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Rodeway Inn Riverside

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was looking for a last minute reservation. That's how I ended up there. I've stayed in worse places. The neighbors were having a fight and locking each other out of the room. I don't know if they finally quit or I took enough tylenol pm to kill the noise. The coffee in the office was awful. But I didn't rent the room for the coffee. If you have other options, you might want to use them. Otherwise, it's a place to stay.

Good location, low prices and nice staff. Beds barely uncomfortable. Very bad WiFi, we can't connect our devices. The bathroom had good water flow and temperature. I didn't see bugs or roaches as other reviewers says. This place isn't bad at all but need some remodeling.

It started with check in. The girl at the front desk was so rude. She was also dealing with the maids, and the way she spoke and yelled at people was horrible. It's hard to believe they get any repeat customers. The towels had brown stains on them, the walls and ceilings had stains all over them, . Wifi was free but that's a good thing because it NEVER WORKED!!!! When I would call the office to ask the night guy, Gregory a question, he always said I don't know.Don't you think as a night manager, you should make some decisions???? So many scary people walking onto property from the street. Druggies, etc. Scary! Rude staff, No WI-FI, and didn't feel safe! Wont be back!!!!

I originally had a three night stay booked. I chose this hotel because I had Choice Hotel gift cards to use and they are listed as one of the hotels that accepts them. Guy at the front desk told me they don't allow gift cards - even thought they had the gift cards advertised in laminated signs at the front desk. He could not explain why they advertised gift cards that they don't allow. I got to my room and immediately noticed the curtains were not completely hung due to broken rods, the bathroom sink was already backed up - it was just disgusting. I ended up paying for the first night (with my credit card because they said they don't accept gift cards) but checked out after three hours. Even though I lost the money I paid on a room I didn't use, it was worth it just to get out of there. Place is crawling with scary people and it just didn't feel safe, despite being next door to the police department!! Bottom line - DON'T DO IT!!

We pulled into the parking lot and it didn't look to bad at first. Then we had to go to a side window as if it were a drive thru in order for the manager to open the door. We got two rooms. One with one Queen size bed in it and the other was a double bed for my son and my God-son. My youngest son and I were going to share the queen size bed. We walked up the stairs where there were men smoking and drinking alcohol and one of the men asked my son did he know where he could find some CUSH at or if he had some. My youngest son and I went into our room and I pulled the blanket back on the bed and there laid a LONG PIECE OF HAIR(NOT MINE) whoever the person was that stayed there before me. Then we went to inspect the bathroom. The TOWELS and BATH CLOTHS were BROWN as if they had already been used. (mind you the towels and bath cloths were WHITE) They had NEVER been WASHED and I left out of the room and told him JOE (was his name and he was the OWNER or either the MANGER) his name was on the sign that you see when you walk into a hotel to let you know who the GM is or the OWNER of the establishment. I took pictures of both of the DISGUSTING items and I told him that I wanted MY MONEY BACK. His response was at First, there is NOTHING that I can do for you. I replied back to him, Your Better call the owner or whoever your BOSS is and get me my REFUND RIGHT NOW!! I was NOT going to STAY in that place nor was I going to make my son stay there either. Well he claimed that he called his BOSS (which mind you HIS NAME was on the PLAQUE as the BOSS) So he claimed that he told him to VOID the transaction so that my credit card wouldn't be Billed. Joe claims that was All that he could do for me and that my $66.27 would be back on my credit card in 2-3 days. Well guess what? That was January 30, 2016 and here is February 4, 2016 when I am placing this review and I STILL HAVE NO MONEY. He also tried to NOT GIVE my Oldest son his REFUND of $75.00 dollars after he told him that his room was only going to be $72.00. My son has NOT gotten his money RETURNED either. Joe claims that he VOIDED out both transactions so that our MONEY wouldn't be REMOVED. But HE LIED. The Money from BOTH CREDIT CARDS was REMOVED AND NEITHER Of us have seen our MONEY BACK!!! I WANT MY MONEY BACK AND SO DOES MY SON!! I told this man that he should be ASHAMED of himself selling rooms that LOOKE like that to ANYBODY, let along a mother and child. THIS IS NOT SOMEWHERE THAT YOU SHOULD EVER BOOK A RESERVATION TO>

This is probably one of the worst hotels we have stayed in. First of all, my initial reservation was lost - thank goodness I called to confirm and made a 2nd reservation! The help is friendly and that is probably the only nice thing I can say! The room left a lot to be desired: 1 - the shower head feel off on my husband when he turned on the shower 2 - hole in the wall behind the door knob that was attempted to be covered up by a door knob protector 3 - coffee pot in the room but they no longer supply coffee 4 - the bathroom light timer was taped to the wall 5 - furniture had holes in the upholstery 6 - the paint job was half done - too many corners cut and incomplete 7 - TV signal kept cutting out I think the ultimate part was when we called to complain about the room after our stay, the lady took our phone number so the manager could call us back and guess what - we never got a phone call back!

It's a very bad hotel , I don't know where to start , the lady's working the office didn't know what they were doing , it was filthy mess , the room wasn't the one I reserved , it smelled and the carpet and furnisher was stained ! The sheets were like sandpaper and the bed was lumpy , I picked it because of them being pet friendly , we really had no choice but to stay , never so happy to leave ! Don't stay here πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž Free wifi , never did work

Stayed here over mo6 cause they have a pool and mo6 don't. The room was ok except the bed that was so incomfortable. They say they have breakfast on web site, they offer toast, that's it toast n full size coffee cups. Not sure the extra money over mo6 was worth it.

Since I read the other reviews previously, I kind of expected the condition of the hotel to be a lot worse. The hotel staff was really nice, and the room was quite comfortable. It is a little run down, but not bad for the price

This was the least expensive of the chains in Riverside. Rodeway Inns usually are near the lowest price. It was clean and fairly quiet. I had a single story room though. You want cheap? It is ok. You want upscale? pay for it at a higher end chain. You pay for average.... you get average.

10518 Magnolia Ave Riverside CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center

Rodeway Inn Riverside is a short stroll from Kaiser Permanente Hospital Riverside and Castle Park Amusement Park. This 57-room motel has in-room conveniences like kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves. Located centrally in Riverside, it's also near Citrus State Historic Park and Galleria at Tyler.


The 57 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. For entertainment, guests can enjoy cable TV. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards.

Property features

Rodeway Inn Riverside features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

53.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 22 reviews