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The San Joaquin Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1309 West Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
79 reviews
Clean and beautiful suite and private patio with beautiful foliage

I'm from Los Angeles and went to Fresno to celebrate my aunt's 94th birthday. See full review

  • Letty Jo R.
  • May 19, 2015
A Gem of a Bargain

This hotel has been around Fresno for many years. I used to live in Fresno, so never stayed there.... See full review

  • David M.
  • May 7, 2015
Eclectic charm, spacious quarters amid tranquil surroundings in Fresno
The San Joaquin Hotel offers generously sized rooms coupled with an array of amenities, including a fitness center, outdoor pool, adjacent cabana and lush courtyard and garden. The family-owned boutique hotel offers 24 deluxe suites with stylish interiors and 45 tastefully-decorated standard suites. On-site meeting and banquet facilities are available for business and other events. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily and guests enjoy the free Wi-Fi at the San Joaquin Hotel.

 

Highlights
  • Lush courtyard garden and pool
  • Fitness center
  • Concierge service
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Jacuzzi

 

Location
The San Joaquin Hotel is located just northwest of central Fresno in the Fig Garden Village district and is easily accessible from highways 41 and 99. Shopping, nightlife and restaurants are within a short drive of the San Joaquin Hotel as is the Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

 

Rooms
All 69 guest rooms at the San Joaquin Hotel feature separate sitting areas, outdoor accessibility and views of the swimming pool or garden. Deluxe suites offer a king bed while standard suites offer a queen. Rooms also include a desk, refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker and clock radio. Cable TV, wireless high-speed Internet access and local calls are complimentary. All guest rooms at the San Joaquin Hotel are non-smoking.

 

Features
Amenities at the San Joaquin Hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center, as well as laundry facilities and free parking. Guests also enjoy the hotel's free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Roll-away beds and cribs for infants are available, and pets are allowed (fees apply). Shops and eateries abound within a short drive from the San Joaquin Hotel.

 

Transportation
  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport (5.9 mi/9.5 km)
  • Fresno Area Express/FAX bus (across the street)

 

Attractions
  • Riverpark Shopping Center (3 mi/4.8km)
  • Fresno Art Museum (3.5 mi/5.6km)
  • Forestiere Underground Gardens (3.6 mi/5.9 km)
  • California State University Fresno (3.9 mi/6.3 km)

 

Business
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference/meeting rooms
  • Banquet facilities
  • Event catering
  • Photocopier and fax machine

 

Policies and fees
Roll-away beds are $10 USD per stay, cribs are $10 USD per stay and pets are $50 USD per stay.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The San Joaquin Hotel Rooms

Standard One Bedroom Suite
NEWLY RENOVATED standard suites include separate living room and bedroom with queen bed. Micro-kitchen with microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker with custom blended San Joaquin Coffee. These economy suites include basic furnishings and standard amenities.
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
Designer deluxe suites with separate living room and bedroom with King bed. These suites offer a stunning combination of fabric, color and texture. Each suite includes a micro-kitchen with microwave, mini fridge and coffee maker with custom blended San Joaquin coffee. Deluxe suites have a custom San Joaquin Eastern King bed, hard surface floors or custom carpet, two flat panel 32" tv's and granite countertops.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

36.8081 -119.8154
Area served
Central Valley
Nearby airports
Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT): Approximate driving time is 15 minutes, and distance is 7.5 miles.
Area description
The San Joaquin Hotel is located in the prestigious Fig Garden District. We are easily accessible from both Freeway 41 and Freeway 99. Simply take the Shaw Avenue exit from 41 and go west, or from 99, take the Shaw Avenue exit and go east. We are centrally located and a short drive from the Save Mart Center, Tower District, Riverpark, Fashion Fair mall, and various eateries and nightlife.

Nearby points of interest

  • Bulldog Stadium: 3.1 mi
  • Save Mart Center: 4.3 mi
  • Selland Arena: 5.5 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The San Joaquin Hotel, a family owned boutique hotel, located in the prestigious Fig Garden District, offers two distinctive meeting spaces. Whether you are planning a business meeting, regional conference, or corporate gathering, the San Joaquin Hotel will ensure that you receive the highest level of quality. Our Indoor/Outdoor Event space is the ideal setting for an intimate wedding, family gathering or Holiday party.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The San Joaquin Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
79 out of 79
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Letty Jo R.
Business
N/A
May 19, 2015

Clean and beautiful suite and private patio with beautiful foliage

I'm from Los Angeles and went to Fresno to celebrate my aunt's 94th birthday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
David M.
Business
N/A
May 7, 2015

A Gem of a Bargain

This hotel has been around Fresno for many years. I used to live in Fresno, so never stayed there. Now that I need to visit and find a place to stay, I decided to try what had always seemed an attractive location. I was so surprised! I expected nice, but I got stunning! This is easily the most highly-decorated suite I've seen in Fresno, gorgeous comfortable furniture in a very large floorplan. The bed was extremely comfortable, being a Temperpedic or something very similar. The best part is the central AC. Quiet and comfortable, no stupid wall unit making racket all night like even the best of the chain hotels. There was literally nothing to criticize about the room. The WiFi was adequate though slow and balky to connect. Could certainly be better signal and a stronger router (it claims to be a G router, which is pretty old.) My room had benefitted from the on-going refresh of the hotel, with new flat screen TVs (no big deal for me), new flooring, granite counters, fresh paint and new furniture. Be sure you get one of those. This hotel is an outstanding value, at less than half the cost per night of the local Hampton Inn. I will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
nickbear
Business
N/A
Dec 23, 2014

Extremely run-down

Room very cold. Carpets very dirty. Bed was like sleeping on a piece of cardboard. Both Tvs didn't work until you turned them on by hand. Channel selection limited. Coffee maker broken. Only two very small bath towels completely worn out. Totally unreal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Momma of twins
Business
Clovis, Ca
Dec 4, 2014

Weekend fun

Love this place, I'll never pay money at another motel. This is really worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Birthday weekend fun!

Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tater2002
Business
Fresno
Nov 25, 2014

Great value

Really nice hotel nice clean staff great customer survive tv's where old but oh well dident watch much tv. Under constrishion for upgrades

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Momma of twins
Business
Clovis, Ca
Nov 19, 2014

Our home for awhile..

Loved it. The Staff was so understanding to our situation. My family was very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HappyOregonMOM
Business
Portland, Oregon
Oct 22, 2014

Delightful

This hotel was just what I wanted. The courtyard was peaceful, beautiful, and relaxing. The rooms had separate "living room," and a spacious bathroom. The hotel was in the process of remodeling but it wasn't an issue. And the remodeling was only to update out of style 1980's decor. Not because there was any thing wrong with it. The staff was helpful and friendly. Breakfast had something for everyone. Everything was clean. And there was plenty of hot water and a high quality shower head. I would defiantly like to stay there again and would recommend it to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Lots of options

Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
K1957
Business
Santa Rosa, Ca
Oct 2, 2014

Great place to stay!

Had a great time. Clean room, nice gardens and pool area. Breakfast needs help-needs protein on the menu. The towels are paper thin. Customer service was great! My dog had a great time too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LLAL
Business
Fresno
Sep 2, 2014

Nice Getaway

The hotel is a breath of fresh air compared to your usual places. I also enjoyed the space in the rooms it was comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The San Joaquin Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Careful Candis
Business
San Juan Capistrano
Jul 30, 2014

don' t stay here!

First noticed a big black smear across the TV screen in the lobby...ugh...then in my room I couldn' t see since 3 light bulbs were missing or out..then noticed centipedes and their nests all over the bathtub...Took photos and showed the desk clerk on check out. She gasped! Then when taking a shower , the shower had a continuous high pitched squeal...and more than anything I was really looking forward to a good night's rest...and it was without a doubt the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in....and I often frequent Morel 6, Super 8 and Comfort Inn....they were more if a hotel than the San Juaquin....I called today to speak with the general manager and her 3 hour " meeting" I guess is more important than customer relations. The desk clerk on Sunday morning was appalled , wrote everything down and told me she would pass it on on Monday to the GM...never heard from them yet. A horrible run down abs shabby less than a motel hotel!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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