5 star hotels in Madera, CA

1. Garden Inn and Suites (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set among casual restaurants off Highway 99, this low-key Spanish Colonial-style hotel is a 2-minute walk from Forestiere Underground Gardens.Straightforward rooms have free Wi-Fi and HDTVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers; some feature whirlpool tubs. Suites add separate living areas and wet bars.Complimentary perks consist of parking, and a continental breakfast buffet that includes produce grown on-site. There’s also a courtyard garden with an outdoor pool and a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms
  • 4 min walk to Forestiere Underground Gardens
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 12 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

jay martinez

I was skeptical about coming here since it isn’t a big chain and I didn’t know what to expect But now this is my go to place The couple that manages the place are friendly

Well the woman is very nice The male never smiles and is very dry and a bit of a dud but none the less I feel taken care of if I need something The suite is awesome and roomy, we book one every stay There are really nice gardens all throughout the place and citrus tree everywhere We feel safe here and enjoy the quaintness I have no complaints

Nick Zebroff

We stayed here last night after a 14hr drive for AZ When we walked in the room at 2am, the smell was almost too much to bare The carpets were absolutely disgusting

Stained with blood and what appears to be fecal matter The grounds are nice but I would not walk barefoot in the room The carpet doesn’t look like it’s been cleaned in 2 years The lock on the door does not work The second bedroom has blood stains on the wall After explaining our concern to the owner, her response was that wished I called instead of telling her in person I assume so the individuals eating wouldn’t hear it At the end of the day DO NOT STAY HERE, if you care about your health

Dustin Webster

The Garden Inn and Suites was such a great hotel, and I would stay there again without any hesitation The couple who seem to run it are extremely nice and attentive, and check-in/out was very easy The grounds are nice, and extremely well kept, this included the pool, which was spotless

It’s so nice to see all of the fruit trees and beautiful plants, and many if not all of the rooms have a small private patio where you can sit outside and enjoy the garden The room we were in was huge, and extremely clean The beds and linens were quality, and we were very comfortable The rooms definitely could use a but of an update/sprucing up, but again, the whole room and the bathroom were spotless They offer a breakfast in the mornings that is very good It includes all the typical stuff, including sausage/bacon, waffles which they will make you to order, and loads of fruit which is grown right at the hotelI wasn’t sure about this place when booking, because the website is dated and the photos were not the best, but I think this is because it’s just a small, mom and pop operation I’m very glad we booked the Garden Inn, and if we are ever back in Fresno I would stay here again without hesitation

2. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fresno Northwest-Herndon, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary lodging off the Golden State Highway is a 14-minute drive from downtown Fresno and the corporate offices of Pacific Gas & Electric.Straightforward rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges, microwaves and premium cable channels. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult, plus there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Suites add separate living spaces with pull-out sofas and kitchenettes.The facility also offers a free breakfast bar and an outdoor pool, plus a fitness center, a business center and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have microwaves
  • 8 min drive to Forestiere Underground Gardens
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Dante Gagliardi

Check in was simple, and can even be done ahead of time online Rooms were clean, and despite having several events booking rooms the same weekend, the hotel was quietHowever, stick to the pancakes and packaged breakfast options

The shuttle service for events was also not particularly reliable Some guests almost missed the start of our event, and the last return shuttle at the end of the night was 15 minutes early, so people had to rush outThere is also no bar service on the weekendsOverall, the rooms are nice, but the other amenities leave something to be desired I did not have a chance to use the pool, but the pool area was gated and appeared well kept

Irene Rodriguez

We loved our stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites It is close to a small mall that has restaurants and stores to shop in There are gas stations nearby

Easy access to highway 99 The hotel offers breakfast in the mornings and Happy Hour in the evening The staff was pleasant and very helpful If you’re a Starbucks fan, there’s one directly across the parking lot I highly recommend this place if you’re in the area

Stephanie Doe

I try to stay at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Staff very friendly, hotel and rooms always clean Comfortable beds and very comfortable pillows

Free breakfast and the rates are very reasonable, If you haven’t stayed at one, I recommend highly and I definitely would come back Oh, all location’s I’ve been to have nice outdoor pools as well

3. Hampton Inn & Suites Madera (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 3254 Airport Dr, Madera, CA 93637
  • Phone: (559) 661-0910
  • Ratings: 4.4 (528 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hampton Inn & Suites Madera
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Straightforward, modern hotel offering a seasonal outdoor pool, plus free WiFi & breakfast.

About this hotel

This straightforward, modern hotel off Highway 99 is a 4-minute drive from Madera Fairgrounds, and 1.2 miles from Madera Municipal Golf Course.All rooms include free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs, Nintendos and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas, wet bars, minifridges and microwaves; some have whirlpool tubs.Hot breakfast or weekday, take-out breakfast bags are free. There’s also a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool, as well as free parking and coin-operated laundry machines. Additional amenities include a meeting room and a 24/7 business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 7 min drive to Madera County Historical Society
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

P Handy

Great and isolated New Rooms are super clean

I enjoyed my stay here for 4 days Was supposed to stay 2 Stayed 2 more Pool was great Breakfast was amazing and had hot food Plenty No reheated things All fresh Thanks Hampton Hilton for another great stay Plenty of parking In Front or in the Back Easy access to shopping nearby am/pm gas station a few feet from the door Freeway 1 minute away But the hotel is quiet Serenity was held here

Todd Line

The rooms were nice but the upstairs neighbors were crazy loudI would have given this 5 stars based on the breakfast because it was amazing for a hotel I just wish I’d have got the top floor that I originally chose in the app then was told when I got there that they only had 1st and 2nd floor

Larry Robinson

I had no prior experience or knowledge of this property I was travelling by myself to attend a funeral I was welcomed to the property in a courteous and professional manner, the room was clean and well maintained and I experienced no problems

It is located close to Hwy 99 but far enough off so there was no noise There are gas stations nearby and it is close to Madera for food Very convenient

4. Holiday Inn Express Madera-Yosemite Park Area, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 14-minute walk from the Madera District Fairgrounds, this standard hotel is also a 26.7-mile drive from Fresno.The unfussy rooms feature desks and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, plus coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas, plus kitchenettes and Jacuzzis tubs (in some rooms).Amenities include a free breakfast bar, outdoor pool and fitness center, as well as free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests liked the beds
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Shannen Stenerson

Very nice hotel for a Holiday Inn express Room was clean and smelled good Hotel has a beautiful lobby and office space

Breakfast was available, at opening the orange juice was empty, apple juice ran out and they at less than one bowl of oatmeal The person whom was making breakfast set up said they were out of everything, but looked as if he was just running late Check in was a littleslow but I think the young lady was new and being trained I would recommend staying here if in town Madera does not have many nice hotels but this one was an exception ( now if they could just get the Breakfast worked out)

Charles Carrillo

The rooms are clean and generally well kept However there has been an issue with the hot water for more than a week Before booking guests should call and verify the hot water issue has been resolved

Management has stated they are working on it, but no firm ETA on resolution is communicated, only statements of “a contractor is working on it” 8/16/2022

wolf babe

So first off I’d like to give a shout out to the front desk gentlemen named Bill he went above and beyond for us and I’m so thankful, because of him we were able to get a room when no one else would work with us he saved us from having to sleep in our car with our infant and I’m deeply grateful to him the stay was excellent except I missed breakfast so I don’t know about that it smelled good lol im so happy he was able to work around the fact that all we had was chime he still was able to make it happen for us with my mother in laws information and he deserves a raise or whatever u guys do lol

the room was good did look like housekeeping missed a few things but other then that the overall stay was great 10/10 would recommend

5. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Madera (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off Route 99, this relaxed hotel is 4 miles from Quady Winery and 41 miles from the Sierra National Forest.Streamlined rooms with colorful accents provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and microwaves, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add separate seating areas. Children age 17 and under stay with a parent for no charge.Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool with sunloungers, a fitness center, and meeting and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators
  • 9 min walk to Madera County Historical Society
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

ScorpionKnight

Excellent place Staff and rooms were awesome The little bar in lobby has great service and a nice little place to sit and get out of the room

The only thing that keeps this from 5 stars is the Pool It is an excellent pool and very cleanhowever, they add straight hose water in the morning making the pool very cold in the morning Perhaps they could do that at night after the hot daythen is has a chance to equalize for the morning swimmers

Mrs. Medina

This is a very nice looking hotel There’s plenty of space and our bathroom was huge It looks like they had a bar downstairs, plenty of lounging area, a pool, printing station, laundry, vending machine, ice machine and a gym

There’s free breakfast with nice choices They had fruit, yogurt, bread, muffins, waffle maker, bacon, eggs, coffee, tea, juices, milk, cereal and maybe more that I’m forgetting The only issue I had at all was that the bathroom door was very large and mostly glass Even though it was a rippled glass you could still see the general shape and colors of people while they’re undressing, dressing or even using the toilet lol I didn’t want my older kids seeing me through the glass

DArcy Demianoff-Thompson

Absolutely loved this facility I am mobility challenged The bathroom was, hands down, the best one ever

The personnel are kind, helpful, and resourceful I had my dog with me and the personnel were loving and adorning towards her It made life so much easier I didn’t feel like I had to worry about anything during my stay And the breakfast options were super I wish I could have written down names to recognize the personnel’s accomplishments Suffice it to say- I had a great experience

6. Hampton Inn & Suites Fresno-Northwest (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel is 1.3 miles from Riverside Golf Course and 3 miles from both the Forestiere Underground Garden and Island Water Park.The relaxed rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed), flat-screen TVs with HD channels, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add sofabeds.Free hot breakfast or weekday breakfast bags to go are offered, as well as an exercise room and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24/7 business center and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have microwaves
  • The rooms have coffee makers and TVs
  • 7 min drive to Forestiere Underground Gardens
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Al Kach

Phenomenal place to stay over for personal or business Clean place, well kept, organized and staffed with friendly people Breakfast is open to self serve or ready to go sacks for early risers

Love the open area for family gatherings to socialize and eat lunch or dinners Very Accommodating Highly Recommended Follow signs to get into off main drag as some construction surrounding the property

Mai Woo

We stayed 2 nights here July 4th weekend The service staff were friendly Room was a little older and not as large for a double, but otherwise clean and worked for us

Close to freeway, Target/fast food, water park With that said, I wouldn’t stay here again Someone tried to steal our car’s catalytic converter while parked overnight (near entrance) our second night Loud, smelly drive home for mechanic to show us the cut lines! Not hotel’s fault but not even a courtesy return call for our inquiries if security cameras?

Shannen Stenerson

Stayed on the third floor and ALL night long I felt like I kept hearing a sliding door open close

ALL NIGHT LONG open close open close When I checked out I asked the front desk if any of the rooms had a sliding door When she asked me what room I was in I told her, and then she said oh it’s these doors ( the front doors to the hotel) there are two sliders and my room was over the doors It was miserable nights sleep In addition the whole floor when you exited the elevator had a strong smell of urine Will bot be staying here again I love Hampton but this was not a great stay

7. Arena RV Park

About this hotel

203 S Chowchilla Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610(559) 598-9696

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Chowchilla Sports and Leisure Park
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Ron Hall

The management are wonderful Very accommodating The park has well established trees and landscaping

Other reviews mention train noise I stayed 8 nights and the trains were not a problem The laundry room, bathrooms and showers are older but very adequate This is my first experience with this park and is a keeper Stayed at other parks in the area and this park is much more budget friendly This park will be my go to park in the future when staying in the area I had a water and electric only It was not a problem using the multiple dump stations during my stay

8. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Madera (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward all-suite hotel off Highway 99 is 7 miles from Madera Municipal Golf Course and 19 miles from the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.The bright suites have free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. All offer living areas with pull-out sofas, wet bars and coffeemakers, as well as minifridges and microwaves.There’s complimentary parking and hot breakfast, plus a 24-hour convenience store, an outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room. Other amenities include a business center, a meeting room and laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Salma

Lovely clean room, location is close to the freeway and train tracks so it can be a little noisy for light sleepers Really nice staff and also offers breakfast My main issue is that I was looking for a hotel with a heated pool

I called them around 11:30am and verified with a guy over the phone I then booked my room a couple of minutes later for 2 nights When I arrived and got settled in, I went down to the pool and was told it wasn’t heated This hotel was a little more expensive than another one I usually stay at but I didn’t mind because of the pool so I was really upset I ended up checking out early Other than that, I did have a good nights sleep

Laura Richter

The sheets were so soft The room was enormous Very quiet

Slept very wellHad to get off the freeway, cut thru town and get back on the freeway in the opposite direction to get to the required exit So that was weird but it was immediately visible from the freeway which was excellent and reassuring after the oddball directions to get there

9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla – Yosemite Park Area, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Route 99, this contemporary hotel is a 5-minute drive from the Chowchilla Municipal Airport and a 10-minute drive from the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County.The modern rooms and suites come with work desks and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. There’s also free WiFi, plus kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.Amenities include a free breakfast bar, an outdoor pool and a fitness center, as well as free parking and guest laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • 6 min drive to Chowchilla Sports and Leisure Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Onofre Navarrete

Excellent place to stay, very clean inside and out (as it should be) beds very comfortable, no unpleasant smells, actually room smelled nice, parking lot with enough space to park our truck, pool was clean and nice, ( not to mention people leaves trash because some individuals are not polite to pick it up) but it was nice to swim around 😀, the bathroom in the room was in excellent condition, with big bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash to take a shower, I’ll keep staying in this hotel in the future for sure I RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO EVERYONE ENJOY YOUR STAY

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Melissa McCann

I booked two nights here for $450 because Holiday Inn is usually pretty nice and the options in Chowchilla aren’t great I pulled out the hide a bed and there were bugs and crumbs I didn’t even pull it all the way out and could clearly see they were bed bugs

I understand things like this happen so I packed up all our stuff and let the front desk know(politely) We were in the room maybe an hour The girl at the desk was nice and said she would let her manager know and kept apologizing I called today and spoke with the manager,Kayla, who told me she personally checked the room and there were no bedbugs and my pictures were too blurry They will not refund me Not even one night She said there is nobody above her except corporate and they won’t speak to customers I am so upset and disappointed in the lack of customer service I’m not seeking a freebie I wasn’t even offered a different room My kids and I literally slept on the floor of our empty house because I didn’t want to get bedbugs in our stuff I understand that they don’t care about me or my business but as a single mom $450 is a lot of money in these times I will be contacting corporate, BBB, and the health department as well If you do decide to stay here make sure you video tape everything because my pictures weren’t good enough

Kevin Cumiskey

Check in was fantastic Front desk made the stay great Would of been more stars if not for some setbacks

Bathroom door was shut when we arrived in room-upon opening-smell of death 💀💀 came out Rotten pipes possibly Could hear water leak inside walls when other shower was running Damage to bathroom was extensive No water pressure And to boot random bugs would appear in the bathroom Room otherwise was clean Rate was a little out of whack for area but it was Easter weekend

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