Two hotels would go up next to Highway 65 in Roseville under a new plan going before the city’s Planning Commission Thursday.
The plan calls for a 104-room Residence Inn and a 107-room Home2 Suites along Washington Boulevard, south of Blue Oaks Boulevard and west of Highway 65.
A previous plan called instead for thousands of square feet of office and retail space, as well as only one hotel. The land is part of 59 acres purchased in 2013 by Bayside Church.
The site is next to the popular Topgolf entertainment and driving range complex, which opened this summer. The two hotels would be developed by Tharaldson Hospitality, a national company that has developed seven hotels in Roseville.
Joe Blagg, a development manager for Tharaldson Hospitality, said the company’s existing Roseville hotels are doing well and there’s a market for new rooms for corporate and business travelers.
“There’s some pretty promising growth happening” in Roseville, Blagg said.
Topgolf is expected to thrive and “that whole development is going to be a pretty dynamic one,” he said.
Roseville Economic Development Director Chris Robles said there’s a lot of interest in hotel development in the Placer County city. Office space currently under construction will boost the business and corporate travel in the area, he said, and current hotel vacancy rates are low.
Robles said rooms are often filled by youth sports teams and amateur adult sport leagues on the weekends. Development studies have shown that the city could absorb hundreds of new hotel rooms in the next five years, he said.
Bayside Church purchased the land along the Roseville/Rocklin border in 2013 to build a new facility to accommodate a growing number of worshippers. The church said it would use about half the site’s acreage for a new worship site.
The Planning Commission approved 130,000 square feet of community assembly use, including 45 classrooms, in February 2015. The rest of the site is approved for restaurant use, office use or retail.
Both hotels are extended-stay, though Blagg said some short-term travelers use them as well. Home2 Suites is a Hilton Hotel line composed of extended-stay suites with amenities such as an outdoor pool, patio and seating area, a business center and a breakfast gathering and eating area.
Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel is also an extended-stay hotel with similar amenities. Both hotels would be four stories tall.