June 22, 2004
The entry leads from the covered portico through automatic sliding doors and opens up into a large five-story atrium. In the atrium there is a restaurant, some seating areas, and glass elevators. The front desk is on the left. The check-in was simple and pleasant and we were quickly off to our room.
Rooms are either directly off the atrium, or in two wings that come directly off the atrium. We took the glass elevator (kids really enjoy these) to the fifth floor, and headed to our room in the North Wing. We open the door to our room and find the décor to be Business Class Contemporary with light woods and pastel colors. Room size is above industry standard, being wider than normal, and slightly deeper. This works well for a room with two queen beds and our portable crib.
We had a north-facing room that had a suburban Stockton view, and let in ample northern light (very calming). Furniture is on the edge of starting to date, but was very sturdy and no signs of wear. Bedding was very fresh and clean, and beds were typical three-star quality. Bathrooms were clean with a simple setup of the tub, toilet and sink in one room, and were stocked with ASiRA Bath Care Products.
Room amenities include coffeemakers, ironing boards, dual line telephones with voicemail, hairdryers, PPV movies, and video games. Dining options include the Atrium Restaurant, with standard hotel fare and room service. McLeod’s Lounge for winding down. There is a nice outdoor pool and whirlpool set in a courtyard between the North and South Buildings, just behind the elevators. Additionally, there is a fitness center.
In closing, the Radisson Hotel Stockton is a good place to stay, and is probably the best place to stay in town. Nothing to light your fire, but good, clean and functional accommodations and facilities. I do now, however, stay at the Doubletree in Modesto when needing a hotel when traveling through the Valley. Similar prices, and just simply better. See my review.
From journal Fisherman's Wharf Weekend Trip