounds and always a B-I-G Smile. We encourage our friends and family to spend the night here whenever in... More 

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2 Thank HughJoyBrown
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

We love privately owned small motels and a lot of times they are hidden gems. Not this time. Price was right but that was about it. They say kitchenette but there were no utinsels etc. Went to borrow or get some from front desk and they only wanted to part with 2 paper plates and we needed 4. The kitchenette... More 

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Vista, California
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116 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

I both liked and disliked the Blue Gum, it's that kind of place. It has a very 60's motor court feel to it probably because when time stood still there. It's on rarely traveled stretch of hiway 99 a couple of miles off the well traveled I-5 which now has almost all of the motels and leaving most places like... More 

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Northern California
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Stay here for the gorgeous full-sized pool surrounded by a big lawn and shade trees! I brought my favorite folding lounge chair and several books and hardly moved for four days. It's perfect for a summer get away. The rooms are just so-so but it's great to have your own microwave and refrig. The price is really reasonable and it's... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Blue Gum Motel

Address: 2637 Hwy 99W, Willows, CA
Region: United States > California > Willows
Price Range: €68 - €73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Gum Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“If you want a clean room with sufficient accommodations at a great price this is where you want to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles AMBlazek, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“This is a great place for those who want quaint, clean, and peace-filled. There were many small birds and hummingbirds to observe around the pool area. This hotel is far enough from the freeway for quiet, yet close enough for easy on/off access-about 5 minutes away.”
 of 5 bubbles HughJoyBrown, 20 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Just ask for the right amount of beds to get the right room. All rooms look fine and the pool is only a few steps away. -you can buy drinks, water and chocolate bars at the check-in Be prepared to drive to willows for dinner - no restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles Laura154945, 23 May 2012 | Read review
“all rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Betty241, 13 May 2012 | Read review
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