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TAKE A REST The Grateful Bed, one of several fine bed-and-breakfast inns in Chico, is located on Arcadian Avenue.

TAKE A REST The Grateful Bed, one of several fine bed-and-breakfast inns in Chico, is located on Arcadian Avenue.

Photo By Tom Angel

Chico will keep you busy well into the evening with plenty to see and do. But at some point you need to take a rest and refresh yourself for the next day’s fun. Travelers here for business, pleasure or both will find plenty of accommodations to their liking. From affordable motels to quaint bed-and-breakfast inns, Chico has a room for you. The hospitality is a bonus.Most of the motels are located close to Highway 99, while some B&Bs are tucked away a bit. If you plan on staying a while and have a particular place in mind, reservations are suggested, especially during the busiest weekends, such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, Halloween and other notoriously “Chico holidays.” Graduation weekend is legendary here, and if you don’t book early, you’ll find yourself crashing on your kid’s couch or in a town half an hour away or more.

Hotels and Motels Downtown

There are five locations in the downtown area, all within easy walking distance of the university and shopping/dining/nightlife.

Vagabond Inn
630 Main St. 895-1323 www.vagabondinn.com

Thunderbird Lodge
715 Main St. 343-7911

Days Inn
740 Broadway. 343-3286 www.daysinn.com

Heritage Inn Express
725 Broadway. 343-4527

Budget Inn of Chico
1717 Park Ave. 342-9472 www.budgetinnofchico.com

North Valley Plaza

(Cohasset Avenue exit, off Hwy 99)
All of these accomodations are a stone’s throw from the Highway 99 overpass.

THE INN THING The Vagabond Inn is located near downtown Chico, and is a favorite of business travelers and other visitors.

Photo By Tom Angel

Best Western Heritage Inn
25 Heritage Lane. 894-8600

Holiday Inn
685 Manzanita Court. 345-2491

Motel 6
665 Manzanita Court. 345-5500

Super 8
655 Manzanita Court. 345-2533

The North Esplanade

Heading up the tree-lined Esplanade past Cohasset Road, a visitor will find a welcoming strip of motels all ready and willing to rent a room for the night. They are all within a couple of miles from the college and downtown.

Town House Motel
2231 The Esplanade. 343-1621

Matador Motel
1934 The Esplanade. 342-7543

Safari Motel
2352 The Esplanade. 343-3201

Deluxe Inn
2507 The Esplanade. 342-8386 www.deluxeinnchico.com

Rio Lindo Motel
2324 The Esplanade. 342-7555

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Super Chico Inn
2573 The Esplanade 566-1000 www.superchicoinn.com

South Chico

On the most commercial end of town, near the Chico Mall, the place to stay is…

Oxford Suites
2035 Business Lane, 899-9090

Bed and Breakfasts

If a more leisurely stay is what you’re after, Chico offers several outstanding bed-and-breakfast establishments. Rooms are limited; call ahead.

Camelot Inn
2785 Eskin Maidu Trail. 343-8413

Esplanade Bed and Breakfast
620 The Esplanade. 345-8084

Johnson’s Country Inn
3935 Morehead Ave. 345-7829

L’Abri Bed and Breakfast
1v4350 Hwy 99E. 893-0824 http://Now2000.com/labri

Music Express Inn
1091 El Monte. 891-9833

The Grateful Bed
1462 Arcadian Ave. 342-2464 www.chico.com/grateful