Best Western Andersen's Inn,  Santa Nella

4.0/5  - based on 330 guest reviews.
12367 Highway 33, 95322-9733, Santa Nella, United States - See map
+1 209 826 5534 +1 209 826 4353



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Tesla and EVR Charging Stations Available! The California lifestyle suits you at this stunning Santa Nella hotel. Work on your tan, practice your swing, or simply relax in paradise. We're the only hotel in Santa Nella that offers luxury accommodations, a fantastic price, and a free deluxe continental breakfast. Fill up on platefuls of piping hot waffles, a variety of fresh pastries and fruits, endless cereal and yogurt, and of course our 100% Arabica coffee and chilled juices. Want more? Pea Soup Andersen's Restaurant dishes up fresh, delectable cuisine. The Forebay Golf Course is only a short drive away. Don't miss out on the local San Luis Reservoir where a romantic stroll is in order. The neighborhood surrounding your Best Western Andersen's Inn hotel is picturesque and the perfect place for escaping from the real world. We offer easy access off of Interstate 5 so road trippers have it made. We're also located next to truck parking, so if you're on an RV adventure, rest assured that there's plenty of room for your rig - free of charge. The heated pool is open all year so it's always a perfect time for a dip at this Santa Nella hotel. Sun worshipping is standard here. Enjoy the cultural sites like San Joaquin National Cemetery. Several wildlife refuges are nearby and prime for photo ops. This Santa Nella hotel features free high-speed wireless Internet and satellite TV with HBO®. We're pet-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family. Fido will adore the miles of Mother Nature in our backyard. Truck drivers, US Forestry employees, and California Parks and Recreation workers are just a few of the business travelers that call this Santa Nella hotel home. There's no need for all work and no play when you're in town for business. Carve out a niche of time to hit the greens or try out the local cuisine. Book an air conditioned, cozy room at the Best Western Andersen's Inn!

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Best Western Andersen's Inn,Santa Nella
  • 4
    « Older hotel but still nice. »

    It was my second stay at this hotel. It is a very convenient location. The hotel itself is aging but still very clean. The beds are comfy. Staff is helpfull. Maybe a bit expensive for a roadside motel. The backyard with the pool is inviting. The free breakfast is correct. Will be back again next time i'm in the area!

    « Update Needed »

    Rooms were of a good size and comfortable .. The entire property is in need of an update, to pull it out of the 1970's. Most ground floor rooms were positioned, that you can park right in front of the door ... or close by. Situated next door to LOVE'S truck stop between I-5, CA 33 and CA 152 ... I was VERY surprised .. while we had Semi Trucks immediately outside our door and over a fence line ... we could not hear them running their engines ... unless we opened the window. It was the AC unit, in the room that made the noise ! Breakfast is offered here, however, the room is TOO SMALL to accommodate even a 1/4 of those who maybe staying here, Felt as though they were attempting to discourage people from even using this area of the hotel. The asphalt parking area ... appears to have been long overlooked and in need of attention - repair. As well as some uneven surfaces, which could cause a trip and fall or damage to a wheelchair.


    We stayed at this hotel and my car and 2 others were broken into that night. Merced Sheriff officer Xoing said they average 1 break in a night - that night there were THREE; that they shine a flashlight into back of car and if they see anything they steal it. Theives smashed the car window & stole EVERYTHING out of the SUV back. The hotel KNOWS this is a FREQUENT event and has no signs in lobby or parking lot stating such or that you should take ALL belongings into hotel. The lighting is very dim and their "supposed security guard" does not make regular rounds. Staff was unsympathic... but they did have cardboard and tape for people like me to tape up their car window. WHAT DOES THAT SAY? at an average of 1 breakin a night (7 a week!) you would think that the Sheriff or the 3 hotels would band together and do a "sting operation" but sadly they are appethetic and JUST DON'T CARE !!! I will never EVER stay in Santa Nella again. - Anne of Portland, Oregon

    « Sticky, dirty bathroom floor mars experience »

    My wife and I spent the night at BW Andersen's Inn en route to the Bay Area. We chose the hotel because of our love for Andersen's Pea Soup as well as its proximity to Oakland, where we had planned a day of activities to begin the following morning. The restaurant did not disappoint, but not so with the hotel, where we were shocked to find muddy footprints on the bathroom floor, which was also quite sticky (a major grossout). Add to that the dated fixtures and furnishings and you get a three-star rating from us. Probably worth the $94 bucks, but not a penny more.

    « When Stopping for the night, off of I-5 »

    This is a great place to stay, when you need a place to stay for the night, during your journey. The rooms are easily accessible, and you can head across the interior courtyard to have complimentary breakfast in their breakfast lounge, or to pick up your food and bring it to your room.

    « Fishing Trip »

    Very clean and very close to fishing locations, bait and tackle shops. Local shops in Santa Nella as well as a variety of fast food locations. State parks are within driving distance as well. Hotel staff were very friendly and the rooms were very clean.

    « favorite stop or stay in the area »

    Coming from Southern Oregon to all points south this is our favorite stop off point. Always accommodating and pet friendly. Also recommended for extended stay when visiting near the area. breakfast is good and saves having to go far for a meal. great helpful staff.

    « nice and clean »

    I found the people and the room very nice. But the company is responsible for the towels. They could give them nicer ones and raise the quality of the rooms by quite bit. My husband loved the coffee in the room. (we stayed somewhere else and the room was clean but the coffee terrible. We will not stay at that hotel again. (it was not a best western)

    « Very tired, run down but nice staff »

    This place seems to be the only game in town and what a TIRED old place it is. It is situated with four sides of rooms, double story and in the center is the pool. There is no elevator. Our check-in was pleasant but we were given a ground floor adjoining room and the people next door had their TV on so loudly that we immediately changed our room to one upstairs. We had to lug all our suitcases, etc. up those stairs., but we did get a very quiet room! Room: it needs so much work. The only things that looked upgraded were the granite on the sink area and the carpet, which was very nice. The rest was so worn with gouges out of the wood around the door jam, old wallpaper peeling, tile grout in bathroom dirty, old dirty windows and I think, the original sliding glass door. The LOCK ON THAT DOOR DID NOT WORK and you had to rely on a flimsy chain in groove, which was badly bent. It would seem as if you would have to sleep with one eye open! The towels were old and one of ours had a blood-like looking stain on it. The breakfast was a good one?waffle machine, scrambled eggs, sausage, yogurt, etc. I heard there are new owners and hopefully they will replace doors, door jams, tile, windows, etc. It was convenient for us as we traveled down Hwy. 5, but would not highly recommend. The staff was very pleasant and I believe and hope they were getting someone out to repair the lock on the sliding glass door.

    « my stay at Santa Nella, CA. Best Western Inn. »

    This location is right off the freeway, next to a good and famous restaurant, it is also next to a truck stop which is good for me because I drive a big rig. The hotel offers hot breakfast every morning, it has a good size pool and plenty of parking space for trucks.

  • 3
    « Nicest place in Santa Nella, that's not saying a lot »

    It's very clean, the staff is awesome. The rooms are outdated and the bed was terribly uncomfortable. It is the nicest place to stop in the area. The AC didn't get to the temperature I preffered, but it was very hot out that day. I wish they had DirecTV like other places.

    « In a pinch »

    This is a good hotel if you need a place to stop for the night, but a bit pricey for a travel-through hotel, but so are the others in the area. What should have been a $59 room, was over $100, again, so were the others at this off-ramp.

    « Traveling with furry friend »

    This was a great place to stay with our little dog. Area to walk her and sit outside with grassy area. We could get our breakfast and sit outside with her by the pool area, The restaurant is easy to walk to. Easy on and off the I-5.

    « Best Western Hotel, great place to stay »

    I have stayed at this hotel before and was happy that everything was as nice as my prior visits. The staff was great, the rooms were clean and comfortable and they served a great breakfast. Close to gas stations and restaurants. Anderson Pea soup restaurant as well as others. Easy on and off of interstate 5. I would recommend this hotel.

    « Nice staff but... »

    Staff was friendly, rooms were adequate linens very clean and smelled pleasant. They offered a veterans' discount. BUT... several rodent traps were seen and appeared to be "not new". They were about 8 inches square so I'm thinking bigger than a mouse. Glad we were back from dinner before dark!

    « One night stay on the way North »

    Easy on, easy off highway 5. Friendly staff & nice facility. If I had any complaint it would be the cost of the room. I felt it was a little high considering it's not a touristy area. In-fact it's in the middle of nowhere except it's a good place to stop to break up the trip from LA to San Fran like we did. If I made the trip again I wouldn't hesitate to stay again, but I would hope for a little better price.

    « Meeting a family friend »

    Over all the visit was good but was unhappy that I had to settle for a smoking room. The staff was very nice and the room clean and comfortable but this room was the only one they had down stairs. Always enjoy eating at Andersens. May stay there again in the future.

    « Don't bother to look elsewhere; just stay here! »

    No disappointments! Room was clean and comfortable, especially the bed. I didn't use the pool but the area and pool are lovely! Breakfast was delicious and bountiful! Staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful!

    « Santa Nella - NO !!! »

    While this hotel is convenient when passing down 5 to go to the Valley, it isn't worth it. It is loud and old. Staff is nice but that doesn't make up for it. Unless you are absolutely exhausted and dont have a choice .. keep on keeping on to the next spot.

    « Nice Best Western »

    Very friendly staff, clean rooms very comfortable beds, great pillows, nice breakfast served early for those of us that need to get on the road, truck parking on site, pool looked nice just wish I brought my swimsuit .

  • 4
    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    Was pleasantly surprised. I had read some mixed reviews before selecting. I was traveling with some senior, disabled relatives so I called the motel direct to request accommodations. The staff was friendly, made note of the needs and met them. The cleanliness of the rooms was better than some higher end hotels I've stayed in. Very nice and would stay there again.

    « Andersen's Inn reliable and comfortable »

    We stayed here primarily because it was next door to the PeaSoup Andersen Restaurant we really like. Check in was efficient and staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable, roomy and quiet, and a pleasant addition was the two chairs on the patio outside the room, overlooking the private green space and pool. Very pleasant to sit out in the evening. Will go back again.

    « Truck stop stay »

    For just an overnight-get off the freeway stop-this was good. It is an older hotel so rooms are small, but bed was comfortable and the Pool was clean. It is next to large Truck stop but not much noise and restaurants close by.

    « Great Place to Stop on a Long Drive »

    This hotel location is great for a stop along the freeway when traveling. It is clean, has everything you need and close to the Andersen's Split Pea restaurant, which is delicious. I will stay at this hotel again to break up the driving. Actually, I was quite impressed.

    « Keep driving »

    Keep driving to another hotel or save your money and stay and a cheap motel since that is basically what this is. Employees were nice. The maid cleaned the best she could but there was black mold in several places in the bathroom (we skipped taking a shower), sink did not work, needs to be updated. Had a hard time sleeping. DO NOT EAT AT THE PEA SOUP RESTAURANT next door. Overpriced and gross.

    « A Nice Stay and Great Value »

    Spent the night on a southbound trip. Arrived after midnight and was met by a friendly, professional clerk who set us up with our reserved room very quickly. With the late arrival I asked for a late checkout and was given a hour later checkout. Much appreciated. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and the shower nozzle one of the better low flow units I have seen. This hotel is not new but it appears to be in good shape.

    « The Charm is Showing age in Andersen BW »

    Andersen's has been around for years and it looks the same today as 20+ years ago. I think the same beds are still in the rooms. Nothing has changed. But the time as come to update with fresh paint and appearance. The charm is there although you have to look deep.

    « Heading North on I-5: Good Place to Stop For the Night »

    I was driving north, to Sacramento, then Lake Tahoe; and I left in the middle of the afternoon, from the Los Angeles area; needless to say I encountered traffic coming up. It was great to arrive at the Best Western, in Santa Nella. For me, it was time to check in to my room and get some sleep. Check in went smoothly, and my room was nice and comfortable. In the morning it was great to enjoy the complimentary breakfast and get a good start on my travels. The Santa Nella area is perfect for when you need a place to stop for the night, before continuing north or south, or west to the Bay Area. This was my second stay at this Best Western. It will be one of the hotels I will consider choosing, for future travel.

    « Convenient location »

    This is a nice property in a key mid-California location. The restaurant next door (Pea Soup Andersen's), which I believe is associated with the motel somehow, is fantastic! We parked a trailer there, which was super easy.

    « Pea Soup and Best Western »

    A must stop for all travelers on Highway 5. This is an enjoyable getaway as well as a stop for the weary road warrior. Love to come for relaxation. Andersens has the Best food anywhere. Anything you order is delicious.

  • 5
    « The perfect stay after a long drive »

    We stayed at the Santa Nella BW unplanned and we were absolutely satisfied with the stay. From the friendly staff to the warm pool and clean room, everything was great. Even the breakfast was hot and tasty. We would absolutely stay again next time we travel the I5.

    « A half-timbered trip into history with plenty of convenience »

    Santa Nella is a convenient stop for us on the I-5 route and has several good hotels. One of our favourites is the Best Western which is right beside Andersen's restaurant, famous for its pea soup. The hotel is reasonably priced, and is a set of four buildings arranged around a central garden courtyard with swimming pool. It is a duplicate of Andersen's other hotel in Buelton CA. The lobby and breakfast room are small but attractive and service is pleasant. We typically ask for an upstairs room to avoid footsteps overhead, and these have balconies overlooking the pool and garden. Though shared with the room next door, they are very long so ?personal space' is not a problem. The inside location of all the rooms makes them quiet at night even though this hotel is beside the freeway. The rooms are comfortably furnished and very clean, with all normal conveniences. The hotel and its neighbouring restaurant are decorated in Danish half-timbered style, and a large windmill is attached to the restaurant. We invariably have the refillable pea soup in a bread bowl in the restaurant, which is attractively done-up as a old baronial hall, quite a novelty in this location. With plenty of gas stations also nearby, this Best Western has become one of our normal stops enroute.

    « Great stopover surprise »

    What a nice place to stop on a long trip! Clean, good breakfast, great staff. Added pluses - next to the Andersen's Pea Soup restaurant. Rooms have large patios or balconies, and face interior courtyard area with pool. Lots of grass in the courtyard - great for kids to run off some energy or if you have pets!

    « Beautiful place! »

    Traveling from OR to s.CA and had made a reservation here because it was in an evenly spaced location according to the miles we wanted to travel. So glad we picked this place! Nice clean rooms, comfy beds. Pretty building, it has that Old European look to it that matches the Andersen's restaurant next door. I liked how all the rooms had a back door which opened onto a central grassy area and the pool. Our son had a great time in the pool, and it was nice to sit just outside our room and relax watching the area. Lots of families seemed to be staying there at this time, everyone having a good time. Nice breakfast room with all the usual breakfast items, room enough to find seating even with a lot of people there. Our son keeps asking to go back to this motel some day he liked it so much, so I will have to keep it in mind when we travel through this area again!

    « Spectacular »

    The was amazing. The hotel has one side of non smoking part and the other rooms are for smoking. I like the breakfast becouse it has alot of opions. The rooms are clean. The Temperature was super hot. The lobby so clean.

    « just a stop over »

    We just stopped for one night on our way to San Francisco and were pleasantly surprised. Although next to a Truck Stop, it was super quiet. The breakfast in the morning has a full array of items, eggs, biscuits and gravy, waffles...and all the usual items. The staff were all very nice.

    « Clean with pool and free breakfast »

    Right next door to the restarant and there is a nice pool The rooms are clean and te staff is helpful and friendly The free breakfast had hot food and also fruit and other breakfast foods!! Close to freeway too

    « Noisy A/C »

    The motel was very nice except for the noisy A/C. Light sleepers might be woken often through-out the night due to the noisy A/C. The reception and breakfast staff are very pleasant, the pool is very refreshing. The room was large although dusty in front of the closet area. I had a restless night due to the A/C constantly turning on and off. The breakfast was very good with scrambled eggs, sausage and potatoes. There was many more items for breakfast.

    « Best Western in Santa Nella »

    We needed a hotel along the freeway as part of a 2-day drive. It was convenient, clean, neat, quiet room, comfortable bed and pillows, easy check-in and check-out. We also enjoyed being right next to a Split Pea Andersens.

    « Nice place for a stopover »

    I needed to break up a driving trip from Azusa to San Francisco and Santa Nella was about 3/4 of the way. Had some points to use at BW so this hotel worked for us very well. An older hotel, near the freeway but the noise did not bother us at all. Some of the hotel could use some updating as the décor is somewhat dated. Friendly staff who were very helpful. Enjoyed a meal at Pea Soup Anderson's right across the parking lot.

  • 5
    « A good place to stay »

    I always try to stay here when I can. The staff is always very helpful, all of them. The rooms are comfortable, and clean. There is choices of fueling stations, and food. There is a Starbucks close by.

    « great place to stay »

    Great breakfast including biscuits and gravy. Only shortcoming is there is not an elevator. Me being older would like one, but is only a 2 story hotel anyway. Comfortable rooms, tv is newer flat screen, couple of ice machines and discount at Pea Soup Andersons restaurant next door.

    « Traveling »

    A good place to stop on Hiway 5 before getting into the east bay traffic congestion and a good place when leaving bay area to avoid morning commute traffic. By staying there we cut several hours off our SF to San Diego trip. Easy access from 5 to get on and off and gas stations right there.

    « Nice place to See »

    We stayed at this motel so that we could attend a graduation party for our neice. The motel was nice - we had a pool view, free wi-fi, and a nice breakfast in the morning. If we're ever in the area and need a place to stay, we will certainly condsider the Best Western Andersen's Inn again.

    « the best value »

    I travel from Oregon to Los Angeles multiple ties a year with y family. we divide the trip over two days and this best western is where we always stay. here's why -- the included breakfast has restaurant quality value -- the rooms overlooking the courtyard and pool give an appeal that feels like an unexpected bonus --The people that work there make you feel appreciated to have your business

    « Nice Comfortable Stay »

    This Best Western hotel Andersen's Inn is a very nice, comfortable stay for an overnight business trip, or a place to rest on a long drive. The staff is always friendly, the rooms clean, and there is usually no problem with availability. It might be a bit pricey for the basic accommodations, but it's comfortable and safe, and near gasoline, convenience stores and restaurants.

    « Best Western Santa Nella »

    This is a comfortable and clean road side motel that has been carefully upgraded over the years. The bed is very comfortable, and there is a microwave and refrigerator in every room which we love. There is still more renovating to accomplish like new slider doors and toilets, but overall for the age of this property, it has been well taken care of. It is very convenient to have Pea Soup Andersen's right across the parking lot! Free Wi Fi and breakfast are offered.

    « What once was quite lovely, is now old. Like the Boomer Generation? »

    Well, it's been a while since we stayed in Santa Nella. We used to stop there all the time, but usually stayed at the Holiday Inn that is now the Quality Inn. This was our first trip back down that way since 2010. A lot seems to have happened in only 6 years. For one thing, we are all so much older! The Navigator was craving Anderson's Pea Soup, so he suggested we stay at their Best Western so we could easily walk over to Anderson's for supper. Big mistake! Poor ol' Anderson's Inn-Best Western has seen better days! The towel racks were falling off the walls in our bathroom. The place had not been properly cleaned--I had to do it all over again with Lysol Wipes. I wasn't even certain that the sheets had been changed. I found that NOT changing sheets is the newest trick played on travelers, who are unsuspecting, and never pull back the top coverings to check that out. I've found the head & body hairs of others and blood and other bodily fluids on sheets in resort hotels, even. I found a pair of lace panties in the fancy cloths-closet at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena. I caught our room attendant tromping all over the expensive duvet, that he'd tossed onto the floor of our hotel room at the Hyatt Regency in Lake Tahoe. I caught him red-footed! So, I reported him to the front desk. A heck of a lot of good that did--he was still on staff the next day. We'll never stay at that hotel again either. No wonder so many of rapidly aging Baby Boomers get fed up and buy themselves an RV to sleep in. We old folks can't see as well nor hear much either, but there we are trying to navigate our way down the interstates, all because we just can't abide paying good money for a bad room. Thank God, I learned how to clean rooms from my grandmother. In 1975, I worked at a motel, where we also had road-crews stay, as well as tourists. No elevators, and three flights of stairs, we chamber-maids (as we were then called) had to lug all the towels and bedding up and down those stairs, for each and every room. The good thing was I was YOUNG & STRONG, back then. The bad thing is, I now have no patience or tolerance for a poor cleaning job done on any room I pay good money to stay in. I want that room as clean as I always left the rooms I took care of! Chamber maids in 1975 had far more to do, and the motel I worked at was huge! I had more rooms assigned to my shifts than most room attendants have today. So, NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!! We will not stay at the Best Western-Anderson's Inn, located at Santa Nella, again. I'd rather camp out at the side of the road than stay in such a shabby, run-down place. Too bad. The pea soup still tastes good, even if it is way too high in salt for anyone who has ever had a heart attack. We won't be having their pea soup again either.

    « Nice Stay »

    I've eaten at Pea Soup Andersen's many times, but never had the opportunity to stay at the adjacent Best Western. Saw a coupon in one of the travel booklets, and decided to check it out on this recent trip. Quite a nice surprise. It's right off I-5 so a bit noisy, but not bad. The room was very comfortable and would have been even better had the weather been warmer for sitting outside, as the sliding door opened to the pool area, and there were chairs on the small terrace. I would definitely stay here again.

    « Excellent Value - Pet Friendly »

    This was our second stay at this hotel. During both stays we encountered very friendly and efficient staff. They have nice big rooms with comfortable beds. Pets are welcome and there are a couple of nice areas to walk your dog. The breakfast was average quality but the staff make it a nice experience. The internet was a bit slow.

  • 4
    « Older but wiser »

    This is an older property, but the rooms are nicely updated with granite bath counters, a desk and a very nice balcony to sit out on in the evening, opening up to the nice pool and courtyard. The room was clean and the shower was a hit with my 6'1" husband who was able to enjoy a shower head that was high enough for him to stand under!! The breakfast was the same as other BW's and was hot and good. We would stay here again and recommend it for others. The upper floors are nice and on the South side so you don't get the afternoon hot sun.

    « Really Like this place »

    It all works. Nothing spectacular but one of the best "no surprises" places we stay. Usually here 2 or 3 time a year for the last 8 years. Rooms are clean and pleasant, property is well cared for, people are friendly and helpful.

    « Santa Nella on the way to Eureka »

    I had passed through Santa Nella many times and always thought that if I ever had the time I would stop over night and this time through I did just that and I'm so glad I did.. The hotel is fantastic, there really isn't much more to add to that except that each and every room has a balcony or patio, which I love (I wish every hotel was set up that way). The Andersons Pea Soup Restaurant was outstanding.. I will definitely stay here again.

    « Great Stopover for Business Traveler »

    Santa Nella is a sweet spot on the I-5 between Northwest cities and Southern California. Hotel has ground-level rooms for ease of unloading and loading back to car. Hotel staff will do what they can to secure a ground-level room, if available. Location excellent for filling up the car and meals.

    « Very Nice hotel stay »

    Just needed to spend one night as we drove from Aloha, Oregon on our way to San Diego. Our room was in the back across from the truck stop, but the noise from that area was minimal. Have a very nice stay. Stayed here over 35 years ago and recommended to my husband that we stay there this time on our trip. Very satisfied.

    « Good Place »

    I have stayed there before and will again. It's not new but nice. The staff is very helpful and do a good job cleaning. There is a good gas station near by and food choices. But most important a Starbucks.

    « Place to rest on the way Home »

    Our room was supposed to be an upgraded room. It was comfortable but needs more electrical outlets. Staff were excellent and beds were great. My internet dropped several times. My wife enjoyed her sleep that night and her shower the next morning.

    « One of the best »

    If you are looking for a comfortable bed for the night, a good FREE breakfast, and staff that extends themselves to make your visit pleasant, stay at the Best Western Andersen's Inn, Santa Nella, CA. The beds are comfortable, room is clean, parking easy and well lit. The breakfast is generous.

    « Great Hotel »

    This Best Western is very nice. Clean, convenient if travelling I-5. and the Andersons Pea Soup Restaurant next door is fantastic. All rooms face the garden and pool area. Stay here on our way to AZ every year.

    « Nice Stop »

    Stopped for the night from So Oregon to LA. Reasonable rate, nice room. Older hotel but nice toon amenities, comfy bed, and big pool. Very welcoming & efficient staff, plus discount at Pea Soup Restaurant.

  • 5
    « Nice amenities; close to I-5 and great food. »

    There aren't many places to stay on this lonely stretch of I-5. This Best Western is tops: Pros: Car is directly out our door, less than 40 feet away. There are paper towel dispensers for your windshield (or whatever) ! Keurig coffee maker; sliding glass door to patio which overlooks the pool and garden. It is serene and quiet, even tho we're close to the freeway. (Parking lot side is noisy, but it doesn't come into the room.) A/C provides white noise--some units cycle on and off and that disturbs our sleep. Refrigerator and microwave. Shower and toilet are separate from the sink/closet area, and have high windows that provide ventilation and light. From the shower, one can see the rotating windmill of Andersen's Pea Soup restaurant. Beds are comfortable. Rooms are freshly decorated: paint, carpet, wallpaper (yes, wallpaper) and draperies. Shower has a new plastic surround and is glistening white. Continental breakfast has a nice selection; you can add coconut and chocolate to your waffle and put on whipped cream...but we're going to Andersen's for pastry--just across the parking lot...and by the way, Andersen's food and service is tops! Breakfast room was thoughtfully designed, with items in three areas, so users didn't have to get in line to wait for others. People in the US like to get into lines, whether they want cereal or not... The containers had lids on hinges, so you don't have to struggle with where to put the lid. I know: this is minimal, but those little things add to a nice package! We can hear Mourning Doves cooing. They are adding a charge station for electric cars... Cons: Toilet tank float was out of adjustment, so water was too high and the excess trickled through the flush-handle hole, down the tank and onto the floor. At check-in, we thought the floor had just been mopped, because the grout between the tiles was wet. Had to use towels and bath mat until maintenance could arrive the following morning, but the floor was messy wet. There are four pillows on each bed, but all are the same firmness. I like soft, so take my pillow from home on trips. There is a bolster on each bed. Does anyone use a bolster, other than at the massage therapist? There are no spots to plug in an accessory at the desk because the two lamps use the outlet--we had to unplug one lamp to attach a laptop. The pros completely outweigh the cons; we recommend Andersen's BW.

    « Reasonable value »

    The hotel is ideal for the traveller as it is within 5 minutes of Interstate 5. The room was clean, well presented and contained all necessary items. We have a dog and there is a river within 3 minutes to walk on. The breakfast is very basic, less than most other BWs and the breakfast room is tiny and was overcrowded.

    « Good place to stay »

    We enjoyed our stay because the room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the staff was very friendly and their Pea Soup Restaurant was in walking distance. The hotel offers other amenities that we did not use, but would be nice for other guests that may be interested in those facilities. We were just interested in getting a good night's sleep and getting an early start the next day which made us appreciate the breakfast starting at 6:00 a.m.

    « Good value hotel »

    This hotel has large rooms with patio or balcony. The staff is very friendly. The breakfast area is set up well and the lady working the breakfast area was extremely pleasant and did an excellent job of refilling items and keeping the area clean. I stay here every time that I am in the area.

    « Nice place to stay »

    There's not a lot of choice on southern I-5, but Best Western has most of it covered. The Best Western Anderson was the best of them so far. We make this trip quite often and will always shoot for the Best Western Anderson in Santa Nella as our stopping point on our way to the Mojave.

    « Worst western »

    Staggeringly tired after 12 hours driving, we decided to stop here for the night. We are BW rewards members and often stay at this brand. They are usually clean, comfortable and well maintained. Not this dump. The price was a shocking $135..(About $ 170 Canadian) However we were just too tired and hot to keep looking. The pool looked inviting so we took our key to the two queen bed room. Sidestepping a large pile of dog poo, we opened the door to a single queen size bed. Back to the office where the "Assistant Manager" gave us an eyeroll and a scowl - grumbling about having to do paperwork to give us a different room, even though we had actually paid for two beds. She must have decided to punish us by giving us the worst room in the place. The room was shabby with stained carpet, a view of a wall, devoid of light.. This is, basically, a trucker stop. We had a roomfull of them next door and they were having a party with their friends. Drinking, smoking pot and shouting. We asked if this would go on all night and were told they "were regular customers" and would be quiet soon. We somehow got the impression that if they decided to party all night, nothing would be done. Well, it was still about 85 outside, so a swim before dinner seemed a good idea. There was scene of crime tape all around the sparking water- back to the office to be told the pool was closed. This had not been disclosed at check in. Back to the dark, shabby, none too clean room with the roaring noise of parked trailer trucks that was so intense the floor was vibrating, the shouting party next door we decided we couldn't stay here. Back to the office to check out and request a refund. We had been there less than an hour. We won't find out if they actually credited us the outrageous charge until we get our credit card statement. Avoid this ancient dump. There are better places for less money nearby.

    « Good people »

    Good location, right off the freeway, next to restaurants, truck stops. Rooms are good, truck parking. I am glad they are remodeling the appearance of the hotel. Staff are very friendly. I'm staying there once a week.

    « Travel stop »

    On the road again traveling. We were very pleased with this hotel. They are doing some upgrades to this location but it did not effect our stay in any way. Beautiful location and great food close to hotel. Easy I-5 access.

    « Very Classy and comfortable room! »

    Walked into the room and felt very comfortable and it was very clean, looked great smelled good. I enjoyed it from the time I walked in to the time I departed! Great breakfast available in the morning!

    « Nice Stay »

    I had a pleasant stay and loved the room size. I was happy to have my dogs in the room and felt very comfortable. The grassy area was very nice just outside my room and the dogs enjoyed it .. travelling with dogs in competition is difficult sometimes as a lot of hotels do not understand there are responsible dog owners who have dogs that behave themselves in the rooms. Thank you for trusting responsible dog owners to have their dogs in the room with them and providing a lovely room with all the amenties

  • 1
    « Please don't stay here »

    The staff is very friendly at this hotel but the room was dirty. The mattress is on a sheet of plywood. Where the headboard area is located.....huge dust bunnies and candy wrappers were on the floor. I also took a picture of a bug crawling up the wallpaper. A motel will age with time but there is no excuse for a dirty room. I complained to the front desk, they took $15.00 off my bill but I won't stay here again. Our room was next to the truck stop area so if you don't have the fan're going to get some noise. My advice: Stay at the Quality Inn across the street, it was perfect!

    « Just OK »

    This location is has a very dingy parking area which gets tracked around related to the MANY trucks and traffic going through there. The room was acceptably clean. We were disappointed in Andersen's Pea Soup last visit, so did not try it again. We did appreciate that there are more choices of other places to eat near by now. Just ok if this is a convenient stop on the way up or down I5.

    « Requested »

    Great motel. Lots of restaurants nearby. Quiet off highway area. Great for walking pets and walking in general after a long days drive. I have stayed at this best Western many times in the past and had never had a bad experience.

    « Santa Nella »

    Ok hotel with lots of parking for big trucks. they offer a discount rate for CDL drivers. However, the carpet in the room was filthy and the property in general needs a face lift and some TLC. The restaurant on property is excellent. Yummy split pea soup.

    « Comfortable Price/Comfortable Bed »

    This site is good for the price. Bed was great. Need a little updating. They were working on the outside landscaping and grounds. A lot of truckers because of great parking. My only dislike was the carpet needed shampooed. The room otherwise was very clean and comfortable.

    « Great for overnight stay! »

    Friendly and courteous staff, free hot breakfast with sausage, eggs and cinnamon french toast. Pet-friendly rooms downstairs. Non-pet friendly rooms on second level. No elevators, two-story. Bed was comfortable, room was clean and quiet.

    « Great for an Overnight Stay »

    An older hotel that has been remodeled, bed very comfortable with a complimentary hot breakfast. Felt safe in the area. Did not try the restaurant. Staff very friendly and helpful. All the first floor rooms are pet friendly and there is no elevator, so not as convenient if you can't be a a pet friendly room.

    « Clean and comfortable. »

    Nothing special here but sometimes clean and comfortable has to be enough. The staff was very nice here. Would stay again if passing through. Nice that Anderson's Split Pea Soup Restaurant is on the same property. Not a lot of places to eat here so was convenient to just walk next door.

    « Pea Soup »

    It is located to a famous restaurant known for having great pea soup. Loved both the hotel and restaurant. After a stressful afternoon of traffic on I-5 between Santa Nella and LA this was a welcome place to stay.

    « Groovy »

    Pool is 80*. Anderson's Split Pea is right next door. You have to try the meatloaf dinner. I was impressed that they had Anchor Brewing Co.'s Anchor Steam on tap. The hotel is located in a city on the 5 and Pacheco Pass, the road over to Gilroy, Ca. and 101. I can't leave out the fact that there is also an "In and Out Burger" restaurant just down the street over the bridge on the other side of the 5.

  • 4
    « Nice people and location »

    We were only at hotel for one night but it had nice staff and restaurant near by. The bathrooms needed updating especially needed heater. The breakfast was good and included in price. The restaurant was Anderson's and staff attentive and service very good. Had a nice gift shop and food shop.

    « No No No!!## »

    On a return trip to Oregon I made the mistake of choosing this S.hole! My wife said no but I thought Best Western ,why not? Well..... She was right. .. I think they used this "motel" in MANY very early trucker movies!!! I can put up with some expected things but NOTHING could have prepared me for this place! Stinky,run down,bullet hole looking things in the ceiling,etc... Just wait 20 minutes longer going North and enjoy the Best Western Plus in Patterson Ca.

    « Overnight stays »

    We have stayed here many times and never had a bad experience. It is an older structure but well kept up and clean. It also breaks up the monotony of the I 5 highway. The restaurant next door (Pea Soup Andersen's) is a definite plus, a very good menu.

    « worn out »

    Bathtub caulking was cracked. One floor lamp had a broken shade the other no light bulb. Sheets are see-through. Night attendent never looked up from her magazine when I walked in to look for a spoon. Trash piled up outside hallway on east end. Plenty of workers hanging in halls shooting the breeze with each other. No security visable on grounds but plenty of wanderers from adjacent truck stop cruising the halls and parking lot. I've stayed in plenty of nice Best Western hotels but this one gave me the creeps. Once your in the room, it's best not to come out. We'll never stay here again no matter how desperate. The place needs some security gates, staff training, a deep cleaning and a remodel sooner than later.

    « Traveling North on I-5 »

    After an exhausting day of driving, it was a pleasure to find this extraordinarily accommodating Best Western. Of all our choices, the Best Western was tops, hands down. We would choose it again if we were driving in that direction and needed a stop over. Thank you, Best Western.

    « Sad »

    Deceiving not part of Anderson's Split Pea quality. I would not recommend this place if you have a choice. We were tired and thought this would be good and associated it with the Windmill ha ha! Go up the street to a newer place.

    « Place has gone downhill... »

    Having stayed at this property many times in the past I was disappointed this time. The room had a bad odor. The carpet needed to be vacuumed. The internet password did not work. The TV reception was poor due to a bad cable. The sliding door jam was broken. The value was diminished by these factors.

    « Excellent »

    I was extremely satisfied with my stay. The bed was lovely to look at and extremely comfortable. The down bed spread and the four fluffy pillows along with an extra blanket and body pillow was heavenly.

    « Good accommodations »

    This is a very good hotel for a few nights stay. It's conveniently located off Hwy 5 and Hwy 152, and next to Pea Soup Anderson's. Other services (gas, convenience stores, etc.) are nearby. The staff is pleasant, check in and out quick, and the room is adequate.

    « Extremely Convenient »

    A good stopping place on Interstate Hwy 5. The hotel was very clean with a very pleasant, accommodating staff. The breakfast more than adequate and nicely arranged. Coffee was good! A better-than-expected quality, and swift service restaurant is connected with Anderson's, Gas prices at this exit are usually the best around for many miles. We always plan to stop at this exit for all our travel needs when traveling on I-5.

  • 3
    « OK »

    The hotel is fine, average, but the damned A/C unit was too loud to sleep through. The rooms are bland, standard highway Hotel. I would have expected the rooms to be charming, based on the Pea Soup Anderson's brand The restaurant is ok, but no place to order a steak, which is odd, since the chain originates in Buellton home of the Hitching Post, and Santa Maria style barbecue. Apparently no one from their management has ever walked over to the Hitching Post and eaten a good steak.

    « Older hotel, rude staff, good breakfast »

    The hotel is well located for travel through CA, which is why we stopped. Easy on and off of the freeway, close to gas stations. However, it is an older property, and the check in staff was quite rude, although we were booking 3 rooms. The room was comfortable, with an eyebrow window in the bathroom. The breakfast was good, with real scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, waffles, fresh fruit, cereals, Danish and good coffee. We would stay again because of the location and breakfast.

    « nice place to stop for the night »

    This town is midpoint to my destination and I always enjoy stopping to rest. The front staff very efficient. I have stopped when having our dog. Great room overall for the price! They have a great the waffles!

    « Clean and Comfortable Room w/efficient team to asst you »

    Pleasant environment thus hd a good sleep w/excellent bkft nicely done to start one's day. Make sure to request for a room away fm the frwy. Bring yr swimwear to enjoy a great pool right in the middle of this property. Big yard for children to play and hv a great time.


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From: Interstate 5. Take the Santa Nella Exit, Highway 33 and continue to the Best Western Andersen's Inn.

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