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The Hotel San Joaquin, Fresno

Updated on July 9, 2018
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The Hotel San Joaquin is in North Central Fresno

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The Rates

The rates will vary depending upon on how you book your room. I personally recommend going through one of the online sites to reserve your space in advance. You may save money that way.

The Hotel San Joaquin is one of Fresno's hidden gems
The Hotel San Joaquin is one of Fresno's hidden gems

You probably wouldn't know it was there unless you knew it was there. Driving along one of the city's major East/West corridors, the Hotel San Joaquin is hidden behind tall trees. When you catch a brief glimpses of the trellised arbors, decorative stones and oriental fountains, you might believe it to be a botanical boutique.

Fresno is often referred to as the Gateway to Yosemite and is conveniently located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This geographic fact makes it a convenient locale for any travelers wearing from the occupied highways. Right off the 41 and not too far from Highway 99, the hotel is easy to reach, but removed from the noise of busy traffic.

The Hotel San Joaquin is a quiet and relaxing getaway

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Tall trees embrace the groundsThe balconies permit nice views of quiet neighborhoodsDecorative flora surround the grounds
Tall trees embrace the grounds
Tall trees embrace the grounds
The balconies permit nice views of quiet neighborhoods
The balconies permit nice views of quiet neighborhoods
Decorative flora surround the grounds
Decorative flora surround the grounds

The Rooms

The rooms are spacious and clean; the beds comfortable and the views soothing. Colorful carpet and fine furniture grace the rooms. The suites feel like well established cottages; a vacation from a weekend getaway.

The one bedrooms are spit into a living area and sleeping quarters. The balconies afford you fresh air and a bit of privacy. If you are here on business, you can set up at the large, ergonomic desk. You'll certainly agree that this is the perfect atmosphere keep you focused or to engage in leisure.

You can tell from the photos - my belongings are scattered about - that these are authentic and taken by me.

The suites are spacious and comfortable

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The suites have living room areas......separate from the bedroomsThe beds are large and cozy
The suites have living room areas...
The suites have living room areas...
...separate from the bedrooms
...separate from the bedrooms
The beds are large and cozy
The beds are large and cozy

The Territory

A short stroll along the grounds provide you with nice views of gardens and well groomed shrubbery. There are pristine fountains with wooden benches where you can relax and imagine yourself in a Grecian paradise. Arbors with oriental decor and avant garde statues that please the senses and create a sense of timelessness.

You can imagine yourself in another world for a few moments. Have a seat on the outdoor furniture. Converse with other guests, study or read, imagine yourself in a time before this moment. Elegant stones, relaxing waters, fragrant flowers. The palatial ambiance will cater to your primitive instincts and rekindle your sacred spirits.

The grounds and walkways are spectacular scenery

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The walkways are guided by magnificent gardensStone fountains are artisticThe grounds are shrouded with delicate garlandsArtistic delights greet you all around
The walkways are guided by magnificent gardens
The walkways are guided by magnificent gardens
Stone fountains are artistic
Stone fountains are artistic
The grounds are shrouded with delicate garlands
The grounds are shrouded with delicate garlands
Artistic delights greet you all around
Artistic delights greet you all around

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Rooms with Views

One of the other aspects of this place is that it affords you pleasant views. Whether you are looking out into the interior of the hotel and the spacious grounds or looking out to the surrounding community from your balcony, the sights and sounds are definitely pleasing.


Some views

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the hotel is larger than its deceptive appearance from the ousideThe swimming pool is inviting during the summer monthsTrees and gardens surround pristine watersDelightfully fresh air
the hotel is larger than its deceptive appearance from the ouside
the hotel is larger than its deceptive appearance from the ouside
The swimming pool is inviting during the summer months
The swimming pool is inviting during the summer months
Trees and gardens surround pristine waters
Trees and gardens surround pristine waters
Delightfully fresh air
Delightfully fresh air

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Some other amenities

One of the amusing things about your stay at the Hotel San Joaquin will be that there is a snack tray provided. At first I thought this was complimentary, but then you have to keep in mind that nothing in life is free.

You are charged a $100 incidental fee - which is actually more than I paid for a night's stay here - which covers any expenses. Of course, I did not take advantage of the in room convenience store, even though the items for sale were reasonably priced.

The rooms also have a refrigerator stocked with waters and sodas and a microwave tucked way in a wooden cabinet.

Your stay here will be pleasant to say the least. And if you happen to be hungry or thirsty, you don't even have to leave your room.

You are provided for

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Behind these doors are a refrigerator and microwaveSnacks are available in room for a fee
Behind these doors are a refrigerator and microwave
Behind these doors are a refrigerator and microwave
Snacks are available in room for a fee
Snacks are available in room for a fee

A Lot to See Nearby

There are quite a few attractions in the Fresno area.


Fresno Zoo/Roeding Park: You may be interested in seeing the Fresno Zoo and Roeding Park. This is a great family getaway spot. If you have kids, they will enjoy the Kiddie Land Park. You can spend the day walking around and enjoy the man made lake or barbecue at one of of the provided grills.

Fashion Fair: One of the malls in Fresno with excellent shopping, fine dining or a place to relax and unwind. You literally are down the street from this center. Take a right when you leave the main hotel entrance/exit on Shaw Avenue. Drive over the 41 and the Mall will be on your right.

Forestiere Underground Gardens: You will be right down the avenue from this famous location visited by people from every country on the globe. The Forestiere Underground Gardens is an underground home, dug by hand by one man.

Yosemite National Park: Just up the road on the 41, about an hour, you can visit this preserve. Wind down, take a hike and enjoy the beauty of nature.

You are within an hour of paradise

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You can see wildlife at the Fresno ZooThe Underground Gardens are an architectural delightFashion Fair has shopping and foodYosemite's beauty is unsurpassed
You can see wildlife at the Fresno Zoo
You can see wildlife at the Fresno Zoo
The Underground Gardens are an architectural delight
The Underground Gardens are an architectural delight
Fashion Fair has shopping and food
Fashion Fair has shopping and food
Yosemite's beauty is unsurpassed
Yosemite's beauty is unsurpassed

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© 2018 Finnegan Williams

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    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Finnegan Williams 

      13 months ago from Cheyenne

      well if you do go there, this hotel is a nice option for the reasons mentioned. There isn't as much to do as Los Angeles but there are some nice things there

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      Maurice Glaude 

      13 months ago from Mobile, AL

      I've never been to Fresno.

    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Finnegan Williams 

      13 months ago from Cheyenne

      yes it isn't bad. If you're ever in fresno, you may wish to stay there. But book online

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      Frances Metcalfe 

      13 months ago

      It looks like a very comfortable place to stay in a peaceful setting.

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