A fifth hotel breaking ground in the coming months will further cement Yosemite Avenue and Highway 99 as the front door to Manteca.
The city has issued a permit for a 78-room Tru by Hilton hotel with four stories at 180 Northwoods Avenue.
The hotel valued at $9 million is being built on a 1.16 acre lot immediately to the north of the 58-room Motel 6. To the immediate south of the Motel 6 is where the Chick-Fill-A is located. The parcel where the hotel is being built is currently used by drivers of semi-trucks for overnight parking.
The Tru by Hilton hotel will feature a game room, an exercise room, a laundry room, a business area, public restrooms, and an outside patio. It will have 79 parking stalls.
The 39,573-suare-foot structure will employ a modern architectural design with features unique to Tru by Hilton.
A 79-room Tru by Hilton recently opened in Lathrop on East Louise Avenue.
Not only does the vicinity of Yosemite and Highway 99 have the city’s highest concentration of hotels, but that also holds true for dining options and fueling stations.
There are 28 fast food, casual dining, restaurants and beverage places (coffee, juice drinks and such) in the area with a 29th opening soon in the form of Raising Canes.
The area also has four gas stations and a Tesla supercharger station.
The fact the interchange is on heavily traveled Highway 99 and East Highway 120 that doubles as East Highway 120 that connects with the Sierra and Yosemite National Park makes it a natural stop for tourists to stay the night or for those heading to and from the Bay Area to reach Sierra destinations to stop for food and fuel.
When Tru by Hilton is completed Manteca will have six hotels aimed at the traveling public with 526 rooms.
The others are:
*Holiday Inn Express & Suites that is on the continuation of Northwoods that turns into Commerce Avenue after it crosses East Yosemite Avenue.
*Motel 6 on Northwoods.
*Best Western Plus Executive Inn & Suites on East Yosemite at the Highway 99 interchange.
*America’s Best Value Inn on East Yosemite Avenue east of Highway 99.
*Hampton Inn & Suites at The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, Union Road and the 120 Bypass.
There is also another hotel approved in 2019 — the same year the Tru by Hilton site was given the green light — that has yet to secure building permits.’
It is the Staybridge Suites on the southeast corner of Daniels Street and Fishback Avenue near the 120 Bypass and Airport Way interchange. It is also four stories but will have 101 rooms. It is adjacent to a site where the city is pursuing a private sector partnership to build a multiple story “Class A” style office building near the Sizzler.
That doesn’t include the 500-room Great Wolf indoor waterpark resort scheduled to open June 15.
Travelers could stay at the hotel and tie it into an overall vacation trip, but it is likely many people will book a room at the destination resort simply to stay the night and not access the indoor waterpark.
Great Wolf is already in talks with the city about a 250-room expansion.
If that were to happen and Staybridge Suites were built, Manteca will have 1,327 hotel rooms.
That compares to Stockton — a city of 318,000 people — that visitstockton.org indicates has more than 2,000 hotel rooms.
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