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Wills Fargo Motel

72252 Baker Blvd, Box 130, Baker, CA 92309
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Costa Mesa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at 1:00 AM with my 14 year old son after leaving Ketchum ID at 10:30 AM, Wednesday August 12th/13th 2015. I took my kid on a tour of downtown Las Vegas on the way just for kicks. We also stopped at the Moapa Piute Travel center before LV and lit off some fireworks, another interesting experience. Back to... More 

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Lafayette, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As this is the only hotel/motel in Baker (in between Las Vegas, Primm and Barstow) you are a captured overnight guest. Anyone staying here is because 1) their car broke down or 2) exhausted and forced to stop. With that said anyone staying here is forced to pay whatever the rate is at that time: at this time it is... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The managers, a young couple are adamant about keeping the place clean and cool. My car broke down and I needed a place to stay. This was the only place open and although it is a bit of a worn place, they keep it clean, cool (it reached 117 outside/ 70 inside!) and above all 'critter free'. They walls were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The Wills Fargo employees I interacted with, seemed like nice enough folks. It's run by a poor immigrant family, just struggling to make a living. Perhaps a bit over their head running a very busy roadside motel- in the heart of the Mojave Desert. If you open the sliding glass bathroom window- you can see accross a patch of wasteland;... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

I hadn't planned on stopping in Baker, but do to a wrong turn and night approaching I gave it a try. There is no choice, it is the only accommodation in Baker and don't they know it. Rooms are rundown, heating is crappy, furnishings old, some light fixtures didn't have shades. Signs said hot water takes time, be patient. I... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We asked for a room in the back and we got it! Nice and quiet. It is just across the street from the world's largest thermometer and Bun Boy (both out of commission). We got a good night's sleep there after a long, hot drive.

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Lima Region, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We booked in to Wills Fargo with some trepidation given the broken down state of the place, but there was other option in Baker so we summoned our courage and took the plunge. What a gem of a place. Comfortable bed, quiet, plenty of hot water, good AC, safe, cheap and friendly staff. sure the furniture and decor was pretty... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stopped at the Wills Fargo on our way back from a Route 66 road trip on the way to Vegas. It was a very average motel, aside from the pink bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the shower was nice. I'm 5'2" and could only see my forehead in the bathroom mirror, but that wasn't a big deal. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My car broke between Barsow and Baker. Tow truck guy took me there. Bathroom window had no screen or lock. Scary concidering it faces the desert so anything could crawl thru. Cockroaches in shower and even woke up with some in my bed. I was so glad to get out of there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

What do you need on a stop over between California and Vegas? Baker's a dusty town who's claim to fame (world's largest thermometer) is on recession hiatus until some big boy thinker decides to buy up Baker's strip to shortcut the Vegas tourist trade. Until then all we needed, we got at the Wills Fargo. Very nice, modest, un-uniformed, helpful... More 

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