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Rodeway Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here recently, in conjunction with a business meeting. I chose this motel because of the good reviews, as well as the low cost. When I checked into the Queen room, I was pleasantly surprised to find it had a microwave and refrigerator. The flat-screen TV was large and quite new, and connected to what appeared to be Dish network with lots of available channels. The interior of the room, although this is an older property, was neat and tidy and very clean. The bed was adequately comfortable. The only negatives I noted were that quite a bit of traffic noise from the adjacent highway (US 99), but I'd think this problem is common to most of the motels along Motel Drive, as it parallels the highway. Also, the registration desk was unable to provide me with printed receipt from my payment (I'd reserved using the Choice Hotels website) other than my credit card receipt. This is only a problem if you're needing a receipt in order to submit for reimbursement through your employer. I'd certainly stay at this location again.

I stayed here while traveling from San Francisco to Yosemite --a 6:30 pm arrival to SFO made me unable to drive all the way to the park. The room was basic, clean and comfortable. Great price! Breakfast was adequate. Parking lot very well-lit, I felt safe, even with a 9:30 pm arrival.

Stayed in a room with 3 double beds which was fairly spacious. The room was clean, a bit dated but functional. There was a pool and the breakfast was fairly basic. Its not walking distance to any food options but the staff were friendly.

We had reserved a nearby competing property but learned of a ISP issue before checking in there. We worried about finding any alternative, but a quick phone call to this Rodeway Inn reveled a better option. Fortunately for us Manny & Rosie were extraordinarily helpful in briefly holding a room while we confirmed we could cancel our previously made reservation. We were traveling with our grandsons so having a pleasant experience was very important for us. This experience was pleasant and we're glad to have found this Rodeway Inn. It's clear that the ownership/management here really cares about this property.

I stay 200 nights a year in hotels for work, diamond member on Hilton and choice. This clean, well run and nostalgic motel was a nice break from the usual hotels. No complaints at all, except breakfast is very basic.

We stayed at this hotel based on convenient location and pretty good reviews from other visitors. The rooms are decent size, resonantly well equipped for this price range and very clean. The biggest problem we experienced is the deafening freeway noise you will hear from probably every single room! This place is located smack dab adjacent to a very busy freeway, and the traffic does not stop or diminish - its 24/7. Our room had single pane windows, and the freeway noise is really bothersome, even with all windows closed and curtains drawn etc. I woke up twice in the middle of the light because of the traffic noise. If you must stay at this hotel, be sure to bring ear plugs!

Arrived late after delayed flight to Sacramento. Front desk staff very friendly. Room was small in an older property but was renovated...very clean, good TV and new mattress. Shower height was designed for a VERY short person but no issues with water pressure and heat. Room AC was a little noisy; highway noise would bother some people but not us. Breakfast was minimal at best, but I usually skip the breakfasts at budget hotels. Good deal for the money. Travel plans changed such that we passed through Merced again several days later. Came without reservation and earlier discounted rate honored. New room was upstairs, just as clean, with tub and shower perfect for a 5 FT. person but no issues with water pressure/heat. Good overall experience. Skip the breakfast.

Online reviews were badly mistaken. This is an older Hotel of cinder block Construction badly in need of renovation. Try somewhere else in Merced. The only real bright spot was one of the first Rooms Unlimited ended trip it had lamps that allowed you to read in the room. From the CRT television to the cracked and rusted sink in the bath this place deserves lower ratings than it has online.

Stayed here twice & left relaxed & rested. Cozy rooms, comfortable bed, micro, mini-fridge, coffe maker, hairdryer. Very quiet j the family that runs it is just lovely. I had a problem with the tv on my first visit & before I hung up the phone they were at the door! Reasonably priced also.

We stayed here after visiting Yosemite because it was the best of the terrible looking hotels in the area that were available. Staff at the front desk were kind, but there was some sketchy activities in the parking lot. Plus the freeway noise was very loud, breakfast was minimal (clementine, stale looking corn flakes, weak coffee with dry creamer, packaged pastries and Sunny D orange drink), and the rooms were dingy. fortunately there were no bugs or critters! Definitely would not stay here again!

1001 Motel Dr Merced CA

Hotel highlights

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

Located within a mile (2 km) of Poker Flats Casino, Rodeway Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Merced County Courthouse Museum. This 30-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Merced and also close to Merced County Fairgrounds and Applegate Park Zoo.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rodeway Inn's 30 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LED TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Free local calls, desks, and free toiletries are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Rodeway Inn enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 152 reviews