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Best Western Hotel Big Country Inn, Coalinga

25020 W Dorris Avenue, 93210-9723, Coalinga, United States - See on a map
Best Western Big Country Inn - Enjoy our property grounds. The Best Western Big Country Inn is ideally located in the center of Coalinga. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

The beauty of Mother Nature is right in your back yard when you select this Coalinga hotel nestled in the heart of the real California. A couple of things define the region around this Coalinga hotel. The Annual Horned Toad Derby Carnival and WHAMOBASS Hot Air Balloon Festival draw crowds from around the country. There's something to be said about the kind of excitement that surrounds traditional fun. These unique events aren't the only thing happening near our Coalinga hotel. The Lemoore Naval Air Station hosts a few must-see events, while the Harris Ranch Restaurant dishes up fine dining with local ingredients. If you're searching for the best all-American meal of your life, there's no reason to search any further. Fun and games are endless at the local Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino. However, you've already won the jackpot by discovering a Coalinga hotel that treats every guest like family. Whether you're in town for the Coalinga State Hospital or West Hills Community College, a touch of home is the trick for a relaxing, revitalizing stay. Many business travelers call our Coalinga hotel their home away from home. We are proud to host employees of the State Department of Corrections at Pleasant Valley as well as local colleges and hospitals. Our service men and women are special, regular guests. Nothing gets you ready for the work day better than a complimentary full breakfast featuring piping hot eggs, stacks of fresh fruits and sweet pastries, a selection of cereal and yogurt, and gourmet coffee. Don't forget to dedicate some time to exploring and recreation. The Tulare County Fair is an absolute must. The R. C. Baker Museum, Benitoite California State Gem Mine, Coalinga Cinema Reel Time Entertainment, and rodeos and bike races are all popular. There's no end to the options near this comfortable Coalinga hotel. What's on your agenda? Reserve your spacious accommodations at Best Western Big Country Inn and prepare to be pampered! Enjoy your stay.

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Hotel Big Country Inn




Hotel advantages

  • Complimentary full american breakfast
    Complimentary full american breakfast
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
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Sleep Quality

"overnight stay"

User 13/06/2021

Don't judge this facility by the exterior remodel work in progress. Even with the construction appearance, the remodeled room was very well done and comfortable and everything worked as expected. The check-in and check-out staff were both professional and helpful. This was a half way stop back home to SoCal from the Bay Area and was a quiet and restful night. Recommend for a stop if traveling up and down Interstate 5.

"Big Country Inn great place on the I-5"

User 30/05/2021

The Big Country Inn is located right off the I-5 and just on the opposite side of the freeway from Harris Ranch. It was a great alternative to staying at Harris Ranch and I was still close enough to have dinner there. The rooms were comfortable and clean.

Mike Merchant, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our recently remodeled rooms. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay; and found the room comfortable and clean. We truly value your feedback, and we look forward to your return.

"Under renovation"

sandrap613, Portland 27/05/2021

Stayed in Pet friendly room. The smell of deodorizer was so very strong that it was almost unbearable. Opened the windows to air it out and the smell of cow manure was just as strong. This place was being renovated on the outside. Hopefully the pet rooms will be renovated too and the carpet will be replace with something that can be mopped instead of saturated with deodorizer. I recommend the Best Western in Kettleman City just south of this place.

Mike Merchant, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value your feedback. We are located five miles north of a cattle ranch, and depending on the weather you may or may not smell the odor of the cows. As you mentioned, we are renovating our exterior, and we will continue to make improvements.

"Charming and functional"

chrisblomaz, Benson, Arizona 18/05/2021

The rooms are located in a charming garden setting and there are zero obstacles for wheeled transport between the parking lot and the room. Inside, my room was amazingly spacious and the facilities for computer work/electronic recharging were exceptional. I was delighted to find this hotel and will definitely make it a regular stop when I travel to Northern California and back.

"Great Hotel"

Bearpit, Frisco, Colorado 11/05/2021

This hotel ticked all our boxes: clean, recently remodeled rooms, one-story building, exterior entrances, dog-friendly, and trailer parking. We wish we'd found it on our way south. If we ever have to go to southern California again, we will stay here on the way to/from.

"Perfect once renovations are finished"

HHMWheeler, Sunnyvale, California 08/05/2021

The place was better than we expected. The exterior renovations are still underway, but the interior and rooms were already updated nicely. The layout of the place was refreshingly different than the usual inn or hotel. The staff was reasonably accommodating esp when our can broke down on the property and we had to bring in a mechanic in the morning before checkout time. We were stressed by our personal circumstances but was rested and satisfied with the place.

"A slice of paradise."

User 05/04/2021

This hotel has been in the area for as long as I can remember. It has been remodeled recently and the rooms are most excellent. They are large, clean, with quiet air conditioners and heaters. They have large flatscreen televisions, large desks and comfortable chairs.

"Large Comfortable Room"

Shelley W, Prescott, Arizona 09/03/2021

The room was spacious with plenty of room for two people to sit to watch TV or work at the desk. It wasn't fancy but it was comfortable. Bed was great. Pillows were okay. You can hear road noise but it is so far away it's kind of like white noise, not at all bothersome. The staff person who checked us in was NOT friendly or courteous.

Mike Merchant, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write and leave a review. We are happy to hear that you found our newly renovated rooms comfortable and spacious. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay, will continue to make improvements. We look forward to your return.

"Some good but mostly bad"

tougo, Brinnon, Washington 20/11/2020

Room looked newly renovated, and was large. Floors were wet, garbage cans weren't empty, and there were many flies in the room. At least the shower pressure was good, because the sink was not. The breakfast bag the next morning was nice.

Mike Merchant, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write. As you mentioned our rooms have been recently remodeled. We are currently renovating our exterior and we will make sure to pass your comments down to our maintenance and housekeeping department. Thank you for letting us know so that we can continue to make improvements. We hope you give us another opportunity to serve you once our renovations are complete.

"New, Updated, Nice!"

DoMeNiQuE727, Manhattan Beach, California 16/06/2020

The rate increased a bit but the amenities improved significantly. The room upgrades, high quality towels, sheets and bathroom toiletries, all contribute to a more unique travel experience. Extremely quiet, close to Harris Ranch for dinner, drinks and gifts. Ample parking, close to freeway, high recommend!

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our recently renovated rooms and amenities. Please know that we value you trusting us to stay at our hotel. We look forward to your return. Stay safe and take care!

"My Place to stay in the central valley"

User 01/05/2020

I have been staying at this facility for a number of years and have found the staff to be professional and courteous. The rooms have been upgraded during this time and I consider them to be more than adequate for the rate.

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your kind comments regarding our staff are much appreciated. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our recently renovated rooms. We value your business and loyalty. We look forward to your next visit.

"Best motels for value"

A3744QWscotto, Stanhope, Australia 25/03/2020

I cannot express more how satisfied we have been with BW in the past well we have only stayed at BW motels and each time has been above expectations....although our trip to the USA has been cut short due to vivid-19, we will be back and intend on staying at BW hotel's everywhere.

Mike M, Owner at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We truly appreciate your loyalty to the brand. We are looking forward to serving you again, hopefully, we can do so under better circumstances.

"Our Favorite I-5 Stop"

conniep69, Astoria, Oregon 13/02/2020

Since our first time staying here a few years ago, we always plan our trips on the I-5 corridor in order to be able to stay here. Over time, things have only gotten better-not too many businesses we can say that about. All the employees are very friendly & go out of their way to accommodate us. Location is perfect-right off Interstate; Harris Ranch Steakhouse is right down the road, (we always order food to go from this excellent restaurant & eat in the room), rooms are very clean and the property quaint. One of the Best of the Westerns!

Mike M, Owner at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write and for your kind comments regarding our friendly services. As you mentioned our staff does their best to go the extra mile. Thank you for noticing the improvements we have been making throughout the years. Currently, we are renovating our breakfast room and the exterior of our buildings. We appreciate your business and loyalty. We look forward to your next stay.

"Amazing find!"

User 01/01/2020

We wanted to stay in th area while traveling, but Harris Ranch was a bit expensive. I looked at other reviews here and decided we'd try it. We even signed up to be loyal Best Western members!! The hotel has been recently redone (hence the hefty pet fee) but the rooms are wonderful, clean, modern and fun! Even a great painting in the BATHROOM! Water is hot, all was great. Pet rooms face freeway but with doors closed and heat or air on, you wouldn't notice. ONLY issue was the **** who stayed in our room prior- they put the adult PG 17 lock on the TV so only a few shows could be viewed. Not even the weather channel. Hotel didn't seem too concerned, finally offere us another room but by then we were settled in. Other than that, we'd stay again. And the mney saved over Harris Ranch's fees was enough to buy dinner over at Harris Ranch!!

Mike M, Owner at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our room decor. Currently, we are renovating our exterior and our breakfast room to make it more spacious. We are making sure that all of our televisions are working properly so that what you experienced does not happen again. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to your return.

"overnight stay"

User 28/12/2019

The room was nice and you could tell that they were doing upgrades on the outside. I know that this motel has a breakfast but cannot review as they closed for Christmas and it was not available. The attendant explained that we could just leave our key in the room when we left and they sent an email with a copy of our statement. Which was easy for us.

Mike M, Owner at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write. We are currently renovating our exterior and our breakfast room as well. We value your feedback and we hope to serve you again in the near future.

"An Oasis"

638edgarw, summerland, Canada 21/12/2019

Third time we have pulled off I-5 to this oasis. Room very clean and modernized. Easy parking and close to Denny's. Reasonable value. Breakfast was very good. They have a great area for walking the dog. Despite being close to I-5 it was very quiet.

Mike M, Owner at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write. We appreciate your feedback and your loyalty. We are pleased to hear that you found our rooms clean and modern. We are definitely pet friendly and we hope you and your dog return for the fourth time.

"Central location for Hwy 5"

DeeNKen, Northern California 18/12/2019

Good central location along Hwy 5 traveling between Northern/Southern California. Comfortable rooms, very nice staff, full extensive breakfast. Many fast food restaurants available nearby as well as a Denny's

"Wonderful place to say"

petecar55, Burney, California 15/12/2019

One of the nicest rooms ever stayed in for the value. Large room, quiet, clean, refrigerator, microwave, premium channels on TV and loved the light above the bathroom sink! Harris Ranch nearby for a wonderful dinner. We just happened to stop here on our way South and liked so much, stayed another night on our way back home. Great place to stop on your way down Highway 5. Would highly recommend!!


porkystoy, Eugene, OR 09/12/2019

This hotel is one level. A very charming courtyard around the rooms. Very nice landscape. It looks like they just remodeled the rooms. Very clean. I love having 2 sinks in separate rooms. This allows for 2 people to get ready at the same time.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the rating you gave us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our one level, recently renovated, clean rooms. I will pass down your kind comments to our housekeeping department. We look forward to your return!

"only in emergencies"

ShuswapGranny, Desert Hot Springs, California 08/12/2019

I would only stay at this Hotel in an emergency travel situation. It is near the I-5 so you get highway noise and hotel noise - doors slamming as it is an exterior door entrance and noise from neighbours talking loudly. The location of the hotel is near the feedlots at Harris Ranch so the smell outside is strong. Also, it is a dog friendly hotel but the hotel doesn't offer covers for the beds to keep the bedding clean and the exterior door opens to a large area of dirt. On rainy days, it can be messy. In the morning before we checked out, our dog was sniffing something on the floor, it turned out to be a small dehydrated piece of dog or cat poo and I threw it in the garbage. I had a concern that their internet service provider had been hacked and I told the night clerk. She appeared to know nothing about the topic and didn't want to. I travel alot and I used hotel internet for business and banking. I have never had a concern like this at a hotel and their staff need to know that customers should be reassured that it is safe for use. After I spoke to the clerk, I took all our devices off line until we left and were back on the highway.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your recent stay. I have passed down your comments to both my housekeeping and front desk staff to ensure that what you experienced does not happen again. We recently switched to a different Internet service provider and we will be updating our password so that our guests feel more secure when online. As you mentioned we do welcome pets, next time just ask our staff and we will be more than happy to provide old sheets or blankets for your pet. We value your feedback and will be using it to make improvements.

"My stay at Best Western"

wachewe, Portland 21/11/2019

Had been staying in the Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn. Just happen to try the Best Western and found it to be as nice and comfortable as the others. The breakfast was great, even had waffles. I will go back to Best Western, their rates are affordable

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving us a review. We strive to do our best to make our hot breakfast tasty and full of variety. We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay! Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to your next visit.

"Oasis in the desert"

User 29/10/2019

Excellent facility to break up a long road trip.Easy access to eateries. Great to take a break from a long drive.Staff attentive and helpful. Rooms had fresh decor that was soothing and comfortable. Would recommend this as one of the best Best Westerns I have stayed at.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving such a positive review! We are happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Our staff does their best to provide superior customer service. We recently remodeled our rooms, and plan on renovating our breakfast room and exterior within the upcoming year. We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

"Great Find Way Out! "

mctraveler2, Dallas 22/10/2019

Nice modern decor at this Best Western in this small town . Room was clean and comfortable. Service was friendly. While this location is close to the highway, it was quiet at night. Nice find on a long road trip.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving a review and for rating us a 5! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our property and that you found our staff and service friendly. We just renovated our rooms this year and our housekeeping does their best to keep the rooms clean and maintained. We value your feedback and we hope you come to visit us again soon!

"Awesome road trip !!!"

toofrenchy, San Francisco, California 18/10/2019

Room was VERY CLEAN and comfortable as usual (Best Western has a great reputation for this) as well as great furnishings. The location of this hotel is great for all travelers on the I-5 corridor with great nearby restaurants (Harris Ranch, etc.) and so forth. The best part of our stay was the fact that this property is frequently patrolled by the local Sheriff so there are virtually NO TREAKERS in the parking lot.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to write. We appreciate your feedback. Glad to hear that our location was convenient and that you felt safe during your stay. We will pass your kind comments to our housekeeping team. We do our best to keep our rooms clean and comfortable and we look forward to your return.

"Great stop over on I-5"

dragonpatt, Northern northern California, USA 28/09/2019

We've been staying at this Best Western for nearly 20 years! Great place to stop on our long trip from Northern to Southern California. All the rooms are newly renovated; they are spacious and well appointed. Single level so very quiet (no upstairs noise). Breakfast options are very good! Pet friendly, so that is how we came to choose this place initially and we've continued to stop here ever since!

"Great place to stay!"

Daydream49146636272, Los Angeles, California 23/06/2019

Great place to stay! Newly remodeled rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. VERY comfortable bed! Would definitely stay here again. Living room area and couch were also very comfortable. Coffee for coffee maker could be of a higher quality. Maud's coffee was just adequate, not really good, but this was a small issue. Room was large and spacious as was the bathroom. Overall, good night's stopover off of the 5 near Harris Ranch, and much more reasonably priced. :-)

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our recently remodeled rooms. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the bed and couch were both comfortable. We truly value your feedback and we look forward to your return.

"Very modern with some nice updates/"

Old_Cars_rolling_on, Silverdale, Washington, United States 22/06/2019

An interesting one story layout with all rooms facing a nicely landscaped courtyard. A very nice feature was a nice little table that was nested under the desk. You could pull that out and place it anywhere in the room and the remainder of your stuff did not have to sit on the floor! It was clean and modern with a comfortable bed. Plus Side Handy to Gas Stations ( Three different brands). A Dennys next door. 1/2 Mile to Harris Ranch (some of the best Beef yo will ever eat!). Minus Side When the wind blows from a certain direction you get to smell the Cows.

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon. If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 559-935-0866. Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand. Sincerely, Melissa Hassenteufel General Manager Best Western Big Country Inn

"Go somewhere else"

User 06/06/2019

Bed was like sleeping on the floor. The smell outside hotel was so bad (from the cows down the road) per employee) that I almost threw up. Breakfast not good and food area not clean. Looks like OLD OLD hotel . I will NEVER stay there again. Sleeping in your car is a better option.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay. We happen to be located five miles south of a cattle ranch and feedlot therefore, the smell depends on which way the wind is blowing. As for the hotel we have recently renovated all of our rooms and we are now planning to renovate our exterior. I have informed my breakfast staff of your comments to make sure we improve our breakfast. Again, we value your feedback. If you have any questions regarding your stay please contact me directly at (559) 935-0866.


Passenger46964827395, Myrtle Point, Oregon 02/06/2019

Beautiful, renovated room. Comfortable beds, pillows. Excellent WiFi. Microwave,refrigerator,directv,full breakfast, safe, all the luxuries. We make a point of staying here. An unlikely setting but the best hotel I've stayed in in a really long time. We love it!

"Good place to stay in the Coalinga area"

ernest69, Roseville, California 25/04/2019

This BW is a good place to stay at the Coalinga area. Pet-friendly hotel I think with a minimal extra fees. Has a dog yard in the back. Single-story hotels so no worries about people on 2nd floor because there's none. Quiet place, near the highway and walking distance from eateries like Denny's, BK and I think there's another one. Near gas station too. Good ambiance and good breakfast, starts 5 am - 9 am so its good. I think the only bad thing I can say in the hotel area is the air quality in the vicinity since its near a cow farm, so you know what I mean. But the hotel itself and its appearance, etc is good.

"Almost complete with the remodeling "

TwoTeaTotalers, Fort Bragg, California 20/04/2019

We used this as our half way stop between the north and the south state. I submitted all these photos of the newly remodeled , "pet friendly" room we had overnight. Even all the mattresses have been replaced. (saw a big stack of old ones out back!) The decor is all gray, silver, black, (with a splash of color) and with a modern, contemporary look...I guess the A.C./ heater units will be replaced next as the one we had was ancient. And we used it to filter the air, which it did quite well. The north wind was blowing like crazy and our door faced north. The cattle feed-lot smell outside was very powerful. But not inside. Good thing! This whole hotel is just one story and we really like that. No going up the stairs, or staying downstairs and hearing thump-thump half the night. The pet fee is kind of steep ($30) and you are forced to rent a room with 2 queens , so one night is $154.81 (with the AAA discount) The most expensive room on our whole 3 week trip...Somebody has to pay for all this remodeling.

"When in town . . ."

User 17/04/2019

For a truck stop locale this BW was the best bet. It may not look like much from the outside but they are redoing the rooms and they're AWESOME. I love this stay. I'd come back in a heart beat. Comfortable, reasonable, quiet, and it's just next to everything a traveler would need. Stay here you won't regret it.

"Nicely redone rooms"

dragonpatt, Northern northern California, USA 31/03/2019

I booked a king with microwave and frige and the room was very spacious. I meant to ask if I had gotten an upgrade as this king room also had a sofa in it and was quite spacious. The room was newly remodeled (I stayed here about 6 months ago) and it was really nice, clean, new and quiet. Great stop over mid-way for our travel from Northern California to Southern California. We enjoy the quaint look and feel of this place---it's not a 'high rise' with hallways of doors; it's single story and all doors open to a court-yard type setting. Pet friendly, complimentary Wall Street Journal, nice breakfast room with good selections (scrambled eggs, bacon, waffles, fruit, yogurt, assorted breads, biscuits and gravey) and friendly staff. We will continue to stop-over here--one of our favorite places. A bit "pricey", and there is the "farm smell" as cattle ranching is done nearby (great steaks at the Harris Ranch restaurant nearby ).

"Worst night shift service"

User 09/03/2019

The room was great! Clean and well designed. There was great check in service. However upon checkout, there was zero attendant at the lobby. A paper, handmade "no vacancy" sign was on one door and both doors were locked. My colleague and i called 10 times, which 4 of those calls the attendant answered and hung up. Finally, someone answered with a sleepy hello and before they had a chance to hang up, i blurted out "we need to check out of our hotel rooms" The attendant that no one is at the front desk tonight and that the hotel would have to just get our receipts emailed. Ironically, the attendant returned to the front desk after all that. This is unacceptable due to this trip being a military funded trip and we need receipts within a short time period for funding.

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback and your kind comments regarding our room and design. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at check out. We have alerted our night staff of your comments. We will make the improvements necessary to ensure this does not happen again. We are open 24/7 and usually, we are here to check our guests out. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the future.

"No night shift"

User 09/03/2019

Hotel was great. Tried to check out really early in the morning, but nobody was there. I called numerous times, A guy finally answered the phone when I called from another number, after hanging up on me multiple times.

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience at check out. We have alerted our night staff of your comments to ensure something like this does not repeat. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the future.

"Meh - not worth what they charge "

mrbonesmom, Redding, California 17/02/2019

Older hotel that has had a little refurb but not enough to match the rate. The best thing about this place is the welcoming staff but they can't balance out the age of the rooms. The room has one of those awful low wall heaters that either boiled us or froze us all night and the hair dryer didn't work. Super low water pressure in the shower made this an overall unpleasant overnight stop. The breakfast had a million choices but the room it was in was too small and hospital-like. I expect more for over $100 a night.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay. We will be working with our preventative maintenance program to ensure the issues you experienced do not happen again. We are only half way through our renovations and we are planning to expand our breakfast room. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will give us another opportunity.

"Nice room and comfortable beds."

User 15/01/2019

It was nice to stay in this hotel. The only complain I have is that I forgot my nice digital camera and when my wife called a few days later, the receptionist told my wife that they did not find my camera. I am sure that I left my camera in our room but it is lost now. Make sure that you check your room for belongings before you leave because they won't return your forgotten items.

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write. We are sorry to hear that you did not find your digital camera. We did our best to look for it and usually our staff does a good job returning items guests have left behind. We do have a lost and found and we do keep record of any items that have been forgotten. Again, thank you for your feedback.

"Best Western is the Best"

User 27/12/2018

Consistent quality across the chain. Nice, friendly, helpful staff. Great amenities. Excellent WiFi and cable service. Perfect for an oder single woman p. Always feel safe and secure.Good laundry facilities. High quality breakfast

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your rating and kind comments. We are always happy to hear that our staff provided excellent service and that you enjoyed our hot breakfast, free Wi-fi, and laundry facilities. We truly appreciate your feedback and your loyalty to our brand. We look forward to your next stay.

"Best Western Coalinga, CA"

User 21/11/2018

nice place...better than the other places we stayed at was ok except for the spider we found.....Pest Control needed much more frequent....front room reservation clerk could have been more cordial.....pool was filthy (even though it was closed) but should be maintained no matter

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write. We appreciate your feedback. Due to our location we are constantly working with our pest control company. We happen to be surrounded by farms, therefore it has been a challenge, but we are doing our best to prevent bugs from entering the rooms. I have passed down your comments to our staff. Thank you for letting us know so that we can continue to make improvements.

"Very convenient location off I 5"

overlookBc, BC 12/11/2018

On our way South to Palm Springs so was a perfect distance after a long day on the road. The hotel has been re modelled so very nicely done. Single level buildings with very large clean rooms. Bed great so had a good rest. Only 3-4 minutes from Harris Ranch restaurant just across over pass of I 5. Lots of gas stations in area around hotel. If so inclined many fast food places also very close. Easy access off and on I 5 . Only negative was breakfast eggs. Made little omelets that were like cardboard. Way over cooked. Rest fine.

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for leaving a review, we appreciate your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our rooms accessible and large as well as our location convenient. Our breakfast menu does vary daily and I will let our breakfast attendant know of your comments. We look forward to your return.

"Fish Fry in Coalinga"

836stephanie, Hemet, California 08/11/2018

The room was wonderful! Bed very comfortable, I did not want to get out it! Breakfast was very good with a nice variety. It is by Harris Ranch Restaurant if you want a good steak. We went to Coalinga for the Fraternal Order of Eagles fish fry that they have the 1st Friday of every month. Absolutely Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for the 5-star review and your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed our hot breakfast, we do our best to change our menu daily and to add variety. We look forward to your next visit!

"Loved it....."

Letitia M, Riverside, California 11/10/2018

Very nice, I would stay here again in a heart beat. The staff is welcoming, room was spacious, the room and grounds were clean and they have a good variety of breakfast foods. We were traveling back from San Jose and really just wanted some place to sleep and shower. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice this was and being that we had not planned this stay in advance.

"Little Oasis"

nette_70t, Coalinga, California 29/08/2018

Come to the front door late in the evening greeted very nicely has a room towards the front didn't like it too much got us a room in the middle it was great quiet no noises great breakfast hot coffee in the morning I even made a waffle the breakfast person was great and helpful all of the housekeeping were so helpful and clean clean rooms great beds and I wanted to take the mirror in the vanity home with me it was awesome great clean Hotel I would like to thank everyone at the big country Inn Best Western I will be staying there again it's my little Oasis in the middle of nowhere

"Clean, comfortable, convenient, welcoming"

tdrexel7363, Tucson, Arizona 20/08/2018

I was traveling through towards San Francisco and searched for accommodations in middle California. Luckily I was near Coalinga and had a small variety of hotels. The BW Big Country Inn was my choice and I was beyond satisfied. From the evening receptionist, Amber, to the morning desk manager, Melissa, this was a first class operation. The room was large, very clean, and priced very reasonably. I had a minor glitch with the remote control batteries and it was taken care of within 5 minutes. Upon checking out of the inn, I was given a discount on my bill for the inconvenience of the remotes' operation. Really!!!? The professionalism of the whole operation is first class and I highly recommend the stop here for a respite from your travels.

mjhassen79, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you chose the BW Big Country Inn and that you found our rooms spacious and clean. Your comments on our performance were most generous and shall be passed on to the appropriate staff members. It is always gratifying to know that our efforts were effective and appreciated. We hope you will stay with us the next time you are in Coalinga. Thanks again for your feedback and we look forward to your return.

"quiet plenty of sleep"

jjp05452, Lynn, Massachusetts 02/08/2018

i checked in and slept around the clock from driving woke up to free l breakfast not bad, then laid down and went into a nice clean pool i was very relaxed and glad i had stayed here, i forgot about the nice breakfast when i ordered the room months ago

mjhassen79, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding you recent stay at our property. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our complimentary hot breakfast and that you felt relaxed in our clean pool. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back in the future.

"Stop over"

User 12/07/2018

This was a great resting place for our trip to Southern California. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. The breakfast was good and included in the price. The staff was friendly and very efficient.

mjhassen79, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that our beds were comfortable and that the room was clean. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our staff, service, and our complimentary hot breakfast. We look forward to your return.

"Diamond in the rough"

whitlock19, Pine Valley, California 07/07/2018

We had been looking for a last minute hotel for awhile. We thought we could make it all the way home but no... We stopped here hoping they had a decent room available. We were a little leery, as we had a bad experience with a Best Western a few months ago but this one changed our minds back to staying at Best Westerns. We arrived at midnight and the man at the desk was marvelous. Gave us a room and discounted it due to our check in time. ?? Great amenities, great breakfast, very clean, comfy pillows and beds! It smells outside in the morning but you cannot smell it at all in your room and frankly, there are much worse smells. It's just a regular farm animal smell. Would definitely stay here again.

mjhassen79, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate the five star review and it is nice to know that your experience at Best Western Big Country Inn changed your mind. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities, our hot breakfast, and that you found our beds clean and comfortable. We try in every way possible to offer you the finest in service, forever mindful that our guests deserve the best treatment. We truly appreciate your feedback and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

"Just okay"

Megan S, Omaha, Nebraska 06/06/2018

Our party had 2 rooms here while in town for a wedding. The hotel consists of a lot of little buildings spread out over the property. Our rooms were at the very back of the property which was totally fine until we discovered we had no hot water. After a call to the front desk they offered for us to use a room up front to shower(nice offer but who wants to walk 8 people with all their stuff one by one to shower in a different building?) shortly after that maintenance came and fixed the issue. Another issue was that our key cards kept getting deactivated and we had to walk all the way up to the front each time to get them reactivated. They told us not to keep the keys anywhere near our phones or credit cards which is really tough to do when you want to keep them in your purse. On a more positive, note the staff was friendly, the pool was nice, and the grounds had a lot of potential to be real cute. They even gave us a discount off our stay for all our issues. Our entire stay we saw workers updating rooms, painting, and it looked like they were getting new furniture too. Things probably will be much different if you give it a few months!

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write and for leaving a review. We are glad that you enjoyed our one story layout. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with the shower and key cards. We are in the process of remodeling our property and we hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Thanks again for your feedback.

"Great atopover"

KRD_112014, East Sussex, United Kingdom 02/06/2018

Very clean and spacious rooms, well maintained garden and communal areas , pool could have been a little cleaner but overall very impressed with this as a stopover hotel, good choice of food within close vicinity. Would recommend.

"Worst Hotel Stay Ever"

685royceg, Omaha, Nebraska 25/05/2018

Ill make a brief list here. Water was ice cold, took six hours to fix. Reservation was wrong and had to fix it on the spot which took quite some time. Ordered fold up extra bed because the website said

"Good stay after a long drive"

Genbatt, Long Beach, California 23/05/2018

Big Country Inn was a nice place to stop for the night after a long day of driving. A comfortable bed, quiet room, wifi, and a delicious breakfast with eggs, bacon and waffles was exactly what we needed before getting back on the road the next morning.

"Great stop"

rodk249, Bakersfield, United States 25/04/2018

Nice stop, has pool (Unheated) no gym or hot tub. Breakfast is good. lots of restaurants nearby. halfway from LA to SF Rooms are quiet but furnished in the 90's I would stay there again. There is not much to do in the neighborhood but I never felt unsafe.

mjhassen79, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and that you felt safe at our quiet location. We are currently renovating our rooms and we will continue to make improvements. Again thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience. We look forward to your return.

"Uncourteous staff"

User 07/03/2018

I am a member of best westerns AAA program since one year and had stayed in one of their hotels yesterday. Today we had to stop at big country inn as my son had to use the restroom. In spite of informing the receptionist that my 6 year old needs to use the restroom and I am a member of BW from one year, we we asked to go to some other place. Staff here needs to be more courteous and BW needs to ensure their customers are treated nicely irrespective of the hotels they stay in.

mjhassen79, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize for any inconvenience. We unfortunately do not have a public restroom in our lobby like other hotels, we usually do make exceptions but in this case the restroom was getting serviced. I am sorry you had to go somewhere else.

"Clean, comfortable place to sleep between LA and SF"

Pi_Beach, California, United States 01/02/2018

A clean, comfortable place to take a break while traveling between northern and southern California. I made my reservation via the BW website that offered online specials. Dennys is conveniently right next to the hotel. If you feel like spending more, Harris Ranch is just across Hwy.5. Also includes good breakfast to get me going for the next leg of my travel.

"comfortable stay"

Angela D, Carmichael 05/01/2018

The staff was great and very accomidating. We were able to drive up and book a room for the same night without any problem. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and up to date. Parking was abundant with security cameras. We stop here often on our trips from Sacramento to Oceanside, never had an issue.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with our accommodations, location, and service. We look forward to your next visit!

"7 out of 10"

Halo2018, San Diego, California 04/01/2018

I was tired, the staff were friendly, the room acceptable, and breakfast started at 5am. I was grateful for all. It was quiet and I was able to park right outside my room. I arrived after dark and left before the sun came up, but the grounds looked groomed from what I could see. Reminded me of an 80's style village complex.

"Comfort inn I 5"

WaltGlobal, Olivehurst, California 29/12/2017

A very comfortable alternative to fighting to stay awake driving late. The room was quiet, breakfast was very good, and we left very refreshed. The breakfast staf especially was very friendly and efficient.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear that the room was quiet and that you enjoyed our hot breakfast and service. We hope to see you again and look forward to your next visit.

"Great value. Surprisingly REAL breakfast in the morning."

Matthew B, San Diego, United States 03/12/2017

Rooms were clean and comfortable. I wish parking areas in back were better lighted, both for convenience of unpacking at night and for security. No issues during our stay, just some feedback for improvement.

"Very nice"

jamesoK9991SO, Fort Bragg, California 27/11/2017

I stayed here on three different dates in 2017. Each time was consistent, an overall very nice stay. Quiet, clean, convenient, good price. Only complaint is for me, the bed was a little to firm. But I will stay here again.

"Stay Away"

lynnmE6554NB, Victoria, Canada 26/11/2017

Dirty, outdated room and small dirty bathroom with the bathtub pulled away from its caulking. No small bottles of shampoo, etc., but large bottles hanging from the shower wall. Could not get much product out and gave up. Very expensive for a poor room and experience.

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay. Starting this month we are going to begin renovating our rooms and bathrooms. We currently use shampoo and gel dispensers instead of the small bottles because it is more eco-friendly. Again we appreciate your feedback and will continue to make improvements.

"Coalinga Best Western"

277maryjanem, Eureka, California 24/11/2017

Very clean and comfortable hotel! Staff members were excellent and friendly! Conveniently located and many choices close by for meals! Very comfortable bed! Breakfast room had great choices and very neat and clean! You can tell everyone takes pride in their jobs at this hotel!

"Best sleep in a BW yet!"

User 02/11/2017

There was a problem with the date of my reservation, which could have been entirely my own fault, but the staff was very helpful and even offered me an additional discount. The room itself needs a little updating but was very nice overall, the bed extremely comfortable, the best I have found in any BW yet. The only negative experience was breakfast, which is served until 9 AM but was out of hot items like eggs, bacon, etc by 8:30. I still give this an "excellent" rating because of the staff and overall appearance. The rooms are arranged in a "cottage" style, very cute and inviting from the outside. I could see myself spending several days there.

"Must stop in Coalinga "

User 30/10/2017

Very nice rooms great bed, has couch table 2 chairs. Shower has it all with dispenser for shampoo, body wash, and hair conditioner. Coffee pods and tea pod. Breakfast has it all omelets, sausage, waffles with all the trimming even 2 fruit toppings to choose from oh and pumpkin syrup! Nice fruit even Asian pears! Yes we will be back when on Highway 5.

"Clean, roomy, right off freeway"

Ellen M, West Richland, WA, United States 18/10/2017

This motel was right off the I-5 freeway. The room was spacious, clean, had a desk, had a table with two chairs, large frig, microwave. The queen bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was included and was complete... Hot eggs, sausage, waffle maker, plus cereals, sweets, toast, juice... We'd come here again. Good value.

"Great place, though pricey"

dragonpatt, Northern northern California, USA 14/10/2017

I'm always pleased with this property; clean, quiet, friendly with Wi-Fi and breakfast. It's somewhat expensive, but pretty in line with other places in the area of this quality. Convenient place 1/2 way from my home in Northern Calif and my destination in Southern Calif. Places to eat nearby and gas station/mini mart nearby.

"Good hotel"

User 13/10/2017

You can't really help the smell and flies from Harris Ranch....but if the wind is in your favor, it a fine hotel. Lots of fast food with one Dennys. They are building and AM/Pm right now. Subway and Baja Fresh

"When you cannot drive any further, this will do"

G7438DCalbertg, Laguna Niguel, United States 13/10/2017

Happy to find a place to rest our heads after a long day of driving. Bed was cofortable and clean. Bath appeared clean though toilet ran off and on all night Shower was fairly good pressure but very sensitive temp controls.. Nice fridge/miccrowave. Found bottlecaps and gum wrappers under couch cushions and carpet was questionable. Main complaint was the VERY STRONG carwash type perfumey smell. So strong we aired our room out with door and windows open for over an hour without much result. Do not know if someone had smoked in there...would have much preferred stale smoke or man sweat to the overpowering perfumed air.

"Ok for a nights rest."

edp7248, Odessa, Delaware 12/10/2017

Arrived after a long day driving to find a welcoming staff person behind the desk. Had room ready and waiting. Room was a little warm so I turned on AC and it screeched regardless of any settings change. Went to the desk and the super friendly young woman apologized and gave me another room. it was fine but AC was a loud hummer and slept with it off. Both rooms were clean but tired.

"Review of Best Western Big Country Inn Coalinga"

User 11/10/2017

The rooms at this property are always very clean and comfortable. Check-in staff are very pleasant and quick to check-in and out. important when most travelers have been driving for hours and just want to crash and relax. Very good value.

"One night stay"

V8593DCkareno, chino, United States 10/10/2017

very nice and clean hotel. would stay here again. breakfast was good. there was plenty of fast food restaurants to choose from. close to the freeway. the gal at the front desk was very friendly and helpful.

"Always clean and friendly"

Shirley L, San Francisco 27/09/2017

This place is midway between Northern and Southern California, so it is a convenient place to stay when we are driving up and down highway 5. The staff is always welcoming, friendly and the rooms are always clean. Recently, they have upgraded the interior of the rooms. Breakfast is served on real plates, not paper!

"Coalinga Best Western"

michaelmO4880FL, Pismo Beach 25/09/2017

The hotel is convenient to I-5 and clean. Staff is friendly. I stay here when in the area for business. it is also convenient to restaurants (Denny's & Harris Ranch) and gas. Downtown Coalinga is about 15 minutes away.

"Nice rest stop"

Gail I, Torrance, California 14/09/2017

This hotel is conveniently located off the 5 - Super cute exterior - the inside rooms were clean and beds comfortable. Room Fridge and micro nice added amenity . Easy check in after a long Friday night drive- pool looked inviting too - disappointed we didn't get to try it out - this was a rest-stop for us

"Good overnight stay."

User 27/08/2017

Comfortable and clean. Most outstanding are the staff. They are friendly and very helpful. Please be aware that the air quality - at lest the night we stayed is really bad. Hot area, no wind, smog really socked in.

"If you have to stay in Coalinga . . ."

Jeff S, Los Angeles, United States 21/08/2017

This hotel is much nicer than one would expect considering that it's immediately off Interstate 5 in pretty much the middle of nowhere. Room was clean and very quiet. Above-average compared to other Best Westerns I've stayed in.

"still pricey"

christopherlN8371EC, long beach, United States 18/08/2017

these rooms are still pricy at 99 a night for business people. I will be there 4 nights a week for the next 4 months and for a long stay it is better to rent an apartment. however this is in the middle of no where so there are no towns in 20 miles, and is 30 miles to my worksite. no apartments, no stores no decent places to eat except hamburger joints. local denny's dinner menu down to 6 items.

"best western in Coalinga"

704krisb, San Diego, California 04/08/2017

room smell very expensive for area.. and room not clean room faced and area that smelled horrible when you went outside. staff quoted me 3 different prices when I went to check in. no sugar cream in room with coffee maker

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay here. The rates here do vary especially during the summer and may increase due to special events in the area. We are located in an agricultural area and at times it does smell of cattle. Again, thank you for your comments and we hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you.

"Good for area"

User 01/08/2017

This is run of the mill Best Western Hotel. The price is good. If you have to stop in Coalinga this is good choice. We were there on a hot July day; the ranch smells were expected but nevertheless not enjoyable.

"A nice clean motel just off I-5 ..."

treerod1, Seattle 27/07/2017

Okay, finally I'm going to write a decent review for a Best Western (BW) Inn ... it's clean and well maintained, pretty quiet given its design/layout and because of its close proximity to the interstate. The rooms are a nice size, room enough for the bed, table, a desk, dresser and a couch. There is a decent size mini-frig and microwave. The bed mattress is firmer than I like, but my experience with BW is that is always the case. Okay, I lied a little ... there is one notable sour note, and that's the odor in the air ... can you say agriculture? It's an issue when going outside - like to the pool - or walking to get something to eat. Which brings me to the last item, which has nothing to do with Best Western ... but the surrounding restaurants have gone out of business, the Denny's next door is awful which leave you with only fast food or taking a drive to the town of Coalinga for a sit down meal.

"What a treat this place was!"

User 27/07/2017

I love that the rooms are like little "patio homes" - step outside your door to flowering bushes and palm trees. Room itself, the cleanest and most perfectly supplied, I have ever stayed in (no exaggeration). Property was very quiet, the office is attractive, the staff is attentive. Other guests I encountered all seemed in a good mood, which tells a lot too I think. Can't wait to return, hoping for January... almost just for the hotel - !

"High Quality Comfort"

Joe E. S, Kelseyville, United States 25/07/2017

I have stayed at this property very often over the past 10 years and I have never had a bad experience. The staff are always extremely welcoming, polite, helpful and very professional. This property is located approximately mid-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is a great stopping off point for those of us who don't desire to make the San Francisco to LA drive in one day. Provides several dining options, fuel services, and is an easy on/off for Interstate 5.

"Very clean rooms"

User 14/07/2017

Nice, well kept grounds, even in 108 degree heat. Room was very clean. I think the price was a little high, but overall it was a good place to catch up on much needed sleep. Breakfast was pretty good too. It ended at 9 am, could've been been available for one more hour.

"Saved Our Butts!"

Walter F, Manattan Beach, United States 08/07/2017

We were relocating from southern California to Oregon when our moving truck became disabled on Interstate-5 in temps exceeding 105 degrees. This was the closest hotel to our location, and they accommodated our dog, so we decided to stay. My Wife and kids enjoyed the pool, which was clean, and well maintained while I supervised the unloading of one truck into another. Breakfast was good as these types of breakfasts go. Because of the situation they allowed us a late check out. The room was clean, and we used the guest laundry, but it might be time to buy some new machines. Overall it was a good experience.

"Big Rooms Close to Freeway"

celsius888, celsius888 05/07/2017

We stayed here overnight as a layover between East Bay and Las Vegas since we expect heavy traffic leaving at 5 PM on Friday, June 30. Hotel has only 1 level which is a plus for us traveling with two elderly parents in their 90s. With 2 Queen bed inside the room, we still have a huge space available to walk around. Room is clean, separate sink from the shower which is another plus. Room comes with fridge and microwave, strong enough hair drier and clean fluffy towels. We won't hesitate returning to this hotel next time we need a room in the area, next to gasoline station with few restaurants nearby like Denny's. The only negative experience here was when we were having breakfast. The breakfast area does not provide drinking water, only hot water is available. When I asked for a glass of water to the staff filling-up scrambled eggs, she said she needs to finish what she is doing first - good thing my 90 year old mom was not choking in her food. Other hotels provide a jar of iced water with the buffet where you can fill half of your cup and another half can be hot water to get a tap/room temperature drinking water. After a few minutes, we couldn't wait for the water so we just went back to our room. We checked-in at 10 PM and checked-out at 8 AM. This Best Western Coalinga is a much better hotel than the more expensive Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bakersfield we stayed at on our way back.


William O, Los Angeles, United States 20/06/2017

I enjoyed my stay here, and if traveling near by I will stay again at this hotel. I highly recommend. Guest services made me feel welcome. The breakfast was great! Comfort plus in my room. Got a good night rest.

"Clean and comfortable"

RLLCH, McKinleyville, California 20/06/2017

Perfect location for traveling I-5 corridor and approximate to Harris Ranch, CA. Friendly night clerk provided a warm welcome for weary travelers. Attractive grounds for ambulating. Easy access from highway.

"Very dirty.....lots of flies and cockroaches"

User 18/06/2017

I know I will never stay here again. The cockroaches did it for me. They overtook the dirty room. And they forgot to clean my room one night, had to request them to come back at 4pm to service the room

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay here. Due to our rural location and the weather we have been experiencing a problem with bugs. We do have our pest control servicing our property monthly. We will use your feedback to make improvements to make sure this does not happen again.

"Passing through"

William M, Rio Vista, CA, United States 10/06/2017

Great place, always quiet because there are no upstairs rooms. Not a lot of rooms but they are always clean and problem free. I always stay here if I can get a room, Denny's next door and fast food nearby. The grounds are well maintained and groomed for being in the middle of nowhere (think hot & dry).


User 09/06/2017

This place is a great place to stay rooms are awesome and very clean. It made me feel like I was staying in a five star hotel. It was nice to go swim after a hot day of work in the great pool. The beds are very comfortable. I can't wait to get back there and start the week off.

"Roach Motel"

Thomas J, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 07/06/2017

An otherwise o.k. stay was marred by the presence of roaches in the room. The odor of insecticide was evident upon entering the room and the presence of a live roach in our bed was an immense turnoff. When I mentioned this to the desk clerk the next morning, she did not respond until I asked if she had heard me. I also noticed that the property had sprayed for them around the pool the next morning. There were several of the little buggers in their death throes! Simply put, a room should not be rented until housekeeping is sure that a vermin problem is eliminated. Ask me how I know? I taught hotel operations including housekeeping for almost 30 years and wrote a housekeeping textbook that is in its 5th edition.

Mike M, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Dear Thomas, I truly appreciate your feedback and your assessment of this matter. You should not have been assigned that room. As you noted in your comments our hotel had just been sprayed with insecticides prior to you arrival. A typical response of insects when insecticides are used is to come out of their hiding places. This may transpire over a period of several days. I sincerely apologize that your room was not dutifully inspected as it should have been. As a hotel that is located in a rural area there is little else we can do other than to follow our procedures to the best of our abilities, having said that we will work continuously to improve.

"Super Star Cinthia Pulido"

gretchensto, Murrieta 24/05/2017

I was having difficulties with Best Western Corperate and Best Western Hanford, Calif and Cinthia Pulido at this hotel was most gracious and helpful. She assisted me and actually went up and beyond to be helpful. The hotel was clean and restful and served a good breakfast.

"Clean, Modern, & Convenient"

GlobalGypsy_13, San Diego, California 23/05/2017

This BW in an oasis of services (food, gas, lodging) stands out as modern, comfortable, and convenient to I-5 (about 1/2 way between LA and San Francisco) What distinguishes this hotel are the solar panels (!) on the paneled slooping roofs, the rose bushes, and the hot buffet breakfast at 5 a.m.or a "grab 'n go" bag of food. Although the pool is small, two of us enjoyed cooling off from almost record high valley temperatures. In contrast the rooms are large and have full refrigerators, a microwave, desk, couch and table -- or at least #102 in bldg. A did.

"Hints for this hotel"

Goodness4you, Newport Beach, California 22/05/2017

Harris Ranch is nicer but way more expensive. If you just want a clean, quiet and comfortable room stay here. Dinner is the issue. Once again Harris Ranch is nice but expensive. Avoid Denny's. Their service is slow. The food is actually pretty good, so consider take out and eating in your room. Baja Fresh is your best bet. Take out and eat in your room. The Best Western Breakfast is excellent. Internet is fast. Stick the kids in the pool. Lots of parking for any size vehicle even those towing trailers. This hotel could save a lot of water by switching to low flow shower heads and maybe use the water saved to water their dead rear lawn. They accept dogs for an extra $20.

"Southern California trip"

User 21/05/2017

This motel has been very nicely upgraded. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The rooms are large, clean, and comfortable. For the price it is much better than the high priced motel across the freeway. We enjoyed our stay.

"Quiet night and awesome breakfast"

coastlinevideo, Vista, California 16/05/2017

We stopped here twice, on our way to and then back from the Sacramento area. All we needed was a comfortable and quiet place to crash after hours of driving, and this hotel delivered. It is right off the 5, yet set far enough back not to have any issues with noise. The rooms were clean, the beds comfy. It had a mini fridge, which was very nice and quiet as well. Dinner options were Denny's and Subway - both in walking distance. There's also a gas station for all your snack attacks. The breakfast was awesome, a really big selection. I loved how they served it on real ceramic dishes, rather than on paper stuff. Couple of things that could have been better: the breakfast starts very early and is done by 8:30. That's pretty early, we barely made it. It also means that other travelers will be up early and roaming by your window. Also, the pool was dirty and closed when we came, and there did not seem any hurry to get it fixed. It was still closed on our return trip four days later. Our kids were very disappointed - promise of the pool was what kept them going for the last hour of the endless drive. We will drive back up the grapevine later this summer and plan to stay here again. Hopefully this time with pool!

"Great stay."

johncampos03, Nevada City 04/05/2017

These rooms are neat, private walk ways. It's pretty area. Excellent staff, soft towels high water pressure. Lots of parking. Quiet area. Secured lot. Lit up. Hot tub and pool. Breakfast was nice. Separate room

Mike M, Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time write a review. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our staff and service. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and grounds. We hope you will stay with us next time you are passing through Coalinga. Sincerely, Management

"decent place to stop over when travelling I5"

153edgarn, oakland, United States 23/04/2017

Needed to stop when travelling between SF and LA, this place is about half way and was good overall. Only real restaurant at this I5 exit was a Dennys next door, but there are also a variety of fast food places within easy walking distance at the various gas stations such as Subway, McDonald's etc. Didn't try the pool. Internet was reasonable.

"Excellent stay"

nashvlgeo, Nashville, Tennessee 23/04/2017

This is a great place to stay. The room was comfortable and the breakfast is over the top. I expected a minimal continental breakfast and got a feast, fresh food and protein. Also nearby was a competing motel that was not as helpful for someone with disabilities. This place has rooms on one level, a swimming pool, and a great attitude by its staff.

"Good value"

Charles M, Yorba Linda 12/03/2017

We were looking for a place to stop for the night and get some rest after a long day of driving. This fit the bill exactly without being crazy expensive like the one across the freeway. Plenty of restaurants to pick from, and a good breakfast included.

mjhassen79, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that our location had plenty of restaurants to choose from and that you enjoyed our hot breakfast. We hope you will stay with us again next time you are in Coalinga. Sincerely, Melissa Hassenteufel

"Great Staff"

User 07/03/2017

I made wrong date reservations and the girl at check in changed them, cancelled the wrong one and kept the price the same. Thank you, thank you, thank you. She was helpful and knowledgeable. Unfortunately I didnt get her name.

mjhassen79, General Manager at Best Western Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and for your kind comments regarding our staff and service held at our hotel recently. We hope you will visit us again soon! Melissa Hassenteufel

"Stay Half Way on HWY 5"

Deanna A, Half Moon Bay, California 02/03/2017

If you are traveling between Southern California and the Bay Area a great place to stay is Best Western in Coalinga. They have 2 dog friendly rooms. Be sure to book early if you need a dog friendly room. The breakfast is the bomb. Best continental breakfast I've ever had. They had a cinnamon shaker! Waffle maker with many toppings to choose from. Strawberry and blueberry compote, maple and flavored syrups.Be sure to tip the lady helping out in the breakfast. She was superb. The coffee is yummy. You can add hot chocolate and make a mocha. Noon is a generous checkout time. We stay there every time we travel on HWY 5.

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to tell us of your satisfaction with our accommodations and service during your recent visit at our hotel. We are pet friendly and we do our best to add variety to our breakfast. Again thank you for your positive review and we hope to see you again soon! Melissa Hassenteufel


GunnerMO, Osage Beach, Missouri 22/02/2017

As we were going to travel to Cambria, CA for a week with our friends, they asked me to reserve a couple of rooms here at this Best Western to stay on our way down. I was hesitant, as the Best Western's in our State are middle of the road at best. But we were very surprised upon arrival that this hotel was attractive, clean and comfortable. We had a great night and will stay here anytime. We even had a bonus at breakfast. My wife and I learned Sign Language about 7 years back to volunteer to help teach the deaf, and at breakfast we met a very sweet deaf man from Pasadena and had a great conversation. The next time passing through this area, we will for sure plan on staying here!

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you found our hotel clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. We appreciate your kind comments and hope to see you on your next visit! Melissa Hassenteufel

"Need extra pajamas?"

normw524, Florence, Oregon 17/02/2017

We stayed here because we had the GW rewards card. As always not the least expensive in town but usually one of the better. Check in was average. Just the standard line. Room was large and well appointed. However while putting clothes away we found a pair of pajamas and a Wall Street Journal from two days ago. Kind of "maid" us wonder about other areas of the room that may have been overlooked. We did have a good nights sleep. The hotel is far enough away from the freeway so no traffic noise. Might not stop at this turnoff in the future anyway. To many fast food spots and not enough other dining locations to chose from.

"A good night's sleep at a truck stop"

msorangeblossom, San Francisco, California 01/11/2016

We're an older couple with fairly simple tastes. We generally stop in Coalinga as a half-way point when going north-south. This time, we decided to splurge the few extra dollars to try out the medium-priced Big Country Inn. We've stayed at both the low price point and the high price point in the past. While there was nothing spectacular about this hotel, and while it is still located in the middle of the Coalinga truck stop, there also was absolutely nothing the matter with this hotel either. It was clean, had a very comfortable mattress, excellent wi-fi, eco-products, a fairly quiet air-conditioner, well-working plumbing, and decent coffee in the room machine. They even started breakfast at 5am, which is great for those who like to get on the road first thing, and not so great for those of us who are late risers. We will probably stay here again in the future.

"Nice, clean, friendly staff, and good breakfast"

capttml, San Francisco, California 28/10/2016

1/2 mile from Harris Ranch resort. The hotel is very nice and clean. The price was a bit higher than I like, but it was a great value compared to the price of staying at Harris a Ranch. There are fast food restraints and quick marts next door.

"Comfortable and Clean"

carolyn7100, Laguna Beach, California 28/10/2016

This hotel is comfortable and clean and moderately priced in the middle of the central valley. A good quick place to rest with heavy truck traffic. I would recommend it for the price value. They serve breakfast from 5 to 9 am and it is included.

"Nice hotel midway to destination"

denisef110, Berkeley 26/10/2016

Nice Best Western for a stop on the way from SF to Palm Springs. Clean, well kept rooms. Has a disabled room because all others were booked out. Seemed to be well thought out and very accessible. Grounds nicely cared for.

"better than expected"

User 25/10/2016

great hotel for the money. Was traveling to visit my granddaughter and stayed in this hotel on the way there and again on the way back home. The grounds were very well kept and the breakfast was better that expected with real dishes and mugs for my coffee. Most free breakfasts use paper products. the room was clean and quiet. I stayed at another BW in Corning CA and they could learn from the Coalinga one.

"No Choices"

Cynthia M, Dumas 30/09/2016

Acceptable for a small town. Was pleasantly surprised at the overall condition of the motel. The staff other then the front office was pleasant at all times. Small town did not allow a lot of choices of facilities. I appreciate the choice I made.

"Nicely Maintained Older Hotel"

Michael F, Antioch, California 26/09/2016

This place is a step back in time; a single story hotel with quaint walkways and nicely maintained grounds. All of the parking is off to the side of the buildings so no cars are parked in front of the rooms which makes it nice and quiet. The rooms are good sized and very comfortable. The only complaint I had was no hi-def TV which really is just a personal preference. The hotel is also located less than a mile from one of the finest steak house restaurants we have ever found (Harris Ranch....which is actually the main reason we stay in Coalinga when traveling). I highly recommend both!!

"Enjoyable stay"

LaurieSanDiego, San Diego 25/09/2016

This was a last minute decision to stop for the night. The girl at the front desk was very nice and had us checked in in less than 5 minutes. The room was very large and comfortable. It was very quiet even though the rooms on both sides were occupied. The breakfast room was nice with a good choice of food. Hot eggs, potatoes, bacon, waffles, etc

"Stay here if you like mosquitos"

User 02/09/2016

Stay here if you like mosquitos. We were up most of the night swatting mosquitos. Should have seen a problem when there is a written sign in the front lobby, “” ATTENTION GUEST: DUE TO OUR LOCATION, YOU MAY ENCOUNTER BUGS IN YOUR ROOM. WE RECOMMEND YOU KEEP DOOR CLOSED.”” The room had not be cleaned, when we checked in, after 3PM. The housekeeping person left the door open while servicing the room.

"nice stay in the middle of the central valley"

lamplamplamp, San Carlos, California 28/08/2016

My wife and I have stayed here twice during trips from the San Francisco Bay area to Los Angeles. The staff is very nice, and the breakfast has regular offerings of fruits, juice, cereal, waffles, some hot offerings that change day to day, and some other things. The breakfast does end earlier than at other hotels I've stayed at, I think at 9 AM.

"back again!!"

shirley s, Tacoma, Washington 27/08/2016

this is a best western in the middle of the country that was a real treat! first of all the staff was great. they got us checked into the hotel in no time and we were in the pool which is a little small but perfect for our small family. our room was super clean and super clean linen and then we had a Dennys right next door. Our breakfast was a great selection of fresh fruit and hot food as well as the basic. and hot coffee and teas too.

"Not Worth the Money"

Michael S, El Dorado Hills, United States 22/08/2016

Should of seen a problem when there is a hand written sign on the front door of the lobby, "No Vacancy!!!", when the parking lot is empty. First room we were assigned hadn't been cleaned and there was trash all over the facility. The room we were moved to was cleaned, but not really up to the standards I would expect. I'm guessing their cleaning staff didn't show up and they were doing the best they could, but it really isn't worth the price, save our money and try the Travel Lodge or Motel 6 for less than half the price.


scottdeb99, Redway, California 19/08/2016

Nice room, easy chair, quiet, spacious, comfortable for my bad back. Free breakfast Harris restaurant nearby has great steak. A little pricey, but the food was good and service excellent. To touristy to stay there though.

"Best Western Big Country Inn"

Waymon S, Fairfield, United States 11/08/2016

The room was clean and accommodations were good. Not a lot of choices in the area, but we were attending a wedding at Harris Ranch which was just a few minutes away. The registration girls were very friendly and helpful.

"Road Trip"

User 30/07/2016

After a long day of driving this hotel is just off the I5 and is the perfect overnight stop. The room was very clean - and Cynthia at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. One of the nicest people we have come across at a hotel check in.

"Traveling to and from "

Joe F, Gold Hill, Oregon 19/07/2016

What a nice place to take a break from. Close to restaurants. All the amenities. Staff were friendly and the room was great. Really enjoyed our overnight here! Not a lot more to say. Ther was a room that we needed. It was quiet and out of the way, yet close to the freeway.

"Good place for a quick stay"

MrsHooker, Cleveland, Ohio 10/07/2016

We stopped here for one night driving from LA to SF. The room is fine for one night or a short stay. The property is clean and there is a great complimentary breakfast. The room did smell like the surrounding cattle farms but nothing that can be done about that. The other thing is that someone was smoking outside of our room and it smelled like it was in our room. The windows or door were clearly not sealed well. Overall we would stay here again if necessary for the price.

"In the middle of No Where"

BigLou60, La Habra, California 04/07/2016

Good value, great location for Coalinga and will stay again. Don't let the smell from the Cow pens down the road discourage you. One minute it's overwhelming, then the next minute the smell is gone with the wind shift. The Hotel across I-5 which is 3 times more expensive has the same smell.

"Good Freeway Stop"

User 19/06/2016

Travelling on I-5 late at night and stopped here. Got the last room since it was late at night. We didn't expect much but were pleasantly surprised to find a very clean, quiet and restful accommodation. Included breakfast was good and the server was super nice and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

"Nice place to stop on I 5 from LA to Sacramento"

JJJSANDIEGO, San Diego CA 16/06/2016

We stayed at this inn on our way to Menlo Park CA. The room was clean and well supplied. Entrance to rooms is from outside with a feel of a garden area. This is an older hotel, but rooms have been updated.The person at the desk was very courteous when we checked in and helped us with information on Harris Ranch restaurants. Breakfast was substantial with many choices. Was impressed with the use of "real"plates and silverware!

"All you need"

Donna H, United States 14/06/2016

The staff was very friendly and helpful, the breakfast was good. I am a woman that was traveling alone and did not feel comfortable staying here alone. The curtains did not close and it was not private. I felt like everyone could see in the windows.

"Good between LA and the Bay Area"

Melinda F, Covina, United States 14/06/2016

This hotel is clean and convenient to I5, about halfway between the Los Angeles area and the Bay Area. The rooms are adequate and clean, the staff is polite and friendly. The breakfast is fine to get your day started (with one of those do-it-yourself waffle makers if you want something "more"). It isn't in a destination location, but for a business person on the road it's a good choice..

"On my way to visit Mom"

Kathleen K, Richmond, United States 11/06/2016

Planned a spa day with Mom in Long Beach. Big Country was along the I5 and the shot I had a getting close enough to get into Long Beach in time without having to drive the whole 6 hrs from Richmond. Coalinga was the best fit for a half way stop. I could not leave the Bay Area until 9PM so when I got to Big Country Inn I was ready to crash. Thank you for being there, being comfortable. Maybe I'll stay longer next time.

"Pit Stop "

User 09/06/2016

My family of 3 stayed here overnight on our way to Disneyland. Aside from the strong cow smell, it worked for us. We had the pool to ourselves and there was a Dennys right next door. Breakfast area was small and "encouraged guest to stay in the area". They have real plates and coffee mugs which is why they want you to stay in the room. I did see disposable tableware if there is no space to sit and eat. All in all, a decent stay for the night and appeared to be better than the hotel next door.

"Keep Driving"

Blu V, San Francisco, United States 01/06/2016

Uncomfortable beds I couldn't sleep at all, I should of gotten the 2 hours I got in the car. There are better hotels just keep driving...I say at really nice hotels for a better price the rest of the trip and continuie as long as I avoid this chain

"If you must stop by the stockyards--then stop here."

phil&dot, Huntington Beach, California 28/05/2016

We were tired, too tired to drive on. So resigned to the stench of the stockyards across the Interstate, we checked into this oasis. Clean, comfortable rooms and a full delicious complementary breakfast in the morning.

"Road trip"

Migliaccio, Klamath Falls, Oregon 24/05/2016

We planned a long road trip and made the reservations on line which sometimes can be very interesting. This place was great. The beds were very comfortable, friendly staff, clean rooms and awesome hot breakfast items. The rates were extremely reasonable and we were so pleased that we stayed here a second time on our long trip home.

"Lost in California"

Terre M, Morton, United States 18/05/2016

We had to find a hotel while on our way to Reno from the Pacific Coast and ended up in this little area. The hotel was reminiscent of motels we stayed in in the 50's as we traveled with our parents. The room was adequate and clean. Convenient to I-5.


Daniel Robert J, San Diego, United States 16/05/2016

My stay here at the Best Western Hotel was the best. I was very pleased with the outstanding customer service I received for any questions I had during my stay. The variety on the breakfast bar was very delicious. The quality was excellent. As for my room, I slept like a King. The bed was comfortable, room was clean clean clean. I would definitely consider staying at a Best Western hotel again in my future travel in hopes that I get the same awesome service I received at this particular hotel. A++

"Great Customer Service"

William O, Los Angeles, United States 13/05/2016

My stay was very pleasant, friendly customer service received and most importantly a clean stay. The bed was comfortable, towels were fresh. The reception of the channels on the television were of good viewing. My wake up call was precise. I absolutely enjoyed my stay here and I will definitely return should I be in this area again.

"Quiet Oasis"

ontheroadknow, Ash Fork, Arizona 12/05/2016

This hotel is very close to I-5 but it was quiet and sort of tucked away. THe layout reminded me more of an apartment complex than a hotel. All first floor, easy access rooms. Walking distance to Denny's and just across the freeway from an amazing steak house. The free breakfast was above average, with real china and a friendly attendant. Lots of construction guys staying there, but no problems with the neighbors. I would definitely stay there again.

"Rest Easy"

William T, Middletown, United States 30/04/2016

Easy access off of Highway 5. Close to Harris Ranch; but, there's a Denny's within walking distance. There is a varied breakfast menu (buffet) with "real" plates and cups provided. The staff is very nice and helpful. We have stayed here numerous times on our way to Indian Wells.

"One of my favorite places to stay."

Carlton J, Lucerne 25/04/2016

I have been traveling from northern California to Kingman az. This about halfway. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The free breakfast is very good. Make your own waffles. Fresh fruit. Good coffee and a person there to help if you need it. They also have a TOGO snack when you check out.

"Convenience and Quality"

Trialer70, Riverside, California 20/04/2016

I stayed for four nights with my dogs at this Best Western for a stock-dog trial in Coalinga--I'm happy to report that this motel has retained its quality (in fact, seems to have upgraded a bit) since I last stayed here six years ago for a similar event. The pet rooms are on the back side of the property, adjacent to a grassy area and a huge gravel parking area, ideal for dog-walking. The room was very clean, no offensive smell, plenty of towels, hot water, good mattresses and pillows. I didn't use the breakfast service much, but what I did use of it, it was the standard fare of waffles, eggs, fruit, toast, cereals, coffee and was very good. ALL people I encountered here were pleasant, greeted me well and did whatever was needed to keep me happy (some extra hand towels and daily room cleaning)--front desk personnel, housekeeping staff, grounds-keepers, all were very nice. I slept very well, it was quiet and I would absolutely stay here again. Solar panels were being installed while I was staying here and aside from workers coming and going doing the installation on the roof of the buildings, there was no noticeable or unnecessary noise during the daytime. Nights were very quiet. Yes, if the wind changes, you're going to smell the feed lot at Harris Ranch, but it's a rural area. Once indoors, with air conditioning going, the odor is not noticeable (and I have a VERY keen sense of smell).

"Best Western"

Norman J, Vancouver, United States 19/04/2016

Have stayed before & liked it. Perfect location from starting point to drivable distance for a day. Also it is very near a fantastic restaurant that we like very much. It's on a cattle ranch but we're willing to put up with the smell for the great food and pleasant accommodation's.

"Great except the dirty pool"

User 19/04/2016

Clean and heat the pool and you have a great place to stay. The room was well appointed and clean. We will stay here again, but really, do something about the pool. I have to keep typing or they will not post this review which is pretty stupid as this is really all I have to say.

"Clean and comfortable."

folsomrose, Folsom, California 18/04/2016

When we made the reservation in Coalinga we didn't realize how far the smell of Harris Ranch would travel. Anytime we were outside the smell was overwhelming. The room was comfortable and clean. We used the laundry and it was clean. Our dog was welcome with a $20 fee.

"Not a place to stay"

mmctie63, Graham, Washington 10/04/2016

My family had been traveling in a car for over 10 hours and needed to stop for the night. there was 3 hotels to choice from and we choose this one. What a mistake, it was dirty, there were flying knats in our room, the door didn't seal properly, I never received my receipt, the Hot free breakfast was mediocre, there was cream cheese and no bagels, it was like the staff didn't want to keep it stocked up for the guests. Also, the outdoor pool was closed on weekdays which being 90 degrees out would have been nice for my family to dip into and relax.

"Lucky Us"

spanishbam, Anza, California 26/03/2016

After a long 6 hours on the road we needed a good nights sleep, in order to make the next 5 hours of our trip. We stopped in at the Best western in Colinga CA. And we got lucky with the last room that they had. The room was spacious and clean and they had the best complimentary breakfast and the staff was so friendly. I would highly recommend staying there.

"Old and dirty"

Joy E C, grass Valley, United States 25/03/2016

looks good from outside but room was old and in need of better care ! room smelled terrible from old carpeting I think and what ever they used to clean it with left a bad smell in room ! in need of tearing down and rebuilding ! bed was bad rolled to center all night ! air conditioner made so much noise it was hard to sleep ! Also there is a big cattle ranch there so you had to hold your nose when we went out to get dinner ! they had a pool but it isn't heated ! also we heard there is a prison close by the area and it just wasn't a very nice area !

"Decent Accommodation"

Joy M, Grants Pass 23/03/2016

The accommodations were fine - nice area for walking our dog. The receptionist was very unfriendly - no greeting just shoved the questionnaire re car license etc in front of us. No smile, no welcome - nothing. Put us off this location.

"Good stop over motel"

Cindy D, Phoenix, United States 19/03/2016

Older property but well kept. Modern amenities we didn't expect like the curved shower curtain and soap /lotion dispensers. Fresh new linens. Friendly staff. Only drawbacks - doors open to outside (not to a hallway, mattress VERY soft and breakfast area too small for the number of guests trying to use it.

"Helpful staff"

c r, Ellijay, Georgia 14/03/2016

Great hotel with friendly helpful staff. We left behind a medicine bag with a wallet inside and housekeeping took it directly to the office where Melissa helped me out. She boxed it up, printed out shipping label and had it all safe and ready for Fed Ex. Hotel was very nice and comfortable. Thank you again!

"dog friendly"

Gail L, Redwood Valley, California 14/03/2016

This hotel offers a very nice dog friendly room with easy access to the lawn area. It is clean, quiet and beautifully landscaped. There is an eccellent restaurant nearby. This is a great place to stop along I-5.

"Great Motel"

Shirley L A, East Wenatchee 11/03/2016

We really enjoyed our room. Very clean, large and we'll appointed. Good breakfast. Loved the courtyard and palm trees. The bed was very comfortable and so was the couch. We had dinner in our room at the dining table. There was also a desk, TV, frig and microwave. Staff was very nice and helpful.

"Terrific breakfast"

artlover24, Napa, California 05/03/2016

Clean well appointed room..microwave AND refig. comfortable bed. Adjacent to gas stations, Berger King and Denneys. Thought the price was a little high $112..but i was tired of driving down Highway 5, where motels are few and far between. Only thing that bothered me was only curtain over the front window was a little "lightweight" I felt that could see through it from outside if inside lights were on. However, i could see only shadows inside as I walked down outside path. Maybe just aware of this because I was alone.

"Coalinga Best Western"

User 29/02/2016

Just an average Inn. No better than the Motel 6 next door at twice the price. Plastic showers with the soap hanging from the wall don't make sense at $100 a night. Nice location if you like gas stations and fast food. Next time I spend a little more and stay at Harris Ranch.

"One of the nicest Best Westerns we've stayed in."

Dave1686, Petaluma, California 17/02/2016

Spacious room with comfortable king bed, chair and ottoman, and desk. Clean and well-maintained. Motel comprises several one story buildings with nice landscaped walkways between them. Breakfast was good, but the breakfast room was small and crowded.

"A good night's sleep"

Andrea W, Merrill, Oregon 16/02/2016

It was a clean comfortable room with a great hot breakfast the next morning. I was a big fan of the waffles. I like the bungalow style of the room layout and they had ample parking in back for our pickup and trailer.

"Horribly dirty room"

Tylertraveler, Christmas Valley, Oregon 13/02/2016

The check-in girl was short with me and never got off of her phone call to help check me in. It just seemed very unprofessional. The room was absolutely filthy and the carpet turned all of our socks black.

"Convenient, clean, and honest staff"

Bing B, Chico, California 09/02/2016

Driving down boring I-5 for hours on end? Not a bad stop. Clean large rooms with easy one level access. The breakfast was a full breakfast, not just rolls and coffee. And if you want a nice are just right across the highway from Harris Ranch. We left our iPad behind by accident. The staff called us to let us know they found it before we even knew it was missing. Gotta love honesty! Though they offered to send it to us, we picked it up on our way back. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Would stay here again. Our only complaint? The cattle smell from Harris Ranch is hard to avoid.

"Why has no one mentioned the smell?"

FriesAndFoieGras, San Mateo, California 01/02/2016

Oh my word. The smell. How is it the last 10 reviews on trip advisor (which I hurriedly scanned while we were on the highway) did not mention the cow country smell? Maybe because it's taken as a given. But friends, this is not trivial passing whiff. We ran from our car to our room. And even so, throughout the night, we lay there wondering- did someone just fart? It's not just us city folk who notice it. We spoke to some of their workers and they said, yup, this is normal. Nay, it was even considered a good day. Wait till the wind blows they said... I can't really blame them for the smell. I mean, what can you do eh. But travelers, be warned. Otherwise, room was basic and met our needs for a night. There was only a bar of soap and no shampoo but I'd like to think if I asked front desk for it, they would have brought some. They kindly offered us a late rate, which was slightly lower than the online rate since we arrived past 10pm. Breakfast room is very small but decently stocked. Waffle iron, scrambled eggs, ham, tortillas, hard boiled eggs, selection of fresh fruit (apples/bananas/oranges), 2 types of yogurt, 3 types of cereal and muffins and assorted breads. Breakfast lady was very pleasant and came out frequently to clear the tables. Note, breakfast is 5-9am Mon-Fri and till 10am on weekends. This early start is to cater to the bulk of their clientele, which apparently consists of workers/truckers passing through.

"Clean and quiet rest stop"

allenfromsf, San Francisco, California 26/01/2016

This was a very convenient place to stop while driving between SF and LA. Normally, we'd just drive the entire distance in one go, but since we had a very late start, we decided to stop midway rather than drive all night, and we're glad that we did. The room was very clean and quiet, and the staff was friendly. The only real downside is that the bathroom sink had an extremely low flow restrictor which caused the water to just trickle out. We got a very good night's sleep and there were plenty of breakfast options nearby.

"Overall below average but ok"

989Jay, Portland, Oregon 17/01/2016

This property is fine for a one night passing through town stop which is what I did. It's a step up from a motel 6 but it is somewhat dated and the bathroom in our room had obviously had some poor quality repair work done and was a bit dirty. Would I stay here again only if I was passing through town and it was time to stop for one night.

"Very nice stop"

Hasso H, Albany, Oregon 12/01/2016

We have stayed at the Big Country Inn before and always return on our drives down I-5 because it is convenient, clean, with easy access to the rooms near the parking area. And the breakfast is excellent.

"Good Pet Friendly Hotel"

Rhonda W, Los Angeles, United States 05/01/2016

The rooms were very clean and had a lovely smell! Staff was also good. I would stay again if we were driving from L.A. to Napa Valley, as it's just about 1/2 of the way up the 5. Just outside of our room was a large patch of grass. This was good, as we had our dog with us.

"Resort Appearance"

Donald E, Calgary, Canada 04/01/2016

Really liked the appearance and layout of this hotel. The rooms were situated in a number of rows with a winding walkway in between, more like a southern resort. Also the recommendation to the Harris Ranch Restaurant across I5. Ended up there on New Years Eve (among many others experiencing quality dining). A 5 o'clock breakfast opening was great for those facing a long drive.

"Good Size Room."

Jennard, San Jose, California 01/01/2016

The outside doesn't look like your typical Best Western Inn, but considering it was close to HWY 5 and across the highway from Harris Ranch where we were having xmas dinner, it was quiet and the size of the room made our stay very comfortable. I won't go back to Harris Ranch for dinner but I would stay in this BW if in the area.

"Always Great"

Antoinette C, Sacramento, United States 26/12/2015

We use this hotel when traveling between No. & So. CA. It's a good mid-way point. It's always clean, and comfortable. The staff are friendly and professional. The breakfast is general fare for this type of hotel.

"Nice place to stay"

fruncdodo1, San Francisco Bay Area 13/12/2015

If your staying over night its a nice place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff. If you need to stay on Coalinga for a day this isn't a bad option. Easy access to and from freeway and plenty of gas stations near by. If you want a quality dinner you can go to Harris Ranch.

"Best in Coalinga"

sewkap, El Cerrito, CA 22/11/2015

First of all, this motel is laid out so that all rooms are good ones. It is one level, making it very easy to arrive late at night and get your belongings installed in the room. Also, the breakfast room is very well maintained, with a fair variety of offerings. You may need to book early, as this is a very popular stop for truckers. The only negative is that the people at the desk are not too welcoming.

"Surprisingly nice."

Jonelle D, Bellingham, WA, United States 09/11/2015

We were surprised at the lovely setting even tho right beside the freeway. Cozy, one-story, residential feeling to the place. Special touches in the rooms and the friendly, efficient person in the breakfast room made our short stay very pleasant.

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for the glowing review! I am happy to hear that you found our place cozy and friendly. We strive to make you feel at home when you are with us. I will pass along your comments to our breakfast attendant so that their hard work does not go unnoticed. Thanks again for the amazing review and have a great day! Sincerely, Melissa Hassenteufel General Manager

"Best Place for the Cost"

Royanne M, Portland Oregon, United States 02/11/2015

I travel to and from Portland Oregon to Phoenix Arizona about 3 times a year. This is a great half way point. They take pets and are very accommodating. The initial reservations made went smoothly. I will be back again in 2016. There is a great place to eat across the freeway at Harris Ranch. Several gas stations in area. This location is truly in the middle of no where. Outstanding place for the price

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review about us for all future travelers to read. We are glad that our location was convenient for you. We always strive to accommodate our guests and their pets with a perfect stay. Glad to hear you will be back next year and we look forward to your visit! Thanks again, Melissa Hassenteufel General Manager

"Always enjoy our stay here"

dragonpatt, Northern northern California, USA 26/10/2015

This hotel has always been a favorite of our over the years. The place is well kept and there seems always to have been some improvements to the rooms; recently they have been redecorated and updated. Always clean and neat inside and out. We enjoy the selection of good breakfast items and are happy they allow us to bring our breakfast back to our room to enjoy again [for a while they required it be eaten in the breakfast room only].

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
First and foremost, thank you for choosing us as a regular place to stay. It was a pleasure having you and we are very happy to hear your stay was "5 stars" Your support and feedback inspires our staff to provide every guest with the best customer service every day! Please come back and visit us again soon! Thank you, Melissa Hassenteufel General Manager

"Real Coffee Mugs for breakfast"

User 19/10/2015

Very good value for the price. To my complete surprise they had real dishes in the breakfast room. Not sure if this is an every day occurrence but it just felt good to embrace that warm cup of coffee in the morning.

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your nice review! We do like to use real dishes for our breakfast and we are always looking for new ways to improve it. I am grateful you took the time to let us know of your satisfaction. Hope you come to see us again soon! Thank you, Melissa Hassenteufel General Manager

"Clean, comfortable, quiet I-5 respite"

Susan J, Sacramento, United States 14/10/2015

Very nice rooms, comfortable beds and pillows. Nice pool area (did not use) and better than average complimentary breakfast- waffles, bagels, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal. Limited fruit but it was October.

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements especially with our breakfast. Please come back and have a great day! Sincerely, Melissa Hassenteufel General Manager

"Clean Inn between LA and SF"

MAC_LA1, San Francisco, California 06/10/2015

We booked a room here as part of a move between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Our standards were not that high as we just needed a place to sleep for the night. When we opened the door to the room, it looked as if the Inn had just been built! The room was big, clean, and quiet despite being close to the I-5. Highly recommend this place if you need a place to sleep for the night. Only downside is the breakfast - toaster not working and it was a typical continental breakfast spread. Stronger coffee and pastry down the road at Harris Ranch.

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We are glad to hear that our prime location offered convenience and flexibility during your stay with us. Although our property is not new we are definitely making improvements. Thank you for your feedback and we hope you will come visit us again! Sincerely, Melissa Hassenteufel

"Pleasant place to stay"

Vanessa D, Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom 09/09/2015

Receptionist was very helpful. We loved the layout of the site. The rooms were like chalets, off winding paths between each section. The whole site is well maintained and the pool was very welcome. The room was large, very clean and smelt lovely. (We found out from other reviews this was because there's a cattle farm down the road but this honestly never bothered us). I would recommend this hotel.

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for such an incredibly nice review! We take pride in our staff and service for each individual's visit. At BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn we always strive to accommodate our guests with a perfect stay. Happy to hear that you enjoyed our layout and that the odor from the cattle ranch was not an issue for you. We look forward to your return! Melissa Hassenteufel General Manager

"Safe and clean overnight motel."

mcardsol, San Diego, California 01/09/2015

I stayed here coming home a trip from NorCal. Clean, basic motel to break up that awful boring drive down the 5. Thank goodness the ac worked well as it is very hot in summer. The only downside was the free breakfast. The hard boiled eggs seemed to be several days old and were hard and rubberey. Room was large and clean. All the grass was dead due to the drought which made it seem hotter

"Very new hotel. Quiet and very comfortable"

vettefinderjim, Mentone, California 29/08/2015

My wife and I were in the wine country for 3 days at a family reunion. We left for home in Southern California on Sunday at 11AM. Traffic was bad, so we decided to call ahead. I found this new BW on my cell phone and called for a reservation. All the ADA rooms were taken, so we settled for a standard regular room. It was new, clean, and very comfortable. And quiet. Once we arrived, we realized the hotel was on the opposite side of the HARRIS RANCH, where we had an excellent dinner. The only bad thing is there are two steps on to the small porch and no rail to hang on to. I use a walker and it made my entry a challenge ....but good for me.

"Above Average Decor and Comfort"

Noelle K, Los Angeles, California 25/08/2015

This property is attractive and clean and the rooms are spacious and well appointed. If they upgraded their toiletries and added a small workout room this could easily be a Best Western Plus. A note to frequent BW travelers, this property stops serving the complimentary breakfast at 9:00 a.m. rather than the customary 10:00 a.m.

mjhassen79, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We are excited that you enjoyed your stay. We serve breakfast Monday through Friday from 5am-9am and Saturdays and Sundays 5am-10am. We are also planning to upgrade our amenities in the upcoming year! Please come back and visit us again soon! Thank you, Melissa Hassenteufel General Manager

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