Best Western Hotel Apricot Inn,  Firebaugh

4.0/5  - based on 209 guest reviews.
46290 W Panoche Road, 93622-9719, Firebaugh, United States - See map
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Whether visiting central California's San Joaquin Valley for business or pleasure, the Best Western Apricot Inn in Firebaugh provides unparalleled comfort and quality. Near Fresno, CA and in between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the small community of Firebaugh and the Best Western Apricot Inn are conveniently located off the I-5. While this area is noted primarily for its agriculture (it has been called the Cantaloupe Capital of California), it is also an area rich in history and other attractions. Visit the farms surrounding this Firebaugh hotel and learn about growing almonds, grapes, cotton and more. Just minutes away you'll find Eagle Field, one of the last remaining WWII airfields in America, featuring a museum and drag racing track. Guests also enjoy sipping local wine at the historical Cardella Winery, or soaking their cares away at the relaxing Mercey Hot Springs. Known as the Jewel of the San Joaquin, there are also ample fishing opportunities nearby. Business travelers passing through the area or those working nearby appreciate that this Firebaugh hotel offers close proximity to the Bureau of Land Management, General Farming and the local power companies, GE and PG&E. Looking for a pet-friendly hotel in Firebaugh? You've found one in the Best Western Apricot Inn! This quiet and comfortable property offers additional amenities that include an outdoor pool, a multilingual staff and a 24-hour front desk. Our cozy and spacious rooms all offer satellite television, a microwave and refrigerator. Plus, guests can start their day off right with our complimentary continental breakfast. Contact our friendly and helpful staff to book your stay at the Best Western Apricot Inn today! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Apricot Inn,Firebaugh
  • 5
    « Nice Room »

    Even though renovations are in process the room was spacious, clean. Pool was great. This area is stopping point between Redding and LA. There is only convienience stores, McDonalds and Subway and maybe another.

    4
    « Clean rooms »

    We stopped at this motel while traveling to the bay area by chance. We were very happy with the check-in process and the rooms. We had a pet friendly room which we found to be clean and odor free. The bed was comfortable as were the pillows. I would stay here again even though the breakfast was not much.

    4
    « Great Place to Get Some Rest »

    Courteous staff, clean comfortable rooms. Even though the hotel was getting renovated the staff was very accommodating and worked around the inconvenience of the work going on. Very nice folks. The room and bed were very comfortable. The one complaint that I had was the use of LED lighting. LED lighting is not conducive to pleasant lighting and does disrupt sleep patterns. It is not this hotel staff's fault that LED lighting is being used in a hotel room that is used to get rest while traveling or visiting the area. I do hope someone from Best Western corporate sees this and acts to minimize the use of LED lighting in their hotel rooms.

    4
    « Best Staff and comfy bed! »

    I was greeted in the morning by a delightfully young woman. The beds were new and Very comfy. Internet worked well. T.V had minimal selection but I'm not much for television. The lobby was under construction so I skipped breakfast.

    4
    « Very Clean »

    The room looked like it was recently renovated. Everything was clean, and the shower worked very well. I was stopping here because I got stuck in traffic driving up to San Francisco and needed a roadside hotel. This fit the bill perfectly.

    5
    « This is the place to stay, »

    If you are in the area and need a place to stay for the night, this is the place. Even thou the lobby is under construction they go the extra mile to make up for it, The area is very quite and no freeway noise, I have stayed in Bakersfield and Coalinga for business and I'm glad they moved us to Firebaugh cause the rooms are great, Plus if you ever need a room in Bakersfield DON"T stay at the Vagabound Inn North it;s full of druggies and hookers,

    5
    « stay at best western »

    with remodels going on for the lobby at this time you still get thw same service. even though the breakfast is trimmed back because of room, its still a great place to stay. i'd stay there anytime great place to stay

    4
    « Firebaugh Best Western »

    The Best Western is currently under renovation so the usual amenities were not available - it was quiet - nice room - convenient access to I-5 - congested access initially as it was a holiday weekend and numerous service stations

    4
    « Construction lowers rating »

    Due to construction of lobby and breakfast area, my rating this trip is much lower. Quality of the rooms is still OK for the age of the facility, and is at a convenient distance on our usual trip. Closure of the Apricot Inn is a setback, but still fast food options available. Staff is great.

    4
    « good spot on a road trip »

    Despite the best Western reservation siteMessing up my Room type, The Manager on duty Went the extra mile to make sureThey can accommodate me -- Want to go back again,But will call aheadTo Make sure the reservation was in Correctly

  • 5
    « AZ one night stay »

    Stayed here many times and always excellent.. This time was no different and clerk gave me special treatment for my small dog. The breakfast was well done and included a good assortment with fruit, cereal and hot offerings..

    3
    « ok hotel »

    clean, friendly and priced about right for a older hotel......good location right off the freeway.....only problem no sit down restaurant in the area.....one next door is now closed....the hotel rooms could use a face lift but ok for the money

    3
    « Comfortable place in an agricultural area »

    It's a comfortable room, older motel, not luxurious, it's quiet, bed was comfortable, the free breakfast was very good with lots of choices. Staff was friendly and helpful. There's a pool, it seems like a nice stop to rest and refresh in the middle of a long stretch of driving.

    5
    « Great Buy »

    Great room would recommend to anyone passing that way. The pool was a nice bonus. The area was quite and safe. Great for kids. Book in advance it can fill up rather quickly on weekends and holidays. Thank you

    5
    « The Best In The West! »

    This was an oasis on a long drive from An Francisco to Los Angeles. The Mini mall nearby was awesome for food items and the motel pool was clean. The fridge was large and my partner and I didn't even have to argue over which way the toilet paper roll should go because there were two!

    3
    « TV Options Poor »

    Front desk John was wonderful. Very helpful. He gave us maps to visit San Francisco. Room and bath clean. We were disappointed in the TV offered. Few channels and no Guide Felt like 1990 again. Breakfast for weekdays closes at 9:30 and weekends too? Not good for people who want to relax on weekends. They need to change time for weekends to 10:30/11.

    5
    « Awesome »

    Awesome accommadations, friendly staff, comfortable beds and good Wi-Fi reception. Great breakfast, gravy and biscuits, sausage, bacon, waffles, eggs, cereal and all sorts of drinks, TV to enjoy also.

    2
    « Not well kept »

    Will not go there again, the room was not clean, there was no shampoo nor body wash in the shower. The area is not very pleasant, there are no restaurants nor proper markets around. It was late and we did not want to drive anymore, and stayed there.

    4
    « good place to stay on I 5 »

    Convenient place to stay approaching LA. Nice people, Clean etc. The only problem was that one of the two ice machines was out of service, and the other was out of ice in the morning. It was exciting to see a bobcat in the nearby field.

    4
    « Great overnight place to stay »

    We were tired of driving so we decided to stay overnight. There are several fast food places walking distance but no sit down restaurant. The facility is very nice and clean. It is close to the freeway but our room was very quiet. I will definitely stay there again.

  • 4
    « An "oasis" on the freeway »

    Comfortable well maintained rooms; nice decor; good beds; very good breakfast with a wide selection of foods. Our stop was a "break in the drive" and we arrived with no reservations - and no problem. I wish the "Apricot Tree" restaurant adjacent to the hotel had been open (not a BW property so I mention this in passing). Pleasant evening, pleasant staff, good breakfast and reasonable price.

    4
    « Best Western »

    Stopped on the way north. Have stayed here before. Good place to stop. Frig in room a bit noisy. Also people checking in all night kept waking us up. Breakfast was amazing and included! Very nice staff. Helpful.

    3
    « Not good appearance »

    Staff was EXCELLENT but the hotel is not in the best shape. Walls are peeling and the hotel gives a dirty vibe. The staff was the only thing pleasant at this place. Don't stay here unless you really have no other option.

    5
    « A great place to get a goodnight rest while traveling. »

    This hotel is in the right spot, it's convenient and a great place to get a good night rest after a long drive. Every time we drive up to San Jose, we drive late, so now we always make reservations ahead of time. We get a goodnight rest and in the morning we take our time, have breakfast, shower and then take off to our final destination.

    4
    « Good overnight stop »

    We stayed at this hotel when driving back from Southern California. It is very clean, quiet and a good location just off I5. I've stayed at a couple of Best Western Hotels in the past week and they have been very good.

    4
    « A pet-friendly place to stay when I really needed one »

    I'm moving across country with my cat. It took us about 5x longer to get out of the Bay Area than I had expected, so at midnight I hadn't gotten any farther than the tiny burg of Firebaugh. Best Western Apricot Inn and its staff = godsend. I had an end room on the first floor in the back of the building. Everything seemed very clean and quite new. This is actually a handicapped accessible room as well as a pet room, so hello big bathroom! The only drawback -- and it is a puzzling one -- is that the only functional window cover are the sheers. There are heavy drapes but they are ornamental only and can't be closed. When you have the a/c on (it was 90 degrees when we arrived) the sheers blow apart, revealing the inside to anyone who wants to look. If I stay here again I'll bring clothespins or something to keep the sheers together.

    5
    « Beautiful room! »

    Best Western is truly the best. All of them were wonderful but this one was particularly well-appointed and inviting. Everything was spotless and nicely laid out. I am looking forward to my next stay here.

    5
    « Great job »

    Friendly staff and clean rooms, that's really all it took and it's really all it needs, I'll definitely be staying there again when I come back to Firebaugh. I will most likely be bringing my whole work crew

    4
    « Perfect overnight stay right off of I-5 »

    We checked in about 2am, exhausted from driving. The front desk clerk was very kind. We were given an extra hour past check out time because we had checked in so late. Very clean, cozy and quiet. Amazing for the price! There's a couple stores and fast food nearby. It was money well spent for us!

    4
    « Very nice except for the air conditioner »

    We stayed here on our way to Southern California. The room was large and very comfortable. Had a little trouble getting the TV to work but was able to figure it out without any help. We had a room in the back on the ground floor and it was very quiet except for the air conditioner. It cycled on and off with a very loud clunk and whistled and moaned. We probably should have just had the fan on as it wasn't that hot. We know better for next time. The room had microwave, refrigerator, ironing board, hair dryer, large flat screen tv and a small couch possibly a sofabed (I didn't look). The included breakfast had waffles, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy as well as yogurt, fruit, bagels, bread, pastries, cereal, juice, coffee, tea, etc. very good value and a great stopping place for us. We'll definitely stay here again.

  • 1
    « Arrived at midnight to a swarm of oriental cockroaches »

    Had to carefully walk to my room. After waling through all of the cockroaches to my room, I was unable to sleep because I was so uncomfortable. What disturbed me the most is that they were all gone when I woke up the next morning. At least they have a sign at the front desk when you check in stating to mind the oriental cockroaches, ticks, fleas, etc as they are very common in the area due to the location of the motel.

    4
    « Need for Security/Safety Features for Women Alone »

    This motel was very comfortable and the perfect peaceful place to stop on a long road trip. However, check in is not discreet and truckers in the lobby found out that I was staying alone. Not good. Felt unsafe.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    We had stopped for a hotel about 15 miles before on the freeway and did not even want to get out of the car to view the two hotels as they looked horrible. We did not expect to find such a nice hotel in this area. It was as nice as a Marriott or similar hotel. Clean, nice hotel with a great breakfast and everything you would want to choose from for breakfast. The woman that checked us in brought the porta crib right to out room.

    5
    « excellent overall »

    best experience in years, clean, well lit, friendly staff. Everything was as expected which for hotels in general, unusual. As a motorcyclist parking is in the top three for safety, here again, top marks.breakfast bar, it was restocked in a timely maner also.

    5
    « Looking for a Hotel off I 5 »

    BW Apricott Inn is the place to stop for a good nights sleep when you have to Travel on the Interstate 5. No freeway noise despite being close and the room was very clean and updated. Great valve as continental breakfast is included so we could grab a cup of coffee and a bagel and get back on the road. I would absolutely recommend if you are traveling north or south and need a place to stop.

    3
    « Great staff- run down hotel »

    The staff were very nice but the hotel is a bit old and outdated. There are weeds higher than the building surrounding the Apricot Restaurant. Scary. It was the only hotel in the area so we had no choice for those attending our Wedding at Cardella Winery

    5
    « Middle of No Where Hotel »

    Our stay at the Apricot Inn was just fine. It is close to the freeway and therefore was convenient. It allowed us to split the driving time between other hotel options. The room and amenities were just fine. Actually, the breakfast surprised me, in a good way, compared to some of the other BW hotels.

    5
    « One night stop on our way to L.A. »

    This was our third stay at this hotel. Stopped here for the night on our way to L.A. Great location, close to the freeway, clean, quiet rooms, awesome hot breakfast. There is a nice-looking outdoor pool, but never had the chance to use it as we always arrived to the hotel late at night and left early in the morning. BW never disappoints!

    5
    « Great Place! »

    Had a bit of car trouble on our way down the I5, and found this hotel in the middle of nowhere! We were so thankful to have found it! Denise checked us in and was so friendly, and welcoming! Beds were comfortable, clean, loved the finishing on the shower and sink! Shower had built in grip on shower/tub bottom as well as handicap bar for getting in and out. This was so appreciated as my husband and I both had feet surgery in last year and it definatly helped reassure our stability. Room was clean, had hot full water pressure. Breakfast was great as well! Would highly recommend!

    5
    « A Welcome Rest »

    On a drive from Portland OR to Palm Springs CA, after 12 straight hours of driving this was a welcome rest stop for overnight. Room was clean, everything worked, and was quiet at night. Gas station and store across the street. Easy freeway access.

  • 5
    « Hope to stay herr again »

    Glad we found this Best Western motel. Very friendly and competent staff. Nice rooms at a very affordable price. There was a large selection of breakfast items. We have no complaints or negative issues to write about.

    5
    « Nice surprise in the middle of nowhere »

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

    4
    « Nice little midway stop on the highway! »

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

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

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

    5
    « BW Apricot Inn »

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

    5
    « Nice »

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

    3
    « It was okay.... »

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

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

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

    4
    « Wonderful stay »

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

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

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

  • 5
    « Close to Interstate 5 but quiet »

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

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

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

    4
    « Best Western Apricot Inn »

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

    4
    « Newly renovated »

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

    4
    « unscheduled stay from road trip toSan Diego »

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

    5
    « Hotel stay »

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

    4
    « Apricot Inn stay »

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

    5
    « Denise was awesome! »

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

    5
    « Nice, pet friendly motel with nice people »

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

    4
    « Don't be fooled by the exterior »

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

  • 5
    « nice and quiet !! »

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

    3
    « apricot »

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

    5
    « Best hotel so far »

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

    4
    « Happy Apricot Inn »

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

    4
    « Last minute business road trip »

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

    4
    « Good room »

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

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

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

    4
    « Quite Surprised »

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

    4
    « Good rest »

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

    4
    « Great Stay »

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

  • 3
    « Ok but be careful (potential fraud) »

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

    5
    « Best Western Apricot Inn, Firebaugh, CA »

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

    4
    « Driving home »

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

    4
    « I-5 Oasis »

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

    3
    « Lonely Hwy 5 »

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

    4
    « Weary traveler »

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

    4
    « good location »

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

    4
    « Family Emergency »

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

    4
    « vacation »

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

    2
    « Disappointing »

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

  • 5
    « nice people »

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

    4
    « Great hotel but the most UNCOMFORTABLE beds ever »

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

    2
    « Below Average for a Best Western »

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

    3
    « 3 visits this year »

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

    5
    « Great Room, Good night sleep »

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

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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