Pretty much what you'd expect when booking an old style "mom and pop" motel. Older property, reasonably maintained. Small rooms with minimum amenities - but all you need. Friendly check in. Parking right in front of your room - which is great when traveling by motorcycle. The room was quiet and clean. Water pressure in the shower was a positive surprise! Wifi worked well. As with most of these old style hotels, there are really not enough electric outlets to charge all the toys. Great location in walking distance to "downtown" restaurants.
Stayed Sat / Sun. Quiet and restful. Very comfortable bed. Pillows just right. Nice bathroom. Great shower water pressure. Fun to experience the motor court motel style where you can park your car in front of your room. Friendly owner. AMAZING nice and cold A/C System in 105 degree temperature!
Stayed here in mid July for 2 nights. This is an older motel so it does not have the amenities of any of the major chain hotels. When we arrived, the room was blazingly hot. The air conditioner (in the closet) worked fairly well and cooled the room to a comfortable setting. I'm a musician and get to stay in all kinds of hotels and motels across the land and I must say this place has charm. Sure, the rooms are small but everything worked and the bed was quite comfortable.I would certainly stay here again. I found the owner to be accommodating and friendly. I recommend the Frog to anyone looking for a simpler time. The door still uses a key.
The only thing we liked was the name and location. Overpriced at $86.99 per night. We had to string an extension cord across the room to get one of the bedlights to work. Wifi did not work. Crack in the door allowed flies in the room. Shades on the windows did not block light from outside. Our room was lit up all night. Dirty baseboards and lampshades. Reality did not meet description on Expedia. We are surprised that with all of the regulations in California a rundown motel like this would still be in existence.
This place is old and filthy. So filthy, that there were big bugs crawling on our bed. We left the hotel that same night. There was no place to leave the key (the motel was so old that it still used a physical key) in a early/late drop off box. So we called and left the manager a message about how we were really dissatisfied with the room condition, the bugs, and that we will be leaving immediately. We also told them that we left the key under their door mat. The next day they called to just say sorry and that was it.
My boyfriend then called back and said we wanted a refund because we didn't even stay. The manager said that "oh we were waiting for you to call back for a 50% refund" . If they wanted to give us the refund then why didn't they just have the courtesy of just refunding it then? Why did they have to wait for us to call? My boyfriend argued with the manager to get our full refund because he was trying to haggle the amount of refund we would get.
We highly recommend that you don't stay here. Even if it's just for the night like we did because we were from out of town attending a wedding. It's dirty, it has bugs, the wifi doesn't work, the bathroom looks like old dormitory bathrooms with the old school little pink and yellow tiles that fits a single skinny person (I wished a had flip flops when I showered because it was disgusting), the ac was in the back of the closet with no door, a small dinky old school tv, and the management is not helpful.