Best Western Town House Lodge,  Modesto

3.5/5  - based on 194 guest reviews.
909 16th Street, 95354-1117, Modesto, United States - See map
+1 209 524 7261 +1 209 579 9546



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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
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Whether visiting Modesto on business or pleasure, or passing through on your way to San Francisco or Yosemite, Best Western Town House Lodge offers convenience and comfort at an affordable price! This 100 % non-smoking property is located in the heart of Modesto, making it easy to explore the city and surrounding areas. The town's most popular attractions, including the McHenry Mansion and the McHenry Museum, are within walking distance. Downtown Modesto offers an abundance of fine dining, shopping and the arts - the historic State Theater and the modern Gallo Center for the Arts are only a few blocks away. Our convenient location also makes this Modesto hotel a great pick for guests attending local conventions, weddings and other events. The Best Western Town House Lodge is also the perfect choice for guests en route to central and northern California's most popular destinations. Yosemite National Park, San Francisco and Sacramento are all within 100 scenic miles of this Modesto hotel. This pet-friendly hotel in Modesto offers all the conveniences of home. Our newly renovated, boutique-style rooms feature cable satellite television, free in-room wireless Internet access and a daily newspaper. Guests can start their day off right with a complimentary full breakfast buffet, or they can unwind after a long day with a dip in our sparkling outdoor pool and hot tub. Come experience all that Modesto and the Best Western Town House Lodge have to offer today. Our friendly staff looks forward to making your next visit to the area your best yet!

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Best Western Town House Lodge,Modesto
  • 4
    « Nice town »

    A nice town where you can stop on your west coast tour. We stayed on the back of the hotel. The check in was easy and fast. There is enough parking. The swimming pool is located on a very social spot. Not a big room but everything you need included. You can here the neighbours and we had the bad luck of having a party next door

    « much better than the Clarion Hotel.... »

    stayed in room 205 for one night; room was clean and satisfactory with king sized bed. Room location is in the middle of the building between 2 sets of stairways, rather far away so a person with walking issues would have better luck on the ground floor. Free breakfast was satisfactory with a good choice selection for a non-formal breakfast.

    « good thing it was cheap »

    My room, 126, was nasty. Blood on the wall in the bathroom, smudged hand prints on the doors, peeling wall paper, the bathroom was laid out poorly, just enough room to fit a toilet between the wall and the shower. If ever I stay here again, I will inspect my room carefully before staying here. I like BW, this place was not up to the BW name.

    « Ok for a night stay »

    Have fridge and microwave in room, shower is decent size. Neighbor not the best but ok. Room a lot outdated. Walls are extremely thin. Breakfast was ok, did not have a a lot left and it was only 7am. Toaster didn't work.

    « Room needed some attention from maintenance staff »

    I have been staying at this hotel for nearly 20 years on frequent trips to Modesto. Perhaps it is under new management because I have noticed that the room needed repairs and attention -- leaky faucet, three missing light bulbs, loose switchplate and the breakfast had fewer items than I recall. Price was the highest I had ever paid at this location. Maybe someone was cutting some corners. It's a pity --location is the best in downtown Modesto.

    « Nice place, great location. »

    Was working in downtown Modesto and this was the perfect location to spend a couple of nights. The hotel was clean and safe, the staff were friendly and professional. I will be staying here again in the near future.

    « Best Western Townhouse in Modesto, CA »

    This is on OK place to stay, but not in the best location. I booked it partly because of the in-room refrigerator & microwave and the hot breakfast. The breakfast was good. They had lots of selection. We must have been in a handicapped-accessible room, b/c we had a shower, but no tub. The bathroom was nice, but had an odd layout. It was a bit noisy also. The pool is nice, but hot tub was not hot & was a bit green, so I did not get in.

    « Stay at Best Western »

    very friendly and helpfull staff, we were tired and would have liked a better place to eat near the motel, without driving far, we walked to Dennys and along the way so many many drug addicts. infact watched from Denny's. Did not like the surrounding area even though the hotel was great

    « Best western »

    I stayed here for two nights with family. The first room they gave us was room 108 it looked nice and clean and I liked the carpet but it smelled like oil so we asked for a different room and they gave us room 129. The room was also nice but the carpet wasn't upgraded like the other room and it smelled like urine really badly but we decided to take it because my mom liked the room more. The room was clean for the most part but the bathroom didn't seem as clean as it could have been and I noticed there's was some cracking through the wall above the refrigerator. There is a bar right behind this room and it gets noisy in the middle of the night you can hear drunk people hollering and around 5am I got scared out of my sleep fr what sounded like really loud gunshots but I'm not for sure that that's what it was and the second night, our next door neighbor was up all night keeping me up going in and out of their room turning their car alarm off and on more than a couple times, don't know what that was about but if there were no bar or loud noises nearby I'd say it's a good hotel to stay at.

    « True gem »

    Got our reservation off as we drove up hwy 99 and really didn't what to expect. Our surprise! Beautiful old style hotel in immaculate condition. The room are all updated complete with wonderful walk in showers....although rooms are smallish, every amendity has been thought of in great detail. And the bed was Devine after a long day of traveling.

  • 3
    « Disappointed with room »

    The room appeared to be in need of updated electrical. Some of the wall sockets were loose. There was an electrical cord plugged in and going across the room for the lamp to be lit. The bathroom door would get stuck so we choose to not close it all the way. The bathroom floor was sticky- shoes would stick and leave footprints- sure did not want to walk barefoot on it. I am only making comment on the room we stayed in. As far as I know and hope these issues were only related to my room.

    « Wow... »

    We stopped here as part of our wedding anniversary roadtrip. We were treated with a friendly smile, room was extremely clean, good breakfast, and good restaurants around you could walk to. McHenry mansion is just around the corner.

    « Good Value »

    The temperature hit 108 degrees Fahrenheit on the highway between San Francisco and Modesto. The room was a comfortable 73 degrees as soon as I checked in and remained that way throughout the night. The breakfast lady is a character, like the no-nonsense waiters in Chinatown restaurants. I love Modesto with its vaqueros, campesinos and admirantes. Long live the Central and San Joaquin Valleys. Long live earthly desires!

    « Treated like family; great place to stay »

    After a stressful day taking care of my Dad who was in the hospital, our Best Western check-in clerk was a pleasure to work with. We were tired and stressed out and he did everything possible to help us with our late check-in.

    « Really Great »

    The hotel was so comfortable, the staff was friendly and the pool was great! The breakfast has so many options to choose from. As usual, the staff was friendly and accommodating. We would visit again!

    « By far our worst best western experience »

    This was by far the weird experience ever in a best western hotel, the room on checkin smelled like it had a kitty litter box hidden somewhere within the room. We stayed here on our way to sequoia from SFO. There was just one soap in the bathroom( small things like these eventually add up to your frustration) plus when we went for breakfast in the morning around 8:45, the sausage and egg trays were almost empty, 2 other families came after us so they refilled it with bacon. All in all was a waste of money. There are plenty of other options in Modesto, stay away from this one.

    « Disappointing... Less than Expected! »

    I was disappointed with this hotel and will not be staying here again. Although the room looked nice enough and generally clean, there were a few things that were less than expected. The first thing we noticed was that the area surrounding the hotel was somewhat undesirable. Next, after checking in, we found that when we went to call the front desk to ask for extra pillows, there was no phone!!!! Not only was the phone missing, but the entire phone socket had been pulled out of the wall! As a result, when we went to check out in the morning, we were unable to check out over the phone, obviously, and we had to go into the office to complete check out. The final thing that clinched my dissatisfaction with this location was the breakfast. Although there were a lot of offerings -- from scrambled eggs to sausage to bacon and waffles -- the quality of the food was quite poor. I found the eggs and sausage to be inedible. I am not overly picky, but, really everything tasted pretty artificial and I could not finish the food I had taken. Sadly, I would not recommend this place. Though it was not a complete disaster, we will be avoiding this place the next time we pass through Modesto.

    « I went for travelling and will choose a safe, comfortable quiet hotel. best western hotel is my favor hotel I would like »

    I like the beat western hotel and perhaps we will choose it for next travel if the price is fare for us . compare with other travel lodges best western of this one has good quality furnatures and comfortable beds. it is worth to live in.

    « Sketchy neighborhood »

    Located in downtown Modesto, therefore lots of unsavory people nearby. A homeless man came into the breakfast room one morning, although it is keycard access only - he must have followed someone in. In any case, he was shooed off fairly quickly by staff, but not before screaming obscenities at everyone. I'm a traveling nurse and have stayed at three Best Westerns in the area, and this was the worst of them, mostly due to the sketchy people staying there. People were slamming doors, hanging out in the parking lot and talking very loudly. Beware of first floor rooms, as you can hear people in the room above. I understand that's out of the hotel's control, but I thought it worth mentioning. I also found food in the refrigerator left from the previous guest. If there's one thing I can say, the staff is nice.

    « good value »

    good young cowd bar around corner, good coffee across street, good location, great restaurant/bar 1 block. if I go back to Mo town I will stay here. Eggs and sausage and yogurt were good for breakfast for me. Waffles for others. Clean, Quiet, good value

  • 1
    « Saturday morning noise, impotent staff. »

    It's loud and the staff is wantonly heedless. It was Saturday morning at 7 AM and there was a large, diesel party truck with a full crew loudly unloading tables, chairs, and other items via a lift gate, slamming them on the ground...all in the Best Western parking lot right outside our room! I called the front desk to complain and ask why this was allowed to go on and spoke to a person named Tessa who said "yeah there is a mansion next door that has parties every Saturday and the law is they can do it after 7". I was pretty sure that wasn't true so I looked up the Modesto noise statutes and it was very clear: "no noise of loud, raucous nature is allowed before 9 on weekends and holidays" so I called the police. They came out and told the crew to stop. What should have been a pleasant Saturday morning of sleeping in was ruined. I got the impression that, since this all commenced in the Best Western parking lot and the front desk person was quite aware of it, this is a routine thing. Keep in mind this is supposed to be a hotel for cryin' out loud! Thumbs down. Caveat emptor.

    « Okey for price and location »

    Rooms were clean (except for a screw left on the floor that I stepped on, and sticky bathroom floor). Walls were thin as paper (not unusual in these hotels) but thankfully we had quiet neighbors. Hotel was well located in downtown Modesto but the premises were not very appealing. Nothing spectacular but okey for a quick stop.

    « Great value »

    Stayed here because of a concert we attended at the Gallo Center. It was the perfect location. The person who checked us in was very helpful. The room was clean but nothing special. The bed was not very comfortable. The breakfast was great with eggs and sausages, waffles, fruit, etc. Would stay here again.

    « Homeless knocking on room doors »

    Not appealing at night, many homeless in area and on property. Also entered the breakfast area while guests were eating. Staff did not seem to interested in this problem. The hotel was clean and if not for the homeless, would have been okay

    « Small older motel »

    This older motel in the Best Western chain is in downtown Modesto, on a street corner, with one way parking lot traffic flow. The front desk is separate from the rooms, has a computer and printer for guests(couldn't get on nor could the employee), minimal décor in the area. The room needed work, was musty with dirt in the corner, some paint on the carpet near the bed, worn desk edges, and a door that needed cleaning. There was a refrigerator(not on) and a microwave. The toilet in the bathroom was tucked into a corner, facing the side of the shower. I took pictures but can't get them onto this site. L probably wouldn't stay here again.

    « A Clean, Comfortable & Centrally Located Hotel »

    We were in Modesto for the Surgical Artistry Marathon on 20-March-2016 and stayed at the Best Western Town House Lodge for the night of 19-March. The layout of the hotel is like a Motel - 2-floors with rooms along open verandah and parking in front. We stayed in a 2nd floor room. The room was fair-sized, well appointed with TV, a single-sofa plus footrest and a stand-alone air conditioner. There was a microwave, a refrigerator and coffee-maker and coffee etc. in the room. Wi-fi internet connection was Free and available in the room. The bathroom with toilet was clean and had a shower enclosure (a bit small !). The complimentary breakfast was adequate and had cornflakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, waffles, breads, cup-cakes, apples/bananas, milk, hot chocolate and coffee. The reception and other staff were friendly and helpful. There is a pool opposite the reception. Adjacent to the hotel is located Modesto's historical McHenry Mansion and nearby is the McHenry Museum and County Library. Restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel. Many reviewers have mentioned about noise such as of traffic & trains - we did Not feel any disturbance and our room was quite. A basic hotel which is clean, comfortable and centrally located.

    « Smaller, older Best Western, great breakfast »

    The room was smallish, and clean. The hot breakfast buffet was delicious. The Spa was closed (beginning of February, but I sure would have loved a hot soak.) There was a check-in host, even though we arrived late.

    « Better this the Double Tree »

    If you like an old hotel and the sounds of trains, then stay at Double Tree. If you like a nice quite room that won't brake the bank then Best Western is for you. You can walk to Denny's, Jack in the Box and the Double Tree. Free parking. Double Tree charges for parking..

    « Clean and tidy »

    We only stayed here the one night and the room and service was great, only downside is it's a little noisy from traffic. trains nearby were fairly noisy most of the night. Maybe try to get a room out the back facing the mansion. On the upside the breakfast was awesome, one of the best we've had on our trip.

    « Great stay »

    Hats off to the Best Western staff in Modesto, California, they are very professional and friendly. They all went out of they're way to accommodate me while I stayed at the motel. This place was very clean and located close to the downtown area. I will recommend it to all of my friends and family.

  • 5
    « excellent stay »

    excellent stay, good people . nice place will come back again. tessa was great at the front desk. she was super friendly. breakfast room little small but had eggs and sausage. it wasn't to expensive either. will come back again when i am in town . thank you

    « nice place to stay »

    downtown modest, nice quiet place, enjoyed it, staff were friendly and price was decent. rooms look nicely remodeled. the breakfast room was small but that didn't matter too much. we came here with our family and loved it.

    « Waiting for the Turlock Swap Meet »

    Overall we found this hotel to meet our needs, but being tall there's a couple of issues we had with our room: The toilet has a shower stall directly in front of it and we had difficulty using it (I'm over 6'). Also the shower is not meant for someone over 6 feet, had to really crouch down to wet my hair. Breakfast was okay and the bed was really FIRM, but there was plenty of pillows and they were great. We'll most likely stay here again when we're down this way.

    « nice place to stay »

    Decent room on a well maintained, slightly older property. Staff were excellent. Breakfast was a nice plus. Not sure if the location was a plus, since I wasn't there to see the town. I did notice an apparent lack of nearby eateries. All in all, definitely a super positive experience.

    « Train noise & Bad Breakfast »

    The room was on the first floor (of a two floor motel), and the person walking on the second floor caused their floor (our ceiling) to squeak and crack with each step. We could hear a train whistle every ten minutes from midnight to six am. The breakfast area was small (about 7 tables), there was a good selection of items for breakfast (however the eggs were cold and not good, and the sausage was uneatable). The check-in / out process was quick and efficient.

    « Clean, quiet central location »

    We spent 1 night her.e for a wedding. Property is old but well maintained. Only staff we interacted with was front desk, but she was very helpful, friendly, and efficient. Room was a king with a fridge. No tub, but room was very clean. No restaurant, but a bar and a Starbucks is nearby. Breakfast at the property was very good, included waffles, eggs, sausage, etc. Mattress was very firm, great for me but not so much for my wife.

    « Modesto Town House »

    I would recommend this hotel for anyone and everyone! Overall great experience! The street was very busy when we got there, but once the pm traffic made it's way home, it was nice and quiet. The Boardroom around the corner was convenient for an adult beverage as well.

    « Speachless »

    All i can say is this would be okay for a short term / overnight stay. Itis located in the business section of the area which shuts down at the end of the day. Makes walking around at night a little uncomfortable due to the homelessness walking / biking around at night. However there is a library directly across the street. no outlets in the room next to the bed. Had to unplug my clock to charge my phone. Limited restaurants / bars within walking distance. You will have to drive to see a wider selection.

    « Nice basic hotel stay »

    We stayed a separate wing from the main building,after several visits the rooms are always kept clean and staff are very friendly and helpful.There was one visit when there was several friends that got intoxicated and were very loud part of the night

    « Good but could be a little better »

    We stay here occasionally when we come to California to visit relatives. This time was okay but they could pay a little more attention to details. No wash cloths were in the bathroom. Regarding the laptop there was no convenient plug to use. It is well lit on the lobby side. For those not familiar with Modesto it is right across from the Library and next to the McHenry Mansion so in that aspect it is fairly quiet at night but sometimes people create noise that are staying in the hotel. It is fairly safe right there at the hotel but I would not wander around at night as Modesto has changed a lot over the years. The staff has always been friendly. Still the typical breakfast - scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, breads, cereal, yogurt, etc. The breakfast room seems kept up.

  • 1
    « Choose another Hotel »

    I stay in hotels over 150 Days a year. This was by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. I was in the room for about 20min. And left. It needs a overhaul and huge remodel. Bed is horrible, and just dirty. Please don't stay here. You will regret it. Good service at the font desk though.

    « Could be worse... »

    I would not stay here again. There is no noise insulation and you can hear EVERYTHING above you. I moved up stairs but knew that the people below could hear every barefoot footfall I made. If you have long legs you have to sit on the toilet at an angle because the wall is so close. People smoke in the parking lot and the smoke comes in the heater ventilator. There is only one thin blanket on the bed and that is why the heater was on. Several guests there exhibited obnoxious behavior, including one talking very loud on speaker phone on the balcony for several hours. The motel actually provided an ash tray on the wall in the parking lot, so people hang out there and smoke.

    « The room was great »

    Probably not the best price in town but a very good quick check in, clean, and ready for a good sleep. The internet was fast, bed comfortable and not far from Hwy 99. The pool and hot top looked clean and inviting. We will try it out tomorrow. It is next door to the old McHenry Mansion and close to the library.

    « Service inconsistency »

    I liked to stay in this particular downtown area because of its location to businesses and Hwy 99. Lately the homeless people hang out behind this location and on the side where the bus stop bench is located. I feel its unsafe for my wife returning from the downtown businesses four blocks away in the evening. I have had two or more bad experiences of housekeeping not taking care of my room and I reported it with no feedback from the front desk. I usually leave $10.00 for the housekeeper each day, now that will no longer happen. Find another place to stay for you service and safety. A native of Modesto, CA.

    « Recently remodeled, clean, and good downtown location »

    We did a 'walk-in' and were offered a good rate. The rooms are small but nicely modern with clean white bedding and decent amenities. Remnants of the old motel showed in the oddly laid out bathroom. There was only a stall shower - no tub. The biggest draw back is that there are no windows in the back of the room or bathroom, so there is virtually no airflow, and the front window looked out directly on the parking lot and sidewalk, so once you were inside, it was curtains drawn and artificial air and lighting. But if you're there for a good night's sleep in a comfy bed, this does the trick. We were there on a Sunday, and downtown was quiet - we did not experience noise issues other reviewers allude to. The "breakfast" is typical for this price point - it will fill your stomach but not nourish your body. Skip it.

    « Room and Bathroom »

    Reasonable rate for one (1) night stay just to sleep in. Could have slept better if the noise from the exhaust fan in the bathroom was not left on operation. Noise from Upstairs Room of Room 120 could have been avoided if we have complained but other guests' are entitled to their individual rights without realizing that they maybe making some noises unintentionally.

    « Nice Hotel except for the noise »

    The hotel is rather nice. The rooms are cozy, beds comfy, pillows new and a clean look. Staying here was one of the noisiest nights of my life. I was awake from 1:30am until I left at 9am. Horns honking, and neighbors partying. Wasn't impressed how it was handled when checking out. I have enjoyed the Best Westerns over this past year and intend to continue staying at them. Great value for the money.

    « Everything you need, plus value »

    I stay here several times a year when I am Modesto for work. I am practical, and whereas the company standard is any Marriott brand, I do not see the benefit of paying more. This place does the job. It is a bit old school, and the bathroom a little cramped, but I am fine with it. Cable, clean, Wi-Fi, parking close to your car, I like it well enough. Also, I like to walk around the downtown area, there is a pub, down the street, a bar on the corner, and a couple of places to eat besides the pub. Modesto, or at least this part is not bad, not great, but pretty quiet and a good place to stretch the legs. The pool at this BW is very clean, and I rarely see anyone in it. I also like that there is no freeway noise.

    « Central Modesto »

    Ideal central Modesto location, close to theatre etc. Be carefull when reading the directions as they are turned around!! Older hotel but well renovated, clean and comfortable although the shower in our room was a little ancient. Staff helpful and gave us a local pub for dinner within walking distance.

    « Pretty Good Motel »

    The design suggests Howard Johnson's circa 1968, but no former restaurant in sight. The redecoration has created a sense of space in the rooms. I had a one bed room that felt clean and spacious. The bed was comfortable and the furniture was well-suited for relaxing. The bathroom had a shower that was clean, but the shower head was probably only 5' 6" above the floor. Maybe ceiling showers the next time? There was plenty of counter space. The room included a microwave, fridge and coffeemaker that made four cups at a time whether you want that much or not. The location lies well away from the railway and freeway noise, but the area seems to have a few street people. If that spooks you, try a second floor room. The outside halls rumble when rolling luggage goes by--so carry your bags. If you don't like that, try another hotel. Breakfast was okay with a waffle maker, scrambled eggs, etc. WiFi was perfectly good for business stuff. Even the air conditioning worked well and was relatively quiet. All in all, my experienced seemed no worse and probably better than folks who stayed closer to the freeway. the rumbling, try a first floor room. That means when other guests roll their luggage on the aisles, you hear very loud rumbles. If you prefer not to have that, ask for a first floor room.whenwhenn other guests

  • 4
    « Nice onroute to Yosemite. »

    I stopped off at this hotel on my journey from San Francisco to Yosemite and was the best place to stay for one night on route in Modesto. The rooms were clean and spacious. There was breakfast available but I didn't go. However I would say that the room walls were incredibly thin so could hear neighbours.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: The North. If you are traveling north on Freeway 99, take the Central Modesto exit and go to 'I' Street and turn right. Take 'I' Street to 16th Street. The Best Western Town House Lodge is on the corner of 'I' and 16th Street. ·From: The South. If you are traveling South on Freeway 99, take the Central Modesto exit and go to 'I' Street and turn left. Take 'I' to 16th Street. The Best Western Town House Lodge is on the corner of 'I' Street and 16th Street.