University Inn Chico
630 Main Street, Chico,  California,  95928

Hotel Overview of University Inn Chico

University Inn Chico Hotel

Welcome to our hotel near Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

University Inn offers accommodations in Chico.

Situated in Chico, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Yo-Yo Museum and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park. California State University-Chico is 0.9 mi away.

This hotel features an outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free newspapers, and multilingual staff.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a TV with cable channels. Every room includes a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub or shower.

All 43 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests will also find free local calls and desks.


Bear Hole Bear Hole

Bear Hole is a part of Big Chico Creek in Upper Bidwell Park. It is used as a swimming hole, as the water is especially deep here in the late spring and summer. Diving off of the high rocks is a popular activity at Bear Hole, but swimmers should be aware that this is incredibly dangerous and can lead to serious injuries that could be deadly. Additionally, the water currents can move quickly through the area, so swimmers should be careful to not get caught in faster moving waters that could trap you. The map above shows the location of the bear hole parking lot.

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

Bidwell Mansion, located at 525 Esplanade in Chico, California, was the home of General John Bidwell and Annie Bidwell from late 1868 until 1900, when Gen. Bidwell died. Annie continued to live there until her death in 1918. John Bidwell began construction of the mansion on his 26,000 acres) Rancho del Arroyo Chico in 1865, during his courtship of Annie Ellicott Kennedy. After their marriage in 1868, the three story, 26 room Victorian house became the social and cultural center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Now a museum and State Historic Park, it is California Historical Landmark #329 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion was a $60,000 project, and was finished in May 1868.

Chico Creek Nature Center Chico Creek Nature Center

The Chico Creek Nature Center’s commitment to Bidwell Park education began in the mid-seventies by a coalition of environmental and recreation groups that offered nature programs and wildlife rehabilitation services. Wildlife rehabilitation is no longer offered by the Nature Center but The Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum still serves as a second-chance home for rehabbed, non-releasable animals.

Humboldt Ave. Skate Park Humboldt Ave. Skate Park

Humboldt Avenue Skate Park offers a couple of bowls to skate in and a nice shaded area. This park is well maintained by CARD and has many rules to keep the park up, the community happy, and the skaters safe.Skateboarders have envisioned a ramp at the Park since the Park’s inception. Through the efforts of a number of volunteers spearheaded by Richard Barnick of Tsunami Surf and Sport, the first ramp was built in 2006. The current ramp, located just a short walk past the Park barn, is a large wooden half-pipe. The pipe is 22 feet wide, 40 feet long and 4 feet high, with an 8 foot transition. It is open to the public during the Park's open hours.

Hotel Facilities of University Inn Chico

Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Iron/ironing board, Phone, Coffee/tea maker, Air conditioning
Outdoor Pool
Food & Drink
Free complimentary Continental Breakfast
Free Self parking
Fax/Photocopying, 24-Hour Front Desk
Newspapers, Air Conditioning, Facilities for disabled guests

Hotel Policies of University Inn Chico

Check In
From 15:00 hours
Check Out
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation / Prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to Rate Program you select. The cancellation policies are mentioned in the rate program details.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome. Free! All children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 5 per person per night when using existing beds. All older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night for extra beds. The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1. Any type of extra bed is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management. Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards Accepted at this property
American Express, Visa, Euro/MasterCard, Discover
Language Spoken

Hotel Area Guide of University Inn Chico


  • Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
  • Bear Hole
  • Humboldt Ave. Skate Park
  • Chico Creek Nature Center
  • Bidwell Park
  • National Yo-Yo Museum
  • Gateway Science Museum
  • Stansbury Home
  • Chico Museum
  • Chico Children's Museum
  • Chico Air Museum
  • Janet Turner Print Museum
  • Upper Bidwell Park
  • Honey Run Covered Bridge
  • Five Mile Recreation Area

Convention Centers

  • Chico Event Center
  • Hearts Being Healed
  • Chico Art Center

Popular Areas

  • DeGarmo Park
  • Madison Bear Garden
  • Silverdollar Speedway

Shopping areas

  • Chico Certified Farmer's Market
  • Eighth & Main Antique Center
  • Orient and Flume
  • 1078 Gallery
  • Almond Orchard
  • Garden Walk

Stadiums or Arenas

  • University Soccer Stadium
  • University Stadium
  • Nettleton Stadium
  • Lakeside Pavilion


  • Chico Municipal Airport
  • Ranchaero Airport-Cl56

Hotel Area Map