BEST WESTERN Hotel University Lodge,  Davis

4.0/5  - based on 171 guest reviews.
123 B Street, 95616-4636, Davis, United States - See map
+1 530 756 7890 +1 530 756 0245

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  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Spa
    Spa
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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The BEST WESTERN University Lodge is a pet-friendly Davis, CA hotel and is near UC Davis, Davis Farmers' Market and downtown Davis CA. While you are staying at the BEST WESTERN University Lodge, you can enjoy convenient access to the area's businesses and popular attractions. Those traveling on business can enjoy making the most of their trip, as UC Davis and many agricultural companies are located nearby. Traveling is also easy and stress-free - the Sacramento International Airport is just 20 miles away. With the BEST WESTERN University Lodge's convenient downtown location, guests will also have easy access to shopping and dining. Get a taste of the local flavor at the Davis Farmers' Market - it's just a couple blocks away from this Davis, CA hotel. Many local art galleries are also within a short distance, allowing you to enjoy the art and culture of the area. If you're visiting students and faculty, you will only need to walk a block and you'll be on the UC Davis campus. Sacramento State University is also just 18 miles away. Unwind after a long day of working or sightseeing in the BEST WESTERN University Lodge's modern, clean rooms. Guests can expect abundant amenities, including cable satellite television with HBO®, high-speed Internet access, a coffeemaker, a microwave, air conditioning and a refrigerator. If you're planning a long vacation, we also offer suites featuring kitchenettes. Get the perfect start to each day with a complimentary continental breakfast, including coffee, juice, bagels, fruit, waffles and more. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor hot tub, a relaxing patio, an exercise facility, a business center and free parking. For an extraordinary trip to Davis, make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN University Lodge today.

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BEST WESTERN University Lodge,Davis
  • 4
    « Convient + Nice Staff »

    There aren't a whole lot of options for hotels in Davis but this location is pretty ideal. Just a block from campus and 4 blocks from the main bars. They were redoing the front office, so it was a bit janky. I would recommend it!

    3
    « Hotel convenient to U.C. Davis and Downtown Davis »

    Motel was under renovation, and room was small, Major good feature was the location; good bed, and clean. Complimentary breakfast had cold cereals, pastries and other baked goods,waffle maker, toaster. Coffees was good. Fruit and hard boiled eggs. No other cooked eggs or bacon. Big Bear Restaurant is nearby

    4
    « Comfortable in town stay »

    We could walk to downtown and had a great evening at the Bistro - outdoor dining and a jazz duo. The University Lodge was recommended by staff at Best Western in Ashland, OR. Great help for finding a place for overnight off I-5.

    5
    « Downtown Davis CA and UC Davis »

    The hotel location was perfect in Downtown Davis and convenient to University of California Davis. We enjoyed the local restaurants and Farmers Market. Hotel staff was courteous and efficient. Breakfast was convenient and satisfying.

    4
    « Nice Place, Great Value »

    Property is older but you would not know it. The rooms are pleasant, bed comforatble, very clean, fast internet, King room has balcony and chairs. The best part about this property is the price and location. Rates are reasonable and you can walk to University, Whole Foods or the quaint Davis Downtown with shops, reastaurants, book store, coffee shops,etc. Saturday mornings the historic Davis Farmer's Market is held in Central Park a few blocks from the property. Additionally, you are in walking distance to the Davis Arboretum bike or footpath. I am usually a Hyatt person, but the Hyatt's rates in Davis are very pricey. The Hallmark Inn (a few blocks away from Best Western) has a great breakfast bar and stylish lobby, but rooms, bed and TV are in poor condition. You could stay at Best Western University Lodge and walk over to the Hallmark Inn for expresso and a more trendy atmosphere for breakfast (food good.) Unless the Hyatt rates are on sale (under $200), this is my favorite place to stay when I visit my daughter at UC Davis. Not the ritz, but clean, comfortable, quaint and very fast internet. My last nugget of feed back is that the receptionist at the front desk needs to be a little more personable. Definitely consider this property, though.

    3
    « Rooms are too small for 2-3 people »

    The room was small and cramped, no room for a roll-away bed, which we needed. We needed queen beds, but only the double beds were available and were too small for us. The mattresses were comfortable, though. Our son complained about the quality of the TV picture. They did have a grab-bar in the shower. The free breakfast was ample, but featured freezing cold butter and eggs, but they had an assortment of pastry and fruit. Coffee fair. A very small restaurant. Very centrally located in Davis, but if I had to reserve in Davis again I'd go to the Best Western Palm Court.

    3
    « Hotel near UC Davis »

    Hotel is pet friendly but a bit old. A/C very loud. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Close to UC Davis but still need a car to get around. Beware if you bring a pet. You have to plan out your day plan around the check-in and check-out time. Finding a nearby pet sitting service is difficult.

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    Davis, California is one of America's sweet college towns Shady streets, beautiful old houses, college environment, and an up and coming Shakespeare Festival. This location offers a place close to the Festival, you could actually walk from here to the venue. There are nearby restaurants which offer outside eating spaces under large, shade trees. The hotel is well cared for, and while the breakfast area is small, there is a patio just outside, upstairs, which can be used for a beautiful place to have breakfast. All in all, a tidy choice. Will be back next year for the Festival and this hotel.

    4
    « Excellent location, thin walls »

    Super location. Big, clean rooms. But if you need to get on the road early, be forewarned- breakfast doesn't start until 7. Also the walls are thin. The front desk staff was friendly and efficient. Would definitely stay here again given the chance.

    3
    « Convenient location in the heart of Davis »

    Stayed here while visiting my daughter. Our room was a good size, very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The front desk staff were so friendly, and always greeted us with a smile. Enjoyed the coffee, bagels and fruit every morning before walking around town. Great magazine shop around the corner. Lots of shops and restaurants within walking distance. The Wednesday farmer's market, with fresh produce, food vendors and music, is right down the street.

  • 4
    « Orientation for college »

    Great location and very easy access to the college and downtown. Would recommend to anyone for either business or pleasure. Staff was helpful and friendly and the rooms were very clean and had everything that we needed.

    4
    « A great, pet-friendly motel in Davis »

    This review is over due. Last summer and fall (2015), my husband and I had to spend quite a bit of time in the beautiful town of Davis because our dog had major surgery at U.C. Davis and required several follow-up physical therapy sessions. The BW University Lodge was one of our two, go-to motels. It is clean and extremely well-situated (literally in the heart of downtown, where everything is within walking distance), and the young staff provide a level of service that is hotel-worthy. I am not a motel gal, but having no choice, this lodge exceeded expectations. You won't find top-notch amenities here, and some of the rooms have a bit of a funky lay out, but if you want a clean, well-situated, well-run place to stay with your pet, you won't be disappointed.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    This hotel is always clean and the staff friendly. The rooms are large and the beds are comfortable. I stay here every time I'm in Davis. The location is an easy walk to all of the dining, shopping and the Farmer's Market.

    4
    « Great place to stay »

    we had good experience to stay there for the college visit. it's convenience, clean, comfortable and good price. only Jacuzzi is small but its not big deal. we used small gym at night as well. Break fast was good selection to enjoy it. we will be back to stay again in the future.

    5
    « Great lodge in great location »

    From reservation/check-in to check out, all of the staff were fantastic!!! I took my dog up to have surgery at U C Davis and they made us all feel comfortable (including Mr. Darcy), they asked how he was doing, and really made us feel at home. The lodge is located right next to the Black Bear so you're not too far from yummy food. There is a little market, a spa and a UPS store right across the street as well. And you're right next to a leisurely walk by a creek--just lovely! The room had a fridge, microwave, and safe in it. The bed was super comfy. Truly a great property with wonderful staff. Can't wait to go back! Thanks for making our stay so comfortable and welcoming!

    4
    « Friendly staff - but might as well skip breakfast »

    Like many hotels in this class it is more of a motel, i.e. the rooms all open onto the parking lot or balcony. However security does not appear to Does not appear to be an elevator to the 2nd floor rooms so travel light. The breakfast was lacking. The choice was reasonably poor but the room used is smaller than one of the hotel rooms. It took just 6 guests to make it feel overfull. Not helped by the situation that 1 person will take up a table for 4 and no one will ask "do you mind it I share the table with you". One reason this did not happen is that the tables are a little small. The staff are VERY helpful and friendly though. I was working just 2 blocks away (did not know that when I booked the room). I was allowed to leave my car at the hotel and walk to work. So arrived stress free. I would definitely stay here again but will skip the breakfast.

    5
    « Annoying early morning lawn mowers »

    The room is fabulous, but the early morning lawn keepers was annoying and hard to catch some extra rest. Loved the continental breakfast with polite staff. Conveniently located near downtown within walking distance.

    4
    « Outstanding Hotel »

    Located next to the UC Davis campus, this is an outstanding hotel. We wanted to visit the arboretum at UCD and we were within walking distance. After a day of walking all over the campus, the hot-tub felt great. There were several good restaurants nearby. It's a great place to stay for a UC Davis visit.

    3
    « Relatively quiet place »

    The pickings are slim in Davis for accommodations. This property is well situated a couple of blocks from the UC Davis campus, and a few blocks from the center of downtown Davis. The rooms are in fairly good repair and are well cleaned. I would say the mattress is ready to retire in the room we were in, but that is really the worst complaint I would make. Breakfast is adequate but not bounteous. The staff were all friendly. Quiet rooms are on the property, which is important to us. Many of the hotels in Davis are close to or front the railroad tracks, and this BW is nowhere near to any of that. When we find ourselves in Davis next, we will stay here.

    5
    « Satisfied with this property »

    This was a very good motel in a great location, a short walk from downtown Davis restaurants and shops, and a very short drive to the UC Davis campus. The property has reasonably up-to-date furnishings, carpets, and bedding. The rooms are good sized with comfortable beds, and they are clean. The front desk staff was helpful in suggesting restaurants and giving directions. Also, there was a decent continental breakfast. Furthermore, the price was reasonable for the area. I would highly recommend staying at Best Western University Lodge if you are visiting Davis.

  • 4
    « Davis' best place to feel the town... »

    A good downtown location is the greatest asset of this place. Is very nice to be so close to Central Park and the Farmer's Market. Since I was visiting for a three day long course, I was also close to other downtown hotels where I went to pick up my class mates. This gave me a quick look to all of them and I was able to compare. My lodge had the best friendly service by far. The only matter left to ponder was the tiny size of the breakfast room, which I skipped since it was so full, being the modified kitchen of a town house. Other than that, my stay was great and I was able to walk to my heart content in beautiful, baby-sequoias-shaded downtown Davis, CA.

    5
    « Best Western Campus Inn. Davis, CA »

    For those wishing to be in Davis, close to downtown, across from the Park with their Farmers' Market, this is the place. Dedicated staff and the price is right (ask for the special rate if you stay a week or longer!)

    5
    « Great location in downtown Davis »

    This is a great place to stay in downtown Davis. Great location, easy to get to, and decently priced. Within walking distance to everything - restaurants, shopping, farmers market. Super friendly employees. Great breakfast included.

    3
    « Not bad, not great »

    Most hotels in this area are higher priced then they should be because of the College(s) That said this hotel was not bad for the price, clean and comfortable. The price was cheaper on their site then on Hotels.com, so do your shopping. The breakfast was nothing much but worse was the room it was in, tiny and hard to get around just to get a bagel, never mind trying to toast it. I would rather a cheaper price then the breakfast.

    5
    « excellent rating on hotel stay »

    I think it was over all a nice fine sweet hotel to stay atto a point that I would stay at this paticular hotel againit is all worth it to me because I get points on my rewards card for the hotel stay and the fact that there is an internet computerand thebreakfast room with the cold t hot coffee t juices and the coldt hot foods

    4
    « Central to Davis »

    Checking in was quite easy, we were accommodated for a larger bed when requested. Located close enough to go anywhere in central Davis. Breakfast is help-yourself style and very adequate. Rooms were made and cleaned daily and the gym was not busy at all.

    4
    « UC Davis Visit »

    This was a visit for a sick dog at UC Davis. Hotel was convenient and satisfactory for our short stay. We chose this location because it was a pet friendly location, even though we did not have to bring our dog there.

    4
    « just over night »

    We have stayed in this hotel before when visiting our daughter. It is located close enough to walk down town,which in Davis is nice since parking is hard to find. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean. The beds are comfy. The breakfast is the usual, fruit , cereal coffee. The price is good, and it is a place we would recommend, and will stay at again.

    4
    « Good Value »

    I enjoyed my stay at this hotel, it is very central to downtown Davis, places to shop, and restaurants. It was my first stay in Davis and I was able to find my way around easily. Good value for the money. Davis is a big University town and downtown is really quaint. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I am sure I will be back.

    4
    « Hotel Accomodations »

    Overall experience w/this hotel - very good! -the staff was courteous and friendly -the breakfast amenity was welcomed -the internet service provided was fast & dependable -the cleaning staff did an excellent job -the hotel location w/regards to where I needed to be was perfect

  • 3
    « Comfortable Place to Stay for the Night »

    We spent one night here and have no complaints. The room was standard hotel size. It is a two story motel that is clean and quiet. One thing that concerned me initially was the lack of outdoor lights when we first arrived (night). We had the bottom end unit and it was difficult seeing the door handle. We mentioned this to the lady manning the desk and the next thing we knew, the lights were on. The surrounding area appeared safe...definitely a college area. We would use this lodge again if in the area.

    3
    « Clean, a Best Western? »

    The motel is clean, kinda small. Decor is updated. Breakfast was strictly continental, didn't have any hot food, boiled eggs, bagels, pastries, waffles and cereal. Coffee, juice. Small area to eat, formerly a room maybe? Located near all of downtown Davis, walking distance to almost everything. Lots a food nearby. No pool. Okay deal for the money.

    2
    « Thankful we only had to stay one night »

    After reading the reviews, I figured this was a good place to stay. Not so. The parking lot was full when we got there. The room was postage stamp size small. The door almost hit the bed when it opened. It's a good thing the 3 of us staying in the room all like each other. Our room was right by the stairs. Because of this, the lights outside were brightly shining all night long. I don't recommend a room by the stairs if you're light sensitive. Even with the curtains closed, our room was light up pretty well from them. There was NO HOT WATER! We weren't told/warned on checkin. We called the front desk after the first cold shower in the evening and were told they were "working on it". Still no hot water for the morning shower. Breakfast was stale cereal or not so good tasting waffles. On the plus side, the room was clean and we felt safe sleeping there.

    4
    « UC Davis Visit »

    Room was a good value for our 2 day stay. Service was excellent and so is the location. Rooms were small for a family of 3, but we were often out of the hotel on a campus visit. We would stay there again due to the value and staff, but have also stayed at the other Best Western which had nicer rooms.

    5
    « Still my favorite Best Western in California... »

    This simpler older-style motel beats all its competition, for me, partly because I find it the most conveniently located, but mainly because I find its staff most conscientious and caring. As I have mentioned before, this property isn't fancy--though its gardens and fountain helped me relax and the exercise room appears well appointed and I noticed several other guests working out admirably (which activity might have relaxed me even more, but, alas, I have yet to get myself to indulge). The continental breakfast, served from 7 to 10 am, offered more than enough for me--hard boiled eggs, yogurt ,bagels and croissants are my favorites (plus I saw orange and apple juices, coffee, tea, milk, cereal, other bakery and waffle makings every day). The WiFi worked well--easy to log in to and usually it let me stay logged in over periods of inactivity. Campus, downtown and train sounds never bother me, so I rested easy at the University Lodge while I visited Davis again on (what could have been much more) stressful business.

    5
    « Exactly what it's supposed to be: elegant in its simplicity »

    I grew up in Davis and now live in San Francisco where I work in the hotel industry. Was back in town for an old friend's wedding and was pleasantly surprised by the service I received and the comfort I experienced. A special thanks to Larry at the front desk who listened to the particulars of what kind of room I was looking for and assigned one that exactly fit my specifications. This is basically a perfect example of a well-run two star hotel/motel. Nothing fancy, but totally complete in making you feel at home while you're away from home.

 

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·From: Interstate 5 south. Go on 113 South to Russell Boulevard Exit and turn left. Take Russell Boulevard to B Street. The BEST WESTERN University Lodge is located right on B Street three blocks to 2nd and B Streets. ·From: Interstate 5 north. Take Interstate 80 West to Davis. Take Richards Boulevard Exit right to downtown. The BEST WESTERN University Lodge is at 2nd and B streets. ·From: I-80 west or east. Go to Davis and take Richards Boulevard Exit to downtown. The BEST WESTERN University Lodge is at 2nd and B streets.