BEST WESTERN Hotel Apricot Inn,  Firebaugh

4.0/5  - based on 150 guest reviews.
46290 W Panoche Road, 93622-9719, Firebaugh, United States - See map
+1 559 659 1444 +1 559 659 1449

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    24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
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Whether visiting central California's San Joaquin Valley for business or pleasure, the BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn in Firebaugh provides unparalleled comfort and quality. Near Fresno, CA and in between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the small community of Firebaugh and the BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn are conveniently located off the I-5. While this area is noted primarily for its agriculture (it has been called the Cantaloupe Capital of California), it is also an area rich in history and other attractions. Visit the farms surrounding this Firebaugh hotel and learn about growing almonds, grapes, cotton and more. Just minutes away you'll find Eagle Field, one of the last remaining WWII airfields in America, featuring a museum and drag racing track. Guests also enjoy sipping local wine at the historical Cardella Winery, or soaking their cares away at the relaxing Mercey Hot Springs. Known as the Jewel of the San Joaquin, there are also ample fishing opportunities nearby. Business travelers passing through the area or those working nearby appreciate that this Firebaugh hotel offers close proximity to the Bureau of Land Management, General Farming and the local power companies, GE and PG&E. Looking for a pet-friendly hotel in Firebaugh? You've found one in the BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn! This quiet and comfortable property offers additional amenities that include an outdoor pool, a multilingual staff and a 24-hour front desk. Our cozy and spacious rooms all offer satellite television, a microwave and refrigerator. Plus, guests can start their day off right with our complimentary continental breakfast. Contact our friendly and helpful staff to book your stay at the BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn today! Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn,Firebaugh
  • 5
    « Nice surprise in the middle of nowhere »

    We stayed here last minute while driving through the middle of California on our way back to AZ after visiting family for Thanksgiving. We normally try to make it to one of the bigger cities, but we were tired and ready to be done driving. This hotel was a nice little surprise. It had obviously been recently updated. The rooms were very nice and clean. It is right off the freeway, so if you are on the freeway side of the building there is bound to be a little freeway noise. Our room was quiet. Breakfast in the morning started at 5, which was great since we wanted to be on the road before 6. Breakfast had eggs, sausage, cereal, muffins, etc. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

    4
    « Nice little midway stop on the highway! »

    We stopped here mid-way on our Thanksgiving drive. It was a nice hotel - looked like our room had recently been remodeled. The breakfast was a standard BW breakfast - I LOVE the waffles. :) I would stay here again.

    4
    « A good place to stay while traveling I-5 »

    This is a good stay while traveling I-5. It is in a good location for our travel plans and we have stayed here multiple times. All the hotels along this I-5 corridor are single night stays and this is a good one to get some sleep. not a lot of food options but doable

    5
    « BW Apricot Inn »

    Very clean and well maintained property . The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast had eggs and sausage and not just cold items. Plenty of parking which can be a problem for us as we drive a large pick-up truck. As the hotel is just off the I 5 freeway and tucked behind some gas stations the signage could be better

    5
    « Nice »

    I was there in Sept. The room was very clean and comfortable. The woman at the desk when I checked in was very nice and helpful. She looked up an address for me and printed out the directions. The woman that was there later was also very helpful. I am staying there again later this month.

    3
    « It was okay.... »

    During our road trip, this was the place that made the most sense, distance-wise. For that, it was okay. There is a small outdoor pool that we didn't use, no jacuzzi and no exercise room. Our unit had a small microwave that was useful, but not all the rooms have one, so ask about it if that's important to you. There was visible wear on some of the furniture, and the bathroom floor had a strange, slick surface. Couldn't tell if a wax had been improperly applied or what, but it was a bit dangerous. The wait at the reception desk was surprisingly long; service there was very slow. And we were road-weary. The room was a good size, especially for three adults, and we were pretty comfortable. The included breakfast was great.

    4
    « Great Digs for an Out-of-the-Way Place »

    We discovered this hotel and location years ago when we got lost on the wrong freeway. We have not stayed here for quite a few years, and were pleasantly surprised by the room upgrades. For being in the middle of nowhere, the rooms are decorated very nicely and luxurious, with modern décor. They included a microwave, fridge and free wi-fi. We arrived VERY late in the evening and the desk clerk was pleasant and helpful. This location is situated in an agricultural area. Trucks in the parking lot pointed to lots of workers staying at the hotel; however it was quiet when we arrived. Enjoyed a little laugh as we passed all the boots lined up outside the rooms, but not messy at all. There was plenty of area behind the hotel to let a pet sniff and do their business. A sign posted in the office DOES state insects that can be in the area, advising to keep doors shut. We left ours open a crack for a bit too long and did get a couple flies and nats. The breakfast had many good choices, including protein, cereals, fruit, breads and pastries.

    4
    « Wonderful stay »

    Good folk's and nice place, very accommodating. Guest laundry and mini refrigerator a big plus and breakfast was ready at 6am. Location was excellent for where we were working, but dining out was limited. Parking was not an issue.

    5
    « Middle of Nowhere... Great Place to Stay »

    It was the name of the Best Western that drew us in. Apricot is my husband favorite fruit. We had stopped at one Best Western in another little town, not good, no vacancy, no cars in the lot. So I looked up the closest BW and saw this one "Best Western Apricot Inn" We called and they were friendly and had a vacancy. When you've stayed at every Best Western up to Best Western Premier. You can see the difference in them. A Regular one can be just a nice as a Premier one. The BW Apricot was just perfect for a good night sleep.

    5
    « Close to Interstate 5 but quiet »

    Often when returning from a race weekend at Thunderhill Raceway we head straight for this Best Western as we know we will be treated well with ample parking for my race car trailer, a quiet nights sleep and a good breakfast in the morning, those sweet rolls from the Edna Bakery are the best.

  • 4
    « Hotel was fine but there was no place to get a meal except fast food »

    This BW was located at a point when we were ready to get off the road and rest. The hotel was clean and the service was good. Un fortunately,there was no place to eat except very basic fast food Mc Donalds, Subway and Foster's Freeze

    4
    « Best Western Apricot Inn »

    Very friendly staff. Slow internet. Swimming pool out of commission during my stay. Rooms clean. Location of property convenient from freeway. Staff kept breakfast essentials as neat as possible, providing fresh fruits and coffee as necessary.

    4
    « Newly renovated »

    The rooms appear to have been newly renovated and were nicely decorated, spacious, and clean. Breakfast was included -- nothing fancy but there were plenty of options. Staff was polite and helpful. It is conveniently located right off of the 5 freeway, one block from a McDonald's. The outside area was functional. Not a destination, but a good stopping point for a drive on the 5. I could not hear any freeway noise or noise from other rooms (although I am not sure whether the adjoining rooms were occupied). Blankets on the beds were put between two sheets -- I'm not sure if all Best Westerns do this but it seems a smart way to keep them clean.

    4
    « unscheduled stay from road trip toSan Diego »

    Had a better experience during an unscheduled overnight stay from drive back to SF from UCSD graduation ceremony than fancy "suite" in San Diego. The suite accommodated 6 but had only 1 bathroom (took 3+ hours each night to prep for bed for each to wait their turn). At Apricot Inn we took 3 rooms & enjoyed the lovely breakfast - at San Diego, we were treated to complimentary coffee in the lobby.

    5
    « Hotel stay »

    Love staying at the Apricot Inn. This was our second time since it is a half way point on our way home. Staff are always helpful, love being able to walk to eating places, and room is always quiet and very clean. We will definitely stay again in the future if in the area. The highway access is also very easy if you are on Interstate 5.

    4
    « Apricot Inn stay »

    I was very pleased with the Apricot Inn and the staff. The room was clean and the Hotel was immaculate. Swimming pool and close to fast food, restaurant and Gas station on I-5. The breakfast was adequate with a lot of choices. I would recommend the Apricot Inn to my friends and family.

    5
    « Denise was awesome! »

    Not only was Denise extremely competent in handling our check-in, she also explained some of the benefits, value and extra features of your Best Western rewards members perks. We barely pay attention to the emails we received on your program. But thanks to Denise, we will be paying more attention now. A keeper for sure!

    5
    « Nice, pet friendly motel with nice people »

    Perfect spot to stop in mid-California. The person at the front desk was fabulous! Her name is Carmen (I hope. I had her name written down and it got lost in the move. We stayed there on 5/13/16). When I told her my air conditioner was not running properly, she came to my room to see if she could help. When it would not cooperate with her, she moved me to a different room, offered to carry my bag and then made sure all was right with the new room. The room was standard, clean and quiet. It was an easy in, easy out for our moving van. The checkout gals were super nice, too.

    4
    « Don't be fooled by the exterior »

    SAdly, the area right next to hotel looks abanonded and run down and it looks like it's part of this hotel. Once inside, totally different story. Rooms recently renovated and breakfast area too. All clean, up to date, and wifi was good.

    5
    « nice and quiet !! »

    very nice and quiet stay !! I would recommend it highly !!there are about four different gas stations with markets attached to them and there is a mcdonalds a subway and a fosters freeze too . it was closer to eagle field the all the hotels in los banos so the choice was easy !!

  • 3
    « apricot »

    Standard best western. Staff was friendly and helpful. It was ok for a hwy stop.The surrounding area could use a little work. Food and gas are nearby so it makes for an easy short stay. Dog friendly which is a plus for those of us with qa pooch.

    5
    « Best hotel so far »

    A great place to stay! Friendly staff that greeted us during the night we arrived! Rooms are delicate- newly remodeled! It is cleane and look great! Good beds with nice madrasser! And we live the quuck will fi! I hope to find more hotels like this along the road to last vegas! Thank you guys!

    4
    « Happy Apricot Inn »

    The staff was wonderful and super friendly. The breakfast exceeded my expectations. The had a wide variety of items to choose from. Unfortunately I question how well they clean. When we walked in, the room appeared update and smelled clean. The bathroom though wasn't terrible but there were signs of the past guest. Hair in the tub and trash on the floor. I'm hoping it was a fluke. Overall I would stay again and give it another try.

    4
    « Last minute business road trip »

    I have stayed at this Best Western about 4-5 times over the last couple years on my way to and from San Francisco area on business and personal trips. If you want a quite place to spend the night with really comfortable beds this is the place. This is a hotel along I-5 in a very non populated area with a Foster Freeze, Mc Donalds, Subway, and a couple of gas stations and a gift shop. I could have chosen to stay north or south of this hotel but I didn't, always a good nights stay here, enjoy,

    4
    « Good room »

    Very nice hotel. Quiet and secure. Brand new rooms. Very friendly staff. It's about 9:45 and there is a lot of traffic on 5, plus we are all tired. The closest hotel was this one, so we decided to stay here. Lady at the front desk was very nice. As soon as we walked into the room, we were treated with a pleasant aroma. Everything was quite new. It was very nice. The only thing is that it was quite cold, but I guess it is the middle of winter.

    4
    « Clean, Well Kept, Good Service and Dog Friendly »

    We don't often travel with our dog and, due to some initial confusion as to which room was available, we saw first-hand that the pet-friendly rooms receive extra cleaning (including carpet shampoo) between uses. The staff was friendly and helpful and the king bed was very comfortable. The wi-fi was fast and the the included breakfast featured sausage, eggs, a waffle machine, yogurt, juice, etc. All in all, it was a good place to stay and we are happy to recommend it. As others have noted the nearby restaurant has closed and the only alternatives are fast food but the Subway (located in the small market nearby) is a nice change of pace from the fried stuff. Also, we made the mistake of gassing up at a stop about 35 miles south of this location - I wish we'd waited as the gas at the stations near this motel is priced considerably lower.

    4
    « Quite Surprised »

    We stopped here while heading down to So Cal. We were super tired and this was the first place we came across once we decided to stop. Quite the nice older Best Western. Clean, breakfast was GREAT, quiet, right of the interstate. My one and only complaint is that the room didn't have a hair dryer. The ONLY hotel I've found these days that doesn't have one - I finally decide to leave my dryer at home because all places have one - oops...not this time

    4
    « Good rest »

    The staff was very helpful. And its set back away from traffic so it was quiet. I had a good rest. There wasn't a good choice of restaurants at this location, ( McDonalds etc. was all that was there). But the motel was good.

    4
    « Great Stay »

    Easy to get to, friendly staff, pet friendly, clean room and free continental breakfast. Great if you're just traveling through and need a place to stop for the night. Annette at check-in was very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

    3
    « Ok but be careful (potential fraud) »

    A decent property with clean, good-sized rooms and a nice pool. In spite of the proximity to I-5, room noise didn't seem to be a problem. The ceilings are a little thin, so if you're a light sleeper, try the second floor. And with the restaurant closed, they attempt to bridge that gap with an included breakfast. So it's a comfortable place if you want to stop in the middle of the valley.. Two issues. - Staff isn't terribly service oriented. We were there with a large group that filled up quite a bit of the motel (not the typical travelers who might try to be on the road at 6 am) and they couldn't be bothered with a request for help with some breakfast items slightly outside of their set hours. One staff member ignored me and seemed more interested in having her own breakfast; another cited policy and refused to help. Strike one - Be forewarned: a bigger issue is that several people in the same group had their credit card numbers stolen. Initially we assumed it was overseas hackers, but the Fresno County detectives are investigating it and haven't ruled out an inside job. I hate to post this and scare people away from an OK place to sleep, but also want to forewarn people stopping in.

  • 5
    « Best Western Apricot Inn, Firebaugh, CA »

    I was impressed by all the room's amenities and decor, the room was very clean! I'm a very critical person and for me to say "The room was very clean" that's saying something! Breakfast was great and so was customer service. Enjoyable stay...

    4
    « Driving home »

    This is a nice hotel off interstate 5. The rooms are spacious and clean and the bathrooms are better than your average highway hotel. They serve a complimentary breakfast and offer free internet. The Apricot restaurant is closed but there are several fast food restaurants nearby. I recommend this motel.

    4
    « I-5 Oasis »

    This is a fine little motel off the main drag. The staff was pleasant and the complimentary breakfast had everything you can think of. The room décor was up to date and we enjoyed our short stay here.

    3
    « Lonely Hwy 5 »

    We had been traveling for 12 hours this day. There are not very many choices on Hwy 5. Room was nothing fancy but clean. A good place for a quick stay. We had a concern of this being a pet-friendly motel as we had problems with a different pet-friendly motel (dogs barking constantly and bad odor in room) The lady who check us in was very welcoming to us checking out the room before making our decision. We were very thankful for that.

    4
    « Weary traveler »

    Very friendly night clerk made us feel welcome. After finding 'no vacancy' signs on three other locations we were so happy she had one. Especially on the ground floor. Clean room with nice décor. Quaint breakfast available; breakfast area a bit small. Would stay again... great staff.

    4
    « good location »

    The location of this Best Western Excellent to Sausalito, Muir Woods,San Francisco, & Golden Gate. Great Resturant in the area directly off freeway. Great view of water. Large rooms, very clean and plenty of parking at no charge.

    4
    « Family Emergency »

    I was returning from a Family emergency and could not make it home that last night of travel. I remembered the Apricot Inn Best Western from a previous trip. Thankfully there was a room available and it was pretty late. I got the rest I needed and was able to make it to work in Pleasanton, CA by 9:30 AM. Thank you for being there for me on such a stressful trip.

    4
    « vacation »

    There were two minor problems that were dealt with quickly and professionally. It was clean and neat, close to all the lplces we wanted to go and far enough out of the city where there were no hassles or traffic.

    2
    « Disappointing »

    Eating area is way to small. Had to take food to room, as there was no place to sit. Pool was filthy and unusuable. The parking area and grounds are littered with pine needles, dirt, beer caps, cigarette packs and broken glass. Very noisy. Definitely will not return.

    5
    « nice people »

    careing,polite staff.after a long day of driving the last thing one needs is to be held up checking in to a motel.thats one reason we stay at best western.in most cases the staff can give directions or recommend a good place for dinner.

  • 4
    « Great hotel but the most UNCOMFORTABLE beds ever »

    This is hotel Is nice. I stayed in 202 and 143 and both rooms are recently remodeled and I thought they were done pretty well. My pillows smelled a bit like smoke and the beds were like sleeping on cement slabs. I didn't sleep more than 5 hours total in the whole three nights I was there I was that uncomfortable. However, it is close to where I need to be but I won't stay here again just because of the bed situation. Would love if their remodel included a hot tub. They have more than enough room for one and that would have at least been nice for the body after the awful beds. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was decent. Didn't like that they expired my room cards after the first night when I had a three night reservation. Also a little pricey for what you actually get but not too bad.

    2
    « Below Average for a Best Western »

    We stopped here for the night out of necessity after driving nearly 800 miles. Front desk service was slow and unfriendly. Our room was just okay, seemed dingy and the chair in the room should have been contributed to Goodwill long ago.The overall surroundings did not feel safe. The breakfast in the morning was easily the worst Best Western breakfast we have ever experienced. When we went to check out, there was a sign "Be Back in a Minute". After about a ten minute wait we gave up. We will not stay here again.

    3
    « 3 visits this year »

    All three visits had the same issues. The place is being updated but the work in the rooms looks sloppy. All three rooms did not look vacuumed but maybe it's the vacuum not the maid. The room smells strong of perfume and the fitted sheet under the one you sleep on had blood or something on it meaning they changed the top sheets but did not notice the big chunk of blood on the side towards the wall. The outside looks very dirty, mattress's and frames in the back ice machine leaking. The good side is the breakfast is nice bed is comfortable. The front desk did not charge me for my pets which was real nice.

    5
    « Great Room, Good night sleep »

    I-5 had construction so ended staying here, which was a great surprise. It is located in a truck stop area. The hotel was being remodeled, had truck parking, and really nicely done. There was breakfest, which was good.

 

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·From: The south. Take Interstate 5 south to Panoche Road/Exit Number 368. Turn left on Panoche Road. The BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn is on right side behind Chevron/McDonalds®. ·From: The east. On Panoche Road, turn to your right. The BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn is on right side behind Chevron/McDonalds®. ·From: The west. On Panoche Road, turn to your left. The BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn is on left side behind Chevron/McDonalds®. ·From: The north. Take Interstate 5 north to Panoche Road/Exit Number 368. Turn right on Panoche Road. The BEST WESTERN Apricot Inn is behind Chevron/McDonalds®.