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Residence Inn by Marriott Chico

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were visiting family in Chico and have stayed here in the past but not in a while. We were happy with the friendly staff upon our arrival at 10:30 at night and were pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and clean our room was. We were traveling as a family and having the extra space to spread out was nice. In the morning we checked out the breakfast which looked fresh and quite delicious. Although we had breakfast plans away from the hotel my daughter couldn't resist making herself a little waffle. I would definitely stay here again upon our next visit to Chico and hopefully it can be longer then one night.

This is an excellent property. It is located close to downtown Chico, about a 10-minute drive away. There are many restaurants and shops nearby. The lobby is clean, large and inviting. The staff is friendly and helpful. My room was very large, clean, and quiet, with a comfortable queen-size bed in a separate bedroom, 2 flat-screen TVs, work desk, dining table, and kitchen with full-size refrigerator and stove. The bathroom was spacious, clean, and well-lit. The internet speed was great. I would choose to stay at this property again in the future.

Stayed here on and off for a 4 week period during Oct - Nov. 2017, on Business. The good points :(1) Employees were great - very friendly & accommodating, from the front desk to the Housekeeping staff. (2) Tuesday night mixer with free grilled food was done very well, and it was nice to be able to eat dinner without leaving the hotel, and not in a lonely room. (3) Location is very convenient, right off 99. The bad points : (1) Parking can be tough, as they share space with an adjacent Marriott hotel, and if they’re busy, you may have to end up parking on the sketchy street (hotel is across the street from the local unemployment office). (2) A minor complaint, but they also do a Monday free mixer, which had a very limited supply of snacks and seemed on the chintzy side for a Marriott , especially compared to Tuesday’s offerings. (3) A major complaint- DO NOT accept a room at the end of the building, with a “00” or “01” number (100, 201, etc). You will NOT get a decent nights sleep , for for 2 reasons : (a) your room is literally right on top of the outer parking lot, where Billy Bob is going to park his big ‘ol diesel pickup truck , and you’re going to hear it / get woken up by it when he revs his engine or has the tunes cranked up when he pulls in . But more importantly, you don’t want these rooms because the building was designed so each room has its own HVAC system, which links into a building HVSC system. Seems like an ok design on paper, but the master unit in that end of the building, right outside your room, on all 3 floors, is so noisy, and worse yet, sends constant noticeable vibrations through the walls , that has the similar effect of Billy Bob’s thumping stereo - only it NEVER stops. It is so irritating that the CIA could use it to torture suspects. My second week, I was put in room 100, woke up first to a loud diesel truck running his engine at 2am, and then couldn’t get back to sleep due to the thumpa- thumpa vibrations. So I asked to change rooms at 3am, and was quickly accommodated by the friendly front desk clerk. This week, I was given room 201, and was reluctant to take it, but figured maybe being on the 2nd floor would alleviate the situation. Wrong again - it was actually much worse, so at 2am, I asked again to change rooms, only to be told the hotel was sold out and I was stuck there. I finally fell asleep around 4am, but had to get up at 6. I didn’t have time to ask the desk to switch my room, so ended up having to stay a 2nd night in the torture chamber , with a whopping 2 1/2 hours or so of sleep - NOT how you want to try and get anything done during the next day ! I would have rated this place at least a 4, but this “no sleep for you” part of the building is a big “zero” in my rating book.

Looking for a great extended stay hotel in Chico with awesome customer service? Look no further than the Residence Inn. Trevin (sp?) went out of his way to make sure that we (my colleagues and I) had everything we could every want or need while staying there and working late at night in the lobby (thank you Trevin and Barrett and everyone!). While this hotel is across the parking lot from the Courtyard, there is no comparison -- wait 20 min for a cup of coffee there or go down the lobby for free coffee at the Residence Inn. The lobby was the place to be at night -- snacks and conversation. Thanks guys, for a great stay!

The Residence Inn in Chico has pretty much everything we were looking for; we need separate bedrooms, and here had essentially a two bedroom apartment, well appointed, clean, and comfortable. There is a commons room where a really good breakfast is served each morning, as well as light dinners on some evenings. It is convenient to the freeway, and has free parking. One caveat: the odd-numbered rooms 105-115 all face an inner area where their laundry runs until about 6:30 PM with a whine like a small jet engine that penetrates the walls; we had to relocate across the hall.

Overpriced. Made reservation directly online and extra charges popped up on my bill after the stay. No one to help with bags. Room was very noisy and could not sleep because it was close to the freeway. Would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

This is a very clean hotel located near the freeway. I recommend it highly. The Courtyard Marriott is right next door to this property. And both are very nice for Chico area. This property has a nice breakfast which is included in the room. Less than 5 minutes you can be at the park. Bidwell park is a great place to swim, hike or just hang out.

When we arrived, we we're greeted by a lovely staff member (Brooke) who asked us about our travels. She wasn't the person who checked us in, but she stayed to chat with us while we waited for the front desk to be available. There were several recommendations she provided that we used in the local area. Another staff member (Lori) checked us in and constantly greeted us as we came through the lobby. She even left us a personal note upon checkout to wish us a safe trip. Didn't think service like this existed anymore.

The room was typical for a somewhat older Marriott brand motel. The room was clean and the staff friendly. There is a Courtyard Marriott in the same parking lot. Their room rates are about $20 cheaper but I chose the Residence Inn for the included breakfast feature. Big mistake. The food was cold and bland. The Courtyard, across the parking lot charges for breakfast but it is hot and coked to order. Plus the cost is only about $10 per person. In other words, to choose the Residence Inn for the included breakfast is a poor choice. One I won't repeat.

Was on the quiet side of town, very clean, and friendly staff. Everything we requested in our reservation was delivered. Extra towels, a room far from the elevator, top floor, etc... Would definitely stay here against next time in Chico.

2485 Carmichael Drive Chico CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Residence Inn by Marriott Chico is located within a few miles (5 km) of National Yo-Yo Museum and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park. This 3-star hotel has 78 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. California State University-Chico is also 3 mi (4.9 km) from this Chico hotel.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


All 78 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and phones are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Residence Inn by Marriott Chico have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 115 reviews