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“Too many annoying little problems.”

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Charter Inn & Suites
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Tulare
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This hotel was basically OK and for $74 on Priceline, we probably got our money's worth. The room was spacious, nicely decorated, and very clean. The free WiFi was fast and reliable and no password was needed to access it. The bathroom was quite large and everything worked perfectly. The hot and cold included breakfast was in a very nice area at the back of the large lobby.
However, a lot of little problems spoiled our visit:
1) The bottom sheet on the bed had a hole in it and had lost its elasticity. It bunched up as soon as we got in.
2) The bathroom door hinges closed with a loud squawk. We contacted the front desk and the clerk brought up an oil can which solved the problem in 3 seconds.
3) The TV was set for analog (ie. poor quality reception) programming. There were no instructions on how to change it to HD programming.
4) Our room key cards did not open the door. We had to go back to the front desk to get new ones.
5) We asked for a quiet room but were given #200 which is at the front of the hotel. The street noise kept us awake for 3 hours.
6) The light bulb in the ceiling fixture was burned out.
It seems that the hotel's room cleaners have not been trained to identify problems and report them to the maintenance department. Guests should not have to do that.
We might give this hotel another try in the future but could probably find another one that was more particular about getting the little things right.

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Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The hotel was our spot to go see Sequoia National Park. The staff was friendly, nice breakfast, and the pool was comfortably warm. Very comfortable king size bed. Clean everywhere and roomy common area.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Phil R
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jennifer v, Manager at Charter Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We booked this hotel at last minute through travelocity for a family of five. The room was spacious, they gave us a rollaway bed, not on the first night of stay due to unavailabilty but second day. We needed towels and extra toiletries which they readily and happily provided. The breakfast was free every morning, a nice feature before we hit the road.
didnt check out the pool and stuff though.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Shikha G
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This place is not far from where we live. But we made a stop here just to cut some time off a long day of driving. We were familiar with the hotel having stayed here once before last year. The place is nice and easy to get to. Parking is easy and there are plenty of places to shop and eat nearby. The room was not dirty by any means but looks to be due for a deep cleaning. (Scrub the base boards, clean the light switches. That type of thing) But as for general house keeping it was spot on! The place is starting to show its age just a bit but I would still throw the "nice" moniker on it. This was our second stay here as a family and I would do it again.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
Thank Josh A
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

The rooms are quite spacious and include a refrigerator, microwave and small sink in the room as well as a desk/table. The bathroom was also spacious. The room looks clean. The breakfast included scrambled eggs, ham slices, biscuits, bagels, fruit (whole and fruit salad) and 2 waffle makers; the lady running the breakfast was very nice. For $72/night, this is an excellent value. The hotel is across the parking lot from the outlet mall.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Charter Inn coming from LA to visit the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.
The room was fairly big and very clean with all amenities you need. The AC was quite effective and seamlessly changed from cooling to heating according to our needs. You shouldn't crank it up too high though, it will start to smell funnily.
I loved the breakfast. I am a huge fan of the waffle machine. But there were also lots of delicious things apart from that.

The hotel is just next to the Tulare Outlet Center. That one hosts the usual suspects of outlet stores but also hosts a cinema which I found quite cool. Just bear in mind that the place is pretty dead after 9pm when most of the restaurants close.
Apart from the outlet there are a few grocery stores nearby.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Pascal O
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

I travel on business often. Hotel was very clean and excellent staff. For breakfast at 99% of hotels you get some sort of egg-looking dried out stuff and some square potatoe-like substance. Here, they had home-made tortillas, eggs that were eggs, and some pulled pork that was excellent. Coffee was good and strong too!

Best hotel breakfast i have had in a long, long while.

Room Tip: King room was very nice and roomy.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Tom O
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Additional Information about Charter Inn & Suites

Address: 1016 E Prosperity Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-2354
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Region: United States > California > Tulare
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Tulare
Price Range: $88 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Charter Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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