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Best Western Hotel University Lodge, Davis

4.0/5  - basé sur 222 notations.
123 B Street, 95616-4636, Davis, United States - See map

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

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Hotel advantages

  • Spa
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  • Air conditioning
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"Comfortable Beds - Helpful Staff"

4
30/08/2018

Budget friendly hotel for a clean, comfortable, easy stay over. The beds and showers are comfortable. Hotel is in close proximity to downtown and lots of good restaurants and shopping. We will stay here again. They also honor military service people with a discount. Oh and they are pet friendly!! :)

"Great location"

4
11/08/2018

This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Davis. You can walk everywhere including the college.The parking is free and decent. The rooms have refrigerators and microwaves which come in handy. They also serve a hot breakfast.

Timothy W, Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. So glad you liked our location right in downtown Davis and only one block from campus. Everything is really close and it's good to hear you enjoyed the convenience of parking and walking. Hope to see you again!

"Horrible sleep quality"

2
02/08/2018

This is an old-style motor lodge with a slight coat of paint and nothing else. If you are a light sleeper, avoid at all costs. Main windows open to the walkways, so there is no privacy and safety. The AC system is as loud as it gets (because ancient) so you are at a loss. And if you are housed in the ground floor, then you get vehicle fumes, too. Room cleaning is sub standard: Move an item in the room and you will find historical trash relics never picked up or cleaned. Simply gross. I stayed here because of its convenience of being between Davis and the University. I am still regretting it. Never coming back.

Timothy W, Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and insight. We appreciate all feedback. We are sorry you did not get a good night's rest or enjoy your stay. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and for staying with us. Again, we apologize for not doing a better job at earning your business. We will use your comments and concerns to help improve.

"Best Rest for UCD Visits!"

5
24/07/2018

You can't beat the location of this place for proximity to downtown Davis as well as the UCD campus. Our room was smallish, but had everything we needed, including two queen beds that were firm but comfy, with ample pillows. Also: a small kitchen area with good-sized fridge and microwave, iron, coffeemaker, hairdryer, tub / shower, table/desk, two chairs, alarm clock with multiple plugs including USB's for charging up to five devices at your bedside. The fridge had a very small freezer compartment. The bathroom has very little counter space, but this didn't bother us much. Outside, the balconies have beautiful flower baskets. The rooms and grounds were very clean. We enjoyed the outdoor spa for a relaxing soak, however there is no pool. The free breakfast was better than most, with hot eggs and bacon, you-bake waffles, fresh fruit including strawberries and blueberries, oatmeal, pastries, bagels, toast, a good assortment of yogurts, and OK coffee. All the staff were super helpful, cheerful and responsive. I would recommend this place highly for Davis visitors!

"Disrespectful management"

1
02/07/2018

This hotel has most rooms in the first floor, right on the street. It is badly run with disrespectful staff. I forgot some items inside and next day they claimed the items were “not found.” I have another word for that. Of course, management did not care at all.

Timothy W, General Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry we did not locate items that you lost; we do return items frequently by mail and usually at no cost to the guest. We apologize that your stay was not satisfactory.

"Good location"

4
10/06/2018

Great location you can easily walk around downtown Davis. This hotel is a motel and the rooms are adequate and breakfast is included. Best part about this hotel was the location. We came for a soccer tournament and parking was a little tight otherwise it's a great option.

Timothy W, General Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for staying and for reviewing us. We love our location close to downtown, UC Davis, and all of the shops and restaurants. We hope to see you again soon!

"A small horrid hotel"

2
27/05/2018

Good location - close to campus and downtown. Average amenities. Horrid customer service (took almost 30 min to check out). God variety of breakfast items, but horrid set-up: tiny breakfast room, where people are running over each other to get stale hard-boiled eggs and second-day yogurt. Breakfast starts at 7:00 am on business days - perhaps, nobody starts working early in CA, but I did and I missed it therefore most days. In short, for $145/night I expected MUCH BETTER. Never again.

Timothy W, Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your review and we apologize for not meeting or exceeding your expectations. Our new breakfast room has been open a year and is much bigger than it used to be. We offer bacon and scrambled eggs; we do not have hard boiled eggs any longer. Also, the yogurt is served from a refrigerator at the buffet, not sitting out. Our breakfast hours are 7 am to 10 am Monday through Friday but all Best Westerns offer a Grab and Go Breakfast bag for the hour prior to breakfast opening. Thank you again for choosing to stay at Best Western.

"In the middle of downtown"

5
11/05/2018

It is very convenient to the downtown and school. It is safe and very clean. No need to drive around when you stay and visit your child in the university. I recommend this place if you want convenience for the price of the stay.

Timothy W, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience! We greatly appreciate your recommendation. We hope you had a great visit, and we hope you will return again soon!

"Good location - mid-range hotel with some issues"

3
15/04/2018

You can't beat the proximity of this hotel to the UC Davis campus - this is the number one selling point. I ended up here because the Best Western Palm Court was full. The University Lodge is a few steps down from the Palm Court, although it was generally fine. The front desk staff was great, and the included breakfast was fine. Beds were a bit rough/old. My biggest issue was with the cleaning staff. There were candy wrappers on the floor (not mine) that persisted for 4 days. There was gunk (like gum) on the sheets one night, which was really gross. Towels on the floor in the bathroom were not picked up, nor were washcloths in the shower. Shampoo / lotion / etc. were not replaced. So you should set your expectations accordingly.

Timothy W, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us, Jean, and thank you for sharing your experience! We greatly appreciate your feedback and will be sharing your comments with our staff.

"For people alert"

1
13/04/2018

Location is good but room not comfortable and with bad smell. Not recommend to any of my friends. Parking space limited. Out of hotel appearance looks like motel and not Hotel. There is quite a lot need to improve.

Timothy W, General Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you bringing your comments and concerns to our attention so that we can continue to improve. .Thank you for being a Best Western Rewards member and for staying with Best Western.

"Restful accommodations in Davis"

5
03/04/2018

A great choice for Davis accommodations at a smaller motel in downtown with modern rooms, quality furnishings, and a good staff. A bike and pet friendly place in the heart of Davis. Good value for money.

Timothy W, General Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you, great to hear. Hope we see you again!

"Facilities are okay, but..."

2
07/02/2018

This hotel is quite convenient to UC Davis campus. The facilities are very basic but fine. More of a drive-in motel than a hotel (unlike the much nicer nearby BW Palm Court). Room was a bit cramped but everything functioned okay. Breakfast was free, rather basic, but decent overall. Two problems: 1) The hotel advertised a gym. Upon checking I was informed that gym was "not really" open due to construction. However, I was able to access it with my room key and no construction was evident; it's quite rudimentary but everything worked well. 2) Upon checkout I requested for my "BW Rewards" number to be put in for this stay. The desk clerk flat out refused claiming that this is not possible since the University paid for my stay. He couldn't (or wouldn't) budge or give any reason for this weirdness. I've stayed at numerous BW locations worldwide, most often not paying out of my own pocket. It was always possible to get credit for the stay. I have never encountered such unfounded, puzzling and pig-headed attitude.

Timothy W, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you so much for staying with us and your recent review. The new fitness room will be opening soon. All of the equipment is in and everything is working great but there are a few last details needed before finalizing it's opening. Thank you for being a loyal member of Best Western Rewards. The points given are based on revenue and credit for the stay had been given to the paying entity already. Thank you again for staying with Best Western.

"Comfortable hotel, great location"

5
30/12/2017

I stayed here in conjunction with business on the UC Davis campus. The hotel was in a great location because I could walk everywhere I needed to go - my rental car never left the parking lot. Easy walking distance to campus, restaurants, shops, etc. The hotel is well decorated and quiet. The staff is very friendly. Though the hotel doesn't have a pool, they do have an outdoor hot tub and it's a nice addition to the property. There is a great breakfast available each day - lots of hot food and a good variety of items. I would definitely stay here again!

Timothy W, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your review! We're delighted to hear that you had a comfortable visit, and we look forward to the next!

"Great staff, dog friendly and accessible"

5
30/12/2017

The carpets are older because if the hotel's accommodation if dogs. Staff is terrific. There is a park nearby for the dog. Breakfast us surprisingly good. Parking is convenient and downtown and the farmer's market is at your doorstep. There us a large frig and we needed an accessible bathroom. You do have to step over a higher tub wall but staff had a shower seat and we were able to transfer with that. Excellent experience for a short stay.

Timothy W, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you very much for your review! We are glad you had an excellent experience at our property, and we hope you'll be able to visit again soon!

"Great stay - great value"

5
22/12/2017

We stayed here in conjunction with a visit to the U.C. Davis Veterinary Training Hospital. It was the perfect place to stay -- easy to get to, clean, comfortable, and very close to the veterinary hospital. We were able to pay a fee to have our dog with us. Overall, an excellent stay. I'll add that everything was clean and quiet! Very nice.

Timothy W, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your review, Laura! We're so happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay with us, and we hope you're able to visit Davis again soon.

"Bad heating"

3
16/12/2017

The heating system was old and funky. It woke us every time it came on during the night. It was either very strong or nonexistent. The location was great. The breakfast was standard, but it did knothole any black tea available.

Timothy W, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Hi Julia, we want to apologize for the issues you encountered with our heating system. Please be assured that we have directed these comments to the appropriate department, so we can improve our property for you and other guests going forward. Thank you very much for your review and feedback, and we hope you choose to stay with us again.

"Good hotel, central location"

5
12/12/2017

This hotel is a good hotel which is very clean. It is right in Davis so we could walk to restaurants and shops. It is very close to the Arboretum which we enjoyed walking through. It is also very close to the Amtrak station. The breakfast was very good and so convenient being right on the hotel grounds. The next time we visit Davis we will definitely stay at the Best Western University Lodge.

Timothy W, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Hi Sharon, we want to thank you for your review! We're so glad to hear that you found our property comfortable and convenient. We look forward to your next visit.

"Extremely clean and friendly staff"

5
19/11/2017

We are snowbirds headed to Desert Hot Springs California from Vancouver.We we're rerouted due to major Hwy being closed for an accident.It was getting late and we had to find a hotel. Plugged in the GPS as we are Diamond members with Best Western we were happy to see this hotel. It was so clean and quiet and great location. Very close to the highway, Sacramento .Many restaurants in the vicinity.The free breakfast had so many choices and very friendly staff membranes.We were able to make it to our destination by late afternoon the next day.

"2 night stay"

5
15/11/2017

The hotel is located near the UC Davis Campus. I stayed on a Sunday and Monday. I picked this place because of the reviews. It is a little dated, but was very comfortable and quiet. Plus it was right next door. Also the pet fee was reasonable. A lot of places charge you to much for pets. Their lost...I would stay here again and do recommend it.

Timothy W, Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay! We appreciate your business. Being so close to UC Davis and their Vet Hospital, we know how important it is to find a place that is pet friendly and for the pet fee to be affordable. Hope to see you again soon!

"Good location and value"

4
10/11/2017

We needed a room for the night that will accept pets, as our dogs were going the UCD Vet Hospital. We had a nice room with a comfy bed, good internet and fairly quiet. We found it here, and will use them again if we need to make a return to Davis.

Timothy W, General Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We love our own pets and frequently have to travel with them and know the value of finding a place that accepts them. Many travelers come for the UCD Vet Hospital; it would be a shame if no one accepted pets. Hope to see you again :)

"Upgraded since last visit."

4
24/10/2017

It had been a year since I stayed here and it looks like they have made some changes for the better. The biggest change was the expansion of the breakfast room. Bigger and a better selection of items. The rooms have what look like photos from the local area and were nice. A couple of little issues upset a perfect stay. The floor above our room had a loud creaking sound and made sleeping difficult at times. The spa area could have used some cleaning as guests had left cigarette butts on the ground. The spa jets were kind of weak also.

Timothy W, Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback for your recent stay. Glad you enjoyed the new and expanded breakfast room. We are working on a brand new fitness room currently that we hope will open soon. Apologize for the issues you experienced and we will be looking into those immediately. Thank you again for staying with us.

"Amazing personal care through the fire evacuation!"

5
16/10/2017

We evacuated during the Napa fire. This staff was caring and supportive and did what they could to help, beyond what was expected. This place was cute and a great location to walk just about anywhere and anything you could want

"Good value in Davis, CA"

5
14/10/2017

The University Lodge is a great value and conveniently located within walking distance to downtown and university buildings. We have missed the once useful workout room however, as it is being refurbished, and hope it is completed soon.

"Unassuming Nice Budget Hotel"

4
05/10/2017

Simple and charming rooms decorated with local historical photos of the area (a nice change from generic hotel "art"). Coffee and tea service, ample parking and walkable to EVERYTHING the City of Davis has to offer– cinema, plenty of restaurants and even one-of-a-kind shops and galleries.

"Broken and Unclean"

2
26/09/2017

Lights didn't properly work. Little control over the air conditioning. Room was not clean! The front door did not close. Noisy cleaning staff very early in the morning. I do not recommend this hotel to anyone.

, Front Office Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We appreciate all guest comments and examine thoroughly in order to improve our rooms and service. Thank you for staying with Best Western.

"Good value for money "

4
26/09/2017

Stayed here for a couple of nights. The proximity to UC Davis and the downtown are great. The room was clean, staff friendly and the breakfast was pretty ok but The gym is under renovation. All in all, good experience

"Convenient location"

5
09/09/2017

Best Western University Lodge has wonderful staff and very clean rooms We work on a nearby apartment building nearby every August and the convenient location makes our work way more efficient especially with the included full breakfast.

"Motel options"

2
04/09/2017

The room was too small - all first floor rooms according to staff were the same. Second floor had large rooms. I had bad leg. - needed first floor. Bathroom was also small. Stand alone sink had been pulled from wall, caulked and broke away again. Staff advised but motel full. The room was clean. The bed was comfortable.

, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with Best Western and letting us know about your experience. We will be addressing all of the issues you had with your room immediately. Thank you again!

"Great Price Pet Friendly"

4
10/08/2017

Rooms are clean. The beds and pillows are comfortable. The fact that they are pet friendly is a huge help when we bring our dog. Breakfast items are okay and inline with cost of room stay. Great service staff! We stay here frequently to visit my parents at the Carlton Senior Living facility down the street so the location is great. Price is great!

"Nice place to stay"

4
10/08/2017

The Best Western University Lodge was very nice. We stayed overnight only. We had an early morning tour of UC Davis and needed a place to stay the evening prior. It met our needs and we would come back if we needed to again.

"A family stay"

3
03/08/2017

When we checked in it was later than we expected but the person checking us in was friendly and polite. The room was very dirty overall and the kitchenette was awkward due to the size of the refrigerator, the kitchenette was dirty and the equipment was broken and dirty. The staff overall was friendly.

"Davis, CA village motel"

5
20/07/2017

The Best Western University Lodge is a great place to stay for a visit to the university, or for a night while traveling. It's located right in the village of Davis, with shops and restaurants all within walking distance. I like to stay there while traveling to and from Seattle - Los Angeles along I-5, it's close to the route, but off the freeways. Shady and charming, Davis is one of my favorite small towns in central valley.

"Excellent Location"

3
19/07/2017

Pros: Price, location, value. This is a low cost option that is a great value. The location is the best part in my opinion as you can walk out of your door and literally right in downtown Davis. We walked maybe 10 blocks through the entire downtown and it was great. Another bonus is the fact it's not right next to the train tracks and a block removed from the louder crowds. Cons: It's what it is. No frill amenities and dated interiors. Hot tub is in the parking lot. No real negative here since you should know this already. All in all, a solid value and a great location but you do get what you pay for.

"Great stay!"

5
12/07/2017

Great location! Within walking distance from downtown shopping and restaurants, along with UC Davis campus. The motel was quiet and the staff was very friendly and helpful when asked for recommendations or directions. We would stay here again if ever back in the area.

"Great service"

5
29/06/2017

We've been coming to the Best Western in Davis since 2010, when our daughter started at the university. We can always count on a room that's like one at a first-class hotel. Your receptionist is always friendly and accommodating, and your cleaning staff does a fantastic job. Give them a bonus, please!

"Room Review"

4
22/06/2017

The room was kept clean and we had fresh towels, etc. We did not have to ask for anything extra. Office staff courteous. It would have been nice to communicate with staff who understood English. I would stay here again with no problem. Continental breakfast was just fine.

"Good for short term stay"

3
16/06/2017

Just your average short term stay motel. Although it was well located in downtown Davis. Relatively clean and well kept property. Staff was nice and helpful. Very limited parking if you have an overly tall vehicle.

"Perfect for our stay"

5
08/05/2017

A lovely little hotel, perfectly placed for visiting our son at the University and walking around the town. We loved the breakfast buffet that we could take back to our room. especially the waffle machine which makes perfect waffles every time. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable with tea and coffee. We couldn't fault the hotel and we will definitely stay there next year when we visit again.

, General Manager at Best Western University Lodge, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your review. Our new breakfast room will be opening soon in the next couple weeks and we hope to continue to make improvements. Thank you for staying!

"Great spot downtown for overnight while on business"

4
05/05/2017

Very clean. Central location walking distance to dinner! We will book a room here again. Staff was very helpful. Continental breakfast was good, and we will stay here again! I would highly recommend to parents visiting students or business travelers.

"Pleasurable Stay"

4
02/05/2017

Hotel is right in the center of Davis, a college town. Many nice restaurants within walking distance. Also nearby was the US Bicycling Hall of Fame. Hotel itself is small but very clean and service was always helpful. Rooms are smaller than normal but again very clean and comfortable with all required amenities

"College tour"

4
19/04/2017

Clean convenient location walkable to campus and downtown Davis. Very glad to see that it was pet friendly, as I'll be back in the next few months to visit. Easy parking for college tour, I didn't need my car for 3 days!

"Felt like a motel"

3
19/04/2017

We stayed in this hotel while visiting UC Davis and it is an experience I hope not to repeat. It felt more like a motel than a hotel and not what I was expecting. There were no elevators, so my husband had to carry all the luggage up the steps to the second floor. Rooms are open to the outside like a motel. The room itself was very small and the bed linens were stiff and uncomfortable. Fortunately we were only staying here for one night. The complementary breakfast was in a small room on the ground floor with no tables or chairs, so we had to eat standing up. I hope to be able to stay elsewhere on future visits to this area.

"fair"

3
30/03/2017

This is a middle of the road hotel. I was disappointed in the place the bed was uncomfortable. I do not recommend this hotel. I only booked because the hotels were full because of college graduation and this was a business trip.

"Best (Worst) Western in Davis"

3
17/03/2017

I spent six nights at the BW hotel at Davis on March 2017. I felt quite disappointed for several reasons. The check inn in was made without any of the standard explanations you expect in a hotel. The attendant has this chronic terrible mood, looks really tedious and seemed to be making you a favor. Next day during breakfast I found out that you had to either eat standing or grab food to your room. This wasn't even explained during check in. Breakfast is made basically of unhealthy food. I brought food to the room and the tray with remains was left for days by the cleaning ladies that by the way speak no English at all. The room is standard and it's not bad. It has a reasonable size with good Internet, good wardrobes, places to work and nice lights. The restroom is a bit small without places to hang your toilette stuff. I wouldn't stay there again and would rather pay a little bit more and stay in a neighbor hotel as I did before.

"close to UC Davis, restaurants and amenities"

4
18/01/2017

We enjoyed our 7 day stay at this location and were even able to attend a farmer's market held Sunday morning in the park just across the street. We like this location and return to it every couple of years when we attend educational sessions at UC Davis. We like the location and proximity to amenities and to UC Davis. Although we did not have a pet, we noted that pets were allowed and this would be a plus for anyone travelling with an animal.

"Downtown location"

4
13/12/2016

We stayed for one night at the Best Western University Lodge. It is a no frills motor court style motel which is ok for a short stay when you need to be in the middle of Davis or near the university. The rooms are clean and functional with a desk, large TV, refrigerator, safe and microwave. The dated bathrooms are small. One of the best features of this motel is it's downtown location just a brief walk from numerous restaurants and shops. The included breakfast consists of cereal, fruit, cold eggs, yogurt, toast/bagels and a self serve waffle maker.

"Nice for a short stay"

3
11/12/2016

Spent one night here on our way to Napa. Rooms are basic, no frills yet comfortable. Location is perfect. Walking distance to many eateries downtown so no need to worry about public parking. Breakfast was okay with yogurt, hard boiled eggs and waffles offered. Overall good value for a short trip. Don't know if I'd stay here for more than one night.

"Convient + Nice Staff"

4
27/10/2016

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

"Hotel convenient to U.C. Davis and Downtown Davis"

3
16/10/2016

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

"Comfortable in town stay"

4
12/09/2016

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

"Downtown Davis CA and UC Davis"

5
30/08/2016

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

"Nice Place, Great Value"

4
10/08/2016

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

"Rooms are too small for 2-3 people"

3
08/08/2016

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

"Hotel near UC Davis"

3
07/08/2016

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

"Good place to stay"

4
01/08/2016

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

"Excellent location, thin walls "

4
28/07/2016

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

"Convenient location in the heart of Davis"

3
24/07/2016

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

"Orientation for college"

4
21/07/2016

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

"A great, pet-friendly motel in Davis"

4
12/07/2016

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

"Great Stay"

5
11/07/2016

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

"Great place to stay"

4
09/06/2016

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

"Great lodge in great location"

5
03/06/2016

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

"Friendly staff - but might as well skip breakfast"

4
25/05/2016

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

"Annoying early morning lawn mowers"

5
24/05/2016

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

"Outstanding Hotel"

4
23/05/2016

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

"Relatively quiet place"

3
06/05/2016

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

"Satisfied with this property"

5
16/04/2016

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

"Davis' best place to feel the town..."

4
13/04/2016

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

"Best Western Campus Inn. Davis, CA"

5
22/03/2016

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

"Great location in downtown Davis"

5
22/02/2016

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

"Not bad, not great"

3
19/02/2016

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

"excellent rating on hotel stay"

5
02/01/2016

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

"Central to Davis"

4
31/12/2015

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

"UC Davis Visit"

4
22/12/2015

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

"just over night"

4
07/12/2015

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

"Good Value"

4
28/11/2015

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

"Hotel Accomodations"

4
11/11/2015

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

"Comfortable Place to Stay for the Night"

3
20/10/2015

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

"Clean, a Best Western? "

3
03/10/2015

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

"Thankful we only had to stay one night"

2
27/09/2015

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

"UC Davis Visit"

4
25/09/2015

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

"Still my favorite Best Western in California..."

5
03/09/2015

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

"Exactly what it's supposed to be: elegant in its simplicity"

5
16/08/2015

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