Located just off Highway 99 and about a 7-minute drive from Fresno's city centre, the Days Inn Fresno South is geared towards road travellers who require an economical hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, an in-room safe and a hair dryer. Rooms with a desk, a microwave, a mini-fridge and a seating area with a sofabed are also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness room, meeting space, a business centre, guest laundry, free parking and a free breakfast. Up to two pets weighing 50 lbs or less are permitted per room for $10 per pet, per night.
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center can be found 8 minutes away by car, while Kings Canyon Pavilions Shopping Center is about a 10-minute drive away. Fresno Fairgrounds are roughly a 7-minute drive from the hotel and Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is a 13-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, 2 pets/room under 50 lbs $10/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 8, 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and rates.
The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests, who described it as easily accessible and safe, as well as close to highway access, restaurants, downtown Fresno, Fresno Convention Center, Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park. One patron noted, "Location is perfect to reach any destination in Fresno".
Some reviewers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, well equipped and spacious, with comfortable beds. Some guests were disappointed with their lodgings, however (see below).
The hotel's rates were enjoyed by some travellers, who described them as cheap, very good and reasonable.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms.
Although some guests were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, some lodgers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported worn carpets and bathrooms, dated decor, poor Wi-Fi signals and TV reception and some cleaning issues. Train noise was also reported by a few travellers.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3 out of 5 with a 67% recommendation rate from 140 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #51 of 66 Fresno hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 42 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.7 out of 10 from 28 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 8, 2014 to verify some information.