Need a place to rest?

Goodman House, see listing.

Goodman House, see listing.

Photo By Tom Angel

Visitors may have found a dream come true as they enjoy Chico, adventure in Upper Park and stroll downtown. But come nightfall their feet are sore and they need a rest. Fortunately, the accommodations are befitting the image of Chico. There are affordable motels, chains and quaint bed-and-breakfast inns tucked away in old houses. 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 visitors 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 and Halloween. Graduation weekend is legendary here, and if parents don’t book early, they’ll find themselves crashing on their kid’s couch or a town that’s half an hour or more away.

Hotels and Motels

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 www.heritageinn-express.com

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.

Best Western Heritage Inn
25 Heritage Lane. 894-8600

Holiday Inn
685 Manzanita Court. 345-2491 www.holidayinn.com

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.

WELCOME MAT <br>The Matador Motel has been a Chico resting spot for decades.

Photo By Tom Angel

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

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

Goodman House
1362 The Esplanade. 566-0256.

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

Johnson’s Country Inn
3935 Morehead Ave. 345-7829 www.chico.com/johnsonsinn

L’Abri Bed and Breakfast
14350 Hwy 99E. 893-0824 http://Now2000.com/labri

Music Express Inn
1091 El Monte. 891-9833 www.now2000.com/musicexpress

Rain Tree Cottage
22 Rain Tree Lane off Keefer Road. A one-bedroom cottage with a kitchen. 879-0858.